VMworld 2013 – Day 2 Recap

By Jason Shiplett Tuesday's general session was focused on giving a little more of a deep-dive on a few big items – VMware NSX, VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC, pronounced vee-cake), VMware VSAN, and VMware vCloud Hybrid Service. Since we covered the high points on these yesterday, I'll spare you the repetition. Here is what I thought were the highlights of the keynote: Self-service deployment of Horizon View virtual desktops via the vCAC interface - The demo was a little light on details, but depending on how deep the integration goes, this is a very exciting proposition. The … [Read more...]

Going Nostradamus Style on VMworld 2013

It's hard to believe that VMworld 2013 is upon us.  Before last year's show I wrote a couple posts on my predictions for VMworld 2012 (here and here).  A good number of my predictions were correct on new products, services, and overall direction for VMware.  Emboldened by my future telling success, I thought I would try to do the same this year.  So without further ado, here's what I see coming at VMworld 2013, based on the VMworld 2013 Content Catalog, earlier announcements, rumors, social media hints, and pure conjecture. A Narrowed Focus First prediction: we'll see a narrowing of focus … [Read more...]

Refer a Friend to the Potomac VMware User Conference and Win!

The Potomac Regional VMware User Conference is just a couple days away.  We still have room for more attendees, so we are offering a Refer-A-Friend reward for folks who get their IT associates to come out to our awesome, free, full-day customer-focused event. The day will offer in-depth technical sessions, demonstrations, exhibits, and networking opportunities that will feature the latest in virtualization, cloud computing and mobility. Refer at least 3 friends, and all 4 of you each have a chance to win a $100 American Express gift card!* Simply have your colleagues enter your name under … [Read more...]

Obligitory Vote for vBloggers Post – MadLibs Style

It's that time of year again, where virtualization bloggers everywhere are courting your vote in the vSphere-Land 2013 Top VMware and Virtualization Blogs poll.  The voting asks the virtualization community to select the blogs/bloggers that they feel are the most influential, helpful and otherwise awesome based on longevity, quality, length of post and frequency.  While I could tell you about how I strive to make each of my posts of the highest quality, great in length (I've even had complaints of being too long-winded), filled with original content aimed at educating my reader (and having a … [Read more...]