That’s a wrap! VMworld Europe brought exciting announcements, inspiring sessions and unforgettable performances. Whether you want to relive the fun, or get caught up on all the action, check out a recap of our favorite moments below.

vCloud Air Announcements:

VMware announced several new capabilities that expand upon our unified hybrid cloud architecture and help customers achieve IT transformation. The key theme at this year’s VMworld Europe was how businesses need to be Ready for Any – any project, any initiative, any business or IT challenge.

Google Cloud DNS

First, we are extending our previously announced partnership with Google by introducing Google Cloud DNS, which will be integrated into VMware vCloud Air and offered as a complementary service to support workloads deployed across on-premises and VMware vCloud Air data centers. This service will be available in the first half of 2016 and make it simpler for customers to host their public-facing websites on VMware vCloud Air.

VMware vCloud Air Monitoring Insight

With VMware vCloud Air Monitoring Insight, which will be generally available for VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud this quarter, customers will get access to over 100 operational metrics, event logs, and user-defined alarms that provide analytics into cloud service operations. These metrics will allow customers to automate cloud operations for cost savings, and integrate VMware vCloud Air metrics into their existing VMware and third party management tools.

Enhanced Identity Access Management

This quarter we are releasing Enhanced Identity Access Management capabilities that will allow customers to federate their Active Directory and other SAML 2.0-compliant identity services with VMware vCloud Air. We are also expanding the role-based management framework for the service, further improving governance and security controls.

Project Michigan

We are also pleased to announce Project Michigan, a tech preview, which extends the capabilities of Advanced Networking Services and Hybrid Cloud Manager to all VMware vCloud Air services. With Project Michigan, customers will be able to deploy a secure enterprise gateway that is shared across multiple VMware vCloud Air offerings, including Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand and Disaster Recovery as well as Dedicated Cloud, which VMware vCloud Air already supports.

Destination Give Back:

In Barcelona, VMworld Europe attendees came together to support causes that matter most to them through Destination Give Back. By the end of the week, attendees had built a forest representing a collective donation from the VMware Foundation.

This year, VMworld Europe supported nonprofits across a variety of sectors in Ukraine, the UK, Uganda, Syria, Switzerland, South Africa, Russia, Romania, Morocco, Malawi, Lebanon, Chad, Bulgaria, Australia, and Angola. Thank you to everyone who joined us in making a difference.

DestinationGiveBackVMworld Party:

What’s a VMworld without an epic party?! To conclude an amazing week, world renowned DJ’s, A-Rock and Shaydakiss, joined forces with Videogirl to get the beats bumpin’ and party started. Although it was certainly a tough act to follow, beloved British electronica band, Faithless, closed out the night with a truly unforgettable performance.

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Having VMworld withdrawals? Be sure to head over to the vCloud Twitter and Facebook page to take a look at our photos albums from the event. We hope you’re able to join us in Las Vegas or Barcelona next year!

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