AUGUST 2-3

December 5, 2019

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About the Event

VMUG's online virtual event will deliver a highly interactive, 3-D virtual environment with live video-streaming keynote and breakout sessions with speaker Q&A, on-demand breakout sessions, and interactive partner exhibits within the show floor. And the best part is this event is virtual so you can experience it all from anywhere -- you don't even have to leave your home or office!

We will assemble an entire crew of VMware experts who are ready to share their knowledge to help you succeed. Don't miss this exciting event!

Highlights the December VMUG Virtual Event has to offer:

Keynote

At VMworld this year, VMware made clear its intention to fully embrace Kubernetes with the announcements of some very exciting new offerings. Tanzu is a broad portfolio of technologies focus on enabling customers to build, run, and manage cloud-native and specifically Kubernetes-based applications. Project Pacific deeply integrates Kubernetes into vSphere, creating a truly next-generation infrastructure platform. In this keynote, we’ll dive into each of these announcements, learn more about them and better understand VMware’s overall cloud-native strategy. We’ll do this in a panel discussion format, with Kit Colbert, CTO for Cloud Platform at VMware moderating, and Joe Beda, Heptio co-founder and Kubernetes co-creator and now Principal Engineer at VMware and Jared Rosoff, Sr Dir of PM for vSphere and creator of Project Pacific, as panelists. This should be a lively discussion spanning strategy, business, technology, and what it all means for customers.

Jared Rosoff, Senior Director, Product Management, VMware

Jared is Senior Director, Product Management for Workload Management in vSphere, responsible for the product strategy and direction for everything related to provisioning and managing workloads on vSphere. Jared co-founded project pacific and has lead execution of the project since inception. Before joining VMware, Jared was an early employee at MongoDB and lead the creation and execution of their technical go to market activities.



Joe Beda, Principal Engineer, VMware

Joe Beda is a Principal Engineer at VMware. Joe organizes Kubernetes technical direction across VMware and VMware Tanzu. Joe arrived at VMware via the acquisition of Heptio, a leader in the cloud native movement and a company that he co-founded. Previously, at Google, Joe co-created Google Compute Engine and filed the first ever Kubernetes project commit. He remains a frequent contributor to the open source community.



Kit Colbert, VP & CTO, Cloud Platform BU, VMware

Kit Colbert is VP & CTO, Cloud Platform BU at VMware, driving technical strategy and innovation for the vSphere, VMware Cloud on AWS, and Project Dimension product lines. Previously he was GM of Cloud-Native Apps, CTO for End-User Computing, the Chief Architect and Principal Engineer for Workspace Portal, and the lead Management Architect for the vRealize Operations Suite. At the start of his career, he was the technical lead behind the creation, development, and delivery of the vMotion and Storage vMotion features in vSphere. Kit holds a ScB in Computer Science from Brown University and is a recognized thought-leader on Cloud-Native, End-User Computing, and Cloud Management trends. He speaks regularly at industry conferences, on the main stage at VMworld, and is the Cloud-Native voice for the VMware Office of the CTO blog

Agenda


All Day

 

EXHIBIT HALL

HANDS-ON LABS:

HOL-2026-01-NET - VMware NSX-T – Getting Started:
HOL-2008-01-HCI – - VMware vSAN - Getting Started:
HOL-2004-01-SDC - Mastering vSphere Performance:
HOL-2021-04-CMP - vRealize Orchestrator - Getting Started:

Thursday, December 5

 9:30:45 - 10:15 AM CT Auditorium

Keynote: VMware’s Kubernetes Strategy: Tanzu and Project Pacific

Kit Colbert
VP & CTO, Cloud Platform BU, VMware
Joe Beda
Principal Engineer, VMware

