It’s time to take your first look at the VMworld agenda. The Content Catalog is now live, giving you a comprehensive list of breakout sessions, labs, and group discussions. Registered attendees and prospective attendees alike use the catalog to see what topics will be on the agenda, who is speaking, and to start noting their sessions of interest.
You can search by fields such as track, session title, speaker names, or location (US or Europe), or you can filter with a variety of tags or key words. Need guidance in searching and using the Content Catalog? Check out our User’s Guide for step by step instructions.
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Time is running out to attend VMworld 2014 US in San Francisco on August 24-28, 2014 at a discounted rate. Register now and save $300 with Early Bird pricing. You can’t afford to miss this VMworld—showcasing the latest products and offering the practical sessions to improve your working knowledge base to help you and your business succeed.
• Access to over 350 technical and content-rich sessions and labs covering the latest in virtualization innovations in the data center for storage, networking, security, management, workforce mobility and hybrid cloud services.
• Opportunities to connect and network with other IT professionals, VMware and subject matter experts to share information about challenges and opportunities with like-minded professionals.
• The ability to review the latest competitive solutions side-by-side with sponsors and exhibitors in the VMworld Solutions Exchange and discuss your specific questions with technology partners who can provide advice and information.
It’s Time--VMworld 2014 US Registration is Now Open This is the year to be at VMworld. Join us in San Francisco, August 24 -28, and connect with the people and partners who are transforming IT. The wait is over—VMworld 2014 US registration is now open. From the data center to the device, VMworld 2014 will deliver the essential tools and training to provide real business value back to your organization.
Register now and save $300 by taking advantage of our Early Bird pricing. You will have access to over 350 technical and content-rich sessions and labs covering the latest in virtualization innovations in the data center for storage, networking, security, management, workforce mobility and hybrid cloud services.
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Here’s your opportunity to help influence the content at VMworld 2014. Public Session Voting opened this morning, and you can vote for your favorite session proposals. Session Voting is open May 5 – May 18 at 11:59 pm PDT. Voting is open to anyone-- you will be required to login to your vmworld.com account to participate. If you do not have a vmworld.com account, you can set one up for free.
If you already know of a specific session or track you want to vote for, once you login to the voting site you can select a Track, Sub-track, or do a Keyword Search (Session ID, title, speaker, etc.) to find specific session(s). To cast your vote, click on the “Thumbs Up” symbol next to the Session ID. You will receive confirmation that your vote has been counted. To remove a vote, you will need to click on the “Thumbs Up” symbol again and this will remove the vote.
Your vote, and the votes of others who participate in public Session Voting, will be reviewed by our VMware Content Team and will influence the final session selection.
Don’t let the deadline slip by you. The VMworld Call for Papers submission window closes on May 2, 2014, so it’s time to put the final touches on your abstract and mark your submissions complete. Late submissions will not be eligible, so don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this year’s conference, and to make an impact by leading a session at VMworld 2014.
You still have time to get your submission complete and into the system for consideration.
Below is a guide of the steps for you to follow to complete a winning abstract for this year’s VMworld Call for Papers.
Visit the VMworld website for all of the basic information about the submission process.
Read over the submission guidelines carefully. These guidelines will help you expertly craft your titles and abstracts, and avoid common reasons for rejection.
Review the suggested content areas for submission on the VMworld website. These areas will give you guidance for important topic areas for your abstracts.
As noted in the submission guidelines, have someone else carefully proofread your title and abstract before submission.
Finally, submit your title and abstract via the VMworld 2014 Call for Papers submission link.
Notification letters will go out by early June. Good luck to everyone submitting this year!
It’s official. It’s open. It’s time to finish those rough drafts for submission and get your abstract in the running for VMworld 2014. First, head on over to the VMworld website for all the important information about submitting an abstract.
We want to help you submit winning proposals. So take the time to review our Abstract Submission Guidelines. These helpful recommendations will guide you in preparing your titles and session descriptions and will assist you in avoiding the common pitfalls that lead to abstract rejections.
To get really inspired, check out the sessions that were accepted for the VMworld 2013 agenda. (Please note you will need a VMworld login to access this content).
Below is a listing of just a few of the topic areas* to consider for your content submissions:
Software-Defined Data Center
Public and Hybrid Cloud
Hybrid Cloud Network
vCloud Hybrid Service
Networking and Security
Storage and Business Continuity
Desktop and Desktop-as-a-Service
Social and Collaboration
Partner Track (VMware employee submissions only)
Technology Exchange for Alliance Partners
*In addition to the above topics to choose from, you will also find tags in the Call for Papers to further help you categorize your session proposal. These tags include Technical Level, Products/Topics, Market Segment, and Attendee Role.
We strongly encourage you to utilize these tags thoughtfully to better your chances of being accepted onto the agenda. The more we know about your session the better. Unless otherwise noted, we will assume your session is appropriate for the general audience. Please DO NOT check every tag, as it will not increase your chances of acceptance.
