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Your Official Guide to CloudOps at VMworld 2013

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VMworld is fast approaching and, as usual, there will be no shortage of events and activities: We’ll be live-tweeting, taking photos and videos, holding Twitter contests, and writing recap blogs so you won’t miss a thing.

Sessions We’ll Be LiveTweeting

If you are unable to attend VMworld or don’t have room in your jam-packed schedule, we’ll be live-tweeting the following sessions from the Operations Transformations Track on the @VMwareCloudOps or @vCloud Twitter handle (keep an eye on our Twitter feed to see which sessions will be live-tweeted on either channel):

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Moving Enterprise Application Dev/Test to VMware’s Internal Private Cloud – Operations Transformation with Kurt Milne and Venkat Gopalakrishnan

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Operations Transformation – Expanding the Value of Cloud Computing with Phil Richards and Ed Hoppitt

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Automated Provisioning with David Crane

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The Transformative Power and Business Case for Cloud Automation with Rich Bourdeau and Rich Pleasants

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IT Financial Management for the Cloud with Khalid Hakim

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Automating, Optimizing, and Measuring Service Provisioning in a Hybrid Cloud with David Crane

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Pivot From Public Cloud to Private Cloud with vCloud and Puppet with Edward Newman

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Organizing for Cloud Operations – Challenges and Lessons Learned with Kevin Lees and Khalid Hakim

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Balancing Agility with Service Standardization: Easy to Say But Hard To Do with Khalid Hakim, Dave Bartoletti, Ian Clayton, and Kurt Milne

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SDDC IT Operations Transformation: Multi-Customer Lessons Learned with Valentin Hamburger and Bjoern Brundert

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vCloud/SDDC Deployment with Venkat Gopalakrishnan

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Transform IT Into a Service Broker – Key Success Factors with Paul Chapman, Kevin Lees, Rich Pleasants, Jeffrey Ton, and Heman Smith

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Leveraging Hybrid Cloud to Transform Enterprise IT from a Cost Center to a Revenue Driver with Jeffrey Ton and John Qualls

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Cloud Lifecycle Services with Rohan Kaira

CloudOps Contests

CloudOps Trivia

Show us that you’re a CloudOps expert for the opportunity to win some great prizes.

Here’s how to play:

  • Follow us on the @VMwareCloudOps Twitter handle, and look for tweets containing the hashtag #OpsTrivia.
  • #OpsTrivia questions will concern major VMworld announcements, as well as specific CloudOps-related activities.
  • Think you know the answer? @reply us at @VMwareCloudOps with your answer, and don’t forget the #OpsTrivia hashtag.

Winners will be chosen by accuracy and timeliness of response. By participating, you have the chance to win fun prizes such as laptops bags, flash drives, iTunes gift cards, and more.

Photo Caption Contest

The CloudOps Photo Caption Contest is our way of letting you have a bit of fun with the VMworld scene.

Here’s how to play:

  • Follow us on the @VMwareCloudOps Twitter handle and look for tweets containing the hashtag #OpsCaption.
  • #OpsCaption related tweets will contain a picture of a spontaneous VMworld moment.
  • What’s going on? What are they saying? If you have a clever or funny idea for a caption, @reply us at @VMwareCloudOps with your caption, and make sure to include the #OpsCaption hashtag.

Winning captions will be chosen based on pre-determined selection criteria.

VMUG Luncheon – Tuesday, August 27th 11:30am PT

Join us at our VMUG Luncheon for the opportunity to meet with other members of the CloudOps VMware User Group. Make sure to pay close attention to our Twitter feed during the luncheon – we’ll not only be live-tweeting, but #OpsTrivia or #OpsCaption could pop up on our feed during the luncheon as well. Don’t miss your chance to win!

Recap Blogs

We will be blogging throughout the week to keep you up to speed on all of the VMworld excitement: During the event, we will be summarizing the biggest highlights of VMworld, as well as going over upcoming activities that you won’t want to miss. For those of you who are unable to attend the festivities, we will also be posting blogs after the event to summarize key VMworld moments.

For even more Operations Transformations sessions, see our post highlighting some key sessions you won’t want to miss.

Follow @VMwareCloudOps on Twitter for future updates, and join the conversation by using the #CloudOps, #SDDC, and #VMworld hashtags on Twitter.