Jared Rosoff
Senior Director, Product Management, VMware

At VMworld this year, VMware made clear its intention to fully embrace Kubernetes with the announcements of some very exciting new offerings. Tanzu is a broad portfolio of technologies focus on enabling customers to build, run, and manage cloud-native and specifically Kubernetes-based applications. Project Pacific deeply integrates Kubernetes into vSphere, creating a truly next-generation infrastructure platform. In this keynote, we’ll dive into each of these announcements, learn more about them and better understand VMware’s overall cloud-native strategy. We’ll do this in a panel discussion format, with Kit Colbert, CTO for Cloud Platform at VMware moderating, and Joe Beda, Heptio co-founder and Kubernetes co-creator and now Principal Engineer at VMware and Jared Rosoff, Sr Dir of PM for vSphere and creator of Project Pacific, as panelists. This should be a lively discussion spanning strategy, business, technology, and what it all means for customers.

 

 10:15 - 10:45 AM CT

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 10:45 - 11:30 AM CT Auditorium

Secrets to Recovering from Ransomware and Disasters with VMware Cloud on AWS

Andre Leibovici
Field CTO at Datrium

Until now, disaster recovery has been more disaster than recovery. DR has never been more important with the rampant rise in ransomware attacks. Learn what you can do to make sure you’re prepared for a ransomware attack, or if disaster strikes.

Join us for our upcoming webinar to learn about:

  • Secrets to recovering instantly from a ransomware attack
  • The most common types of DR events and growing threats
  • The most important capabilities in a DR solution according to IT leaders
  • How to save 10x with an on-demand model using the public cloud

 

 

First Look: ControlUp 8.1’s Enhanced Horizon Capabilities

Trentent Tye
Technical Specialist, ControlUp

 

Tom Fenton
Technical Specialist, ControlUp

ControlUp 8.1’s native integration with VMware Horizon provides end user computing admins with a long list of capabilities. In this session, Trentent and Tom will review and demonstrate benefits like automatic discovery of Horizon components, enhanced Session monitoring, and Horizon Pod, Connection Servers, and Pools folder views. Trentent and Tom will also provide a sneak peek at ControlUp 8.1’s new Automated Actions and Enhanced Virtual Expert capabilities for Horizon entities.

 

 

Best Practices: VMware vSphere with Pure FlashArray

Jason Massae
Core Storage and vVols Technical Marketing Architect for the HCI Business Unit, VMware

 

Jacob Hopkinson
Solutions Architect, Pure Storage

IGet best practices, recommendations, and considerations around using VMware with Pure. Learn how to effectively configure and manage VMware vSphere Environment with the FlashArray. Understand the why, what, and how of ESXi and vCenter functionality. Explore new VMware and FlashArray features and how they interoperate.

 

 

The New RTFM: Zerto Operations Simplified

Nick Scuola
Senior Solutions Engineer, Zerto

Who has time for reading runbooks during an event? Being resilient should be the standard for any organization. Know how to handle any task that comes your way and recover applications within your VMware environment quickly and consistently. Join vExpert Nick Scuola as he dives deep into the different Zerto operations for your VMware environment; what they are, how they work, and when to use each. If you want a thorough understanding of the what, where, when, and why of Zerto, join us and learn the new meaning of RTFM. It’s not what you think!

 

 11:00 - 11:30 AM CT Lounge

Meet the Expert: vCF - Getting to vSAN 6.7 & HCI

Colin Smith
Staff Systems Engineer, VMware

Colin Smith is a VMware Pre-Sales Architect specializing in VMware Cloud Foundation. He covers Private and Public Sector accounts nationwide as well as in Canada. Colin as spent the last decade of his 20 year IT career working with and supporting complex cloud solutions.

 

Melanie Spencer
Senior Staff SE, VMware

Melanie Spencer is a Senior Staff Systems Engineer at VMware. Melanie has been at VMware for over 12 years working in a variety of roles. In her current role, she is a pre-sales technical architect for VMware’s software defined data center and hybrid cloud solutions delivered by VMware Cloud Foundation. Her territory includes the East Coast Enterprise and Global Accounts. Throughout her tenured career she has always been a customer advocate. Her passion is assisting customers in reaching their business and technical goals.

