Start Building the Virtual Cloud Network Today, join the online event June 5 at 11am PDT

You might not know it yet, but your network is holding you back. Unconnected clouds and data silos prevent your enterprise from securing and mining valuable data. VMware creates connections from your data center to the cloud to the edge – providing a secure, consistent foundation that drives business forward, rather than holding it back.

VMware recently announced our vision for the next era of networking – the Virtual Cloud Network. Join us for an exclusive online event to learn about how your organization can start building the network of the future. To prepare for this event, I not only spent time with the customers, technical leads and executives you hear from, but also behind the scenes, I have been part of many more conversations that I was not able to share.  Pulling from those conversations, I’ve created your viewer’s guide for each segment of the event.


An overview of the Virtual Cloud Network by Rajiv Ramaswami, Chief Operating Officer, Products and Cloud Services

Rajiv and Pat share their executive views on the Virtual Cloud Network at the beginning of the event. To support executive conversations within your organizations about this new approach to networking, please visit the VMware Radius portal. There you’ll find,

  • a blog, on what a Virtual Cloud Network can do for your business
  • an exec brief, highlighting how other organizations are capitalizing on the advantages of a Virtual Cloud Network
  • a white paper, The Virtual Cloud Network Is the Next Phase in Network Evolution By Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research
  • a research report, The Total Economic Impact (TEI) of a Virtual Cloud Network conducted by Forrester Consulting.

Additional details and resources exist on at Virtual Cloud Network.

One other piece I recommend a closer look. Rajiv touches on the idea of home court advantage in our conversation as virtual cloud networking requires security to be architected in from the start.  Tom Corn, VP of Security Products, introduces this idea in his Dell Technologies World session on “How Cloud, Mobility and Shifting App Architectures Will Transform Security”.

An in-depth look at the NSX product portfolio, including our new NSX® SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ solution

Read more about the VMware NSX Portfolio here.  The expanded NSX Portfolio caters to five use cases we commonly hear about from customers. To see the latest technical overviews, references architectures and customer stories keep an eye on this blog and bookmark what matters most to your organization!

Speaking of WAN and Branch, find out more about NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud in this blog here. You can also stay connected with these SD-WAN experts now part of VMware through Social, on and at VMTN Communities.

Also, to get into the details around the NSX Data Center and NSX Cloud announcements check out this blog and visit at Networking and Security Portfolio.

New networking and security product demos

Jacob and I debated quite a bit to make the demos just right for this segment.  How did it feel for you? We think you’re wanting a bit of something else. If you want to …

… get a quick overview of the Virtual Cloud Network, watch this video

… see the same demos via video on your own time, here’s the playlist

… learn how the demos were built, read this blog

… choose your own adventure on the demo portal,

… dive in and start test driving the products, check out a free Hands-on-Lab

… meet the creator, watch Nick Furman, Technical Product Manager present the full Virtual Cloud Network Demo (40+ min) at Networking Field Day to a room of networking experts!

Hear directly from VMware customers about how the Virtual Cloud Network has helped drive business transformation

Latest customer case studies for VMware NSX solutions are available here by filters like region, vertical and solutions. Additionally, take a look at an Exec Brief, highlighting how other organizations are capitalizing on the advantages of a Virtual Cloud Network as well as a research report, The Total Economic Impact (TEI) of a Virtual Cloud Network, conducted by Forrester Consulting.

Customer stories for the NSX Portfolio come in many different variations depending on those verticals, regions and organization sizes, but they all begin from individuals that chose to embrace a different way of running networking and security in their environments. Throughout the event, we chat about different roles and how they have used or may think about using the NSX portfolio to build a Virtual Cloud Network. We recognize that in choosing VMware solutions and embracing a new network architecture for the next 20 years, customers are also choosing to transform their own careers. Many cases that includes also transforming their teams and organizations!  Please visit the NSX Mindset hub ( to hear more stories like these and support your own mindset journey. On the hub, along with the stories you’ll also find free education around technology, people, process and business shifts.

A closing thought, stories get shared as part of the conversations happening in our communities NSX VMUG and NSX VMTN. Do join us!


Questions or feedback on the online event or Viewer’s Guide? Leave a comment or connect with me @VerdantBlue.

Register now to secure your spot and bring your business forward into the digital era with the Virtual Cloud Network. No travel required!

Date: June 5, 2018
11:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT

Duration: 1 hour

Join the Virtual Cloud Network online event around the globe

Europe, Middle East, and Africa: May 29, 10 am CEST / 9 am BST, English

Americas: June 5, 11 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT, English

Australia & New Zealand: June 13, 11 am AEST, English

Hong Kong: June 13, 11 am SGT, English

India: June 13, 11 am IST, English

Americas: Spanish: June 19, 11 am PDT / 12 pm México / 3 pm Argentina

Americas: Portuguese: June 20, 3pm BRT