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Which topic are you most excited to deep-dive into at VMworld 2018 Europe?

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#VMworldCrowdchatVMworld Begins With YouVMworld Europe lands in Barcelona next week on 5-8 November! Join our VMware community as we talk about the cutting edge trends, topics and insights that will be covered at VMworld 2018 Europe.
VMware UK
Judging from our poll... Sessions in our ‘Data Centers & Cloud’ stream are looking very popular at #VMworld Europe this year! We’re expecting the IoT, edge services and machine learning to be big topics. What trends do you think will be driving the conversation at the event?
Rory Choudhuri
Every conversation I have with customers starts with technology, but comes back to people and change. How we manage data centers to host new and emerging workloads, integrate cloud resources and be more efficient. Without creating new silos.
Matthew Bunce
As companies start their transformation journeys they are realising it isn't just about new hardware or how quickly they can move everything in to the public cloud. It's people and process which can have a much more dramatic impact on an organisation.
VMware UK
@virtualisedgeek @roarers our cloud-focused showcase keynote is all about driving business transformation this year. How do you think the cloud has transformed the way applications are built, run, managed and delivered?
Rebecca Fitzhugh
As @virtualisedgeek was mentioning earlier, we're turning our focus to data rather than infrastructure. So the question is, what value or insight into our data does something like ML provide?
Matthew Bunce
Incredibly! Cloud Native Applications have to be architectured, delivered, run and managed in a completely different way to traditional apps. VMware is building out that ecosystem to support that transition.
Johan van Amersfoort
Looking forward to see some more of VDI by day / Compute by night and utilize GPUs for multiple use cases
Sam McGeown
@vhojan hard pass on the VDI for me :D
Johan van Amersfoort
@RebeccaFitzhugh It says so on the shirt. Shirts don't lie
Matthew Bunce
@vhojan Maybe mining crypto out of hours to offset the costs of running during the day!
Rebecca Fitzhugh
@vhojan indeed and what a mighty fine shirt it is!
Kate Lechowicz
Next Gen Trends Track is the best to learn about all IoT, DevOps, NFV stories https://my.vmworld.c...
Johan van Amersfoort
@virtualisedgeek sounds like a perfect topic for a VMTN session
Marco van Baggum
@virtualisedgeek finally a good use-case for those GPUs
Garry Owen
VDI is just part of the #EUC mix these days. Horizon is a perfect solution for many use cases and the technology has improved out of all recognition from the days of the notorious Gartner statement
VMware UK
Welcome everyone! As we prepare for #VMworld Europe in Barcelona on 5-8 November, we want to know what everyone is most excited about this year?
Rory Choudhuri
Less walking! It'll never happen, but I'm hoping.
Rebecca Fitzhugh
same as every year...sangria!
Rory Choudhuri
And lots of jamon iberico, no doubt!
Sam McGeown
it's gotta be meeting old and new friends - networking is where it's at!
Matthew Bunce
I think this year it's going to be a lot of Kubernetes and PKS. Looks like some really good sessions!
Chris Bradshaw
I'm looking forward to meeting up with old friends from previous #VMworld and meeting new faces. #vCommunity
Matthew Bunce
@sammcgeown I've made sure I've left time in the schedule this year for just that. You forget how important that element of VMworld is.
Sam McGeown
@virtualisedgeek you missed out NSX-T! With K8s and PKS it's the future!
Marco van Baggum
more PKS and NSX-T awesomeness
Matthew Bunce
Definitely! I think the pace we are seeing stuff coming out of VMware to do with NSX has never been quicker.
Rory Choudhuri
There will be a lot of focus on data - at the edge, with IoT, at the core to help with business decisions, moving it, storing it, analysing it, scaling up and down with it. And much more.
Matthew Bunce
As we move to an ever increasing software defined industry the focus will shift to the data. When infrastructure is code, everything becomes data.
Garry Owen
You can expect an increasing focus on Security related to networking.
Marco van Baggum
@garryo130 not only to networking but also applications and data
Johan van Amersfoort
Looking forward to seeing some more around #ARM architecture
Johan van Amersfoort
and Catalan cuisine of course :)
Sam McGeown
@vhojan yeah I love that concept - you think we'll get ESXi on a RaspberryPi?

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Rory Choudhuri
@vhojan Never gets old :-) Washed down with good Spanish wine (although there isn't always a lot of the good stuff at VMworld!
Matthew Bunce
@vhojan I think #ARM architecture is going to have huge importance as IoT and machine learning drive compute to the edge. More efficient, scalable compute will be key.
Johan van Amersfoort
@sammcgeown hahaha, yep. And run both plex and kodi on the same device..
Johan van Amersfoort
@virtualisedgeek Just watched a talk about running @cloudfoundry on #ARM. There is a big benefit in terms of density of compute power when comparing it to x64
Rory Choudhuri
1 minute to go… Get your thinking caps on folks. What's on your agenda for VMworld Europe this year? What are you looking forward to? And what would you like to find out more about?
Sarah Richmond
There's so much to learn at VMworld but I look forward to hearing our customers on stage and how our technology is making an impact and helping them to unlock new possibilities. It's truly inspiring. What are you looking forward to?
Rory Choudhuri
@sarah_richmond I was so inspired by the Malala interview at VMworld in Las Vegas. Beyond the tech specs (and my admitted geekery) I'm looking forward to hearing the human stories of how organisations are using tech to genuinely change lives and make things better.
Kate Lechowicz
- those will be there + more :) We are building a lot of Force for Good new stories that will be shared across the event
Sarah Richmond
That's definitely one of the highlights, plus fantastic opportunity to meet our subject matter experts and get to hear all the latest tech insights. This year's event is shaping up to be another great one!
Sarah Richmond
what should we be looking out for from a HCI perspective at VMworld?
Rebecca Fitzhugh
I think one of the more fascinating vSAN announcement at VMworld US was vSAN & EBC for VMC on AWS. Maybe we'll hear more about that in Barcelona!
VMware UK
As we can already see, there’s so many amazing sessions, cutting-edge insights and opportunities to learn at #VMworld Europe! What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of their visit?
Rebecca Fitzhugh
Don't overcrowd your schedule, all sessions are recorded and available for playback. Talk to people!
Matthew Bunce
@RebeccaFitzhugh I always start off with a plan of what sessions I want to do, I usually make it to 10% of them!
Matthew Bunce
Take a look here - https://blogs.vmware... - Some great advice and tips for both the first timers and people who have attended before.
Marco van Baggum
frequently check the schedule builder for new sessions as some sessions will be added to the schedule builder at a later time
Rory Choudhuri
maybe it's just me, but I would always say, wear comfortable shoes! https://t.co/AAL8XPa...
Rebecca Fitzhugh
@roarers life is too short to wear uncomfortable shoes! ;-)
Garry Owen
Leave the heels at home @roarers @VMware_UK