With server virtualization entrenched in enterprise data centers, IT administrators are on the lookout for the next major transformative technology.
The company that pioneered virtualization, VMware, is actively involved in cloud computing and enterprise mobility, two of today's most disruptive trends in IT. Attendees at the VMworld 2013 conference were looking to learn more about these topics and more, such as software-defined networking (SDN), DevOps and, of course, the latest and greatest advancements in server virtualization.
VMworld 2013 took place Aug. 25-29 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Check out our on-site editors’ full coverage of the issues facing VMware users and the news that broke at the show.
1. VMworld 2013 News
Stay up to date with the latest news about virtualization, cloud computing, mobility and other hot topics from VMworld 2013.
Seen at the show
2. VMworld 2013 videos
Video interviews and analysis from the show floor of VMworld 2013.
Products unveiled in VMworld news announcements promise to help IT shops build hybrid clouds and reach 100% virtualization, but many aren't there yet.
A VMworld attendee says a hybrid virtualization and cloud computing model best addressed his company's IT needs. Now he's looking into big data.
Building software-defined data centers requires server, storage and networking teams to cooperate, but they aren't always on the same page.
VMware's latest moves into software-defined networking and storage, plus other VMworld news, could bring the company into competition with partners.
At VMworld 2013, VMware tried to help customers solve their cloud computing problems. The VMware User Group president explains what those issues are.
VMworld 2013 did not feature a new version of View, but VMware's vSAN technology could help admins overcome one of the biggest barriers to VDI deployment.
If a software-defined data center is in your future, you can't be afraid to virtualize mission-critical applications.
The automation associated with software-defined data centers could make admins' lives easier, but only if security follows suit.
Much of the VMworld keynote addresses focused on the software-defined infrastructure, but IT shops still face adoption hurdles.
As VMware rolls out vCloud Automation Center and NSX, will more data centers make the jump to automation and Desktop as a Service?
Rather than VMware's universal approach to VDI storage, data centers would likely benefit more from context-aware storage architecture.
Networking has always struggled to keep up with VMware. Will VMware NSX be a game-changer?
The VMworld 2013 keynote featured plenty of software-defined chatter, but VMware still has some explaining to do.
3. VMworld coverage on Twitter
4. Terms to know at the show
Blast from the past
5. Prior VMworld conference coverage
Just a few short years ago, VMworld was strictly a virtualization conference. My, how the times have changed. Take a walk down memory lane by revisiting prior years' VMworld coverage.