LAS VEGAS -- VMworld 2016 -- There's no beating VMworld for getting value from your business travel dollar, concentrating an intense volume of information into a short time.
For me, the action started just before an 8:00 p.m. Sunday press conference, where VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) unveiled its announcements for the following morning. Then it was back to my hotel room to write my article, then tumble into bed at 2:00 a.m. (See VMware Seeks Cloud Dominance by Building Bridges.)
There may have been some procrastination between starting to write and going to bed. Facebook isn't going to check itself.
After four hours of luxurious slumber, I was up again for general sessions, not one but TWO press conferences, meetings, write write write and in bed at 9:00 p.m. Do I know how to have fun in Vegas, or what? (See VMware & Dell CEOs See Massive NFV Opportunity.)
The answer to the preceding question: No. I do not know how to have fun in Vegas.
Tuesday was by comparison a leisurely half-day: Up at 6:00 a.m., more meetings, two more press conferences and then finally stop when I stepped off the plane in San Diego at 9:00 p.m. to return to my Darling Wife, the Rocket Dog and Why Did We Get This Many Cats? (See VMware: Cloud Eliminating IT? That's 'Crazy' and Dell-EMC deal closes next week.)
In the course of all that running around, I saw some interesting things. Click on the skyline below for a slideshow.
— Mitch Wagner, , Editor, Light Reading Enterprise Cloud