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Who would you like to see on stage during the key note at VMworld 2016?

I was recently thinkong about VMworlds keynote speakers this year. Personally I think I’d like to see Michael Dell take the stage, to tell us about Dell’s plans for VMware over the next three years. What about you? Who would you like to see on stage during one of the key notes?

 

And what subject would you like them to talk about, please respond by leaving me a reply? If you have other candidates you’d like to see and hear, please let me know too?

VMworld 2016 Call for Papers Open Until April 12th

VMworld 2016 Call for Papers Open Until April 12th!

VMworld 2016 Call for Papers Open Until April 12th

Can you believe it? VMworld 2016 is fast approaching! This year’s US event takes place August 28 – September 1, 2016 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center. But before the event can kick off, VMware needs to issue a “Call for Papers” in order to build up its session list. And that’s exactly what they have done.


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VMworld 2015 San Francisco Keynote dag 1

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VMworld 2015 eerste ronde, READY FOR ANY!

Na de allerlaatste PEX in San Francisco afgelopen februari is het nu tijd voor het virtualisatie event van het jaar: VMworld. Net als vorig jaar wordt VMwordl gehouden in het Moscone Center in San Francisco. Ik ben heel benieuwd wat er dit keer bekend wordt gemaakt. Vorig jaar moest ik mijn trip een week van te voren afzeggen, dit jaar ben ik er in verband met de geboorte van mijn zoon niet bij.

Omdat de slides die getoond werden erg krachtig en duidelijk zijn vertellen eigenlijk zelf hun verhaal…

De keynote begon met een intro film over applicaties in de cloud.

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Na deze opening betrad Carl Eschenbach het toneel, vergezld door een stel dansende cloud native applicaties, die hij wegjoeg om zijn verhaal te starten.

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Dit jaar kent een record aantal deelbnemers, meer dan 23.000 uit 88 landen en meer dan 50.000 online volgers van de keynote.
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Het gaat allemaal om de volgende uitdagingen:

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Ben jij klaar voor “any”?

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Na Carl (jawel, in jeans) nam Bill Fathers het stokje over (ook in jeans).

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Bill vertelde over de noodzaak van het kunnen schalen van applicaties en VMware’s mogeijkheden om applicaties in de cloud te verbinden met applicaties die in het eigen datacenter draaien, waardoor zogenaamde hybride applicaties ontstaan.

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Raghu Raghuram nam het over en werd vergezeld doorYanbing Li. Zij kondigden EVO: SDDC aan

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En wat kan EVO: SDDC?

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en zo maakt het dus de unified hybrid cloud mogelijk…

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Na EVO:SDDC toonde Yanbin Li de tech preview Cross-cloud vMotion:

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En dat was echt cool. Ik herinner me de eerste keer dat ik vMotion zag en de eerste demo van wat we nu kennen als Fault Tolerance, en dit had een zelfde impact. Helaas is het nog maar een tech preview…

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Ten slotte gaven Ray O’Farrell de nieuwe CTO en hoofd van R&D en Kit Colbert hun presentatie over containers

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Ze vertelden over de tweeledige aanpak door VMware van containers: vSphere integrated containers en Photon voor Cloud Native Apps.

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Na jeOS (just enough OS) hebben we nu jeVM (just enough virtualisation).

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Ray en Kit kondigden een neiwu platform voor Cloud Native Apps aan, Photon.

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Photon zal op de volgende wijzen beschikbaar komen:

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De twee oplossingen naast elkaar:

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VMworld 2015 San Francisco Keynote day 1

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VMworld 2015 first round, READY FOR ANY!

After the last PEX in San Francisco in February, it is now time for VMworld. Like last year, VMworld takes place at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. I am very curious to see what will be announced this year. Last year my trip got cancelled a week before VMworld, this year I will not take part because of a wonderful reason, the birth of my son.

 

As the slides shown are really powerful, they kind of tell their own story…

The keynote opened with a nice movie about applications in the cloud.

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After the intro movie, Carl Eschenbach took the stage, joined by some dancing cloud native apps which he chased away to start his key note.

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This year has a record breaking amount of attendees, over 23000 on premises form 88 countries and another 50000 online watching the keynote.
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It is all about these challenges:

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Are you ready for “any”?

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After Carl (yes, in jeans) Bill Fathers took the stage (in jeans too).

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Bill talked about the need for application scaling and VMware’s ability to connect on premises applications with cloud based applications, creating so-called hybrid applications.

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Raghu Raghuram took over and was joined by Yanbing Li. They announced EVO: SDDC

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So, what does EVO: SDDC?

