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CNA6647-GD - Provisioning Containers to vSphere with Benjamin Corrie Ben will demonstrate various approaches of integrating Docker containers into the VMware vSphere® platform and the relative merits of each. He will give particular focus to how virtual administrators can use their existing operational and management processes and tools such as VMware vCenter Server™. Benjamin Corrie - Senior Staff Engineer, VMWare
Program Location: US
CNA6813-QT - Should I Be Transforming my Legacy Applications into CNA? To truly get the full value of vCloud Air application deployment should your legacy application be refactored into a Cloud Native Architecture, i.e. broken into a collector of microservices? What is a micro service?Ê Why do microservices give me better value in a cloud environment? How do I decide if it is worth the investment to refactor or redevelop my application in a CNA approach? Answers to these questions and guidance on driving decisions at an enterprise level will be provided. We will arm you with the key concepts and information to start this critical conversation in your organization with the business, app development and IT teams. Chris Crafford - Practice Manager, VMware
Program Location: US
CTO6452 - Policy Unification: Enabling Policy-Driven Automation of the SDDC Policy-based management has always been the ultimate goal for IT, but this was impractical due to the number of idiosyncratic services with which solutions would have to integrate and the treadmill of tracking updates to these services. The software defined data center has begun to provide the necessary abstractions to make building a policy layer practical. Realizing this vision is further complicated by the fact that individual products tend to focus on specific policy domains, largely in isolation from one another. These products recognize the value of a policy driven approach to management and have implemented valuable policy support, but because these capabilities were developed in isolation, using them is confusing to customers who have to learn to use significantly different policy mechanisms and then must ensure that everything works together using a largely manual process. In this session, we present a strategy to provide customers with a simple, consistent, unified way to use these policy capabilities, as well as provide a platform on which VMware and its partners can continue to build out complete, unified policy based management solutions. Greg Burk - Senior Staff Engineer, VMware
Program Location: US
CTO6659 - Ask the Experts – Cloud Native Applications In the brave new world of IT there is a shift in customer expectations which which is driving a change in how applications are developed and operated (e.g. DevOps), how they’re architected (e.g. microservices and 12-factor apps), and how they''re deployed (e.g. Docker and containers). This is a shift in the balance of focus from Ops lead to a Dev lead world, where developers become a first class citizen of the datacenter. VMware calls these applications "cloud-native" as they’re designed for the mobile-cloud era. VMware launched Cloud-Native Apps at the beginning of the year to address the shift that is currently taking place how applications are developed today.This session will provide you with a perspective into that world of Cloud-Native Apps. In this panel discussion hosted by Joe Baguley, EMEA VP and CTO we will discuss all the topics surrounding Cloud-Native Apps and walk you through the vision that VMware has for next generation application development and hosting. The panel will include VMware subject matter experts that will provide insight into what can be achieved with containerization, microservices and DevOps as well as the business impact. They will provide you with examples and real-world scenarios from field experience.As with any panel session it is meant to be interactive and open discussion around the topic of Cloud-Native Apps. We welcome everyone’s input and questions to learn and share with one another. Emad Benjamin - Principal Architect, VMware
Joe Baguley - CTO EMEA, VMware
Ed Hoppitt - CTO Ambassador, VMware
Robbie Jerrom - Senior Solutions Architect, VMware
Martijn Baecke - Solutions Consultant, VMware
Program Location: Europe and US
ELW-SDC-1602 - vSphere with Operations Management 6 Advanced Workshop In this Expert-led Workshop, you will learn about the more complex features and functions of vSphere with Operations Management including vSphere, vCenter and vRealize Operations Manager. In this Workshop, you will have access to the Product Experts and is your opportunity to ask questions relevant to your environment. The Self-Paced version of this lab, SPL-SDC-1602, is available anytime the Hands-on Labs are open. Captains: John Dias and Pvael Dimitrov Program Location: US
ELW-SDC-1632 - vRealize Automation Advanced Workshop This expert led workshop will cover Advanced vRealize Automation topics, focusing on IaaS lifecycle extensibility.  We will review the workflow stub architecture in detail, and explore how vRealize Orchestrator and its plugins are used to implement a wide variety of? integrations.? In this Workshop, you will have access to the Product Experts and is your opportunity to ask questions relevant to your environment. The Self-Paced version of this lab, SPL-SDC-1632, is available anytime the Hands-on Labs are open. Captains: Jon Schulman and Shawn Kelly, Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at 12:30 PM Kimberly Delgado and Grant Orchard, Monday, August 31, 2015 at 12:30 PM Program Location: US
EUC6445-GD - UEM: User Environment Manager by Immidio with Jason Marshall Group Discussions are a good way to join together with peers, guided by a VMware expert, and discuss a VMware key topic as selected by the group. Come to this session prepared to dive-in, engage, and share best practices. Jason Marshall - Manager, Product Engineering, VMware
Program Location: Europe and US
