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10 years of Defying Convention

 

To celebrate our 10th annual VMworld, each week we'll be looking at a different facet of our event, from the evolution in VMware technology to our place as one of the world's largest IT conferences. For updates on VMworld 2013, please follow @VMworld on Twitter.

 

The Breakout Sessions are at the heart of VMworld.

Breakout Sessions have dynamic speakers, provide rich content, and spark constructive discussions. To wring every ounce out of the VMworld experience, attendees pore over the Content Catalog for the more valuable and interesting Breakout Sessions, sketch out alternate plans of attack in the Schedule Builder, and carefully fill their calendars – all the while making sure there’s enough time to travel between rooms, hit the Solutions Exchange, and take a break every now and then for some food and some socializing.

 

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Back in 2004, VMworld was positioned to be a user conference with more than 60 sessions.

Now going into its 10th year, it has grown to be one of the largest virtualization-specific conferences, offering more than 350 sessions. Although the purpose of VMworld has remained relatively consistent, the development of sessions is far from static. To put its growth into perspective, consider the number of sessions that were offered each year. Starting in 2010 we began to repeat popular sessions more often (so stay alert for openings in your schedule on Wednesday and Thursday!); those repeats aren’t even counted in the table below, which makes the growth of the conference even more impressive.

 

YearUS SessionsEurope Sessions
2004> 60
2005> 110
2006> 290
2007> 210
2008> 300> 120
2009> 300> 140
2010> 170> 115
2011> 175> 200
2012> 330> 200

 

 

The topics of the sessions have evolved with the industry and the technology.

Tracks ranged from virtual infrastructure solutions to managing enterprise desktop to architecting the data center. The wide variety of high-impact Breakout Sessions throughout the past 9 years makes it almost unfair to ask attendees to choose a single favorite. While there is much to share, here are some comments past attendees made about sessions that left a lasting impression:

 

Petri Rantanen: “The best session was End User Computing Summit, there where all those are working also in the EUC side and talk and share ideas with them (also with the VMware).”

 

Todd Lewey: “I will go with the Scott Lowe and Forbes Guthrie session on vSphere design, the content was amazing, the flow of the presentations and discussions was very fluid, and both speakers were very informative. Mostly the take away from this session was the speakers, Scott and Forbes are very energetic and passionate about what they do, seeing techs like this doing what they do, is very infectious and carries over after the entire conference.”

 

Benny Hauk: “Two sessions in 2006 with Mendel Rosenblum. One was one he led, the other was a panel discussion he was on (the panel was incredible A-listers, even the moderator was a tech writer everyone knew). I remembered thinking, 'this shouldn’t be crammed into this tiny room, it should be in the keynote room!'”

 

Daunce: “Best session: Ask the experts. While waiting for the session to start, most of the experts were talking amongst themselves, but Scott Lowe was walking through the crowd asking them how their day had been. Scott Lowe is awesome.”

 

Andrew Mauro: I remember a session in 2009 at VMworld EU, it was about the virtualization of the mobile OS… was funny and strange… because so futuristic.

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But it's not just about the Breakout Sessions.

However, sessions are not the only time to gain new knowledge; year after year attendees have reported incidental educational opportunities while interacting with fellow peers between sessions. This is no surprise, considering growing thousands of VMware customers, partners, engineers, product experts and IT professionals converge in single conference campus in US and in Europe for three to four days.

 

 

YearUS AttendeesEurope Attendees
2004> 1,600
2005> 3,500
2006> 6,000
2007> 10,800
2008> 14,000> 4,500
2009> 12,500> 4,700
2010> 17,000> 6,000
2011> 19,000> 6,500
2012> 21,000> 7,000

 

Anticipating over 21,000 attendees for VMworld US 2013 and over 8,000 attendees for VMworld Europe 2013, we expect the Breakout Sessions will be once again one of the highlights of the conference, but networking opportunities will also surface in the Hang Space, at the VMworld Party, at meals, and between Breakouts. We're glad to have you back again in 2013!

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What was your favorite VMworld Breakout Session? 

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Again this year, attendees must pre-register for sessions. Without pre-registration, you will not be guaranteed a seat in any breakout sessions.

If you are registered for VMworld Europe, view a full listing of sessions, organize your days, and log-in to your VMworld account to sign-up for the sessions you want to attend. Most sessions will be repeated at least once and we will be adding additional sessions based on popularity, so if it is full, check back.

