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Reading Time: 2 minutes There is less than a month to the big HP european event. Here the top 10 reasons on why attend (from HP site): Vision: hear about HP’s vision for the future directly from Meg Whitman and HP’s top executives. Learn about new innovative technology that is shaping the industry and your enterprise. Strategy: understand how you can make big ideas happen in your enterprise with a strategic approach to converged cloud, information optimisation, security and risk management, and more. Technology: touch new products. See them work. Be there for the roll-out of the latest engineering […]

Reading Time: 1 minute Interesting European IT events: OpenStorage Summit – Online (Nov, 1 2012) E2EVC (Expert2Expert Virtualization Conference) 2012 – Hamburg (Nov, 2-3 2012) LinuxCon Europe 2012 – Barcelona (Nov, 5-9 2012) Gartner Symposium – Barcelona (Nov, 5-8 2012) Dell Storage Forum Paris – Paris (Nov, 13-16 2012)

Reading Time: 2 minutes So also this event is gone. This was my first year at this kind of event and I think that was really useful and interesting, especially for the good meetings that I’ve got during those two days. I will post more about them on the next weeks.

Reading Time: 2 minutes As already written, during this edition of Powering the Cloud, I have a speech: 2B5: How to increase the availability of business critical applications using virtualization Wednesday 31st October 2012 at 14:00 In this session we will discuss how is possible increase the availability of business critical applications running in a virtual environment. First we will introduce the different level of availability and different type of technical solutions. Then we will discuss the difference between VMware HA (with VM and application monitoring), VMware FT and guest clustering. We will give more technical detail on how […]

Reading Time: 1 minute The show begins and for me is the first time and will be a big opportunity to meet several vendors (some of them new for me). Here is a list of my appointments at this event: VMware, with Rob Jenkins (Director Advisory Services, EMEA) Violin Memory, with Garry Veale (Managing Director, EMEA) Datacore, with Alexander Best (Director Technical Business Development) Quantum, with Stéphane Estevez (Sr. Product Marketing Manager EMEA/APAC) Spectra Logic, with Molly Rector (EVP Product Management and Marketing Worldwide) Virtual Instruments, with Skip Bacon (CTO and Chris James, EMEA Marketing Director) Dot Hill, with […]

Reading Time: 1 minute With the results of the last VCDX defense (during VMworld EU), we have finally reach more than 100 VCDX (actually VCDX-DV) worldwide. The VCDX directory seems already updated with recent people. So, congrats to @chriswahl, @jpiscaer,  @fojta,  @baecke, @SimonLong_  and all new VCDX!

Reading Time: 1 minute Finally the EMEA edition of #vBrownbag has started! Actually it will start with the VCP on the Cloud and the EUC path (for more information, see the full list of certification paths and my session at the #vBrownbag at VMworld). The first session is dedicated at VCP5-DT certification with an introduction and the analysis of section 1 of the official blueprint: When: 23 Oct from 20:00 to 21:00 (central europoean time) Where: registration form What: Slide VCP5-DT-S1

Reading Time: 2 minutes As probably most of the people have notice on Twitter, the EMEA edition of #vBrownbag will start tomorrow, and this is a really good idea considering that the timeline of both the US and the APAC edition are a little “complicated” for the European people. This is the official announce from Gregg Robertson: That’s right, after having spoken to the infamous APAC and US vBrownbag teams at VMworld and via the VMware vExpert communities Arjan Timmerman and I have thrown our hats into the ring and have asked to borrow the guys vBrownbag’s and show […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Now that the VMworld EU 2012 is over, I can can summarize what I’ve liked and what not in this big event, as also done with the VMworld US 2012. The best moments and aspects where: Networking with other people is (IMHO) the main reason to attend at this kind of event. Was a pleasure and an honor know new people and see again old friends. vBrownBag TechTalks: started with the VMworld US 2012, this kind of speech is interesting and the level is quite good! VMware Office of the CTO event: great event with […]

Reading Time: 1 minute As already written, there were two general session at the VMworld EU (plus another only for partners on Mon afternoon): Tue 9 October, 9.00 AM The new VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and the CTO Steve Herrod have present the news about VMware products, vision and solutions and what they mean as a software-defined datacenter. Wed 10 October, 9.00 AM Steve Herrod and VMware partners take the stage on Tuesday as they demonstrate state of the art technology that is transforming IT and enabling the mobile workforce. Honestly, apart the annonce of new products and other small […]

Reading Time: 1 minute On Thu 11 October the VMworld 2012 EU has finally been finished. The event’s sessions are already available. In the next days my event’s report! And what next? Actually the first info for the US edition 2013: will be again at San Francisco. No confirmation yet of the location of the EU event.

Reading Time: 1 minute My speech of today vBrownbag Tech Talks is: Thursday 15:00 – 15:30 with the title “New VMware Certifications, who are they for and how do you get them” To follow the talk: Speech slides Video Picture VMworld US 2012 report: new certifications My thoughts on VMware beta exams

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