EXPERTSGH - Micro-Segmentation for Healthcare with Expert - Geoffrey Huang Meet with a top subject-matter expert from VMware in this intimate one-to-few setting.  No presentations, just whiteboard tables, flip charts, laptops, and deep-dive conversation with an expert. Please Note:  Meet the Experts appointments may fill up quickly (only 4 attendees can pre-book for each appointment), but each expert will have the ability to take 1-2 walk-ins each day.  They will also schedule additional appointments, personal schedules permitting. Be sure and check-in with the Meet the Experts Host on the second floor lobby of Moscone West for more information onsite. Geoffrey Huang - Director, VMware
Program Location: US
EXPERTSGKG - Today's Security Challenges and Risks with Expert - Gargi Keeling Meet with a top subject-matter expert from VMware in this intimate one-to-few setting.  No presentations, just whiteboard tables, flip charts, laptops, and deep-dive conversation with an expert. Please Note:  Meet the Experts appointments may fill up quickly (only 4 attendees can pre-book for each appointment), but each expert will have the ability to take 1-2 walk-ins each day.  They will also schedule additional appointments, personal schedules permitting. Be sure and check-in with the Meet the Experts Host on the second floor lobby of Moscone West for more information onsite. Gargi Keeling - Director Product Management, Security, VMware
Program Location: US
EXPERTSMR - vCloud Air with Expert - Massimo Re Ferre' Meet with a top subject-matter expert from VMware in this intimate one-to-few setting.  No presentations, just whiteboard tables, flip charts, laptops, and deep-dive conversation with an expert. Please Note:  Meet the Experts appointments may fill up quickly (only 4 attendees can pre-book for each appointment), but each expert will have the ability to take 1-2 walk-ins each day.  They will also schedule additional appointments, personal schedules permitting. Be sure and check-in with the Meet the Experts Host on the second floor lobby of Moscone West for more information onsite. Massimo Re Ferre' - Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware
Program Location: US
EXPERTSSC - NSX Networking for OpenStack on vSphere with Expert - Sai Chaitanya Meet with a top subject-matter expert from VMware in this intimate one-to-few setting.  No presentations, just whiteboard tables, flip charts, laptops, and deep-dive conversation with an expert.  Please Note:  Meet the Experts appointments may fill up quickly (only 4 attendees can pre-book for each appointment), but each expert will have the ability to take 1-2 walk-ins each day.  They will also schedule additional appointments, personal schedules permitting.  Be sure and check-in with the Meet the Experts Host on the second floor lobby of Moscone West for more information onsite. Sai Chaitanya - Product Manager, vmware
Program Location: US
HBC6546-QT - How to Get Started with VMware vCloud Air: Five Options to Deliver Business Value Companies of all sizes and industries are finding value with vCloud Air, a public cloud platform, built on the trusted foundation of vSphere and compatible with your on-premises data center. Come learn how customers just like you are are taking advantage of vCloud Air to integrate a hybrid cloud strategy into their IT operations, starting out with 5 common use cases. In this vCloud Air Quick Talk, you will walk away with a clear direction on how to add value to your organization, leveraging the vCloud Air portfolio. Angelos Kottas - Senior Director, Product Marketing, VMware
Program Location: Europe and US
HBC6560-GD - Disaster Recovery as a Service and Object Storage with David Hill and Roshni Pary Group Discussions are a good way to join together with peers, guided by a VMware expert, and discuss a VMware key topic as selected by the group. Come to this session prepared to dive-in, engage, and share best practices. David Hill - Snr Tech Marketing Architect, VMware
Roshni Pary - Senior Product Marketing Manager, VMware
Program Location: Europe and US
INF6399-QT - vSphere Partner Ecosystem 6.X vSphere is the SDDC platform and partnerhips are critical way to increase vSphere value-add by integrating with solutions that we would not build internally and giving our customers an open platform and choice. We are announcing three new partnership programs for vSphere 6.X in the areas of SDDC Management, Big Data, and Openstack:  (1) We are taking web client plug-in to the next level with a new partner management program to provide certified VMware-ready plug-ins as well as a new Web plug-in Marketplace  (2) Big Data is now moving from R&D to production, but Big Data deployments still move at the speed of IT rather than speed of business. Together with our key partners, we have put together a new Agile Big Data Platform that's an industry paradigm shift (3) Finally, we will focus in on a partner solution that puts open in Openstack and delivers on our vision for Openstack. This session will give an overview of our new vSphere partner programs in these three areas. Esteban Torres - Director, Business Development, VMware
Program Location: US
MGT6522-QT - Enabling the Emerging World of DevOps and Containers Everyone talks about how DevOps will change the way IT interacts with development teams. New processes and new technologies are redefining roles and responsibilities, often in confusing ways. Where decisions are made and budget is spent is shifting. This session will look at the fast growing adoption of DevOps as well as the benefits and challenges of container technologies from Docker, Kubernetes and Mesos. It will explore how the principles and technologies you use today to manage your current infrastructure can be extended to enable DevOps processes. Most importantly, it will demonstrate what IT can do to be seen by developers, not as an obstacle to agility, but as a partner in accelerating application delivery and business value. Christian Paulus - Director Product Marketing, VMware, Inc.
