So the sessions finally start today and I’ll begin with the Keynote session by the new VMware CEO – Pat Gelsinger. I am quite positive and hoping for a new software release – probably v5.5 and not a full upgrade to v6.0
I think the reason behind this will be that VMware is pushing its vHybrid Cloud service and customers are eagerly awaiting information about Hybrid Clouds so at this point it would not be very useful to bring in a new version and then have everyone go through the cycle again. So we’ll see what happens on this one.
After that I am heading over to what I believe will be an excellent conversation with the co-founder of Cloud Physics and one of the big supporters of the Manitoba VMUG – Irfan Khan. In the last MBVMUG meeting Irfan had contributed in a great way by participating in the Expert Panel Talk. I hope to get some more insights from him about the roadmap of CloudPhysics and how it can help organizations – though we already know that their Card Builder product rocks. My intention is also to spend some time in the CloudPhysics booth at VMWorld.
The sessions begin after that in a mixed mode with other activities. My first session of VMworld is going to be VAPP5180 – Extreme Virtualized Oracle Performance in a proven architecture. Post that I will head to booth duty at the VMUG booth area in the Solutions Pavilion. If you are around and reading this blog stop by to say hello at noon. I’ll be there until 1pm.
I wanted to make sure that I used the opportunity to pick the brains of many specialists and Experts. I have booked myself into a session with Steve Flanders to talk about Cloud infrastructure.
Then head into the highly informative and interesting session with Chad Sakac (@sakacc) for STO5420, followed by a VMUG interview, then STO5636 (Storage DRS deep dive and best practices) , finishing up with EUC7370 – The software defined datacenter meets End user computing.
After that are the post event parties from OnX and VMUG Leader Reception. So a great agenda ahead and looking forward to it. For the blog I will also be doing small video interviews with some of the technical experts I know and VMware/EMC product managers.
I’ll post updates on the sessions later.