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Everything VMware at #EMCWorld 2013

At EMC World 2013 this week? There will be plenty of VMware-oriented content about virtualization and cloud all across the show, but here are the sessions, booth theater schedule, and other events that the VMware team will be involved with.

General Session

Tuesday, May 7, 2:30-3:30pm
Pat Gelsinger, Chief Executive Officer, VMware
The Software-Defined Data Center: The Foundation for IT in the Mobile/Cloud Era

CIOs today are looking to data center and cloud innovations for new ways to deliver more value to their people and organizations through on-demand access to any application on any device. The Software-Defined Data Center expands the virtues of server virtualization to the entire data center—compute, networking, storage and management—providing a foundation for IT in the Mobile/Cloud era. By delivering infrastructure for cloud services to all devices, this new platform offers the path to IT-as-a-Service—providing efficiency, control and agility, without sacrificing choice. Please join Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, as he arms you with perspective on your role in this multi-year journey and outlines VMware’s technology strategy to radically simplify IT in this new era.

VMware Booth

You can find us at Booth #201 with a full set of informative activities. This year we’ll be offering a full Hands-On Lab experience with access to the full VMware labs, hosted in the cloud, that are available at VMworld and VMUGs around the world. A 13-seat theater with presenters from VMware and its partners give you insight into a variety of topics (schedule below). And demo stations at the booth include:

  • The Software Defined Data Center, featuring vCloud Suite, and including vSphere, vCloud Director, vCenter Operations Management Suite, and vFabric Application Director
  • Cloud Service Provisioning, featuring vCloud Automation Center, vCenter Orchestrator, and vFabric Application Director
  • Cloud Operations Management, featuring vCenter Operations Management Suite
  • The Platform for Workplace Mobility, featuring Horizon View, Horizon Mirage, and Horizon Workspace
  • Disaster Recovery and Data Protection, featuring vCenter Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Data Protection Advanced
  • Run Business Critical Applications on VMware with Confidence, featuring vSphere, vCenter Operations Manager, and vCenter Site Recovery Manager

Twitter Contest: What’s Your Path to the Cloud?

Grab a picture of yourself and a VBlock, tweet it out with the hashtag #ShowYourPath, and win. I’m not exactly sure what you’ll win, but it looks like a pair of nice in-ear headphones.

VMware Breakout Sessions

Session ID Title Speaker Day Start Time End Time Room
bof.15 Birds-of-a-Feather: Evolution of Storage Architecture & Benefits for Desktop Virtualization Narasimha Krishnakumar Wed 01:00 PM 02:00 PM Palazzo G
vmware.02 VMware: Oracle Database Best Practices on VMware vSphere 5 .1 and EMC Storage Kannan Mani Thu 11:30 AM 12:30 PM Palazzo L
vmware.02 VMware: Oracle Database Best Practices on VMware vSphere 5 .1 and EMC Storage Kannan Mani Wed 08:30 AM 09:30 AM Delfino 4003
vmware.03 VMware: SAP on VMware Best Practices Vas Mitra Mon 04:00 PM 05:00 PM Marcello 4401 A
vmware.03 VMware: SAP on VMware Best Practices Vas Mitra Wed 08:30 AM 09:30 AM Palazzo B
vmware.06 VMware: Software Defined Datacenter & VMware vCloud Suite Alberto Farronato Wed 10:00 AM 11:00 AM Delfino 4003
vmware.06 VMware: Software Defined Datacenter & VMware vCloud Suite Alberto Farronato Mon 04:00 PM 05:00 PM Palazzo L
vmware.08 VMware: vSphere 5.x Storage Enhancements & Improvements Rawlinson Rivera Tue 04:00 PM 05:00 PM Palazzo J
vmware.08 VMware: vSphere 5.x Storage Enhancements & Improvements Rawlinson Rivera Wed 04:00 PM 05:00 PM Marcello 4403
vmware.12 VMware: Simplifying & Automating Disaster Recovery with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager & EMC Storage Replication Andrew Nelson Wed 04:00 PM 05:00 PM Palazzo K
vmware.12 VMware: Simplifying & Automating Disaster Recovery with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager & EMC Storage Replication Andrew Nelson Mon 11:30 AM 12:30 PM Lando 4201 A
vmware.14 VMware: End-User Computing Vision for the Post-PC Era and VMware EUC Product Update Scott Davis Mon 01:00 PM 02:00 PM Palazzo G
vmware.14 VMware: End-User Computing Vision for the Post-PC Era and VMware EUC Product Update Scott Davis Tue 05:30 PM 06:30 PM Palazzo G
vmware.15 VMware: Quantifying the Business Value of Horizon View & Best Practices for Successful Deployment Ridwan Huq Tue 10:00 AM 11:00 AM Murano 3203
vmware.15 VMware: Quantifying the Business Value of Horizon View & Best Practices for Successful Deployment Ridwan Huq Wed 10:00 AM 11:00 AM Palazzo B
vmware.16 VMware: Desktops-as-a-Service with VMware View & EMC Andre Leibovici Thu 01:00 PM 02:00 PM Palazzo D
vmware.16 VMware: Desktops-as-a-Service with VMware View & EMC Andre Leibovici Tue 11:30 AM 12:30 PM Lando 4201 A
vmware.18 VMware: EMC and VMware’s Joint Cloud Management & Orchestration Solutions Ramzi Nahas Tue 10:00 AM 11:00 AM Murano 3201 A
vmware.18 VMware: EMC and VMware’s Joint Cloud Management & Orchestration Solutions Ramzi Nahas Thu 08:30 AM 09:30 AM Palazzo E
vmware.19 VMware: VMware vSphere – How to Troubleshoot Virtual Performance Mark Achtemichuk Wed 02:30 PM 03:30 PM Palazzo J
vmware.19 VMware: VMware vSphere – How to Troubleshoot Virtual Performance Mark Achtemichuk Thu 10:00 AM 11:00 AM Palazzo O
vmware.21 VMware: IaaS with VMware vCloud Automation Center Josh Gwyther Mon 02:30 PM 03:30 PM Marcello 4405
vmware.21 VMware: IaaS with VMware vCloud Automation Center Josh Gwyther Wed 11:30 AM 12:30 PM Palazzo G