Milind Gadre - Director R&D, VMware
Program Location: US
MGT6527-GD - Cloud Automation with NSX Networking and Security with Becky Smith Group Discussions are a good way to join together with peers, guided by a VMware expert, and discuss a VMware key topic as selected by the group. Come to this session prepared to dive-in, engage, and share best practices. Becky Smith - Senior Product Line Manager, VMware
Program Location: US
MGT6623-S - The VMware Cloud Management Platform: Drill Down and Outlook “One cloud, any app, any device” is more than a vision — it can be your reality with the VMware Cloud Management Platform. In this session, Ajay Singh and a panel of experts will discuss how a self-healing, Dev-Ops-enabled Cloud Management Platform can deliver app-centric IT services across hybrid clouds with agility and efficiency. They will drill down into the stages along the management maturity path, demonstrating the specific capabilities VMware’s CMP delivers to enable each step along the journey to hybrid cloud. Ajay Singh - Senior Vice President & General Manager, Management Suites Business Unit, VMware
Hartmann Schoebel - Group Manager, Cloud Management GTM, VMware
David Overbeek - Director - MSBU Technical Marketing, VMware
Ajay Singh - Senior Vice President & General Manager, Management Suites Business Unit, VMware
Jon Herlocker - VP & CTO, Management Suite Business Unit, VMware
Tim Garza - IT Director, California Natural Resources Agency
Seth Frohlich - Director, CIT
Dave Bartoletti - Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc.
Program Location: US
MGT6926-SPO - Expand your cloud choices with NetApp Private Storage (NPS), a flexible cloud strategy whilst maintaining full control of your data NetApp® Private Storage (NPS) for Cloud is a family of enterprise storage solutions that lets customers use multiple industry leading clouds and maintain complete control over their data on dedicated, private storage from NetApp. The NPS for Cloud family currently includes: NetApp Private Storage for Amazon Web Services (NPS for AWS); Microsoft® Azure (NPS for Azure); SoftLayer (NPS for SoftLayer) NetApp® Private Storage (NPS) will enable customers to:   Use multiple clouds and switch any time, without moving their data. With a multicloud approach, customers can diversify risk, avoid cloud lock-in, and eliminate costly data migrations. Gain public cloud cost, flexibility, and time to market benefits for variable compute while maintaining the data control, compliance, and mobility of familiar enterprise storage. Run enterprise workloads such as Oracle® and SAP® more cost effectively. Gain business insight from big data analytics at lower cost. Deploy more cost-effective disaster recovery than traditional solutions. Get the flexibility of cloud compute for dev/test and then easily migrating to a private stack for long-term control. More easily manage data center consolidations. Optimize economics of mature software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications by adjusting capex-opex resources. This solution is perfect for any NetApp customer that is interested in cloud compute and needs to maintain security, compliance, or control over their data. While private, on-premises IT resources offer control, public clouds offer savings and elasticity. NPS for Cloud is a hybrid cloud solution that blends private and public resources to offer the benefits of both with fewer tradeoffs. Solutions can be used by midsized businesses, large enterprises, and public sector organizations. Jon Olby - Global Service Provider Architect, NetApp
Program Location: Europe
NET6604-GD - NSX Day 2 Operations with Andy Gill Hear how others are using VMware NSX and network virtualization. Group Discussions are a good way to join together with peers, guided by a VMware expert, and discuss a VMware key topic as selected by the group. Come to this session prepared to dive-in, engage, and share best practices. Andy Gill - Hybrid Cloud Architect, IBM
Program Location: US
NET6609-GD - NSX Networking for OpenStack on vSphere with Sai Chaitanya This session is a group discussion on OpenStack Neutron's Network Virtualization capabilities with default NSX Plugin. Group Discussions are a good way to join together with peers, guided by a VMware expert, and discuss a VMware key topic as selected by the group. Come to this session prepared to dive-in, engage, and share best practices. Sai Chaitanya - Product Manager, vmware
Program Location: US
NET6611-GD - Micro-Segmentation for Healthcare with Geoffrey Huang Group Discussions are a good way to join together with peers, guided by a VMware expert, and discuss a VMware key topic as selected by the group. Come to this session prepared to dive-in, engage, and share best practices. Geoffrey Huang - Director, VMware
Program Location: US
NET6616-QT - Creating the SDDC for Healthcare - Michael Feld - CEO, VertitechIT, Inc.
