VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) is your one-stop shop when it comes to learning about network virtualization and the technology extends VMware’s vision of the software-defined data center. At this year’s event, we are offering both an executive track and a technical track to help partners build their businesses and advance their knowledge, as you take customers on the path to Virtualizing the Network.

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If you are a partner that is new to network virtualization, we have a program/learning path where you can send two people to PEX and to achieve their network virtualization competency by attending the 3-Day NSX Install, Configure and Manage Boot Camp prior to the start of the conference. Participants can then attend the free instructor-led VSP-NV and VTSP-NV boot camps during the conference.

If you are a partner that has already achieved your network virtualization competency, and you want advanced VMware NSX technical training, there will be eight advanced technical breakout sessions throughout the conference. The advanced technical breakout sessions cover everything from “Operational Best Practices for VMware NSX” to “NSX Security Deep Dive. Logon to PEX and build your own schedule using Schedule Builder.

Knowing the technical ins and out of VMware NSX and network virtualization are great.  But if you are a partner that wants to understand the business issues and market potential around selling and marketing network virtualization, we have five business breakout sessions. The business sessions start with the new “Route to Market” keynote presentations and breakout sessions. Hear straight from VMware executives and industry leaders about strategies that cater to your specific go-to-market needs.

Partners will be able to select their specific market segment from:

  • Reseller (Solution Providers and Distributors);
  • IT-as-a-Service;
  • Services (SISO);
  • ISV/Service Provider;

The network virtualization executive breakout sessions cover topic from “Why an SDDC Approach with NSX is Better for Your Channel Business to “Justifying Network Virtualization to Your Customers”. Executive also have the opportunity to register for professional development session. The content ranges from “The Seven Traits of World-Class Sales Team” to “Branding Yourself Online and Driving Demand though Digital Marketing”

Partners will also be able to experience VMware NSX by taking the Network Virtualization Hands on Labs. Partner Exchange will provide the opportunity for partners to complete their advance certification test at a 50% discount if they register to take the certification test at Partner Exchange.

There is no better way to get energized about the business you are in than to network with your peers and VMware experts at Partner Exchange 2015. With multiple opportunities to meet and connect throughout the conference including:

  • Network Virtualization Partner Reception to learn about the Network Virtualization market momentum.
  • Network Virtualization Solution Sprint which is a guided tour for channel partners. The tour will lead channel partners to the NSX technology partner’s booth for a 10 minute product demo;
  • Birds of a Feather NSX Security and Operations Management session provides the opportunity to hear about the security solutions works on the NSX platform.

Below is a full list of breakout sessions available to show attendees

We look forward to seeing you at the show.


Monday, February 2, 2015

1:00 PM


VTSP – NV (Network Virtualization)

Chris McCain

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

12:30 PM


Why an SSDC approach with NSX is better for your Channel Business!

Nikhil Kelshikar

12:30 PM


Intro to NSX

Roberto Mari

2:00 PM


Justifying Network Virtualization for your customers

Rod Stuhlmuller

3:30 PM


Operational Best Practices for VMware NSX

Vyenkatesh Deshpande

5:00 PM


Logical Routing with VMware NSX

Max Ardica

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

11:30 AM


Micro-segmentation with NSX and Distributed Firewalling

Srini Nimmagadda



The Practical Path to NSX and Network Virtualization

Milin Desai

2:00 PM


Reference Design for VMware NSX

Nimish Desai

2:00 PM


NSX Security Deep Dive

Kausum Kumar

3:30 PM


VSP – NV (Network Virtualization)

Rod Stuhlmuller


Thursday, February 5, 2015

9:00 AM


Self-service IT with vRealize Automation and NSX

Ray Budavari

10:15 AM


NSX Multi-site Solutions for BC/DR

Abhishek Tiwari