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VMware highlights at Dell EMC World 2017


VMware Unveils IoT Management Solution
– https://www.vmware.com/radius/vmware-unveils-iot-management-solution/
– https://blogs.vmware.com/pulseiot/2017/05/09/introducing-vmware-pulse-iot-center/

Dell EMC VDI Complete Solutions
– https://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2017/05/dell-emc-vdi-complete-horizon.html
– http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2017/05/dell-emc-world-2017-vdi-completeready-bundle.html

Delivering Developer-Ready Infrastructure for Modern Application Development
– https://www.vmware.com/radius/dell-emc-world-developer-ready-infrastructure/
– https://blogs.vmware.com/cloudnative/microservices-meets-micro-segmentation-delivering-developer-ready-infrastructure-modern-application-development/

VMware & Google Extend Partnership to Accelerate Adoption of Chromebooks
– https://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2017/05/google-chromebooks-workspace-one.html

Dell & VMware Extend PC Management to the Firmware and BIOS
– http://blogs.air-watch.com/2017/05/dell-vmware-pc-management/#

Multiple announcements/blogs from DellEMC: https://blog.dellemc.com/en-us

On-demand General Session Keynotes: http://dellemcworld.com/live.htm#main=ondemand

VMware at #DellEMCWorld 2017


Realize What’s Possible: Transforming Cloud, Mobility and Security
Join VMware at Dell EMC World 2017 in Las Vegas (May 8-11), for a week focused on:

  • Hyper-converged Infrastructure
  • Digital Workplace
  • Mobility
  • Security
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Cloud Foundation, SDDC and Hybrid Cloud Solutions
  • Cross-Cloud Architecture
  • Cloud Management solutions
  • Cloud-Native Applications

VMware Keynote: Realizing the Workforce Transformation
Tues, May 9th, 10 – 11:30am, Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO
Watch LIVE online at this time

Breakout Sessions led by VMware

Technology Track
Turbo Charge Your VDI Project With VMware Horizon On VxRail
Mon, May 8, 12-1pm – Marco Polo 703
Wed, May 10, 12-1pm – Delfino 4005
Practical Path To VMware NSX & SDDC
Mon, May 8, 3-4pm – Palazzo O
Wed, May 10, 1:30 – 2:30pm – Delfino 4005
Build An Integrated SDDC Stack With VMware
Tues, May 9, 12-1pm – Delfino 4003
Wed, May 10, 8:30 – 9:30am – Galileo 901

IT Leadership Track
Tackling The Top End User Computing Trends With Desktop Virtualization
Mon, May 8, 4:30 – 5:30pm – San Polo 3403
Convergence Of PC Lifecycle Management And Enterprise Mobility Management
Wed, May 10, 12-1pm – San Polo 3403
Visions Of The Software Defined Data Center
Tues, May 9, 1:30 – 2:30pm – Murano 3203

Code and Modern Apps Track
Photon Platform: Architecture, Use-Cases & Demo
Wed, May 10, 12-1pm – Zeno 4602

View a session catalog listing of ALL VMware related breakout sessions

VMware Booth

Visit our VMware booth (Solutions Expo #1143) for theater presentations every 20 minutes and meet our technical staff in person at any of the booth pods for product demos and Q&A.  The VMware booth team will be offering raffle prizes for attending booth demos and giveaways for visitors.

Theater Presentations [click to enlarge]

LIVE Video Interviews

VMware execs will be sharing highlights, insights and Q&A during interviews from the show. These interviews will be streamed LIVE and made available via recording on our VMware TV YouTube channel following the conference.

theCUBE (watch the live stream)
Mon, 5:30 pm PT: Narasimha Krishnakumar, Director, Product Mgmt, VMware
Tues, 11:30 am PT: Yanbing Li, SVP and GM, Storage and Availability, VMware
Tues, 12 noon PT: Bask Iyer, CIO, Dell EMC and VMware
Tues, 1 pm PT: Pat Gelseinger, CEO, VMware

Dell Technologies TV (watch the live stream)
Mon, 1 pm PT: Ray O’Farrell, EVP and CTO, VMware
Wed, 12:55 pm PT: Ian Mulholland, VP, Dell Tech Solutions, VMware
Wed, 1:15 pm PT: Sanjay Poonen, COO, VMware

icon-socialmedia2  Social Media & Community


VMware interviews at EMC World 2016

EMC World 2016 Modernize

Here are a few video interviews with our VMware team on theCUBE:

For more interviews and highlights, visit our YouTube playlist: VMware at EMC World

For photos from EMC World, browse: EMC World Facebook albums

VMware at #Interop 2016


Connecting the IT Community – VMware at Interop 2016

View the listing of VMware sessions during the week

If you’re at Interop, don’t miss these key spotlight sessions:

Interop Theater Session
Automating Security Workflows: The SDDC Approach  Bruce Davie, CTO Networking
Wednesday, May 4 – 11:30 – 11:45 AM
Location: Interop Theater in Exhibit Hall
Abstract: Security in the data center today involves mapping policies to the network topology.  This results in imperfect security (the network is under constant change), which is slow to deploy, and even slower to adapt when change is required.  But what if it were possible to move away from the traditional source/destination way of describing policy?  What if you knew deep information about every element in the data center and could take advantage of this “total inventory” to create better security policies that adapt automatically to changing conditions?  With VMware NSX and its SDDC approach to network security, you can. This session will help you start this approach and start your journey to the SDDC.

Storage Vendor Tech Session
The Easiest Path to Hyperconvergence – Virtual SAN and VMware Hyper-Converged Software – Rawlinson Rivera, Principle Architect, Storage & Availability
Wednesday, May 4 – 3:00 – 3:45 PM
Location: Mandalay Bay L
Abstract:  The ubiquitous use of server virtualization and the emergence of the cloud has increased end-user expectations for performance and responsiveness, while adding pressure on IT to lower costs and increase efficiency. Join us in this session to learn how you can easily and cost-effectively extend your virtualized datacenter into a hyper-converged architecture using VMware’s market-leading hypervisor, vSphere, and the hyper-converged storage solution, Virtual SAN.  We’ll specifically examine how Virtual SAN is helping solve traditional IT and storage challenges through a flash-optimized, high performance architecture, unified management and the simplicity of consuming, operating and scaling infrastructure.

VMware Booth #405 in the Expo Hall
Explore the VMware product demos, Theater presentations and meet the VMware team!

(click on the Theater schedule below to zoom in)

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Social Media Stream for VMware at #Interop 2016
Click the thumbnail (below) to open the social media stream in a new browser. Engage directly with Twitter and Facebook posts in the stream.


VMware at #EMCworld 2016


“Software-Define Your Future” with VMware at EMC World 2016
If you will be attending EMC World 2016 in Las Vegas (May 2-5), join us for a value-packed agenda of VMware keynotes, sessions, demos and labs for SDDC, Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Hybrid Cloud and Cloud-Native Apps.

Visit our VMware booth (Solutions Expo) for theater presentations every 20 minutes and meet our technical staff in person at any of the booth pods for product demos and Q&A.  The VMware booth team will be offering fantastic raffle prizes for attending booth demos and instant prizes for participants in other activities.

VMware Keynotes (General Session Theater):
Tuesday, May 3rd, 10am – Ray O’Farrell – VMware Management & Orchestration
Wednesday, May 4th, 10am – Kit Colbert – VMware Cloud Native Apps

VMware Breakout Sessions & Booth Theater Presentations:
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emworld-sessions      emcworld-theater

Social Media Stream for VMware at #EMCworld 2016
Click the thumbnail (below) to open the social media stream in a new browser. Engage directly with Twitter and Facebook posts in the stream with a Reply, Retweet, Favorite or Like.