Program Location: US
NET6844-EDU - Yes. You really Need VMware NSX. Have you deployed VMware NSX and want to know what it can do for you? Or maybe you’re considering it and just want to learn more. Come join us and explore how to get the most from your VMware NSX solution. We’ll also present tips and techniques to help you prepare for certification. John Krueger - Education Technical Lead, VMware
Program Location: US
NewV-101 - New V Welcome Session The focus of this session is to assist first-time attendees of the event in planning and navigating their way through VMworld. This informative session provides insight and best practices on how to get the most out of your VMworld experience. The session can be found in the Schedule Builder, and added to your schedule like any other session. Kristin Horstman - Senior Manager, Global Event Marketing, VMware
Kim Bonnar White - Director, Marketing Events, VMware
Robin Matlock - Chief Marketing Officer, VMware
Program Location: Europe and US
OPT6851-S - A Conversation with the VMware CIO: Suggestions on Being an IT Leader: Beyond the Hardware and Software Being an IT leader includes: 1) staying abreast of industry trends; 2) leading from a customer-centric view of IT’s mission and; 3) knowing how to apply that knowledge and customer-first perspective to influence your organization. Bask Iyer, VMware’s CIO, talks extensively with customers and vendors grappling with industry’s trends and business transformation. He will share his observations as to the steps IT organizations are taking to move to the cloud, shift to delivering applications on mobile-first basis, and invest more resources in innovation to drive business success and less in ‘keeping the lights on’.  Then, he will discuss how an IT professional can lead his organization to respond to these trends. Bask believes IT professionals should focus on representing the customer (both your business employees and your end users) when building applications, creating business processes, and setting IT strategy. It can be daunting for an individual to steer his department towards this mindset. He’ll share examples of how VMware IT leaders guide their organization’s projects and programs to adopt this perspective. These insights and examples should spark lots of thoughts and ideas about ‘how to’. Here’s your opportunity to tap the experience of VMware’s CIO, who has led three major corporations through IT transformations, each in a different industry over the past 25 years and he now is using that experience to move VMware IT to the next level. So come prepared to learn, be inspired, and ask questions about being an IT leader.   Bask Iyer - SVP & Chief Information Officer, VMware
Program Location: Europe and US
PAR6407-BC - Virtual SAN Workshop Software-Defined Storage represents the critical next phase to realize the Software-Defined Data Center vision and journey. VMware Virtual SAN is VMware's Software-Defined Storage approach and solution to managing storage for virtual environments. This Technical Sales Workshop will provide training on how to use Virtual SAN (VSAN) to address the customer's storage pain points around management and provisioning, performance, and costs. Including, i.e., what the product does, benefits, use cases, when and where to position, objection handling. The Workshop will also feature How to Sell VMware Virtual SAN from a Partner perspective, technical deep dive, sizing and design, and troubleshooting. PLEASE NOTE:  If you are staying in San Francisco, shuttle service will be provided to and from Palo Alto, 7:00a.m. at Moscone North for this workshop. Held at VMware HQ, 3425 Hillview Ave. Hilltop A Lobby, Palo Alto, CA 94304 Noel Nguyen - Director of Systems Engineering, VMware
Bo Bolander - Senior Systems Engineer, VMware
Mostafa Khalil - Technical Director, VMware
Greg Mulholland - VSAN Specialist, VMware
Program Location: US
PAR6414 - A Phased Approach to Implementing a Software-Defined Data Center Intimidated by knowing you need to change the way you provide infrastructure and services to your business but not sure how to get started? Just as your data center is unique, so too will be your approach to implementing a Software Defined Data Center. This session will provide you with a flexible framework that you can use to implement a phased approach to evolve your current virtual infrastructure into a highly agile private cloud that provides the same ease of use, agility and self-service capabilities that are often associated with the public cloud. Kyle Gleed - Group Manager, Technical Marketing, VMware
Program Location: US
