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VMworld 2016 conference coverage

Introduction

The IT world witnessed VMware in a state of upheaval over the past year, from major job cuts to a significant decrease in revenue from its signature virtualization product, vSphere. In spite of these challenges, the virtualization giant soldiered onward, perfecting its preexisting stable of products in order to maintain its status as an industry leader and ventured into new, innovative territories in a continued quest for growth.

VMware capitalized on the momentum of the DevOps movement by getting in on the ground floor, starting with introduction of its DevOps program during the first-ever Developer Day held at the VMworld 2015 conference. In addition to this effort to become a pioneer in the age of DevOps, VMware started exploring new lines of business, including AirWatch. Despite massive layoffs at the beginning of 2016, the company's end-user computing division experienced exponential growth in 2015, in large part due to the addition of identity management tools.

VMworld 2016 took place Aug. 28 to Sept. 1 at the convention center at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Check out our full coverage of the event, including news from the show floor.

1Best of VMworld 2016 Awards-

Highlights from the VMworld 2016 conference

Leading up to the VMworld 2016 conference, let’s take a look at previous years’ VMworld award winners.

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Best of VMworld 2016 US Award winners

TechTarget's Best of VMworld Awards recognize the most outstanding products at VMware's annual user conference. Here are the VMworld 2016 winners. Continue Reading

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Rules & Criteria Page

Read the official Best of VMworld 2016 US Awards rules for contest information and find out how to nominate products. Continue Reading

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Best of VMworld 2016 US Awards: Nomination form

Nominate the top virtualization, cloud and end-user computing products for the Best of VMworld 2016 US Awards. Continue Reading

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Best of VMworld 2015 Award Winners

The Best of VMworld 2015 Awards recognize the most innovative new server virtualization, cloud and end-user computing products. Continue Reading

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Best of VMworld 2014 Award Winners

The Best of VMworld 2014 Awards recognize the best products on display at VMworld. Continue Reading

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Best of VMworld 2013 Award Winners

A panel of experts judged more than 160 products on display and picked the best of the bunch as winners of the Best of VMworld 2013 Awards. Continue Reading

2SDDC & Virtualization News-

The latest on VMware's core virtualization products and the SDDC

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From NSX to VSAN, the biggest announcements at VMworld 2016 US

Although VMware did not unveil an updated version of its popular vSphere product at this year's VMworld U.S., it had other exciting updates and new products to offer. Continue Reading

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VMware brings the steak – without the sizzle

LAS VEGAS — There have been some years at VMware's annual VMworld conference where the company sold more sizzle than steak when introducing new technologies and their associated roadmaps. At this ... Continue Reading

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All-flash VSAN gaining speed

When buzzwords collide: Flash storage is making its mark on hyper-convergence, and VMware VSAN customers are giving all-flash VSAN clusters a try. Continue Reading

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NexentaStor, Primary Data, NooBaa roll out software-defined technology

Nexenta brings out NexentaStor 5 and NexentaFusion 1, while Primary Data and NooBaa add software-defined virtualization and Maxta delivers free HCI software at VMworld 2016. Continue Reading

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Top 10 VMworld session picks for 2016

Not sure which VMworld 2016 sessions to sign up for? We've scoured the agenda and picked our top 10 favorites. Continue Reading

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Experts make predictions for VMworld 2016 US

Our Advisory Board experts offer their predictions and ideas on what VMware will present at its annual user conference in Las Vegas. Continue Reading

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Unifying VMware NSX-MH, NSX-V may be easier said than done

Merging VMware's two NSX code bases could save time and development costs. But significant architectural changes to the latest version could result in giving back some of those savings. Continue Reading

3Container & cloud news-

The latest in cloud computing and container technologies

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VMware focuses on IoT partners and strategy at VMworld 2016

VMware has positioned itself as the management layer of data center integration by announcing new partnerships with major internet of things product providers at VMworld 2016. Continue Reading

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AWS poster child picks VMware DevOps tools

Several enterprises -- including a famous AWS early adopter -- say they're moving to VMware tools for DevOps, despite the challenges of managing their own back ends. Continue Reading

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VMworld 2016 US gets positive reviews despite no major announcement

VMware didn't blow the roof off at VMworld 2016 US, but announcements such as Cross-Cloud Services and updates to vSphere Integrated Containers had attendees talking. Continue Reading

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Container automation still on the to-do list in VMware shops

Containers aren't a priority yet for many IT pros, but the tide is starting to turn. Continue Reading

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A beginner's guide to the 2016 VMworld conference in Las Vegas

Your first conference can be overwhelming, especially if it's one as major as VMworld 2016 -- the key to surviving is creating a solid game plan. Continue Reading

4End-user computing news-

Desktop and end-user computing trends and news from the show

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So you want to deploy VMware Identity Manager?

Identity Manager provides user authentication and access control, both in the cloud and on-premises. VMware provided an overview of both models in a VMworld 2016 session. Continue Reading

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Windows 10 lifecycle management comes to VMware Workspace One

More in-depth capabilities for managing the Windows 10 lifecycle are coming to the new unified endpoint management feature in VMware's workspace suite. Continue Reading

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Cloud-hosted desktops force new thin client devices to adapt

At VMworld 2016, Dell, HP Inc. and IGEL Technology increase support for cloud desktops running on their thin clients. Vendors must keep up as cloud adoption rises. Continue Reading

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IT's VMworld 2016 wish list: Bring VDI costs down

IT experts share their wish lists for VMworld 2016. For SMBs, it's high time VMware brings cheaper VDI to the table. Continue Reading

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Six must-see VMworld 2016 sessions for VDI admins

VDI pros can plan out their VMworld 2016 journey with these six essential sessions for shops that deal with App Volumes, VMware Fusion and more. Continue Reading

5VMware lingo-

Get familiar with the most important terms.

Get ahead of the game by familiarizing yourself with these key VMware terms.

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