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VMworld Europe 2017 – Day 1

11,000 people (the most ever), have descended upon Barcelona this week for the annual European VMware conference. This year sees the event brought forward from October to September, and only a week or so after their flagship Las Vegas Event.

Depending on your relationship with VMware, and for many, the Tuesday of VMworld is day 1. However if you are a partner it’s probably day 3, and if you are a TAM customer, day 2.

  • Partners can take part in onsite training on Sunday, to assist VSP and VTSP certifications, and on the Monday its Partner day, a keynote and dedicated sessions focused on enablement.
  • TAM Customers have their own dedicated sessions as well as a keynote as well. These are the customers closest to VMware for a variety of reasons.

The announcements

Ok, so lets summarise todays key announcements. VMware is now at the point where it is able to deliver the following;

  • Modernize Data Centers
  • Integrate Public Clouds
  • Empower the Digital Workspace
  • Transform Security

And these are the priorities in which they have been working towards in their strategy and product releases over the past few years.

  • VMware Cloud Provider Program – empowering partners to drive the innovation in technology, with customers finding it easier to deploy and utilize hybrid cloud environments.
    • VMware’s HCX technology to enable multi-cloud and multi-site application migration and portability – this is for the always on environments that have struggled to migrate in the past.

  • VMware vRealize Suite will be getting further updates, I expect more on Wednesday about this.
    • Tighter integration between the products of the vRealize stack, and VSAN.
    • Expect to see more workings with AWS and Azure now they have solutions running on them as well (VMC on AWS, Horizon on Azure).
  • VMware vSphere Integrated Containers 1.2 – the latest updates will push more robustness into the solution, and allow companies to scale further.
  • VMware Mobile Security Alliance Partners – under the digital workspace term, this is VMware’s big push and it wont stop soon. VMware is king of the DC, but they want a slice of whats outside the DC as well.
  • VMware vCloud NFV platform – there is now going to be a specific OpenStack for NFV.
    • Targeted at Communications Service Providers it will enable them to quickly and reliably deploy and upgrade OpenStack NFV environments—allowing them to accelerate service delivery, simplify management, increase agility and service security and readily develop new revenue streams.

 

You can now see the full day 1 announcements on the below YouTube link.

My sessions

I’ll be collating my sessions notes separately after the event.

Further information

Make sure you follow the hastags #vmworld and #vmworld2017 on twitter, to get an update from the community, its the best way to follow all the individual announcements and see what’s happening during session as well.

For other blogs etc around the web visit;

Accelerating Enterprise Transformation: a Perspective on VMworld 2017 Europe

https://blog.cloud.vmware.com/s/content/a1y6A000000eAvvQAE/introducing-vmwares-hcx-technology/

#VMworld Day 3 & 4 – Final Notes

So I didnt get a change to write up Day 3 nor Day 4, but now I’m home, I can get into it as writing blog posts and uploading pictures from your iPad to wordpress is  pretty horrific to be honest, I was getting ready to launch my said iPad towards the hang space screen during the keynote. Maybe its time to update to the new iPad

So my sessions covered EUC, VVOLS, Troubleshooting and more, with Day 4 being the best day of the whole week, I actually attended every session I was booked into.

Heres a view of the sun outside the conference center, incase your interested

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VMworld #VMworld – Day 2 – Keynote, Sessions on NSX, EUC and performance

So today was the first day of proper sessions and the keynote.

This is my first year at VMworld, but you can tell there is something missing slightly, and probably that is a big announcement, we already know about NSX, and most people are waiting for vSphere 6. However with the release of the delta exam on 5.5 it’s obvious that vSphere 6 will be here at some point in 2015.
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#VMworld 2014 – Day 1

So day one is usually for two things, partner day, and Hands on Labs.

Unfortunately the session I was most hoping to see at partner day was “delivering best in class’s desktop virt. With horizon 6 and Cisco UCS”, I missed due to it starting 20 mins after my plane landed.

The flight was good, I managed to spot the #veeamfield, bit of a pain finding the coach to the conference centre, but least after my hotel problems, it’s only 200m up the road.

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Signing off to hit #VMworld & plus a republish of my last post

Afternoon,

This is me signing off from producing technical posts for a week whilst I attend #VMworld Barcelona for the week. I am taking some technology with me, So if time permits, I will drop some blogs about my days there, and will do a summary when I get back.

So whilst I’m away, take a look at my following blog posts;

For those of you more networking based, jump over to stuff to the handful of posts that are Cisco based.

Ciao for now.

Dean

#CiscoChampion

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