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Come Learn how Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Is Shaking Up The Industry at VMworld 2018 Europe

by Nick Cross, EMEA Senior Director HCI, VMware

We’re just weeks away from VMworld 2018 Europe, where we’ll be announcing the latest innovations, providing training and certification and leading in-depth breakout sessions, transforming you into an infrastructure expert. Taking place in our twentieth year, the 2018 edition of our celebration of customers, partners and employees from across the region is completely confirmed, with some of the industry’s thought leaders, including Yanbing Li, Christos Karamanolis, Corman Hogan and Duncan Epping, sharing their perspective on the future of IT. For those of you that are registered, start planning your schedule and register today! And for those of you that aren’t yet booked to come, sign up without delay.

Learn about VMware’s Leading HCI Software

Speaking of the future of IT, VMworld Europe features over 30 sessions on hyper-converged infrastructure, or HCI, the software defined technology that is transforming the storage industry. VMware’s HCI software has been recognized by leading independent research firms Gartner and Forrester Research as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant and Forrester Wave: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Q3 2018, respectively. VMware HCI has had the strongest growth in the IDC Worldwide Converged Systems Tracker, and either led or been among the leaders, for the past five quarters. Both industry analysts and customers are validating VMware HCI’s power to transform storage infrastructure, increasing IT’s ability to respond to business needs while lowering total cost of ownership (TCO).

Hyper-Converged Sessions: Something for Everyone

Maybe you’re new to HCI, or maybe you work at a company that’s been using VMware HCI for years, such as Discovery Limited; either way, we have sessions you won’t want to miss. From non-technical to technical deep dive, there’s something for everyone. Come learn about the future of HCI, hybrid cloud powered by HCI, best practices for running next-generation workloads and more.

Get started with these five must see HCI sessions:


Innovating Beyond HCI: How VMware is Driving the Next Data Center Revolution [HCI3728KE]

Join Yanbing Li, SVP and General Manager of Storage and Availability BU; John Gilmartin, VP and General Manager of the Integrated Systems BU; and Duncan Epping, Chief Technologist of Storage and Availability BU, as they cover how we’re innovating beyond just HCI. From how you can easily upgrade from just virtualized servers to a true Digital Foundation that enables you to run any application on any cloud, while protecting your infrastructure investments, this is the keynote for anyone dealing in HCI.


VMware vSAN Technical Customer Panel on vSAN Experiences [HCI1615PE]

Four different customers will take the stage for a panel discussion about their unique vSAN use cases. These customers all enjoy the benefits of vSAN: cost-efficient performance, storage convergence, reduced complexity, and increased scalability. Each customer has a unique perspective on how vSAN has helped solve technical problems and modernize their Data Centers. Lee Dilworth from VMware’s EMEA Storage & Availability team will moderate the session, keep the discussion interesting, and solicit audience participation to make this a truly interactive session.


HCI Vision Sessions from the “Father of vSAN [HCI1705BE and HCI1338BE]

Learn at the feet of the master with Christos Karamanolis, CTO and founder of vSAN, as he discusses the future of HCI in two different sessions: one focusing on the importance of data lifecycle management in hybrid cloud and the other on the ideal operational environment for cloud-native applications, where he’ll be joined by Cormac Hogan, Chief Technologist.


Modernize Datacenter Showcase: Driving Transformation from the Data Center to the Public Cloud  [DC3732KE] 

For anyone focused on modernizing your data center and integrating with public cloud, this session will extend the Monday morning general session with more details and demos. Come and listen to VMware’s Chief Operating Officers, Raghu Raghuram, discuss the latest solutions to prepare you for the hybrid cloud.


The Future of vSAN and HCI [HCI1469BE]

Join Srinivasan Murari and Vijay Ramachandran, VMware product management and engineering leaders, to learn about the trends in the hyper-converged infrastructure market and their vision for VMware vSAN.

What about the HCI Zone?

Visit the HCI Zone and Explore vSAN in Action! You can witness mission-critical applications—from Containerized MySQL to SAP HANA to Apps running in the Edge —all powered by vSAN. Come and speak with experts about benefits of HCI from edge to core to cloud.

Here is the list of partners showcasing the vSAN solutions.

  • SAP HANA – Dell EMC VxRail
  • SQL Server – HPE
  • MySQL on Containers – Lenovo
  • Video Analytics – Cisco

Plan your VMworld Europe schedule – take a full advantage of all the great sessions and HCI Zone demos.

If you want to see the full breadth of our content, covering everything from cloud to digital workspace, at VMworld 2018 Europe, check out our content catalog here and start tailoring your VMworld experience.

VMworld 2018 Europe begins with you. Register today.



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