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VMworld is VMware’s premier thought leadership and education destination for cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology professionals.


It’s time again for VMworld -- catch Dell EMC at both the US and European events! 

VMworld 2017 US

VMworld 2017 Europe

VMworld is VMware’s premier thought leadership and education destination for cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology professionals. Join us for five days of innovation and learn new skills, hear expert insights and gain the tools to enable business success.

At VMworld, you’ll join the industry’s top thought leaders, subject matter experts and IT professionals to immerse yourself in the latest in cloud infrastructure and business mobility technology. 

This is the one indispensable event to discover the technology, trends and people who are shaping the future of digital business.

Look for Dell EMC at VMworld in these speaking sessions!


SQL Server Transformation Survey Results: Virtualization and IT Agility (VIRT1822QU)

Date/Time: Sunday, Aug 27 (4:00pm - 4:30pm)

Location : Surf E, Level 2

Speaker : Philip Hummel, Dell EMC

The 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems places Microsoft SQL in the highest position for both completeness of vision and ability to execute among all the rated products, including Oracle, Amazon Web Services, and IBM DB2. In this session, we will explain how businesses operating at any scale can improve SQL Server agility by implementing a strategy to virtualize, standardize, and automate. In the summer of 2016, Dell EMC and VMware surveyed members of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), the leading organization for SQL Server professionals. Over 350 SQL Server users participated from companies of all sizes and industries. We will present findings from the study that highlight the importance of virtualization, standardization, and automation among SQL Server professionals.

Increase Revenue, Profits and EBITA with the Dell Technologies Portfolio(PAR4426BU)

Date/Time: Sunday, Aug 27 (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Location : Oceanside B, Level 2

Speaker : Greg Ambulos

Dell EMC VxRack SDDC - A Turnkey SDDC Solution(MTE4700U)

Date/Time: Sunday, Aug 28 (11:15am - 12:00pm)

Location : Meet the Experts, 2nd floor foyer

Speaker : Jason Marques

Deliver Real Business Results Through IT Modernization (STO3333BUS)

Date/Time: Monday, Aug 28 (11:30am - 12:30pm)

Location : Islander E, Lower Level

Speaker : Sudhir Srinivasan, Dell EMC

As businesses embark on new digital transformation initiatives, we’re seeing them simultaneously transform their core IT infrastructure. All this reinvention requires some new thinking and different approaches. This session will provide insight into the broad spectrum of considerations when modernizing your infrastructure to support next generation applications. You will learn how Dell EMC and VMware together are driving advancements in converged systems, servers, storage, networking and data protection to help you realize greater operational efficiencies, accelerate innovation and deliver better business results.

The Software-Defined Storage Revolution Is Here: Discover Your Options (STO1216BU)

Date/Time: Monday, Aug 28 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

Location : Surf C, Level 2

Speaker : Jason Brown, Product Marketing, Dell EMC

During the past decade, web-scale companies have shown how to operate data centers with ruthless efficiency by utilizing software-defined storage (SDS). Now, enterprises and service providers are joining the SDS revolution to achieve radical reductions in storage lifecycle costs (TCO). Learn how Dell Technologies' SDS portfolio is revolutionizing the data center as we highlight customer success stories of VMware vSAN and Dell EMC ScaleIO.

Ask the Experts - Titans of Tech (FUT1281PU)

Date/Time: Monday, Aug 28 (2:30pm - 3:30pm)

Location : Oceanside D, Level 2

Speaker : Chad Sakac

Celebrating our 10th year we hope to continue the success as one of VMworld's Top 10 Rated Sessions. This is an unscripted session where the audience is in control. Ask your questions to our distinguished panel of technologists who are shaping where the industry is going, learn about what drives their excitement for technology, while having some fun in the process. No powerpoints, No sales pitches, No holds barred.


