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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
ELW-HBD-1684 - Disaster Recovery to the Cloud Workshop This Expert-led Workshop will guide participants through VMware's vCloud Air Disaster Recovery to the Cloud service. We will discuss the architecture of the service, perform test and planned failover & failback operations and discuss some advanced options of utilizing this service. This is your opportunity to ask the Experts how this Solution would be relevant in your environment. The self-paced version of this lab, SPL-HBD-1684, is available anytime the Hands-on Labs are open. Captains:  Brad Schmerbeck, Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 4:30 Ryan Wilson, Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 11:30 Chris Willingham, Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 1:30   Program Location: US
ELW-SDC-1610 - Virtualization 101: vSphere with Operations Management 6 Workshop In this Expert-led Workshop, you learn about the core features and functions of vSphere, vCenter and vRealize Operations. This is an excellent workshop for beginners to virtualization. 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-1610, is available anytime the Hands-on Labs are open. Captains: Carl Olafson and Pavel Dimitrov, Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 10:30 AM Carl Olafson and Pavel Dimitrov, Monday, August 31, 2015 at 2:30 PM Tom Lusk and Phil Balfanz, Tuesday, September 01, 2015 at 11:30 AM Carl Olafson, and Pavel Dimitrov, Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at 1:30 PM Tom Lusk and Phil Balfanz, Thursday, September 03, 2015 at 9:30 AM Program Location: US
ELW-SDC-1621 - vRealize Automation 101 Workshop The Expert Led Workshop for 1621 will demonstrate how to use vRealize Code Stream to enable customers to integrate and orchestrate the DevOps release process by leveraging existing software development lifecycle tools. During the workshop the the HOL lab team will present how a developer or release manager can leverage vRealize Code Stream and vRealize Automation to provide continuous delivery by automating the tasks required to build, deploy, and test at each stage in the application release delivery pipeline.  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-1621, is available anytime the Hands-on Labs are open. Captains: Jeff Knous and Marco Caronna 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
EXPERTSBB - NSX & Physical Network Integration with Expert - Ben Basler 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. Ben Basler - Director, Product Management, VMware
Program Location: US
EXPERTSBW - DevOps with vCloud Air with Expert - Bob Webster 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. Bob Webster - Technical Marketing Manager, 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
EXPERTSKL - vRealize Code Stream / Organizational Change with Expert - Kevin Lees 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. Kevin Lees - Principal Architect, VMware, Inc.
Program Location: US
EXPERTSRP - Disaster Recovery as a Service and Object Storage with Expert - Roshni Pary 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. Roshni Pary - Senior Product Marketing Manager, VMware
Program Location: US
EXPERTSRR - Virtual SAN with Expert - Rakesh Radhakrishnan 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. Rakesh Radhakrishnan - Product Management & Strategy Leader, 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
INF6394-GD - vSphere Lifecycle with Brian Graf and Salil Suri 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. Brian Graf - Senior Technical Marketing Manager, VMware
Salil Suri - Product Line 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
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
NET6320-SPO - Make the data center of tomorrow a reality today to orchestrate Advanced Networking Services  VMware and F5 combine forces in the SDDC to orchestrate Advanced Networking Services for your Horizon environment. The data center of the future will deliver greater agility, lower costs, hardened security, higher performance, and better reliability. Why wait for the future when this is reality today? VMware and F5 are in collaboration to ensure that in this new era of software-defined everything, your apps are able to dynamically and automatically leverage the necessary network services to function at peak performance. In this session we’ll demonstrate how this works and share practical architectural guidance on how to get started today. Imagine being able to orchestrate a real enterprise application from network and application provisioning to desktop deployment with remote access and micro segmented security. We will showcase VMware’s NSX and vRealize Orchestrator working together with F5 to orchestrate the provisioning, remote access, and micro segmentation of a Horizon environment.   Paul Pindell - Sr. Solution Architect, F5 Networks
Program Location: Europe and US
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
PAR6402-BC - Software-Defined Data Center: Hands-on with the Experts VMware will teach a 1 day rapid fire bootcamp session covering the Best Practices of SDDC and view into components Virtual Networking, Virtual Storage, Virtualizing Applications, the creation of Service Catalogs, Automation and Cloud Native Apps (CNA). Students will have an opportunity to take several hands-on-labs to help with their skills in these areas. This day will give you the in-depth experience with Solution Engineering and the technology to drive solutions into your SDDC. 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 Alka Gupta - Architect, VMware
Brenton Badger - Sr. Manager GPO, VMware
Ibrahim Mohamed - Senior Staff, Product Manager, VMware
Brian LaRose - Global Solutions Architect, 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
