VMworld 2018: Recapping the Innovation and Excitement from Las Vegas

VMworld 2018: Recapping the Innovation and Excitement from Las Vegas

As they say at VMworld, success begins with you, and we couldn’t agree more! The team from Galileo Performance Explorer spent the week at Mandalay Bay connecting with our partners and customers, as well as getting to know some new faces. VMware is delivering some of the industry’s most comprehensive cloud solutions, furthering data center modernization and establishing consistent infrastructure and operations from the data center to the cloud. As a leading provider of data visualization for capacity planning and performance monitoring, Galileo provides our clients with multi-vendor, predictive insights into their VMware environments, as well as more comprehensive insights around related assets, including IBM storage, servers and systems.

VMworld brought us five days of innovation to accelerate the journey to a software-defined business—from mobile devices to the data center and the cloud. No matter what path you’re on, VMworld 2018 made it easy to discover new technology, learn the trends and meet the experts shaping the future of digital business and taking IT to the next level.

Kicking off the week

Arriving early in the week, our team (including Principal, Tim Conley) immediately embraced the vCommunity as a whole. Monday was destined to be a success after getting off to such a phenomenal start in the keynote and opening session. “Technology Superpowers” was one of the most jam-packed opening sessions in VMworld history! VMware CEO, Pat Gelsinger, was incredibly energetic speaking to the attendees about the future of VMware… he even got a VMware “tattoo” to prove his dedication.

Pat kicked off the week with a trip down VMware memory lane to commemorate the 20th anniversary, breaking down the different phases and changes VMware has undergone over the past two decades and highlighting the four current superpowers of the IT world: Cloud, Mobile, AI and Edge. He also proudly ushered VMware into the multi-cloud era.

“With every business currently on a multi-cloud journey, the fusion of both the hybrid cloud and public cloud will be essential for most enterprises moving forward. Where VMware comes into play is in its uncanny ability to bridge across these various silos of innovation to unite them as one, because together these superpowers make each other stronger.”

Internet of Things (IoT) and Network Edge innovations figured prominently in the announcements at VMworld 2018 conference. The new announcements were framed by the company in the context of its broad effort to extend the VMware hybrid and multi-cloud environments to the edge.

“As the world of edge computing and IoT becomes more distributed, billions of connected devices require increasing levels of compute at the edge, which needs to be secured, managed and automated,” the company said. “VMware will help customers by providing local intelligence and compute from the datacenter to the cloud to edge building on VMware’s network edge investments.”

Serious fun to be had

As we all know the entertainment and networking at other major IT conferences is just as important as the education. Anywhere we went in Mandalay Bay (and the rest of Las Vegas for that matter), we could easily find friends and colleagues chatting about the day’s sessions and enjoying some great entertainment! IBM had Tony Hawk. Cohesity had Snoop Dogg. Rubrik had The Roots and Run-DMC. We even bumped into The King himself a few times.

Our team was thrilled to host multiple #GalileoVIP events during VMworld, as well as catch up with some of our channel partners: Sirius, Mark III Systems, Technologent and Pinnacle Business Systems.

Kelly Nuckolls and Liz Brown (with Elvis of course) at the #VivaSirius event at Kumi.
Kelly Nuckolls and Liz Brown (with Elvis of course) at the #VivaSirius event at Kumi.

Monday Magic at the VIP Welcome Reception

We kicked off the week with fantastic welcome reception at Libertine Social… complete with amazing food, Discovery cocktails and some pretty hard to believe shadow magic (thanks to Anders from The Infotainers). We’re all still scratching our heads and wondering how he does it!

The Galileo team hosted a VIP Welcome Reception on Monday at Libertine Social.

Tuesday Demos & 106 Degree Heat

Tuesday morning we revived ourselves with in-suite demos and breakfast overlooking the mountains of Las Vegas. It was great getting to know some more vendors and partners in a quieter environment. Tuesday afternoon, we braved the dry Vegas heat for a bit of R&R at Mandalay Bay Beach. There was an amazing turnout with more Galileo demos in the poolside cabanas, chats about certification tests and some friendly competitions on the sand.

Shannon, Heather, Kelly and Liz of Galileo getting set up to relax and revive at Mandalay Bay Beach.

About Galileo for VMware & IBM Systems

Galileo  is an innovative, vendor-agnostic performance monitoring suite that offers predictive, actionable insights into the capacity and performance of your infrastructure components. So whether you’re seeking performance metrics about systems from IBM, VMware and beyond, Galileo is here to help. By tagging and trending unique assets, Galileo provides a visibility that streamlines problem determination and empowers strategic initiatives such as cloud migration, capacity planning and server consolidation.

In addition to VMware, Galileo supports an array of IBM servers, storage, systems and cloud, ensuring users have the most insight into the capacity and performance of their most crucial systems. Galileo provides monitoring for IBM server, storage and cloud systems. Other solutions have gaps in monitoring, especially when it comes to cloud infrastructure. Galileo monitors your entire infrastructure, including on-site and cloud-based systems.

Success starts today!

The technology landscape will continue to get smarter, more diverse, and more distributed, and VMware will continue to be right in the middle of it. Let Galileo help you strategically plan your infrastructure and stay on top of the important challenges you face, allowing you to innovate faster and more accurately. The predictive power and dynamic data visualization capabilities of Galileo Performance Explorer can optimize your infrastructure by ensuring accurate capacity management and proactive performance monitoring. Multi-vendor, multi-cloud monitoring doesn’t have to be complex. Galileo’s four unique dashboard provide the strategic insights to practically guarantee successful IT initiatives.

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