Finally, as you complete your abstract and are ready to submit, use the link below. Good luck and we look forward to reading your submissions.
We are already in preparation mode for VMworld 2014 and before you know it, we’ll all be gathering in San Francisco. What better way to make an impact at VMworld 2014 than by leading a session at this year’s conference. Do you have something new to offer in Software-Defined Data Center, End-User Computing, Hybrid Cloud or another area? Then, start putting your ideas together, and get ready to submit for the 2014 VMworld Call for Papers, opening on April 4th.
In the meantime, we would like to help you prepare to submit winning proposals. For inspiration, view previous sessions in full from the 2013 conference by clicking on the track areas below. You will need a subscription to use this feature. If you don’t have one, you will be prompted to sign up for an account once you click to view a session.
The official Call for Papers submission process will open on April 4th, and you will receive an email communication including links, directions for submission, contacts for questions, and additional information regarding the conference. As always, check the VMworld website for updates and information. Good luck in preparing, and we look forward to seeing your submissions this year!
VMware Cloud Management Solutions: Announced today, new capabilities and enhancements across the portfolio of cloud management solutions will simplify and automate management of IT services for multiple clouds and platforms. New product releases include VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0, VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.8, VMware IT Business Management Suite, and VMware vCenter Log Insight 1.5.
VMware vCloud Hybrid Service: VMware is expanding the vCloud Hybrid Service to Europe and will roll out vCloud Hybrid Service in the United Kingdom with a new data center location in Slough. VMware vCloud Hybrid Service is expanding in the US and this new data center addresses UK and European data locality, privacy, security and sovereignty. Also announced was the availability of the new vCloud Hybrid Service Online Marketplace, providing a platform where customers can discover, download, test-drive and buy solutions for vCloud Hybrid Service with access to 3,800 pre-qualified applications and rich online resources. End-User Computing: VMware today announced the acquisition of Desktone, a pioneer and industry leader in the desktop-as-a-service space. End-user computing executive vice president and general manager Sanjay Poonen provides complete details in his blog post on the acquisition of Desktone. Additionally VMware is introducing new product offerings and capabilities across its end-user computing product portfolio to broaden IT support for the mobile workforce. New product releases include version updates to View and Mirage (Horizon View 5.3, Horizon Mirage, 4.3), ThinApp (version 5.0), new VMware Ready smartphones from Sony, the availability of the vSAN for Horizon View public beta and a new crowd sourcing feature in Socialcast. VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced: VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced delivers industry-leading storage-efficiency for backups, unique capabilities to accelerate recovery and unparalleled integration with VMware vSphere. Announced today, VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.5 Advanced will feature new capabilities including network-efficient backup data replication, integration with EMC Data Domain, a new Microsoft SharePoint agent, and automated backup verification.
Are you ready to PARTY! This is going to be a party you don't want to miss. We even have a 'Super Secret Celebrity Guest'..and it's going to be Dynamite! You're going to have to find out for yourself though. Join us tonight at 19:00-22:00 in Hall 6.0.
With all the sessions going on at any one time at VMworld Barcelona, how do you decide how to make the most of your most precious asset—your time? Read on for guidance on how to make the most out of your time. If you need help proactively managing virtualization or cloud performance, consider: Uncovering the Hidden Truth in Log Data With vCenter Log Insight.
Tuesday, 11:00-12:00 VCM7369-S Deep Dive into vSphere Log Management with vCenter Log Insight.
Tuesday, 12:30-1:30 VCM4445 Tips & Tricks with Log Insight (cool, new product for root cause analysis).
Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 VCM4528 How to Manage vSphere and Hybrid Cloud with vCenter Operations Management.
Wednesday, 2:00-3:00 VCM5811 How to Customize Your vCenter Operations Management Deployment for Your Business Needs.
Wednesday, 3:30-4:30 VCM5100 vCenter Operations and the Quest for the Missing Metrics.
Wednesday, 3:30-4:30 VCM5008 Practical Real World Reporting with vCenter Operations.
Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 VCM5009 What’s New and What's Next in vCenter Operations: A Tech Preview.
Thursday, 1:30-2:30 VCM5781 If you want to automate provisioning and provide your users with fast, on-demand access to applications, consider: Reigning in VM Sprawl - Automating the Reclamation of Unused Resources.
Tuesday, 11:00-12:00 VCM5048 Automating the Software Defined Data Center: How Do I Get Started?
Tuesday, 2:00-3:00 VCM5048 Getting Started with vCenter Orchestrator.
Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 VCM4875 From Virtualization to Cloud: How Automation Drives Agility.
Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 VCM5269 VMware & Puppet: How to Plan, Deploy & Manage Modern Apps (because you need to know how VMware & Puppet work together).
Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:30 VCM5271 The Transformative Power and Business Case for Cloud Automation.
Wednesday, 3:30 – 4:30 OPT5474 vCenter Orchestrator - Say Hi to Razor and Software Defined Storage.
