VMworld Europe in Copenhagen is underway. Join us after the jump for the Steve Herrod keynote report
Are you ready for VMworld 2011 Europe, which will be held in Copenhagen next week (Oct. 18 – 20, 2011)?
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.
IT security and data protection company Sophos announced a strengthening of its Elite-level partnership with VMware by supporting VMware vShield Endpoint.
Sophos will demonstrate the VMware vShield Endpoint prototype as part of its wider virtualization security solution strategy at this week’s VMworld 2011.
The Sophos virtualization intelligent endpoint security solution minimizes physical footprint on each virtual machine by utilizing VMware memory sharing and the ability to stagger scans. In order to optimize virtualization in the future, the company has developed a working prototype using VMware vShield Endpoint, and will deliver support for vShield 5 in a forthcoming version of Sophos Endpoint Security suite.
VMware vShield Endpoint allows anti-virus scanning to be offloaded from each virtual machine to a dedicated scanner.
In related news, Sophos has achieved VMware Ready status for its Virtual Email Appliance.
VMware has announced that VMworld 2011 makes its return to Las Vegas August 29th through September 1st at The Venetian and will also be held October 18th through 20th at The Bella Center in Copenhagen.
With more than 27,000 attendees expected worldwide, VMworld 2011 will spotlight VMware and the industry’s commitment to virtualization, cloud computing and the transformation to IT as a Service.
This year’s VMworld theme, “Your Cloud, Own it,” emphasizes the powerful role attendees play in designing clouds that meet the specific business needs and demands of their companies — whether it’s private, hybrid or public cloud.
VMware at VMworld outlined its vision for the future of end-user computing with new products and services to help organizations evolve their legacy desktop computing environments to a more modern, user-centric application and data delivery model.
In support of its end-user computing vision, VMware is launching new products that help CIOs move their organizations forward in an evolutionary journey, from today’s PC-centric environments to a future where users have access from any device to any application, enabled by cloud computing:
- Modern Desktop Management and Delivery: At the core of VMware’s end-user computing model, VMware View 4.5 establishes a modern, user-centric desktop management and delivery architecture. Available in the coming weeks, VMware View 4.5 enables enterprises to improve security and compliance, lower operating costs, and simplify desktop administration and management for an even greater number of use cases than before.
VMware View 4.5 is the first enterprise-class solution that delivers rich user experiences across an organization on a growing number of devices at any location – online or offline. High-performance PC-over-IP technology enables users to work with their virtual desktops over a LAN or WAN connection, while VMware View with Local Mode enables secure offline access while leveraging local processing resources. The result is a seamless user experience designed to combine the best of desktop and client virtualization.
VMware View 4.5 delivers a simplified, integrated desktop and application management platform designed to enable IT organizations to manage tens of thousands of virtual desktops. VMware View 4.5 also manages applications from a centralized administrative interface while simplifying key IT processes such as provisioning, configuration management, connection brokering, policy enforcement and application assignment.
VMware View 4.5 also strengthens security and control by hosting virtual desktops centrally to prevent data leakage while leveraging VMware vShield Endpoint for enabling centralized anti-virus protection. VMware vShield Endpoint, in tandem with solutions from VMware ecosystem partners, will protect virtual machines and their hosts against malware, viruses and other intrusions by optimizing antivirus and other host and endpoint security for use in VMware-virtualized and cloud environments.
VMware vShield Endpoint is designed to eliminate the need for antivirus agent footprints by enabling the offloading of antivirus and anti-malware functions to hardened, tamper-proof virtual machines delivered by VMware security partners.
- Unprecedented cost advantages with VMware View 4.5 –Tiered storage enhancements unique to VMware View 4.5 enable an unprecedented level of cost savings. Enterprises leveraging existing client devices can now deploy a secure, flexible, and highly responsive, stateless virtual desktop at a datacenter infrastructure cost under $252 per user, more than 60 percent lower than previously published architectures. Learn more in a new reference architecture brief titled VMware Reference Architecture Brief for Stateless Virtual Desktops with VMware View 4.5.
Additional information on VMware View 4.5 can be found at www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vmworld/view4.5-backgrounder-en.pdf
- Application Independence: Available now, VMware ThinApp 4.6 simplifies application delivery by encapsulating applications into a single package that can be deployed, managed and updated independently from the underlying operating system – helping to reduce the cost and complexity of application delivery for customers. A key component of VMware View, VMware ThinApp enables enterprises to quickly migrate existing applications to Microsoft Windows 7, adding application compatibility to virtual desktop environments to reduce the management burden of desktop applications and images.
Additional information on VMware ThinApp 4.6 can be found at www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vmworld/thinapp4.6-backgrounder-en.pdf.
