Johan van Amersfoort, one of the ITQ consultants and team lead End User Computing, attended VMworld US. Together with more than 20,000 other IT followers Johan attended several of the hundreds of sessions. In this article Johan summarizes his favorite sessions.

Ask the Experts: Practical Tips and Tricks to Help You Succeed in EUC [EUC9992]
In this session a number of EUC Champions answered questions regarding EUC. Hundreds of attendees could ask everything they wanted to know. Johan, as a EUC Champion, was excited to be part of this session. Please come and ask what you want to know about EUC at VMworld Europe in Barcelona or at the VMware Benelux Party in October.

Architecting VSAN for Horizon the VCDX Way [EUC8648R]vmworldus2016-2
A technical session, the title says it all. When you are thinking of designing and deploying VSAN for Horizon, this is a must-see. Especially for Johan as he submitted his design for VCDX-DTM. This session will be available in Barcelona in October.

Solutions Exchange
One of the attractions at each VMworld is the Solutions Exchange: a giant room that contains booths of a wide variety of vendors that all operating in the ecosystem of VMware. Storage vendors, network vendors and software solutions. The Solution Exchange is the place to-be where you can meet and talk with all the vendor specialists.

Meeting friends and making new friends
This is probably the funniest of all. In the Netherlands we have a strong VMware community with a lot of people having an active role due to blogging and presenting. And meeting each other at regular vBeers, organized in places such as Amsterdam and The Hague. And when meeting each other on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean in a city like Las Vegas is almost a guaranty for fun. And so it was!

I hope to see you (again) at VMworld Europe 2016 in Barcelona.

Johan van Amersfoort

Author Johan van Amersfoort

Since 1999 I am part of the IT world. The first few years as a field engineer working with SBC products like WinFrame and MetaFrame and later with TS/RDS based solutions. In 2005 I had my first experience with VMware products and since then I got hooked. Especially when I saw my first vMotion :) Late 2013, it was time to make a career change. But what? Actually, it was kind-of easy. Mix Server Virtualization with SBC and Application Virtualization and what do you get? The answer is simple, End-User Computing. I applied for a job at ITQ as a Virtualization Consultant, got hired and took my career to a next level. The 3 year after that were a rollercoaster. vExpert since 2015, VCIX/VCAP's (5/6) on Data Center and Desktop & Mobility, VMware EUC Champion awards and I achieved my ultimate goal: VCDX-DTM. As EUC is going through a revolution with a lot of new tech that makes it more agile, robust, scalable, secure, manageable and pretty awesome, my main focus is on EUC. But with a passion for technology, I won't hesitate if any other cool project comes by. If you like to read more about me, you can do so on my personal blog vHojan.nl

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