There has been a lot of activity here at VMware with acquisitions and partnerships over the past few months. A fellow engineer at VMware summarized a lot of these acquisitions and how they are meaningful to VMware as an organization. I wanted to share this information because I think it provides people with a better understanding of where we are going as a company and the overall strategic vision of VMware (Thanks again Andy!).
There are plenty of announcements to talk about from the second half of Day 1 and Day 2 of EMCWorld. Keynotes from Pat Gelsinger, Brian Gallagher,and Rich Napolitano all brought the “Why, What, and How” the datacenter will change over the next year. With the quick reference to VPLEX by Joe Tucci in the morning Keynote of DAY 1, the official announcement and demo of the technology by Pat Gelsinger in the afternoon keynote explained the VPLEX technology and its purpose in todays datacenters.
— vTrooper Report — from EMC World
My self-imposed gag order has been lifted since my arrival to EMC.
I’m ready to share some of the great news from EMC World 2010. Stay tuned for all the announcements in detail but for now:
It’s my first time at EMC World. I’m an infrastructure guy at heart and have been to Cisco World and VM World a few times, but not the big storage show. That’s good because EMC is not just a storage company. My “Firehose” treatment over the past few weeks made certain of that fact. So I’ll warm up to EMC World with a little mood and follow it with content. All good fun starts with a party:
Being only three weeks into my career at VMware, I haven’t had much time to do any technical blog posts due to the fact that I have been drinking from the fire hose and trying to ramp up as quickly as possible. I am writing this post from VMware’s annual tech summit, and I joked with a few people here that I am so new that I haven’t even gotten a paycheck yet. My wife called to reassure me that I actually did get paid, so no more jokes about a “virtual paycheck” I guess.
Everything has been great so far. The people I am working with are awesome, the job is going to be fun but challenging, and to be honest I think I am working for the coolest software company in the world. VMware’s breadth of products is really quite amazing, they are literally covering the stack with many different applications, and driving a change in the industry that many people are excited about, revolutionizing IT.