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The last event day has started at 8 AM with the general sessions “Efficient IT – Shifting from Operation to Innovation” with Stephen Murdoch (VP & GM of Public and Large Enterprise, EMEA). In my opinion, this was the best general session of the entire event, maybe with a less impact compared with the one yesterday morning, with a lot of interesting points, like:  “Dell is focusing on people & process not just the technology”, “17% of IT hardware is storage 60% of storage cost is labour “, “shadow IT is when users just go […]

The third day was also the first official one: there are two different track at DellSF12, one for the partner (starting from Monday) and one for the customer (starting from Wednesday). The day program opens (8:00-9:00) with a plenary session from Darren Thomas (VP & GM of Dell Storage) and Phil Soran (President of Dell Compellent) that introduce the “Fluid by Design” approach of Dell storage solutions. The fluid properties of keep the same level if you rotate the container or adapt if you change the form or streck the container can match the capacity […]

The second day at Dell Storage Forum 2012 London has finished with a lot of interesting information about Dell plans in storage and products roadmap. The general session “Channel Partner Session” (8:00-9:00) was a great overview handled by Greg Davis and Andy Hardy, with the announce of the “cloud certification” for partners. More technical (and also protected by NDA) was the general session (9:00-10:00) by Brett Roscoe and Mike Devis on Dell Storage Roadmap and how different products (like PowerVault, Equallogic and Complent) will (or may will) share some technologies (like deduplication, NAS, some core features of […]

The first event day was quite strange, one reason was that I take only the second half of the day (my fly has landed around 12:00), and the second reason was that day has been focused on the partner training. There where four different sessions of “Partner Pre-Conference Training”: one sales oriented, and the others for technical people on EqualLogic FS7500, Equallogic and Compellent. I’ve choose the NAS track, due to the high confidence level with EqualLogic block stora family and the quite good one on Compellent. But, honestly, was a little low my expectation […]

One of the first big events of this new year will be the Dell Storage Forum (the first Dell’s European storage show) during the second week of January (9-12). This event was partly born from the hashes of C-Drive (Compellent trade show) that was supposed to have its first European incarnation last year but due to the acquisition of Compellent by Dell C-Drive got canceled and Dell Storage Forum was born instead conveying all things storage by Dell in a single storage-focused event. For more information on the event see also those post: Time to […]

This European edition was the second time at Copenhagen, so we can make some comparison with the previous edition: General organization: seems better (one year of experience can help to improve). Transport: similar as last year (bus from the airport and free pass for metro/s-tog), but this time the main entrance was near the metro station. Bella Center: this time seems that was used an extended area, the resul was good and better than last year… more free space, relax area, lot of place to eat or simple sit, bigger reception… maybe the only flaw […]

Instead of give a opinion to each session of VMworld Europe 2011, I prefer point the best moments (maybe unique… for sure “priceless”) of this event: VMworld Community TV: as already written, it was a great opportunity to make a day report (in native language) of the event. Thanks again to John Troyer for this opportunity. VMUG.IT vBeer: on Monday evening there was the Italian vBeer with around 40 people… But the best moment was see Re Ferrè and Perilli discuss about cloud and all around it. vExpert Meeting: on the late afternoon of Tuesday […]

The VMworld TV is a video channel (on Youtube), similar to the VMware TV, where is possible see interview to some well-know people (but also “normal” people) or watch some reports or opinions on the days or the sessions at the VMworld. Is another form of communication that fit well and complement the other for for social media. One interesting news of this year is the introduction of the VMware Community TV, that is a video channel (this time with livestream), that John Troyer gives to be used from the communities, VMUG, vExpert, … or […]

The VMworld Europe 2011 will start today at Bella Center (at Copenhagen, like last year). For the VMware Partners it was already started yesterday. In this days, probably I will not post on my blog, to be focused on the event. Of course I will tweet, so you can follow me on twitter (Segui @Andrea_Mauro). About Twitter remember also that: Main conference Twitter account to follow: @vmworld Main conference hashtag to use in all your tweets: #vmworld Other hashtags: #vTweetup, #vmworld3word

I would like to add some more notes  to my previous list for who will attend at VMworld Europe at Copenhagen: Sessions: unlike other people I’ve chose to do not publish sessions that I attend and to not promote any particular sessions. It’s too subjective the choice, and what I can like does not mean that must like also to other people… Also I think that who attend at VMworld is smart enough to choose his sessions :) But remember to share your option on each sessions (note that, for Twitter, there is a specific hashtag for each […]

There are only two weeks left to VMworld Europe 2011, and probably there are also some promotion code left (search at vendor site or forum). This event is a great opportunity for training and information with a lot of sessions (and note that is possible watch at them also later), but I see at least two good reasons to attend at this kind of events (and not only VMworld): Hands-on Labs: they are great and cover the latest (or future) products. Network: meet and know people is invaluable. But of course there can be also […]

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