My planing for VMworld in Barcelona began right after Speed 2 Lead Megalaunch from EMC. First came the meetings about who should be staffing the booth. In years past EMC would staff the booth with mainly BU (business unit) experts. Great people, but this really made for a product centric style in the booth. Some vSpecialists would be floating around the booth having conversations that usually spanned across multiple EMC business units. (example: How do I configure iSCSI multipathing for VNX while backing up with Avamar and Data Domain?) This year our goal was to flip it around. Where there would be mainly pre-sales people that loved VMware and EMC together. Complimented by a few experts from the BU’s to answer the deepest of questions.
We found this worked great in San Francisco so it is back again. With all new specialists from the EMEA region. These awesome Advanced Software SE’ and vSpecialists will be able to lead conversations on:
– SDDC (Software Defined Datacenter)
– SDS (Software-defined Storage)
– Mission Critical Applications (and how to virtualize them)
– Management and Orchestration
– End User Computing
– Trusted IT
– Tech Previews (Next Generation type things)
After getting all the right people in place came the time to get all the right demos. While some of the demos are the same from San Francisco, expect to see a some really cool new things.
None of this would have worked without the help of several AWESOME people. Jim Sanzone and Paul Manning are amazing guys to work with and it is a pleasure to learn from you two.
Make sure to come see me and my friends in the EMC booth. It should not be hard to find.
As an add on project I will be participating with the EMCElect to he curate things at the show.