If I needed to pick one thing that I am really excited about at VMworld this year (besides #notsupported) then it probably is the R&D Innovation Lounge. You might wonder why, well a couple of months back I had the pleasure of attending our internal R&D innovations event and was blown away by some of the amazing ideas / research projects. Now a mini version of this will be held at VMworld…
What? Yes a mini-version of it will be held at VMworld! (Booth 1730) This means that you can get an insight into some of the awesome projects happening within VMware at the moment, these are called Posters at the Innovation lounge. Just to give a couple of examples of why I am excited about these posters (full list here):
- A Social-Media Approach to Virtualization Management.
I visited this poster at our research event and witness Ravi Soundararajan pitching it, believe me when I say this guy is a rock star! Not only is the concept brilliant he also knows how to sell it! I won’t reveal anything though… visit the booth!
- Location Aware Calendaring for Zimbra.
Melina McLarty presented this poster, and the brilliance of this idea is that is a problem many of us face on a daily basis. Don’t understand why it isn’t part of every calendaring solution yet, again not revealing anything about the poster… just go and see!
- Automated Policy-driven Placement in the Cloud
This is one which will make your brain hurt. I saw Pradeep and Ajay presenting it… yes this is hardcore deepdive research on resource management that even has Frank Denneman flabbergasted for hours 🙂
Also make sure to attend the spotlight session about Innovation at VMware:
SS1022 – From Ideas to Reality – A Closer Look Inside VMware Innovation
10:30am – 11:30am
This session will be hosted Julia Austin (@austinfish). Does she have the coolest job at VMware or what… VP Innovation. Julia will be accompanied by some of VMware’s top engineers. Believe me when I say, worth attending!