PAR6419 - What's new with vCloud Air In this session we will walk through the details of vCloud Air, what it is, how it was built, what technical features and capabilities are available, and how customers are using it. We will also learn more about the latest developments with vCloud Air focusing on the new capabilities that have been delivered in 2015. This session is designed for anyone new to VMware or who needs a foundational course on vCloud Air. Jenny Fong - Director, Technical Marketing, VMware
Program Location: Europe and US
PAR6534 - The vSphere Optimization Assessment (VOA): Best Practices for Closing a Virtualization Deal in 30 Days or Less. Over the past year hundreds of VMware partners around the globe have grown their business with the vSphere Optimization Assessment: a proven best practice that enables you to easily demonstrate the power of Operations Management and quickly close the deal. The vOA is the call-to-action for the vSOM Power Play with an average deal size of $40K and an average close rate of 35%. In this session you will learn the best practices of partners who have successfully closed deals using the vOA. We will also discuss the benefits Operations Management, how to identify your target customers, and what this sales acceleration tool provides so you can solve customer business problems and sell faster. Danny Meeks - Sr. Partner Sales Enablement Manager, VMware
Kyle Geisler - SDDC Specialist, VMware
Program Location: Europe and US
RTM6806 - Resell Keynote The success formula to thrive in this the new ear of mobile cloud is partner services capability and strong and enduring customer relationships. Come and hear how VMware helps to support this success. Laurie Evans - VP Global Solution Providers, VMware
Teri Bruns - VP, Partner Services, VMware
Andy Banks - Vice President Global Distribution, VMware
Program Location: US
RTM6856 - Simplify Journey to Hybrid Cloud: vCloud Air ISV Program Overview This session will provide an overview of the engagement model for ISVs in vCloud Air ISV program (as an extension to TAP) and related technical, Go-to-market and sales benefits available. It will also cover how the program supports ISV journey from 2nd platform virtualized solution to 3rd platform multi-tenant SaaS offering and will include an overview of self-service automation as well as certification framework which partners can use to achieve VMware ready certification. Yatin Chalke - Group Manager- vCloud Air Application Services, VMware
Pat Richards - Director, Partner Engineering Programs, VMware
Program Location: US
SDDC6255-SPO - Steps to SDDC: Architectural Trends, Pitfalls and Opportunities Today enterprises are stretched to the breaking point trying to deliver an increasing number of business capabilities with only an average 2% annual budget increases. Intel and VMware have a common vision and have collaborated on SDDC solutions, including virtualized compute, networking, and storage to help enterprises overcome these challenges through dramatic improvements to agility and efficiency. This session will detail how enterprise leaders have created strategic roadmaps and implemented SDDC. It will answer questions including: What to do 1st, On-Demand Self-Service or Resource Pooling? How to jump start a cloud strategy and maturity level. What are the potential hazards to be managed? Attendees will leave the session with concepts that they can utilize to optimize their own SDDC journey. Sunil Jain - DCG Virtualization Marketing Manager, Intel Corp
Gerald Seaman - DCG Cloud Marketing Manager, Intel
Program Location: US
SEC6224-SPO - Data Center in Transition - A Journey to a Secure Hybrid Data Center Today, the boundaries for an IT organization’s environment continue to be redefined by adoption of private clouds and hybrid deployments on public infrastructure. Successfully moving to the software-defined data center offers reduced cost with simpler management and demand-driven, any-place accessibility. At the same time, IT struggles to deal with today’s increase in security threats and heightened risk. Fortunately, software-defined infrastructure brings along a transformation of security controls: built-in rather than bolted on - ensuring better protection than perimeter-oriented enforcement. Together, VMware with Intel Security accelerate secure adoption of virtualized SDDC by uniting the technologies for business agility with those providing trust and compliance. This session provides insight into the security technology foundation for virtualized, hybrid data center, examining real world challenges customers face in transition. What critical security capability is enabled by the hybrid data center? How can optimized security policies and management support a shared security model for cloud deployment of critical applications? How does this unify diverse enforcement, sharing virtual micro segmentation? Come see how VMware and Intel Security are collaborating to provide better security than ever, through the virtualized data center. Jeremiah Cornelius - Security Architect, VMware
