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Make Room for Virtustream in Your VMworld Schedule


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By Dave Henry, Technical Product Marketing, Virtustream, @davemhenry

If, like me, you’re looking forward to VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, you’re probably still figuring out how to arrange things so you can get the most value out of your time there. If you haven’t, you should – the event is chock-full of opportunities to expand your knowledge on just about any virtualization-related topic you can imagine.

It’s especially important to start planning right away. The VMworld Scheduler Builder was made available recently, and the most-popular sessions always fill up quickly.

As you go to build your schedule, I suggest making room for Session LHC3380BUS, titled “Virtustream and VMware Enable Mission-Critical Hybrid Cloud,” presented by John Arrasjid from Virtustream’s CTO office.

In this session, scheduled for Monday, August 28th, at 2:30 p.m., John will explain how you can use the Virtustream Enterprise Cloud Connector for VMware vRealize Automation to efficiently manage your mission-critical application workloads across both your on-premises data center and Virtustream’s off-premises enterprise-class cloud. He’ll show how enterprises can use it to maximize the security, performance, and scalability of these mission-critical workloads easily. John will also touch on Virtustream Pivotal Cloud Foundry Service, including how it takes advantage of the VMware Cloud Foundation. This gives developers a fully-managed, cloud-native application platform.

If you’ve never seen John present, you’re missing out – he really knows his stuff. You might know him as @vcdx001 on Twitter. (Yes, that handle is accurate.) John was the very first VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX). He’s been around cloud since its very beginning and has been there for each evolution along the way. This is a don’t-miss session.

If you’d like a chance to get even more time with John, you’re in luck. John will be co-presenting Session VMTN6676U with Mark Gabryjelski (VCDX-023), titled “IT Architect Series: Meet the New Authors.” This session is scheduled for Tuesday, August 30th, at 5:00 p.m. John and Mark will use this session to introduce the two newest authors in their IT Architect Series, Daemon Behr, and Melissa Palmer. Daemon will talk about his new book, “Designing Risk in IT Infrastructure,” and Melissa will share more about her new book, “The Journey.” Any IT architecture books that both John and Mark recommend are definitely worth checking out.

Lastly, as long as you’re thinking about your VMworld schedule, make sure to find time to come see me in the Virtustream booth on the Solutions Exchange. I’ll be happy to talk with you about the Virtustream Enterprise Cloud, our Cloud Connector, and any of the other Virtustream offerings that may interest you. Look for a post with more detail on what we’ll be covering in the booth soon. Hope to see you there!