August 11, 2012

VMware Announces Keynote Speakers for VMworld 2012 in San Francisco, the Leading Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure Industry Event

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VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today unveiled the speaker lineup and sponsorship list for the leading virtualization and cloud infrastructure event of the year, VMworld 2012.

Underscoring the conference theme, "Right Here, Right Now," VMworld 2012 in San Francisco will feature more than 230 unique breakout sessions from VMware and its community of partners and customers that are driving innovation in the virtualization and cloud computing industry. More than 250 sponsors and exhibitors are supporting the conference including Global Diamond Sponsors Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP and NetApp.

VMware executives will lead two general session presentations during the event:

On Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. PDT the event will kick off with a keynote presentation featuring VMware CEO Paul Maritz, incoming VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and VMware CTO Steve Herrod detailing how VMware is helping customers and partners thrive in the cloud era with key announcements, discussions and demonstrations of the solutions at the heart of the software-defined datacenter. The Aug. 27 keynote webcast will be available live and on-demand at VMware Now, the new online destination for breaking news, product announcements, videos and demos: http://vmware.com/go/now.

On Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. PDT VMware CTO Steve Herrod and several VMware partners will take the stage to demonstrate the state-of-the-art technology that is transforming IT and enabling the mobile workforce. The presentations will be available via webcast athttp://www.vmworld.com/community/conference/us/learn/generalsessions.

Also on Aug. 27 at 10:30 a.m. PDT, VMware will host its Financial Analyst Day, an informative and in-depth program for the investment community with presentations about company strategy and product direction. This event will be available via webcast at: ir.vmware.com.

VMworld Europe 2012 will take place in Barcelona, Spain Oct. 9-11, 2012. For more information and registration, please visit:

Last modified on August 11, 2012
David Marshall

David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 19 years, and he's been working with virtualization software since 1999. He was able to become an industry expert in virtualization by becoming a pioneer in that field - one of the few people in the industry allowed to work with Alpha stage server virtualization software from industry leaders: VMware (ESX Server), Connectix and Microsoft (Virtual Server).

Through the years, he has invented, marketed and helped launch a number of successful virtualization software companies and products. David holds a BS degree in Finance, an Information Technology Certification, and a number of vendor certifications from Microsoft, CompTia and others. He's also co-authored two published books: "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and acted as technical editor for two popular Virtualization "For Dummies" books. With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest independent virtualization news blogs, VMblog.com. And co-founded CloudCow.com, a publication dedicated to Cloud Computing. Starting in 2009 and continuing all the way to 2016, David has been honored with the vExpert distinction by VMware for his virtualization evangelism.

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