VMware – VMworld 2017 – Wrap-up and Link-o-rama

Disclaimer: I recently attended VMworld 2017 – US.  My flights were paid for by ActualTech Media, VMware provided me with a free pass to the conference and various bits of swag, and Tech Field Day picked up my hotel costs. There is no requirement for me to blog about any of the content presented and I am not compensated in any way for my time at the event.  Some materials presented were discussed under NDA and don’t form part of my blog posts, but could influence future discussions.

A quick post to provide some closing thoughts on VMworld 2017 and link to the posts I did during the event. Not in that order. I’ll add to this as I come across interesting posts from other people too.



Here’s my stuff.



VMware – VMworld 2017 – See you in Vegas


Session Notes

VMware – VMworld 2017 – Monday General Session Notes

VMware – VMworld 2017 – MGT3342BUS – Architecting Data Protection with Rubrik

VMware – VMworld 2017 – STO1179BU – Understanding the Availability Features of vSAN

VMware – VMworld 2017 – LHC3371BUC – VMware Cloud on AWS – The Painless Path to Hybrid Cloud

VMware – VMworld 2017 – STO2063BU – Architecting Site Recovery Manager to Meet Your Recovery Goals

VMware – VMworld 2017 – SER1166BU – Housekeeping Strategies for Platform Services Controller-Expert Talk

VMware – VMworld 2017 – PBO3334BUS – State of the Union: Everything multi-cloud, converged, hyper-converged and more!

VMware – VMworld 2017 – STO3331BUS – Cohesity Hyperconverged Secondary Storage: Simple Data Protection for VMware and vSAN

VMware – VMworld 2017 – STO3194BU – Protecting Virtual Machines in VMware Cloud on AWS


Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2017

Tech Field Day – I’ll Be At TFD Extra at VMworld US 2017

The Thing About NetApp HCI Is …

Druva Is Useful, And Modern

Kingston’s NVMe Line-up Is The Life Of The Party


Other Posts From Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2017

NetApp SolidFire HCI – Scale what you want, when you want

Highlights from My First VMworld

Tech Field Day Extra – Kingston Technologies

Netapp‘s SolidFire HCI Overview

NVMe to enable truly composable infrastructure?

Join me at VMworld with Tech Field Day Extra!



VMware – VMworld 2017 – (Fairly) Full Disclosure



And here’s my inaugural appearance on theCUBE.


VMware Press Releases

VMware made a number of announcements, and you can find them here:

VMware Delivers Industry-First Unified End User Experience, Management and Security Solution for All Endpoint Platforms

VMware and Pivotal Launch Pivotal Container Service (PKS) and Collaborate with Google Cloud to Bring Kubernetes to Enterprise Customers

VMware and AWS Announce Initial Availability of VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Advances Software to Help Customers Modernize Data Centers

VMware and Dell EMC Partner to Deliver First Data Protection Solution for VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Helps Enterprises Succeed in the Multi-Cloud Era


Other Useful Sources

Here are a few event-related articles I found interesting. You should also get along to the newly launched Blog Beat for some great coverage by a range of bloggers.


You should also check out everything written by Chad, as well as these posts:

VMware Gets Its Mojo Back At VMworld 2017

VMworld2017’s forecast, cloudy with a high chance of containers

VMworld 2017 Thursday Keynote



This was my third VMworld US event, and I had a lot of fun. I’d like to thank all the people who helped me out with getting there, the people who stopped and chatted to me at the event, and VMware for putting on a great show. I’m looking forward to (hopefully) getting along to it next year (August 26 – 30).