VMworld 2017 – Call for papers is open!

VMware have a gift for you this Valentine’s day. VMworld 2017 call for papers is open today! This year, VMworld US and VMworld Europe are closer together. Only two weeks separate the two events. I’m interested to see how that changes the makeup of the sessions and announcements. Of course, to make the best assessment I’d have to be at both conferences. Time to talk to my manager and get some session ideas submitted! CFP is open now until March 14th 2017.

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vBrownBag TechTalks at VMworld EMEA 2015

If you’re going to Barcelona next month for VMworld 2015, one thing I can thoroughly recommend are the vBrownBag TechTalks that take place in the Hang Space. If you’re not familiar with them, these TechTalks are 10 minutes long and given by anybody from the virtualisation community with something interesting to share. So, if you have a gap between sessions or there’s something of interest on the TechTalk schedule (this is published closer to the time) then they’re well worth listening to. Of course, it may be that you have something you could talk about for 10 minutes. If so, why not propose a session using this Google Form?

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VMworld 2014 – Day 3

It’s also the the day after the night before for some, and hence often quieter first thing in the morning (as was the case again this year). For some reason, all of the sessions that I had originally planned to attend, and already had in my calendar, I had been unregistered from and several I couldn’t get back into. I did manage to squeeze into a session about the inner workings of EVO:RAIL (SDDC1337 – Technical Deep Dive on EVO:RAIL) that provided some useful background for me. I like the idea of where VMware (and their hardware partners) are going with it (there are definite pluses), but the current 16 host limit per vCenter and allegedly higher cost per appliance compared to other converged hardware offerings might be off-putting to some customers. Humorously, some of the questions asked at the […]

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Thank you VMworld… see you next year?

As always, the highlight of any VMworld for me is the interaction with other attendees. Meeting new people, discussing technology and ideas with old friends and new is what makes it great for me. Also great was that over €143,000 will be donated to charities by VMware as a result of people participating in vGiveback. Once again, the VMware events team have done a great job and I thank them. VMworld 2015 Dates VMworld US 2015 starts on August 30th (Partner Day) in San Francisco and runs until September 3rd. VMworld Europe 2015 starts on October 12th (Partner Day) in Barcelona and runs until October 15th. See you next year? A lot can happen in the 9 months or so until booking for 2015 really gets going. I hope to be there. Who knows, I might even get to present […]

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VMworld 2014 – Day 2

Day 2 can often get off to a sluggish start for many. Either from hitting the parties too hard the night before, or misjudging the time required to get into the conference centre, there were still quite a few people arriving after Wednesday’s keynote session had started. Keynote The keynote on a Wednesday is usually used to take a closer look at some of the new and forthcoming changes in VMware’s products and this year was no exception. Naturally, vRealize Operations got some attention, but so did CodeStream – VMware’s forthcoming DevOps integration with vRealize Automation. I’m not an application developer myself but it would be interesting to see that in action with real developers using it. If you missed the keynote or are curious about codestream, it’s purpose is to manage the release process of application code into different […]

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