 

Phil Balfanz
Senior Systems Engineer, Cloud Foundation, VMware

Phil has been working at VMware for 6 years and has watched VMware’s cloud strategy move from a vision to a complete solution. Phil has worked on the design and implementation of very large data centers and continue to help customers as they move from traditional three tier architectures into hyper converged infrastructure.

 

 11:30 - 11:40 AM CT

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11:40 AM - 12:25 PM CT Auditorium

A New Approach to Workload Protection with VMware Carbon Black

Elvin Hernandez
Technical Product Manager, VMware Carbon Black

Workloads in modern hybrid, multi-cloud environments are increasingly distributed making them difficult to secure. Traditional endpoint security tools were not designed - and are ill-suited - to effectively secure these workloads.

A new approach to workload protection is required, by making security intrinsic to the infrastructure across the software-defined data center. By distributing security controls to every host, and aligning security to the workload, this approach vastly simplifies administrative overhead by offering complete visibility and application context to security analysts.

In this session, you will discover:

  • How VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload embeds workload protection directly into the hypervisor to build a model of “known good” and expected behavior
  • Why server workload behavioral monitoring and adaptive prevention are uniquely suited to detect previously unknown threats and sophisticated attacks in the modern data center
  • How one customer leverages VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload today to simplify their security architecture

Operate Your Private Cloud Like a Rock Star, With VMware Cloud Foundation

Jason Shaw
Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

It's 8am you just get to your desk, A new Mission Critical ticket has been opened, the application analyst says his App is 'slow'. Your boss wants a report in the next hour to tell him how much infrastructure capacity we need for the coming year, and the security team needs all the SSL certs replaced with a CA based cert. They also want all the root & Admin passwords changed because someone has left the company. It's going to be a long day.In this demo packed session, we will predict the future capacity needs & diagnose that performance issue with the vRealize Suite. Then replace all the SSL Certificates in the SDDC & change the passwords with just a few clicks. This is a demo packed session that will show the powerful easy to use operations that are only included in the fully integrated Private Cloud, VMware Cloud Foundation.

 12:00 - 12:30 PM CT Lounge

Meet the Expert: NSX Intelligence - What's Coming? Why Should I Care About NSX Insight

Kazumi Takata
NSX Staff Systems Engineer

Kazumi Takata is a Staff Systems Engineer for the Networking and Security products at VMware. In her role, she focuses on the NSX and multi-cloud design and implementation with customers over five years across the Japan region.

In the previous role at VMware as a Senior Specialist, she was  responsible for the cloud management products like vRealize Operation and Log Insight.

Before VMware, her roles as a solution architect at Cisco. She led the data center and virtualization technologies virtual team in pre-sales systems engineering organization.

 

 12:25 - 12:35 PM CT

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 12:35 - 1:20 PM CT Auditorium

Future-Proof Your Career and Business with VMware Cloud on AWS

Ben Stiles
Technical Director of Strategic Accounts, Faction

Leverage your existing VMware expertise and investments to realize the benefits of public and hybrid cloud. VMware Cloud on AWS offers professionals and businesses a painless path to hybrid cloud, boosting resilience, scalability, and job opportunities. We will walk through specific VMware Cloud on AWS use cases and match these to business and career improvements along the way.

 

 

Escape Your Legacy Backup Provider - Three Steps to a Better Backup Renewal

W. Curtis Preston
Chief Technologist, Druva

Cloud storage costs continue to decline and are now cheaper than data center storage. Couple this with the undeniable move to cloud as enterprises modernize and it’s clearly time to re-evaluate your backup infrastructure strategy.

Join this webinar we will break down the backup renewals process and pricing, and evaluate the pros and cons of legacy on-premises solutions versus SaaS based data protection. If you are paying more than $150/FETB for maintenance, more than $600/TB for hardware refreshes, or spending more than five hours per week administering your backup environment, then you’re likely to gain a more agile and cost-effective solution with a move to cloud data protection.

