VMworld is coming back to Europe this autumn, with thousands of delegates attending hundreds of sessions to keep up-to-date in virtualisation technologies. The annual conference has been running since 2004, and since 2008 there’s been a European event alongside the US one. My first VMworld was last year and this year I’m privileged to have been offered an official Bloggers pass to the 2016 event in Barcelona. Many thanks to Corey Romero and the VMware community team for this opportunity.
In my opinion VMworld is an awesome event, showcasing the entire landscape of VMware products from End User Computing through to the Software Defined Datacentre. The week not only profiles the latest and greatest offerings from VMware themselves but also from the other vendors that make up the surrounding ecosystem; Solutions in storage, server hardware, networking, HCI, management and monitoring, End User Computing devices and more fill the Solutions Exchange and some of the sessions.
Outside of the formal sessions (primarily lecture style, group discussion, and hands-on-labs) there’s the opportunity to meet and network with fellow IT Professionals from all around the world. You can take the opportunity to discuss your own challenges and solutions with such a wide variety of experts from all manner of countries and industries.
So go on, register now then check out my 5 Conference Tips from last year- and I’m not joking about the need for comfortable shoes, as my Fitbit step count from last year shows. If you do make it out to Barcelona this autumn, look me up and say hi!
VMworld 2016 Disclaimer: Whilst this blog always strives to be unbiased in any opinions and uninfluenced by an offer of a free T-shirt, readers should be aware that VMware have provided me with a conference pass for this event and also that during the event VMware and their partners may be providing SWAG or entertainment to promote their products. Neither VMware nor their partner companies review what is written here prior to publication, but factual corrections post-release are welcome and will be noted if included. The general disclaimer for this site can be found here but I should reiterate that this is my personal site and not affiliated with my employer in any way.