VMworld 2013 – Day 1 – storage day
First day of VMworld 2013 behind me. It was intensive 10 hours started at 8 am and finished at 6 pm.
As every time on VMworld on the first day there is a key note, the same was today. VMware CEO, Pat Geslinger was presenting past, current and feature of VMware and IT. For the first time I have to admit that I enjoy a key note, especially a part about past and the feature of VMware. The main focus would be on:
- EUC -end user computing
- VMware Mirage
- VMware Horizon
- Storage – Software Defined Storage
- Automation and orchestration
- vCloud Automation Center
- Network- Software Defined network
Asd you can see VMware main facus, like for past 3-4 years will be on Software Defined Datacenter and form end to end including storage, network and EUC part.
After a key note I took direction onto solution Exchange to check out what’s new in Storage and converdge architecture. I went to what startups can offer. I’ve visited:
- Violin Memory
- Nimble Storage
In the next few days I will write more about each of them to give you overview what is going on in storage field. General trend is Flash, Pool, automate – more IOPS, low latency. Get storage as close as possible to workloads and hypervisor to minimize latency from miliseconds to microseconds.