VMworld 2014 Europe just wrapped up last week. Watch Joe Baguly, CTO, EMEA at VMware talk about his top three buzz-worthy news moments at the show.
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On the second day of keynotes at VMworld 2014 Europe, Tribal Knowledge caught up with Robin Matlock, Chief Marketing Office at VMware. Watch the video below to hear her perspectives from the showroom floor. (Did you miss our video interview with Robin after Day One? If so, check it out here.)
Not able to make it to VMworld 2014 Europe in Barcelona? Don’t worry! Tribal Knowledge caught up with Robin Matlock, Chief Marketing Office at VMware after the Day One general session. Watch the video below to hear her perspectives from the showroom floor.
By Oliver Roll
Day 2 of VMworld Europe 2014 is officially underway with nearly 9,000 people in attendance, and if you thought Tuesday was action-packed, wait until you see what Wednesday has in store. Be sure to join us for the Hall Crawl in the Solutions Exchange at 5 p.m.
Day 1 Recap
From our new data center in Germany to the unveiling of our new cloud management offering, VMware vRealize Suite, yesterday was a whirlwind of announcements. Before we get into today’s agenda, let’s recap some of the big stories from Day 1.
- We’re thrilled to announce the expansion of vCloud Air into Central Europe via a new VMware-operated data center in Germany. The rollout of the vCloud Air Network has been a wild success so far, and we’re excited to open the service to more European customers in Q1 of 2015.
- At VMworld San Francisco, we unveiled the EVO: RAIL hyper-converged infrastructure appliance and yesterday we announced a partnership with Hewlett Packard to deliver the HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC EVO: RAIL. HCI is the future and if our growing stable of EVO: RAIL partners is any indication, the future is nigh! Got a few minutes? Check out the video to the right of an excited engineer unboxing his new EVO:RAIL appliance.
- We unveiled a new product yesterday: VMware Horizon FLEX. This new solution enables enterprises to provision, manage and secure virtual desktops from a central location, while delivering full capabilities to both PC and Mac platforms. That’s one small step for Horizon, and one giant leap for BYOD.
- Last but certainly not least, the roll out of vRealize Suite 6 is sure to streamline hybrid cloud management for all organizations, ranging in size from SMBs to Fortune 500s. In addition, we also unveiled vRealize Code Stream, which is tailor-built for DevOps teams.
VMware President and Chief Operating Officer Carl Eschenbach will headline Tuesday’s General Session. He’ll be joined on stage by several VMware customers who’ll share real-world accounts of software-defined architecture transforming their business.
Chief Technology Officer Ben Fathi and our EVP of the Software-Defined Datacenter Division, Raghu Raghuram, will also be on hand to discuss how software-defined solutions are taking over everything—from the data center to the hybrid cloud.
For those unable to be there in person, you can register for the livestream at www.vmware.com/now.
We had some spectacular breakouts yesterday and today promises to be no different. Check out the annual “What’s New in vSphere” session, where—you guessed it—we’ll be discussing what’s new in the latest release of vSphere. The session will take a high-level perspective and will be led by Michael Adams, director of the vSphere Product Team.
For those of you unfamiliar with the VMware Foundation, it is a platform for empowering partners, customers and colleagues to become Citizen Philanthropists. In this spirit, The Foundation is once again hosting Destination Give Back, which proved to be a hit at VMworld in San Francisco.
Join us in the Hang Space and we’ll provide a kit to build your own paper airplane. Participants will then test how far their planes can fly, and based on the distance, VMware will make a donation to the cause of your choice.
Help us make giving take flight!
At VMware, we work hard, and it’s a rare occasion that we’re able to cut loose with all of our customers and partners. For this year’s annual VMworld Party, we’ve arranged a gala to be remembered—headlined by none other than one of my favorite bands of all time—Simple Minds!
Join us at 8 p.m. for food, drinks and music.
See you later everyone!
It seems that the time between VMworld 2014 San Francisco and this week’s VMworld 2014 Barcelona has flown by. In reality, the VMware EVO: RAIL team has remained hard at work during the last seven weeks.
In that time, we launched EVO: RAIL, announced the initial set of EVO: RAIL program partners (Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Inspur, Net One Systems Co. and Supermicro), delivered the GA version of the EVO: RAIL software stack to partners, and partners have begun selling EVO: RAIL systems.
Here we are VMworld Europe 2014. If you’re in Barcelona for the show as I am, you know what I mean when I say this city is amazing. The people, the energy and the rich culture – it’s everywhere you look and everywhere you go!
But if you step inside the VMworld conference, you’ll see that we have a lot of the same energy as well. People are excited about our products because VMware is a disruptive company with innovative solutions and you can feel the infectious energy from our loyal customers at the show.
As I said during the keynote session today, the world we live in is shifting from a client-server world to a mobile-cloud era, where there is more software today in a modern car than there was in early 1970’s space crafts. This transition to the mobile cloud era will leave many legacy vendors in the cemetery of IT, while creating huge opportunity for a whole new generation of innovators in the next decade.
It’s day one of VMworld® Europe, and we are kicking off with a lot of exciting news for Hybrid Cloud! This morning during Pat Gelsinger’s keynote, we announced plans to bring VMware vCloud® Air™ to all VMware customers in Germany, giving them access to an easy, fast path to achieve the agility and efficiency of the public cloud.
Why is the Expansion Important?
There has been a strong appetite among customers for vCloud Air in Europe, and today’s announcement is aimed at supporting those organizations that have VMware-based internal clouds and want to transition to using an extension of that environment in a public cloud. We also know data location and sovereignty are important to every organization, and public cloud data centers need to meet both internal IT standards as well as local data requirements. In addition to the UK location and our existing ecosystem of more than 2,100 vCloud Air® Network™ Service Provider Partners in Europe, the Germany location is part of our continued commitment to providing our international customers with local service built with global best practices for architecting public clouds.