Virtualization Show to Use Virtual Platform

VMWare’s Big Event to Teach about the Cloud via Virtualization

I read recently that at VMworld 2010, the largest virtualization event in the industry, which spotlights VMWare and is set to take place in San Francisco in August and Copenhagen in October, VMWare will put its technology to good, practical use for all its VMworld labs, according to a press release.

At VMworld, attendees can deep-dive into technical sessions and get hands-on labs training, plus access to a wealth of technology and cloud partners who come to the show.  For example, attendees can share and gain practical knowledge around virtualization best practices, building a private cloud, leveraging the public cloud, managing desktops as a service, virtualizing enterprise applications and other strategies.

This year all VMworld labs will be powered by the VMware LabCloud portal, a self-service interface that was custom-built to enable attendees to access lab courses and content. The technology allows VMware to increase the number of labs it offers and provides attendees more ways to explore how virtualization can make their organization more efficient. VMworld plans to stage more than 22,000 lab seats through 480 simultaneous user workstations during the four-day event in San Francisco.

I’m hoping to attend the conference myself, since Monitis has an office in San Francisco, and I’m especially intrigued and pleased by the theme of VMworld 2010:  “Virtual Roads. Actual Clouds.” It will hopefully make it a lot clearer to organizations how to migrate to cloud computing through virtualization and how to explore new pathways for discovering, learning and breaking new ground in transforming IT.

And of course, I’ll be evangelizing about the importance of monitoring servers and networks — virtualized and non-virtualized. So, if you see me, stop me and I’ll bend your ear a bit.