Next week, I’ll be flying out to the Bay Area for VMworld 2010. I don’t mind saying that escaping Austin TX and the 107-degree weather here sounds really good right about now!!!


 


This will be my first time at VMworld, so I’m pretty excited to see what type of show VMware puts on. In particular, I’m looking forward to hearing about any announcements VMware is planning to make and walk the show floor to see what everyone’s got up their sleeves for the virtual world. I know one session I won’t miss is my friend David Davis’ chat on the 10 best free tools for vSphere management.


 


I’m also going to be speaking on a panel with industry experts and veterans on the topic of Virtualization 101: Best Practices on How to Manage Storage and Virtualized Environments” at 10:30 a.m. PDT, August 30, in Moscone North Room 130. I’ll be sharing the stage with some cool folks it’s sure to be a thoughtful and informative discussion.


 


The other panelists are:



  • Moderator Chris Preimesberger, senior writer for IT publication eWeek;

  • Ken Barth, industry expert, former Tek-Tools CEO;

  • Bryan Bond, senior storage manager at Logitech USA and;

  • Lazarus Vekiarides, director of software engineering for EqualLogic Storage (Dell).


 


And, not to give away too much away, but if you like FREE tools you won’t want to miss my session since you won’t be leaving empty-handed…


 


It should be a great event – drop me a line if any of you are going to be at the show and want to meet up.


 


Flame on…


Josh
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