I have to say my first MMS conference was a great experience. Not only did I have a chance to meet a lot of great new people, I also go to see first hand Microsoft’s messaging and go-to-market strategies around the entire System Center platform. The keynotes were great (thanks for streaming them live), if you didn’t catch them, you can watch them online here:
I sat in on Edwin Yuen’s session, “BD02 Understanding How Microsoft Virtualization Compares to VMware” and I thought he did a great job at keeping it high level. I tweeted a few things while at the session, I think the best message I heard was:
That message fits in perfectly with the announcement Veeam made on Tuesday about closing the loop on VMware management. With the new Veeam/nworks Management Pack and PRO Pack combination, customers will be able to monitor and manage VMware from System Center the same way they manage Hyper-V. I know to a lot of the VMware crowd this may seem like a bit of a stretch, but remember, it’s about management, not the hypervisor. You can check out a video explanation by Veeam’s own Alec King here on YouTube:
Another great success at MMS was our book giveaway. Veeam gave out 500 copies of the book “
If you didn’t get a copy of the book at MMS don’t worry, Veeam has additional copies that we’ll be giving out at special events throughout the year.