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Aug 16 2011   10:00AM GMT

Guide to VMWorld 2011

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

We’re packing up our bags and once more hitting the sands of Las Vegas to bring you the latest news, tips and IT strategies straight from VMWorld 2011. Get real-time updates from Michael by following @ITKE on Twitter.

Up-to-date Coverage:

September 1, 2011

VMware Day 3
Denny Cherry, SQL Server with Mr. Denny

Today was day 3 of VMworld. All the sessions that I attended today were pretty much recaps of the things which I covered earlier in the week. I went to these more in depth sessions because the information learned today will help me with my day to day deployments of VMware as well as helping me learn more about the specific items within VMware that I need to look at to ensure that VMware is running smoothly day to day….CONTINUED

August 31, 2011

Like Superman/Clark Kent for your phone: VMware’s Mobile Virtualization Platform (MVP)
Michael Morisy, IT Watch Blog

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I had a chance to sit down with Srinivas Krishnamurti, VMware’s senior director of mobile products, and check out the Mobile Virtualization Platform (MVP). MVP is an interesting concept that blends both personal and professional phone usage by actually installing a separate virtual instance of Android on select handsets…CONTINUED

VMworld Day 2 – Lots of product announcements today
Denny Cherry, SQL Server with Mr. Denny

So today was day 2 of VMworld 2011 and today was a great day at the conference. We had a great keynote with some demos which were pretty funny (I really hope that they were supposed to be funny). Granted I was a little late to the keynote so I missed the first few minutes, but I over slept breakfast is the most important meal of the day….CONTINUED

August 30, 2011

Microsoft wedges its way into VMworld 2011 with anti-VMware video
Melanie Yarbrough, IT Watch Blog

Not to be left out, Microsoft has asserted its opinion of host of this week’s big conference in Las Vegas, VMworld 2011, by way of a YouTube video touting its private cloud services. The video pokes fun at VMware’s longstanding decision to stay out of multi-hypervisor management (since, according to VMware, no one is demanding Hyper-V management anyway) and appeals to the ultimate nightmare in technology: getting left behind….SEE THE VIDEO HERE

VMworld, Day 1
Denny Cherry, SQL Server with Mr. Denny

Today was day 1 of VMware and I had a blast, even though I was only able to attend for part of the day. I flew in Vegas this morning instead of spending the night last night. I didn’t hit any sessions today, but I did catch the keynote which was given by Paul Maritz, the CEO of VMware…CONTINUED

Far from VMworld, virtualization contender Red Hat starts lobbing stones
Michael Morisy, IT Watch Blog

How do you know you’re successful? You start finding more enemies. A recent article by Steven Vaughn-Nichols should bring a smile to fans of VMware: Red Hat, the enterprise Linux giant, sees itself facing off not against enterprise mainstays like Oracle in the future but virtualization and cloud companies. Specifically, VMWare…CONTINUED

August 29, 2011

VMworld, come hell or high water
Michael Morisy, IT Watch Blog

This year’s attendees might be facing a little of both as they make their way to VMware’s annual conference: Even as Hurricane-cum-Tropical Storm Irene was wreaking H20 havoc across the Northeast and canceling Sunday, Monday and even Tuesday flights, conference host Las Vegas was flirting with temperatures of 100 degrees Fahrenheit…CONTINUED

The Essentials:

VMWorld Know before you Go:

Still have unanswered questions? See what others are asking about cloud computing or ask your own IT question in our forums!

For a deeper dive, take a look at some of these excellent cloud computing book recommendations we’ve pulled together, or suggest your own:

Books on Enterprise Cloud Computing:

Have another suggestion for this list? E-mail me at Michael@ITKnowledgeExchange.com or leave it in the comments.

Want to connect directly with experts? Read their blogs to hear straight from the horse’s mouth: The pioneers, chearleaders and critics of cloud computing are often just a click away, and we’ve helped to organize the best of the best.

Top VMWorld Bloggers:

The list is a work in progress, so leave a message in the comments if you know of a blog to add.

What else would make this guide useful to you? Let me know in the comments or e-mail me directly at Michael@ITKnowledgeExchange.com with any additions, corrections or suggestions.

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