maritz

VMWORLD 2011: PAUL MARITZ’ CEO Factoids During Paul Maritz’ keynote presentation, when he explained that we’re at a tipping point, he gave us the following statistics: 1 new VM every 6 seconds 20 million VMs worldwide on vSphere A VMotion occurs every 5.5 seconds > 800,000 vSphere Admins, in 146 countries 68,000 VMware Certified Professionals…

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vmworld2011 lasvegas

VMWORLD 2011: Day 1 Three days of breakouts, super sessions, keynotes, meetups, tweet-ups, solution exposition, and parties. A victim of its own success I’ve been attending VMworld since 2004, when they were acquired by EMC. Now, VMworld has grown to have almost 20,000 attendees, 6,700 of which are Partners. It has outgrown a single venue…

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vmworld-hero

VMWORLD 2011: LAS VEGAS This year’s event kicks off in the Venetian in Las Vegas. Is it like Venice in Italy? Yes, but somewhat more hermetic. The venue is huge and more extensive than in years past with expanded conference facilities and enlarged Hang Space and the Blogger’s Lounge. Initial registration featured about 45 minutes…

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cloud question mark

CLOUD, HOW BIG IS IT? The Cloud, it’s Huge! But what does that mean? Let’s start with numbers we are familiar with, then see how it grows to numbers we have a harder time getting our head around: Starting with a binary digit, or “bit” 8 bits makes a “byte” or a character on a…

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VMware Partner

VMWORLD 2010 PARTNER SUPER SESSION Each year, the Partners of VMware are treated to a sneak peak at some of the announcements coming this week. Below I will not share anything that hasn’t already been since announced or is not already publicly available. First speaker was: Carl Eschenbach, EVP VMware He spoke on the theme…

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VMworld Virtual Roads

VMworld 2010: Day 1 – Virtual Roads. Actual Clouds Although the opening reception was not until 4 pm, the excitement was already building here at Moscone Center in San Francisco at 8 am. There were hundreds in line at that time, though it was pretty efficient: step up to a computer, type in your first…

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CloudOS

CLOUD OS: VSPHERE 4 LAUNCHES This week, VMware upgraded its main product line VMware Infrastructure 3, to deliver IT infrastructure as a service internally. SaaS, or “Software as a Service” is a term often seen in discussions of Cloud Computing, where these services are offered remotely from data centers over the Web. With vSphere, companies…

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Cloudminders

In 1969 during the original Star Trek TV show, The Cloud Minders episode featured Stratos, a city in the clouds. Today, EMC launches Atmos, cloud optimized storage. This is not science fiction, but the realization of much work on managing very large amounts of data “in the cloud.” Having been in the hands of customers…

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Paul Maritz

VMWORLD 2008: DAY 1 KEYNOTE Following yesterday’s opening event, both the Technology Exchange and Partner Day, the conference started in earnest today with a keynote by Paul Maritz, VMware President and CEO. Paul is quite an articulate speaker, sounding both like a savvy businessman and an erudite professor. For many, his accent is difficult to…

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