If you are not yet registered, what are you waiting for? Register now and build your schedule to master the new cloud landscape.

During VMworld, you will be able to add a session to your schedule up to an hour prior to the start. Session rooms will open approximately 25 minutes to 3 minutes before the start of a session. Only attendees who have pre-registered for the breakout session will be allowed in the room. There will not be a stand-by line, so please make sure to register for the sessions you plan on attending.

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Spotlight Sessions provide an opportunity to hear about VMware and partners solutions and technologies.

VMware Spotlight Sessions take place on Monday, August 27 in the LAM Research Theater.

SS1022 – From Ideas to Reality - A Closer Look Inside VMware Innovation
10:30am – 11:30am
Numerous companies talk about how innovative they are, but what is really happening behind the scenes to ensure they continue to introduce new and disruptive technologies to their customers and partners?  Join Julia Austin, VP of Innovation at VMware, and some of VMware's top engineers to learn more about the innovation programs and practices in place at VMware that bring revolutionary ideas to the market. You will hear about the history of some of VMware's top features and products, early-stage technology ideas incubating inside of the company, as well as VMware's Open Innovation Challenge.

SS1021 – Solutions for Automating IT in the Small-to-Midsize Business
1:00pm – 2:00pm
One of the biggest differences in IT between Small-to-Midsize Businesses (SMB) and Large Enterprises, is simply the amount of IT resources available.  VMware is committed to bringing quality innovation to the SMB market, to provide the enterprise-class solutions it is known for, in a format that works well for smaller IT shops.  This session will cover current and future solutions for helping manage and automate IT functions, setting up Disaster Recovery solutions, and ensuring business continuity.

SS1020 – Managing the Realities of a Multi-Platform, Multi-Cloud World
2:30pm – 3:30pm
One of the core attractions of cloud computing is flexibility and choice. With more options than ever for sourcing infrastructure services or hosting applications, the role of IT is evolving to become a broker of services. Customers are looking for cloud operations solutions that leverage existing investments in their heterogeneous datacenter while enjoying the benefits of public cloud services. This session will provide an overview of VMware's simplified approach to cloud operations, and how it enables policy-based, automated provisioning and management of services across VMware-, Amazon- and Microsoft-based clouds. Come hear how VMware can help transform chaos into a cohesive, integrated environment across clouds.

Then don’t miss over 15 Partner Spotlight Sessions running Tuesday and Wednesday.

If you aren’t registered yet, why not?

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Prepare for the post-PC era in VMworld’s End-User Computing track, featuring solutions that help your organization transition from PC-centric to user-centric computing. Review business cases, take technology deep-dives, hear real-world examples and learn about best practices around delivering freedom to end users while keeping IT in control. Solutions featured in these sessions include VMware View™, VMware ThinApp, VMware Zimbra®, VMware Horizon Application Manager, VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation.

Please use Twitter Hashtag #vmworldEUC for conversations on sessions in this track. Visit http://vmworld.com/community/twitter for a Twitter stream on End-User Computing sessions.

Key sessions include:
EUC1305
  Next Generation VDI: New Deployment Options for the Entire Enterprise
EUC1351  Directions in End-User Computing: The Post-PC Era
EUC1460  An Insider's Guide to Desktop Virtualization: A Virtual Reality Check
and more….

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Operations management disciplines are converging in the cloud.  The VMworld Operations track look at new solutions for businesses and service providers that automate operations to deliver high quality of service while dramatically reducing operational costs.  Topics covered include managing virtual infrastructure in public, private and hybrid cloud environments with VMware vCloud Director and VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite, approaches to building infrastructure-as-a-service architectures, and the virtualized networking, security and storage management capabilities delivered by new VMware products.

Please use Twitter Hashtag #vmworldOPS for conversations on sessions in this track. Visit http://vmworld.com/community/twitter for a Twitter stream on Operations sessions.

Operations sub-topics include:

Cloud Infrastructure Management
This track focuses on the infrastructure management of highly virtualized and enterprise private, public and hybrid cloud environments. Learn about building infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) architectures, service-catalog design considerations, metering and billing for IT services, ensuring performance SLAs, optimizing capacity, and automating workload management through best practices discussions, technology deep-dives and customer stories. Hear results about hi-tech, healthcare, financial services, education and government deployments using VMware vCloud Director®, VMware vCenter™ Operations and VMware IT service management solutions. 

