The conversations continue with VMware’s Security Ecosystem…Learn more about how VMware is collaborating with leading security vendors to extend our platform and deliver innovative integrated solutions that simplify and automate security and compliance.
IT is buzzing with the promise of a new architectural approach to the datacenter – the software-defined datacenter. The transformation is occurring now as IT leaders push their organizations to virtualize all infrastructure, leverage automation and deliver IT as a service. What does this journey mean to VMware’s security partners? How are their customers adjusting their security postures and approaches to compliance? What benefits are being delivered to customers now? What new integrated solutions are in the works?
Learn more about how VMware is collaborating with leading security vendors to extend our platform and deliver innovative integrated solutions that simplify and automate security and compliance.
vCloud Beta nominations are now open. Participants in the vCloud Suite Beta will work with Product Management and Engineering teams to help define the direction of the world’s most complete, trusted, and robust virtualization platform.
The vCloud Suite includes, among other products, vSphere and vCloud Director.
Private invitation-only Beta program
Highly confidential – Master Software Beta Test Agreement online acceptance is required prior to visiting the Beta Community
TAP Partners are eligible for Beta nominations
Beta code drops at scheduled intervals throughout program to include new feature functionality
vSphere 4.x or 5.x deployed
At least 2 server machines and one client machine
At least 3 servers:
on vSphere HCL
Storage/server (note that SSD is only necessary to test some features, not required for all):
at least 1 SSD + 1 HDD per server that contributes storage to VSAN;
by quantity: total # of HDD’s >= total # of SSD’s;
by capacity: SSD capacity is ~10% of total HDD capacity (best practice)
Storage Controller: RAID controller/HBA, if present, supporting JBOD or pass-thru mode
Network: 10G NIC (best practice) or 1G NIC
vCenter (Beta program version)
ESXi (Beta program version)
Four 10GB NICs
One switch with LACP supported (Cisco switch preferred)
Eddie Dinel, Director of Product Management will lead this Roadmap session – A software-defined datacenter is where all infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as a service, and the control of this datacenter is entirely automated by software. VMware is making the software-defined datacenter a reality, starting with solutions announced at VMworld 2012. This session builds on that momentum with a NDA Roadmap look at VMware’s plans for 2013, 2014 and beyond in the areas of vSphere, software-defined networking and security, software-defined storage and availability, interacting with the virtual datacenter as an IT provider and IT consumer, infrastructure management, and extensibility.
Robert Baesman, Director of Product Management, will lead this Roadmap – If you’re a VMware Technology partner who has any involvement whatsoever with End User Computing, this is THE must see session of the week. We all are excited by the challenges and opportunities of user-centric computing and the consumerization of IT. With this as a backdrop, we’ll dive into the NDA product road-maps for all three pillars of the VMware Horizon Suite, comprised of Horizon Mirage, Horizon View, and the new Horizon Workspace. These are the facts you’ll need to plan and align your own business to meet the needs of our mutual end-user-focused customers
Fausto Ibarra, Sr. Director of vCloud Application Services and Killian Murphy, Director of Product Management will lead this session. The session will cover two areas: The first, Cloud Applications, will cover VMware’s roadmap to support new types of applications on virtualized infrastructure. This will include a discussion of Cloud Foundry along with additional services supporting scale out and mobile applications. The second, Big Data, will address VMware’s roadmap for Big Data applications, including a discussion of Project Serengeti, how we are making vSphere the best platform for multi-tenant and elastic Hadoop, and our plans to support new workloads like Hadoop 2.0, HBase and Hadoop analytics.
Use what you already have! Automation and Integration are key needs when implementing a Software Defined Data Center. With VMware vCenter Orchestrator you (and your customers!) already have a reliable Workflow Engine installed in your (their) environment (it’s included in every vCenter installation).
