VCE Demos The x86 Mainframe at VMworld 2012

One of the best things about VMworld in addition to meeting all the great folks and seeing the new tech, is undoubtedly the hands on lab sessions. I've already spent some time here at Barcelona going through the VMware hands on labs (excellent as always) and particularly enjoyed the Site Recovery Manager with vCloud workaround. 

As good as they are though I couldn't help but get "uber" excited over the incredibly cool demos that were being set up by my colleagues at VCE. 

Without giving away too much here's a quick summary of what you can expect at the VCE booth P205 at the Solutions Exchange:

Demo Pod 1: Mission Critical Business Continuity (Demo w/EMC and Cisco)  
- Here we’ll be demonstrating how the Vblock integrates with VPLEX using Cisco’s OTV technology
- There will be a demonstration of zero-disruption business continuity with VPLEX as well as a showcase of how to attain a comprehensive backup, disaster avoidance and recovery strategy

Demo Pod 2: VDI/Desktop Virtualization
- Those who are considering VDI should check out VCE's FastPath demo. - This is VDI Automation for those that want rapid virtual desktop deployment without the associated risk
- There will also be a demonstration on Mobile Secure Desktop as well as our AlwaysOn Point of Care solution for mission critical desktops.

Demo Pod 3: Vblock Management and Orchestration

- With Vblock you instantly get the infrastructure but to take it further up the stack we are demonstrating how we integrate with the M&O solutions. We’ll be demonstrating how Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud, VMware Cloud Director, Vmware vCenter Orchestrator and Vmware vCenter Operations can integrate with the Vblock to provide end users that Public Cloud experience.

Demo Pod 4: Vblock Data Protection 
- So you've got a Vblock or thinking of getting one? Well how do you back it up seamlessly and still get that unique single support model?  In this demo we'll be looking at how Avamar and DataDomain integrate with the Vblock to provide system & software backup optimized for VMware. We'll be showcasing deduplication & replication of structured data as well as a business continuity & workload mobility solution. 

So if you're at VMworld get to booth P205, you'll be able to touch, feel and see a Vblock as well as see some of its amazing capabilities. 
The future's converged.