Cloud Service Management
Hear discussions about how infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) helps accelerate the delivery of IT services. Hear how virtualized storage, networking and security in new VMware products can significantly increase the speed of provisioning infrastructure and applications with complete portability between onsite and off-site resources—providing the option to bridge to a hybrid cloud through an ecosystem of more than 8,000 service provider partners. Learn about basic cloud management considerations, architectural requirements and best practices. Hear customer stories around building a cloud for the enterprise to determine which cloud makes the most sense for your organization.

Key sessions include:
OPS-CIM1564
Troubleshooting Using vCenter Operations Manager
OPS-CIM1775 VMware vCenter Operations Customers Come Forward to "Tell Their Story"
OPS-CIM2034 VMware IT Benchmarking for Fact Based IT Transformation
and more….

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The VMworld Infrastructure track focuses on the industry-leading VMware vSphere platform and the compatible solutions for business continuity, networking, security, storage management and more that are setting the standard for today’s virtualized and software-defined datacenter.  You will learn how these solutions can provide your business and IT organization with unparalleled flexibility, control and efficiency while leveraging your existing investments and preserving your freedom of choice.

Please use Twitter Hashtag #vmworldINF for conversations on sessions in this track. Visit http://vmworld.com/community/twitter for a Twitter stream on Infrastructure sessions.

Infrastructure sub-topics include:


Business Continuity
Take a closer look at how to improve application service levels and overall availability of virtual infrastructure using VMware virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions. Learn more about local availability solutions, such as Fault Tolerance, High Availability (HA), application-aware HA and stretched clustering. Hear how disaster recovery (DR) solutions, such as Replication, VMware vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager™ and DR to the Cloud can prevent data loss, and how data protection solutions from VMware help prevent downtime.  

Networking
Focus on enabling efficient, agile and extensible logical constructs that meet the performance and scale requirements of virtualized datacenters. Discover best practices for virtual and cloud networking, including how to enable software-defined networks, logical network services and network management.


Security and Compliance
Learn about all things related to security and compliance in virtualized and software-defined datacenters. Learn how to harden and protect your virtual infrastructure, applications and endpoints; review perimeter- and edge-protection solutions and services; understand how to achieve compliance with virtualized deployments; and learn why virtualized datacenters can offer ‘better than physical’ security. 


Storage
Focus on enabling and managing new storage structures. Learn how industry trends are optimizing for virtual storage, creating a standard unit of measure defined by software. Hear how VMware is leading the industry in virtualized storage, lowering costs and reducing complexity.

vSphere
Learn best practices and deployment tips for core components of the VMware vSphere® platform. Understand more about networking, storage, availability, the vSphere (ESXi) hypervisor, automation and performance. These sessions will also go into technical detail about VMware vCenter™ Server and VMware vCloud Director®.


Key sessions include:
INF-BCO2655 Multiprocessor Fault Tolerance - Technical Preview and Best Practices
INF-NET1927 vCloud Networking: an Extensible and Open Platform
INFNET2207
vSphere Distributed Switch - Technical Deep Dive
and more….


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New IT Transformation Track at VMworld examines how to successfully operate in the cloud era

VMware recognizes the unprecedented challenges facing IT organizations today to successfully operate in the cloud era. With this in mind, VMworld will showcase the new IT Transformation track (breakout sessions begin Monday), which will help organizations develop a strategy for how to build, operate, staff and measure the efficiency, agility and reliability improvements delivered through cloud computing.

Across these sessions, VMware’s experts, along with leading customers, will help you examine organizational structures, core processes and financial models and measures with the goal of successfully leveraging cloud for the greatest impact to IT and to your business. Key sessions include:

ITT1186: Accelerate Transformation Assessment Overview
ITT1918: Is My Organization Ready to Reap the Benefits of the Cloud?
ITT2558: IT as a Service Makes the IT/Business Relationship Work in the Cloud Era
and more….


Please use Twitter Hashtag #vmworldITT for conversations on sessions in this track. Visit http://vmworld.com/community/twitter for a Twitter stream on IT Transformation sessions.

Look forward to seeing you there.

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Again this year, attendees must pre-register for sessions. Without pre-registration, you will not be guaranteed a seat in any breakout sessions.

 

If you are registered for VMworld US, view a full listing of sessions, organize your days, and log-in to your VMworld account to sign-up for the sessions you want to attend. Most sessions will be repeated at least once and we will be adding additional sessions based on popularity, so if it is full, check back.

