Conference Coverage

VMworld Europe 2010 conference coverage

VMworld Europe 2010

This conference coverage spotlight will be your one-stop shop for all the news, case studies and award-winning projects from VMworld Europe 2010 in Copehagen, Denmark.

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  USER AWARDS  

Meet the winners of VMworld Europe 2010
All five winners of the VMworld Europe 2010 User Awards share their innovative IT projects in detail and describe how they managed to stand out amongst the rest.

Best of VMworld Europe 2010 User Awards: Winners slideshow
Find out what user projects were voted to be the best in numerous cloud computing and virtualisation categories at VMworld Europe 2010.

Virtualised apps to protect hospital data: Best of VMworld Europe DR winner
The University Hospital of Leipzig implemented a better disaster recovery strategy to protect critical patient data by turning to virtualisation. The Best of VMworld Europe award winners share how moving critical apps from server hardware won it best virtualisation for disaster recovery project.

A prison's virtual desktops keeps inmates plugged in: Best of VMworld Europe desktop virtualisation winner
The Justice Department of Belgium used virtual desktops and a private cloud to give prison inmates access to services without sacrificing security and control. This project led to a Best of VMworld Europe win for desktop virtualisation, and the team shares how they successfully implemented this new virtualisation project into the prison system.

DNM Technology boosts Dublin power plant with cloud strategy: Best of VMworld Europe private cloud computing winner
When Dublin Bay Power ran out of data centre space and capacity, it turned to DNM Technology to help create a private cloud and disaster recovery strategy. The project won DNM Technology a Best of VMworld Europe 2010 award.

VMware home lab makes the grade at VMworld Europe: Best of VMworld Europe best of show and best remote-office/home-office virtualisation winner
Simon Gallagher constructed his own VMware home lab to help do some personal VMware certification training on minimal cost. This virtual lab tinkering won two best of VMworld Europe 2010 awards.

Bank's server consolidation and virtualisation strategy yields returns: Best of VMworld Europe virtualisation and server consolidation winner
With VMware virtualisation and a new SAN architecture, Bankadati extended well beyond hardware consolidation and toward improved infrastructure management. This server consolidation and virtualisation strategy won a Best of VMworld Europe 2010 award.

Virtualisation outgrows adolescence: The Best of VMworld Europe User Awards
Virtualisation isn't just about consolidating hardware anymore. The Best of VMworld Europe 2010 User Awards recognise some of the best virtualisation projects among EU-based shops.

VMware Europe 2010 User Awards preview
In preparation for the awards ceremony, virtualisation experts and User Awards judges Mike Laverick and Gabrie van Zanten sat down to discuss what characteristics they were looking for in the winning projects.

 

  NEWS  

My VMworld Europe: An expert's adventures in Copenhagen
Mike Laverick gives his account of VMworld Europe 2010, including the up and downs of the new Copenhagen location and the quality of this year's attendees.

Scenes from VMworld Europe 2010
This slideshow captures every exciting moment at VMworld Europe 2010, from CA's circus (and flying monkey!) to Paul Maritz's keynote.

VMware pushes patchwork quilt approach to data centre automation
VMware has encouraged IT shops to "stitch together" components to achieve data centre automation and centralised management, but IT pros have to embrace the cultural shift that comes with such benefits.

VMware Go Pro program launched to lure SMBs to private cloud
VMware worries that small and medium businesses might skip right past its hypervisor to the public cloud, so it's trying to hook them early with "semi-cloud" services.

IT managers won't swallow VMware's grand cloud vision whole
VMware has a grand cloud vision with vCloud Director, but smaller IT shops are still virtualising servers and sceptical about external providers.

Microsoft-Citrix V-alliance push piggybacks on VMworld Europe
As we all know, VMworld Europe is all about Microsoft and Citrix. Or so the two companies are making it seem by touting their new desktop virtualization-focused alliance at the event.

New VMware products add workflow, storage views to management lineup
Two new VMware products plug holes in the company's management offerings: VMware vCloud Request Manager improves workflow and software license tracking, while a new version of vCenter CapacityIQ sees disk and I/O resources.

VMworld Europe 2010: News in brief
Here are all the news tidbits from this year's VMware conference in Copenhagen, including a new release of Veeam Software's virtualization management suite.

VMware partners in Europe say recession still looms
VMware's European partners say cloud computing is out, virtual desktop infrastructure is in and the budget-conscious are turning to Microsoft in 2011.

You don't have to deliver a cloud by Tuesday
Even if VMworld Europe 2010 provides greater detail on VMware's vCloud Director, many IT shops are still thinking of cloud computing as a long-term strategy.

VMworld Europe 2010: Wish list and what not to miss
With VMworld Europe 2010 just about to begin in Copenhagen, several VMworld attendees share what they hope to gain from the show.

VMworld 2010 predictions
Now that VMworld Europe is on the heels of VMworld U.S., what should attendees expect -- anything new?

vCloud Director's requirements
VMware vCloud Director, announced at VMworld 2010 in the U.S., was touted as the ultimate tool to ease IT shops' transition from private to public clouds. But its requirements and architecture may end up surprising you.

VMworld 2010 U.S. coverage
Although the show may be over, check back in on the best in VMworld 2010 coverage, including videos, slideshows and news, from SearchServerVirtualization.com.

 

  OTHER RESOURCES  

Live footage of the Best of VMworld Europe 2010 User Awards
David Davis, one of the judges for the Best of VMworld Europe 2010 User Awards, filmed Mike Laverick and TechTarget's Jo Maitland as they hosted the awards ceremony.

Gabe's Virtual World
Virtualisation expert Gabrie van Zanten will update his blog daily from VMworld Europe 2010 in Copenhagen. Check back with him daily for updates on the latest news from the event floor.

Mike Laverick's RTFM Education
Mike Laverick, SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.UK contributor and all-around VMware whiz, will also be issuing updates from VMworld Europe 2010.

NTPRO.NL with Eric Sloof
NTPRO.NL creates PowerShell scripts to help manage virtualised environments; its creator, Eric Sloof, is a VMware-certified instructor that will provide insight from Copenhagen.

Yellow Bricks
Duncan Epping is a consulting architect working for VMware's vCloud Services team, and his Yellow Bricks blog will report live from VMworld Europe 2010 with coverage that specializes in virtualisation and vCloud.


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This was first published in October 2010

 

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