I’m pretty busy at this year’s VMworld North America conference. If you would like to drop by one of my sessions, here they are: SDDC3245-S – Software-Defined Data Center through Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Co-presented with Mornay Van Der Walt Monday, Aug 25, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM The Software-Defined Data Center is the indisputable future of IT. The question for you then becomes how to get your company and IT organization there and where do you start. Key consideration factors include choice, flexibility, time to value, ongoing maintenance, ease of use and budget, amongst others. With these in mind, and understanding that there is no single “one size fits all” solution, VMware offers several ways to get you to the Software-Defined Data Center—from cloud computing reference architecture working in conjunction with our partners, to our joint partnership in VCE, to new solutions based on our Virtual SAN technology. In this session, Chris Wolf, our Americas Chief Technology Officer, and Mornay Van Der Walt, a Vice President in R&D, will dive deeper into the latter and discuss new solutions based on Virtual SAN that will transform the end-to-end user experience as you know it today—from initial purchase to deployment to ongoing maintenance and support. OPT2668 – DevOps Demystified! Proven Architectures to Support DevOps Initiatives Co-presented with Aaron Sweemer Tuesday, Aug 26, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Wednesday, Aug 27, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM DevOps is the most demanded use-case architecture by VMware customers. Numerous VMware engineers conducted and reviewed a field validated DevOps architecture and best practice methodology in early 2014. This session highlights key findings from the VMware field exercise and provides highly detailed architecture diagrams and a step-by-step methodology for supporting the DevOps initiatives through the vCloud Suite and open standards such as OpenStack. Attendees will leave the session with detailed integrations for common developer tools and everything needed to fully support DevOps initiatives using VMware technologies. SDDC3350 – VMware and Docker – Better Together Co-presented with Ben Golub Tuesday, Aug 26, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Attend this session to gain deep insights into the VMware and Docker collective strategy. As technology evolves, use cases will abound for VMs, containers, and combinations of each. Key elements of the Docker platform – Docker Engine and Docker Hub – are explored, along with specific vCloud Suite integrations. Attendees will leave this session with knowledge of highly differentiated VMware and Docker integration points that provide leading flexibility, performance, security, scalability, and management capabilities. Ample time for Q&A is provided to have your most pressing questions...

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