Although it was before my time at VMware running the Networking and Security Business Unit, at VMworld 2017 we demonstrated our expanded NSX network virtualization capabilities in the data center, and the start of our journey to bring NSX to the cloud.

A lot has changed in a year.

Earlier in 2018, we announced the expansion of the NSX family of products to include NSX Data Center (formerly NSX), NSX Cloud, AppDefense, NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud, and NSX Hybrid Connect.

With the new portfolio, we’ve delivered on the Virtual Cloud Network vision of connecting and protecting applications and data, regardless of where they sit – from the data center to the cloud, and the edge.

VMworld 2018

To help you learn about this vision and the advancements we’ve made in the products that underpin it, we have a huge VMworld 2018 in store for you. With over 70 dedicated networking and security sessions, we’ll cover everything from the basics to super-technical deep dives.

Below is my curated list of can’t-miss networking and security sessions. Make sure you jump onto the content catalog on to reserve your spot before they fill up.

I’m looking forward to joining all of you at VMworld US 2018, this is going to be fun!


Top 10 Networking and Security Sessions – VMworld 2018

Introduction to NSX Data Center
Monday, Aug 27, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Connect and Protect your Business with the Network of the Future This is my session, so you absolutely can’t miss it!
Monday, Aug 27, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

NSX Mindset: The Psychology of Your Next Big Career Move
Monday, Aug 27, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Deploying NSX Data Center on a Cisco Infrastructure
Tuesday, Aug 28, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Transforming Security in a Cloud and Mobile World
Tuesday, Aug 28, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Introduction to Container Networking and Security with NSX-T Data Center
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Introduction to NSX Cloud
Wednesday, Aug 29, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Great Power, Great Responsibility: Least Privilege Security with VMware AppDefense
Wednesday, Aug 29, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The Future of Networking and Security with VMware NSX
Wednesday, Aug 29, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

SD-WAN Use Cases Designed to Optimize Your Network
Wednesday, Aug 29, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM