It can be relatively painless and quick -- with this handy guide to show you the way.
The answer, as it so often is, is "it depends."
It's clear that Europe is no longer VMworld's "little sister" show.
While it's not as extensive an upgrade as vSphere 6.5, it still adds some important capabilities.
The Barcelona show builds on the key VMworld U.S. announcements.
It's not the leader in any category, but it doesn't have to be. In some cases, it only has to present a viable alternative.
Better orchestration, security and networking highlight some of the upgrades.
Observations from the show, and a fire drill.
Companies on the cutting edge of virtualization.
How it started, where it is, where it's going.
It's never too soon for some snap judgements.
It will soon own VMware, and is integrating with that technology nicely.
VMware faces intense competition in the market, from competing products and huge vendors like Microsoft, Citrix and Google.