My sessions choice for VMworld 2020

VMworld 2020 is just around the corner, content catalog is online, and the schedule builder is also available now but the most awesome thing this year is that VMworld 2020 is totally FREE for everyone! There is some premium content available for a fee but the majority of the sessions are available with the general pass.

There is a lot of going on at VMware, and even for a VMware employee as me, it is difficult to track everything. VMworld gives me an opportunity to catch up with other business units and see what they have been working on lately. So, here is my top 10 sessions choice (in no specific order 🙂 ) for this years VMworld.

Become a Superhero Architect of VMware Cloud Foundation 4 [HCP1978]

Eran Maor, Cloud Solution Architect, VMware, Christopher McCann, Staff Consulting Architect, VMware, Brendan O’Connor, Staff Consulting Architect, VMware

VMware Cloud Foundation 4 introduced some significant changes to the VMware Cloud Foundation architecture. In this session, we’ll walk through what’s new with VCF 4 based architectures, discuss leading practices for architects to consider when deploying VCF at scale, discuss a real-world use case for Horizon on VCF. and round out with an overview of vSphere 7 and Kubernetes integration.

Architecting a Cloud with VCF and vRealize : A Customer Success Story [HCMB2416]

Martijn Baecke, Cloud Technologist, VMware, Ronan Moore, Enterprise and Enablement – Cloud Engineering Manager at AIB

IT organizations are moving towards cloud architectures to accommodate the needs of the business today. VMware Cloud Foundation and the vRealize Cloud Management Platform help turn that goal into reality. These VMware solutions make it possible for customers to easily stand up a cloud environment and move towards a cloud operating model for providing IT services to the business. In this session Allied Irish Banks (AIB) will give insight on how they made this journey towards a private cloud. They will talk about the journey that they took and how they build a cloud that addressed the needs that the bank had. AIB will share their experience and pitfalls of their cloud journey and how they came to use the VMware solutions of VCF and vRealize. Next to that they will share their thoughts on how this platform will evolve to a hybrid cloud that can accommodate any type of workload; VMs, containers and public cloud. As a result you will get a full insights on the past, present and future of the AIB Cloud platform based on VMware technology and learn from their experience.

Deploy Modern Apps Using VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 and NSX 3.0 Security Use Cases [ISNS1099]

Shree Das, Architect, VMware, Tuan Nguyen, Senior Technical Product Marketing, VMware

In response to COVID-19, medical IT operations need to keep security in mind with multiple app and infrastructure deployments. Healthcare organizations need to support research and collaboration between multiple hospitals in different locations, and enable staff with technology that can help them do their jobs. In this session, you will find out how to use VMware Cloud Foundation to automate infrastructure deployment with VMware NSX and VMware vSAN in a few hours. See how easy it is to deploy modern apps with NSX to enable end-to-end security. Learn how to deploy a VMware Horizon View cluster with VMware Cloud Foundation, and how to use VMware NSX-T micro-segmentation for different groups to enable a secure desktop profile. See how VMware Carbon Black endpoint detection resides on VMware SD-WAN for full security up to the data center.

Extending VMware Cloud Foundation Capabilities to the Edge Site [HCI1678]

Arif Altalib, Director, Product Management, VMware, Shree Das, Architect, VMware

VMware Cloud Foundation is extending data center capability, cloud operational control and flexibility out to the edge—where data is more rapidly being generated—to unlock the value of data more efficiently, securely and reliably. COVID-19 further fuels the demand for transforming the solution at the edge with remote management of assets and inventory. This session covers VMware Cloud Foundation at edge locations. You will see the business and technical value of running VMware Cloud Foundation at the edge. A demo will be run on a Dell PowerEdge server with multiple edge sites. You will see firsthand the value and benefit of the solution.

