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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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VMworld Barcelona 2014 – Here I come

So I’m off to do my first year at VMware VMworld in Barcelona next week.

Which means no posts from me for over a week.

I’m looking forward to it, I actually am excited for the technical aspects, rather than the partying, but I’m happy to be going back to Barcelona for the second time this year, doubt I will get a chance to see Barca though.

VMworld Barcelona is more towards the End-User computing part of VMwares business, which is fine by me as its the bit that interests me most. One a day to day basis I work with VMware a lot, but more infrastucture than EUC.

The hottest topic that I’m looking forward to is NSX, as a Cisco fanboy (#CiscoChampion) and qualified in that area, its a big change to the market coming, or so they say. So we’ll see how it goes, some of the technical deep dives look a bit to much for me at this stage in time, but I am booked for;

  • Virtualize your Network with VMware NSX

I’ll sit down and watch the recordings of the other NSX sessions when I get back from barcelona and have some time to digest the information.

The deep dives are ones not to miss if they apply to you, so I’m onto the;

  • Extreme Performance Series – Understanding Applications that require extra TLC for better performance on vSphere
  • Veeam Availability Suite v8
  • vCenter Server Architecture and Deployment

So if anyone is attending but reading this first, drop me a tweet and we can grab a beer, because most of all I’m looking forward to the networking opportunities.