VMworld 2012 is coming to Barcelona, Spain this October 9-11. Not only is this an exceptional networking experience and real-world training for anyone in the IT industry, but this year's Europe event will offer new announcements and highlights for all audiences.
VMworld 2012 was packed with great video content. As many of you are writing blogs and doing summary reports, I'd like to highlight some of this content available now. Please spend time on VMworld TV, where we have most of this content hosted for your one-stop destination.
General Sessions / Keynotes
Day 1 (Monday): Paul Maritz and Pat Gelsinger shared how VMware is helping customers and partners thrive in the Cloud era. Steve Herrod discussed and demonstrated technology at the heart of the software defined datacenter.
Day 2 (Tuesday): Steve Herrod and VMware partners took the stage to demonstrate state of the art technology that is transforming IT and enabling the mobile workforce.
CEO Roundtable: Panel of executives discussing the future of technology at work.
VMware NOW and the new VMware vCloud Suite
Visit VMware NOW, our new year-round site for VMware product announcements, currently featuring the new VMware vCloud Suite announced Monday, Aug 27th at VMworld. Watch dozens of overview videos highlighting vCloud Suite, including new features of vSphere 5.1 and vCloud Director 5.1.
VMworld San Francisco Highlights from the VMworld TV Crew
Watch the up-close series of videos from the VMworld TV crew as they shared conference highlights, interviews and demos from Moscone Center in San Francisco. If you didn't get to attend the conference, these videos offer a bit of the VMworld experience -- or if you did attend, these videos should help summarize the epic week we all shared.
Watch the in-depth series of VMworld interviews presented by theCUBE (via SiliconAngle and Wikibon). These interviews include key executives, thought-leaders, technologists, community experts and industry panels.
Whether unable to attend VMworld, or unable to spend time in the Hang Space during the conference, the Tech Talks were one of the best offerings to get up close and in-depth with technical experts in the community. Watch this series of quick sessions that were recorded on LiveStream.
We have collected and aggregated over a hundred videos from attendees, community members and partners during VMworld so far. Take some time to browse through these videos that share the experiences, interviews, testimonials and demos from the conference.
There is much more content to discover on VMworld TV, including archives from past conferences. So be sure to spend some time on our YouTube channel. And get set for more videos coming soon from VMworld 2012 Barcelona!
Join your fellow VMworld attendees in a special bike ride and fun run on Wednesday, August 29 at Crissy Field (just steps from the world famous Golden Gate Bridge). You will enjoy a nice 5k run/walk taking in the sights of the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz and historic Fort Point.
You will start the day meeting everyone at 5:00am, yes that is really early, in front of Moscone West and be shuttled to the starting point. From there the groups will head out and be returned to Moscone West by 8:00am, with time to shower and prepare for VMworld.
This is a great opportunity for you to meet some colleagues and network while getting the education and all that VMworld has to offer.
There is a cost associated with the Fun Run to cover basic costs, but a portion of the fee will be donated to Save the Bay; an organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and enrichment of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento/San Joaquin Estuary.
Visit the sign-up page for more information and we look forward to seeing you on the roads.
Make sure you have VMworld with you while at the conference with the official VMworld 2012 mobile application. It is a show program, breakout session schedule builder and Solutions Exchange guide for attendees of the VMworld conference. The application is compatible with all smartphones. With the mobile application, you can:
- View sessions by day and track - Schedule Breakout Sessions - View Hands-on Labs - Participate in polling at CEO Roundtable and Tuesday’s General Session - Browse exhibitor listings by name - Find your way around the expo - Create a personal agenda containing the Breakout Sessions you pre-registered for - Complete session surveys - Follow the event’s Twitter stream - Receive the latest conference news
VMworld San Francisco 2012 is just days away. And, along with the countless sessions, networking opportunities and labs, we are offering VMware Certification exams on-site this year. Delivering exams on-site is no small task, but with the release of VCP-IaaS and the always-expanding demand in the market for VMware certified professionals, we knew it was important to make it easy for you to either upgrade your current certification or achieve your first.
The VMware Exam Center, Marriott Marquis 4th floor Pacific B, will be open all day, every day for the four-day conference. All of the exams will be available on-site. Even better, exam fees are 50% off.
No time to sit your exam?
If you aren’t able to take an exam on-site, we are extending the 50% discount to anyone that registers at the Self-registration Kiosk at the Certification Lounge, Marriott Marquis 4th floor Pacific C, during the event. In order to take advantage of the savings, you have register at the event and sit your exam before November 30, 2012.
Don’t miss your chance to save €350 and attend VMworld to get the tools and training you need to master the new cloud landscape, with the speed, security and control you’ve come to expect.We are ready. The technology is here. And the partners are in place.