Disaster Recovery Solutions with NSX (NET1188BU)

Date/Time: Monday, Aug 28 (2:30pm - 3:30pm)

Location : Mandalay Bay, Ballroom I, Level 2

Speaker : Ian Allie

VMware and Dell EMC VMAX: Better Together, Optimize Your Virtual Environment with All-Flash (VMTN6724U)

Date/Time: Monday, Aug 28 (4:45pm - 5:00pm)

Location : VMvillage

Speaker : Kevin Vaillancourt

Say Hello to Dell’s Smallest Blast Extreme Thin Client (VMTN6734U)

Date/Time: Monday, Aug 28 (5:45pm - 6:00pm)

Location : VMvillage

Speaker : Sama Bali

Implementing Horizon 7 and Horizon Cloud on VxRail (ADV1589BU)

Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug 29 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Location : Mandalay Bay, Ballroom L, Level 2

Speaker : Andrew Mc Daniel, CTO & Sr. Director - CCC Strategy & Product Management, Dell

In this session, you will learn about the key components, architecture, and performance of VMware Horizon 7 on Dell's VxRail platform. We will cover the different VxRail hardware configurations and how they relate to delivering Horizon 7 and VMware Horizon Apps. We will cover the technical details of how to set up Horizon 7 on VxRail, design considerations, scalability, and management. Finally we will show the performance results of Horizon 7 workloads on VxRail using the Login VSI workload simulator.

Enterprise-Grade Data Protection for VMware vSAN with EMC Recoverpoint for VMs (STO3068BU)

Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug 29 (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

Location : Surf E, Level 2

Speaker : Yair Cohen, Dell EMC

Have you wondered what is the best solution for protecting applications and their data running on VMware vSAN solution? In this session, we will review why thousands of customers are choosing vSAN as their primary storage solution. We will then review the various choices available to you including VMware vSphere Replication and EMC RecoverPoint for VMs. We will show you how to add enterprise grade data protection to your Virtual SAN environments by discussing use-cases such as local and remote protection, sync or async replication with near zero RPO, any point in time recovery, consistency groups, multi-site protection, and DR orchestration.

Empowering the Digital Workspace: Balancing Tomorrow’s Trends with Today’s Needs (UEM3332PUS)

Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug 29 (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Location : Lagoon F, Level 2

Speaker : Andrew McDaniel, Dell EMC

The way we work today is changing dramatically, and organizations that empower their employees with the latest technologies gain a strategic advantage. In this session, you will learn how to modernize your workforce with innovative new devices and disruptive technologies designed to align with the new ways that people want to work and be productive. You will also hear how organizations today are using Dell, Dell EMC and VMware solutions to create new digital workspaces to more effectively and securely connect workers and customers to essential information, while pushing decision-making to the edge to drive better business outcomes.

VxRail Appliance: An Overview (EDU4260U)

Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug 29 (3:00pm - 3:30pm)

Location : Education & Certification Lounge

Speaker : Jeff Brown

VxRack SDDC Deep Dive: Inside the VxRack SDDC powered by VMware Cloud Foundation (PBO1064BU)

Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug 29 (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Location : Islander B, Lower Level

Speaker : Jason Marques, Dell EMC

Take a look behind the curtain as experts from Dell EMC and VMware dive deep into the latest turnkey solution for a complete software-defined data center (SDDC). See details on how integrated networking, both physical and virtual, along with full lifecycle management of hardware and software are the foundation for a complete SDDC infrastructure. Now, VMware vSphere, VMware vSAN, and VMware NSX have been combined with the best from Dell EMC into a single agile system.

Virtualize Active Directory, the Right Way! (VIRT1374BU)

Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug 29 (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Location : Lagoon L, Level 2

Speaker : Matt Liebowitz, Dell EMC

Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) allows organizations to deploy a scalable and secure directory service for managing users, resources, and applications. Although virtualizing domain controllers has been a simple and supported operation for many years, many organizations have been very reluctant to do so, chiefly due to the pitfalls (synchronization, convergence, security, time management, availability, and data integrity) inherent in virtualizing a production, enterprise-level ADDS infrastructure. This session discusses and demonstrates considerations and practices for optimally and securely virtualizing your ADDS infrastructure with real-life failure scenarios and applicable remediation. Expect a new and eye-popping twist in our demonstrations this year.

vSphere Virtual Volumes in the Wild: Partner Panel (STO1782PU)

Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug 29 (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Location : Mandalay Bay, Ballroom D, Level 2

Speaker : David Glynn

Blockchain: Hype or Hope? (VMTN6669U)

Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug 29 (4:30pm - 5:00pm)

Location : VMvillage

Speaker : Radia Perlman

State of the Union: Everything mulit-cloud, converged, hyper-converged and more! (PBO3334BUS)

Date/Time: Wednesday, Aug 30 (8:30am - 9:30am)

Location : Islander E, Lower Level

Speaker : Chad Sakac, Dell EMC

You have questions? Chad Sakac has answers! The technology landscape is continuously evolving, making it a challenge for IT leaders to keep up. Chad will relate Dell Technologies’ perspective on multi-cloud, converged and hyper-converged, data analytics, and more. He will provide a glimpse into the future and reveal insights on how modern workloads are influencing new approaches and solutions.

