15 09, 2017

VMworld Europe 2017 – Day 2 & 3

By | 2017-09-15T21:38:22+00:00 September 15th, 2017|VMware, VMworld|1 Comment

I started Day 2 by posting coverage of Day 1 of VMworld and all things of note since after landing in Barcelona. Then there was the run to the venue. Coincidentally, I got the same seat in the keynote as on Day 1 and next to Barry Coombs and Megan Warren. https://twitter.com/AtherBeg/status/907860626831179778 The keynote was [...]

15 09, 2017

Open TechCast: EP7: A Bit of a COO – A quick Conflab with Sanjay Poonen

By | 2017-09-15T21:22:42+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Open TechCast, VMware, VMworld|0 Comments

I hope you enjoyed our interview with Pat Gelsinger a few days ago. Today, we have another special treat for you. On Day 2 of VMworld Europe 2017, we interviewed Sanjay Poonen, Chief Operating Officer - Customer Operations at VMware. In the interview, we talked to him about life in general but also at VMware [...]

13 09, 2017

VMworld Europe 2017: Day 1 and before

By | 2017-09-13T06:42:11+00:00 September 13th, 2017|VMware, VMworld|0 Comments

It's VMworld time again in Barcelona and I am here to meet all my like-minded colleagues. For many people, VMworld in Barcelona starts a little earlier; on Sunday with the vRockStar Party. This party is organised by Patrick Redknap and Marco Broeken (with other volunteers) and has now become a tradition and its popularity is [...]

5 02, 2016

vExpert 2016: Thank You!

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 February 5th, 2016|General, VMware|2 Comments

Back in 2012, I joined Xtravirt. One of my colleagues was Darren Woollard (who works at Nutanix now). He knew that I had been blogging for a few years so while putting his vExpert application in, he asked me if I had ever applied for it. I didn't even know that mere mortals like me can become vExperts [...]

16 10, 2015

VMworld Europe 2015 – Day 3 (Last)

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 October 16th, 2015|VMware, VMworld|0 Comments

So, it was the last day. It had been quite a hectic week so far (as always) but activities were still going strong. First order of the day was for me to get to the venue, leave my suitcase with the bag drop and get the update post for day 2 published that I wasn't able to [...]

15 10, 2015

VMworld Europe 2015 – Day 2

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 October 15th, 2015|VMware, VMworld|1 Comment

On Day 2, I got to the venue early and published my update for Day 1 of VMworld Europe 2015. Once that was done, it was time for some breakfast and lots of coffee. It is customary to start Day 2 with a General Session and this time, it was EUC (End User Computing) and NSX's [...]

14 10, 2015

VMworld Europe 2015 – Day 1

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 October 14th, 2015|VMware, VMworld|3 Comments

Yesterday was Day 1 of the main event. I got to the venue, bright and early, and helped myself to a great selection of bakery items. Also, didn't forget to fill me up with lots of caffeine, which I so desperately needed. I've only attended VMworld in Barcelona so not sure if the US version is [...]

13 10, 2015

VMworld Europe 2015 – It’s All Kicking Off!

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:01+00:00 October 13th, 2015|VMware, VMworld|4 Comments

Yes, after the confusion last year on what number are the days, I've decided to go for a neutral name. Avoids all the naming issues (unlike the products we work with every day!) Got to Barcelona at about noon on Sunday and checked in. Had to sacrifice the start of Russian GP (Formula 1) but hey, [...]