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VMworld 2016 – Day 1 Recap

Day 1 of VMworld 2016 is officially in the books! Take a look at what happened today!

General Session

During the day’s General Session, VMware announced the launch of Cloud Foundation – the unified SDDC platform that brings together VMware’s vSphere, Virtual SAN, and NSX into a natively integrated stack to deliver enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure for the private and public cloud.


Cloud Foundation will allow you to take hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) to the next level beyond compute and storage to include networking with VMware NSX for enhanced network security and even greater scalability.


Cloud Foundation will also allow for radically simple operations, enterprise class capabilities, and public cloud extension.


Learn more about Cloud Foundation by clicking here.


Breakout Sessions

VMworld Day 1 also saw Breakout Sessions open their doors to attendees.

One of the most popular Storage and Availability sessions of the day was STO9424-S, a VMworld Spotlight Session featuring Lee Caswell and Christos Karamanolis of VMware, as well as Christopher Milliet of Chevron. During the session, both Christos and Lee discussed VMware’s vision for HCI and took a glimpse of what the future held for hyper-converged. @vmwarevsan live-tweeted the session – take a look at some of the highlights:

Also on Day 1, was STO8488 – a customer panel discussion of Virtual SAN customers who have successfully deployed hyper-converged infrastructure in their environment for different workloads including virtual desktop infrastructure, tier-1 applications, remote offices, secondary datacenters and more. The customer panel why offered perspective as to why these customers chose VMware hyper-converged software and infrastructure solutions, what factors they took into consideration while making the choice and how they architected their Virtual SAN environment. @vmwarevsan was live on the scene, tweeting the highlights:




Notable Tweets

No VMworld experience is complete without the conversation that happens on social media. Be it in their sessions, around the HCI Zone, or just walking around VMworld, see what attendees of VMworld had to say on Day 1 of VMworld:


#HCIselfie Contest

Our #HCIselfie contest also started on Day 1 of VMworld! Folks stopped by the HCI Zone at the Solutions Exchange and took their #HCIselfie to get a cool “Powered by Virtual SAN” t-shirt and enter for a chance to win an Amazon Echo!

Tomorrow is Day 2 of the #HCIselfie contest, so get you entry in to win! Remember, each day brings a different VSAN exclusive shirt!

Take a look at some our entrants so far!


Looking Ahead to Day 2…

Tomorrow brings Day 2 of VMworld. What to look for? Tune into the General Session, where Yanbing Li of VMware will be taking the main stage, talking about VMware’s commitment to HCI, as well as the increasing presence of VMware Virtual SAN.

Other sessions on Day 2:

  • STO9058 – Evolution of VMware Virtual SAN – Tuesday, 8/30, 11am-12pm
  • STO7560 – Four Unique Enterprise Customers Deployment of VMware Virtual SAN – Tuesday, 8/30, 5pm-6pm
  • STO7802 – Simplifying Disaster Recovery in 2016 using VSAN, NSX and SRM – Tuesday, 8/30, 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • STO7650 – Software-Defined Storage at VMware Primer – Tuesday, 8/30, 2pm-3pm
  • STO7557 – Successful Virtual SAN 6 Stretched Clusters – Tuesday, 8/30, 12:30pm-1:30pm
  • STO7953 – The Future is Here: Turbocharge All Flash Virtual SAN with Next Generation Hardware – Tuesday, 8/30, 12:30pm-1:30pm

We’ll see you tomorrow at VMworld!