VMware Explore 2022 vSAN Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss

VMware Explore 2022 is an exciting event for anyone in technology, whether you’re a CTO, developer, systems admin or cloud professional. But if you’re a current VMware vSAN customer, are considering vSAN for your organization or are interested in learning more about vSAN and HCI technology, these sessions are especially for you. 

Check out the descriptions of these can’t-miss vSAN and HCI-themed sessions. For more information on each and to add them to your schedule of events, browse all our VMware Explore vSAN and HCI sessions in the content catalogue. 

vSphere+ and vSAN+: The Next Evolution of VMware Enterprise Workload Platform [CMK2208US] 

Wednesday, Aug. 31 | 2:30 – 3:30pm PDT  

This solution keynote — presented by VMware SVP/GMs Krish Prasad, John Gilmartin and Purnima Padmanabhan — will introduce the new innovations in vSphere+ and vSAN+ that help DevOps increase time to value and enhance operational efficiency. New offerings that speed up value include VMware Cloud Console, DRaaS, ransomware protection and vRealize integration, among other new features on the horizon. To illustrate the benefits of vSphere+ and vSAN+, this presentation includes a case study of one company’s transformation journey. 

Get to Know the Next-Generation of vSAN Architecture [CEIB2172US] 

Tuesday, Aug. 30 | 11am – 12pm PDT 

Discussions around the newest features and solutions have always been a hallmark of VMware events, and VMware Explore 2022 is no different! At this breakout session, learn all about the next-generation architecture of VMware vSAN, which focuses on enhancing performance, storage efficiency, data protection and vSAN management on storage devices. Senior Technical Marketing Architect, Pete Koehler and Senior Staff Engineer Wenguang Wang will also demo vSAN and show how it deploys workloads in vSphere public, private or hybrid clouds and manages those workloads at a granular level. 

Deconstructing vSAN – A Deep Dive into the Internals of vSAN [INDB2406USD] 


When you see a piece of excellently functioning machinery or code, do you wish you could see its inner workings and observe how all the components join forces? This on-demand session is your chance to do just that. Join technical architects John Nicholson and Pete Koehler as they share a technical view of vSAN and explain why it’s different from traditional storage systems and how flexibility sets vSAN apart from alternatives. At the end of this session, you’ll see why vSAN is the ideal storage platform for public and private clouds. 

Explore VMware Cross-Cloud Services [MCLK2539US] 

Tuesday, Aug. 30 | 11am – 12pm PDT 

VMware Explore is all about guiding attendees to the center of the multi-cloud universe, as multi-cloud is the way of the future. Multi-cloud environments are changing how organizations build, manage and secure workloads and drive innovation while delivering an excellent user experience. Embracing modern apps and Kubernetes, modernizing infrastructure and enabling hybrid workforces are the keys to unlocking multi-cloud potential. This solution keynote will inform attendees on how to stay ahead of challenges, deliver results and keep an eye on future opportunities. The panel of expert presenters includes VMware VP Vittorio Viarenga, VP and CTO Amanda Blevins, VMware Director of Cloud Strategy Richard Munro, plus the principal engineer and chief cloud strategy officer from Google Cloud and Deloitte, respectively. 

What Is HCI, and What Can It Be Used For? [CEIB1380US] 

Tuesday, Aug. 30 | 11 – 11:30am PDT 

There are more than 30,000 vSAN customers, but not everyone knows what hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is. This session will break down why IT professionals choose HCI to transform their data centers. To illustrate the main points, William Leslie from Dell Technologies will present use cases from organizations of various sizes and industries. 

Introduction to vSphere+ and vSAN+ [PAR2821US] 

Tuesday, Aug. 30 | 3 – 3:25pm PDT 

Thursday, Sept. 1 | 10:30 – 10:55am PDT 

The title of this session says it all! New vSphere+ and vSAN+ subscriptions offer exciting new upgrades and the potential for extraordinary value. Learn about both at this quick partner session. 

60 Minutes of Virtually Speaking Live: Accelerating Cloud Transformation [MCLB2804US] 

Tuesday, Aug. 30 | 12:30 – 1:30pm PDT 

Listen to (and watch!) an episode of your favorite podcast live at this breakout session. The Virtually Speaking Podcast will have a panel of technologists and architects discussing cloud complexity management from a technical and operational perspective. Cloud transformation is top of mind for most IT professionals, but simplifying complexity should be a close second. Crowd participation is highly encouraged at this breakout session, so it’s sure to be informative, interesting and lively! 

VMware vSAN – Getting Started [ELW-HOL-2208-01-HCI] 

Monday, Aug. 29 | 4:30 – 6pm PDT 

Tuesday, Aug. 30 | 1:45 – 3:15pm PDT 

Thursday, Sept. 1 | 10:30am – 12pm PDT 

Do you have questions about how to get started with vSAN 7? Are you not sure how to execute certain functions? This hands-on lab has your name on it. You’ll walk away from this 90-minute session with the skills to perform the following: 

  • Configure and manage upgrades 
  • Monitor and optimize workload performance 
  • Navigate cloud-native application capabilities, HCI Mesh and stretched cluster architecture 

Explore the multi-cloud universe 

Now’s the time to register for VMware Explore 2022 and add these vSAN/HCI sessions (and more!) to your schedule. If you’re unable to travel to the in-person event in San Francisco, you can still access more than 100 sessions online and on-demand. If you are at the event, make sure to stop by the “What’s New With VMware Storage” booth on the expo floor for demos and more information about vSAN and HCI. See you there! 

Session availability, dates, and times are subject to change without notice. See the VMware Explore 2022 US Content Catalogue for the latest information.