Among the highlights in our image gallery from VMware VMworld are keynote sessions and a very active expo hall.

Channel Partners

September 2, 2016

  • Image Gallery: VMware VMworld Highlights

    Las Vegas replaced San Francisco as the host of this year’s VMware VMworld U.S. Conference, Aug. 29-Sept. 1.

    The virtualization giant’s executives outlined new products and services and highlighted top customers and partners. Hundreds of companies showcased their portfolios in the Solutions Exchange expo hall.

    Among the highlights in our image gallery are keynote sessions and a very active expo hall.

    Once you’re done with the gallery, read our recaps of VMware’s new cross-cloud strategy, its expanded IBM relationship and its exhortations to partners.

  • VMware VMworld: Registration, Partner Exchange


    Registration began on Sunday, the day before the official start of VMworld. Many members of the channel community showed up on Sunday for VMware’s Partner Exchange events, which previewed the show’s upcoming announcements. Ross Brown, VMware’s senior vice president of worldwide partners and alliances, said later in the week that partners need to be educating themselves on public cloud.

  • VMware VMworld: Pre-Keynote Breakfast


    A massive crowd of attendees gathered for breakfast Monday morning next to the expo hall. The conference had to use several overflow rooms to seat everyone for the keynote session.

  • VMware VMworld: CEO Pat Gelsinger


    VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger ran the general session on Day 1. His big announcement: VMware wants to help customers automate, monitor and secure three major public cloud platforms (Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and IBM Cloud) using what it calls Cross-Cloud Architecture. It’s a major shift for VMware, which formerly competed directly against those clouds.

  • VMware VMworld: IBM Partnership and the Cloud Foundation


    Another major announcement coming out of VMworld was IBM’s extended partnership with VMware to help deliver the newly announced VMware Cloud Foundation. Robert Leblanc, senior vice president of IBM Cloud, joined Gelsinger on the stage to discuss the opportunity.

    Read our recap of the extended partnership.

  • VMware VMworld: Dell’s EMC Acquisition


    There was much conversation around Dell’s acquisition of EMC (VMware’s majority owner), which will officially close on Sept. 7. Dell CEO Michael Dell talked on stage with Gelsinger about the future.

    We detailed their talk earlier this week.

  • VMware VMworld: Tegile


    The expo hall was rocking and rolling Monday afternoon. Tegile, the flash storage provider, pulled out all the stops at its booth, bringing in an Audi sports car and a classic Vegas pastime.

  • VMware VMworld: Education Sessions


    Multiple companies ran floor sessions educating attendees on their solutions.

  • VMware VMworld: Tintri


    Storage provider Tintri did its best impression of “The Hangover” movie franchise at its booth. What happens at VMworld, stays at VMworld.

  • VMware VMworld: Zadara Storage


    Zadara Storage gave attendees an introduction to its services during the Solutions Exchange.

  • VMware VMworld: Veeam and HPE


    More than 220 companies participated in the Solutions Exchange, including Veeam and HPE.

  • VMware VMworld: Salesforce


    Stephanie Buscemi (left), executive vice president of product and solutions marketing for Salesforce, stepped onto the main stage to discuss her company’s collaboration with VMware. She talked with Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president of VMware’s End-User Computing unit.

  • VMware VMworld: Media Briefing


    The main speakers from Tuesday’s general session fielded questions from the media. They are (left to right) Sanjay Poonen, executive VP, End-User Computing Unit; Ray O’Farrell, CTO; Vice President of Native Apps Kit Colbert, VP of Native Apps; Yanbing Li, SVP of Storage and Availability; and Rajiv Ramaswami, general manager of Networking and Security.

  • Image Gallery: VMware VMworld Highlights

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