Straight from the keynote, I’m videotaping and taking notes. I’ll update this post over the upcoming hours with new information. First, I’ll let you enjoy a small video impression of the keynote:

An interesting fact whooshed by without any mention on stage, but Gabrie noticed it: the IBM power management demo on stage was using VMware ESX 4.1. As the download section of is down (as is the patch section), I have a hunch that ESX 4.1 will launch anytime soon.

A small demo about VMware vCloud Express was given, which, under the vCloud Initiative, will enable customers to create and manage virtual machines in the (internal or external) cloud with one of the VMware vCloud Partners. Check it out over at

Be sure to check out Viktor’s photos of the event on Flickr: