Summer may be coming to an end, but I would argue that the best is still to come. That’s because VMworld 2016 is fast approaching! Hosted in Las Vegas this year, VMworld always brings the excitement and action to the IT industry. It’s often a time when IT companies will take advantage of the brightened spotlight and will make some big, possibly landscape-shifting, announcements. So, what announcements will we hear this year? What companies will make the biggest splash? The rumor mill is already in full force with no signs of slowing down.
To give VMworld goers a forum to discuss all of the questions above (and more!) SimpliVity is hosting a CrowdChat on “VMworld Preview and Predictions.” CrowdChat is a forum based site where hosts can pose questions and audience members can comment on the questions posed and also ask their own to the crowd. The comments are able to be up-liked (similar to reddit) so more popular or relevant posts are pushed to the top. This vendor-neutral forum is being hosted by Stu Miniman, of Wikibon and Silicon Angle fame, along with yours truly. We are also bringing in some of the industry’s top minds and VMworld alumni, including Trevor Pott and David Davis, to get their opinions on what we should be looking out for at this year’s big event.
We’ve put this forum together to present an opportunity to the IT community. We want to know what you are excited about. What are you most looking forward to? The anticipation, rumors, and excitement are a big part of the appeal of VMworld. Which ones are you hoping come to fruition? Some of the things I am looking to hear about are flash, containers, OpenSource, automation/DevOps, and of course, hyperconvergence.
There’s no doubt hyperconverged infrastructure is a hot topic right now. With ActualTech Media’s recent State of the Hyperconverged Infrastructure Market Report finding that adoption of hyperconverged solutions is not only growing immensely but is accelerating at a rapid pace, hyperconvergence has clearly gone mainstream. There’s also the matter of all the new entrants that made their way into the hyperconverged market this year. Will we see any new announcements about hyperconvergence?
An always popular topic of discussion this time of year is the discussion of possible updates to vSphere. Will VMware officially announce the new version at this year’s event? Or, are we all getting ahead of ourselves?
Whatever the case with all the announcements that lie ahead, one thing is certain: Stu and I are very much looking forward to VMworld. We hope you are too. And we hope you join in on the conversation on the 24th using the CrowdChat. We’ll see you there!