Aug 17 2016

VMworld 2016 to Highlight Future of Networking, Virtualization and Storage

VMware’s annual conference is set to kick off later this month, and will likely focus on how businesses can adapt and thrive in a multi-cloud world.

Many businesses have eagerly embraced cloud-based solutions for a variety of applications and use cases, including file storage, collaboration, productivity and office apps. The cloud landscape is also becoming increasingly complex, as companies use a variety of different public cloud tools while also perhaps maintaining private cloud environments.

That is the background from which VMware will hold its annual VMworld conference, which the BizTech reporting team will cover from Aug. 28-Sept. 1 in Las Vegas.

During the conference’s general sessions on Aug. 29 and 30, VMware plans to dive deep into how companies can take advantage of distributed, virtualized multi-cloud networks to move workloads from private data centers to a public cloud environment or even between clouds, and preserve existing network and security settings in the process.

VMworld is also going to range from day-to-day business concerns to the outer limits of technology, and on Sept. 1 its general session is going to focus on how satellites are locating lost cities, 3D printers are creating entire robots and synthetic biology is re-envisioning the future of space travel.

The conference will also focus on key technology areas that attendees have said they are most interested in. VMware has dubbed these “Hot Topics” and include networking, compute virtualization, DevOps and storage.

Also, this year’s VMworld Customer Appreciation Party will be held on the evening of Aug. 31 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and will include pace car rides, virtual racing games, remote-control car races and a concert featuring Fall Out Boy and opener Capital Cities.

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