Register now to learn about:

  • Market forces impacting data backup strategies and IT budgets
  • How to know if your renewal is costing you more than modernizing
  • Three steps to better backup, whether you’re six months or one month from renewal

 

 

Data Management for Mission-Critical Databases Running in VMware

Jason Brown
Director, Product Marketing, Actifio
Joseph M. Janhonen
Database Delivery Architect, Accenture
Anthony Golia
Solutions Architect, Actifio

Mission-critical enterprise data is typically stored in databases running in VMware VMs. What are the best practices to backup & recover those critical databases, clone those databases for Security/Dev/QA/UAT testing, and reuse backups for on-demand cloud analytics?

This webinar answers the above questions and explains the best practices that 1000s of enterprises are following in VMware environments. You will also enjoy the instant recovery demo and how 5 clones of a 5 TB database can be provisioned in 5 minutes.

 

 

 

Innovation & Evolution: Unitrends BC/DR for Today’s Multi-Cloud Environments

Adam Marget
Technical Specialist, Unitrends

In a landscape that’s rapidly changing, IT professionals are managing more work, projects, and risk than ever before. While external threats like ransomware and natural disaster cause significant downtime and data loss without proper BCDR implementation, organizations must also be prepared to safeguard from within. Join Adam Marget, Technical Specialist from Unitrends, to learn how Unitrends All-In-One BC/DR solution enables VMware customers to protect their virtual environment from any sized disaster. We’ll explore powerful, local features like VMware Replicas and Instant Recovery to help you achieve near-zero RTOs recovering your virtual machines onsite, as well as the many options you have to orchestrate off-site recovery of your virtual environment, including our no-touch failover for VMware environments with Unitrends Disaster Recovery as a Service. We’ll also touch on Unitrends integration and support for Public Clouds powered by Boomerang for VMware. Bring your questions, we hope to see you there!

 

 1:00 - 1:30 PM CT Lounge

Meet the Expert: IoT & Edge Insight

Parth Trivedi
Sr. Solution Engineer, Edge & IoT, VMware

 

 1:20 - 1:30 PM CT

BREAK

 1:30 - 2:15 PM CT Auditorium

VMware Cloud on AWS: Deployment, Operations, and Workload Management

Jeremiah Megie
Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

This session teaches you about how to manage a production SDDC in VMware Cloud on AWS. Learn how SDDCs are deployed, and what you need to do in order to prepare for your first deployment. We'll then show you all you need to know about running actual production workloads, covering topics such as workload migration and onboarding, settings policies for compute, networking, and storage, and considerations for availability. We'll also show how you would approach other key operations tasks, such as logging and monitoring. You will leave this session with an understanding of how management of a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC should be approached for production workloads.

Mastering the Move to Windows 10 Modern Management with Workspace ONE

Josué Negrón
Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

This technical session will be a dive into VMware Workspace ONE UEM. Attendees will build their overall knowledge on the topic at a technical level to make them more proficient. VMware Workspace ONE UEM enables modern management for the entire lifecycle of Windows 10 desktops, and ensures enterprise security at every layer. Topics such as deployment best practices, architectural principles and concepts, troubleshooting, and latest features will be covered. Demos will be shown as necessary to illustrate the topics.

 2:00 - 2:30 PM CT Lounge

Meet the Expert: Kubernetes

Kendrick Coleman
Sr. Technical Product Line Manager, VMware

Kendrick Coleman is a reformed sysadmin and virtualization junkie. His attention has shifted from hypervisors to cloud native platforms focused on containers. In his role as an Open Source Technical Product Manager, he figures out new and interesting ways to run open source cloud native infrastructure tools with VMware products. He's involved with the Kubernetes SIG community and frequently blogs about all the things he's learning. He has been a speaker at DockerCon, OpenSource Summit, ContainerCon, CloudNativeCon, and many more. His free time is spent sharing bourbon industry knowledge hosting the Bourbon Pursuit Podcast. Kendrick tweets over at @kendrickcoleman

 

 2:15 - 2:25 PM CT

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 2:25 - 3:10 PM CT Auditorium

