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The New VMware Ecosystem Live at VMworld on theCUBE

See full coverage from VMworld 2013.

VMworld: VMware’s user conference is now in its 10th year. Due to a robust ecosystem and passionate community, this is THE show for virtualization and one of the top events for cloud. VMware has maintained dominance in the server virtualization market, but there are a lot of questions coming into the show. For the fourth year, theCUBE will be broadcasting live video throughout the show to provide in-depth independent analysis and coverage of all of the angles of the show.

Watch live on SiliconANGLE.tv – news on SiliconANGLE.com – analysis at Wikbon.org/VMware – Replays at YouTube.com/SiliconANGLE

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My VMworld 2012 personal thoughts

Over the years, I’ve attended a lot of conferences.  For the first time, I’ve decided to write up a critique of a conference from the perspective of an attendee.  VMworld 2012 was, overall, an incredible show with a vendor exhibit show, which, alone, was worth the time spent on travel to San Francisco.  Here are some of my thoughts on the show as a whole.  I’m not commenting on all of the content of the conference (i.e. keynotes) as those thoughts will be written up in separate posts.

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VMworld Live 2011: Your Cloud, Your Computer, Watch It Live on theCUBE

Earlier this year, SiliconANGLE and Wikibon barnstormed 5 tech shows in 5 weeks, reaching more than 2 million views of our live CUBE programming. We’re back at it and Wikibon is once again pleased to be a part of the SiliconANGLE.tv and VMware production of VMworld Live from Las Vegas. We have an amazing lineup to discuss the future of virtualization, cloud, big data and mobile technologies. Here’s a glimpse of what’s coming next week:

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VDI: Will Windows 7, Mobile Devices and iPads Lead to a Tipping Point?

Going into VMworld this year, I wanted to hear from customers and vendors the real state of desktop virtualization (also called virtual desktop infrastructure or VDI).  Server virtualization may have hit a tipping point in 2009 (with more virtual applications deployed than physical applications), but while VDI has been talked about a lot, actual customer adoption has been slow. The solutions for virtualizing desktops are continuing to improve and the management of end-user devices will become more important to IT organizations with the added dynamic of increased mobile and tablet usage.

VDI Deployments

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IBM on Building Infrastructure for Virtualization and FCoE

Servers are at the epicenter of the seismic changes in the datacenter caused by virtualization.  At VMworld, Dave Vellante and I sat down with Bob Zuber, WW Product Marketing Manager at IBM to discuss the trends that he is seeing and how IBM stays competitive with their server architectures.

Phase 2 of Virtualization

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Convergence, Storage Networks and Virtualization

Virtualization changes almost everything.  It doesn’t change the laws of physics, but it does impact networking in many other ways.  At VMworld 2010 in San Francisco, Wikibon co-founder Dave Vellante and SiliconANGLE founder John Furrier sat down with QLogic SVP Scott Genereux to discuss the impact of virtualization on networking and how QLogic is uniquely positioned in the market. Genereux states that only QLogic can meet the broad needs of OEMs, supporting FC, Ethernet (iSCSI and FCoE) and InfiniBand solutions.

Virtualization Impact on Networking

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Social Media Virtualized at VMworld

Virtualization is putting a layer of abstraction between your resources to make them more efficient.  Maybe it’s a stretch, but I believe that VMware has achieved this point with their social media efforts at VMworld 2010 in San Francisco.  What I mean by this is that social media was a fully embedded “function” throughout the execution of the event, rather than a flashy showcase or single event.  Communities have long been a strength of the VMware ecosystem, and social media (specifically blogs, Twitter, wikis and video) w-re used effectively by VMware and many partners at the show.

vSocial Innovation

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Clear Vision and Steady Footing in the Age of Cloud from VMworld

As I return from VMworld 2010 in San Francisco, I wanted to share my thoughts on what I heard and the areas that I will continue to research and analyze in the coming months.  Overall, I think that there was a good solid mixture of new announcements, vision, and lots of opportunities to understand or get hands-on with existing solutions—all without too much cloud-washing.  There were great customer proof-points that were shared in sessions, in the solutions pavilion and on the live streaming video on SiliconANGLE.TV.  I’ll be helping to curate the video content as part of my research agenda.

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vChassis Vision from VMware at VMworld – Does L2-L7 go Virtual?

Howie Xu, R&D Director from VMware, put forth a vision of VMware’s direction for the future of networking, the challenges faced and VMware’s current thinking on how these issues should be solved.  As part of the transformation of IT to create more scalable and flexible environments (what VMware and others would call the journey to the cloud), networking has some changes to make.  It is VMware’s direction that to fully enable the mobility of network traffic, that more of the networking infrastructure that is currently in hardware should be moved into the networking layer.  Networking switch hardware has mostly avoided the consumerization of IT, will custom switch ASICS become just another application for x86?

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VMware Launches vShield Family at VMworld to Secure and Dominate the Cloud

Every era in IT has the big players that drive the market – from IBM in the mainframe, to Windows and Intel in the PC era.  VMware is led by Paul Maritz who knows all about dominating the marketplace from his days at Microsoft.  With Maritz at the helm, VMware looks to take its market lead in the server virtualization space to be one of the key players in the cloud computing market.  Today at VMworld, VMware made a number of announcements that strike at some of the hurdles for cloud computing to becoming a mainstream solution.  I heard from VMware staff that Maritz personally tasked the company to address security issues, which along with management, are the biggest concerns of practitioners looking at cloud deployments.  The solution that was announced today is the vShield family of products.  The vShield products build on VMware’s existing VMsafe security APIs – providing three new products – vShield Edge, vShield App & Zones and vShield Endpoint.  

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