VMworld 2018 – Day 2 – Tuesday

And so it begins


Tuesday is traditionally a tough day. It starts with vBreakfast at 7:00 am and usually ends with vendor parties late at night. Although you need to get up very early to meet with others for vBreakfast before VMworld, it is totally worth it. A little crowd of vGeeks gathers at restaurant La Vid before sunrise to talk about virtual and non-virtual stuff. It is a place to meet people in real life that you’ve known so far only by Twitter or blogs. The owner of the location doesn’t seem to be a morning guy. Look for hashtag #grumpywaiter on Twitter for (funny) details.

Let the show begin

13.000 visitors are registered for VMworld 2018. So no wonder the Virtual Village  is crowded with people waiting for the first general session.  Hall 4 was filled up to the last seat, but attendees can follow general sessions from large video screens in Virtual Village too.

General Session: Technology Superpowers

Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, leads us through the opening keynote of VMworld 2018 Europe. Together with Ray O’Farrell, VMware CTO, he focused on the four current technology superpowers: cloud, mobile, AI/machine learning and edge/IoT. Continue reading “VMworld 2018 – Day 2 – Tuesday”

VMworld 2018 – meeting with…

Runecast Solutions Ltd.

Runecast Solutions was founded in 2014 in Brno, Czech Republic by former IBM employees Stanimir Markov, Aylin Sali, Ionut Radu, Constantin Ivanov, Cedomir Smokovic and Marek Ďuriš.

Today the company is headqueartered in London, UK with several offices all over the world and the constantly growing number of employees.

Runecast Analyzer

Runecast is an innovative provider of patent pending actionable predictive analytics for VMware vSphere environments. Runecast Analyzer provides software-defined expertise to mitigate service outages, increase security and compliance and reduce time in troubleshooting. Runecast Analyzer is deployed in VMware environments across the globe within enterprise and SME customers. For more information visit www.runecast.com.

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VMworld 2018 – Day 1 – Monday

Time for Networking, Games and Hands on Labs

First official day of VMworld Europe 2018. This is a kind of warm-up. Solution Exchange is not open yet and everybody is busy there to finish work for the opening tomorrow.

There are just a few sessions today so the social area (Virtual Village) is crowded and the WiFi is overloaded with traffic. Finally I got a nice spot in the blogging lounge at VMTN.

In the middle of Virtual Village there is a gaming area with oldschool flippers, arcade games, an XXXL table kicker and a split-screen racing game. I totally failed to keep the car on track and ploughed the green instead of racing. Should have used a 4×4 car instead. 😉 You can can play a 3D desktop version of classic PONG too.

On my way through Virtual Village I’ve met a couple of friends, bloggers, vExperts that I haven’t seen since VMworld 2017. It feels like a family reunion.


Whenever there is some spare time, you can launch a Hands On Lab (HOL) session. For those who cannot atted VMworld this time, keep in mind that you can access HOL easily from your desk.


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