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Hyperconverged Systems Don't Preclude the Need for Data Protection (Video)

Posted: September 08, 2017   /   By: Terri McClure   /   Tags: Data Protection, Jason Buffington, Converged Infrastructure, HCI, hyperconverged infrastructure, VMworld 2017

Terri_Jason_VMworld.jpgAs I said in my pre-VMworld blog - I have a love/hate relationship with the conference. It didn't disappoint - it was a wild and crazy few days and a veritable who's who of the tech industry. There were plenty of announcements from VMware (most notably its efforts with AWS and Google, as well as vSAN momentum), partners like Pivot3 (new partner programs and NVMe-based solutions), Dell EMC (new VxRack and Rail solutions), Lenovo (ThinkAgile VX Series and cloud reference architecture) - I think I could go on with this list for a very long time!

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Wrap-up on Backup from VMworld US 2017

Posted: September 05, 2017   /   By: Jason Buffington   /   Tags: Data Protection, VMworld, VM-backup-recovery, VMworld 2017

vmworld-2017-vid-ss.jpgVMworld is still “the place to be” for discussing data center modernization—and that means that there were several data protection vendors in attendance, each with something to say.

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Top 3 Workspace Wonders at VMworld 2017

Posted: September 01, 2017   /   By: Mark Bowker   /   Tags: VMworld, VMworld 2017

digital-workspace.jpgFull coverage of VMworld 2017 is available at our dedicated ESG On Location page. Please also view the wrap up video from the ESG team.

I have been attending VMworld for 13+ years and always enjoy the event as well as meeting with old friends while making new ones. This year VMware did a commendable job positioning its customers front and center. In fact, during the keynotes and breakout sessions, VMware employees stepped to the sidelines and let the customers tell their stories and echo the VMware value propositions. A true sign of how the market has matured.

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VMworld 2017: A Cornucopia of Possibilities (includes video)

Posted: September 01, 2017   /   By: Mark Peters   /   Tags: VMworld, VMworld 2017

vmworld-2017-shot.jpgSome industry shows—perhaps the majority—can come and go with only a section of the IT world knowing (sometimes a bigger or smaller section depending on the nature of the show, but nonetheless only a section). However, such is the breadth of what VMworld encompasses and touches that I can't imagine there are (m)any people involved in IT to any extent who don't know VMworld took place this week. 

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VMworld 2017 Day 1 Recap - VMware Moving Past Virtualization for Cloud, Mobile, and Security

Posted: August 29, 2017   /   By: Edwin Yuen   /   Tags: VMworld, VMworld 2017

Back at another VMworld! As I wrote in my preview blog, it’s been 10 years since I went to my first VMworld. As the years have gone by, not only the size of the show changed, but also VMware itself has changed. Over the past 4 or 5 years, VMware has pushed hard to move beyond its traditional virtualization/on-premises focus into areas like end-user computer (EUC), storage, networking, systems management, DevOps, and most notably, cloud. And those efforts have not been marketing or paper efforts. I’ve often noted in my discussions with customers that VMware is not getting the credit it deserves for the products it is releasing, especially in systems management. I think this year clearly is the year that VMware can shed the virtualization bias often applied to it.

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Do you still need a VM-specific backup solution?

Posted: August 22, 2017   /   By: Jason Buffington   /   Tags: Data Protection, VMworld, VM-backup-recovery, VMworld 2017

unified-vs-vmspecific-Shot.jpgProbably not … but not for the reasons that you think. As most folks are getting ready for VMworld next week, ESG has published a brief, Is a VM-specific Approach to Backup & Recovery Still Necessary in 2017?

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