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VMworld 2013 Europe – Wednesday

VMworld 2013 Europe – Wednesday

General Session – Carl Eschenbach In the 10 minutes prior to the session starting the Platinum sponsors each had their own promotional video trailer presented. It somewhat startled me into a momentary panic as the music blasted out without warning and had me thinking the session had started but no, just a NetApp, HP, EMC, Dell and a Cisco trailer-thon. Disclaimer announcement along the lines of, “Things that may be true most...

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VMworld Europe 2013 – Tuesday

VMworld Europe 2013 – Tuesday

VMworld is go! (Nice traffic light near my hotel) General Session Overview The General Session opened today announcing it as the 6th annual conference for Europe. Over 8,500 attendees this year and Maurizio Carli was quick to promote the VMUG and cite the global 80,000 user base. He followed up by encouraging people who weren’t members to stop by the VMUG booth in the Solutions Exchange and sign up. There was an open acknowledgement...

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VMworld Europe 2013 – Monday

VMworld Europe 2013 – Monday

It’s not just Partner Day it’s also the best way to familiarise yourself with the layout of the conference centre. It could also be said it’s the lull before the storm as the atmosphere is almost serene with only a ripple of conversation in the open seating areas. Without doubt and quite obviously there’s more suits than jeans, shoes than trainers and notepads than laptops. A real business day. The start to the day...

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Cloud from the coalface – searching for the Holy Grail

Cloud from the coalface – searching for the Holy Grail

Steady yourselves, I’ve been published in a physical magazine. Wait, did he say “physical”? Yes I did, you remember those don’t you? Paper and glossiness… Open up the Cloud Computing Intelligence magazine (Issue no.8) and you’ll find a two page spread where I brief over business challenges and recommendations around cloud adoption then wrap it up with a perfect analogy. For those of you that know me...

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UK VMUG 2013 – Want to tell your story?

UK VMUG 2013 – Want to tell your story?

November 21st 2013 – National Motorcycle Museum Official VMUG page and (soon to be published) agenda is here The Call for Papers is open¬†for this years UK VMUG. Been before? Then you know what to expect and of course you know what the audience likes, so get writing. Already 8 months has passed since the 2012¬†UKVMUG and I can’t imagine for one for moment you haven’t got something you’d like to share with fellow...

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vExpert 2013 – What did I contribute in 2012?

vExpert 2013 – What did I contribute in 2012?

Announcement This morning has seen much activity and buzz on Twitter within the virtualisation community, many people are congratulating each other and huge respect and acknowledgement continues to be given to VMware’s John Troyer for his efforts behind the scenes in making the vExpert programme announcement for 2013. Opinion Many blog posts are being created (as I write this one) and the next few days will see a flurry of euphoria...

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