Build, Modernize, and Scale Your Business with VMware and Google Cloud

Amyn Jivani
Product Marketing Manager for Global Technology Partnerships, Google Cloud

Whether your business is early in its journey or well on its way to digital transformation, Google Cloud's robust set of solutions can help you build and modernize your business now and into the future. Come learn how you can take advantage of best of breed offerings from Google Cloud while also maintaining consistent operations across multi-cloud environments, from modern containerized applications with Google Cloud's Anthos, to VM-based applications with VMware in GCP. Every customer’s digital transformation journey is different, and you'll walk away with a better understanding on how Google can partner with you each step of the way.

 

 

VMware Cloud on AWS - Seamless, Secure Cloud Transformation

Zack Milem
Global Solution Architect, Trend Micro

VMware cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS), offers a unique opportunity for organizations to transition to the cloud. Organizations can now easily expand their datacenter to the cloud using the same capabilities and tool sets they are familiar with. The expansion of the datacenter to the cloud requires that the IT security team be able to protect all of the resources and be able to do it with the confidence that the same security is applied in the datacenter and beyond.

 

 

Consistent and Compliant Network Security with Palo Alto Networks and VMware

Alex Berger
Product Marketing, Palo Alto Networks

In this Cloud era, organizations are turning to public cloud platforms and transforming existing data centers into private clouds with VMware NSX and vSphere virtualization technology. Public and private clouds provide development teams with speed, agility and scale but also introduce new network security challenges.

The Palo Alto Networks VM-Series virtual Next-Generation Firewall is ideal for VMware private cloud and cloud environments where it is difficult or impossible to deploy a hardware next-generation firewall.

Join this webcast to explore how VM-Series virtual firewalls augment VMware NSX and other native cloud security capabilities with inline threat prevention and network security to consistently protect public and private clouds, virtualized data centers, and branch locations. We will discuss how VM-Series virtual firewalls:

  • Enhance micro-segmentation with inline threat prevention
  • Prevent data exfiltration with DNS security and URL filtering
  • Inspect and control north-south perimeter traffic in public cloud environments

 

 3:00 - 3:30 PM CT Lounge

Meet the Expert: ESXI on ARM

Andrei Warkentin
Staff Engineer, VMware

Co-founder and lead for the ESXi-Arm project in the Cloud Platform Business Unit, conducting advanced development of vSphere hypervisor technology for the 64-bit Arm architecture. Andrei works in a wide range of directions pertaining to Arm enablement and strategy, ranging from low-level hypervisor design and implementation, to product definition and partner and ecosystem engagement.

 

 3:10 - 3:20 PM CT

BREAK

3:20 - 4:05 PM CT Auditorium

Containers and Kubernetes 101 for the VI Admin

Kendrick Coleman
Senior Technical Product Line Manager, VMware

Your developers are asking for it. The boss is wondering how much longer it's going to take. You need to get Kubernetes up and running. This session will explore core Kubernetes concepts as it relates to our knowledge as a vSphere administrators. We will explore the technical reason why Kubernetes is exploding (why the users are screaming for it) and also discuss the possible ways you could be successful deploying them. You’re going to leave with a better understanding of Kubernetes architecture and how to take the next step towards providing a Kubernetes/container services internally.

What’s New in vRealize Operations 8.0

Brandon Gordon Staff Techical Marketing Architect, VMware

Each release of vRealize Operations gets bigger and better with more features, smoother user experience and tighter integration with the SDDC. vRealize Operations 8.0 is no exception! Learn how with self-driving operations, powered by vRealize Operations, you can automate, optimize, and simplify SDDC and multi-cloud management.

 4:05 - 4:15 PM CT

BREAK

 4:00 - 4:30 PM CT Lounge

Meet the Expert: Understanding vSphere in the Cloud

Jared Rosoff
Senior Director Product Management, VMware

Jared is Senior Director, Product Management for Workload Management in vSphere, responsible for the product strategy and direction for everything related to provisioning and managing workloads on vSphere. Jared co-founded project pacific and has lead execution of the project since inception. Before joining VMware, Jared was an early employee at MongoDB and lead the creation and execution of their technical go to market activities.

