It is that time again — VMworld 2015 is here. For some of you, this might be your first VMworld, for others this may be old hat. Either way, it is an exciting time of year. The question is, what are you most excited about?
The theme this year is “Ready For Any” and ties into the “Any Application, Any Device, One Cloud” message VMware has been communicating. Now that the enterprise has adopted the SDDC, the direction to Hybrid Cloud and Mobile Solutions are the next steps. Does this mean talk about vCloud Air, Airwatch and Containers? I guess we will find out.
One thing VMworld is known for is announcements. Announcements could be a variety of things from new product releases, pilot/beta programs, new partnerships, new integrations and much more. Given that vSphere 6 was announced at Partner Exchange this year, the question becomes what announcements will be made at VMworld?
VMworld is at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA this year and will be as packed as ever. From sessions to hands-on labs and the Solutions hall there will be more than enough to keep you busy. Oh, and do not forgot this is an amazing networking opportunity so reach out to the people around you!
The VMworld party is back at AT&T park. This means lots of ball park food, arcades, games and a concert! Beyond that, there are parties and activities every day — they started yesterday — so be sure to check out and register for the VMworld gatherings.
What am I most excited about? Presenting. This will be my third VMworld presenting and I really enjoy it. I hope you can swing by to the session I am doing with Caleb on Monday at 4:30 MGT4579.
There is so much to see and do at VMworld. I would suggest planning your schedule before the event so you can see and do everything you want to — also be sure to download the mobile app to track your activities at Moscone. Be sure to have backup plans as well as sessions fill up and plans change, but do not forget that most people in the standby line get into the session so be patient.
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