Follow VMware and EMC World Twitter updates:
Twitter list for EMC World 2016
VMware Twitter directory

Watch LIVE and recorded video coverage online:
theCUBE video (interviews, highlights)
EMC TV (keynotes, interviews, highlights)

EMC World 2016 Mobile App:
Available for iOS, Android or Web App

Questions about VMware products or solutions?
Ask our team onsite at the VMware Booth or in sessions
Explore our VMTN Community Forums for Q&A
Explore the Everything VMware at EMC Community

Hope to see you in Las Vegas for EMC World 2016!

VMware at #EMCWorld 2015

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EMC World 2015 comes to Las Vegas next week (May 4-7) with VMware joining in to share our latest product highlights, education and technical content around Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Hybrid Cloud and more. If attending, please review the schedules below (click to zoom) for our Breakout Sessions, Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions and Booth Theater Presentations to fit into your own busy schedules. Don’t miss the General Session on Tuesday at 10am with Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, joining Joe Tucci, EMC CEO and Paul Maritz, Pivotal CEO to present on Enterprise Hybrid Cloud and PaaS.

Breakout Sessions   BOF Sessions   Theater Sessions

At the VMware Booth in the Solutions Expo, our team will be showcasing VMware products and services with scheduled presentations at the Booth Theater, starting Monday night at the Welcome Reception through Tuesday and Wednesday. Drop by, meet the team, watch a theater presentation, ask for product demos and bring your questions. Take a spin at our Vegas slot machine – every participant wins a prize (possibly an EVO:RAIL backpack)! Don’t miss the week-long opportunity to talk to our team in sessions, at the booth, in meetings, at gatherings or on social media.

Follow @vmwareevents and @vmware on Twitter for highlights and coverage from the week. Use the #EMCworld hashtag on Twitter for the main stream of show content, but add the #VMware hashtag to narrow that conversation and highlights for VMware. Other suggested VMware hashtags include: #vsphere #vsom #evorail #vsan #vvols #vmwnsx #vcloud #vmwarehorizon

Other online channels include:
EMC World Virtual Conference (watch keynotes)
VMware Tribal Knowledge Blog (announcements and highlights)
VMware Events page on Facebook (announcements and highlights)
VMware YouTube channel – EMC World playlist (theCUBE and EMC TV videos)

We look forward to meeting attendees next week in Vegas or followers online!

VMware TV on YouTube

Vmwaretv-logoVMware TV has been re-launched on YouTube with a new layout, new features and navigation between all our VMware YouTube channels:

VMware TV  |  VMware KB TV  |  VMware Tech Pubs  |  VMware Careers  |  VMware Partner TV  |  VMworld TV

Each channel contains a "Channel Guide" button to navigate between our YouTube channels and to view a schedule of video content available on each channel.  At the top are links to visit directories of all VMware Social Media Channels.




The Video Theater area contains controls to navigate between videos, to get more info/description on each video, to comment on videos and to share the videos via social media channels and/or embed code.

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The Social Media Conversation area offers a place for you to post your comments on the YouTube Channel (not a specific video) and view the latest streams of related postings, filtered by Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Blogs. 


If you need help finding video content, try "Advanced Seach" just above the video theater (large magnify glass icon)



Browse the new YouTube channels, features and videos from VMware.  Let us know your comments by posting on each channel or by sharing the content by using the social share buttons. To stay current with the latest videos posted by VMware, be sure to Subscribe to VMware TV.

~ The VMware Social Media Team

Sessions for VMware vSphere 5 and Cloud Infrastructure Suite

Wow, after a content-rich announcement of products and features around VMware vSphere 5 and the Cloud Infrastructure Suite, there is a lot to consume — a lot to digest — and a lot to share. Be sure to visit our virtual show to continue your journey in an online environment of sessions, resources and networking.

Start at the Auditorium for on-demand breakout sessions where you can listen into each topic and view slides with Q&A and conversations on Twitter.


