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VMware at Interop 2014

VMware is heading to Interop 2014 in Las Vegas, where we’ve been nominated as a finalist for the “Best of Interop” award in the Cloud category!  Interop is the leading independent technology conference and expo series for the world’s IT community, and we’re heading over to show what we’re doing to improve on the hybrid cloud model.

Cloud Connect     

At the Cloud Connect Summit, we’ll zero-in on the most pressing cloud technology, policy and organizational decisions, and debates, for the cloud-enabled enterprise. This year’s summit offers a unique, informational program on the “10 critical cloud decisions” every enterprise needs to make. It’s no longer a question of whether cloud is the right strategy, it’s a question of how you will leverage the cloud’s abundance of resources and applications to outmaneuver, out-innovate and outpace your competition.

If you’re attending the show, be sure to check out our sessions at the event:

Blast from the Past! Accelerating Your Hybrid Cloud Journey
9:35 to 10:00 a.m. in Lagoon H, Monday, March 31.
VMware’s own Chris Wolf, CTO Americas, will give the Cloud Connect keynote on Monday. Wolf will discuss how to thrive in the cloud era by letting go of past notions and moving towards what matters to organizations: availability, agility and efficiency.

Managing the Hybrid Cloud – Cloud Stack Vendors Versus 3rd Party Solutions
10:00 – 10:50 a.m., Monday, March 31, Breakers F
Join Jay Marshall, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, Cloud Application Development, and a panel of experts, as they explore the current state of cloud-provider tools to manage the full lifecycle of IT services compared to 3rd party tools. With more enterprise organizations selecting external and internal cloud providers, creating one unified management tool is the holy grail, but how realistic is this given the current landscape?

What Hybrid Cloud Really Means
3:00 – 3:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, Mandalay Bay 1
During this session, Simone Brunozzi, VP & Chief Technologist, Hybrid Cloud, will be discussing how cloud computing is no longer an ‘or’ proposition for enterprise IT. Understand how today’s businesses, and their users, require the performance, agility and on-demand access of the public cloud with the management, security and compatibility of the private cloud and how the hybrid cloud marries those two concepts.

Interop

The VMware team will have a strong presence at Interop, giving you plenty of opportunities to learn what vCloud Hybrid Service can do for your organization. Visit our booth, where we’ll also be hosting 25 educational sessions. Finally, we’ll also be raffling a pass to VMworld 2014! You can find us at booth #1339.

Delivering on Hybrid Cloud – Considerations for the Modern Enterprise
Wednesday April 2, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m., Lagoon K
VMware’s VP of Cloud Services, Mathew Lodge, will discuss what modern enterprises should take into consideration when confronting the hybrid cloud.

Keynote
Thursday, April 3, 8:35 – 8:57a.m., Interop Keynote Ballroom, Mandalay Bay J
Don’t miss VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger as he delivers his keynote speech at Interop, featuring VMware customers Richard Sillito of WestJet and Darryl Dugan of Nexon America.

We’re looking forward participating and sharing ideas at Interop and Cloud Connect Summit 2014! Keep an eye on this space for more updates and news throughout the week.

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