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Written by Christopher Lewis on September 13, 2017

For the second day running at VMworld 2017, I decided to sit outside of the General Session and watch it on the screen whilst sitting at table with my laptop. General Session The General Session on day 2 started with an attendee Q&A session with Pat Gelsinger, Sanjay Poonen and Ray O’Farrell. The questions covered all sorts of topics, including: VMware in the age of the cloud? - Pat and Sanjay gave a consistent message around VMware’s vision of any cloud, any application and any device.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on September 13, 2017

Day 2 of VMworld 2017 in Barcelona kick off with another General Session. Following the General Session, I attended the following sessions: Session 1 - #LHC1882BE - Service Overview for VMware Cloud on AWS This session, with Marc Umeno, covered how to delivery VMware Cloud on AWS “As A Service”. Marc re-introduced the current vision of **VMware Cloud on AWS **platform before highlighting the different responsibilities of both VMware and the Customer.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on September 13, 2017

Here is the links to all of my blogs covering VMworld 2017 in Barcelona: VMworld 2017 – My Schedule VMworld 2017 – My Tips For First Timers VMworld 2017 - Getting there and Getting registered VMworld 2017 Day 0 - Partner Exchange VMworld 2017 Day 1 - General Session VMworld 2017 Day 1 - Sessions VMworld 2017 Day 2 - General Session VMworld 2017 Day 2 - Sessions VMworld 2017 Day 2 - VMworld Party!

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Written by Christopher Lewis on September 13, 2017

After a good evening at the #vRockstar event, Partner Exchange (PEX) day was kicked off early for me with a session a couple of sessions. Session 1 - #PAR4376BE - NSX Assessment Led Selling The purpose of this session, with Atif Qadir and Dan Watson, was to get partners to think about how to position VMware NSX by understanding the IT and Business problems of a customer’s physical network.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on September 12, 2017

Day 1 of VMworld 2017 in Barcelona kicked off with another General Session. Following the General Session, I attended the following sessions: Session 1 - #MMC1532BE - Using VMware NSX Cloud for Enhanced Networking and Security for AWS Native Cloud With Amol Tipnis and Percy Wadia This session concentrated on how VMware NSX Cloud can be used to provide a single pane of glass across multiple public clouds.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on September 12, 2017

This year I decided not to sit in the General Session but watch it from the hang space to see what that was like. I think I prefer the General Session Room as it is more of an immersive experience. However, the ability to use a table/desk to take notes does help lots! General Session The General Session, with Pat Gelsinger, was very similar to the one in Las Vegas - it was only 2 weeks ago after all .

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Written by Christopher Lewis on September 10, 2017

This is the first in a series of posts covering my time at VMworld 2017 in Barcelona. Flights I decided to fly in earlier this year, so after a 0700 start I got to London Heathrow and got on the 10:45 BA flight to Barcelona! The flight was relatively smooth but as I don’t fly as much anymore, I forgot those in cattle class don’t get fed for free anymore!

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Written by Christopher Lewis on August 29, 2017

With VMworld US started and VMworld EMEA just around the corner, I thought I would share my top tips for those people attending their first VMworld in Barcelona! Travel Getting to / from the Airport VMware put on air conditioned coaches to and from the airport. Check the VMworld pages for the times they run in between. Most people arriving Sunday or Monday and leaving Thursday should be covered.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on August 27, 2017

As VMworld US kicks off in Las Vegas, it reminds that I didn’t make it to Las Vegas this year (which is disappointing), but it also reminds me that I need to start preparing for my trip to VMworld EMEA in Barcelona. Given the fact that the two VMworld’s are so close together this year, that means there is less than 14 days to go! This will be my second VMworld and I am looking forward to catching up with people I haven’t seen IRL for the last year.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on July 13, 2017

VMworld 2017 Barcelona is just under 2 months away. I’m lucky enough to be going for my 2nd year in a row. Thank you to Xtravirt for sponsoring my attendance this year (along with 3 other consultants). Why am I going? Everyone has a different reason for going (or wanting to go). Whether that is learning, networking, promoting yourself or promoting your company. In my first VMworld last year in Barcelona, my eyes were opened to the possibilities that VMworld affords attendees.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on October 25, 2016

The last day of VMworld came along sooner than I expected. I decided to drop most of my sessions and just chill out in the hang space. Why did I drop the last few sessions? because I’d finally realised I’d been doing VMworld all wrong… It dawned on me that whilst over the last 3 days the sessions I had attended re-enforced by knowledge, it didn’t (on the whole) enhance it.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on October 24, 2016

Wednesday night (like most other nights) at VMworld is PARTY night! However this night was the VMware Customer Appreciation Party night, where customers, vendors and partners can come together to enjoy free food, free wacky sunglasses and free entertainment (and most importantly feel appreciated). It definitely had an old-school american theme/vibe with Hot Dogs, Burgers and Ice cream stand littered around the General Session hall. A chance for those with hair to let it down and bond with our newly found friends in the spirit of the VMware Community!

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