Note: A recording of the Keynote is available in the Auditorium

Twitter hashtags to use in tweets for any questions:

Cloud Infrastructure Launch – What’s New?
What’s New in vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5?
What’s New in vCloud Director?
What’s New in vSphere Storage Appliance
What’s New in vSphere 5 and Heartbeat 6.4
What’s New in vShield 5? – Trust Your Cloud
What’s New in Licensing?

Also visit the Resource Center to view and save demos, datasheets, FAQs, papers, etc.


And connect with other attendees for a chat or questions in the Networking Lounge.


Invite your collegues, bring your questions and see you online!

VMware at Cisco Live 2011

VMware is pleased to be a Gold Sponsor at Cisco Live 2011 (July 10-14).  If attending the conference, don’t miss the great VMware sessions, booth demos and theater presentations.  You can follow highlights for the show across our social media channels.

Tuesday, July 12, 11:30-12:30 PT
Online Virtual Auditorium: Ask the Expert – Scale Your Cloud
Speakers: Sean Gilbert, Greg Murray

This session will highlight joint Cloud solutions from Cisco and VMware to help companies scale their cloud and provide end users secure, on-demand access to shared infrastructure resources while simplifying datacenter management. Cisco Cloud Portal Integration with vCloud Director will be discussed – a solution built on the foundation for cloud computing to enable value-added services, simplified configuration and intelligent automation. The new features of vCloud Director 1.5 will also be highlighted, including further integration with Nexus 1000V.

Wednesday, July 13, 4:00 PM PT
Vblock – Rock Solid Reference Architecture for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Speakers: Afonso Infante, Hang Long

 Virtual desktop deployments are on the rise and enterprises are looking for standardized guidance for the infrastructure components. The VMware, Cisco and EMC partnership delivers Vblock packages to help accelerate your time to market while decreasing complexity. This session will review the Vblock reference architecture for VMware View — including components, performance and considerations. In addition, we will review a case study of a very large US public sector customer that used VMware View and Vblock to make their IT more agile, speeding up their ability to deploy and maintain end user desktops.

View conference sessions & prorgrams | View conference keynotes & super sessions

VMware Booth and Theater Presentations
Drop by VMware booth #1169 for demos and chat with our VMware team of experts around Cloud Infrastructure and Management, End-User Computing and Cloud Application Platforms.

Check out the exciting theater presentations happening at our booth theater:

Monday, July 11

4:45-5:00pm                  VMware vSphere
5:15-5:30pm                  End-User Computing
5:45-6:00pm                  Cisco UCS Express
6:15-6:30pm                  Cisco VXI and UC on UCS with vSphere and View
6:45-7:00pm                  Vblock Solution for VMware View

Tuesday, July 12

11:15-11:30am               VMware vSphere
12:15-12:30pm               Secure, Scale and Network your Cloud with Nexus 1000V
12:45-1:30pm                VMware vSphere
1:45-2:00pm                  Cisco UCS Express
2:15-2:30pm                  Vblock Solution for VMware View
2:45-3:00pm                  Secure, Scale and Network your Cloud with Nexus 1000V
3:15-3:30pm                  Cisco VXI and UC on UCS with vSphere and View
3:45-4:00pm                  Cisco Cloud Portal (newScale) and VMware vCloud Director
4:15-4:30pm                  Secure, Scale and Network your Cloud with Nexus 1000V
4:45-5:00pm                  Cloud Overview
5:15-5:30pm                  Cisco VXI and UC on UCS with vSphere and View
5:45-6:00pm                  End-User computing
6:15-6:30pm                  Secure, Scale and Network your Cloud with Nexus 1000V

