If you’re reading this blog post, it means you’ve made it to Day 2 of VMworld 2014. We hope you are pleased with how the show is progressing and looking forward to enjoying the rest of your time here.
Today promises to be action-filled, adventure-packed and memorable. We encourage you to explore and experience as much as possible. Still catching up on yesterday? Check out my Day 1 Dispatch here.†††
Day One Recap
Topping Monday will be a challenge, but rest assured—there’s much still left in store. First, let’s look back at a few of yesterday’s most memorable points.
- The roll out of EVO:RAIL is a true game changer. If you’ve been questioning how to operationalize the software-defined data center, not only do you have the answer now—you have the building blocks too.
- Why did we team with Docker? Simple—to give you the freedom to build your ideal IT environment, because the best way to deliver a container is with a VM. We call this “Containers without Compromise.”
- VMware delivers new innovations for the open, agile, secure software-defined data center (including VMware Integrated OpenStack, VMware NSX 6.1, VMware vRealize Suite, VMware vRealize Automation and VMware vCloud Suite 5.8). Read more here.
As you may have heard in Monday’s keynote, this year the VMware Foundation is sponsoring an event we call Destination Giveback. The premise is simple: come to the Hang Space and we’ll give you a kit to build a paper airplane. Make sure to put your engineering skills to use, because the distance your plane can fly will determine how much we donate in your name to one of five causes — up to $250,000! Big things have small beginnings. Come hang with us in the Hang Space and see how giving is taking flight.
CTO Ben Fathi will headline Tuesday’s general session with a discussion of how software-defined architecture and VMware solutions help enable liquid business. Raghu Raghuram will showcase some innovative VMware use cases in the data center, while Simone Brunozzi will talk to us about the exciting developments taking place in the Hybrid Cloud. Sanjay Poonen will provide a view into how VMware is connecting users securely across all devices in the mobile-cloud era.
Session: The Goldilocks Zone
It’s one of the most alarming emerging tech trends we see lately: IT spend on security is growing faster than general IT spending, leaving businesses vulnerable to technological stagnation. What’s driving this and how do we put the focus back on innovation?
VMware CTO and Networking GM, Martin Casado and SVP Tom Corn will tackle that issue and discuss the ways NSX is helping businesses address the problem in a Spotlight Session at Moscone South, Gateway 103 at 11 a.m.
Session: End-User Computing for the Mobile-Cloud Era
What is VMware’s vision for next-generation end-user computing in the mobile-cloud era? We’re especially excited about solutions like Horizon 6 that are shaped by content collaboration and enable unified user experiences across platforms. Find out more about what we see ahead from CTO Kit Colbert, Desktop GM Sumit Dhawan and SVP John Marshall, who will lead this Spotlight Session at Moscone South, Gateway 104 beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Yerba Buena Gardens
Go ahead. Take some time to smell the roses.†
If you haven’t already, be sure to stop by the Yerba Buena Gardens to network, relax and enjoy one of the top 30 urban parks in the United States. Check out Yerba Buena’s site for an overview of its fascinating history.
†While you’re visiting, don’t miss our custom-designed, mobile stage, The Gantry, where a variety of circus entertainers and acrobats are slated to perform.†
†Enjoy the day and be sure to check out the Tribal Knowledge site for continuing updates from VMworld 2014.
Daily recaps of VMWorld reproduced from the updates of Oliver Roll, VP, Global Corporate Communications, VMWare