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and so it enables the unified hybrid cloud…

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After this announcement she then presented the tech preview Cross-cloud vMotion:

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And that was quite cool. I remember the first vMotion demo and the first demo of Fault Tolerance and this kind of had the same impact… unfortunately it is still in tech preview…

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Finally the new CTO and VP of R&D Ray O’ Farrell delivered his presentation supported by Kit Colbert

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They talked about the two pronged approach to containers: vSphere integrated containers and Photon for Cloud Native Apps.

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After jeOS (just enough OS) we now have jeVM (just enough virtualisation).

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Ray and Kit then announced a new platform, Photon.

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Photon will become available in these ways:

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The two approaches side by side:

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The VMworld 2015 Call for Papers Is Open!

vmworld2015 save the dateYes, it’s that time of the year again… time to think about submitting a session proposal for one or both of the VMworlds. Do you like to present, are you active in your local VMUG? Do you want to share your storie, your experiences, your case study with the community? Have you integrated VMware solutions and technologies in an innovative or unconventional way? Do you have a compelling case study to share with VMware customers? If so, the Call for Papers is now open and we invite you to share your submission with the greater VMware community!

Before you begin, please review the Abstract Submission Guidelines for tips on preparing your titles and descriptions; this will help you avoid common pitfalls that lead to abstract rejections. And the competition is stiff, so do please be thoughtful and thorough when crafting your proposal. When ready, submit your VMworld 2015 session abstract here. All proposals must be submitted by April 28, 2015. Sorry, no exceptions. If your session is chosen, you’ll earn our gratitude, respect from your peers, and a discounted or free conference pass.

Not sure where to start? Browse these key areas of the 2015 agenda.

  • Software-Defined Data Center
    • Software-Defined Data Center General
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Management
    • Software-Defined Storage and Business Continuity
    • Networking and Security
    • Operations Transformation
    • Virtualizing Applications
  • Hybrid Cloud
    • vCloud Air
    • vCloud Air Network
  • End-User Computing
    • Desktop and Applications
    • The Mobile Enterprise
    • Desktop-as-a-Service
    • Mobility Perspectives and Solutions

VMworld 2014 Barcelona Keynote day 2

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So after yesterdays kick off where we heard some new announcements (unfortunately not that many), it now is time for the second keynote. VMware veteran Carl Eschenbach, president and COO will look at how software-defined solutions have enabled real-world successes. Carl started with a quick recap of day 1, where Pat Gelsinger talked about a world getting increasingly more fluid, needing new business models and news ways of driving business value.vb1

He talked about the path to the software defined enterprise, with the announcements of EVO:RAIL, OpenStack, vCloud Air data center in Germany, vCloud Air on Demand, the integrated workspace suite, the strategic partnerships with HP, SAP, Google, NVIDIA, Capgemini, HDS, CSC and PaloAlto networks and finally the vRealize Suite.vb2

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Carl introduced two customer showcases, SAP and Vodaphone. They told their story of the huge benefits they are getting from usingVMware technology to drive their business.

Then Raghu Raghuran entered the stage, VMware’s EVP for SDDC. He started with the statement “You are Team SDDC!” SDDC is the foundation for IT supporting current and new applications, a singke architecture working both on and off premise. To showcase this he called CTO Ben Fathi, to give a more in depth view in all the new announcements done yesterday and today.vb4 vb5 vb6 vb7

Ben started with EVO:RAIL and told the audience that 50% of the Hands On Labs are actually running on EVO:RACK, EVO:RAIL’s big brother.vb11 vb12 vb13 vb14

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Raghu and Ben talked about the OpenStack announcement, and mentioned that is even integrated with vRealize Operations Manager.vb16 vb17

Then the new innovations were discussed, the beta’s for vSMP Fault Tolerance, Application Mobility through the vMotion improvements in vSphere 6.vb19

Cloud-Native applications, with Docker support to run containers on VM’s and Kubernetes, an open source container management solution.vb20 vb21 vb22 vb23

vRealize Code Stream was shown, pipelines automating test dev. Is this Labmanager functionality come back?vb24

And finally Management by Policy through the vRealize Suite.vb25 vb26

To top the keynote of, the new added functionality of vCloud Air was discussed and shown, like the improvements on vCloud Connector, now extending layer 2 networks through NSX.vb27 vb28

And finally all attendees were erminded of Destination Give Back, to build a paper plane and to fly it to help generate money for charity.vb29

A very interesting keynote, and I must say that, compared to the keynote speeches given in San Francisco, these were set up better, making more sense, with a more logical order.

It is all about the power of “AND”, VMware & You. Endless Possibilities. No Limits!

