When it comes to picking a host city for an event like Cloud Foundry Summit Europe—the premier event for enterprise app developers—Basel, Switzerland probably isn’t the obvious choice that comes to mind. However, Basel has a reputation for being a historical, international place, making it a perfect selection for the summit.

As a gold sponsor, VMware will be packing its bags and heading to Basel for Cloud Foundry Summit Europe on October 11-12 at Congress Center Basel. With session tracks centered around topics like cloud-native microservices and cloud foundry in the enterprise, VMware will be on-hand to highlight our innovative solutions around all things cloud. Be sure to stop by our booth in Hall 4.2 on the second floor for the demos and talks listed below!


Gold Sponsor Lightning Talk: Getting to Know VMware Pivotal Container Service in 5 Minutes – Wednesday, October 11 at 17:35

Get an entire overview of VMware Pivotal Container Service (PKS) in this five minute lightning talk hosted by Technical Product Manager Mike West. With VMware PKS, your enterprise or service provider organization can deploy and consume container services with Kubernetes, built with high availability, security and operational efficiency.

20-Minute Demo Theater: VMware Pivotal Container ServiceThursday, October 12 at 15:30

Presented by Technical Product Manager Nathan Ness, this session will dive into VMware Pivotal Container Service, a purpose-built product for operationalizing Kubernetes for enterprises and service providers. Get a demo of VMware PKS from the perspective of developers and operators, including how to handle Day 1 and Day 2 operations.


VMware will host three must-see demos during Cloud Foundry Summit Europe, staffed by two of our finest technical product managers: Nathan Ness and Mike West. The following three demos will be shown on two demo stations throughout the summit:

  1. VMware Pivotal Container Service (PKS) Monitoring Kubernetes Clusters with Wavefront
  2. NSX Integration for VMware Pivotal Container Service (PKS)
  3. Day 1 & 2 Operations: Deploy and Manage Kubernetes via VMware PKS

Stop by our booth anytime between 11:00 – 19:35 on Wednesday, October 11 or 10:45 – 15:50 on Thursday, October 12 to take part in these exciting demos.

New Stack’s Pancake Breakfast:

While immersing yourself in all things cloud during the summit, treat yourself to something as fluffy as one: pancakes! We’ll be sponsoring The New Stack Pancake Breakfast on Thursday, October 12, so make sure you bring your appetites. Join us and The New Stack for a few flapjacks and a panel discussion for their Pancake Podcast, featuring the exciting list of panelists below.

  • Paul Fazzone, VP/GM Cloud Native Applications BU, VMware
  • Ian Andrews, VP Products, Pivotal
  • Marco Hochstrasser, Head of Cloud Platform Development, Swisscom
  • Abbey Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation
  • Sara Novotny, Head of Open Source Strategy for Google Cloud Platform
  • Frederic Lardinois, Writer and News Editor, TechCrunch

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