PAR6426 - App Volumes Architecture and Delivery With VMware App Volumes becoming a key part of a Horizon design it is critical to have a solid architecture for App Volumes. In this session we will talk about the do's and dont's when designing an App Volumes Architecture, how you can leverage the new multi vCenter support and how that multi vCenter feature can help to support a Multi Site deployment. We will also discuss the architecture best practices for App Volumes, and how to integrate it with other VMware application technologies, ThinApp and RDSH applications. Nick Jeffries - Senior Solutions Architect, VMware
Dale Carter - Senior Solutions Architect, VMware
Program Location: 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
SDDC6281-SPO - Veeam Availability Suite v9 Deep Dive Join us for a deep dive into Veeam® Availability Suite™ v9. Anton Gostev (@Gostev) and Doug Hazelman (@VMDoug) will introduce v9’s new features and enhancements designed to enable the Always-ON™ Business with Availability for the Modern Data Center™. Don’t miss this breakout to learn about Veeam’s new integration with EMC VNX or VNXe storage snapshots as well as how Veeam Cloud Connect will enable seamless cloud-based DR. Stick around to learn more about numerous enhancements around primary and secondary storage integration, major additions to our Veeam Explorers™ line, new enterprise-focused functionality, and finally – be the first to hear about three top secret v9 features representing the latest Veeam innovations! Each attendee will receive an 8GB USB stick including Veeam Backup™ Free Edition, Veeam ONE™ Free Edition, Veeam Endpoint Backup™ FREE and key product documentation. Anton Gostev - VP Product Management, Veeam Software
Doug Hazelman - VP Product Stategy, Veeam Software
Program Location: Europe and US
SDDC6642-SPO - The Bleeding Edge: A face-melting technical smorgasbord of Private, Hybrid and PaaS As enterprises are furiously competing to maintain relevancy in the market, innovation and business agility are essential aspects of their long-term success. To support that, IT must provide agile, secure, and cost effective services. This is not an easy task, it is critical that you understand the different cloud models and how they correlate to application and business requirements, these are basic fundamentals for your continued success. In this session, we will discuss the Managed Cloud model and how the EMC Federation with Virtustream solutions will complement vCloud Air’s Public Cloud offerings. We will guide you thru the key dimensions you must consider in choosing the right cloud model for your applications. In this session you will also hear about how EMC will enable Cloud Native Apps, the container ecosystem as well as transforming storage and replication through Virtual Volumes and IO Filters. In typical Chad fashion, we’ll get our hands dirty with tons of live demos and we’ll also provide a sneak peek on how Software-Defined Storage solutions are evolving to accommodate these new application and business requirements, from extreme high performance and low latency applications to huge object repositories. You’ll see how you can start using Software-Defined Storage solutions in your environment with just a few simple steps and with no out of pocket cost, by leveraging EMC’s open source offerings. Chad Sakac - President, Global Systems Engineering, EMC
Program Location: Europe and 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
SEC6318-SPO - Trusted Security in the Software Defined Data Center: Real-World Use Cases Across VMware Platforms We know by now that the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) automates provisioning and massively reduces time-to-market for applications and services. However, many organizations are still relying on legacy physical server security to protect their SDDC. When securing your virtualized and cloud environments it is imperative that you incorporate a multi-vector security architecture that include anti-malware, IDS/IPS, firewall, integrity monitoring and log inspection to maximize protection against the next big attack. In this session, you will hear proven security practices from a cross-section of industry professionals from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Essilor and FireHost. The panel will provide insight into how they protect their virtualized servers, VDI desktops and cloud environments, all through one security platform. In addition, you will learn how to extend the benefits of VMware NSX micro-segmentation with advanced security controls that enable elastic protection throughout the life-cycle of a VM. Ben McCormack - VP Service Delivery, FireHost
Tanweer Surve - Director, IT End User Services, ESSILOR
Thomas Cifrino Jr - Technology Manager, Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization
Bill McGee - SVP & General Manager, Cloud and Data Center Strategy, Trend Micro
Program Location: 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-1606 - Cloud 101 - Deliver your Infrastructure as a Service This introductory lab demonstrates the first steps in the journey to a Software Defined Enterprise by implementing all components of vCloud Suite Standard, which focuses on the core features and functions of vSphere, vCenter, vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Automation. This is an excellent place to begin your Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) experience by moving from the world of traditional templates to blueprints that enable automated infrastructure delivery. Captains: Andrew Murphy, Kelly Montgomery, Danny Farber   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-1622 - VMware Development Tools and SDKs This introductory lab will get you started building and automating cloud infrastructure solutions with VMware development tools and SDKs. These are scripter and developer focused modules and some familiarity with programming in Python or Java is expected. But don't worry, no coding is required. Complete sample code has been provided. Captain: Bob Fraser   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
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
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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