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VMworld Europe 2011 conference coverage

VMworld Europe 2011 was held in Copenhagen from 18 - 20 October and drew over 7000 IT pros. Check out the event's highlights, news, case studies and more.

VMworld Europe 2011 was held in Copenhagen, Denmark from 18 – 20 October 2011.

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IT shops stick to ESX for now 
Although VMware announces more vSphere5 updates and explains benefits of ESXi, users are still wary of upgrading from ESX to ESXi.

TechTarget announces Best of VMworld Europe 2011 winners
Check out the winners of the Best of VMworld Europe 2011 user awards to see what virtualisation products they used for efficiencies and cost savings within their IT infrastructure. 

Best of VMworld Europe 2011: Winners' slideshow
Check out the pictures of the winners of Best of VMworld Europe 2011 user awards announced at this year's conference in Copenhagen last week.

VMware launches host of management tools at VMworld Europe 2011
At the conference show in Copenhagen, the vendor launched products designed to simplify and automate IT management. It includes VMware vCenter Operations Management 5.0 as well as the launch of new VMware vFabric Application Management and VMware IT Business Management suites.

Paul Maritz justifies role of VMware’s latest management tools and its licensing model
VMware chief executive Paul Maritz used VMworld Europe 2011 as a platform to outline company’s cloud roadmap and defended the changes it made to its licensing model.

Thomson Reuters initiates VDI project based on VMware and Trend Micro Deep Security Agent
At VMworld Europe 2011, the information publisher explained the performance issues in its IT infrastructure and how it plans to replace its existing VDI with a 6,000-desktop deployment based on VMware and Trend Micro’s software component.

VMworld Europe 2011: Paul Maritz keynote
Hear VMware chief executive’s view on cloud, mobile virtualisation, and the shift in the IT industry at VMworld Europe conference in this podcast.

Microsoft data purports its Hyper-V as cheaper than an equivalent VMware set-up
Microsoft released data at VMworld Europe 2011 conference purporting that its hypervisor, Hyper-V as a cheaper alternative to setting up an equivalent.

VMware showcases its cloud suite at VMworld Europe 2011
VMware CTO Steve Herrod launched the company's new product suite and explained its DevOps strategy on the first day of the conference. 

Best of VMworld Europe 2011 winners' case studies:

Best Virtualisation and Server Consolidation Project winner: Avis Norway
Read how Avis achieved data centre efficiencies as well as long-term cost savings with its VMware-based server consolidation project. Its turnaround helped it win the Best Virtualisation and Server Consolidation Project award at VMworld Europe 2011.

Best Virtualisation for Disaster Recovery Project winner: Flybe
Learn how Flybe’s use of backup and replication software and its disaster recovery strategy helped it improve data centre efficiency and win the Best Virtualisation for Disaster Recovery Project award.

Best Desktop Virtualisation Project: JRC IPTS, European Commission
The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, DG Joint Research Centre, European Commission used desktop virtualisation for flexibility, energy savings and user satisfaction. Its approach won it the Best Desktop Virtualisation Project award. Find out more. 

Best Private Cloud Computing Project: Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust
CUH's private cloud computing initiative did not just help it save costs but also helped the IT team respond quickly to doctors' IT requirements, thereby improving patient care. CUH won Best Private Cloud Computing project award as well as Best of Show award. 

VMworld Europe 2011 blogs:

Our VMworld Europe 2011 conference coverage includes news and analysis from The Virtualization Room blogs. 

VMware's mobile virtualisation is here, but only for Android
At VMworld Europe 2011, users learnt that VMware Horizon Mobile service will soon be available on Verizon smartphones. But does VMware's mobile virtualisation plans allay users' bring-your-own-device concerns?

Will VMware change its licensing model again? ‘Who knows…’ says Maritz
When VMware chief executive Paul Maritz was asked about VMware’s recent licensing structure furore, he admitted that the industry will have to move to a consumption based model.

VMware's cloud vision has little on storage 
A single most important focus of VMworld Europe 2011 conference was the cloud. But VMware may not have any plans yet to effect the cloud delivery of storage.

Is VMware focusing all its attention only on cloud and mobile virtualisation?
At VMworld Europe 2011, VMware expanded its management tools for vSphere5, outlined its roadmap for the cloud and showcased the tools for mobile virtualisation. Has desktop virtualisation taken a backseat?

Is Neverfail the tech industry's pilot fish?
How Neverfail develops a range of tools that complement VMware components and leads a life of a pilot fish.

Server virtualisation could be stretching the backup game
How and why the backup game is stretched in this newly virtualised world.

Pre-conference coverage:

Best of VMworld Europe 2011 User Awards podcast
With VMworld Europe 2011 conference and's Best of VMworld Europe user awards ceremony upon us, we caught up with experts Mike Laverick and Gabrie van Zanten on the judging process as well as the industry trends. Listen to the podcast here

Best of VMworld Europe 2010 winner adds Cisco UCS to its infrastructure 
Ahead of VMworld Europe 2011 conference and "Best of VMworld Europe 2011" user awards ceremony, we caught up with last year's winner of "Best virtualisation and server consolidation" project. Read how the winning company has since expanded its virtual infrastructure to meet the growing business demands.  

Making the most of VMworld Europe 
It's the final countdown to the conference and if you are attending the show, here's how you can make the most of your time there. 

TechTarget's VMworld Europe 2011 team on Twitter
Get quick news updates and technology insights from this year's conference by following the VMworld Europe 2011 team on Twitter. 


VMworld Europe 2010  
VMworld Europe 2010 was held in Copenhagen, Denmark from October 12 to 14, 2010. Checkout our conference coverage here to revisit last year's highlights.  

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