Loretta Nierat - Group Product Marketing Manager, Intel
Program Location: Europe and US
SPL-HBD-1681 - VMware vCloud® Air™ - Jump Start for vSphere Admins What Is VMware vCloud Air? vCloud Air is a public cloud platform built on the trusted foundation of vSphere, compatible with your on-premises data center, that includes infrastructure, disaster recovery, and various applications as service offerings. vCloud Air allows you to extend your workloads into the cloud with ease. You can migrate existing onsite virtual machines (VMs) to the public cloud or start up new application VM’s directly in the cloud. You can easily port VM’s and other business-critical workloads back and forth to the location of your choice, all with the secure and capable foundation of vSphere.Captains:  Cleavon Roberts, Jodi Shely, Patrick Mahoney   These labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Sun., Aug. 30: 9am-7pm Mon., Aug. 31: 11:30am-7pm   Tue., Sept. 1: 10:30am -6pm Wed., Sept. 2: 8am-5pm Thur., Sept. 3: 8am-3pm   *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time  Program Location: Europe and US
SPL-MBL-1651 - Advanced Technical Concepts of Horizon 6 from A to Z. You will gain an in-depth understanding of Horizon 6 Features and Functionality, focusing on newer features and technical details on integration with products such as VMware App Volumes (AppStack Creation and Deployment) and VMware User Environment Manager (Setup/Config).   These labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Sun., Aug. 30: 9am-7pm Mon., Aug. 31: 11:30am-7pm   Tue., Sept. 1: 10:30am -6pm Wed., Sept. 2: 8am-5pm Thur., Sept. 3: 8am-3pm   *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time  Program Location: US
SPL-MBL-1655 - Introducing Flexible Desktop Management for the Mobile User with VMware Horizon FLEX This lab will provide an understanding on how VMware Horizon FLEX can help I.T. manage security while allowing the convenience of BYO and temporary mobile users. Captain:  Dean Flaming   These labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Sun., Aug. 30: 9am-7pm Mon., Aug. 31: 11:30am-7pm   Tue., Sept. 1: 10:30am -6pm Wed., Sept. 2: 8am-5pm Thur., Sept. 3: 8am-3pm   *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time  Program Location: US
SPL-PRT-1674 - Dell Storage presents Virtual Volumes, vSphere Metro Stretched Cluster and more Learn how to easy it is to configure a Highly Available Dell Storage solution in a vSphere Metro Cluster configuration and witness Live Volume Auto-Failover technology in action. Get hands on with EqualLogic's full featured Virtual Volumes lab and understand what all the excitement is about. See the ease of hardware manageability that FX2 CMC provides for vison. Captains: David Glynn, Jason Bouche, Darin Schmitz   These labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Sun., Aug. 30: 9am-7pm Mon., Aug. 31: 11:30am-7pm   Tue., Sept. 1: 10:30am -6pm Wed., Sept. 2: 8am-5pm Thur., Sept. 3: 8am-3pm   *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time  Program Location: US
SPL-SDC-1604 - vSphere Performance Optimization. This Lab covers vSphere performance best practices and various performance related features available in vSphere 6. You will work with a broad array of solutions and tools, including VMware Labs "Flings" and esxtop to gauge and diagnose performance in a vSphere Environment.   These labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Sun., Aug. 30: 9am-7pm Mon., Aug. 31: 11:30am-7pm   Tue., Sept. 1: 10:30am -6pm Wed., Sept. 2: 8am-5pm Thur., Sept. 3: 8am-3pm   *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time  Program Location: US
SPL-SDC-1620 - OpenStack with VMware vSphere and NSX. VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) is a VMware supported OpenStack distribution prepared to run on top of an existing VMware infrastructure. VIO will empower any VMware Administrator to easily deliver and operate an Enterprise production grade OpenStack cloud on VMware components. This means that you will be able at to take advantage of all VMware vSphere great features like HA, DRS or VSAN for your OpenStack cloud and also extend and integrate it with other VMware management components like vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight. In this Hands-On-Lab we provide you with an introduction to VIO, demonstrate how it integrates with NSX and vRealizeOperations and let you take the reigns in building out virtual networks with micro-segmentation while providing granular visibility and reporting.  These labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Sun., Aug. 30: 9am-7pm Mon., Aug. 31: 11:30am-7pm   Tue., Sept. 1: 10:30am -6pm Wed., Sept. 2: 8am-5pm Thur., Sept. 3: 8am-3pm   *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time  Captains:  Ed Shmookler, Marcos Hernandez, Jonathan Cham, Hadar Freehling These labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Sun., Aug. 30: 9am-7pm Mon., Aug. 31: 11:30am-7pm   Tue., Sept. 1: 10:30am -6pm Wed., Sept. 2: 8am-5pm Thur., Sept. 3: 8am-3pm   *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time  Program Location: US
