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VMworld 2021 Highlights

So VMworld 2021 has come and gone, but with it came a whole host of awesome announcements, new products and new features galore. Given the huge number of sessions, and that we don’t have all day and night to tune in, I thought I’d put up a blog post with a few highlights that I hope will be of use as a one-stop-shop!

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VMworld 2021 Session Previews

So, my favourite event of the year is nearly upon us again (Sounds biased but I loved it even before I joined VMware). Again, its online, and although I miss the face-to-face side of things, registration is free so there are no cost barriers to attending, which is a great thing.

I’ve put together a list of some of the more interesting sessions and why those sessions are particularly exciting, so read on if this is right up your street! There are currently 891 sessions available right now, so unless you’re crazy, you’re going have to choose carefully. This should give you a helping hand I hope!

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VMware have changed their licensing model – why should you care?

For as long as I can remember vSphere was what VMware was famous for. Just a mention of virtualisation and everyone mentioned ESX, ESXi or VMware’s name. Obviously times have moved on, competition has increased and VMware’s portfolio has diverisified somewhat so it looks like the commercial team decided now was a time to modernise their purchase options. This is just a few of my thoughts as to why, from a customer perspective, I find this pretty useful.

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VMworld 2020 – What new stuff is coming?

Most people who know me well know that I love new technology, whether it be personal, or enterprise grade. One thing I love equally as much though, is a good demonstration, or ‘announcement’ – and this is why I love VMworld. Its an event that is full of tech, new announcements on tech that generally I love. Sadly this year its virtual, which is bad because I love Barcelona, but my liver will thank me long term I’m sure. Here’s a few things I’ve been most excited about.

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Public Speaking Experience

I’ve been fortunate over the past 18 months to speak at a variety of events, from on-stage at VMWorld, to talking to CxO level at a Chief Wine Officer event to presenting in front of Stagecoach‘s very own Senior Leadership team. Each event had its challenges; different formats, different topics, and different audiences but all of them were very rewarding.

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