Wednesday, 3:30 – 4:30 VCM5472 Provisioning and Managing a Heterogeneous Cloud with vCAC.
Wednesday, 2:00-3:00 and Thursday, 10:30-11:30 VCM5148 Best Practices for Application Lifecycle Management with vCloud Automation Center.
Thursday, 9:00-10:00 VCM5154 Cloud Service Automation with NSX and vCloud Automation Center.
Thursday, 10:30-11:30 VCM5477 If you want to learn how to get complete financial transparency around the cost of IT Services, consider: Business Management for Cloud.
Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 VCM4885 Leveraging IT Financial Transparency to Drive Transformation.
Wednesday, 3:30-4:30 OPT4732 For a full list of Cloud Management sessions (vCAC, vC Ops, Log Insight, ITBM) check out: Virtualization and Cloud Management Pre-register using the schedule builder as several of the sessions are nearly at capacity. You can also comment on your favorite picks and speakers. Also, be sure to read this latest Cloud Management blog with infographic: Reigning in the Cloud!
Immediately following the "Hawl Crawl" in the Solutions Exchange on Wednesday, is the VMworld Attendee Appreciation Party. The theme this year -- SUPER CLUB
This will be the ultimate in dance, sports, art, chill out and spectacular live performances... All under one roof. Indulge in the exotic oxygen bar, get creative with a digital graffiti wall, kick back in our eccentric member’s cocktail club or grab your friends and hit the roller disco. Plus a DJ set by Space Ibiza resident Mr. Doris, live show by female dance sensation High on Heels, AND an epic must see performance by our headline act! WHEN: Wednesday 16 October TIME: 19:00 – 22:00 WHERE: Hall 6, Fira Gran Via, Barcelona
Transportation Information A shuttle service is offered to attendees from the airport to VMworld 2013 and from the Europa Fira Metro station to VMworld 2013. Look out for the VMworld 2013 sign on arrival. There is no shuttle service offered from hotels.
Airport Shuttle Hours: Monday 10:00–20:00 Thursday 12:00–18:00 Shuttle drop off/pick up: Fira Gran Via North Entrance, Hall 8.0. Metro Passes We have metro passes available at the Information area which is across from Registration. They are good for 10 uses.
Address of the Fira Barcelona Fira Barcelona Carrer Foc Barcelona 08038 *** please use North Entrance Apps and Quicklinks:
VMware experts have created paths from our content offerings to help guide you. For each of the following select areas, we have identified sessions addressing both “getting started” and “advanced” curriculums in key areas of virtualization.
Recommendations include select, high-value sessions aligned with additional areas of our event program (labs, demos and group discussions). This further compliments your educational experience and provides you a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. Create a schedule that supports your business needs.
Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) - The software-defined data center is a cloud architecture that extends the familiar virtualization principles of abstraction, pooling and automation to all data center resources, and governs them with policy-driven automation and management. Software-Defined Data Center technology from VMware helps you achieve groundbreaking business agility—reducing application provisioning time from months to minutes.
Hybrid Cloud - VMware cloud services enable organizations to run any workload, anywhere—onsite and offsite—and move workloads between private and public clouds as needed to meet business and user demands.
Storage - Virtualized environments require dynamic storage allocation. Software-defined storage meets the challenge by abstracting storage resources to enable pooling, replication, and on-demand distribution.
End User Computing - The scope of end-user computing is expanding, as the workforce increasingly adopts devices and platforms that provide mobility and productivity anywhere. For IT, the result is an increasingly complex and dynamic environment that’s hard to administer with rigid PC-centric tools and processes.
Management - VMware Cloud Management solutions help you better provision, manage, and demonstrate the value of the software-defined data center with policy-driven automation and management.Below are suggested sessions aligned with hands on labs, discussion groups and product demos to take you further on your journey.
Networking - To realize the full potential of the software-defined data center, IT must move networking and security into the twenty-first century with a software abstraction layer—network virtualization.
Architects - A new architecture is emerging for the datacenter, an architecture where compute, storage and networking resources are defined by software, freed from their hardware boundaries and intelligently automated and managed by software. VMware calls this the Software-Defined Data Center
Security - The VMware NSX platform for network and security virtualization is at the heart of the software-defined data center. The NSX platform will help customers accelerate operations, improve enterprise agility, and change the economics of networking and security in the cloud era.
VMworld 2013 Europe is gearing up for another exciting week of amazing networking, education, announcements and experiences. Social Media has become the best source of sharing this among attendees and the rest of the world watching via social networks.
For an overview of the Social Media and Community channels, offerings and activity available for the conference in Barcelona, visit the following page on vmworld.com:
To create a personal blog on VMworld.com, sign into your account, click on "Manage Account" in the top right corner of any page, click on the "Blog Posts" tab and then click on "Create a Personal Blog" or "Write a Blog Post" from within your account profile.
Note: All blogs will be monitored and reviewed for content. Any blogs not related to virtualization or considered to be spam or offensive will be removed.