VMware Partner Exchange Las Vegas 2012

VMware Partner Exchange

Excitement Builds As I Travel To VMware Partner Exchange

Well it’s Friday and I am on my way to VMware Partner Exchange. I am so excited to being heading to the VMware Partner Exchange. Did I tell you how excited I am to be heading to VMware Partner Exchange? The last time I remember being this excited was when I attended my first Oracle Conference in 1984.  Back then I felt like we were changing the database world. Well its clear to me we did. Well VMware is changing the technology field in a big way. Today its quite common to see my clients SQL Server Production Database on a VMware platform. On the Oracle front, that transition is starting is starting to happen fast.

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This event is non-stop action. I am not sure I will even have time to enjoy Vegas. For those of you on this blog who don’t know me. I taught all my kids how to play craps by age 10. As I told my wife, who use to give me looks as I was doing it. Craps is a great way to have a child practice math.  I also give blackjack lesson at Ntirety. We even have sponsored some company trips to Mohegan Sun in CT.

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For me to tell you I may not have time to gamble. It’s a big thing. Let me share with you my schedule so far……

TEX1499 Advanced Tuning for Virtualizing Challenging Applications
CIM1359 Architecting a Cloud Infrastructure
CAP1352 Building Resilient, High-Performance, Distributed Applications That Are Data Intensive
PAR1577 Cisco Panel Discussion: The Platform on Which Innovation Is Built
TEX1393 Disaster Recovery in the Cloud for Partner Applications
PAR1575 Journey to the Cloud- IBM and VMware Solutions
CAP1353 Managing High Performance Data with SQLFire
PAR1574 NetApp and VMware – The Smart Decision to Virtualizing Business Critical Applications
CIM1326 Oracle Databases on vSphere5 Best Practices
CXO1489 Secrets of High Growth Sales & Profitability: What VMware’s fastest growing Solution Providers don’t want anyone else to know.
CIM1250 Selling the VMware Advantage for Business Continuity and Security
CIM1327 Success in Virtualization of Business Critical Applications & update on a new Competency
CIM1217 Turbo-charge your Tier 1 apps sales with the Business Critical Production bundle
CIM1342 Understanding licensing for Tier 1 ISVs (Oracle, IBM, Microsoft) to build a solid business case to virtualise Business Critical Applications
Virtualizing Business Critical Applications – Solution Track

Virtualizing Exchange and SQL

Virtualizing Oracle DB  

Virtualizing Oracle Sunday Boot Camp

Virtualizing Oracle

The Virtualizing Oracle is an all day boot camp on Sunday. The Instructors are a dream team of Oracle Expertise and VMware expertise. I know Don Sullivan will be speaking. He has been working with Oracle a very long time. Don also worked for Oracle Corporation for a number of years. He is a very thoughtful person who puts a lot of time and effort to his presentations. I expect that I will learn a lot from Don in the Boot camp. Don Sullivan is also a die hard Yankee’s fan I have come to respect. He knows more about baseball than anyone I know.  Yes I made the mistake of betting him a Steak Dinner over the Super Bowl. Needless to say I lost. I will be eating a lot of humble pie.

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George Trujillo will also be presenting. George is a very interesting man who is an awesome presenter.  I recently saw him present at the recent Northeast VMUG meeting. It was held at Patriot Place in Foxboro Massachusetts the home of the New England Patriots football team. The Northeast VMUG meeting had over 1500 people attend. Does that give you a sense of how hot VMware technology is. George has worked for Oracle, MySQL and now VMware. George has so many certifications I could write book on just his credentials. He was Recently up for Oracle ACE Director but was not awarded it. I suspect working for VMware was the reason he did not get it. Given he is one of the smartest technologist I know. Given all his credentials, I am amazed Oracle did not give it to him.

Rumor Has it David Welch from the House of Brick will be speaking. David is a really knowledgeable man when it comes Oracle and VMware. As CEO of Ntirety, I am really Bias. I feel Ntirety has the best Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server expertise in the world. We have people on staff that go back to Oracle version 3. With that said, I have nothing but respect for David Welch and the people at the House of Brick. He has built an excellent team there. I am really looking forward to hearing David speak.

When you put a business critical application like Oracle on a Virtualized platform, its really important you know what you are doing. VMware has amassed some great expertise. These three people are just the tip of the iceberg.  Everyone I have met at VMware has really impressed me on the Oracle side. I am really looking forward to the bootcamp. It has to be this great a team to keep me awayfrom the tables on Sunday. I know it will be.

Virtualizing Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server Saturday Boot Camp

Being an oracle person, I started with the Oracle boot camp first. I am told the SQL Server team is awesome at VMware. That it’s as strong as the oracle team. So I have really high expectations for Saturday.  Ntirety will have quite a few of its SQL Server DBA’s attending. We are all looking really forward to it.

Virtualizing Business Critical Applications Monday Boot Camp

On Monday I will be attending the Business Critical Applications boot camp. Just any one of these events makes it worthwhile for me to attend the conference. When I think to myself, the conference has not even started and I am getting 3 days of awesome crtical applicartion deep dives. Wow I am blown away. My understanding Robin Liong is the mastermind behind Mondays boot camp. I have worked with Robin on quite a few issues. Robin gets it, he cares and he works hard to make sure VMware is adding value to its partners.  With that said, I have very high expectation for Monday.

As you can see, the boot camps alone are tremendous. Once we realized just how good, they were we decided to send quite a few more people to the conference.

Tuesday on…

Look at this list. I have not even finished choosing yet. When we saw how jammed pack this event was going to be. At Ntirety we decided to send a lot of people here. Virtualization is just too important a technology and this event offers such rich content not to make the investment.

TEX1499 Advanced Tuning for Virtualizing Challenging Applications
CIM1359 Architecting a Cloud Infrastructure
CAP1352 Building Resilient, High-Performance, Distributed Applications That Are Data Intensive
PAR1577 Cisco Panel Discussion: The Platform on Which Innovation Is Built
TEX1393 Disaster Recovery in the Cloud for Partner Applications
PAR1575 Journey to the Cloud- IBM and VMware Solutions
CAP1353 Managing High Performance Data with SQLFire
PAR1574 NetApp and VMware – The Smart Decision to Virtualizing Business Critical Applications
CIM1326 Oracle Databases on vSphere5 Best Practices
CXO1489 Secrets of High Growth Sales & Profitability: What VMware’s fastest growing Solution Providers don’t want anyone else to know.
CIM1250 Selling the VMware Advantage for Business Continuity and Security
CIM1327 Success in Virtualization of Business Critical Applications & update on a new Competency
CIM1217 Turbo-charge your Tier 1 apps sales with the Business Critical Production bundle
CIM1342 Understanding licensing for Tier 1 ISVs (Oracle, IBM, Microsoft) to build a solid business case to virtualise Business Critical Applications

 

Hands On Labs..

Lab Hours:

Monday  9:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday   11:00am – 6:00pm

Wednesday   9:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday   9:00am – 2:00pm

At the last VMware conference I attended. There was a line the entire conference for the hands on labs. Everyone thought they were awesome. All my technical team that was with me, could not get enough of them.

My Advice for VMware Partner Exchange..

 

My advice is simple. Sign up early for the events you want to attend. Or you will get blocked out. Plan to work really hard all day. But don’t forget to play hard at night. Dont miss out on the boot camps. There is so much happening here, take in as much as you can.

 

I am Really looking forward to VMware Partner Exchange..

 

 

Michael Corey

Founder & CEO, Ntirety

www.ntirety.com

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