SPL-SDC-1632 - vRealize Automation Advanced: Integration and Extensibility. This advanced lab will explore out-of-the-box integrations with other vRealize Suite products, and you will learn all about extending the provisioning life-cycle for many common use cases. Using vRealize Orchestrator and its plugins, you will learn how to implement custom host naming and integration with Infoblox and Puppet. You will explore the vRealize Automation API.Captains:  Shawn Kelly, Kimberly Delgado, Jon Schulman, Grant Orchard These labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Sun., Aug. 30: 9am-7pm Mon., Aug. 31: 11:30am-7pm   Tue., Sept. 1: 10:30am -6pm Wed., Sept. 2: 8am-5pm Thur., Sept. 3: 8am-3pm   *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time  Program Location: US
STO6262-SPO - Scaling Software-Defined Storage in Retail with Virtual SAN If deploying Virtual SAN is something under consideration at your organization, come and learn about a real world, large scale Virtual SAN rollout going on at Kroger.  We will discuss the pressures Kroger’s IT architects face in terms of cost, flexibility and nimbleness, and how continuing to evolve their environment required doing something different than traditional approaches to storage and virtualization.  What are the early returns and how has the experience unfolded?  Tune in to find out. Nick Kuhn - Technology Engineer, Kroger
John Hubbard - Data Center Usage Model Architect, Intel
Program Location: Europe and US
STO6286-SPO - Storage Foundations for a Flexible Datacenter In recent years, innovation has driven immense change in data center infrastructure. Flash and disk hybrid storage systems, all-flash systems, software defined storage, converged compute and storage systems, and hyper-converged systems are platforms that are all vying to shape the future datacenter. As demonstrated by past technology trends, most technologies get relegated to niche use cases, while a select few become dominant - so which of these are the right choices for the data center today, as well as the data center of the future? This session will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each platform, as well as their use cases. In particular, the session will focus on the foundation for a flexible data center - the storage technologies that can serve as the foundation for core data center workloads, while enabling agility for the datacenter to adapt to changing business needs. Varun Mehta - VP Engineering, Nimble Storage
Program Location: US
STO6553-GD - Meet the Virtual Volumes Product Team with Ken Werneburg and Ben Meadowcroft Join us for a Group Discussion with the Virtual Volumes Product Team. Ken Werneburg - Group Manager - Storage and Availability Technical Marketing, VMware
Ben Meadowcroft - Sr. Product Manager, VMware
Program Location: Europe and US
STO6558-QT - 10 Reasons Why VMware Virtual SAN Is the Best Hyperconverged Solution As the hyperconverged space becomes more and more crowded it is hard to differentiate one offering from another. Even though many solutions sound very similar the business and operational benefits can be extremely different. If you are having hard time understanding what are the real differentiators and decisions points you need to take into account when considering one solution over the other this is the session for you. We will touch on everything you need to take into account to make an educated choice. Rafael Kabesa - Sr. Product Marketing Manager, VMware
Program Location: Europe and US
STO6661-SPO - Is An All Flash Virtual SAN Too Expensive? Are you considering implementing flash storage into your enterprise? Are you thinking about implementing a Virtual SAN? Do you believe going with a hybrid solution will save cost? The IT administrators and SSD engineers at Micron will give you a tutorial on the Total Cost of Ownership savings of setting up an all Flash Virtual SAN vs. other options. We will also demonstrate the flexibility of the all flash solution and how to optimize the configuration for your different needs. You’ll be able to articulate to Management the value of an all Flash Virtual SAN. Jason Massae - IS System Manager, Micron Technology Inc.
