From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone, I am just back from a trip to Sydney which was very enjoyable but because of this I have fallen behind on some of my additional learning which I hope to catch up on next week.

My customers are almost all finished with their vSphere 5.5 upgrades and many are now turning their attention to other more advanced and potentially valuable projects now that this is complete. One of these that is gaining momentum amongst my customers is preparing for a Hybrid Cloud by ensuring that their internal private cloud which is almost 100% virtualised is being operated in a similar way. What I am seeing now is many customers really asking the important questions not around moving to the public cloud but rather how do they operate their own internal environment more like a private cloud but with the benefits they have enjoyed in their own environment.

I think this is a very exciting time as many of our customers start to shift their highly virtualised environments to a more cloud like structure and I would say that many will then start to investigate the Hybrid Cloud offering from VMware as the next step to extend their current environment for suitable workloads.

This brings me on to my final topic of VMworld which starts this week in San Francisco. Its going to be awesome with literally tens of thousands of VMware faithful descending on the beautiful city of San Francisco for the premier event of the year. There have been so many pre-announcements and one of them which I beieve is gaining much traction is vCloud Air. VMware is committed to the cloud more than anyone else with our rich history in helping organisations with their internal private cloud and now extending that to the Hybrid Cloud to bring even more solution capacity. Get familiar with this and the additional benefits at

If you are in San Francisco for VMworld have an amazing time and have a vBeer on me

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Senior Technical Account Manager

VMware Australia

nisserow @ vmware . com

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We are very excited about another great Hands-on Labs at VMworld and happy to give you an inside peek at what is coming.
Why attend Hands-on Labs during VMworld ?
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