- Enterprise-class Collaboration in the Cloud: Recently announced, Zimbra Appliance is a next generation email and collaboration solution delivered as a virtual appliance. Designed to run on the VMware vSphere platform, Zimbra Appliance combines powerful enterprise features with maximum administration simplicity. Flexible enough to run either within a customer datacenter or the public cloud, Zimbra Appliance, along with all of the Zimbra Collaboration Suite products, delivers rich application experiences on any device, online or offline, and provides them with a collaboration platform that enables rapid, seamless and secure access to corporate and personal applications and data. In addition, Zimbra software is easier to deploy, manage and update, driving down TCO and increasing deployment flexibility. As a result, customers and partners can manage their email and collaboration needs with fewer resources, lower costs and fewer risks.
VMware will deliver these solutions to customers the way they need them – either as enterprise-ready configurations or as a cloud-based service from VMware vCloud partners.
At VMworld 2010 in San Francisco, VMware will preview a cloud-based management service – codenamed Project Horizon – that will securely extend enterprise identities into the cloud and provide new methods for provisioning and managing applications and data based on the user, not the device or underlying operating system.
Project Horizon will establish a user’s “Cloud Identity,” securely extending on-premise directory services between private and public clouds and enabling customers to take advantage of the flexibility and new services in the public cloud while maintaining the security and control from their private clouds.
VMware Professional Services offers on-site, end-to-end consulting services to help customers who are interested in beginning the journey to a more modern, user-centric application and data delivery model.
For organizations looking to get started with VMware View 4.5, VMware offers three core assessment services: a Desktop Infrastructure Virtualization Assessment to identify both the users and desktops that are the best candidates to move into a virtual desktop environment; an Application Virtualization Assessment to identify which applications are the prime targets for virtualization; and a Desktop Virtualization Strategy Assessment that combines the Desktop Infrastructure Virtualization and Application Virtualization assessments with a strategic workshop to help organizations prepare and proactively manage for the successful adoption of this technology.
VMware at VMworld introduced its cloud application platform strategy and solutions, enabling developers to build and run modern applications that intelligently share information with underlying infrastructure to maximize application performance, quality of service and infrastructure utilization.
VMware vFabric cloud application platform combines the market-leading Spring Java development framework with platform services including lightweight application server, global data management, cloud-ready messaging, dynamic load balancing and application performance management. Applications built on VMware vFabric provide performance and portability across heterogeneous cloud environments.
Principles that have defined today’s most demanding consumer applications – built-in scalability, new data models, distributed infrastructures – are heavily influencing the production of new internal customer enterprise applications. As such, these modern applications need to support dynamic user interactions, low-latency data access and virtual infrastructure all while meeting the security and compliance demands of the enterprise. VMware vFabric is uniquely optimized for cloud computing’s increasingly dynamic architectures, unlike traditional middleware that requires complete stack control.
Applications are increasingly built with modern development frameworks that leverage runtime and data management services that are much more agile and designed for virtualization. An open solution, VMware vFabric will initially target the 2.5 million users that develop Spring Java applications. VMware vFabric will deliver the following key benefits:
- Maximize Speed and Innovation: Customers can bring modern applications to market faster and with less complexity; new applications can be delivered in days or weeks rather than months or years, and at scale.
- Extend the Benefits of Virtualization to the Application: VMware vFabric can coordinate with underlying infrastructure to help ensure optimal application performance, quality of service and infrastructure resource utilization.
- An Evolutionary Path to the Cloud: Developers will be able to build new applications in a familiar and productive way while enabling the choice of where to run them, whether on premise or in public clouds such as VMforce or Google.
Spring can speed development by more than 50 percent through developer tools and features that make it easy to create new applications that:
- Provide a rich, modern user experience across a range of platforms, browsers and personal devices
- Integrate applications using proven Enterprise Application Integration patterns, including batch processing
- Access data in a wide range of structured and unstructured formats
- Leverage popular social media services and cloud service APIs
The VMware cloud application platform delivers modern middleware infrastructure to developers, application architects and IT teams as a collection of cloud-scale, integrated services:
- Lightweight Application Server: tc Server, an enterprise version of Apache Tomcat, is optimized for Spring and VMware vSphere and can be instantaneously provisioned to meet the scalability needs of modern applications.
- Data Management Services: GemFire speeds application performance and eliminates database bottlenecks by providing real-time access to globally distributed data.
- Cloud-Ready Messaging Service: RabbitMQ facilitates communications between applications inside and outside the datacenter.
Dynamic Load Balancer: ERS, an enterprise version Apache web server, helps ensure optimal performance by distributing and balancing application load.
- Application Performance Management: Hyperic enables proactive performance management through transparent visibility into modern applications deployed across physical, virtual and cloud environments.