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VMworld 2008

January 7, 2009  6:18 PM

VMworld sessions now on sale

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMworld 2008

Looks like VMware has finally made all the sessions available to non-attendees via an annual subscription program. I inquired about this at VMworld this year and was told that this year they would be offering a subscription program for all...

January 5, 2009  3:06 PM

Open letter to VMware: Suggestions for 2009

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VCP, VI4, VMware, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi, VMworld 2008, vSphere

Dear VMware: 1. Please slow down a bit. Produce a quality bug-free product and not try to rush out new versions, features and functionality until they are ready. Stop with the experimental features and only put them in the finished product unless they are ready and you are going to fully support...

October 30, 2008  2:53 PM

Top VMworld 2008 links: Get helpful VMware info here

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMware, VMworld 2008

VMworld 2008 is over, but you can still get useful advice and information from it. Here's my list of must-click VMworld 2008 links. This list offers helpful info for VMware users, whether you attended VMworld or not. It contains webcasts of the two VMware keynotes, live blogging...

October 3, 2008  4:40 PM

Booth attractions at VMworld…and one that “backfired”

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMworld 2008

There were many vendors at the VMworld Solutions Exchange trying to sell their products and services to attendees. Some of the vendors took some unusual approaches to try and attract people to their booths; Veeam had a magic show with a magician...

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October 2, 2008  4:22 PM

Chosing the best new technologies of VMworld 2008 – Vizioncore vOptimizer Pro and Cisco Nexus 1000v

Posted by: David Davis
David Davis, Virtualization, VMware ESX, VMworld 2008

I had the honor of being a VMworld 2008 judge for the best new products competition. Specifically, I was a judge of the “best new technologies” category. My fellow judge, Mike Laverick ( and I chose...

September 30, 2008  11:52 PM

Looking for VMworld 2008 information?

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMworld 2008

Most of the VMworld 2008 slides are currently available to attendees by going to the Schedule Builder on the VMworld website, logging in with your VMworld username/password and then clicking on the Session Catalog link on the...

September 30, 2008  5:38 PM

Will the new VMware “v-products” change VMware as we know it?

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VDC-OS, VMware ESX, VMworld 2008

There were many new product announcements made at VMworld, many of which were probably confusing. So many new "v-products" were introduced and it initially seems like the ESX infrastructure we know today will soon be completely different. So what does this mean to the average ESX system...

September 23, 2008  2:56 PM

My VMworld Journal: Days 3-5 (Tuesday – Thursday) – So much to do, so little time

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMworld 2008

I’m a little late in posting this as I had so much to do and see and it seemed like very little time to do it in (plus limited Internet connectivity). For me, Tuesday started with the judging for TechTarget’s Best of VMworld awards. I was judging the security category and was looking forward to...

September 23, 2008  2:51 PM

My VMworld Journal: Monday – Waiting for the big show

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMworld 2008

Monday was kind of a lazy day for many as it is geared towards partners who get exclusive briefings from VMware on strategies, technologies and road-maps. I can now navigate around the Venetian hotel with some confidence as I have started to figure out how everything is laid out. There are also...

September 23, 2008  2:44 PM

Are offline desktops really that necessary?

Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Virtualization, VMworld 2008

I am sure by now that I am getting a reputation as a downer or naysayer at this VMworld, but as one of my colleagues pointed out, we look around and wonder how many of these products and features we see are simply solutions searching for problems. That said, I look at something like VMware View,...

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