How To Get the Most Out of VMworld 2017

Excerpt from an article in Virtualization Review on 8/15/2017.

Every August is exciting to me for many reasons. First, August signifies the end of NFL training camp, meaning we’re just a few weeks from a new NFL season kicking off. Second, Aug. 8 is my birthday, and I’m not old enough to dread it yet. And last but not least, August means VMworld, the biggest virtualization conference in the world.

VMworld generally goes back and forth between San Francisco and Las Vegas, with this year’s show landing in the latter. From Sunday Aug. 27 through Thursday Aug. 31, the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center will be transformed into a virtualization forum unrivaled throughout the world. Some of the greatest minds in virtualization, security, mobility, end-user computing, storage and more will convene in Las Vegas for a week of knowledge sharing, networking, speaking and partying.

It’s exciting, but can be overwhelming, especially for a first-time attendee. What should you expect from VMworld this year? What new products will be launched? Will a new startup steal the show? Which vendors will have can’t-miss booths on the Solutions Exchange floor? As I write this several months out from the show, it’s hard to say “XYZ will absolutely happen,” but I’ll explore some possibilities and also provide some tips for squeezing the most fun and learning out of this year’s show.  Read the full article.

Greg W Stuart
Greg is the owner and editor of He's been a VMware vExpert every year since 2011. Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids. He works as a Sr. Consultant at VMware and resides in Northern Virginia, 15 minutes west of Washington DC.

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