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Vmworld 2009: Day 4, 3rd September 2009

September 4th, 2009 No comments

Unfortunately my Vmworld trip came to an end today. Started to head back home at 6 AM this morning, entire day of travelling.

Vmworld 2009 officially comes to an end today at 4 PM. Most of the people will be leaving later in the day or early tomorrow morning to head back home.

Some people are planning to spend some personal time in San Francisco Bay area with their families and friends since it’s a day off on Monday (long weekend). San Francisco is just amazing, the Golden Gate bridge, the food, the wine, the downtown and oh the Moscone center. For this trip, my walking has only been between the hotel and the Moscone center, absolutely no sightseeing.

The weather has been great so far, almost 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. everyday Overall it was been a joyful trip.

Looking forward to going to Vmworld 2010.

Stay tuned for the final post on Vmworld 2009 tomorrow.

Vmworld 2009: Day 3, Wednesday 2nd of September 2009

September 3rd, 2009 No comments

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

Oh this is awesome #vmworld

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Another one #vmworld foreigner

Another one, @edsai, @hpstorageguy #vmworld

Another one #vmworld

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Another one dancing tube #vmware

Another one #vmworld

Another one #vmworld

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Another #vmworld pic

Vmworld party kicks off

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.

Vmworld 2009: Sunday 30th August – Day 0

August 31st, 2009 No comments

So Vmworld 2009 officially starts tomorrow (Monday).

Today was the day to socialize with folks, partners, some VMware folks, some EMC folks and tons of customers.

After a 6-hour flight this morning, got to San Francisco. Registration for Vmworld 2009 was open today, had a chance to catchup on the possible classes & labs to attend.

See some pictures of Vmworld 2009 here

Feel the heat as you enter the Vmworld North Building
Xsigo, Symmetrix V-Max, Cisco Nexus roaring and dispating heat

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Cicso UCS Products


While walking around, found a rack of Cisco products with amber lights, may be some maintenance work going on it.

Cisco UCS 1

A Close look

Cisco UCS

The V-Max’s Proudly Standing

EMC Symmetrix V-Max

Then later in the day meet up with @edsai and went to the Thirsty Beers hosted by a bunch of Vendors including Nexanta, Veeam, and many more.

Had a chance to hookup with some familiar faces on twitter @jasonbouche @scott_lowe @duncanyb @vseanclark @rbrambley and many more. See the pictures from the Raffle sponsored by the vendors.

The Party

vmworld 2009 - thirsty beers party

Evan Powell – Nexanta, CEO

Evan Powell - Nexanta

Scott Lowe

Scott Lowe

Other Pictures




Took 10 more pictures, but seems like they are damaged and couldn’t upload it to the site. The Blackberry camera doesn’t work always….some other pictures includes those of @vseanclark @theronconrey @jtroyer, some veeam folks, etc.

Then later meet up with some EMC folks, specifically @davegraham and folks from @sakacc group.

Anyways stay tuned for Day 1 of Vmworld 2009 tomorrow with some technology post.

Vmworld 2009: San Francisco

August 27th, 2009 No comments

So a pretty exciting week ahead, Vmworld 2009 begins on Monday. This is my first time at VMworld, and I am quite excited to attend.

We are working on some pretty cool technologies around Virtualization and Storage and would really like to understand and spend some quality time with the Vmware engineers understanding the new V-Sphere and other Clould – Virtualization services.

We get thrown in some very complicated implementations of virtualization both internally and externally (services to customers) and successful implement it or sometimes stumble and learn. This would be a good chance to talk to some very smart people in the industry to build contacts to reach out to and also talk to some Vmware engineering folks about some existing issues.

Also looking forward to hanging out with the fellow mates from Twitter and bloggers from the Virtualization – Storage Blogosphere, try to relate faces to the extraordinary news and blogging activity we see from all of them.

Looking forward to spend some time at the Expo (Solutions Gallery) talking to the exhibitors about the technology and services they provide in this vertical market space and how we can further leverage those to grow our technology solutions practice.

I will be accessible by twitter @StorageNerve at all times and also plan to blog on StorageNerve the entire event on a daily basis (time permitting). Looking forward to seeing a ton of people from the industry, various customers and fellow twitter mates….
To get the highlights of VMWorld 2009, visit StorageNerve everyday from the 30th August, 2009 through the 4th of September, 2009. Look for tag Vmworld-2009 ( on Posts.

Stay tuned for pictures, videos from Vmworld 2009.