By: Andy Troup
For those of you fortunate enough to attend VMworld Barcelona from October 12 to October 15, here is the Operations Transformation breakout session agenda, to help you plan your schedule.
As a reminder, the track is focused on helping you understand how the VMware Software-Defined Data Center is redefining IT infrastructure, and how it enables IT organizations to combine technology and a new way of operating to become more service-oriented and focused on business value. This track offers unique opportunities to learn the latest best practices and key considerations from experienced VMware experts and practitioners transforming their IT infrastructures and operational processes.
In Barcelona, the Operations Transformation track is offering 3 different types of sessions. There are 7 breakout sessions and one Group Discussion session all of which last for an hour. In addition, and new for this year, there are also 2 Quick Talk sessions which last for 30 minutes and are available on Monday October 12.
The track as a whole is all about how to transform the way that you operate so that you can really start to get the benefits of your technology investment and become a service provider to your customers. There are a number of sessions that cover how transformation is achieved. This includes a session covering VMware’s own transformation and our “OneCloud” implementation. Some of VMware’s transformation specialists who have helped many customers undertake a transformation will also be providing you with details of best practices and pitfalls to watch out for. Check out the following sessions:
- OPT4682-QT – A Roadmap for Transformation – Planning Your Future State and Ensuring Governance
- OPT5361 – Best Practice Approaches to Transformation with the Software-Defined Data Center
- OPT5814-QT – AGILE for Infrastructure: Utilizing Agile Methods to Drive Iterative Infrastructure Development and IT Service Delivery
- OPT5972 – 80,000 VM’s and Growing! VMware’s Internal Cloud Journey Told by the People on the Frontline
The vRealize suite of products features in the OPT track this year, covering vRealize Automation, vRealize Buisness, vRealize Operations and vRealize CodeStream and how they have been instrumental in enabling operational transformation. How vRealize Business can be used to help you become service focused and really manage IT as a business will be covered as well as how to build effective cost models.
Other sessions will show how the implementation of vRealize Operations has enabled customers to undertake their transformation and manage the services that they are offering. How close integration between vRealize Operations and vRealize Automation has meant a clearer understanding of the service provision process and the operational benefits will be covered in another session.
Check out the following sessions:
- OPT4680 – Advanced Automated Approvals Use Case—Using vRealize Operations and vRealize Automation to Seize Back the Approval Charter
- OPT4992 – VMware vRealize Code Stream: Is DevOps about Tools or Transformation?
- OPT5029 – How to Use Service Definitions in VMware vRealize Business to Build Highly Effective, Service-Based Cost Models
- OPT5075 – 6 Steps to Establish Your IT Business Management Office (ITBMO) with VMware vRealize Business
NSX is become front of mind for many people, and there is realization that this technology product is having a big impact on the way that IT groups operate. The OPT track is offering a session that will provide real world experiences of how this takes shape.
- OPT4953 – Operationalizing VMware NSX: Practical Strategies and Lessons from Real-World Implementations
The impact that the implementation of the Software Defined Datacenter has on organizational structure is a common discussion point, and this year the OPT track offers a group discussion with leading organizational change specialists who have a vast amount of experience with many customers.
- OPT4743-GD – Organizational Change Group Discussion
Use the Schedule Builder tool at vmworld.com to locate these sessions and schedule into your VMworld agenda. Hope to see you there.
Andy Troup is a Cloud Operations Architect with over 25 years of IT experience. He specializes in Cloud Operations and Technology Consulting Service Development. Andy is also a vCAP DCA and VCP. Andy possesses a proven background in design, deployment and management of enterprise IT projects. Previously, Andy co-delivered the world’s first and subsequent vCloud Operational Assessments (Colt Telecomm & Norwegian Government Agency) to enable the early adoption of VMware’s vCloud implementation.