VMworld Europe 2018: Your Guide to Storage and Availability Activities

The vSAN team is en route to VMworld round two and we can’t wait to meet you! If it’s not obvious, we are hyped about hyperconverged infrastructure, and the same can be said about our 15,000 customers. VMworld is the ideal place to check out VMware’s innovative technologies, including vSAN’s market-leading hyperconverged infrastructure at the HCI Zone. Get ready to nerd-out, because we have thrilling keynotes, engaging panels and leading insight waiting for you in Barcelona!

We’ve mapped out the top storage and availability activities at VMworld Europe. Catch all the highlights here:



Peruse the Solutions Exchange

First stop: the VMware Booth on the Solutions Exchange floor. When you spot the Modernize the Data Center area, you’ll know you’re in the right place. We’ll be showcasing both vSAN and SRM, so stop by and get your questions answered.

The Solutions Exchange will also host the HCI Zone powered by yours truly! In the zone, we’ll focus on running mission-critical applications—from Containerized MySQL to SAP HANA to Apps running in the Edge. Find all of your vSAN solutions in one place so you can make an informed decision for your organization. Be sure to stop by the demo stations focused on vSAN, Virtual Volumes, vSAN in VMware Cloud, VMware Site Recovery (DRaaS to AWS), and SRM.

Swerve on over to Hands-On-Labs

Ready for a test drive? VMworld attendees gain special access to the latest VMware technologies without the purchase of equipment, software or licenses. You’ll want to check out the Hands-On-Labs

We also have a VxRail lab available which will show you how to get started with a HCI appliance. It doesn’t get any easier to stand up hyper-converged infrastructure than that!

Choose from Self-paced or expert-led HOLs:

  • VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy Based Management
  • VMware vSAN 6.7 – Getting Started
  • VMware vSAN 6.7 – Getting Started (GERMAN)
  • VMware vSAN 6.7 – Getting Started Workshop

Plan Your Ideal Schedule

So many options, so little time! We can tell you this, there’s no such thing as a bad session. Come armed with questions for our storage experts and customer panelists. Make the most out of your trip!

vSAN & VxRail, SRM, Virtual Volumes, the list goes on. Our sessions will include real-life customers, industry analysts, and technical and business partners. Learn from and network with people who have common interests and questions. From spotlight sessions to breakouts and group discussions, check out this blog with our Top 10 vSAN sessions.

Still struggling to choose? Don’t miss the sessions below!

Register for the top VMworld vSAN sessions

Showcase Keynote – Innovating Beyond HCI: How VMware is Driving the Next Data Center Revolution [HCI3728KE] – Wednesday, 11:00 – 12:00 | Hall 8.0, Room 50

Understand where the technology is headed, see demos of the latest capabilities, and get a technical sneak peek at what’s coming to future-proof your business for the hybrid cloud, containers, and more. If you’re looking to lead your organization to the future and drive business value as an IT professional, this is a session you don’t want to miss.

Data Protection in VMware Hybrid Clouds [HCI1705BE] Wednesday, 17:00 – 18:00 | Hall 8.0, Room 31

This session focuses on Data Protection (DP) and specifically how DP is a driver for the adoption of hybrid clouds, such as VMware Cloud on AWS. We start with a demo of VMware’s existing DR-as-a-Service offering. We outline the benefits of hybrid clouds as well as some of the remaining challenges for customers of such services.

Modernize Datacenter Showcase: Driving Transformation from the Data Center to the Public Cloud [DC3732KE] – Tuesday, 06 November, 15:30 – 16:30 | Hall 8.0, Room 50 

Whether you are looking to build a more powerful private cloud, extend to cloud environments like VMware Cloud on AWS, IBM Cloud or more than 4,000 VMware Cloud Provider Partners or deliver next-generation applications, VMware Cloud gives you the best cloud environment to support your IT and business strategies.


Meet the experts!

Networking and vSAN with Myles Gray [MTE5208E] – Tuesday, 15:15 – 16:00 | Hall 8.0, Meet the Experts, Table 2 – Learn and ask questions about anything vSAN and networking related – stretched cluster topologies, Layer 2 or Layer 3 networks, the use of vSAN with networking overlays, and much more!

Understanding vSAN Data Placement with expert Pete Flecha [MTE5048E] – Tue., 06 November, 11:15 – 12:00 and Wed., 07 November, 14:15 – 15:00 | Hall 8.0, Meet The Experts, Table 2 – We will discuss how vSAN distributes data across drives and hosts to ensure availability. This includes storage policy-based management (SPBM), RAID-1 mirroring and RAID- 5/6 erasure coding, and how these failure protection methods affect vSAN data placement.

We’re looking forward to meeting you next week in Barcelona. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates!


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