VMworld 2013 Draws Record Crowd for Annual Virtualization Show

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2013-08-28

A record number of 22,500 attendees flowed into San Francisco's Moscone Center this week for VMworld 2013, the 10th annual version of this huge virtualization-related trade show. In fact, VMware President and Chief Operating Officer Carl Eschenbach declared that this VMworld was, in fact, the world's largest IT infrastructure conference, but he might get an argument from both EMC and Oracle for their own large events, which nearly always exceed 30,000 attendees. No matter—a big show is a big show, and VMworld is always one of those. Big news thus far is the VMware NSX virtual networking platform, which cannot make partner/competitor Cisco Systems rest easy. VMware's NSX is crucial to the company’s software-defined data center strategy, in which all data center components—from servers to storage to networking—are virtualized. The conference will continue through Aug. 29, and there's plenty more news to come. In this slide show, you will see some highlights from Day Two on Aug. 27. Enjoy!


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