VMware Booth Theater Schedule

Come by the booth for the following presentations

Monday, May 6 Presentation Title Company Speaker
6:45  -7:00 SDDC VMware Chris Romano
7:00 – 7:30 ITaaS – EMC Global Services EMC Ted Newman
7:30 – 8:00 EMC & VMW Joint Management & Orchestration Offering VMware Ramzi Nahas
8:00 – 8:30 VPLEX – application Availability and BCDR EMC Ashish Palekar
8:30 – 9:00 BCA ORCL VMware Don Sullivan/Kannan Manni
Tuesday, May 7 10:00am – 5:00pm Speaker
10:15 – 10:30 BCA SAP VMware Vas Mitra
10:30 – 11:00 FEDEX  – Virtualization Journey FEDEX Chris Greer
11:00 – 11:30 ITaaS – EMC Global Services EMC Ted Newman
11:30 – 12:00 VCE – Vision Intelligent Operations VCE Jerry Mayfield
12:00 – 12:30 EMC ESA – VNX EMC Sooraj Prasannan (EMC)
12:30 – 1:00 EUC Horizon VMware Chris Romano
1:00 – 1:30 BCDR – IT Resiliency with VMware VMware Jeff Hunter
1:30 – 2:00 SAP VMware Richard Lichtenstein
2:00 – 2:30 SDDC VMware Chris Romano
2:30 – 3:00 EUC – Win Migration – EMC Services EMC Brandt Hummel
3:00 – 3:30 EMC & VMW Joint Management & Orchestration Offering VMware Ramzi Nahas
3:30 – 4:00 SAP VMware Richard Lichtenstein
4:00 – 4:30 Management & Orchestration Services EMC Travis Grant
4:30 – 5:00 SDDC VMware Tom Stephens
Wednesday, May 8 10:00am – 5:00pm Speaker
10:00 – 10:30 SDDC VMware David Ward
10:30 – 11:00 EMC Services – ITaaS EMC Ted Newman
11:00 – 11:30 VCE – Vision Intelligent Operations VCE Jerry Mayfield
11:30 – 12:00 EMC ESA – VNX EMC Sooraj Prasannan (EMC)
12:00 – 12:30 VSPLEX Application Availability and BCRD EMC Ashish Palekar
12:30 – 1:00 EUC VMware Chris Romano
1:00 – 1:30 Management & Orchestration Services EMC Travis Grant
1:30 – 2:00 EUC – Win Migration – EMC Services EMC Brandt Hummel
2:00 – 2:30 FEDEX  – Virtualization Journey FEDEX Chris Greer
2:30 – 3:00 BCA -ORCL VMware Kannan Manni
3:00 – 3:30
3:30 – 4:00 BCDR – IT Resiliency with VMware VMware Jeff Hunter
4:00 – 4:30 EMC & VMW Joint Management & Orchestration Offering VMware Ramzi Nahas
4:30 – 5:00 ITaaS – EMC Global Services EMC Ted Newman

Evening Community Activities

There’s a great list of community meetups and tweetups at EMC World 2013 here on the EMC Community Network, but I’d like to highlight:

  • Monday, May 6, 9:30-11:30 pm:Geek Whisperers Out Loud. Not an official event, but join Matthew Brender (EMC), Amy Lewis (Cisco), and me, John Troyer (VMware) for an informal non-sponsored Tweetup (BYOWallet). We podcast as The Geek Whisperers, a show about all things Social Media in Enterprise IT. Social is a part of all of our careers these days, and we’d love to hear what it means to you. Come out and say hi.
  • Tuesday, May 7, 8:00-10:00 pm: EMC Community Network Appreciation Event. If you’re a member of ECN, or if you’ve ever used this great community site to solve a problem, come on by the Zebra Lounge in the Palazzo.
  • Wednesday, May 8, 10 pm until:Tech Field Day’s Buzzword Bingo Bash! What could be more fun that coming out to apply all the terms you’ve used and abused during the week? Another event organized by the community, this is a crossover event for everybody attending either EMC World or Interop. Come on out and meet your fellow geeks who have been working on the other side of the Strip!

As you can see, it’s going to be a full week! Follow the #EMCWorld hashtag for everything from everybody, @EMCWorld for show news, @VMwareEvents for these VMware-related events, and connect with me at @jtroyer to say hi!