It is hard to believe three years have passed since we all got together in person at VMworld 2019. Virtual conferences aren’t quite the same, so we can’t wait to see each other face-to-face at VMware Explore US on August 29. While the conference may go by a new name, it will still provide you the same great opportunities to update your skills, gain new insights, meet product experts, and connect with peers. If you haven’t already registered for the conference yet, there’s still time.
For those who will be joining us at VMware Explore US, make sure to review the VMware Explore content catalog and mark the sessions that interest you. This blog will highlight the key sessions to attend for those most interested in vSphere.
vSphere+ and vSAN+: The Next Evolution of VMware Enterprise Workload Platform [CMK2208US]
Wednesday, Aug 31 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
VMware vSphere+ and VMware vSAN+ bring the benefits of cloud to your on-premises workloads by delivering high-value cloud services for IT admins and developers to supercharge IT productivity and accelerate developer velocity for existing and next-gen applications. VMware is unleashing this compelling value without teams having to move or make any changes to existing workloads or hosts. It’s completely non-disruptive to the business and designed for easy adoption. This session will introduce new product innovations in vSphere+ and vSAN+ that help customers improve workload performance, enhance operational efficiency, and increase time to value for DevOps. The subscription offerings enable VMware to deliver new value to customers faster via the VMware Cloud Console, such as advanced use cases like disaster recovery as a service, ransomware protection, vRealize integration, and many others as they become available. During the session, you will also hear from Lexmark – a long-time vSphere customer and early vSphere+ adopter – who will share about their transformation journey.
10 New and Exciting Things About vSphere That You Absolutely Need to Know [CEIB1574US]
Tuesday, Aug 30 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Yes, this is the vSphere session you’ve been looking for. Join us to get the latest and greatest on ‘What’s New with vSphere’. We will share the latest news and timelines, and give you an overview of what’s coming, as well as technical details with the newest demos, to cover 10 new and exciting things about vSphere that you absolutely, positively need to know. Note that we might update the details of this session at some point.
5+ Ways vSphere+ Can Transform Your On-Premises Workloads and Your Business [CEIB1573US]
Wednesday, Aug 31 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT
You trust vSphere to run your business critical workloads, whether on-premises or in the cloud. Your on-premises apps get the benefits of economics, locality, performance, latency, and more, but they can benefit significantly from innovations available in the cloud. Moreover, in a distributed environment, your IT teams have to manage in siloes, which can be challenging and inefficient. And your developers and DevOps teams need all the support they can get to drive up productivity and velocity to market. Join this session and learn how vSphere+, the multi-cloud workload platform, can help transform your on-premises infrastructure and your business by delivering the benefits of cloud services, without disrupting your workloads.
Tanzu Platform for Kubernetes and the Multi-Cloud Journey [KUBB1940US]
Wednesday, Aug 31 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
In this technical session, we will review the key infrastructure and operational components of the VMware Tanzu platform for Kubernetes. This includes products such as VMware vSphere with Tanzu, VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, and VMware Tanzu Mission Control. Get a technical overview and learn how they interoperate to deliver a succinct multi-cloud experience. Learn how Terrasky uses an enterprise-ready Kubernetes runtime to deliver end-to-end connectivity and security with integrated load balancing.
Delivering Modern Machine Learning and Data Science Use Cases with NVIDIA AI on vSphere [CEIB1566US]
Thursday, Sep 1 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
A key improvement in modern applications is to make them smarter for users by enabling them with AI/machine learning (ML). You see examples of this with facial recognition on your cell phone, recommendations while shopping online, or in your more nuanced interactions with a chatbot in a call center. This talk identifies a set of use cases and applications running in a virtualized environment taken from NVIDIA LaunchPad, a free hands-on trial environment with curated labs. Examples will be given in the fields of image recognition, natural language processing and tabular data, where AI/ML is known to excel—and even, in some cases, exceed human capability. We will then look at the supporting tools/platforms within the NVIDIA AI Enterprise Suite, running on VMware, to determine which of those tools/platforms match the use case. We will mention best practices for choosing these tools to suit your purpose. The talk explains the principles of enabling ML models with accelerators, such as GPUs, SmartNICs and DPUs, at the VMware vSphere and vSphere with VMware Tanzu levels. Our goal is to give you practical examples from our experience with NVIDIA AI Enterprise on vSphere, so you can choose the right project to pursue successfully early on. We will conclude by identifying the business stakeholders you will need to succeed more broadly with AI/ML in your enterprise. Leaving this talk, you will have the confidence to identify candidates for use of AI/ML and the NVIDIA AI Enterprise Suite for implementation.
Project Monterey Behind the Scenes: A Technical Deep Dive [CEIB1576US]
Thursday, Sep 1 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
In this session, we will explore how Project Monterey offloads traffic to the data processing unit (DPU), allowing for additional workload resources, Zero Trust security, as well as enhanced performance. But what goes on behind the scenes that allows Project Monterey to be so good at enhanced performance? Is it just adding a DPU? Join this session to find the answer and more technical nuggets to help you see the power of DPUs with Project Monterey.
ON DEMAND SESSIONS
What’s New in vMotion and Workload Mobility [CEIB1501USD]
Join the vMotion team in taking a look at the latest enhancements, features and capabilities in VM mobility that offer greater support and better solutions for your vMotion and application management needs. We’ll include some quick demos and technical deep dives on the most exciting capabilities to showcase the evolution of vMotion to address your evolving needs.
Continuous vCenter Availability [CEIB1602USD]
Learn about exciting new technologies and features to provide continuous availability of VMware vCenter Server, and increase its resiliency and ability to service the VMware multi-cloud infrastructure.
Lifecycle Management Made Simple with vSphere Lifecycle Manager [CEIB1603USD]
Learn how VMware vSphere Lifecycle Manager makes updating and patching operations easier and more streamlined with desired state images, hardware compatibility checks, full-stack firmware updates, recommended images, and more.