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VMware #1 in IDC Worldwide Datacenter Automation Software Vendor Shares

The VMware Company Blog announces that market research firm IDC has named VMware the leading datacenter automation software vendor based on 2013 software revenues.(1)

IDC’s report, “Worldwide Datacenter Automation Software 2013 Vendor Shares,” determined that VMware’s lead in 2013 jumped 65.6 percent over 2012 results and its market share now stands at 24.1 percent, more than 10 percentage points above the second place vendor. Overall, the worldwide market for datacenter automation grew by 22.1 percent to $1.8 billion in 2013. Download full IDC report here.

(1)   IDC, “Worldwide Datacenter Automation Software 2013 Vendor Shares,” by Mary Johnston Turner, May 2014

Start Your VMworld Schedule On The Right Foot

Getting excited about this year’s VMworld, August 25–29? We are—especially now that the full list of sessions has been posted. Breakout and panel sessions are at the heart of the VMworld experience, with dynamic speakers, rich content, and constructive discussions.

With 350+ sessions this year, we imagine you’ll be carefully planning your schedule in the coming weeks. Here’s a great place to start: sessions led by our VMware Professional Services Consultants. We’ve collected a few from the End-User Computing track below; keep your eyes out for others in the coming weeks, focusing on Virtualization and the Software-Defined Data Center.


Demistifying VMware Mirage: Tips and Tricks for Success
With Justin Venezia and Simon Long

Wondering what Mirage really does, how it works, and how to successfully design and implement it? VMware’s Global Professional Services team will present a technical walk-through of a real-world end-to-end Mirage design and implementation. Hear first-hand how VMware Architects address technical and operational challenges, such as networking and server and storage sizing. The team will also share lessons and best practices, giving you everything you need to successfully deploy VMware Mirage.


Getting Started with Horizon Workspace: Use Cases and Configuration
With Kristopher Boyd and Stephane Asselin

VMware Horizon Workspace opens the door for a new world of use cases—from SSO (single sign on) to remote enterprise applications. Properly configuring and deploying a Horizon Workspace environment requires careful planning and execution. In this session Kristopher and Stephane will go over new use cases, discuss configuration and deployment tips, and share pointers to help you avoid roadblocks when you deploy your first Horizon Workspace environment.


PCoIP: Sizing For Success
With Simon Long and Chuck Hirstius

Baffled by the PCoIP sizing minefield that can accompany a Horizon View deployment? No idea where to start? Join Chuck and Simon as they give an introduction to PCoIP, helping you understand important characteristics of the protocol, which need to be considered when sizing for PCoIP. The session will then guide you through the critical steps required to optimize, measure, and calculate PCoIP bandwidth requirements tailored to your environment.


EUC Experts Panel – Successful Implementations
Moderated by Kristopher Boyd with panelists Simon Long, Stephane Asselin, Justin Venezia, Ray Dusseault

In this panel discussion, EUC Architects from Global Services Engineering with experience designing and implementing some of the largest, most complex EUC environments to date will answer your pressing questions: Issues with virtual desktops and virtualized apps.  How to scale your virtual desktop environment. Where do  Horizon Workspace and Mirage fit into your desktop strategy? The panel includes experts in all of the Horizon Suite products, as well as critical infrastructure support elements for EUC, such as Active Directory and anti-virus, storage solutions, networking, and load balancing.


Join our VMware PS Consultants, TAMs & Solution Architects at VMworld 2013!

Ready to defy convention? Ted Ohr, Senior Director of Americas Service Delivery, personally invites you to join industry leaders and colleagues at the 10th annual US VMworld event in San Francisco, August 25—29. Gain the tools you need to simplify your operations and transform conventional practices into business advantages. Details at http://www.vmworld.com