Thursday Sep 18, 2008

VMworld marches on

It's been a busy couple of days at VMworld.

Chris Kawalek gave a talk yesterday about Sun xVM VDI, which ended up being standing room only, and which Steve Wilson described as "awesome". Again, tragically, there's no video, but Steve might blog about it.

Richard Rajecki, one of the marketing guys who went to VMworld, had this to say:

"Why is this Sun marketing employee so happy. There was a line of 8 customers looking to register for additional VDI info and there was a line ALL DAY LONG for both VDI and xVM.

"I have gone to a lot of SUN events and shows over the years and this was 500% better than anything I have ever seen. vmware had a lot of employees in their booth.....standing around.....SUN had customers asking questions....at times three deep. :-) ."

And Ben Kirk had a few things to say about the huge degree of interest he's seen at the Sun xVM booth - evidently we got quite a few people to sign up for the Sun xVM Server project at kenai.com and also ran out of openxVM T-shirts. Ben also posted the snazzy picture of himself that I shamelessly stole earlier in the week.

Tuesday Sep 16, 2008

VMworld begins

VMworld officially got started yesterday, although I've gathered that Sun (and some other companies) spent much of the time getting set up at booth 1108 (and some other companies' booths). Things shift into higher gear today, although there aren't any big Sun xVM-related events until tomorrow and Thursday.

Tomorrow, Chris Kawalek is giving a talk about Sun xVM VDI at 10 in Marcello #4502, and on Thursday, several Sun folks are giving a talk about the entire Sun xVM Portfolio at 9 in Titan #2305. There probably won't be video (VMware has to give people a reason to pay to show up, after all) but I'll fill you in on how those talks go.

Also, I meant to say something yesterday, but Jonathan Schwartz had an eloquent and interesting post about virtualization, Sun xVM, and what we hope to do with it. Have a look.

Oh, and we're giving away shirts at VMworld (and probably elsewhere) with a snazzy openxVM logo on them. Here's Ben Kirk, one of the Sun xVM engineers (who just started a blog), showing us just how snazzy it is:

Seriously, I can feel the snazz from here

Tuesday Aug 19, 2008

VMworld

VMworld is rapidly approaching!

Every year, VMware hosts a big conference for all things related to virtualization. There are educational sessions, product demonstrations, and discussions with experts from all over the industry. This year it's at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas on September 15-18. Steve Wilson, the indefatigable VP of Sun xVM, will be there to talk about Sun's xVM virtualization platform, including xVM VirtualBox, xVM VDI, xVM Ops Center, and xVM Server.

If by chance you live in Las Vegas, or near enough that you can drop in (after registering), I'd highly recommend it. If not, I empathize, I'm staying home too. But I'll keep you posted on all of the major happenings.

In other news, MarketWatch posted a story recently about the growing number of companies who are helping us distribute Sun xVM VirtualBox by bundling it with software packages that they're selling, which is good news for just about everyone.

Also, I've been making some minor changes to the blog - adding some additional links to the sidebar and hopefully making it a bit more useful. Let me know if you like or hate it.

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