My VMworld in 2016

This is it, this year I am finally taking a very active role at VMworld after a few years of only being an attendee (except for one session at VMworld Europe in 2009 ) .

For this year’s VMworld I am going to take on the role of the Booth captain for the Virtualzing apps track booth, (YES!)  I will be working with a staff of 4: Sudhir Balasubramanian, Vas Mitra, Agustin Malanco the man (Twitter – @agmalanco ) and Ryan DaWaele. such a great crew!

We are planning 2 stations this year, where station #1 is going to run the traditional demos for Business critical applications with vSphere, features like: DRS, vMotion etc and new this year with vVols and vRA.

Station #2 is new this year, we are going to have a second station solely focused on business critical apps with NSX demos. We are already working really hard on developing these demos so I don’t want to spoil it, but it is going to be epic! really cool stuff around Oracle RAC, SQL, SAP etc with really cool NSX demos. expect to be wowed.

That’s not all, I have 2 sessions this year:

  1. Architecting NSX with Business Critical Applications for Security, Automation and Business Continuity [VIRT7575] – A session covering the Business critical apps use cases with NSX where me and my colleague Sudhir Balasubramanian are going to cover the use cases to app owners and networking folks who are interested in applying NSX goodness to their app owners.
  2. SQL Server on vSphere: A Panel with Some of the World’s Most Renowned Experts [VIRT7654] – I will be facilitating a panel of world renowned SQL Server experts about anything SQL on VMware. The panelists are:
    Denny Cherry, Twitter – @mrdenny Principal Consultant, Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting
    Allan Hirt, Twitter –  @SQLHA Managing Partner, SQLHA LLC
    David Klee, Twitter – @kleegeek  Founder, Heraflux Technologies
    Thomas Larock, Twitter  – @SQLRockstar  Head Geek, SolarWinds

That’s it, pretty good for one year, kinda feels like accelerating from 0-60 in 1 sec.

Some of this stuff will be repeated at VMworld Europe in Barcelona, but it’s too early to talk about 🙂

OK, going back to work, got a lot to prepare.

If you will be attending come meet me at the booth or any of the sessions or just for a beer at one of the nerd drinking gatherings at VMworld.






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