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In Pictures: VMware Partner Exchange 2011 - Keynotes day 1 and 2

More than 3300 partners attended the conference in Orlando, Florida and VMware CEO, Paul Maritz, kicked-off the first keynote.

  • Eschenbach presents a check to European reseller, Computercentre, after the company joined a new sales incentive program which, according to VMware, has yield great rewards.

  • Self-proclaimed “VMware chief comedy officer”, Dale Irvin, was host and entertainer at the event.

  • More than 3300 partners attended the VMware Partner Exchange 2011 conference in Orlando, Florida. The event allowed partners network as well as receive further education on the virtualisation vendor's plans for this year as well as on new product innovations.

  • VMware VP and general manager of End-User computing, Chris Young, talks Zimbra and more products in development in this space.

  • Day Two – VMware president of customer operations, Carl Eschenbach, talks partner collaboration.

  • VMware chief marketing officer, Rick Jackson, outlined the channel go-to-market strategy for 2011.

  • VMware Senior VP and MD of virtualiation and cloud platforms, Raghu Raghuram, outlined the vendor's hybrid cloud ambitions.

  • VMware CTO, Steve Herrod, shows off one of the vendor's products.

  • VMware CEO, Paul Maritz, kicked-off the first keynote session.

  • President of applications platform, Tod Nielson, talks cloud application opportunities.

  • VMware CEO, Paul Maritz, kicked-off the first keynote session.

  • President of applications platform, Tod Nielson, talks cloud application opportunities.

  • Herrod appears again to demonstrate VMware's cloud application product.

  • Australia's Dimension Data (third from the right) won business continuity competency partner of the year. In 2010, the company won VMware's Global Solution Provider of the Year.

  • Business author, Daniel Pink, enlightened the audience with a presentation on how commission-based sales models are flawed.

  • VMware Senior VP and MD of virtualiation and cloud platforms, Raghu Raghuram, outlined the vendor's hybrid cloud ambitions.

  • Eschenbach also honors the 15 winners of VMware partner awards in different categories.

  • President of applications platform, Tod Nielson, talks cloud application opportunities.

  • VMware also uses the opportunity to honor partners that have produced outstanding results in driving the vendor's business forward.

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