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VMworld 2019 San Francisco - Day 1 General Session

VMworld is taking place in San Francisco, California this week, here are my thoughts from Mondays general session by VMware’s CEO Pat Gelsinger and COO Sanjay Poonen.

The initial general session of VMworld 2019 was used to further build upon the delivery of VMware’s vision of Any Cloud, Any Application, Any Device with Intrinsic Security. We saw big announcements and updates in terms of Any Cloud, Any Application, and Intrinsic Security but maybe short of details regarding the traditonal EUC business in the initial general session.

Further commentary to come shortly at DefineTomorrow.co.uk

Dell Technologies World 2019 - Day 3 - The doodle with will.i.am #delltechworld

Below is my doodle from the third general session at Dell Technologies World. The session entitled optimism and happiness in the digital age documents the panel discussion including will.i.am that took place in the main stage.

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The video below depicts my views and thoughts from this general session and the conference in general  

Dell Technologies World 2019 - Day Two Announcements, Unity XT, Isilon, VxRail, PowerProtect and more #DellTechWorld

In this video I discuss the announcements of the day, including:

  • The new Dell EMC Unity XT arrays
  • Improvements into the single cluster scale for Isilon now up to 58PB in a single namespace over 252 devices
  • An analytics engine for VxRail for proactive management and to ensure performance is maintained called ACE (Analytical Consulting Engine)
  • A brand new storage platform PowerProtect available in both an appliance the X400 which comes in a hybrid and all flash configuration or as a software only solution
  • 14 new Latitude Devices on the 25 birthday of the Latitude brand
  • and much more
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This doodle was created live during the mornings general session whilst the announcements were happening live

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Some more details on the announcements was given during the media and analysts briefing, the doodle above was created during that briefing 

Dell Technologies World Day One Announcements from Dell, VMware and Microsoft #delltechworld

Today we saw three major announcements from Dell at Dell Technologies World which is taking place at the Venitian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. All of today’s announcements focused on their relationship with VMware under the heading "better together". Whilst VMware remains a separate company they are increasingly working closely with Dell On joint solutions. Michael Dell emphasised that this special relationship gives them key differentiation to the competition. 

Please see my video covering these announcements and my doodles from the day below.

Read about my thoughts on todays announcements in Define Tomorrow >> https://www.definetomorrow.co.uk/blog/2019/4/30/dell-technologies-world-2019-day-1-announcments

vRetreat February 2019 with Cohesity
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I was lucky enough to be invited to my third vRetreat, this time taking place at the home of Chelsea Football Ground Stamford Bridge and sponsored exclusively by Cohesity.


Covered in the doodle above

  • Cohesity Background

  • Tier 2 Storage

    • Test & Dev

    • Backup & Recovery

    • File Services

      • S3, SMB, NFS

      • Tiering

  • Cloud Deployments Options

  • Analytics Engine

  • Helios Analytics & Multi-Cluster Management

  • Office 365 Backup

    • Only for Exchange online at present

  • Multi-tenant Options for Service Providers

  • Smart Assist


VMworld Europe 2018 - Tuesday General Session

The first general session at VMworld 2018 covered every aspect of VMware’s execution of their vision, from the application to the device on any cloud and most importantly with intrinsic security.

My doodle live from the general session is below  

You can watch this general session back at the following link => 

https://www.vmworld.com/en/europe/learning/general-sessions.html

 

What does the future hold for wired and wireless networking with Dell and Ruckus
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I hosted an event with Dell and Ruckus regarding the future of your networking looking into wired and wireless use cases.

One of the most interesting subjects for me was the conversation around IoT and the demand on your network and infrastructure.

We will be digging deep into the future of your infrastructure, workspace and security at our next event taking place in Bristol UK with VMware’s EMEA VP and CTO Joe Baguley and many more. Register for free here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/define-tomorrow-2018-business-technology-conference-tickets-49089344551

VMworld 2018 US - Day Two General Session

Only half of the day two general session was live streamed, but above is my doodle covering what was featured. Sanjay Poonen VMware COO spoke about the engines that fuel VMware being innovation and the customer, VMware are the only company in NPS to be listed in the top 5 for customer satisfaction five years running. He also spoke about the growth of VMware and how every customer that has deployed VMware technologies has been able in turn been able to reduce costs, reduce complexity and reduce carbon. There were a number of customer references live on stage talking about how they are innovating with VMware tecnologies with a strong focus on the SDDC, VMware Cloud, PKS and NSX.

VMworld 2018 US - Day One Keynote

As ever the first day keynote at VMworld was packed with thought leadership, announcements and demonstrations. VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger took to the stage to discuss the super powers of technology, these were cloud, mobile, AI / ML and Edge / IOT. VMware have been slowly enhancing their long term vision of any device, any app, any cloud with intrinsic security and this years keynote further demonstrated that. 

We saw demonstrations and announcements in all areas with the release of vSphere 6.7 update 1 featuring updates for vSAN and more. We saw further demonstration of VMware's close relationship with AWS with AWS RDS (Relational Database Services) being made available on premises via vSphere in coming months. Close integration with vSphere, NSX and Kurbenetes with vSphere PKS and IoT edge infrastructures being treated as a first class citizenship bringing the IT to IoT with a demonstration of vSphere on ARM allowing for true enterprise class features such as FT, vMotion and HA being made available at the edge. 

South West UK VMUG with, HPe and StorMagic

Today’s South West UK VMUG was sponsored by HPE and StorMagic. HPE spoke to the VMUG audience about Infosight their Storage analytics platform included today within their Nimble storage solutions but coming to other HPE product lines in the future. 

StorMagic was one of my favorite presentations they spoken about their virtual storage platform that is designed for small, RoBo and IoT use cases. Their platform is designed to deliver high levels of availability with options for SSD caching and encryption for small virtual environments.  

Here is the doodle. 

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Alongside the sponsors we also had presentations from VMware’s Adam Boyle on vSphere and vSAN 6.7, VMware’s Lukas Winn and VMUG Leader Jeremy Bowman on GDPR / ISO 27001

Zerto 6.0
Zerto 6.0

At vRetreat March 2018 we heard from Zerto regarding their latest release version 6.0. Version 6.0 further increases their functionality as multi-cloud data protection, replication and migration solution.

Below is a whiteboard video that I have recently recorded looking at how the Zerto replication technology works on premises. In the future I will create videos creating the other replication methods. 

In this video Barry talks you through a high level architecture overview of Zerto's software defined VM Replication technology