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As written in a previous post, in those days I’ve attend at the Nutanix .NEXT Conference where several big announces have been revealed during the keynotes.

First to all was a strength demonstration of Nutanix: 963 attendees with 7 no shows, more than 3200 registration for the Community Edition, from 0 to 1100 employees in 5 years, lot of announces in this conference, lot (really a lot) sponsors are great numbers and results.

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What’s in

Almost all. Considering also that was the first big conference was cool and well managed in most aspects. Overall organization was good.

Also the timing for the sessions was good, with just a notable delay of 15 minutes in the first keynote, but well managed in the first morning

Keynotes and sessions were really good and all (at least what I’ve seen) with several users cases. Nice also the approach of make the first keynote a customers session, follower by ALL the announces (without split them in different days). And great and valuable the second keynote (and nice the reasons of having this kind of guest!). Also the final panel was something not so common and with good contents.

Contents were good with good speakers and great the idea to keep an un-conference track that can be valuable and was really valuable in this case.

Most of the announces are awesome and they can change the balance in the virtualization ecosystems. And what will came next is more interesting.

The location was also awesome, with the only “issue” of the high humidity (but isn’t normal in Florida from June to August).

What’s out

Something could be do better, something simple was not as I like it (but it’s just a my opinion).

About the schedule, I just don’t like the US conference style of close with an half day. I notice in several other conferences, but finish at 14:00 does not make much sense. Considering that there were a lot of interesting sessions, more repeated maybe can bring the end at 16:00 that make little more sense for who is leaving late.

About the party probably it’s just me… but I don’t like noise party in small place… ok the external humidity was to high to make something in an open space, but this (IHMO) can be improved.

Community and social area can be improved, but I know that somebody is working on it.

Food could be improved? Probably most people have not like it because was not the typical US food. IMHO have different type of food and more fresh was a good choice: good idea for the afternoon break… really poor break for the first morning… reasonable during lunch (and nice swag for the take-away in last day)… good for the party and the breakfast.

What’s next

Now Nutanix is launching a very long .NEXT on tour in 100 cities and 31 countries!

But they have also announced the dates and the location for the next .NEXT Conference:

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2908 Posts)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-18. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-18. Nutanix NTC 2014-18. PernixPro 2014-16. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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