Today VMworld 2016 started for me with the partner and tam day. I already checked in yesterday, but still it was an early start as I had my first session at 8:30 in the morning. During the day I was also able to change my schedule and put some sessions about VMware and AWS in
I started with Building & Enabling a Hybrid Cloud with vCloud director – a Perspective for Service Providers. The session was focused on the use of vCloud director, what is available now and what is on the roadmap.
After that I attended Route To Market Session – vCloud Network Service Provider Partners. This session focused on the possibilities that VMware offers to their partners.
After this session was the general session. A lot of interessting announcements will come tomorrow during the general keynote session.Also there was some basic information about the AWS partnership.
After the general session it was time for the lunch. The food was as alwys very good. The lunch was in the same room as the hands-on labs, the partner lounge and the alumni lounge.
After the lunch and visiting the lounge space and the VMware store I attended the Building Value of Data Center Virtualization and Hybrid Cloud Extensibility. This was a quick talk about what were the possibilities for cost savings. The last session of the day is The Practical Path to NSX for Partners.This session was about use cases for NSX and the vision of VMware around NSX.
The day closes with the Partner Exchange Networking reception.
Looking forward to the sessions in the coming days when the event really starts.