VMworld Barcelona 2019

DAY 1 #vmworld2019

#day2 of #vmworld 2019 Great start today, Stephen Hackers rocking the VMware {Code} T-shirt #vExpert
#MakeYourMark Thanks Kevin Howell , the photographer of this mornings photo #vmworld2019



  • Next-Generation Antivirus and EDR
  • Managed Alert Monitoring
  • Real-time device assessment
  • Inbuilt and Proactive Threat intelligence

#Fling Cross vCentre Workload Migration Utility v3 #released live during the migration techniques presentation at #vmworld2019
#CrossvCentreWorkloadMigrationUtility Great presentation William Lam & Emad Younis

#VMwareCloud on #AWS Session from Test Drive to Full Speed #AlwaysBeLearning


Just picked up this years #VMware
#vExpert2019 swag. Thanks VMware


vExpert Private Party – Meeting Pat was great!


Well that’s #vmworld2019 #Barcelona over, what a great experience and #geekout. I had a #catchup with some great people and made loads of new connections. The community’s desire to share knowledge is fantastic and there was lots of new interesting tech to learn about. #alwaysbelearning. This blog post shows a few of my #Highlights. Thanks VMware for putting a great event on and also a big thank you to HTG – Howell Technology Group , Kevin Howell, Graham Wight & Martin Shuter for offering continuous support and enabling consultants to attend these fantastic events. #HTG #vExpert Most interesting product for me was Carbon black + App defence (Cloud Workload Protection) #CarbonBlack #AppDefence #CloudWorkloadProtection Best Tool for me was a VMware Fling Cross vCentre Workload Migration Utility v3 #VMwareFling

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What’s New at VMworld 2019

This #VMworld 2019 US came packed with product announcements! See what’s new in Cloud, Networking & Security, Digital Workspace, and Emerging Tech.

What’s New at VMworld 2019

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VMworld 2018 Barcelona Highlights

Stephen Hackers from Hot Wired IT Solutions affiliate partner to HTG (Howell Technology Group) made the trip to VMworld Barcelona 2018 with Kevin Howell (HTG), Graham Wight (HTG) and Tony Cota.


Tech Experts Meetings + Design Workshops + Vendors + Hall Sessions = A great experience and excellent value for money.

Things I learnt…

  1. Download the VMworld App
  2. Book sessions early
  3. Register for a vendor party
  4. Participate where possible

VMworld through my eyes

  1. Download the app… Contains your pass, schedule, reminders, events, map, info and more.
  2. The photo every geek wants

3. Picked up my VMware vExpert 2018 goodie bag


4. Attended multiple design workshops. Signing NDA… Sorry no secrets being shared here.

VMware design_studio


5. Entered the Hackathon .. Joined an amazing team of 8 experts. (3rd place)

Chris Porter, Christopher Lewis, Colin Westwater, Dave Simpson, Dominik Zorgnotti, Gareth Edwards, Tony Cota and Stephen Hackers (Me).

We created and launched #PowerVKE. PowerShell module to deploy kubernetes. This was successful in taking 3rd place at the Hackathon

Available on GitHub https://github.com/PowerVKE

Follow on twitter https://twitter.com/PowerVKE

24 hours on from the Hackathon and Will PowerVKE name change to PowerPKS??


6. Meet the Vendors.

Vembu stand

NetApp with Ducati ( I was always going to visit any stand with a bike being a biker myself)



7. Vendor party

Cohesity was our option

Great night out and some interesting glow in the dark / flashing devices for the night. The Queen tribute act was definitely worth watching. The friendly atmosphere was fantastic


8. Meet the Experts.

I attended two of these excellent sessions on PKS (kubernetes) and vSphere on AWS. As a techy I felt I got more business value in these 30-45min 1-1 tech sessions than in some of the high level presentations attended. That’s not to say the high level presentations were worth attending as well, but I got to ask in the 1-1 my homework for actual work I’m doing or planning on doing.


9.The End

Then the trip was over. Such an amazing few days. Already looking forward to VMworld 2019……