A busy first day at the VMware booth. Interop always brings together many different kinds of IT folks (mostly small to medium shops, plus network admins that we normally don't get to chat with much). Most of our discussions centered around how to get started with VMware. My general conversation starter with most customers is to evaluate the free ESXi product via web download. Some customers also like the ability to leverage VMware Go in the cloud. The essentials packages that deliver the hypervisor and management in one package also have a very large appeal for most that are here.
I also delivered 2 SMB focused presentations for ESXi and vSphere during the day to fairly large crowds. Looking forward to my longer breakout session tomorrow that focus in more detail on the SMB and also the use of virtualization in the Remote Office.