I decided to write this blog somewhat inspired by John Troyer’s blog + tweet about 2014 predictions here. I love Duncan Epping’s response here. That said I thought I’d provide what are my focus areas for 2014 as something potentially more useful than a prediction (and I’ll through in a couple predictions just for fun)……
At VMWorld there’s become a new tradition of having the vBrownbag guys offer breakout sessions. These are 15 minute TechTalks. This year I gave one as follow up to a previous blog about how the Software Defined Data Center was like a Harmony Remote. Below is a link to the presentation. http://new.livestream.com/accounts/237166/events/2352999/videos/28516482
VMware has been in the works for a software SAN also known as VSAN. The technology functions with up to 8 nodes in the current beta and will support 32 once GA. Also vmware purchased Virtso which is an incredible storage software solution that virtualizes storage and re-orders the write patterns to sequential. Take a…
Classic. At VMWorld you always run into heavyweights. Last year I got an interview from Nick Weaver @lynxbat. This year I caught both he and the infamous Brian Gracely @bgracely, from Cloudcast, in the bloggers lounge. Check their insights on cloud, vCHS, NSX, and “Project Zombie”.
No one needs to intro these guys. They have taken over the “truely” converged space. Nutanix was a highlight last year with Jason Langone @langonej. Jason kills it! Brad also kills it and Nutanix had an unbelievable table to highlight their solution and functionality. Check it out.
Lakeside Software has been an innovator and pioneer in end user computing. Frankly a bunch of us in the solution provider space have utilized their tools as part of our assessment processes. Clients love their software and they had something that will blow you away at VMWorld 2013; a true DaaS tool!
VMware made a few announcements while at VMWorld, one of which was Log Insight. I caught up with them at the show floor and caught a nice demo plus an exlusive offer of 5 free licenses. Watch at the end for the instruction on how to get the free licenses. Awesome technology.