Day 1 – General Session at VMworld

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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.

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I took my seat at the Blogger section and ready to share the news.

General Session is about to start. Take your seats.

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Amazing opening started with DJ and theme is be_Tomorrow.

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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.

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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.

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All the general session videos can be found here.