Are you Ready for Any? VMworld 2015 Preview!

VMworld 2015 - Ready for Any!!

Are you “Ready for Any”?  We are!!!   EMC is once again a Diamond Sponsor oVMworld!  The amount of work that goes into an event like VMworld is amazing.  In addition to the EMC Trade Show booth, you will be able to find a Federation Booth, Virtustream and VCE.  EMC is hosting 4 Sponsor Sessions, 12 Selected Sessions and 13 Additional Sessions including EMC along with Self-Paced Hands-on Labs.

If your headed to VMworld here is you inside scope on what EMC has in store!!  Stop by the EMC booth and say hi!  And don’t miss “EMC The Source Podcast” available on EMC The Source on iTunes and EMC The Source podcast on Stitcher Radio.

EMC at VMworld 2015 San Francisco

4 Sponsor Sessions

Mon, Aug 31, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | The Bleeding Edge: A Face Melting Technical Smorgasbord of Private, Hybrid and PaaS

Speaker: Chad Sakac, President, Global Systems Engineering

Abstract: 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.

Mon, Aug, 31, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Learning from the Leading Edge: Real Ways IT is Creating Value with Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud

Speaker: Edward Newman, Sr. Director, Cloud Professional Services Portfolio

Abstract: Software-defined data centers are rapidly maturing, and IT organizations are adopting this approach to provide an agile platform for IT as a service and lower operational costs. The questions for many IT organizations now are: how rapidly can I build this? how agile can I become? how much can I save? In this session, we’ll share insights from a range of real-world deployments of the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution, which leverages leading-edge technologies from VMware and EMC. Through robust solutions engineering, extensive documentation, and tightly-defined professional services, clients are realizing their software-defined data center in as little as 28 days. We’ll show how the solution operates at a high-level, but leave lots of time to explain the business and technical benefits which EMC Global Services clients are realizing as they create their software-defined data centers.

Wed, Sep 2, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Best Practices for Running Virtualized Workloads on All-Flash Array

Speaker: Itzik Reich, Field CTO

Abstract:  All-Flash Arrays (AFAs) are taking the storage industry by storm. Many customers are leveraging AFAs for virtualizing their data centers, with a majority of them using EMC XtremIO. In this session, we will examine the reasons behind strong adoption of AFAs, discuss similarities and differences between different AFA architectures, and deep dive into specific best practices for the following virtualized use cases:

  1. Databases: how they can benefit from being virtualized on an AFA;
  2. EUC: how VDI 1.0 started, what VDI 3.0 means and how it is applicable for an AFA; and
  3. Generic workloads being migrated to AFAs.

Thurs, Sep 3, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  | Desktops, Part Of A Comprehensive Cloud Strategy


Rajeev Dawar, Advisory vSpecialist – Midmarket Select – Central

Tony Foster, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager for EUC Solutions

Abstract:  Are desktop initiatives stalled? Are users wanting their desktops on any device, even their own? Are desktops as part of your app catalog only a dream? In this session learn how you can deliver a well-run End User Computing solution that creates highly automated, self-service desktops and applications securely across all of your users’ devices within an IT-as-a-Service framework.

13 Selected EMC Breakout Sessions

Monday, August 31

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Customer Panel: SAP HANA on vSphere Deployments In Technology, Security, Cloud, and Retail Verticals

Tuesday, September 1

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Virtualize Active Directory, the Right Way!

Wednesday, September 2

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Enterprise Hybrid Cloud – Federal Case Study

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM | Eliminating Performance Bottleneck and Improving Resilience for Your Exchange Infrastructure on vSphere

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Run Your Stateless and Stateful Apps in Containers on VMware Infrastructure

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Infrastructure Security Panel Discussion

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Ask The Expert vBloggers

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Ask The Expert Industry Titans

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | The Art of Elasticity – Customers Journey to Build an In-House Auto Scaling SDDC

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM| Top Guns: A Summary of Interviews with Customers running LargeMission Critical Apps

Thursday, September 3

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Infrastructure as Code – Ban Snowflake Deployments

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Advanced SQL Server on vSphere

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Ask the Cloud Experts Panel Discussion

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Virtualized Oracle on All-Flash: A Customers Perspective on Database Performance & Ops

Hands On Labs Experience

Moscone South Esplanade Ball Room
“Can I do my own backups and restores?”  Yes, yes you can.  Learn how you can use the EMC Plugin for vRealize Automation for user level backup and file level restores of your virtual machines.The VMware Hands-On Labs demonstrate the real value of VMware solutions in real time. VMworld attendees gain special access to the latest VMware technologies without requiring the purchase of equipment, software, or licenses. Attendees explore topics such as the Software-Defined Data Center, Enterprise Mobility, and the Hybrid Cloud with a VMware-provided keyboard or their own device, and experiment in the lab for 60-90 minutes. Product experts are on hand to provide one-on-one guidance. After a successful run of the lab, the environment is reset to a fresh state for the next participant.

HOL Availability:

Sun, Aug 30: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Mon, Aug 31: 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Tues, Sep 1: 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Wed, Sep 2: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thurs, Sep 3: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

About the Author: Sam Marraccini

Sam Marraccini is a 18-year EMC veteran and 27-year technology veteran. Part of the Dell EMC Global Portfolio Marketing Team, Sam is focused on developing and evangelizing the unique benefits of Dell EMC Products, Technologies and Solutions