Jared Hulbert - Software Development Manager, Micron
Program Location: Europe and US
VAPP6440-QT - Virtualized Business Critical Applications and Databases Virtualized Infrastructure being used as the platform for Business Critical Applications (BCA) and databases has been a viable option since the introduction of vSphere 4. Since that time, the proposition has become more compelling as the capabilities of vSphere in terms of both resource allocation and the plethora of features that allow customers to meet the requirements of their varied Service Level Agreements (SLAs) have been enhanced. vSphere 6 is capable of extending a single virtual machine to 128 vCPUs and 4TB memory which leads to the inevitable conclusion that nearly every application implementation no matter how critical or imposing is a viable candidate for virtualized infrastructure. The idea that "No Application to be Left Behind" is no longer simply a slogan, it is reality. In this session, Nathan Biggs, CEO of House of Brick and Don Sullivan from VMware will discuss the history and present state of Business Critical Applications on vSphere. They will also preview the categories of sessions related to BCA which will be delivered through VMworld 2015. Nathan Biggs - CEO, House of Brick Technologies
Don Sullivan - Product Line Marketing Manager for Business Critical Applications, Vmware
Program Location: Europe and US
VAPP6952-S - VMware Project Capstone, a Collaboration of VMware, HP and IBM, driving Oracle to Soar Beyond the Clouds using vSphere 6, an HP Superdome X and an IBM FlashSystem ® When three of the most historically significant and iconic technology companies join forces, even the sky is not the limit.  VMware, HP and IBM have collaborated on a project whose scope both eradicates the long accepted boundaries of virtualization for extreme high performance and establishes a new approach to cooperative solution building. The Superdome X is HP’s first Xeon based Superdome and when combined with an IBM FlashSystem ®  and virtualized with vSphere 6, the raw capabilities of this stack challenge the imagination and dispel previously held notions of performance limitations in virtualized environments.  The Superdome X and the FlashSystem comprise a unique stack for all Business Critical Applications and databases. The most demanding environments can now be virtualized. It is no longer obligatory for VMware to claim that 99.9% of all applications and databases are candidates for virtualized infrastructure, as that number is now 100%.  This spotlight session features senior executive management from VMware, HP and IBM and an introduction of the test results of this unprecedented collaborative effort.      Mark Lohmeyer - VP,Server Virtualization Products, VMware
Don Sullivan - Product Line Marketing Manager for Business Critical Applications, Vmware
Randy Meyer - VP & GM Mission Critical Systems, Hewlett-Packard
Todd Muirhead - Performance Engineer, VMware
Michael Kuhn - Vice President and Business Line Executive, Enterprise Storage, IBM
Program Location: US
VMWOMEN - VMwomen@VMworld Welcome to the 6th annual VMwomen (formerly Women of Purpose) event at VMworld!  Please join us at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis on September 1, 4:00-6:30pm, and enjoy compelling presentations and lively discussion with industry leaders, your colleagues and peers, and new friends. We are honored this year to welcome Lori MacKenzie, executive director of Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research, as our guest speaker and panel facilitator. Her most recent area of study, and her topic for our meeting, is how to create inclusive workplaces, the role bias can play in shaping different leadership outcomes, and mastering the language of leadership so that both men and women can be known for accomplishments and teamwork. Lori’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Robin Matlock, CMO, VMware, of IT leaders passionate about increasing diversity in the workplace for competitive advantage.  Lori will join the following panel members: -          E. Renee Zaugg, VP, IT Infrastructure and Development Services, Aetna -          Sheryl Chamberlain, Group Vice President, Global Partner Executive, Capgemini -          Paul Strong, CTO, Global Field, VMware A brief networking reception will follow. Robin Matlock - Chief Marketing Officer, VMware
Paul Strong - VP & CTO Global field, VMware
Lori Mackenzie - Executive Director, Cayman Institute for Gender Research
Sheryl Chamberlain - Group Vice President, Global Partner Executive, Capgemini
Renee Zaugg - Vice President, Infrastructure & Development Services, Aetna
Program Location: US
WELCOME - Welcome Reception Kick off your conference experience with food, drinks, and networking in the Solutions Exchange! The always energetic Welcome Reception is a great way to reconnect with old friends, network, share ideas, and get to know our inviting community of VMware customers, experts, and partners. Program Location:
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