VMworld has seen its share of transitions, particularly from its early focus on the virtualisation technology of VMware through its current focus on the cloud. But one thing has remained steady: VMworld's importance as a place where the latest storage technologies can be found.
Storage plays a key role in both the cloud and virtualisation as customers and channel partners increasingly look for new ways to store, protect, restore, archive, and manage growing data stores. Increasingly, that data is not found on-premises, or in the cloud, but straddling both on-premises and cloud environments. It may be in traditional file or block formats, inside virtual machines, inside containers, or in ways not yet obvious, but it is increasingly being managed across multiple on-premises and multi-cloud environments.
For storage lovers, VMworld is the premier venue to see what all the major vendors are doing. Software, hardware, cloud? For storage, it's at VMworld.
VMworld 2018 just ended, but the work of managing data never does, and never will.