Even with VMworld U.S. upon us, we have already started turning our attention to VMworld Europe,
which takes place Oct. 12-14 in Copenhagen, Denmark. As Mike Laverick noted recently, VMworld Europe is likely to have a different flavor compared with past years. While previously the U.S. and Europe-based shows were months apart, this year they take place in back-to-back months.
One new addition to the VMworld Europe show is a competition to recognize IT shops’ creative, cost-saving and other leading-edge uses of virtualization. Our sister site, SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.UK,
has launched the Best of VMworld Europe user awards program to recognize these innovators.
If your IT shop has brought virtualization to your enterprise to consolidate servers, cut costs, eliminate desktops or introduce virtualization to a home office, your project may be noteworthy. Entrants will be considered in the following categories, and winners will be announced at the show (details TBA):
- Best virtualization and server consolidation project
- Best virtualization for disaster recovery project
- Best remote-office/home-office deployment
- Best private cloud computing project
- Best desktop virtualization project
The deadline for submissions is Sept. 17. Valid entrants must attend VMworld Europe, and no vendor submissions will be accepted. Distinction among your peers, recognition for your innovation—and a grand prize—await you, so nominate your IT project.