VMware PEX 2012: Day 2

By | February 16, 2012

The day started with an act to wake us all up, followed by a good keynote by Paul Maritz and Steve Herrod, depicting the way VMware will move in the coming years. I took some pictures of the slides shown. Besides this roadmap VMware announced some new competencies (IaaS and SMB) and specializations to come in the next months. The day continued for me with a chat with Bart Schneider about the Service Provider Program. After that it was all EUC sessions for me. Some were brilliant (Project Octopus and View and Unified Communications) where others didn’t quite deliver on their promise, E.G. “The Future of EUC” didn’t reveal anything new. Other sessions kind of repeated a lot of the slides… Stage 1 View and ThinApp, Stage 2 Horizon AppManager and Stage 3 Project Octopus and Project AppBlast amongst others. I would like to retell one of the questions asked during a session, about the future of VMware View now Horizon is developing and progressing quite fast, and combined wit the forces of HTML5 and the strengths of “the dropbox for the Enterprise” do we then still need VDI?

The answer was remarkable simple. As long as the majority of applications still depend on MS Windows API’s, we will still need desktop virtualization, so View will be around for at least a couple of years. After that it might even remain as a way to provide legacy apps. VMware View 5.1 will be coming soon I understand, currently in closed beta if I’m correct, and guys at VMware are pretty enthusiastic about it, it could very well contain further improvements and enhancements, making it an even stronger contender for XenDesktop.

On the Solutions Exchange floor I had a nice demo of the upcoming Kaspersky AV solution for VMware vShield Endpoint, so soon we’ll have a choice which AV-product to use for scanning on the hypervisor level. I asked them to let Inter Acces participate in the beta, I hope we’ll be invited. The demo was promissing. The Hall Crawl /Tweetup was nice, but as jetlag caught up with me due to a skipped lunch (lunch is not an item in the schedule builder: feature request for VMworld 2012/PEX 2013?) I went back to my hotel to try and resuscitate my phone.

I want to apologize for the delay in posting, I wanted to add a video of the Opening Act, but uploading the vid just took ages…

PEX2012 006PEX2012 007PEX2012 008PEX2012 009PEX2012 011PEX2012 013PEX2012 014PEX2012 015PEX2012 016PEX2012 017PEX2012 019PEX2012 023The day started with an act to wake us all up, followed by a good keynote by Paul Maritz and Steve Herrod, depicting the way VMware will move in the coming years. I took some pictures of the slides shown. Besides this roadmap VMware announced some new competencies (IaaS and SMB) and specializations to come in the next months. The day continued for me with a chat with Bart Schneider about the Service Provider Program. After that it was all EUC sessions for me. Some were brilliant (Project Octopus and View and Unified Communications) where others didn’t quite deliver on their promise, E.G. “The Future of EUC” didn’t reveal anything new. Other sessions kind of repeated a lot of the slides… Stage 1 View and ThinApp, Stage 2 Horizon AppManager and Stage 3 Project Octopus and Project AppBlast amongst others. I would like to retell one of the questions asked during a session, about the future of VMware View now Horizon is developing and progressing quite fast, and combined wit the forces of HTML5 and the strengths of “the dropbox for the Enterprise” do we then still need VDI?

The answer was remarkable simple. As long as the majority of applications still depend on MS Windows API’s, we will still need desktop virtualization, so View will be around for at least a couple of years. After that it might even remain as a way to provide legacy apps. VMware View 5.1 will be coming soon I understand, currently in closed beta if I’m correct, and guys at VMware are pretty enthusiastic about it, it could very well contain further improvements and enhancements, making it an even stronger contender for XenDesktop.

On the Solutions Exchange floor I had a nice demo of the upcoming Kaspersky AV solution for VMware vShield Endpoint, so soon we’ll have a choice which AV-product to use for scanning on the hypervisor level. I asked them to let Inter Acces participate in the beta, I hope we’ll be invited. The demo was promissing. The Hall Crawl /Tweetup was nice, but as jetlag caught up with me due to a skipped lunch (lunch is not an item in the schedule builder: feature request for VMworld 2012/PEX 2013?) I went back to my hotel to try and resuscitate my phone.

I want to apologize for the delay in posting, I wanted to add a video of the Opening Act, but uploading the vid just took ages…

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  • Wilbert

    Hi Eelco,
     
    Seems that you are enjoying your trip to Las Vegas?
    Thanks for your feedback from there. It’s appreciated..!
     
     

  • http://helmersblog.nl/ Helmer

    Hi Eelco,

    It’s great to see that you are really having fun in Las Vegas! I see you already found the slot machines. Did you already check out the Sirens of TI show (the one with the ships outside the hotel). And another great show are the fountains outside of the Bellagio!!

    Regards,Helmer