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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-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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
INF6250-SPO - Beyond Cloud Backup: Enabling Disaster Recovery and Workload Portability Is backup TO the cloud really just a tape replacement? Is backup IN the cloud (protecting applications running in the cloud today) really necessary since you’re replicating data multiple times already? In this session, we’ll answer all of these questions, and talk about why cloud backup isn’t just a feature you “turn on” – it’s a game changer for your infrastructure. We’ll discuss some of the pitfalls of backup to the cloud and why the value is actually in recovery in the cloud, not backup. We’ll talk about why replication of cloud-based workloads alone can leave your data (and your job) unprotected and how to solve this problem. And we’ll talk about ways to protect critical data running in SaaS platforms for recovery or compliance use cases. Robbie Wright - Sr. Manager, Product Marketing - Virtualization & Cloud, CommVault Systems
John Fox - Sr. Manager, Product Management, Commvault
Program Location: Europe and 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
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
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
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
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
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
SDDC6541-SPO - Workload Consolidation- From Silos to the Software Defined Data Center Storage has become an anchor on the ship of progress in the modern, virtualized data center. Up until recently it has been slow, unpredictable, inflexible, and requires far too much operational overhead. Showing its age, storage is still sized, deployed, and managed using methods created in the 1980s. Worst of all, storage capacity and performance are often still locked together in fixed ratios, making it inevitable that even the best-run storage environment will be wasteful and inefficient. It doesn’t have to be this way. The technology and know-how exists to have storage that is a predictable, flexible, and easily managed part of an overall virtualized platform, designed to provide the performance and availability that today’s end user workloads demand. Join us as we examine a year-in-the-life of an enterprise data center. We’ll show how migrating workloads onto a single platform can be the crucial missing step as VMware customers transition from legacy architecture into a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). Jeramiah Dooley - Principal Architect, SolidFire
Josh Atwell - Cloud Architect, SolidFire
Program Location: 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
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-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
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
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. Oscar Wahlberg - Director of Product Management, Nexenta Systems
Michael Letschin - Field CTO, Nexenta
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
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
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
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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