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Partner News Podcast: VMworld 2008 preview

VMware partners will hear new CEO Paul Maritz's first public comments during the Partner Day keynote. Hear what else is in store from VMware's senior director of partner marketing.

VMworld 2008 begins Sept. 15 in Las Vegas with a keynote address from new CEO Paul Maritz to a crowd of 2,000 VMware partners -- his first public speech since taking over for co-founder Diane Greene in July. Over the course of the week, VMware expects 14,000 people to attend VMworld 2008, where they will hear from other VMware executives, attend training sessions and network with one another.

In this week's podcast, Ben Matheson, VMware's senior director of partner marketing, says what else VMware partners can expect at VMworld 2008. He also discusses the growing role of distributors in the VMware channel, as well as increased competition from Microsoft in the server virtualization market.

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