VMworld 2017 (Day 3)

Yesterday was the third and last day of VMworld 2017 Europe. I had two sessions scheduled. Both were VMware Cloud on AWS related. First session was: Protecting Virtual Machines in VMware Cloud on AWS.

In this session, VMware and Dell EMC also presented their capabilities for this subject. Interesting solutions in which you see the added value of AWS as an endpoint for storing backups on S3 for instance. My second session was VMware Cloud on AWS: An Architectural and Operational Deep Dive. This session was about the architecture of the environment, the vCenter permissions of the customer and how the host remediation process on AWS works. After the sessions I had lunch and had a last quick walk over the solution exchange. Before I went to the airport I spend time on filling out the surveys that I had not processed. If I summarize my visit to VMworld 2017, I think it has been an interesting event. My focus in the sessions was mostly with VMware Cloud on AWS.  I had some nice discussions with employees of VMware, peers and vendors and I have gotten a lot of useful info. For me the highlights were:

  • VMware Cloud on AWS sessions
  • the VMware HCX announcement
  • VMware Appdefense session