VMworld announcements: the Virtual Datacenter OS and the VMware Ready ecosystem

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Today the first round of announcements at VMworld were released: VMware Announces the Next Generation of Virtualization – the Virtual Datacenter Operating System (VDC-OS) VMware Virtual Desktops Give NEC Secure, Virtual Workspaces VMware Optimizes Software Delivery and Distribution with Virtual Appliance Solutions VMware Announces vCloud Initiative for Enterprise-Class Cloud Computing with Support from Industry Leaders Read more...

Here come the virtual crowds: early pictures of VMworld 2008

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photo by Viktor van den Berg 14,000 virtualization heads are converging on Las Vegas for VMworld. The twitterstream is heating up, and we have some first views of the VMword site. The lines got a bit long (from Scott @ Dell) Advanced pictures from VMworld 2008 (Derek @ PERFMAN) "The monstrous cartoon-like head shots are Read more...

Blogging at VMworld?

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If you’re a blogger and you’re at VMworld this week (still time to register, by the way), please drop by the Communities Lounge in the Solutions Exchange and say hi. I’ll also be interviewing conference attendees at my VMworld Live! podcasting table there, so if you want to vTalk about all the vAnnouncements and give Read more...

VMworld Birds of a Feather Sessions

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In previous years at VMworld, the Birds of a Feather (BoFs) sessions were tucked away in the lunch room and at odd times. BoFs are informal sessions of people who share a general interest — the term may go back to the sixties. If you went to the BoFs, they were usually really interesting as Read more...

Things you may have missed if you’re a VMworld alumnus

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A few notes on this year’s VMworld 2008 agenda that you may have overlooked if you’re an old hand. This will be my fourth VMworld, and there were a few things that surprised me: The Welcome Reception is now on Monday night at the Solutions Exchange. Come by and say hi at the Communities Lounge. Read more...