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


What’s New in VSAN

Be one of the first to know about the latest Virtual SAN updates in the What’s New in Virtual SAN and Virtual SAN Technical Deep Dive sessions. Last year, over 1,500 people attended these sessions, so sign up on the schedule builder today to ensure your seat.

STO5877 What’s New in Virtual SAN
STO5906 Virtual SAN Technical Deep Dive and What’s New


Get Started with VSAN

Learn how to get your Virtual SAN up and running at an introductory session. To experience VSAN in a hands-on environment, check out the VSAN Hands-On Labs.

STO4572 Conducting a Successful Virtual SAN Proof of Concept
STO5887 Building a Business Case for Virtual SAN
STO5926 Virtual SAN Customer Panel


VSAN Technical Deep Dive

Once you have mastered the basics, discover how you can maximize VSAN’s capabilities in these highly technical, informative sessions.

STO5336 VMware Virtual SAN – Architecture Deep Dive
STO4572 Conducting a Successful Virtual SAN Proof of Concept
STO4820 Virtual SAN Hardware Guidance & Sizing
STO5133 VMware Virtual SAN + HyTrust DataControl: Delivering Encryption Services for Data at Rest and in Motion
STO5920 Considerations for Virtual SAN Running Business Critical Applications
STO6228 Monitoring and Troubleshooting Virtual SAN, Current and Future
STO4474 Networking: Virtual SAN’s Backbone
STO4544 Using Virtual SAN to Maximize Database Performance
STO4688 Will You Still Love Me When I’m 64?
STO5063 Building SQL Server Geographically Distributed Clusters with Virtual SAN
STO5157 Running Business Critical Applications with VMware All Flash Virtual SAN
STO4949 Extreme Performance Series: Virtual SAN Performance Deep-Dive


Virtual Volumes

Hear from the partners who helped invent VVols at the Virtual Volumes Technical Panel and learn about how it can solve long-standing storage management challenges at What’s New in Virtual Volumes.

STO4649 Virtual Volumes Technical Deep Dive
STO5571 What’s New in Virtual Volumes
STO5967 Best Practices: Getting the Most From Your New Virtual Volume Array
STO6069 Partner Solutions for Virtualized Data Services
STO6074 Automating Storage Management with SPBM
STO5522 Virtual Volumes Technical Panel


Meet the Experts

Have additional questions about VSAN? Ask our experts at Meet the Virtual SAN Product Team or participate in a group discussion on your favorite software-defined storage topic.

STO5328-GD vSphere Storage Overview – Today and Tomorrow with Shashank Rajvanshi
STO6547-GD Group Discussion on Software-Defined Storage
STO6548-GD Group Discussion on Hyper-converged Infrastructure
STO6549-GD Meet the Virtual SAN Product Team with Vahid Fereydouny and Rakesh Radhakrishnan
STO6550-GD Meet the Virtual SAN Engineering Team with Christos Karamanolis and Christian Dickmann
STO6551-GD vSphere Storage: Meet the experts (VMFS, NFS, PSA, iSCSI etc.)
STO6552-GD Meet the Virtual Volumes Engineering Team with Patrick Dirks
STO6553-GD Meet the Virtual Volumes Product Team with Ken Werneburg and Ben Meadowcroft


It’s not too late to register for VMworld 2015: register today and begin building your personalized event schedule. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

If you can’t wait until VMworld to learn more about Virtual SAN, test-drive VSAN today with a free, online Hands-On Lab (no installation required). If you already have access to a virtualized server, get started by downloading a free Virtual SAN trial for evaluation.