This Boot Camp gives you the know-how needed to activate this powerful platform. You will learn the architecture of vCenter Orchestrator, how to develop custom workflows, and how you can use Orchestrator to integrate all your IT Infrastructure. In lots of hands-on labs you will develop workflows based on real-world examples and use-cases.You will experience the Power of vCenter Orchestrator when we integrate vCloud Director, vCenter, vCloud Automation Center and components of the vCloud Suite with external systems. Even if the Workflow Library and the many Plugins allow to develop workflows mostly in graphical drag-and-drop style, experience in scripting or software development (no matter what programming language) is helpful for this Boot Camp. At the end of this Boot Camp you will be able to provide additional value to your services directly by automating and integrating your customer’s Infrastructure – without the need to sell additional products&licenses upfront!
Joerg Lew – Senior Consultant, VMware, Inc. & Brian Watrous – Technical Trainer, VMware, Inc.
CI1282 @ PEX – Delivering PCI Compliance on vCloud Suite – Tue Feb 26, 1 PM – 5 PM PT
VMware and our Qualified Security Assessor partners have produced an Architecture Design Guide and Validated Reference Architecture for PCI. In this session we will look at an overview of this ongoing program to deliver evolving content for PCI and other compliance initiatives, such as healthcare and government. This content enables our partners to deliver services that facilitate our customers running applications subject to these compliance audits as part of their overall Business Critical Applications strategy.
Partners will learn details about what they can expect from VMware and Technology partners for turnkey approaches in the delivery of these solutions and also how to build service offerings that fill the gaps specific to customer environments and individual workloads.
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Technology Exchange track at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) 2013 has been organized by the TAP team – We have exciting and informative sessions lined up for you. Content catalog and the Schedule builder, both are live.
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TEX1159 – Validating Your Business Critical Applications – Learn to better understand VMware’s validation services for partners
VMware Partner Exchange is our annual global partner conference dedicated to VMware Partners. This event provides partner-only access to VMware’s Roadmap and industry vision, early previews of next-generation products and programs, as well as in-depth technical training that enables partners to accelerate business with VMware.
This four-day conference is designed to be an interactive and highly engaging forum for partners and sponsors to get hands-on training, share ideas, and develop business relationships. Through partner-focused education, expert speakers, and high-level networking, we aim to give our partners the keys to success in selling and deploying VMware solutions, products and services.
Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NV
Pre-Conference Boot Camps – Feb 23-25
Conference and Exhibition – Feb 25-28 Detailed Agenda
Early Bird Registration Expires Jan 8, 2012 – Register Now! Interested in Sponsoring at PEX? Get details in Partner Central
First off I would like to thank the multitude of partners that are supporting VMware during this event. It’s amazing to see the momentum continue from VMworld in San Francisco to Barcelona, where our international and global partners continue to drive the virtualization revolution worldwide. In San Francisco we announced vCloud Suite 5.1, which is the most comprehensive cloud infrastructure and management solution for the software-defined datacenter. vCloud Suite includes groundbreaking innovation designed for cloud networking called VXLAN. Our customers are asking for security, compliance, performance, scalability and unified management – all of which VXLAN and the vCloud Suite from VMware deliver.
Software-defined networking (SDN) has always been an integral part of our virtualization journey, and vCloud Suite 5.1 does not disappoint. At its core is VXLAN, an architecture aimed at building automated scalable networks designed for the cloud. VXLAN provides the ability to build multi-tenant cloud networks to support the requirements of today’s business-critical application. The key to VXLAN’s success is its ability to integrate with the underlying physical network, eliminating the barriers imposed by traditional networking technology.
Physical layer integration ensures that the commitment around performance and scalability are satisfied. That’s why we are collaborating with Juniper Networks to build VXLAN solutions. Together we are addressing the requirements of software-defined networking and scalability for cloud providers and enterprise IT datacenter markets. Juniper and VMware have partnered to deliver integrated solutions to our customers for years and this is another example of that strong relationship. Through this collaboration, customers will benefit from the flexibility and performance that only the integration of physical and virtual networks can provide. See Juniper’s blog.
I hope you enjoy VMworld Europe as much as I do. I would strongly encourage you to learn more about our latest networking innovations by attending breakout sessions and viewing technology demonstrations at the VMware booth.
Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware