Our awesome vCommunity Manager Corey Romero surprised us again with special party to vExperts. We’ve headed to “The Mob Museum” . The Museum presents a bold and authentic view of organized crime’s impact on Las Vegas history, as well as its unique imprint on America and the world.
VMware’s CEO Pat Gelsinger was kind enough to join us at our vExpert party during his busy schedule. We’ve asked many questions to him regarding any topic we needed and got our answers.
Afterwards, I’ve followed my tradition and went to Veeam Party with a few friends.
Above hanged out with my good friend Jorvin Martinez and Sergey Razin.
On Day 2, I’ve decided to visit IOT Experience area.
Solution Exchange floor was always FUN. Below photos are with awesome friends and VMUG Leaders from South Florida VMUG and of course legendary David Davis. On the right Chad Sakac filled EMC booth with his talk.
Finally, I was able to hang out with both of my long time friends Steve Jin (CEO and Founder of DoubleCloud) and Sergey Razin (CTO of SIOS) below throughout the show.
Sanjay Poonen took the stage at General Session on Day 2 at VMworld. He mention that World is going digital.
Digital Healthcare, Digital Tea Estates is even digitalized. VMware’s vision on how to connect all the technologies with VMware Workspace One using windows Client-Server, Web, Mobile connecting to Apple, Google and Microsoft was covered.
He mentioned that VMware Workspace One connects both sides, which brings users and IT together. Users want simplicity and IT want it secure.
He talked about Apps and Identity, Desktop and Mobile and Management and Security.
Live DEMO of how VMware uses the solution was given. He also mentioned that research shows that people take their phone out of their pocket 90 to 100 times a day for 90 to 100 seconds.
Workspace One has been demo’ed with integration and highlighting features of functionality.
He called Stephanie Buscemi Executive VP from SalesForce for the stage. Stephanie demo’ed the Sales Operations from iPhone.
Free license for Workstation and Fusion was given to all attendees during the event.
Ray O’Farrell and Kit Colbert took the stage. Kit spoke about vSphere Integrated Containers and Photon project. Mike Wittig from Nike joined the stage with them.
Rajiv Ramaswami joined the stage and talked about NSX and Cross Cloud Services. He also mentioned avg cost of data breach is $4 Million dollars.
Lastly, Yanbing Li took the stage and talked about VSAN.
I was excited as the first year I’ve attended VMworld again. I’ve attended VMworld as Partner, Vendor, Attendee multiple years but this year i am attending as Blogger.
This was one of the perks being a vExpert. My 4th year as vExpert and 1st year as vExpert NSX as well.
I took my seat at the Blogger section and ready to share the news.
General Session is about to start. Take your seats.
Amazing opening started with DJ and theme is be_Tomorrow.
Pat Gelsinger takes the stage with a personal story. He also introduced 21 attendees who have attended all VMworld in the US and gave them lifetime free passes to VMworld.
Pat talked about both public and private cloud is defining our IT requirements for tomorrow. He also mentioned that based on VMware’s research Public, Private and OnPrem statistics. He also highlighted the vSphere being the market leader, VSAN is being a growing business and NSX has 400% growth adoption.
Pat announces Cross-Cloud Architecture with first partner being IBM. Details can be found here.
Multiple live demos and conversation ended with Michael Dell being on the stage.
After vBeers last night, day Zero at VMworld is already amazing. Started my day with HOL Workshop. Solutions Exchange is being prepared for 5pm grand opening. It is a small world, I’ve already seen many friends and met new ones only in first day. You also end up meeting people that you know from twitter for many years. Also finding out that same person has a different logo on their shirt. Again, as I said, its just a small world we live in but this is BIG VMworld.