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Is (system) virtualization becoming legacy or old style? Sounds a strange question, but there are three main trends that are changing the role and the weight of virtualization in the IT: Competition and more choices and options: VMware vSphere is still the leader (in most cases), but other hypervisors like Hyper-V and KVM are growing fast and become mostly features comparable. Cloud management and cloud services: in most cases virtualization is hidden by the managemed and also for IaaS cloud virtualization is not necessary mandatory (see also virtualization is not cloud). Container and microservices: are […]

There is just a week before the new edition of VMworld EU and also if lots has been announced during the US edition, we can expect some interesting news also at this event. For me will be a good way to meet again lots of friends again, visit some booths to learn more from sponsors, pass some time in the community area and try to see some sessions. This year, I don’t want to write a complete pre-conference guide, old posts like VMworld 2015 EU or also VMworld 2014 EU tips tips are still valid.

As usal, the #vBrownbag TechTalks are returning again in Europe also this year. October 2016 will be a big month for vBrownBag in Barcelona with both the OpenStack Summit and also the VMworld EMEA TechTalks. The TechTalks are ten-minute presentations by community members at an industry conference. Most of them (and the original idea of the vBrownBag “unconference” was this) are originated with sessions not being accepted for the main conference catalog. We know we want to learn from the community so we arranged an alternative forum. TechTalks are limited to ten minutes; they deliver […]

Tech(nical) Field Day are well know events, organized by Stephen Foskett and his team, with the purpose of bring together innovative IT product vendors and independent thought leaders to share information and opinions in a presentation and discussion format. Is a must in the format: with a selected elite of few people, but open to everybody with the live stream and the archived video. Is also a great source of technical information from the vendors but also from the attendeeds.

Interesting European IT events: GOTO 2016 – Copenhagen (Oct, 3-4), London (Oct, 12-14) LinuxCon / ContainerCon – Berlin (Oct, 4-6) TECHunplugged – Amsterdam (Oct, 6) Dell / EMC Forum – London (Oct, 6) Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit 2016 – Munich (Oct, 10-11) Embedded Linux Conference Europe / OpenIoT Summit Europe – Berlin (Oct, 11-13) Docker Roadshow – London (Oct, 11), Paris (Oct, 12), Frankfurt (Oct, 13) VMworld Europe 2016 – Barcelona (Oct, 17-20) TechField Day Extra @ VMworld EU – Barcelona (Oct, 17-20) O’Reilly OpenSource Convention – London (Oct, 17-19) OpenNebulaConf 2016 – Barcelona […]

The US edition of VMworld 2016 is finally over (and the location and venue are been announced for next year: August 27 – August 31 still at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center). But which news are coming from this event? This year, I’ve not attend at the US edition, but I will go, as usual, at the European one. So I cannot make a detailed report, or at least I can only comment other reports. The first “news”, is the Dell-EMC fusion and again (like at the last VMworld EU) Michael Dell was present […]

Interesting European IT events: FSFE summit – Berlin (Sep, 2-4) CloudSec 2016 – London (Sep, 6) Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2016 – London (Sep, 12-13) GWAVACon 2016 – Berlin (Sep, 13-14) The Future of Cyber Security – London (Sep, 13) Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2016 – London (Sep, 21-22) Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2016 – London (Sep, 21) European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS) 2016 – Heraklion, Greece (Sep, 26-27) Cloud Foundry Summit Europe – Frankfurt (Sep, 26-28)

On July, SwiftStack has asked bloggers to use the Free Trial for a spin and post their experiences on their blogs, earning them an automatic $50 donation towards the charity of their choice. Between July 11 and August 11 there was an “engagement points” to award an additional $1,000 charitable donation to the winner, and $250 more to the runner-up. Here are the final results:

If you plan to attend at the VMworld EU 2016 and you still don’t have the event’s ticket, you can try to apply for this opportunity from VMTurbo to have a free ticket. Enter for a chance to win two free tickets. Limit one entry per person. Eligible entries will remain in drawing pool for subsequent drawings if not drawn as winner Three Drawings: August 5, August 19, September 9

Just five years ago this blog has started its life (see the first official post: Blog goes live), initially with a different domain name, but fastly changed with the final one (shorted and probably simpler). In those four years I’ve wrote about all the vSphere 5.x editions (starting with the first 5.0 announce), but not only on vSphere, by covering also other VMware (and non VMware) products. Compared to the previous year (see the related post: Fourth year of vInfrastructure blog), the blog has grow, expecially in the number of visitors (and recurring visitors) and in […]

According to Microsoft, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award is given to “exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others”. The awarded are people who “actively share their … technical expertise with the different technology communities related directly or indirectly to Microsoft”. An MVP is awarded for contributions over the previous year.

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