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VMworld 2012 San Francisco
 

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Over 350 Unique Breakout Sessions and Hands-on Labs

Here is a sampling of sessions and lab topics taking place at VMworld. Visit the Content Catalog for a full listing.

 

 

 

Business Continuity

VMware virtualization products and solutions include many capabilities for improving application service levels and overall availability of virtual infrastructure. The Business Continuity track covers solutions including system availability, disaster recovery, and data protection. System Availability sessions cover fault tolerance, high availability, application-aware HA, and stretched clustering. Disaster Recovery sessions cover replication, VMware® vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager™ and disaster recovery to the cloud. Data Protection sessions cover backup and recovery using a diverse selection of approaches and technology.
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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. The End-User Computing track focuses on use cases, technology deep dives, real-world examples, and best practices for IT to securely manage and deliver access to data, desktops, and applications across devices. Products covered in these sessions include VMware Horizon™ Suite, VMware® Horizon View™, Horizon Workspace, VMware® Horizon Mirage™, VMware Zimbra®, Socialcast®, VMware Fusion®, and VMware® Workstation™.
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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. The Networking track covers virtual and cloud networking, including network virtualization, logical network services, network management, and extensibility. Sessions explore in depth the concepts and technology embodied in the new VMware NSX platform, including VMware’s vision for the future of network and security virtualization. Sessions also provide prescriptive guidance for customers who wish to initiate and extend their deployment of VMware networking and security products in areas such as design, best practices, implementation, and troubleshooting, utilizing a 1xx-3xx level-style curriculum.
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Operations Transformation

Software-defined architectures and cloud-era use cases drive significant value for IT and the business. Many IT organizations are also developing the people, process, organization, governance, and business side of IT to realize the full efficiency of the tools and technology. This track focuses on customer examples to help IT decision makers and practitioners learn what operations approaches do and don’t work from those with first-hand experience, who will provide practical ideas that will help ensure successful operations agility and productivity at any IT organization.
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Public and 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. This track focuses on public and hybrid cloud offerings from VMware, including the business and technical benefits of the new vCloud Hybrid Service™, which provides organizations with the ultimate flexibility and control to extend the cloud beyond the data center, deploying existing and new applications—onsite, offsite, or through whatever combination works best for their business needs. This track exclusively offers a vCloud Hybrid Service series of sessions for VMware vSphere® Admins, comprised of a series of one-hour sessions that deliver the tools and technical knowledge necessary to adopt and manage vCloud Hybrid Service.
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Security and Compliance

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. These new capabilities will transform the way customers architect, deploy, and operationalize networks and security in data center and cloud environments. This track includes two prescriptive sub-tracks: Compliance and Firewall, mapped out in progressive sessions designed to enable progressive learning, from customer success stories and reference architectures including strategic partners to technical implementations and deep dives.
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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. The Storage track focuses on products and solutions for optimizing the storage infrastructure in virtualized environments. Topics include vSphere storage functionality and best practices, exciting new solutions both from VMware and VMware's storage partner ecosystem, and as key storage industry trends that relate to virtualization.
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Virtualization and Cloud Management

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) helps accelerate the delivery of IT services by exploiting storage, networking and security capabilities through virtualization. Utilizing these unique capabilities, VMware vCloud solutions can significantly increase the speed of provisioning infrastructure and applications. This track helps admins simplify and automate their virtual and cloud infrastructure. Products covered in these sessions include VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite™, VMware vCloud® Automation Center™ (acquired from DynamicOps), vCenter Orchestrator™, VMware vFabric® Application Director, and VMware IT Business Management Suite. You will also learn how to better manage the software-defined data center, including cloud operations management, cloud service provisioning, and IT business management.
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Virtualizing Applications

VMware is delivering breakthrough performance and reliability for customers virtualizing their business critical applications. Customers can reap tremendous benefits by virtualizing Oracle, SAP, SQL, Exchange, and other applications that are most important to their businesses. Key topics include the pivotal role Tier 1 apps play in achieving the software-defined data center; how to effectively monitor and manage Tier 1 apps in virtual environments; and why VMware’s platform is best suited to meeting the big data challenge.
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vSphere and vCloud Suite

vSphere, the industry’s leading virtualization platform, is the foundation for cloud computing and the software-defined data center architecture. This track provides customers with the latest information and best practices related to the vSphere platform, including performance and scale, new applications and architectures, and best practices for successful installation of new components such as SSO, plus tie-in with vCloud Suite and the new vSphere with Operations Management product line. Customer and partner case studies in this track demonstrate how vSphere is used in real-world environments.
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Partner Track

