Ask an expert, but make it hard!

I get asked a lot of questions about VMware View, everything from Windows OS configuration to storage sizing. In fact no matter how much detail I present the feedback is "we need more time for Q and A".

So this year at Sydney vForum I thought right, 40 min session of no slides, no product plugs, no positioning just the real facts. So on day two we present Experts Exchange: Desktop Virtualization Panel Discussion, an open discussion for you to ask the questions you have always wanted about desktop virtualization.

Simply turn up to the session or to make sure your question gets answered in the session by emailing:

[email protected]This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Only small problem is I am not an expert in all things (in fact not an expert in much now days) so I need some help. No problem, as we have arranged an impressive panel who really know their IOPS from their UDP out of order packets.

The panel consists of:

Jeff O’Connor – VMware PSO, former Deutsche Bank server based computing team member. Jeff rolled out Australia’s first large scale View deployment back on View 3 and still manages it today. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt to prove it.

Andre Leibovici – VMware PSO, vExpert 2010 and winner of VMware VDI innovators award 2009 when at Teletech. Andre is what I love about SBC guys, super passionate. He is a great tech, puts 110% into the community and author of the VDI calculator.

David Lloyd – EMC storage expert and former virtualization architect at Barclays Capital UK where he deployed over 5000 VDI desktops back when there was one broker on the market and View was a twinkle in VMware’s eye. I have yet to hear Dave answer an even seemingly simple question in less that half an hour and three white boards – take his answers to the bank though

John Martin – NetApp Principle Technologist and storage expert not to mention community activist (catch John at John know’s lots about storage and data protection, in fact unnatural amounts – storage, experts panel, enough said.

Nick Pandher – Teradici US and domain expert in graphics/PCoIP display. Nicks coming over for vForum especially and I could not help but include him. Nick describes himself as in charge of ODM (manufactures of PCoIP hardware) and general ‘sales’ guy. OK – so sit in a meeting with Nick as I have, scary stuff. Nick has worked at nVidia amongst other things and has silicon in his veins, he is deeply plugged into the Teradici team. If Nick is a sales guy Jeff and Andre just became redundant.

So what do you want to ask?

– Is local disk the future of VDI?

– Does PCoIP scale on WAN (no I mean really)

– Give me real world sizing of VM’s/core, memory, storage

Bring it on! Let’s not throw these guys any soft balls. So be there, vForum 26th and 27th October and email [email protected]This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to make sure your question gets a look.

CU there!


This post was first posted by David Wakeman atVirtual Desktop Design

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