The day has been awesome so far met a few people I wanted to meet and still on the look out or the people I haven’t met yet. But I am sure that will also happen shortly. We still have 3 more days left. As of now we are in the bloggers area at VMworld 2011 and the atmosphere is simply amazing. A lot of people everywhere and it shows a lot of planning must have gone into this in order for it to turn out the way it has. In the mean time I figured I will share a few pictures I took with my phone for those who couldn’t make it. I apologize for the quality of the pics, my wife thought she has a better reason to have the good camera. My personal favorite is John Troyer with his signature pose
The keynote kicked off with mazing intro graphics and when Paul Maurtiz took the stage, it was a moment we have long been waiting for. Though he does not have the chrisma of Steve Jobs, he still did a pretty good job. Specially when he eased off a little and informed the world about his initial job hunts and how IBM turned him down. More importantly, once he got the crowd engaged, he let out the vision VMware has for the cloud era that is set to take over the world. More than 50% of the server work load is virtual today. He went over how VM management wil soon become less relevant and service management will really be the point of concern in the near future. And vSphere 5 is the promises to help you deliver that. Some facts here about vSphere 5:
More than 1 million engineering hoours
More than 2 million QA hours
200 new features
According to Paul Maurtiz, VMware agrees with Steve Job’s assessment that we are entering a post PC area. However, there is still a need for PCs in the current world and View5 .0 will enhance and solve a lot of issues faced today. Specially with the enhanced bandwidth(60% enhancement in PCoIP) and VOIP support in View5.0. Other than that there was not a whole lot besides what most already know. I couldn’t stay there for too long as the floor exhibition also opened a few minutes ago. Have to run over there and see all the magic. Oh and my phone also died.. so no more tweets until I am back at the hotel.