VMware is excited about the upcoming VMworld 2012 in San Francisco on August 26 through 30. The VMworld team published the Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Come to VMworld, including getting the inside information on what’s next, hands-on training, and meeting the industry luminaries that this event attracts. However, some may not glean from this list that VMworld is aimed not just at virtualization infrastructure teams, but at app teams as well. While VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud technologies, we are also squarely focused on helping customers build apps that are optimized to run on this infrastructure, and the vFabric team’s presence at VMworld this year underscores this fact in spades.
Why should app teams come to VMworld?
1. Knowledge. If you develop with Spring or intend to virtualize Java, you will gain enough insights on VMware’s vFabric application stack to impact your career for several years.
2. Customer roundtables. We are looking to bring together a variety of vFabric users with their peers and our product leaders to hear and provide feedback on our product roadmaps, use cases, and suggestions that will help define our upcoming products.
3. One-on-one interviews and testimonials. We want to hear from you! Meet with our product representatives and tell us your vFabric experience. Sharing your achievements adds to the community, builds respect with your peers, and can even earn you some special rewards from VMware itself.
4. Demos of new products on the showfloor. The vFabric team will be armed with demos of our products that are available now or scheduled to be released soon. Products like vFabric Application Director, Application Performance Manager, Hadoop/Serengeti, EM4J, CloudFoundry and SQLFire. Be the first to see them!
5. Over 48 hours of content specific to applications. We have built an entire track called APP-CAP, which stands for Apps on the Cloud Application Platform. We have application tracks in other tracks as well, especially the OPS track as the lines of application and system management are diverging in the cloud. We have demos and labs where you will get to see and try out how VMware envisions application teams to be operating.
Application Session Highlights:
Accelerate Adoption by Leveraging IaaS for a Complete Deployment and Monitoring Lifecycle
Learn how to build out a self-service infrastructure so app teams can accelerate time to market, land more apps on internal infrastructure, and reduce dependencies on IT to launch apps.
Application Management in the ‘Cloud’ and Application Modernization Paradigm
Managing apps in the cloud is a completely different science. Understand what are the new requirements for management tools in virtualized and cloud environments.
Building Cloud Ready Applications in Application Director
Learn how to architect apps that are portable across clouds, can be updated frequently, and are actually faster to create.
VMware’s Application Management Platform – Enable Any App Any Where… Collaboratively!
Learn more about VMware’s tools that help virtualization admins empower app teams to become their own DevOps organizations.
How IT (VMware) Builds Cloud Application Platform Leveraging Application Director
Talk to the people that built the story of how VMware IT reduced provisioning time by 80%.
Application Management in the Real World
Join in this panel session and talk to two of VMware’s thought leaders that are shaping how we approach app management in today’s new cloudy market landscape.
Fast Data Meets Big Data
RDBMs are now a legacy means to track data. Get up to speed on how new approaches to data management are making big things happen for telcos, financial institutions, and modern mega-apps like Facebook.
The Benefits of Virtualization for Middleware
Want to build apps that use horizontally scalable web servers, app servers, and message queues? Learn VMware best practices for doing this and hear how Cardinal Health is benefiting from this strategy.
The Changing Nature of Applications and the VMware vFabric Cloud Application Platform
Application infrastructure is evolving quickly. Find out how you can preserve your investments in your current apps and move them forward to be elastic, dynamic and data-intensive.
VMware vFabric tc Server Best Practices for Security, Stability, and Sanity
Transform your Apache Tomcat instances to enterprise grade with best practices from SpringSource experts.
Next Generation Messaging: VMware vFabric RabbitMQ
Asynchronous messaging can turbo-charge the speed of your modern apps. Learn RabbitMQ basics as well as the relevance of messaging in cloud application architectures.
Big Data and Big Analytics Panel
Join five technology leaders from Cloudera, Walmart Labs, VMware, and more to discuss next-gen apps with big data technologies like Hadoop, NoSQL, real-time analytics, and more.
Operating Cloud Foundry
Walk through Cloud Foundry’s interaction with existing infrastructure and see how it can accelerate the development of enterprise applications.
Cloud Foundry Bootcamp
Get hands-on with the Cloud Foundry platform as a service and how to get going as a developer.
Accelerate Database Virtualization with VMware vFabric Data Director
Learn how you can provision databases within minutes with database as a service. Learn about how this product helps get an entire IT organization more efficient.
Build Your First Mobile Application … in the Cloud … in 60 Minutes
See the environment, build the app, deploy it, run it on your phone at the end of the hour. Source code included.
Behind Closed Doors: Partner Success Stories for vFabric Cloud Application Platform Implementations
Leading technology executives talk about real-life scenarios of a cloud application platform from being in the trenches.
10 Reasons VMware vSphere Is the Best Place to Run Java
Understand why vSphere is arguably the best place to run Java and how to build a business case to transform your app to this more modern infrastructure.
Inside the Hadoop Machine
Learn about the architecture, performance, and resources within a Hadoop framework. Leave with the know-how to plan a virtual Hadoop system.
Learn more about big data analytics, real-time solutions, Hadoop analytics, data modeling, and more. Understand how some systems are failing, where the low-cost solutions exist.
Big Data, Fast Data in the Cloud Ready Front Office—How EMC Is Working with VMware and NYSE
Find out how the NYSE is keeping up with increasing trading volumes, rising data volumes and cost pressures with a detailed walk through of their experience and strategy of moving to the cloud.
Cloud Foundry Ecosystem
Find out how to use or become part of the expanding partner ecosystem around Cloud Foundry.
Intel Enterprise PaaS with Cloud Foundry
Learn about Intel’s journey to an enterprise, private cloud that has reduced deployment from months to days.
We look forward to meeting you in person at VMworld 2012!
|About the Author: Stacey Schneider has over 15 years of working with technology, with a focus on working with sales and marketing automation as well as internationalization. Schneider has held roles in services, engineering, products and was the former head of marketing and community for Hyperic before it was acquired by SpringSource and VMware. She is now working as a product marketing manager across the vFabric products at VMware, including supporting Hyperic. Prior to Hyperic, Schneider held various positions at CRM software pioneer Siebel Systems, including Group Director of Technology Product Marketing, a role for which her contributions awarded her a patent. Schneider received her BS in Economics with a focus in International Business from the Pennsylvania State University.|