VMware’s robust ecosystem of more than 55,000 partners drives application interoperability and customer choice. This track, designed especially for VMware Partners with customized content, helps partners grow their business, build expertise, and accelerate sales of VMware solutions. Sessions focus on enabling partners to effectively identify requirements across their customer’s journey to IT as a Service (ITaaS), and to successfully sell and deploy VMware solutions. VMware experts deliver best practices to help partners acquire new customers, expand business by cross-selling VMware solutions and services, and walk away with proven go-to-market selling strategies.
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Technology Exchange for Alliance Partners

The VMware Technology Alliance Partner Program supports all developers building and delivering solutions on VMware platforms. This track provides valuable information on the APIs, tools, and resources available to develop and deliver on VMware platforms in public or private clouds and in hybrid environments. Sessions provide best practices for application development and delivery on VMware products delivered in the enterprise as well as updated APIs and tools to build and integrate with VMware products. T he track educates partners about VMware offerings via VMware product roadmaps for the software-defined data center, hybrid cloud and mobility. The program offers multiple benefits for Technology Alliance Partners.
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SDDC Architecture

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. This new architecture extends the proven model of virtualization to every resource of the datacenter and holds the promise of delivering unprecedented efficiency and agility for IT.

 

This year at VMworld, enterprise architects can gain deep insight into the impact of these changes. We've gathered customers and partners with the deep technical expertise you'll need to leverage this new architecture. Through a customized program, examine how to plan for the impact of a new software defined storage architecture, virtualized networking and automated management that spans a complete hybrid cloud environment.

SDDC Overview

Sessions

  • VSVC5676 - Introduction to the vCloud Suite and the Software-defined Data Center
  • VSVC7371 - Architecting the Software-Defined Data Center

Business Continuity

Group Discussions

  • BCO1002-GD - Data Protection and Backup with Jeff Hunter
  • BCO1003-GD - Disaster Recovery and Replication with Ken Werneburg

Sessions

  • BCO4872 - Operating and Architecting a vSphere Metro Storage Cluster based infrastructure
  • BCO4905 - Disaster Recovery Solution with Oracle Data Guard and Site Recovery Manager
  • BCO5160 - Implementing a Holistic BC/DR Strategy with VMware - Part One
  • BCO5162 - Implementing a Holistic BC/DR Strategy with VMware - Part Two
  • BCO5733 - vCenter Site Recovery Manager – Solution Overview and Lessons from a Fortune 500 Health Care Company Implementation

Networking

Group Discussions

  • NET1001-GD - vCloud Networking and Security & NSX for VMware Environments with Ray Budavari

Sessions

  • NET5525 - Real-world Deployment Scenarios for VMware NSX
  • NET5529 - VMware NSX: A Customer’s Perspective
  • NET5716 - Advanced NSX Architecture
  • NET5184 - Designing your Next Generation Datacenter for Network Virtualization
  • NET5516 - A Class on Network Virtualization with VMware NSX – OpenCloud
  • NET5521 - Virtual switches in your SDDC
  • NET5520 - Case Study: How does NSX work with OpenStack
  • NET5522 - The #1 strategy for building data center networks with rich services, security and compliance
  • NET5184 - Designing Your Next Generation Datacenter for Network Virtualization
  • NET7388-S - Network Virtualization: Moving Beyond the Obvious

Storage

Sessions

  • STO4798 - Software-Defined Storage: The VCDX Way
  • STO5420 - Software-Defined Storage: The Art Of The Possible

vSphere and vCloud Suite

Group Discussions

  • VSVC1005-GD - PowerCLI and Automation with Alan Renouf
  • VSVC1006-GD - vCloud Suite and SDDC with Tom Stephens

Sessions

  • VSVC4509 - SDDC is Here and Now: A Success Story
  • VSVC4948 - Moving Enterprise Application Dev/Test to VMware’s internal Private Cloud – Architecture, Implementation and Integration