This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Future:NET 2018” VMworld is the ultimate customer event for VMware, this year hosted in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay. While I have attended VMworld many times in the past, it is almost exclusively a partner event for me, not a customer one. But recently my role […]
VMworld generates so much news and announcements that it can be hard to keep up. Here’s what resonated with Nathaniel Avery after the first day of the event.
It’s the Gestalt IT Rundown for August 29, 2018. We discuss GlobalFoundries ending advanced fabrication, Windows 95 the app, and all the big announcements from VMworld.
It seems like seeing Booth Babes at shows should be a relic of a Mad Men past. Something we look back at in dejected wonderment, that seems so incongruous with modernity that it must have come from another world entirely. At least, as someone who doesn’t go to many industry shows, that was my assumption.
Are VARs trying to fleece you for every cent? Are software releases really slow and full of bugs? Should you just scrap your entire infrastructure and go open source with an army of newly-minted network software developers? Tom Hollingsworth gives us some points to think about while we’re preparing for the revolution.
Coming out of VMworld this year, we’re seeing some interesting announcements from Dell EMC. The company has refreshed and expanded a number of solutions in the end-to-end VMware portfolio, touching on everything from HCI to storage arrays.
Whenever you’re attending a giant show like VMworld for the first time, it’s a good idea to get some insider tips from a more experienced attendee. With that in mind Matt Crape put together his tips for first timers at VMworld.
Las Vegas can be daunting for the uninitiated, especially if they’re more intent on attending the event than hitting the Strip. So we loved seeing Jim Jones recent “Vegas for Newbies” article. Although we’ve got our own secrets (we go there at least half a dozen times a year for tech shows), Jim’s suggestions are dead on.
Tom Hollingsworth rightly points out what makes IT conferences relevant: community. In large events like VMworld or Cisco Live, the community are what make these events enjoyable to attend. But for smaller conferences, that are either new or tightly focused, the community is what makes them relevant. It’s an interesting distinction.
Sometimes when looking at new enterprise IT products, it’s important to remember how we derive meaning from words. If we look back to the work of Ferdinand de Saussure, we of course know that the spoken or written word, the actual word itself, is a signifier. That is to say, it points toward something. What […]