Ready For VMworld 2011 Europe? More Than 6,500 Attendees Expected In Copenhagen


Are you ready for VMworld 2011 Europe, which will be held in Copenhagen next week (Oct. 18 – 20, 2011)?

VMware recently unveiled the speaker lineup and sponsorship list for the European virtualization and cloud infrastructure industry event of the year.

Building on the conference theme, “Your Cloud, Own It”, the European event will feature more than 200 breakout sessions from VMware and its ecosystem of partners and customers.

More than 125 sponsors and exhibitors are supporting the conference including Global Diamond sponsors Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP and NetApp, and Platinum Sponsors CA Technologies, Colt, Fujitsu, IBM, Intel, Symantec, Trend Micro, VCE and Wyse Technology.

VMware executives will lead three general session presentations during the event.

On Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 3:30 p.m. CEST (9:30 a.m. EST), the event will kick off with a keynote presentation featuring VMware CTO and Senior Vice President of R&D, Steve Herrod, who will demonstrate a cloud infrastructure suite, including VMware vSphere 5, as well as technologies helping enterprises better serve their employees in a world of increasing change.

On Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. CEST (3 a.m. EST), Raghu Raghuram, VMware senior vice president and general manager, cloud infrastructure and management, will focus on industry trends moving toward a more dynamic, flexible and automated datacenter environment based on the increasing role of virtualization across the datacenter.

Closing the event on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. CEST (3 a.m. EST), VMware CEO Paul Maritz will take an inside look at the forces shaping Cloud Computing and the next generation of IT.

VMworld 2011 Europe will feature more than 25 lab topics with almost 8,000 lab seats conducting up to 240 simultaneous lab sessions during the three-day event.

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