At our last Define Tomorrow Huddle event, we heard from Rubrik, Bitdefender and Zerto about their products. Below are my doodles, summarising the key points from each presentation.Read More
Below are my doodles taken at VMworld 2015 in Barcelona - Day 2
With VMworld US behind us we can now start planning for our trip to VMworld in Barcelona. By now we would highly recommend that you are having a look at your schedule and registering for the session you wish to attend, as well as starting to register for evening activities as and when they become available. To start planning you VMworld agenda head over to the VMworld site and visit the schedule builder. >> https://vmworldeurope2015.lanyonevents.com/connect/search.ww
Once there you will see in excess of 300 sessions, 418 speakers and over 100 exhibitors, carefully consider the sessions you wish to attend, you want to ensure you have time to visit the solutions exchange and look around the other areas of the conference.
The sessions that ComputerWorld’s Barry Coombs choose are as follows, but ensure you have picked what is going to be most relevant to you and make sure you attend the general sessions everyday as these offer a great insight into VMware’s direction and the direction of the industry.
Subject Date Time
EUC5764 — Bring Your Own Content, We’ll Keep It Secure 13/10/2015 12:30
EUC6443-GD — Horizon 6 with Ray Heffer 13/10/2015 15:30
CTO6453 — The Future of Software-Defined Storage – What does it look like in 3 years time? 13/10/2015 17:00
NET6622-SPO — Deploying Dell SDN Solutions with VMware NSX and Best Practices 14/10/2015 11:00
CTO6630 — VMware CTO Panel 14/10/2015 12:30
EUC5617 — Take Advantage of AirWatch 8.1: Preview the Latest Release 14/10/2015 14:00
EUC4879 — Horizon View Storage – Let’s Dive Deep! 14/10/2015 17:00
STO5787 — Architecting Site Recovery Manager To Meet Your Recovery Goals 15/10/2015 10:30
If this is your first VMworld, check out this doodle Barry created along side the virtualisation community last year to with advice to ensure you get the most out of attending the event.
Yesterday marked the start of VMworld US, kicked off as usual by the keynote presentation covering VMware’s vision for the future and that of the industry. If you missed the keynote I would highly recommend that you watch the recording below.
ComputerWorld’s director and vExpert covered the event live on twitter with his live doodles as can been seen below.
VMware have spoke about their devision of “One Cloud, Any Application, Any Device”, claiming that they uniquely span mobile, desktop and infrastructure to support innovative business strategies while protecting intellectual property, data and business operations. You can read more about this on VMware’s dedicated site or hear from Pat Gelsinger below.
VMware are looking to unify your cloud across private and public offerings with a unified management layer allowing you seamless management, automation and orchestration using the tools you are already utilising today. To this end VMware demonstrated cross cloud vMotion for the first time live on stage.
The focus is increasingly on the applications and not on the infrastructure, there is no greater example of this as there is were Docker and Containers. VMware have been working hard to ensure containers are a first class citizen with their solutions, the first solution is to this end is vSphere Integrated Containers, allowing visibility of your application containers from inside vSphere, unlike today where several containers maybe contained insider a container host but be transparent to vSphere itself. The second solution is a container centric solution known as the Photon Platform, made up of two components the Photon Machine a micro-visor based upon ESXi and including VMware’s lightweight Photon OS and the Photon Controller, a distributed, multi-pennant control plan giving you a single point API endpoint for managing your container architecture.
If containers are new to you then Docker has a great high level explanation as to what it is and why it is changing the world of software development in the native cloud era. https://www.docker.com/whatisdocker
ComputerWorld has hand picked the links below for further reading on these subjects and others discussed during the first day at VMworld 2015.