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BCO6685-SPO - Hyperconverged Infrastructure: Production and Backup Refresh It’s no wonder that improving backup/recovery and disaster recovery top annual IT priorities lists! Your data center is continually changing. Virtualization proliferation, scale, cloud models, expansion with remote and branch offices, and sheer capacity growth, coupled with the ongoing challenges of managing legacy backup and replication products, are creating pain points in organizations of all sizes.   At the same time, initiatives to reduce complexity, consolidate data centers and disparate IT components, integrate management consoles, create efficiencies for operational staff via automation, and scale to keep pace with growth are dictating changes in IT infrastructure. For some, these initiatives have fueled adoption or planned deployment of next-generation architectures like hyperconverged infrastructure.   Whether you’ve taken steps to evolve your infrastructure, or you’re starting to plan a technology refresh, it may also be time to rethink backup, recovery and disaster recovery approaches. Why would you modernize your production environment and not modernize your data protection environment? Jesse St. Laurent - VP Product Strategy, SimpliVity
Program Location: Europe and 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-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-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
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
EXPERTSAJ - App Volumes with Expert - Andrew Johnson 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. Andrew Johnson - Sr. Manager, EUC Technical Marketing and Enablement, VMware
Program Location: 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
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
EXPERTSJBU - Maximize Performance on vSphere 6 with Expert - Jeff Buell 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. Jeff Buell - Performance Engineer, 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
EXPERTSMB - Access Point - EUC Common Gateway with Expert - Mark Benson 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. Mark Benson - Sr Staff Engineer, EUC CTO Office, 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
EXPERTSMY - Virtualizing Business-Critical Oracle Applications with Expert - Mukund Yadav 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. Mukund Yadav - Senior Manager (IT), VMWare India Software India Pvt. Ltd.
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
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
EXPERTSSM - Cloud Networking, Hybridity, VM Migration and Security with Expert - Serge Maskalik 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. Serge Maskalik - Sr. Director, Hybridity & Networking, VMware, Inc.
Program Location: US
INF6298-SPO - Increase Agility on Your Journey to a Software-Defined Data Center A software-defined approach to the data center has many advantages, including increased agility, automation, and lower costs. Figuring out the best approach for your infrastructure and how to get there can be daunting. In this session we will discuss best practices and real-world experiences through use cases and customer examples for evolving the data center using a manageable, staged approach from initial server consolidation to an agile, service-centric, and automated software-defined data center. Eric Kern - CTO - Enterprise Solution Services, Lenovo
Program Location: 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
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
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
Robin Matlock - Chief Marketing Officer, VMware
Kim Bonnar White - Director, Marketing Events, 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
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
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
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
STO6596-SPO - Storage on Your Terms: Deep Dive Into Software-Defined Storage Technologies and Use Cases Software-Defined Storage (SDS) means different things to different people, with solutions ranging from do it yourself to full-fledged scale up and scale out architectures, the landscape can seem blurry and confusing. This session aims to eliminate the confusion on what all these terms mean by mapping each style of SDS with a corresponding environment. These solutions include the use of virtual server based solutions, containers, bare metal installs and even hyper-converged. Regardless of vertical or company size, from branch offices through the largest enterprise, the right Software-Defined Storage strategy can put you back in control and help you gain unmatched levels of flexibility, scalability, performance, and cost efficiency. Michael Letschin - Field CTO, Nexenta
Oscar Wahlberg - Director of Product Management, Nexenta Systems
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
STP6306 - VMware is Easier with the K2 All-Flash Array Virtual environments give customers the required flexibility and agility, however the underlying storage can be rigid in that sense,forcing customers to spend money on storage resources they do not really need.With the Kaminario K2 all-flash array and its unique scalable architecture, it is possible to grow storage according to exact performance and capacity requirements. Shai Maskit - Senior Product Manager, Kaminario
Program Location: US
STP6313 - FlashSoft: Real-World Software-Defined Storage Acceleration Something new and exciting is happening in vSphere 6: the platform has a new enhanced framework to incorporate and support third party software-based data services for host-level solid-state caching for I/O acceleration. With our FlashSoft software, we can now take advantage of this framework to optimize overall storage performance, while running as a data service that is completely deployed and managed by vSphere storage policies. Using your choice of any solid-state device in the server, the software delivers fully automated flash performance without disrupting existing server and storage infrastructure. As a VMware partner technology, the cache is integrated with vSphere and managed through Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM), providing real-world software-defined storage acceleration. Come learn details on how this new technology from VMware and SanDisk delivers improved read and write-back caching and high availability, and how it provides benefits in terms of both storage performance and business value. Tom Matson - Sales, SanDisk Corp.
Program Location: US
STP6628 - Hybrid IT- Moving Workloads to the Cloud without the Headaches Moving workloads to the cloud presents many challenges for the enterprise--maintaining agility, infrastructure management hurdles, and unexpected costs. Often hampered by single-solution providers, the technical and network challenges can quickly mount, causing delays, headaches, and financial overruns. In this session we will discuss the challenges every enterprise should be aware of when moving workloads to the cloud, and how to achieve speed, agility, reliability & security, and reduced TCO with your hybrid cloud environment Michael Joffe - Director Product Management-Hybrid Solutions, CenturyLink
Program Location: US
STP6673 - How State-of-the-art Solid State Storage and Caching are Radically Improving Virtualization Solid state drives are laying the foundation for more precise, usage-supported business decisions in real-time, as the transition from hard drives to SSDs for virtualized and cloud environments accelerates. Ultra-high speeds, greater cost-efficiency, 3D production, 3-bit architecture, NVMe technology, and IO-Filter and (VAIO) optimized caching software will be spotlighted. Bob Napaa - Director of Memory Product and Strategic Planning, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
Program Location: US
STP6988 - Bring Visibility to Any Cloud, Any App, & Any Device with ExtraHop How will your monitoring strategy change as you build out your software-defined datacenter? Don't let the cloud obscure your visibility! Wire data analytics enables your teams to mine every transaction that crosses the wire and provides the best source of IT visibility and insight for your software-defined datacenter. In this session, you will learn how wire data analytics can help with a number of IT operations challenges associated with the software-defined datacenter, including: • Monitoring the effectiveness of SDN deployments• Tracking micro-network segments and preventing sprawl• Ensuring application migrations to the cloud deliver promised benefits Program Location: US
VAPP6433-GD - vNUMA & SQL Server with Rob Girard and Shawn Meyers There's more to NUMA than physical boundaries in your server hardware. This session will dive deep into pNUMA & vNUMA settings within vSphere, Windows & SQL Server to aid you in getting the settings right to maximize performance. Rob Girard - Technical Marketing Engineer, Tintri
Shawn Meyers - Principal Architect, House of Brick Technologies
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
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
Renee Zaugg - Vice President, Infrastructure & Development Services, Aetna
Sheryl Chamberlain - Group Vice President, Global Partner Executive, Capgemini
Paul Strong - VP & CTO Global field, VMware
Lori Mackenzie - Executive Director, Cayman Institute for Gender Research
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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