Sep2017

VMworld 2017: SaaS Subscriptions Are the Direction Moving Forward

In my last post I mainly focused on the VMware / Amazon AWS announcement and one of the particulars and now reoccurring buzzwords that is heard with most of all the new announcements is subscription based licensing model. The reasons for the change of direction in the way VMware licenses its services moving forward is “driven by customer demand”. I have not really heard of any customers “demanding” this but regardless of the given reason, VMware has charted its course forward with SaaS subscription based service model and all of the rest of the new announcements will be based on this service model.

Aug2017

Live from VMworld 2017

Checking in with you live from VMworld 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Things here at the conference are really starting to heat up both inside and outside, with the temperature reaching up to 108 degrees this week. There was a lot of hype coming into the conference, with the details of the VMware/Amazon AWS platform finally getting fully released.

Aug2017

See You at VMworld!

See you at VMworld: I am finalizing my schedule and trying to clear my inbox in preparation for my flight out of town at the end of the week. My self and somewhere around twenty thousand of my fellow peers will all be arriving in Las Vegas, Nevada for VMworld 2017. I think the show this year, has the potential to be a very exciting and electric conference.

Aug2017

Demand for VMware Services 2017

I believe we have reached a point at which any negative thoughts and concerns about the effects Dell’s acquisition of EMC might have on VMware are getting put to rest. We are fast approaching the start of the fourth quarter of 2017, and all indicators show strong demand for VMware services in compute, network, and storage.