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Get Hands-On with vCloud Air at VMworld for Your Chance to Win

What’s a VMworld without bringing home some sweet, sweet swag? Take vCloud Air products for a test drive in a Hands-on Lab and you could leave with a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 Wireless Headphones.Picture1

Eager to get started? Here’s how the contest works:

Attendees receive points for eligible Hands-on Labs taken at VMworld. You need at least 500 points by August 31st in order to be entered in a raffle to win a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2 Wireless Headphones. Each of the vCloud Air Hands-on Labs at VMworld are worth approximately 200 points. That means if you take at least three, you’re well on your way to winning big.

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vCloud Air Network at VMworld – What to Know Before You Go!

Miss our last VMworld blog highlighting the vCloud Air Network activity at VMworld? Not a problem – you can find that here.

We’re just days away from VMworld and VMware Partner Exchange, and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store. There’s plenty of information flying around, but when it comes to the vCloud Air Network at VMworld, here’s what to know before you go:

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vCloud Air at VMworld 2016: Presenter Profiles: Neal Elinski, VMware Solution Strategist

VMworld 2016 is right around the corner, and this year’s list of IT thought leaders heading to Vegas to talk cloud is longer than the taxi line at McCarran Airport.

From industry trends, to cutting edge technologies, to tips you can take home and use, VMworld 2016 has something for every IT professional.

As part of our Presenter Profile series, we’re shining the spotlight on VMware Solution Strategist Neal Elinski, who will be leading not one, not two but three cloud-focused sessions this year. And when he’s not leading sessions, he’ll be in the vCloud Air section of the VMware booth and answering questions from the ‘Ask An Expert’ table during TAM Customer Day on Sunday. Clearly Neal is one busy man, but he made time to speak with us about his sessions, and also offer up his take on key IT trends and what not to miss at VMWorld.

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vCloud Air at VMworld 2016: Presenter Profiles: Shandria Pinckard, Sr Manager, vCA Security, Risk and Compliance, VMware

VMworld 2016 is right around the corner, and this year’s list of IT thought leaders heading to Vegas to talk cloud is more jaw-dropping than a David Copperfield magic show.

From industry trends, to cutting edge technologies, and tips you can take home and use, VMworld 2016 has something for every IT professional.

We’re continuing our Presenter Profile series with Shandria Pinckard, Senior Manager of vCloud Air Security, Risk and Compliance.

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vCloud Air at VMworld 2016: Presenter Profiles: Sandeep Poonen, Cloud Security Services, VMware

VMworld 2016 is right around the corner, and this year’s list of IT thought leaders heading to Vegas to talk cloud has more likes on it than a top-rated Instagram post.

From industry trends, to cutting edge technologies, to tips you can take home and use, VMworld 2016 has something for every IT professional.

And speaking of professionals, we recently had the privilege of chatting with Sandeep Poonen, a VMworld veteran speaker who will be co-presenting the session Seamless Security and Compliance in a Hybrid Cloud Architecture along with his VMware colleague, Shandria Pinckard. Following are some highlights from our interview.

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Here’s What You Don’t Want to Miss at VMworld 2016

Wow, VMworld is coming up in just a couple weeks! What are you doing to prepare?CfkaVIaVIAEYsLB

Set priorities so you don’t miss out. If you want to walk away from VMworld with a full understanding of how the journey to a true hybrid cloud will benefit you and your business, then these are the sessions and Hands-on Labs you won’t want to miss. Think of this as your own VMworld VIP checklist.

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Customer Onboarding with VMware NSX L2VPN Service for vCloud Air Network

Customer onboarding can be stressful, especially when service providers are encumbered by requirements. For example, maintaining existing IP addresses, preserving L2 access to on-premises workloads and additional necessities can complicate the onboarding process. But VMware has a solution.

VMware NSX L2VPN is the VMware vCloud Air Network’s approach to accomplishing more without complicating more. With VMware NSX L2VPN, vCloud Air Network partners can easily enhance the customer onboarding process with hybrid network connectivity, seamless migration and workload mobility services that help acclimate customers to a hosted cloud platform.

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VMworld Session Spotlight: Virtualization 2.0: How the Cloud is Evolving the Modern Datacenter

In his article Virtualization 2.0 Is Your On-Ramp to the Cloud published on SIliconANGLE, VMware Cloud Strategist David Hill, writes, “Many companies today are recognizing value in the cloud even though they have no plans to mothball their own data centers. To them, the cloud represents both an extension of their on-premises infrastructures and the latest chapter in the ongoing evolution of their IT practice.”

David goes on to describe this latest chapter as “Virtualization 2.0,” because just as virtualization untethered workloads from servers, this stage is about untethering those same workloads from the data center itself, enabling apps to freely move between clouds the way they can move between servers today.

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Missing VMworld? Attend VMware vForum in Boston or Denver this September!

Calling all IT Pros living in Boston or Denver! VMware® vForum is hitting your town this September! If you’re in the area, register to attend our Boston vForum on 9/15 or our Denver vForum on 9/22 to explore new releases of VMware technology with our experts and learn how to succeed in the new digital economy across cloud, virtualization, and mobility.

See where VMware products are headed in main stage presentations led by the VMware Office of the CTO and top industry professionals. Want to learn about cyber security and how to protect yourself from hackers straight from a former FBI Most Wanted hacker himself? The make sure to catch Global White Hat Hacker Kevin Mitnick as he speaks on “The Art of Deception – How Hackers and Con Artists Manipulate You and What You Can Do About It.”

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In Recognition of Relaxation Day, Let’s Discuss DR Solutions That Deliver True Peace of Mind

Talk to just about any IT professional and they’ll tell you that finding a solution for disaster pexels-photo-101063-largerecovery (DR) that also fits into an already too-tight budget is no easy task.

Many folks are looking to the public cloud for reliable, cost-effective DR. With a ‘pay as you go’ consumption model and the ability to provide near real-time data center replication, the public cloud  can provide a flexible yet comprehensive solution that can scale up and down based on need and budget.

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