“So long, #VMworld,” Twitter feeds read as VMworld goers (now leavers) boarded their planes to head home this weekend.
The SDNCentral office was quiet last week as our staff flocked (to the extent that three or four people can “flock”) to the conference in San Francisco. There was no time for Pier 39 or Alcatraz tours; VMworld was playground enough for us.
Here you’ll find links to all our original coverage from the show. We’ll be updating it after Labor Day as more stories come in. The news we didn’t have time to cover directly is recapped in our VMworld Newswire. Enjoy.
(Updated 9/4 with Casado and “cold war” stories.)
State of VMware
… Pat Gelsinger kicked off the conference with a couple of surprise guests: a VMware OpenStack distribution and EVO, the hyperconverged infrastructure family that will contribute to the Open Compute Project. Whether these moves are forward-looking or purely defensive is yet to be seen.
… Martin Casado gave us the lowdown on his new position as general manager of the Networking and Security Business Unit.
… The VMware/Cisco cold war is definitely raging, at least in terms of show-floor signage.
Docker on the VMworld Stage
… VMware loves Docker. Five VMworld sessions attempted to change minds regarding the “myth” that containers and virtual machines don’t mix. Were you convinced?
NSX Rolls Along
… NSX put the spotlight on security. Microsegmentation took root as a popular NSX use case for the network virtualization platform.
… In fact, Nutanix went and raised another $140 million, just for good measure.
… Quanta showed off a VMware EVO:RACK, for those wanting a sneak peek. General availability doesn’t seem likely until next year, although VMware didn’t specify a timeframe.