Harnessing the Power of Data in a Virtual World (LDT2800PU)

Date/Time: Wednesday, Aug 30 (9:30am - 10:30am)

Location : Islander D, Lower Level

Speaker : Barbara Latulippe, Dell EMC

Data lakes, Hadoop, big and little data: all of these conspire to make the business landscape for information much more complicated and complex to manage in today’s virtual environments. Most companies deploy software-as-a-service applications for human resources, sales, service, and even finance departments. To be valuable to decision makers, however, the data in these environments must be related in some way, analyzed and made available throughout the organization. Join this session to learn from experts who have tackled various aspects of this problem and produced great results.


Protecting Virtual Machines in VMware Cloud on AWS (STO3194BU)

Date/Time: Wednesday, Aug 30 (10:00am - 11:00am)

Location : Surf C, Level 2

Speaker : Anita Thomas

Dell EMC VxRack SDDC - A Turnkey SDDC Solution(MTE4700U)

Date/Time: Wednesday, Aug 30 (2:15pm - 3:00pm)

Location : Meet the Experts, 2nd floor foyer

Speaker : Jason Marques

GPU Enabled Linux VDI (VMTN6636U)

Date/Time: Wednesday, Aug 30 (2:15pm - 3:00pm)

Location :VMvillage

Speaker : Tony Foster

Architecture Matters: The Techniques Behind The Performance and Storage Efficiency of Dell EMC XtremIO for VMware Environments (VMTN6725U)

Date/Time: Wednesday, Aug 30 (3:15pm - 3:30pm)

Location :VMvillage

Speaker : Chhandomay Mandall

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Alone Does Not Constitute a Private Cloud (PBO2872BU)

Date/Time: Thursday, Aug 31 (10:30am - 11:30am)

Location : Islander C, Lower Level

Speaker : Andrew Grzeskowiak, Dell EMC

Most enterprises recognize that “cloud” isn’t where you run, but how you run. The challenge for those building on-premises clouds is how to match the efficiency, agility, and stability of the large public cloud providers. While hyper-converged solutions are a step in the right direction, much more value can be realized by utilizing fully engineered solutions. Join us in this technical session to learn how one large enterprise modernized and simplified its private cloud.

Dell EMC VDI Complete- A Turn-key Desktop and Application Virtualization Solution with Greame Gordon (MTE4818U)

Date/Time: Thursday, Aug 31 (11:45pm - 12:30pm)

Location : Meet the Experts, 2nd floor foyer, Table #8

Speaker : Andrew McDaniel

Modern Data Center Transformation: Dell IT Case Study (STO1964BU)

Date/Time: Thursday, Aug 31 (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Location : Surf E, Level 2

Speaker : Paul DiVittorio

Dell IT’s Modern Data Center Transformation is designed to deliver a more efficient and agile software defined data center as a foundation for delivering Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). The modern data center is the future of infrastructure today and requires a fundamental shift from managing components to managing services. In this session, learn how Dell IT modernized its infrastructure with flash storage, converged and hyper-converged systems and software defined infrastructure, where all components are delivered through software.


Modernizing IT with Server-Centric Architecture Powered by VMware vSAN and VxRail Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance (STO1742BU)

Date/Time: Thursday, Aug 31 (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Location : Surf C, Level 2

Speaker : William Leslie

With server-centric IT, data centers can offer consumable services that match the public cloud yet offer better security, cost efficiency, and performance. This session will discuss the benefits of x86-based server-centric IT and the convergence of technologies and industry trends that now enable it. The session will also explain how customers can realize server-centric IT with VMware vSAN and the Dell EMC VxRail appliance family, along with detailed analysis demonstrating these claims.

Is the Edge Eating the Cloud?(IOT2178GU)

Date/Time: Thursday, Aug 31 (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Location : Reef E, Level 2

Speaker : Jason Shepard

VxRail - Getting Started(SPL182801E)

Location : South Pacific Ballroom, Lower Level

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