The E2EVC Virtualisation Conference is a non-commercial, virtualisation community Event, its mission, to bring the best virtualisation experts together to exchange knowledge and to establish new connections, to boldly cram a weekend of presentations, Master Classes and discussions into one weekend. To bring together virtualisation vendors, product teams and independent experts with those IT admins, managers and consultants out in the field.
E2EVC started in 2003 with just 4 people and was called Pubforum. It continued until popular demand asked for a more expense/time justifying name change. Hence E2EVC. But it is more than just a sweet name change. After ten years of events around Europe the conference has grown to an industry recognized key event for its bringing together of key industry shapers in a social forum.
Two and a half days of presentations which cover topics from Systems Centre orchestration to Comparing EUC from Citrix and VMware through to how to be an Microsoft MVP...sounds good? To be fair - this is the one conference where I book up for the next one, while I'm still at the previous one.
I am not the only one who does this.
While there are many regulars (some Denmarkians* who couldn't make the event coming along purely to share a drink in the evening) there were a number of new faces. As we move into 2014 there is going to be a US version.
So, what is an E2EVC conference like? How technical was the technical content? Could you get wi-fi and at least answer some emails in a break? What makes this the type of event that convinces Microsoft MVPs, Citrix CTPs, and VMware vExperts to give up their family time, travel around the globe and pay high beer prices for?
A quick review of E2EVC Copehagen seems in order.