 

If you are not yet registered, what are you waiting for? Register now and build your schedule to master the new cloud landscape.

 

During VMworld, you will be able to add a session to your schedule up to an hour prior to the start. Session rooms will open approximately 25 minutes to 3 minutes before the start of a session. Only attendees who have pre-registered for the breakout session will be allowed in the room. There will not be a stand-by line, so please make sure to register for the sessions you plan on attending.

 

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The new cloud computing landscape requires greater innovation, performance and confidence to push system and software delivery to the next level. Master this at VMworld, where you will gain the necessary tools and training across hundreds of unique breakout sessions and hands-on labs. This is the time to enter the new cloud era. Right Here. Right Now.

Learn about this year’s sessions and speakers in the US or Europe Content Catalog. Discover how the power of VMware will help you face the boldness of an industry that is constantly moving.

We are ready. The technology is here. And the partners are in place.

Register early for the best rates.
VMworld Europe Early Bird Deadline is July 20 (save €500)
VMworld US Advanced Deadline is July 27 (save $400)

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Be a part of VMworld 2012 — the place for technology and business professionals looking to increase business value and competitive edge, while decreasing time and money spent supporting underlying infrastructure.

 

Tell Your Story
Have you integrated VMware solutions and technologies in an innovative or unconventional way? Share your story at VMworld 2012 by submitting your session today.

 

Describe your experiences and best practices. Include practical advice, key success factors, data points, an in-depth explanation of the challenges you've solved, and lessons learned on topics related to IT infrastructure, cloud operations, applications and end-user computing.

 

Helpful Hints
• Describe your session well
–The title, abstract, outline, and top 3 session takeaways are key factors in determining whether your session is selected and can affect whether attendees visit the session.
Be original – Attendees are looking for the latest innovation in technology. Share your unique perspective or story.
• Educate attendees; don’t pitch them – Attendees do not like being sold on your company. Be neutral and focus on the educational value of your presentation.
• Present a timely topic of interest to attendees – Make sure your topic is relevant to the audience you're targeting. Review the content topics to see where your session would best fit.
• Quality over Quantity – Take time preparing and reviewing your proposal before submission. Submitting multiple session proposals will not increase your chances of having a session selected for VMworld 2012.

 

What You Get
If selected to present, you will receive a complimentary full conference pass.

 

How to Submit
Visit VMworld 2012 Call for Papers for details on topics, submission guidelines, and helpful hints. Contact VMworld2012SpeakerSupport@vmware-events.com for more information, or visit www.vmworld.com for the latest news on VMworld 2012.

 

Sincerely,

The VMworld Team

 

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New this year, attendees must pre-register for sessions. Without pre-registration, you will not be given access to any breakout sessions.

 

If you are registered for VMworld Europe, view a full listing of sessions, organize your days, and sign-up for the sessions you want to attend. Most sessions will be repeated at least once and we will be adding additional sessions based on popularity, so if it is full, check back.

 

If you are not yet registered, what are you waiting for? Register now and build out your schedule.

 

During VMworld, you will be able to add a session to your schedule up to 30 minutes prior to the start. Session rooms will open approximately 25 minutes before the start of a session and close 3 minutes to the start of the session. Only attendees who have pre-registered for the session will be allowed in the room. There will be NO stand-by line, so please make sure to register for the sessions you plan on attending.

 

Hands-on Labs will be available on-demand and can be taken at any time throughout the event. You can add Lab time to your personal schedule, but will need to visit the Labs at VMworld to sign-up.

 

Lab Hours:
Tuesday   09.00 – 14.30
Wednesday   10.30 – 18.00
Thursday   10.30 – 16.30

 

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New this year, attendees must pre-register for sessions. Without pre-registration, you will not be given access to any breakout sessions.

 

If you are registered for VMworld, view a full listing of sessions, organize your days, and sign-up for the sessions you want to attend. Most sessions will be repeated at least once and we will be adding additional sessions based on popularity, so if it is full, check back.

 

If you are not yet registered, what are you waiting for? Register now and build out your schedule.

 

During VMworld, you will be able to add a session to your schedule up to an hour prior to the start. Session rooms will open approximately 25 minutes before the start of a session and close at the start of the session. Only attendees who have pre-registered for the session will be allowed in the room. There will be NO stand-by line, so please make sure to register for the sessions you plan on attending.

 

Hands-on Labs will be available on-demand and can be taken at any time throughout the event. You can add Lab time to your personal schedule, but will need to visit the Labs at VMworld to sign-up.

