Most of the day today was focused on the Solutions Gallery and Sessions.
There were just so many sessions, no way to attend each and every technology session, but the important ones were around Storage, Cisco Nexus and VDI. It has been very hard to get any labtime. Best bet will be to go back home and start working on some test labs in the office environment to practice various aspects of vSphere and its add-on products.
In the solutions gallery met quite a few known faces from Dell, HP, Vmware, NetApp, EMC, TechTarget and various Analyst. It has been great talking to these folks from Virtualization and Storage backgrounds and get their opinion on the direction of the industry and various other consolidation aspects under the Cloud.
Then was time to spend at the Vmworld 2009 Party, it was just amazing. Thai food, Mexican Food and American burgers, it was just food all over the place. The guy playing the Drums, rocked the floor for 30 mins. Then came the Vmware band (Elastic) – I believe it was called. The final hour was with the Foreigner’s Band, man these guys rocked the floor.
Check out the pictures from the event all updated live on Twitter.
This hall is packed with 8000 people #vmworld http://mypict.me/w0dC
Vmworld party kicks off http://mypict.me/vVBT
Went to the EMC Rave party from there, thanks to Chad Sakac for hosting the party, it was just great. Another 3 hours of technology conversations after the party about Storage Technology & Virtualization.
Totally worth trip.