- Learn about this year’s 200+ expert led breakout sessions and hands-on labs with Content Catalog - Network with knowledge experts for information sharing - Hear from VMware leaders in General Sessions - Engage with over 125 technology partners showcasing the latest innovations - Collaborate and share best practices with the VMware community
Discover how VMware will help you face the boldness of an industry that is constantly moving. Right Here. Right Now.Register by September 7 to save €350. Don’t miss out and we look forward to seeing you there.
In conjunction with VMware, TechTarget Inc. will be hosting the third annual Best of VMworld Europe Awards. Building on the success of last two years, these awards will once again recognise the most innovative and distinguished uses of VMware virtualisation and its ecosystem of products.
Given European customers’ sophistication with virtualisation technologies and deployments, these awards will identify truly leading-edge examples of virtualisation use cases.
The selection process is conducted by a team of expert judges in 5 core categories which include: · Best virtualisation and server consolidation project · Best virtualisation for disaster recovery project ·Best remote-office/home-office deployment project · Best private cloud project ·Best desktop virtualisation project ·Also, one Best of show winner will be chosen based on the winning entries for the categories above.
Please do not enter yourself into this category as the Best of Show winner is picked by the judges from the existing entries. Award winners will be announced live during the VMworld 2012 Europe show, on 9-11 October in Barcelona, and their case studies will be featured on SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.UK, a site devoted to data centres and virtualisation.
The deadline for submission is Friday, 7 September, so we strongly encourage you to submit your entry today while you have this email open.
(*Please make sure the form is filled out completely and the contact details are accurate or else it will not be considered a valid entry. Also, you must be present at the show to win.)
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.
Don’t miss out on General Sessions to hear from VMware leadership, key technology partners and 3 technology visionaries.
Monday, August 27 8:30am – 10:00am Join Paul Maritz as he shares how VMware is helping customers and partners thrive in the Cloud era. And Steve Herrod will discuss and demo technology at the heart of the software defined datacenter. If you can’t make it to VMworld, make sure you sign-up to watch it live on VMware NOW, the new on-demand platform providing access to the big announcement, new product demos and more.
Tuesday, August 28 8:30am – 10:00am Steve Herrod and VMware partners take the stage on Tuesday as they demonstrate state of the art technology that is transforming IT and enabling the mobile workforce. There will be polling as part of the partner demonstrations, which can be found on the official VMworld mobile application (available shortly). Make sure you download the application for General Session polling, the latest breakout session schedule and a list of exhibitors. The live stream for the Tuesday General Session begins August 28 at 8:30am PT. View the live stream or replay (available August 28, after 4:00pm PT).
Thursday, August 30 9:00am – 10:00am This session, titled “Genius Machines”, will feature three extraordinary researchers— Kevin Slavin, Co-Founder, Area/Code; Dr. Dennis Hong, Director, RoMeLa (Robotics and Mechanisms Lab), Virginia Tech University; and Chris Urmson, Lead, Self-Driving Car Project, Google—who are working at the frontier of machine technology. Learn about a world of algorithmic mega-complexity and post-space-age precision of soccer-playing robots, driverless vehicles and code no human can understand.
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.
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.
Key sessions include: EUC1305Next Generation VDI: New Deployment Options for the Entire Enterprise EUC1351Directions in End-User Computing: The Post-PC Era EUC1460An Insider's Guide to Desktop Virtualization: A Virtual Reality Check and more….
VMworld 2012 is just a few weeks away and the opportunities for education, collaboration and networking are better than ever for VMware Partners. Here’s a preview of what we have planned for you at this year’s event:
Partner Track – Attend one or more of the 20 unique sales or technical presentations to hear our experts discuss how to accelerate VMware technology adoption, increase loyalty and improve selling strategies.
Certification Exams – Get 50% off the cost of many VMware certification exams, including advanced certifications, exclusively onsite during VMworld 2012. Be sure to register in advance for each exam.
Cloud and VirtualizationEducation – Don’t miss our recommended business, technical and advanced technical general sessions and labs. We’ve outlined them by partner type in the Partner Guide.
Partner Lounge – Want to hear about new partner initiatives, book a meeting room, network with peers, or just recharge your batteries? This lounge is just for VMware Partners, so take advantage of it at Moscone West, 3rd Floor Atrium Lobby.
Video Blogging Room – When you head to the Partner Lounge, be sure to book an appointment to record a video for the VMware YouTube channel. One winner’s video will be featured in a future VMware blog entry.
Booth Partner Pods – Stop by the VMware booth to learn more about strengthening our sales and marketing partnership with you. We’ve got new ideas and we’re sure you do, too!
New Hands-on Labs – Explore how virtualization and cloud computing can make a powerful impact on your organization by choosing from Hands-on Labs covering topics like PaaS, DBaaS and vSphere.As you can see, there will be lots to do during our week together. If you haven’t yet registered, there’s still time. We look forward to seeing you at VMworld 2012.
The VMworldInfrastructure 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.
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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