Partner Exchange Days 4 & 5: Wrap-up

Embarrassingly late, but here’s my final update from VMware’s Partner Exchange 2009

The last full day started with Steve Herrod’s keynote, where he went over some of the details of vSphere, including the packages and pricing.  If you like choices you’ll have plenty of them real soon.  Unfortunately most of the information wasn’t terribly new, but Dr. Herrod always has a way of keeping the content interesting.

The rest of the day I spent doing more of the same — attending sessions and networking with many different people.  The highlight of the sessions was the Architecture Design of View, which didn’t give me much in the way of new knowledge, but prompted a lot of great thoughts for service delivery and presentations.

On Friday, we got to attend a Cisco boot camp that introduced the Nexus 1000v.  It provided a lot of great information, but didn’t provide the hands on opportunity I was hoping for.  It was well worth staying another half day for though.  Then it was finally time to head home.

All in all, Partner Exchange was a great opportunity I’m glad I didn’t miss out on.  I’d like to thank everyone who made this possible and all the great people I met up with, both old VMWorld friends and new acquaintances.