|We’ve just returned from this year’s VMWorld conference and it was a busy one! With a dozen staff members and four demo stations we were well prepared to talk to customers and not-yet-customers (yes, there are still a few out there) non-stop, and that’s pretty much what happened.|
Experts & Espresso
We did something different this year. We hosted a series of breakfast sessions with free coffee. The sessions were livestreamed, live-tweeted, and live-attended too!
You can watch the video recordings of the presentations at the YouTube links above, or just go to http://go.solarwinds.com/vmworld14.
Tech Field Day Extra!
Joel Dolisy (pictured left) and Suaad Sait, EVP Products and Markets, SolarWinds (pictured right), also presented at the Tech Field Day Extra! held in conjunction with VMWorld. They talked about our perspective on the performance of hybrid IT and the importance of integration. You can view that presentation online as well.
As expected, VMWare announced some new products, although eagerly anticipated, vSphere 6.0 product was only announced as a forthcoming beta. The big announcement, I guess you could call it, was VMWare EVO, a family of hyper-converged infrastructure services.
Also announced is an OpenStack distribution that will include vSphere, VSAN, and NSX… but I’m not sure how “openstack” you can call that, since it’s mostly based on proprietary products.
VMWare is also making a big play in the end-user space, with Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) -- my jury is still out as to whether I want my *desktop* to be dependent on my Internet connection! – enterprise mobility management, and content collaboration
You can view all of the VMWorld sessions online.
Did you attend VMWorld? What were your thoughts and experiences?