VMWorld and IDF – Virtualization’s September Spotlight


Each of the last 3 years, Rich Uhlig, myself and the rest of our colleagues at Intel focused on virtualization technologies, have had the enviable task of participating in two of the technology industry's biggest events. It is always a pleasure to stretch one abilities, work longer hours than you ever thought capable, work on great product introductions, develop new business models and help to redefine an industry while using these events to make your announcements. This week VMWare's VMworld was held in San Francisco with over 11,000 participants focused on virtualization technology. Intel VP and GM Doug Fisher delivered a keynote on "Transforming Flexible Computing", which nicely communicated the message that Rich delivers in the attached video on the Intel Channel on YouTube. We also announced the support of VMWare View and Intel vPro technology with VMWare's Jocelyn Goldfein. This culminates over 2 years worth of work for our engineering and development teams on bringing together 2 of the virtualization industry's leading platforms.

This announcement is the beginning of an era of Virtualization Flexibility. Each day we are seeing new usage models emerging, virtualization finding new ways to allow users more flexibility in the Data Center, on the handheld and with their desktop form factors. As we approach IDF 2009, both Rich and I, will be hosting courses on these emerging models and architectural directions. Rich will be hosting a course on architecture, while I have the pleasure of hosting a panel with Simon Crosby, Mike Neil, Ed Bugnion, Lew Tucker and Orran Krieger. It is quite a line up. In addition, one of our colleagues, Charlton Barreto has some breakthrough new usage models to demonstrate that we believe are outstanding. All of these will be available in the IDF Virtualization community for the 3rd year in row. I personally feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such interesting and talented individuals everyday. The conferences provide an opportunity for us to share our enthusiasm for technology, our enthusiasm for innovation and our commitment to excellence with the rest of the world. The feedback has been great and required for us to continue to innovate.

Come see us, tell us and push us to build technology that delivers value in the way you work, live and play. It is a challenge we embrace and we are thankful we have the opportunity to take action.

See you at IDF!