Migrating to VMware Cloud Foundation Architecture Deep Dive [HCI2019]

Heath Johnson, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, VMware

Successfully navigate your digital transformation by paving the way to hybrid cloud with VMware Cloud Foundation. Join this session for a deep dive into the architecture for migrating to VMware Cloud Foundation using VMware HCX. See how customers are using HCX to non-disruptively migrate mission-critical workloads from older VMware vSphere environments into their modern private cloud based on VMware Cloud Foundation. Find out how HCX seamlessly extends to the public cloud, making the journey from outdated vSphere on old hardware to a modern hybrid cloud based on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) a reality.

VMware Cloud Foundation and Multi-AZ with Stretched Clusters Deep Dive [HCI2479]

Tom Harrington, Staff II Solution Architect, VMware, Todd Simmons, Staff II Solutions Architect, VMware

In this session, we will dive deep into how you can deploy VMware Cloud Foundation in a multiple Availability Zone (AZ) deployment model based on VMware vSAN stretched clusters. Members of the VMware Cloud Foundation architect team will describe the what, why and how of the VMware Cloud Foundation multi-AZ design. You will learn about the compute considerations, how storage availability is configured, the networking traffic setup, and the data center requirements to support a multi-AZ deployment. You will also find out the process to deploy and extend workload domains to a second AZ. Join this interactive discussion to learn how you can deploy VMware Cloud Foundation with stretched clusters in your data center.

How VMware Cloud Foundation Enables Success with vSphere with Tanzu [HCI2181]

Kyle Gleed, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, Technical Marketing, VMware

Deploying a single VMware vSphere with Tanzu cluster is easy. Running tens to hundreds of them is hard. In this session, we will show how the workload domain automation capabilities of VMware Cloud Foundation enable you to start small and rightsize your Kubernetes infrastructure over time. See how the advanced automation capabilities of the SDDC Manager, combined with the cloud native storage features of VMware vSAN and the advanced container networking features provided by VMware NSX Container Plugin, make it easy to deploy and maintain large vSphere with Tanzu deployments at scale.

Application Modernization with VMware Cloud on AWS and Kubernetes [MAP1251]

Michael Vu, Consultant Professional Services CEMEA, VMware, Alex Dess, VMware Cloud Solutions Engineer, VMware

In the real world, parts of an application are modernized to get the maximum value, compared to the high effort of refactoring the whole application. Apps are commonly modernized to make use of features, such as auto-scaling and monitoring, or to decompose single modules because they became too big and complex for a single team to fully understand and maintain. VMware Cloud offers a rich feature set for application modernization. It offers the benefits of VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Plus to easily integrate Kubernetes workloads, and also offers a huge set of native services. This allows companies to tackle their application problems and choose the modernization strategy that best fits their applications and business needs. Most often, this is a mix of Kubernetes, native service integration and automation.

Active-Active SDDC with NSX Advanced Load Balancer Solutions [VCNC2043]

Vincent Han, Staff Specialist Solution Engineer, Networking and Security, VMware, Kian Wah Lai, Senior Consultant, VMware

In this session, you will hear from network virtualization experts on how they help customers design and build an active-active software-defined data center (SDDC) architecture, using VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer and VMware NSX-T solutions to address their requirements to achieve a highly available and secure infrastructure. You will see live demonstrations, design reference architectures and design rationales in this session. You will walk away with lessons learned, best practices and pitfalls to avoid so you can design and build a successful active-active SDDC solution.

Deep Dive into Machine Learning Architectures [ETML2517]

Neeraj Arora, Staff Architect, Solutions Development, VMware, Sridhar Paladugu, Senior Data Architect, VMware

Successful machine learning (ML) implementations require a broad and difficult mix of infrastructure, software and integrations—arguably as complicated as the CNCF landscape. In this session, we’ll take a deep dive into a set of field validated architectures for implementing complete ML solutions that enterprise architects and VI admins can deliver today on a VMware platform. We’ll cover scalable data ingestion and storage, massively parallel ML training, subsequent ML model deployment, and day 2 management of ML artifacts using VMware, OSS and third-party software. Key takeaways from this session include field-validated ML solutions, a platform to support your data science and ML engineering teams, and a pathway to scale and manage for growth in ML utilization.

Looks like it’s going to be a blast! 🙂

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