 

Lab Hours:

Sunday   2:00pm – 8:00pm

Monday   8:00am - 3:00pm

Tuesday   10:00am – 10:00pm

Wednesday   8:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday   8:00am – 4:00pm

 

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Now that VMworld 2010 has concluded, it's time to digest and consume sessions that were offered.  If you attended VMworld 2010 in either San Francisco or Copenhagen, you have been granted full access.  If you were not an attendee, you will need a VMworld 2010 Subscription.  However, VMworld 2010 General Sessions + Super Sessions AND all content from previous VMworld conferences is free to all VMworld.com visitors.
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This year, there is no session pre-registration, so you can just show up at the sessions that work best for you.  More than 170 unique breakout sessions will be offered across 10 tracks.  Most sessions will be repeated at least once to provide opportunity to attend your top choices.  Here are some session highlights by track:

Desktop Virtualization
                 
IDSession
DV7167    Design Consideration for Migrating to Windows 7
DV7180ThinApp: What's New and Future Vision
DV7778Journey through a 3000 Seat VMware View (VDI) Deployment Ensuring Business Continuance During Snowmageddon 2010

Enterprise Applications
                              
IDSession
EA7849Design, Deploy and Optimize Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 on vSphere
EA8020SpringSource: Application Infrastructure for a Virtual World
EA8700Oracle on vSphere: Re-Platforming Tier 1 Oracle Databases from UNIX to vSphere at Indiana University

Hybrid and Public Cloud
                       
IDSession
PC8624Cloud 101: What's Real, What's Relevant for Enterprise IT, and What Role Does VMware Play
PC9920Compliance in the Cloud: Managing Risks and Addressing Concerns

VMware Partners only
                                            
IDSession
PA9442Accelerate Your Solutions Competency ROI with Solution Enablement Toolkits
PA9445Selling the VMware Private Cloud
PA9449Winning against Server Virtualization Competitors: Leading with VMware Strengths, Handling Objections and Setting Traps
PA9452Winning with Virtualization in Small- and Mid-Sized Accounts
PA9455The VMware Journey: Navigating, Path-finding and Articulating Value along the Way

Private Cloud - Business Continuity
                                 
IDSession
BC6701VMware Data Recovery – All You Need to Know!
BC7729Intelligent HA: Application Awareness with VMware HA
BC8274VMware Fault Tolerance - Best Practices, Usage Scenarios and Performance

Private Cloud – Management
                              
IDSession
MA7140vCloud Architecture Design Strategies and Design Patterns
MA7528VMware vCenter Server: Operational Best Practices in the Datacenter
MA8317Technical Deep Dive: vCenter Chargeback

Private Cloud Security
                          
IDSession
SE8098Private Cloud Security: Vendor Secrets and Hypervisor Competitive Differences
SE8378Compliance-Ready Virtual Infrastructure, Addressing PCI Security Standard for Virtualized Deployments
SE9600How to Attest Host Platform Security for Cloud Deployments:  A Technology Preview from VMware, Intel and RSA

Technology and Architecture
                                            
IDSession
TA7121Next-Generation VM Storage Solutions with vStorage API for Array Integration (VAAI)
TA7750Understanding Virtualization Memory Management Concepts
TA7805Tech Preview: Storage DRS
TA7994vStorage Update for vSphere 4.1
TA9420vSphere 4.1 Overview

Virtualization 101
                       
IDSession
V17737How and Why Denton County Used vSphere To Go Completely Virtual
V17982Intro to Virtualization
V18061VMware Certified Advanced Professional Certifications Are Here

For a complete list of sessions and labs, please view the VMworld 2010 Content Catalog.

And if you haven't yet registered for VMworld 2010 (San Francisco or Copenhagen), don't miss out...Register Today!
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Thank you to all session contributors and congratulations to all whose sessions were accepted.  We look forward to bringing together attendees from across multiple industries to VMworld 2010, the leading conference for virtualization and cloud computing.  This year's batch of breakout sessions and labs look to be the best collection yet of innovative, technical deep dive, best practices, and partner sessions to be presented at VMworld.

 

We encourage everyone to not only attend VMworld 2010, but also to reach out and network with your peers at the event and online on VMworld discussions, VMware Communities and across our social media channels.

 

Take a look through the public content catalog for the upcoming sessions and tracks:
(please check back for any updates between now and the event)

 

 

cheers!
VMworld Team

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