Although my Monster VM panel was in the top 10 sessions of VMworld 2013 and we did a Monster VM and Business Critical Apps panel for TAM day this year neither session will be included at VMworld in the USA or Europe. But not to worry. There is plenty of great content at VMworld for everyone to enjoy and I’ll be there to talk about Monster VM’s on vSphere as always, but mostly at the Nutanix Booth #1535. This doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the Monster VM goodness though, you can grab it all online right now, for free, thanks to VMware opening up the session catalog to some great sessions online through VMworld TV. So below I include two great panel discussions from VMworld 2013 that you can review now, and get a better understanding of how to virtualize critical apps and Monster VM’s.
This first video is from TAM day and includes myself and a number of leading experts discussing virtualization of business critical apps and taking questions from the audience. The topics covered are broad from Microsoft apps such as SQL, Exchange, AD to Unix applications and migrations from Unix systems to vSphere, Oracle, SAP and Java.
This second video is from my Monster VM Software Defined Datacenter Design Panel, which was one of the top 10 sessions for VMworld 2013. We cover sizing, tuning, and scaling, as well as answering all the questions from the audience. When you get 5 VCDX in the room talking about performance and monster VM’s at the same time it’s got to be good.
Even though we don’t have a Monster VM panel at VMworld this year there is no reason you should miss out. Come and visit the Nutanix Booth #1535 and I’d be happy to discuss everything Monster VM related, and also how the Nutanix platform can make it uncompromisingly simple. I will have copies of the book Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right (VMware Press), that I co-authored with Michael Corey and Jeff Szastak that we’ll be signing. If you can’t make VMworld in the USA and you’d like to go to VMworld in Barcelona then you might be in luck. VMTurbo has started a competition and will be giving away free tickets to VMworld Europe. VMTurbo started the vendor trend to give away free tickets to the VMworld events and I think it’s a great thing. As always your feedback and comments appreciated.
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