Recently, one of the biggest events of Storage industry named as VMworld 2011 was organized by VMware at Las Vegas. We all know that VMworld is the leading virtualization and cloud infrastructure event of the year. It is mainly for the IT professionals who seeking to accelerate success in their enterprises as they preserve existing investments while aligning their specific requirements to enable the cloud. VMworld was attended by thousands of IT innovators, practitioners, executives and technology providers. HP was one of the main sponsors.
Following are the HP Cloud Advisors who attended the VMworld 2011:
Charles Bess – HP Fellow in Office of Technology and Strategy
Charles is an HP Fellow, a title awarded to the corporation’s most innovative thought leaders. He is currently the owner of the global architecture capability that aligns HP’s architecture activities for clients with industry standards and methods. He is a renowned expert and futurist on IT infrastructure issues related to cloud.
Nigel Cook – HP Technology Director & Strategist
Nigel is a prized member of the HP Distinguished Technologist group. He was the driving force behind the conceptualization and development of HP Insight Dynamics for BladeSystem Matrix, enabling enterprises to dynamically adjust and provision IT resources on the fly. His work on this project earned him the HP CEO Innovations Award in 2010.
Mark Shoemaker – Executive Program Manager, Cloud Compute & Business Technology Optimization Software Evangelist
Mark is an evangelist for business technology optimization, communicating to a core constituency of customers, partners and analysts about the value of HP’s software portfolio, particularly cloud computing. He is driving the cloud message and strategy for the operations software portfolio, becoming an advocate for how the cloud model can
transform enterprise business.
Archie Reed – Chief Technologist, Cloud Security, HP Secure Advantage
Archie has worked with enterprise customers for more than 20 years to define and deliver security strategies and solutions. Archie is a noted author, having published such forward-thinking pieces on security and cloud as "The Definitive Guide to Identity Management" and the 2010 "Concise Guide to Cloud Services."
Milan Shetti, Vice President and CTO for the HP Storage business unit
Milan joined HP as part of HP acquisition of IBRIX in 2009. Prior to joining HP, Milan served as the President and CEO of IBRIX, presiding on the strategy and the day-to-day operations of the company.
Nick Vanderzweep, Director of Business Strategy Virtualization, Management Software and Cloud
Nick has pioneered innovative offerings like the Virtual Server Environment, Matrix Operating Environment and spearheaded all virtualization efforts on behalf of HP’s Enterprise Business. He has also developed the broader HP Insight Management portfolio including HP Systems Insight Manager, HP Insight Control, and most recently HP CloudSystem
According to the tweeps and attendees of the event, this event was a big success for HP. You can view the whole album of pictures by clicking here. I would like to congratulate the whole team of HP Converged Infrastructure and very thankful to Popp for providing me the pictures and other details as well.