 

 4:00 - 5:00 PM CT Lounge

Meet the Community: General discussion and topics

VMUG Community

 

 4:15 - 5:00 PM CT Auditorium

A Farewell to LUNs - Discover How VVols Forever Changes Storage in vSphere

Eric Siebert
WW Product Manager, HPE

VMware VVols changes everything we know about storage for vSphere in a good way, with VVols LUN management is a thing of the past. VMware VVols represents the future of external storage for vSphere and that future is here right now. VVols also represents many years of engineering work by both VMware and its storage partners. The result of that work is a new storage architecture for vSphere that solves many of the hidden complexities inherent in VMFS and levels the playing field between file and block protocols. Learn from experts at HPE & VMware how VVols transforms external storage in vSphere, eliminates complexities and provides very real benefits to customers.

 

 

Changing Data Protection from Nightmares to Sweet Dreams

Chris Colotti
Principal Technologist, Cohesity

For years, backup administrators have been dealing with backup and restore policies that really haven't really changed with the times. While the concepts of recovery are not new, the game has changed with VMware and virtualization, and how we do it. Today there are some better ways to manage this always traditionally cumbersome process in vSphere environments.

Join us as we dive into:

  • Our own real world data nightmares and success stories from the enterprise
  • Backup and recovery features that you must have to ensure your enterprise is ready for any data protection situation related to vSphere
  • The best way to be prepared for any recovery situation, even at 3am when you are on-call

 

 

Building Cyber Resilience with VxRail

Bill Leslie
Senior Manager, Technical Marketing, Dell EMC

On December 5th, Explore how VxRail, the only fully integrated, pre-configured, and pre-tested VMware hyperconverged infrastructure family on the market, can be the cornerstone of your security and IT transformation. Drastically simplify, streamline and extend your VMware environment with VxRail, creating a secure infrastructure foundation with built-in security features and capabilities that optimize cyber resilience, minimizes risk efficiently and enable the right protection.

 

 All Day

On-Demand Sessions

Project Pacific – Rearchitecting vSphere with Native Kubernetes (Technical Overview) H

Himanshu Singh
Group Manager, CPBU Product Marketing, VMware

Michael West
Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

Lessons Learned: Deploying Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS

Sean Massey
Staff Cloud Solutions Architect, VMware

VMware Cloud on AWS: Architecture and Solution Design

Jeremiah Megie
Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

vSphere Security: News You Can Use

MBob Plankers
Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

VMware vSAN Technical Speeds and Feeds

Cedric Rajendran
Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

NSX-T Deep Dive: Kubernetes Networking

Yasen Simeonov
Senior Technical Product Manager, VMware

Learn to Proactively Avoid Issues Before they Occur with VMware Skyline

Nick Fritsch
Senior Technical Marketing Manager, VMware

Living on the Edge: A Day in the Life of a Pulse IoT Center Managed Device

Allen Joiner
Sr. Solutions Architect, Internet of Things, VMware

Ken Osborn
Staff Solution Engineer, IoT and Edge, VMware

Parth Trivedi
Sr. Solution Engineer, Edge & IoT, VMware

 All Day

Community Sessions

Kickstart Your Cloud Journey with VMware Cloud Foundation

Ashish Nainwal
Technical Business Architect, VMware

VMware Cloud Foundation과 함께 클라우드 여정의 시작

Ashish Nainwal
Technical Business Architect, VMware

VMware Cloud Foundation でクラウド ジャーニーに弾みをつける

Ashish Nainwal
Technical Business Architect, VMware

Resumes & Social Presence for the Technical Job Seeker

Brian Kirsch
Instructor, MATC

The Why of ESXi on ARM

Keith Townsend
Principal CTO Advisor, The CTO Advisor
Andrei Warkentin
Staff Engineer, VMware

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