 

 

VMworld 2014 Barcelona Keynote day 1

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VMworld 2014 second round, NO LIMITS!

After VMworld in San Francisco, it is now time for VMworld in Europe. This year, lika last year, VMworld takes place at Gran Fira in Barcelona, Spain. I am very curious to see what the differences are with the keynote speech given in San Francisco and if there are any. Hopefully this won’t only be a repetition of steps, but new announcements will be made. After all, VMworld in San Francisco was almost 2 months ago.

The opening act was about the same as in San Franciscovmwb1Opening speaker was Maurizio Carli, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). A new record was set in attendees, about 9000 attendees this year! Maurizio talked about Gaudi, pushing the boundaries with his designs, like the Segrada Familia cathedral. Gaudi had no limits. Like in the States, the airplane challenge to raise and donate money for good causes will take place this week as well.

vmwb2Next up: Pat Gelsinger, VMware’s CEO. Pat compared water to our world, our world becoming increasingly liquid and dynamic, less fixed and rigid. He gave some examples of how this improves business and research. And he talked about bravery, being so important to turn things around, making business more liquid and dynamic. Customers are looking at us to help them become brave and bold.vmwb3So, how can VMware help us to help them? Through the power of “&” [and].

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and announced new developments:

  • VMware vCloud Suite 5.8,
  • vSphere 6.0 Beta, Virtual Volumes (Vvol) and vSAN 2.0 Beta
  • The Federation Software-Defined Data Center Solution
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  • Rebranding all “as -a-service” to vRealize Air
  • New solutions within the vRealize Suite, like vRealize Code Streamvmwb8
  • VMware EVO, a family of hyper converged infrastructure solutions, delivered through partners. Its first member is EVO:Rail, designed for up to 100 VM’s. A solution similar to Nutanix, but with partners like EMC, Dell and Fujitsuvmwb10
  • HP joins the EVO family! as does Hitachi Data Systems.
  • The next family member will be EVO:Rack (now in Tech Preview), bringing the power of EVO at a data center scale, cloud scale. More info on EVO can be found at http://vmw.re/1veRQoDvmwb11
  • VMware joins OCP (Open Compute Project)
  • A VMware Open Stack integration (now in Beta)
  • Project Fargo: enables the instantaneous cloning of a running virtual machine (essentially a virtual machine “fork”).  The cloned VM is identical in every way to the original and initially shares all memory and disk with it as well.vmwb12
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  • the Workspace Suite, combining Horizon with Airwatch and Content Locker in one workspace portal
  • rebranding of vCloud Hybrid Services to vCloud Air

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Cloud computing makes companies more agile, more efficient and realize huge cost savings and benefits. In 2009 25 of VM’s lived in the cloud. In 2014 6% of all VM’s live in the cloud. In the same time span the amounts of VM’s increased hugely. The increase of 2% to only 6% is therefore misleading.vmw2014-10

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  • DevOps Services – Continuous-Integration-as-a-Service
  • Database-as-a-Service – starting with MySQL and is open now
  • Mobility Services
  • and Cloud Management –  vRealize Air Automation – Beta in Q4
  • Early access program for vRealize Air in november (vmware.com/go/ondemand)
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Third keynote speaker of day 1 was Sanjay Poonen, EVP and GM End User Computing.

Sanjay spoke about the brave new world of IT and the End-User Computing Vision in a Mobile-Cloud Era. A Secure Virtual Workspace for Work at the Speed of Life.vmwb18He told about the groud breaking partnership with Google and NVIDIA to bring full graphical experience to virtual desktops. He announced Horizon FLEX, a solution for BYOD/CYOD. Sanjay talked about AirWatch, the partnership with SAP announced in San Francisco.vmwb20Sanjay announced that HP and VMware are now partnering in the mobility workspace too. VMware is now the leader in End-User Computing.vmwb24Sanjay then announced Kit Colbert, CTO for End-User Computing. Kit gave some demo’s of the force and power of the new VMware Workspace portal, seamlessly moving between devices, desktop, tablet or terminal,vmwb25CloudVolumes, a point-and-click solution to deliver applications instantaneously (when do we get this for servers?), and Kit talked about Project Fargo to fork a running VM into a separate clone, destroying it when the user logs off, a linked clone Mk.II.vmwb26

Finally Pat Gelsinger summarized the keynote at the end. It is all about the power of “AND”, VMware & You. Endless Possibilities. No Limits!

 

 

ps: I reused some slides from my earlier blog. As my connection was disrupted a couple of times I couldn’t get all the screenshots I wanted.

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