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VMworld Benefit – Community!

  This year will be my 5th year attending the largest virtualization conference in the world, VMworld 2016.  I still remember my first year – arriving into San Francisco in 2012 wide-eyed and overwhelmed.  My hotel was a good 25-minute walk away from a convention center that was mostly underneath the ground. Once I finally found my way into the Moscone Center, I was quickly at a loss for what to do first.  Yes, I had filled out my calendar with sessions, time in the Solutions Exchange, and maybe some[…]

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VMworld Videos

  Since I recently started up v101.tv to provide videos and whiteboard sessions to introduce people to virtualization and it’s related eco-sphere, I decided to also create some videos while out at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas. Please subscribe and follow along, as I’ll be posting videos throughout each day on the different events and happenings at VMworld. See the playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpeOholBnSunmVQ6fZPl9fBL-UGSAw0Z  

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VMworld 2016 Partner Day

What is Partner Day at VMworld? Previously, VMworld held a separate event called PEX, Partner Exchange, to engage and train VMware partners.  Now, they have integrated into the VMworld conference, taking place on the days previous to the conference start. Partner Day is Saturday and Sunday, with partner bootcamps running on the first day, and then partner specific sessions on Sunday before the kickoff of VMworld. Who should attend? If you work for a partner, you are the target audience.  Customers are not permitted into this event. Why should I[…]

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VMworld 2016 – Coming soon

It’s that time of year again – time to get excited about heading to VMworld 2016! VMworld is the premier virtualization conference in the world, debuting  VMware’s products, vision, ecosystem partners, and community all in one place.  The event lasts 5 days, and could certainly fill more. Location: VMworld has been in San Francisco for the last handful of years at the Moscone Center, but this year, it’s back in Las Vegas.  This will be my first time to VMworld at Las Vegas, as VMware had an agreement to be[…]

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VMworld 2015 – VCDX Unwrapped #SDDC5027

I attended the session VCDX Unwrapped at VMworld in San Francisco this year.  This was a panel discussion type session, which are always laid back, and provide abundant time for questions. Moderator: Aiden Dalgleish #010 Panelists: Matt Vandenbeld #107 Simon Long #105 Duncan Epping #007 Jason Nash #049 Aiden started off by asking the panelists what are some of the qualities of a VCDX?  While the answers were all short, they were all in agreement: Confidence (in your design, and yourself), and be a continuous learner.  The comment was made[…]

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VMworld 2015 – Day 1 Keynote

While VMworld kicked off Sunday with the Welcome reception, and even some sessions, Monday is the first full day. The day started off with the General Session / Keynote, with multiple speakers, including: Carl Eschenbach (VMware President) Bill Raghu Raghuram Yanbing Li Ray O’Ferrel Kit Colbert Carl Eschenbach started with some stats about this years VMworld – specifically that this year there were more than 23,000 attendees. He continued on with this years theme : Ready for Any. Specifically One Cloud. Any Application. Any Device.  And this theme carries throughout[…]

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VMware’s new product: EVO:RAIL

  At VMworld this morning, VMware announced it’s latest product, EVO:RAIL. So just what is EVO:RAIL? EVO:RAIL is a hyper-converged solution for business of many sizes.  Partnering with multiple hardware vendors, and utilizing vSphere with VSAN, VMware is able to provide a single product for your datacenter. With 4 nodes, the EVO:RAIL appliance comes pre-loaded, and you can have VMs spun up in minutes from powering on.  These 4 nodes will meet the following minimum specs: 2 x 6 Core Processors 192GB RAM 3 x 1.2 TB SAS HDDs 1[…]

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