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VMware vForum 2011: A walk through

Mitchelle R Jansen

The importance of how virtualization and cloud computing helps enterprises on a day-to-day basis was recently discussed in great detail at VMware’s vForum 2011, held at Taj Lands End in Mumbai. The event’s four tracks covered topics pertaining to – cloud infrastructure, end user computing, VCP/VCAP certifications, cloud application platform and cloud management. In addition to these sessions, VMware’s diamond, gold and silver partners carried out demo sessions.

As part of the event, TechTarget’s SearchDataCenter.IN instituted a new award – “The Best of vForum 2011 awards” in partnership with VMware to recognize innovations in virtualization, cloud computing and IT as a Service. The three categories for the awards were Innovation Excellence, Outstanding Business Value and IT as a Service leadership. With a large number of nominations pouring in from the most advanced adopters of these technologies in India, The Best of vForum 2011 Awards witnessed tough competition.    

Usha International Ltd, HDFC Bank and Shoppers Stop respectively bagged the awards in Innovation Excellence, Outstanding Business Value, and IT as a Service leadership categories. Here’s a quick look at what transpired during vForum 2011 and The Best of vForum 2011 awards.

 

Mandar Marulkar, Associate VP & Head IT, KPIT Cummins shares his experience on the company’s virtual desktops on a private cloud initiative

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Verma of Riverbed details how to boost performance and lower costs in virtual environments

VMware vForum 2011 delegates flood the stalls in the exhibition area

Mathan Kaslingam of Symantec’s short session on modernizing backup for virtual environments

Attendees at the demo sessions conducted VMware’s solution zone

Representatives at the Veeam stall conduct backup and replication demos

vForum 2011 delegates at WYSE technology booth

Delegates wait eagerly to learn about The Best of vForum 2011 awards winners

Awards’ judging criteria is detailed by Anil Patrick R, Chief Editor, TechTarget India

Awards were presented by T Srinivasan, MD, VMware India & SAARC and Andrew Dutton, GM, VMware APJ

GSV Suryaprasad, EVP - IT and Head – IT Infrastructure, HDFC Bank receives the Award for outstanding business value

Gopakumar Panicker from Shoppers Stop receives the Award in IT As A Service Leadership category