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Partners that purchase the VMworld 2018 Europe full conference pass, will have access to tailored business- and sales-focused content and sessions through Partner Forum at no additional charge.
Partner Forum begins Monday, 5 November, kicking off with dedicated partner sales breakout sessions from 13:30 – 15:30. The partner general session – a must-attend for partners – will follow at 16:00, where you will have the opportunity to hear from several VMware Leaders including Pat Gelsinger, CEO, Jenni Flinders, WW Channel Chief, and Jean-Philippe Barleaza Vice President. Immediately following will the Partner Networking Reception.
View all Partner Forum sessions – the partner general session, the full list of partner sales breakout sessions (offered on Monday or Thursday), and the various theater sessions (offered exclusively at the VMware Partner Lounge on Tuesday and Wednesday) – in VMworld’s Content Catalog and be sure to add them and others to your conference agenda today.
Throughout VMworld 2018 US, VMware continued to demonstrate its leadership and innovation by unveiling significant new technologies, products, and solutions aligned to our joint customer priorities: Integrate Public Clouds, Modernize Data Centers, Transform Networking & Security, and Empower the Digital Workspace.
Your Next Steps:
- Visit the Partner Launch Resource Center for a detailed list of all VMworld 2018 US launch announcements, their impact, and the key enablement resources to help you grow your business. And, DON’T miss out – click here to view and register for all launch vmLIVEs scheduled from September 10-14, covering key topics including VMware Cloud on AWS, Workspace ONE, VMware vSphere, VMware vRealize Automation and many more.… Note that we plan to post the vmLIVE launch replays on the Partner Launch Resource Center and vmLIVE archive page on Partner University.
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Today at VMworld 2018, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) and VMware, announced Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) on VMware. Amazon RDS on VMware is a service that will make it easy for customers to set up, operate, and scale databases in VMware-based software-defined data centers and hybrid environments and to migrate them to AWS or VMware Cloud on AWS. Amazon RDS on VMware automates database management regardless of where the database is deployed, freeing up customers to focus on developing and tuning their applications. Read the press release to learn more.
Today at VMworld 2018, VMware announced that VMware Cloud on AWS is now available in Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Asia Pacific (Sydney) region. VMware also announced new capabilities that help organizations around the globe to rapidly migrate applications and data centers to a secure cloud service that meets enterprise application needs. Read the press release and learn more:
SUNDAY, August 26
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM — Partner Sales Training Sessions [Mandalay Bay Ballrooms B-D, L2]
These sales sessions cover key topics to help you sell, grow, and win more business through VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware NSX, and VMware vSAN/HCI solutions. Note, these sessions will also be offered on Thursday morning.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Partner General Session [Mandalay Bay Ballroom E, L2]
Pat Gelsinger, CEO, Brandon Sweeney, SVP Worldwide Commercial & Channel Sales, Jenni Flinders, Worldwide Channel Chief, and a Special Guest Speaker will share their insights into VMware’s strategy and vision and highlight the cloud and services opportunity with VMware.
5:05 – 5:45 PM – Americas Regional Partner Session [Mandalay Bay Ballroom E, L2]
Join Frank Rauch, VP of Americas Partner Organization at VMware, as he discusses why we need to think differently to maintain a mindset of accelerated growth. Partners across all regions are welcome.
THURSDAY, August 30
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM — Partner Sales Training Sessions [Breakers Rooms, L2]
These sales sessions cover key topics to help you sell, grow, and win more business through VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware NSX, and VMware vSAN/HCI solutions.
Be sure to add the Partner General Session and any other partner sessions to your conference agenda today!
The VMware Partner Lounge [Located in VMvillage, Bayside C, L1] opens Sunday at Noon. It’s the ideal place for you to host a customer meeting, or simply network, relax, refuel, or recharge your devices throughout the week. And, new this year are the partner-only theater sessions, spanning various programmatic topics including a session on Master Services Competencies, a PKS Partner Primer, special Partner Spotlight sessions, multiple VMware Cloud on AWS sessions and more. You do not need to pre-register for any of these sessions. Pro tip: Stop by the lounge on Sunday to see the schedule, or browse sessions online, and add your favorites manually to your calendar so you don’t miss this bonus partner-only content running Monday – Wednesday. Seating will be limited.
Download the VMworld 2018 Mobile App from Google Play (Android) or the App Store (IOS) to find all the latest information, update your schedule in real-time, and network with other attendees.
Veeam, a VMware Global Strategic Technology Partner and VMworld Platinum Sponsor, will be showcasing Veeam Availability Suite and how it complements VMware technologies such as vSAN and VMware Cloud on AWS. The Veeam sessions and activities at throughout VMworld are as follows:
Monday, August 27
- 12:30 PM – Breakout Session: Veeam and VMware: Intelligent Data Management for the Hybrid World [HYP3704BUS]
- 3:30 PM – Veeam Booth Presentation: VMware Cloud on AWS
Tuesday, August 28
- 1:00 PM – Partner Lounge Theater: The Journey to Intelligent Data Management [PAR3878U]
- 3:30 PM – Veeam Booth Presentation: VMware vSAN and Veeam Availability Suite
- 7:00 PM – Veeam’s Legendary VMworld Party
Wednesday, August 29
- 9:30 AM – Breakout Session: What’s New in Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 [VIN3703BUS]
- 2:00 PM – Tech Talk: Cooking Up Some Veeam Deployment with CHEF Automation [VMTN5617U]
Intel disclosed a new class of CPU speculative-execution vulnerabilities, known collectively as “L1 Terminal Fault.” This new class of vulnerabilities can occur on current and past Intel processors (from at least 2009 – 2018) when affected Intel microprocessors are speculating beyond an unpermitted data access.
By continuing the speculation in these cases, the affected Intel microprocessors expose a new side-channel for attack, allowing a malicious VM to infer data in the hypervisor and other VMs running on a core.
Our top priority is protecting and ensuring the security of your data and systems. As is our practice, VMware has been working closely with industry partners, such as Intel and others, to assess the issue and determine the most effective update and/or patch in conjunction with our partners. To learn more, please read this Knowledge Base (KB) article, which has been created as the centralized source of information for this issue. The article provides links to additional KB articles with detailed mitigation processes for each of the attack vectors identified by the L1 Terminal Fault vulnerabilities.
Partners that purchase the VMworld 2018 full conference pass, will have access to tailored business- and sales-focused content and sessions through the Partner Forum @ VMworld at no additional charge.
The Partner Forum begins Sunday, August 26.
At the Partner General Session, Jenni Flinders, WW Channel Chief will share insights into VMware’s strategy and vision and highlight the cloud and services opportunity with VMware.
In addition there will be partner sales breakout sessions (offered on Sunday from 2-4:00 PM and Thursday morning) along with 20+ theater sessions offered exclusively at the VMware Partner Forum Lounge (Monday through Wednesday).
And lastly, while the VMware Partner Forum Lounge is the place to catch a theater session, it’s also still the place for you to host a customer meeting, grab a beverage/snack, or simply relax and recharge.
Take a look at this IDC report, which indicates that the market for converged systems is growing, with VMware leading the pack.