Wednesday, July 13

11:15-11:30am               VMware vSphere
11:45-12:00pm               End-User Computing
12:15-12:30pm               Secure, Scale and Network your Cloud with Nexus 1000V
12:45-1:00pm                Cisco VXI and UC on UCS with vSphere and View
1:15-1:30pm                  Cisco UCS Express
1:45-2:00pm                  Vblock Solution for VMware View
2:15-2:30pm                  Secure, Scale and Network your Cloud with Nexus 1000V
2:45-3:15pm                  VMware vSphere
3:45-4:00pm                  Cisco Cloud Portal (newScale) and VMware vCloud Director
4:15-4:30pm                  Secure, Scale and Network your Cloud with Nexus 1000V
4:45-5:00pm                  End-User Computing
5:15-5:30pm                  Cisco VXI and UC on UCS with vSphere and View

Thursday, July 14

11:15-11:30am               VMware vSphere
11:45-12:00pm               End-User Computing
12:15-12:30pm               Cisco UCS Express
12:45-1:15pm                VMware vSphere
1:15-1:30pm                  Secure, Scale and Network your Cloud with Nexus 1000V

Social Media & Resources


VMware at HP Discover 2011

VMware is a Platinum sponsor at HP Discover 2011 in Las Vegas next week (June 6-10).  Don't miss the VMware sessions, booth offerings and social media resources highlighted below.

HP Storage Track Keynote:
Converged Storage for the Next Era of Computing – Wednesday June 8th, 11:00 am
David Scott, Senior Vice President and General Manager, HP
Carl Eschenbach, Co-President, Customer Operations, VMware
HP is creating storage solutions designed for, and delivered on, HP converged infrastructure; it's about unification of infrastructure, not storage devices. Throughout the storage sessions, you'll learn how HP storage can flex to business demands and eliminate performance barriers with industry leading common modular infrastructure. You will learn how to instantly scale performance and capacity for any data type and workload by focusing on best-in-class purpose-built solutions and learn to reduce complexity and deploy applications in minutes with common service-oriented management unified across the infrastructure.

View all track keynotes or all sessions.  Below is a list of highlighted VMware sessions:

Tuesday, June 7th
6:00PM: Implementing Converged Applications with VMware

6:00PM: Optimize Your Applications with a Cloud Application Platform

Wednesday, June 8th
9:30AM: HP and VMware cloud solutions: competitive or complementary?
9:30AM: Evolution of performance testing at VMware SpringSource
11:00AM: Using virtualization for high availability & disaster recovery lab
11:00AM and 4:30PM: HP Storage Keynote: converged storage for the next era of computing
2:00PM: The RA Factory for certified applications
2:00PM: Security and cloud: not an oxymoron with vShield and Tipping Point
2:00PM and 4:30PM: Supercharge your VMware SAN with HP StorageWorks, VMware vStorage API for Array Integration (VAAI) and Emulex SAN infrastructure
3:30PM: Does the Cloud have an Operating System?
5:00PM: Keynote:  Virtual Infrastructure Solutions with HP and VMware

Thursday, June 9th
8:00AM: Virtual desktops in clinical environments
8:00AM: Enabling business agility with VMware and HP Desktop Cloud
8:00AM and 11:00AM: Installing and managing VMware vSphere on HP BladeSystem platforms
9:30AM: VMware, SAP, and HP Blade Matrix as an ERP cloud platform
11:00AM: Virtualize with VMware on HP ProLiant scale-up x86 servers
11:00AM: A firsthand account of the benefits of virtualization in K-12 schools

Friday, June 10th
8:00AM: Installing and managing VMware vSphere on HP BladeSystem platforms
8:00AM: vSphere Trends and Technology Previews
9:30AM: Best Practices for Virtualizing Applications and ensuring Performance of Java and WebSphere on VMware vSphere

Social Media Coverage for HP Discover 2011:

VMware Booth & Demos
Drop by Booth #115 in the Discover Zone.  Chat with our VMware team and experts about these products: 

  • Cloud Infrastructure: VMware vSphere, vCloud Director, vShield, vCenter
  • Cloud Application Platform: VMware vFabric
  • End-User Computing: VMware View, ThinApp, Zimbra