So the day started with Paul Maritz general session early AM today.
Then joined the Press / Analyst / Blogger Session hosted by Dan Chu of Vmware, Inc
See the notes below from the session
Dan Chu opened the Press release session, he heads the VMware’s vCloud initiative.
Spoke about workload distribution
Partners like Verizon Business, ATT, Savvis, Terremark
Move apps in the cloud based on business demands
New 1000 service providers being added
Three main components of vmare vcloud initiatives where partners fit in
AT&T (Cloud Hosting)
ATT Services; Steve Caniano: VP Hosting and Cloud Services
ATT addressing things like Networking, Security, Performance, Reliability
Services called AT&T Synaptic Hosting
Services AT&T Storage as a Service (SaaS)
AT&T looking at Public, Private, Hybrid and Use Case clouds
Vmware: Dino Cicciarelli – Demo of workload migrations
Great vmotion within multiple data centers: SanJose to Sacramento
Demo of Project Sprit
Industry first virtual data center with Tiering based on SLA’s
Verizon Business Services (Security)
Kerry Bailey, SVP Global Services
CaaS: Computing as a Service
Manuel D. Medina: CEO Terremark
Jason Locchead, CTO Terramark
Demo of vCloud Express
Rod Johnson, CEO Springsource
Application deployment in the Cloud
Micheal Crandell, CEO Rightscale
The next in line was the VCE (Vmware – Cisco – EMC) Super Session by Chad Sakac, Ed from Cisco and Scott from Vmware. It was great to see the new vision of the cloud (both private and public) and things that Vmware – Cisco and EMC are doing around it.
Joined the Solutions Gallery along with thousands of other people on the floor. Finally met @sunshinemug @sfoskett, Alex McDonald from NetApp, @dvallente along with a some great other folks from the Storage industry.
Headed to dinner with @edsai, @hpstorageguy @lynx_bat @tscalzott. After a Healthy dinner (burger and fries) headed to the Storage Tweetup at the B Restaurant and Bar @ Moscone.
It was great to finally meet everyone from the Storage Industry there, @RayLucchesi @DellServerGeek @sanpenguin @spinmasterjp, NetApp’s Alex Mcdonald, @3parfarley @hpstorageguy, @dvellante: @sunshinemug @storageio @siliconvalleypr @sfoskett @StorageNerve @edsai.
(STAY TUNED FOR PICTURES FROM THE STORAGE TWEETUP: I WILL PROVIDE THE LINKS)
The day came to an end at around 2 AM, with the last meeting with Brad O’Neill from TechValidate. This guy is smart!!! Some great Venture Capital talk and his current and past involvement with TechValidate, Stumbleupon and PolyServ.
Stay tuned for more coverage for Vmworld 2009 Day 3.