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Partners: Become Software-Defined Storage Experts at Partner Exchange at VMworld 2015

At Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2015, partners will have exclusive opportunities to connect with the individuals who are transforming software-defined storage: from the Partner Lounge to targeted breakout sessions, there are plenty of opportunities to network, learn, and engage with customers. Not only will partners have access to all of the enablement, sessions, and information needed to succeed in selling VMware products, but also the opportunity to learn about the VMware partner roadmap to have well informed conversations with customers throughout VMworld.

VMware partners with a Partner Exchange Add-On Pass will be able to take advantage of the following activities and more during the week of VMworld.

Technical Boot Camps

Saturday, August 29th  |  VMware Campus  |  Palo Alto

Attend complimentary all-day technical Boot Camps at VMware’s newly renovated headquarters in Palo Alto. Transportation to and from the Moscone Center in San Francisco will be provided as well as breakfast, lunch, an afternoon networking reception, and a tour of VMware’s campus. For a full list of partner boot camps, visit the VMworld Content Catalog and begin building your schedule.

Partner Breakout Sessions

Sunday, August 30th  |  Moscone West  |  San Francisco

Attend partner-specific sessions to learn about the latest Virtual SAN features, tips to successfully sell software-defined storage solutions, and how to win SDDC deals against competition. For a full list of partner breakout sessions, visit the VMworld Content Catalog.

Partner Exchange Lounge

Sunday, August 30th – Thursday, September 3rd

Moscone West, Level 3  |  San Francisco

This year, the Partner Exchange Lounge will be bigger than ever with plenty of space for partners to network, relax, and unwind in-between sessions and meetings.  Partners will be able to use the Partner Exchange Lounge to book private meeting rooms, charge up their devices, grab coffee and snacks, and connect with peers throughout VMworld.  Special networking receptions will be held daily.

Having access to the Partner Exchange Lounge will give partners a unique opportunity to attend the Ask the Executives series everyday from 12:00-3:45pm and openly discuss any topic with various VMware executives such as Bask Iyer, CIO, and Chris Wolf, VMware CTO of Americas Sales.

To avoid long VMworld lines, partners will also be able to take a Hands-On Lab in the Hands-On Labs Hotspot located exclusively in the Partner Exchange Lounge. Completing this lab counts towards their Partner University Credits, Leaderboard Standing, and 2015 VTSP Accreditations.

Learn more about PEX at VMworld and register today. To stay up-to-date with the latest Partner Exchange news, follow @VMwarePEX on Twitter.

Explore VMware Virtual SAN and More at VMworld 2015

VMworld is quickly approaching, and this year’s agenda is packed with software-defined storage sessions, booth demos, and hands-on labs – from Virtual SAN to Virtual Volumes. Attend VMworld 2015 to learn how you can simplify your IT infrastructure and lower storage costs in the below sessions.

New & Noteworthy

Learn the latest VSAN technical trends, customer successes, and the future of virtualized storage at these must-see sessions.

STO5954-S Rethinking Enterprise Storage: The Rise Of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
STO5333 Building a Stretched Cluster with Virtual SAN
STO5947 Virtual SAN Operations Management Using vRealize Operations
STO5883 Software Defined Storage: The next Evolution in Storage Architectures
STO4650-QT Five Common Customer Use Cases for Virtual SAN
STO6558-QT 10 Reasons Why VMware Virtual SAN Is the Best Hyperconverged Solution

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Get hands-on with Virtual SAN – download the free 6 month evaluation!

Starting today you can download Virtual SAN for a free 6 month evaluation through VMUG. Sign up here: http://vmug.hs-sites.com/virtual-san-trial

Having seen the tremendous interest in learning more about VSAN, we think this would be a great way to test drive the product and play with all the features in your own lab or test cluster. Find out how easy and automated the policy-based management actually is or how VSAN just works with all your existing vSphere features like vMotion, HA, DRS etc….. Go check it out and see what other VSAN users rave about!

If you need any guidance around deployment, hardware, best practices check out the VSAN resources page: http://www.vmware.com/products/virtual-san/resources.html

Remember, if you are not already a VMUG member you can join for free at: http://www.vmug.com/Join and then download the VSAN evaluation.

Not all VVols are Created Equal : Hitachi Storage for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes

It is my pleasure today to again offer a post that has been written by an esteemed industry colleague and guest blogger.  This post on VVol was written by Hitachi Data System’s Dinesh Singh.  Dinesh is Solutions Marketing Manager with Hitachi Data Systems focused on virtualization and cloud solutions. Dinesh drives awareness and adoption of HDS storage solutions for VMware Server and EUC virtualization platforms.  In this post Dinesh tells us about how Hitachi has approached the implementation of Virtual Volumes on their platform, and gives us some very nice detail about what can be done with HDS gear when coupled with Vvol.

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