Having just exited the general session, I want to quickly share my thoughts on the keynotes. VMware is definitely continuing to lead the market, not just in technological innovations but, in my view, also in how it embraces customers. There were some ‘nuggets’ of news not mentioned back in August San Fran VMworld – such as HP and Hitachi Data Systems being new EVO:RAIL partners, vCloud Air being available in Germany and Horizon FLEX to name a few – but I liked the way that customers mentioned in the slide ware, were publicly acknowledged with the cameras zooming in on them as they were asked to stand up and be recognised.
As always, it was great to have VMUG community mentioned in the keynote – now up to 100,000 members. As I’ll be doing some booth duty on the VMUG booth this year, I hope to help contribute to getting new members signed up.
I was pleased to hear the VMwomen initiative mentioned during the keynote, I’ve signed up for this session in the schedule builder – 17.30 today, room 40, Hall 8.
I’m still not convinced that “Go Bravely” is the right message to a technical audience – for me it invokes fear, trepidation, uncertainty – but then, actually, that is the IT world in which we live and, probably, will continue to live.
Pat wrapped up with this summary – enabling the Brave New IT 😀