VMworld 2014 session suggestions
I am extremely excited to be attending VMworld 2014 in San Francisco.
While the actual Schedule Builder will not be live until July 14th, I thought I might as well start looking through the content catalog.
I thought maybe someone else might be interested in my VMworld 2014 session suggestions.
If you want to suggest other sessions feel free to post them in the comments below.
Here are the sessions I plan to schedule:
STO2996-SPO – The vExpert Storage Game Show
– Cormac Hogan (VMware), Duncan Epping (VMware), Craig Chapman (VMware), Cody Hosterman (VMware), Rawlinson Rivera (VMware) and Vaughn Stewart (VMware)
Think you know storage? The vExpert Storage Game Show will pit 2 teams of vExperts in a jeopardy style game discussion the latest in storage technologies with vSphere and adds a level of audience participation never experienced at VMworld!
Duncan Epping, Cormac Hogan and Rawlinson Rivera represent team VMware who will go head-to-head with team Pure Storage comprised of Vaughn Stewart, Cody Hosterman and Craig Chapman to see who knows more about FlashArray, VSAN, and vSphere Storage Configurations.
Each team will be joined by a player drawn randomly from the audience – this could be you, so don’t arrive late!
This session is over the top – John Troyer (TechReckoning) will be the master of ceremonies and the show will be judged by Amy Lewis (Cisco Systems) and Friea Berg (Splunk).
In addition, some of the questions will be for the audience, which could earn some the adoration of their peers, the respect of the vExperts and a fantastic prize!
The categories for the game show are: FlashArray, VSAN, and vSphere Configurations.
Questions will span architectural considerations, configuration limits, supported designs, best practices, interoperability and more.
Join us for what is sure to be the most talked about session of VMworld. The winners will be adorned in accolades and awarded trophies.
SDDC1176 – Ask the Expert vBloggers
– William Lam (VMware), Duncan Epping (VMware), Scott Lowe (VMware), Chad Sakac (EMC) and Rick Scherer (EMC)
Back for it’s 7th year at VMworld, Ask the Experts is back with an awesome panel of the industries top bloggers.
In this session there are no powerpoints, no sales pitches and no rules!
Experts in the industry are here to answer YOUR questions while having some fun in the process.
Bring your topic, anything from Software-Defined Data Center, to End-User Computing to 3rd Platform Applications… Storage, Networking, Security. No question is off limits.
STO2462 – Virtual SAN – Customer Panel
This session is a panel discussion comprised of several customers that have deployed Virtual SAN in their environment.
They will discuss their experiences with Virtual SAN, specific use cases that were relevant to each customer, and answer any questions that are posed to them.
TEX1985 – Lessons Learnt from a Real Life VSAN POC at Trend Micro
– Arsenio Mateos (Trend Micro) and Cormac Hogan (VMware)
This session, by one of VMware’s leading VSAN technologist and a lead IT architect from Trend Micro, will discuss the lessons learnt from deploying VSAN as a proof of concept (POC) in various used cases at Trend Micro. The session will discuss issues encountered, workarounds, gotchas and how to get the most out of your VSAN POC.
For anyone thinking of deploying VSAN in their own infrastructure, this session is a must attend.
MGT2525 – Chasing the White Rabbit all the Way to Wonderland: Extending vCloud Automation Center Requests with vCenter Orchestrator
Steve Kaplan (Defense Contract Management Agency) and Naomi Sullivan (VMware)
As any IT professional knows, being able to provision systems in a consistent manner, reliably, is the holy grail.
Most organizations have tasks they are performing during various stages of provisioning, but these things are, in many instances, manual.
While that can be a great starting point, this approach does not scale and routinely falls victim to human error.
However for environments that leverage vCAC, there is a way to scale, be consistent and to automate all aspects of the Cloud life cycle.
We will explore the symbiotic relationship between vCAC and vCO, and how the information being stored in vCAC can be used to power workflows within vCO in a production environment to eliminate the guesswork and dramatically reduce errors in provisioning and life cycle requests.
STO2905-SPO – Veeam Availability Suite v8 Deep Dive
– Anton Gostev (Veeam) and Doug Hazelman (Veeam)
Join us for a deep dive into Veeam’s next generation — Veeam® Availability Suite™ v8.
Anton Gostev (@Gostev) and Doug Hazelman (@VMdoug) will introduce v8’s new features and enhancements designed to help you manage the complexities of virtualization, storage and the cloud to meet the demands of the Always-On Business™.
Learn how to implement zero impact offsite replication with minimal bandwidth requirements, protect your vSphere virtual machines (VMs) using NetApp and HP storage snapshots, and make your Microsoft SQL Server DBAs and developers happy.
Stick around to learn about all of our easy-to-use, industry-leading features including secure and efficient backup to popular deduplication storage appliances, the better way to snapshot your VMs in the vSphere Web Client, new and unique application item recovery capabilities with the new additions and enhancements to the Veeam Explorers™ line… and much more! Each attendee will receive an 8GB USB stick with Veeam Backup Free Edition featuring FREE backup of vSphere and vCloud Director VMs, FREE backup of VMs and files to tape and FREE any-level granular restores from VM backups and storage snapshots.
STO3008-SPO – Decoupled Storage: Practical Examples of Leveraging Server Flash in a Virtualized Datacenter
– Satyam Vaghani (PernixData), Frank Denneman (PernixData) and Jeff Aaron (PernixData).
Storage cannot keep up with virtualization. The traditional answer – buying more capacity to increase performance – is expensive and inefficient.
A new storage architecture has emerged to address this challenge.
By putting storage intelligence into server flash and RAM, it decouples storage performance from capacity for faster VM performance, IOPS that scale-out with compute, and significantly lower storage costs.