Ok, here's the final wrap-up (a month late :-) - I FINALLY got the video of our keynote - it's below in it's entirety. For the ultimate "being there" experience (HA!), watch the video with the slides at the same time (the camera work was wierd, no slides behind us, they were off to the sides). But, kinda neat regardless. I liked the "how many folks here..." bits at the beginning, and you can see some of the physical demonstrations we did with the CX4 and the iomega StorCenter ix2 (our $329 NFS server/iSCSI target)
UPDATE (Feb 2, 2009) - The SS4200E is a fine choice, and so is the ix2. If you can wait a little bit... I would hold on. iSCSI work is in the lifeline codebase, but still pushing to make it available in all the platforms - which have varying CPUs, and varying iSCSI performance. for now, consider the shipping SS4200E and ix2 as NAS-only until I give a firm update. There are other reasons also to wait for about 1 month....
If you're wondering what that big tattoo on my hand is... no, I'm not that cool :-) It's a big "I love VMware" temporary tattoo.
I also cleaned up the PDF (export of the straight PPT was a bit mangled due to powerpoint builds, and the one on the VMworld site is pretty weak quality), consider this the one to use if you want to look at it. It's useful to look at this as you watch the video (see note above).
Read on for details....
Ok, here's the video in it's entirety (as a high-res 400MB download). I've also posted it on YouTube in component parts for that immediate gratification... (component parts only to hit the 10minute YouTube limit - man that limit is frustrating).
Part I (what we're seeing as overall trends, and the conclusions our companies are coming to re: what that means for our customers)
Part II (what this is driving in storage design)
Part III (some physical demonstrations of what we're doing on the storage front - at the mid, SMB and ultra-low end)
Part IV (some demonstrations of vStorage with EMC, and dialog with Scott Davis discussing what's coming natively in vStorage - note you can get these here)
Part V (what Cisco is doing around vNetwork, DCE/FCoE, and what VMware and EMC are doing to support)
Part VI (Tier 1 applications on VMware)
Part VII (Scott talking about vApp and vCloud)
Part VIII (a joint VMware/EMC/Cisco customer story example of how they are transforming their datacenter into a next-gen datacenter).
Comments, critiques and requests for clarifications are completely welcome!