Our experiences at VMworld 2018 US: the summary
With VMworld 2018 Europe kicking off in Barcelona, it is only fitting to look back to the trends, developments and state of the art technologies that were announced during VMworld 2018 US in Las Vegas. Itility attended this cool event in the US. Read the summary below from our attending Itilians, or read the full story for the indepth-stories of the sessions.
Welcome Reception It was Solutions Exchange time. Here we were able to meet VMware partners and have some food and fun. There was time for playing games, networking with each other and also time for some goodies. The reception created high expectations for the upcoming 5 days!
Today was the first day of the event. First impression: WOW! First of all, it’s very nice to be in Vegas and to gain knowledge, but what a difference from the previously joined sessions in the Netherlands! The location itself, the ambiance, the crowd and the organization are all mind blowing.
In a nutshell, the agenda topics for day 1. Besides the awesome welcome reception our agenda included the following:
1. Run Kubernetes on VMware
2. Software-Defined, Hybrid, and Distributed: Welcome to the VMware Cloud and Introduction to VMware Cloud Foundation
3. Future of vSphere Client (html5)
We are both infrastructure engineers, so the specialists among us will notice not all topics are our core business. This is the way we work at Itility, we are used to look further than just our own expertise. We strongly believe this is an asset for creating an innovative culture.
The location itself, the crowd, the ambiance and the organization are all just mind blowing
Today the CEO of VMware – Pat Gelsinger – provided a general session. This year marks VMware’s 20th anniversary celebration. VMware is shaping the future of Cloud, Mobile, Networking, and Security, as well as innovating in emerging areas like IoT, AI, Machine Learning, Edge Computing, and Containers. It was very impressive and inspiring to attend the presentation. For those who are interested, you can review the keynote general session here.