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I am excited to share that we have kicked off a new 5-part webcast series, in partnership with VMUG, to help you easily learn about vSphere 7. It’s called Getting To Know vSphere 7, and we have put together some great content to share with you.

You can go to the series landing page and then register for each webcast individually. Direct links included below in each webcast’s details. You will hear from the vSphere team about key capabilities, benefits, use cases, and most importantly — why it matters to you and your career.

I look forward to connecting with you through these webcasts! Check out the details below and register of all 5 webcasts right away! (Note: Since the Apr 1 webcast is already done, you will be able to access it on-demand from VMUG.com.)

 

“Getting To Know vSphere 7”

Session Details

 

Webcast #1 – Apr 1, 2020 @ 10am PDT

The New vSphere – Essential Services for the Modern Hybrid Cloud

Speakers:

  • Himanshu Singh
  • Adam Eckerle

Abstract:

Modern application workloads require an infrastructure platform that connects developers and IT teams while simplifying management. The newly released VMware vSphere 7 has been rearchitected with native Kubernetes, massively changing the game when it comes to building and running modern applications for the enterprise, and boosting productivity for developers and IT. Moreover, IT can ensure governance and security while providing Developers self-service access to resources from the hybrid cloud. With the latest innovations in vSphere 7, IT is now able to support Kubernetes leveraging existing investments in resources and skillsets.

VMware vSphere is bringing new innovations and capabilities to run and manage modern applications with native Kubernetes, simplify lifecycle management, strengthen intrinsic security and drive enhanced performance and resiliency for all business-critical workloads. vSphere delivers the essential services for the modern hybrid cloud. Join this session to learn how you can simplify your hybrid cloud and amplify your career with vSphere 7.

 

Webcast #2 – Apr 6, 2020 @ 10am PDT

vSphere 7 with Kubernetes: Modern Infrastructure for Modern Applications

Speakers:

  • Himanshu Singh
  • Mike Foley

Abstract:

VMware vSphere 7 has been rearchitected with native Kubernetes, to massively change the game when it comes to building and running modern applications for the enterprise. With the latest innovations in vSphere 7, IT will be able to support Kubernetes leveraging existing investments in resources and skillsets, and ensure governance and security while providing Developers self-service access to resources from the hybrid cloud. This session will provide a technical overview of vSphere with Kubernetes, and cover the new user experience and use cases.

 

Webcast #3 – Apr 27, 2020 @ 10am PDT

Simplifying Operations with vSphere Lifecycle Manager

Speakers:

  • Niels Hagoort
  • Himanshu Singh

Abstract:

vSphere 7 comes with many enhancements for lifecycle management and implementing consistency across ESXi hosts and vCenter Server instances. This talk covers how to use vSphere Lifecycle Manager for declarative ESXi cluster management. Using vSphere Lifecycle Manager allows you to integrate vSphere with selected hardware vendors to push out full-stack firmware updates. Learn how to use the simplified image creator to include vendor components and additional drivers. This session also details how to manage vCenter Server configurations and updates for desired state consistency.

 

Webcast #4 – May 4, 2020 @ 10am PDT

Intrinsic Security: How vSphere 7 Helps Us Keep Workloads Safe

Speakers:

  • Bob Plankers
  • Himanshu Singh

Abstract:

When VMware talks about security and compliance we often talk about “intrinsic security,” or the idea that security is baked into the products, rather than something sprinkled on afterwards. Intrinsic security is a goal, a feature, and an attitude, and vSphere 7 represents the best of it at the core of data center infrastructure. Using the “CIA Triad” that is familiar to information security professionals, we’ll translate the new features and improvements into the security and compliance benefits for your workloads.

 

Webcast #5 – May 11, 2020 @ 10am PDT

vSphere 7 & Bitfusion: Running Elastic Infrastructure for AI and ML Workloads

Speakers:

  • Mike Adams
  • Jim Brogan

Abstract:

Hardware acceleration is used extensively for machine-learning and artificial intelligence. Virtualization is needed for this hardware acceleration to solve issues with low utilization, and difficulties with silos and management.  The Bitfusion technology will be presented that enables remote GPU access, fractional GPU access, analytics and manageability. These capabilities will be demonstrated as well. Bitfusion was acquired in August 2019, to extend VMware’s vision, “Any app, any device, any cloud”, to hardware acceleration.

 


We are excited about vSphere 7 and what it means for our customers and the future. Watch the vSphere 7 Launch Event replay, an event designed for vSphere Admins, hosted by theCUBE. We will continue posting new technical and product information about vSphere 7 and vSphere with Kubernetes Monday through Thursdays into May 2020. Join us by following the blog directly using the RSS feed, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Thank you, and please stay safe.