With over 20K+ total attendees and another 3K+ viewing online, VMworld 2017 has completed. We are now less than a week away from VMworld Europe in Barcelona, Spain. I will bring you the latest updates live in Barcelona as I will be working as a Hands on Labs Captain there. Here is a summary of announcements from this past week:
VMworld Day 1 Announcements:
- VMware Cloud Services
- VMware and HP announce a partnership to add VMware’s Workspace ONE to the HP’s DaaS technology platform for endpoint management
- VMware Cloud on AWS
- VMware Cloud Foundation
- New cloud services — VMware partners delivering services based on Cloud Foundation now include CenturyLink (announcement), Rackspace (announcement), and Fujitsu.
- New Integrated systems — VMware partners announcing new solutions include the newly updated version of Dell EMC VxRack SDDC and the new releases of HDS UCP-RS, Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX and QCT QxStack.
- New certified servers — VMware is announcing an expanded list of Cloud Foundation certified server options from Cisco, HDS, Fujitsu, and Lenovo.
- VMware Integrated OpenStack 4
- vRealize Network Insight 3.5 to Deliver Enhanced Visibility for Networking and Security
- New VMware vSAN Offering, VMware HCI Acceleration Kit
- VMware vSphere Scale-Out™ edition
- VMware Validated Designs 4.1
VMworld Day 2 Announcements:
- VMware and Pivotal Launch Pivotal Container Service (PKS) and Collaborate with Google Cloud to Bring Kubernetes to Enterprise Customers
- VMware Delivers Industry-First Unified End User Experience, Management and Security Solution for All Endpoint Platforms
- Workspace ONE, powered by AirWatch Updates (first solution to manage Chrome devices)
- Workspace ONE Intelligence – offers data-driven insights for IT on their digital workspace initiatives
- Horizon Updates – new way to transform Windows application delivery into a cloud service
- Dell EMC & VMware Just Made VDI Complete Solutions Much ‘Appier. Horizon 7 integrated with VMware Cloud Foundation™ and Dell EMC VDI Complete with Horizon Apps
- App Volumes
- Horizon Cloud on Azure – Blog post, VMworld Session
VMware America’s Partner Organization Enablement Newsletter from Linda Hummel:
September Dates To Remember
- September vmLIVE Event Calendar
- Top Gun Tuesday (for Partner Sales):
- Sep 12: VMworld Recap
- Sep 19: IT Operations with vRealize
- Sep 26: Automate IT with vRealize
- Top Gun Tech Thursday (for Partner Technical Teams):
- Sep 7: What’s New with vSAN 6.6
- Sep 14: Transitioning to HCI with VxRail
- Sep 21: VMworld Recap
- Sep 28: Deploying IDM & IDM Best Practices
- NEW VSP/VTSP Accreditations Available:
- NEW Certification Program Badges Available:
- NEW VMware Certified Associate – Digital Business Transformation
- BETA Course: VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage v7.3; Oct 2-6, Burlington, MA
- AirWatch Training Course Schedules
- FY18Q3 Launch Readiness
- NEW GoHybrid Assessment Campaign
- NEW Development Funds Guidelines (look under Resources)
- NEW VMware Partner Mobile App: Video iTunes GooglePlay
- Hit Refresh Program Now Live
- NEW & IMPROVED VMware Solution Exchange Marketplace
- IMPROVED VMware Cloud Provider Program (Formerly vCloud Air Network)
- HCI Kits: Channel Partners qualify for 30% AD+ for the entire bundle (both vSphere and vSAN)
- Enhanced Lead Sharing Program – Renewals Cross-sell/Up-sell
- Customer Promotions
- September 8th Deadline! Desktop (DV) and Server Virtualization (DV) Provisional Competencies
- Competency Name Change: SDS (Software Defined Storage) is now HCI (Hyper Converged Infrastructure)
- CRN 2017 Annual Report Card: VMware Recognized for Third Year in a Row
- VMware Cloud on AWS
- Now GA: VMware Cloud Foundation 2.2
- VMware Cloud Foundation – How to Sell PPT
- New White paper: Core Principles of Cyber Hygiene in a World of Cloud and Mobility
- VMware Network Virtualization Blog and much, much more!
- Sneak Peek: See What’s Coming Next in VMware Horizon 7
- Modernize PC Management: Windows 10 Migration Blueprint
- vSAN Partner Incentive Calculator
- vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Resource page on Partner Central
- vCenter Server 6.5 Light Board Videos
- Say Goodbye to:
Now for a Summary of VMware News Update from this past week.
- Watch the VMworld 2017 US Day 1 and Day 2 general sessions on-demand – Access on-demand playbacks for VMworld US general sessions
- VMware embraces cloud during VMWorld, CEO Gelsinger says – VMware is rolling out services worldwide in the AWS cloud over the next 15 months, starting in the U.S.
- VMware Gets Its Mojo Back At VMworld 2017 – we never lost our MOJO!?
- VMworld Day Two Keynote Focuses on Containers — Virtualization Review – In a sign of how much things have changed for VMware, virtual machines were pushed aside for the cloud-friendly containers.
- VMworld 2017: AppDefense Aims to Flip the Current Security Model on Its Head – The company’s new tool uses the power of virtualization to protect apps and data.
- University of Aberdeen improves student study experience through VMware® Horizon – The University of Aberdeen opted for VMware Horizon in order to improve the experience for its students and to establish a virtual desktop solution which provides them with the ability to access university applications and perform their studies from remote locations.
- Sneak Peek: See What’s Coming Next in VMware Horizon 7 – It is VMworld time—that great time of the year when tens of thousands of our valued customers take the time to hear what we have to say and tell us what they think. And we’re ready. Our development teams worked hard to keep the VMwar Horizon innovation engine revving, […]
- Announcing Three New VMware NSX Guides! – VMware’s Networking and Security Business Unit is excited to announce THREE NSX Guides being released for VMworld U.S. 2017! Our Guides are authored and technically reviewed by VMware subject matter experts and serve to cover VMware network and security essentials. These new guides follow our existing Day 1 Guide based on VMware NSX’s most popular use-case: Micro-segmentation.
- VMworld 2017 NET1345BU VMware NSX in Small Data Centers for Small and Medium Businesses
- VMworld 2017 SER2958BU Migrate to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance You Should
- VMworld 2017: Pivotal Container Services (PKS)
- VMworld 2017 SER2724BU Extreme Performance Series: Performance Best Practices
- VMworld 2017 ADV1607BU – Delivering 3D Graphics Desktops & Applications with VMware Horizon
- Understanding VMware AppDefense: A Tom Corn Perspective – VMware AppDefense is a new security solution that allows organizations to create least privilege environments around their applications running in virtualized or cloud systems, a key feature according to VMware’s senior vice president for security products, Tom Corn. Watch VMware’s Tom Corn illustrate how VMware AppDefense significantly enhances application security when working across clouds in this light board presentation.