When Mr. Top10 vBlogger mentions you and your VMworld Session. It is appropriate to always say thank you. If you are interested in what is going on with Pure Storage at VMworld be sure to read through Cody’s post to see all of our sessions. I will have some demos in the booth of Kubernetes on VMware vSphere with PKS (and more). So please be sure to come by and check them out.
I was going to write my own post, but Cody Hosterman already did a great one.
The sessions are filling up so it will be a good idea to register and get there early. I am very excited about talking about Kubernetes on vSphere. It will follow my journey of learning containers and Kubernetes over the last 2 years or so. Hope everyone learns something.
When: Thursday August 28th
1:00pm – 5:45pm (conference) and 5:45pm – 10:00pm (networking pavilion)
Where: Yerba Buena Center
It will be awesome. Register today!
STO2996-SPO – The vExpert Storage Game Show
STO3000-SPO – Flash Storage Best Practices and Technology Preview
This very exciting session with Vaughn and Cody (super-genius vExperts) will go into what to consider when moving your datacenter to all flash. Plus previews of the Pure VVOLs. If you think you are not ready for all flash, come to this session and learn how Flashy you can be.
STO2999-SPO – Customers Unplugged: Real-World Results with VMware on Flash
I wish I had thought of this. Customers using All Flash with VMware. All Tech, No Slides.
STO1965 – Virtual Volumes Technical Deep Dive
Dive into Virtual Volumes with Rawlinson Rivera – VMware, Suzy Visvanathan – VMware and Vaughn Stewart – Pure Storage. So many customers have asked me what will VVOLS actually do over the last 3 years. This will be a great chance to find that out.
VAPP2132 – Virtualizing Mission Critical Applications on All Flash Storage
How does Pure storage enable that final 10% of critical applications that just a few years ago people said would be impossible? Meet my friend Avi Nayek from Pure and Mohan Potheri from VMware and learn how flash eliminates storage as the road block to critical applications becoming virtual.
MGT1265 – Improving Cloud Operations Visibility with Log Management and vCenter Log Insight
Cody Hosterman, Did I tell you he is smart? Yeah. He is. Join Cody and Dominic Rivera from US Bank and Bill Roth from VMware on how to increase your Cloud Operations Visibility.
SDDC2754-SPO – New Kids on the Storage Block, File and Share: Lessons in Storage and Virtualization
Lessons from all the upstarts in the storage industry. Most of them are not “startups” anymore. Finding new ways to solve the issues of using Virtualization with legacy storage. Pure Storage, Nimble Storage, Tintri, Tegile, Coho Data, Data Gravity and moderated by Howard Marks from DeepStorage.net.
STO2496-SPO – vSphere Storage Best Practices: Next-Gen Storage Technologies
The Chad and Vaughn show. Now with Rawlinson Rivera! Storage is changing. Did I say that yet?
EMC Solutions Insiders is a tool to help enable and educate EMC and Partner field technical pre-sales people.
We were lucky enough to catch up with James Ruddy (@darth_ruddy) with the EMC Office of the CTO.
James created a pretty nice starter kit to help people get up and going with Hadoop on VMware using the new Big Data Extensions and of course the simplest way to attach data nodes with native HDFS on Isilon.
Check out the show page on the EMC Community Network to get more details and links. Additionally you need to go check out the Big Data Blog at EMC.
The annual 2vcps run to In-n-Out burger! This kid from Southern California now living in Atlanta, Georgia needs to get some burgers. So let’s meet up get a Double Double and talk a bit about all the cool things going on at VMworld.
Where: at the In-n-out in San Francsico
When: Tuesday 8/27 – 11pm – after the EMC Party – Great way to finish off or begin the rest of the night.
What: Eat Double Double, Fries
At 11pm I will be getting my Double Double, Fries and Chocolate Shake. Nothing like 1200 Calories at 11pm (only 2am EST).
If you have a session I missed please put it in the comments are yell at me on twitter.
I had 2 other sessions that seemed to be the exact same submissions as a certain VP from EMC, so I stuck with 5351 Enterprise Platform as a Service. – How IT will compete for internal business customers. There was an alternative title to this session and I promise to reveal it if my session gets approved. http://www.vmworld.com and make sure you vote!
SO. MANY. Sessions. Here are a few others I found interesting.
Other Sessions I see as interesting.
This should be very interesting, two very smart and interesting folks, Wade and Matt. Really looking to see some new faces on stages this year.
HMA was a customer of mine before I moved to a role in the EMC solutions group. It will be good to hear how they are leveraging cloud in their 80+ facilities.
Cloud Foundry and Puppet
I am on a Cloud Foundry/PaaS/DevOps/Next-Gen Apps kick as of late.
Must admit, Jonas rocks. Magnus is pretty cool too. Razor and SDS should prove to be a informative and not boring session.
I am extremely interested on how to get from “Here is a VM” to “Here is an API, write some code”
I had to be the first one to make a really bad joke.
Everyone will admit, how to efficiently back up your VM’s is a hot topic. Remember VDP is VMware’s product, but a lot of EMC technical people should be able to let you know right away how it works. VDP will be an excellent fit for a lot of customers with environments where they can’t spend extra on “virtual” backups.
Here are some of my favorite things in the new VDP.
- First it is built right into the new vSphere Web Client
- A simple wizard guides you through making the jobs.
- VDP uses Change block tracking to accelerate full restores.
- Integrated Self-service File level restore. What is better than file level restore? No one opening a ticket to ask you to do it!
The other stuff
Someone will eventually ask what is the difference between VDP and Avamar?
Time for the 4th annual trip to In-n-out at VMworld. This year we are in San Francisco. The calendar during dinner tim is getting packed with all kinds of things. SO as an attempt to get more people. The in-n-out trip will be a post EMC party deal level out any adult beverages trip. On Tuesday the 28th post 10pm give or take 15 minutes I will try to caravan to the In-n-out. They are open until 1am.
See you there!
I am very excited this year for VMworld. As is tradition there will be an In-n-Out run. More details on this as my calendar is more packed in previous years. It might need to be a late night run.
One other thing I am excited about is this years vHunt twitter game. In addition to all of the fun prizes EMC will be providing (a new iPad for one). I will be carrying out at the show some very special prizes thanks to VMware Press.
While supplies last and if you find will need to find me OUTSIDE of the EMC Booth to get the prize. Once you find me tweet a picture with me and your new book with the #vHunt hastag and copy @VMwarepress.