I've had the priviledge to attend Citrix Synergy in Berlin last week, and then attend VMworld Europe in Copenhagen this week. 3,500 attendees last week, and 5,700 this week. It's great to see the enthusiasm.

Today's keynote at VMworld Europe 2010 was 95% the same content as the San Francisco show at the end of August. Paul Maritz and Steve Herrod had some subtle shifts in positioning since San Francisco  [e.g., now the OS will only "fade away" as opposed to go completely away compared to app frameworks, according to Maritz] and said they announed some deals with Colt and CSC. The latter is focused on building out VMware's public cloud strategy through service providers, and creating a secure VPN between vSphere customers and vSphere service providers. It reminds me of the early days of fax machines when people needed the exact same fax on both sides of the line in order to make the fax magic work. Same goes for VMware: vSphere on both sides and then customers get hybrid cloud.

Like we did in San Francisco [here], today we recorded a brief video post VMworld keynote to share some thoughts on what we heard. The video shows Lucas Searle, virtualization product manager at Microsoft-UK, and Dave Austin, director of product marketing for Citrix-EMEA. Enjoy.

Patrick