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Jan 21 2009   3:36PM GMT

VMware videos

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert

At a recent company meeting we saw a very cool and creative video of a commercial made by our new advertising agency. It was originally part of their portfolio that they submitted to us during the selection process. Watching their video gave me the idea of looking around and seeing what videos I could find that were related to VMware and virtualization.

The first video I found was on VMware’s website. It’s a cute little video that has various kids describing what they think a virtual machine is (free registration required to view it). I also found several other good videos posted there, including one that was a spoof on the PC versus Mac commercials entitled VMware vs. production servers, another called Are you hip to virtualization and one on The future of the cloud with Paul Maritz. Additionally they have all the video confessionals from VMworld 2008 where people sat in a booth and were filmed talking about VMware and virtualization. Also check out the Best of VMworld award presentation if you haven’t already seen it.

Doing some further digging around on YouTube I found the infamous Falconstor giveaway gone wrong video from VMworld 2008, a VMware Infrastructure 3 demo video and a Site Recovery Manager (SRM) demonstration video with Richard Garsthagen from VMware. I also found a cool distributed power management video with an interesting soundtrack, another interesting video called Live it, love it, VMware it from a company that I just found out is right down the street from me. contributor and blogger David Davis also has many useful VMware training videos on his website that you can check out. And of course I couldn’t possibly talk about videos and VMware without mentioning Eric Sloof who is the Steven Spielberg of virtualization videos. Eric always seems to have a video camera with him and posted tons of videos during his travels to VMworld 2008. He’ll also be at VMworld Europe next month so watch for lots of great video coverage from him also.

Got a good VMware or virtualization related video to share? Let us know in the comments below.

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