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Automate IT Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas

VMworld 2017 Las Vegasis only one week ahead! August 27-31 is going to be crazy in Las Vegas. The week will hold a lot of exciting news, a great number of new features and a slew of great talks and sessions. We are all geared up for “Automate IT” related events and activities. Here is the list you can’t missif you are keen to learn how to improve IT agility through Automate IT. It is time to register and mark your calendar in advance!

Monday, Aug 28

When,
Session ID
Description
11:00-12:00 [MMC3110PU] How IT Can Enable Businesses to Build Apps on AWS, Azure, and VMware Without Compromising on Costs and Security
Businesses today rely on IT organizations to deliver applications more quickly than ever. Learn how customersare balancing the need to help their lines of business build apps in the cloud while ensuring end-to-end visibility over public and private cloud infrastructure, costs, and security.
11:30-12:30 [MGT1761BU] Swisscom Modernizes Its Cloud for Enterprises with VMware
Four years ago, Swisscom started its cloud journey. As Switzerland&#rsquo;s largest service provider, it is dedicated to delivering it customers the latest technologies for their business. In 2016, this led to the decision to start the second-generation cloud solution based on the VMware vRealize Automation platform.
12:15-1:00

[MTE4731U] vRealize Cloud Automation with Naomi Sullivan
Ask Naomi Sullivan, Director of Product Management, about VMware cloud automation technologies. Discuss how vRealize Automation can help you streamline and standardize your infrastructure and applications provisioning, build a self-service IaaS portal, and ultimately increase the agility and shorten time-to-market.
2:30-3:30 [MGT3038GU] Get the Most Out of vRealize Automation: Embracing the vRealize Automation Ecosystem
The VMware vRealize Automation platform is designed with flexible architecture that enables customization and extensibility. Join the group discussion to learn about the latest plug-ins you can leverage. More excitingly, let us know what we should build next to expedite your infrastructure and application stack design.
5:30-6:30 [MGT2751PU] vRealize Automation Experts Panel: How to Win over App Developers and End Shadow IT
Learn how customersdeliver legacy and modern applications alike across distributed infrastructures and leverage some of the latest vRealize Automation capabilities to radically change how IT delivers these services.
5:30-6:30 [MGT3168GU] From Developer Laptop to Production: Managing Containers with vRealize Suite
Containers are all the rage for development teams. However, many IT teams are struggling to figure out the best way to move containers from developer laptop to production. This group discussion will look at how VMware vRealize Automation plus VMware vRealize Admiral can be used to solve this dilemma.

Tuesday, Aug 29

When, Session ID Description
11:30-12:30

[MGT3137SU]Multicloud is Eating the World. Join the Party!
The IT world of tomorrow will be multicloud, we know that much. But how do you automate, secure, and analyze your IT in that new world? In this roadmap-level deep technical session, VMware Cloud Management product teams will share their existing technology and near-term vision for the management solutions for the multi-cloud world! In an &#rsquo;American Idol&#rdquo; contest style, they will present several solutions covering a number of pain points and use cases
12:15-1:00

[MTE4731U] vRealize Cloud Automation with Naomi Sullivan
Ask Naomi Sullivan, Director of Product Management, about VMware cloud automation technologies. Discuss how vRealize Automation can help you streamline and standardize your infrastructure and applications provisioning, build a self-service IaaS portal, and ultimately increase the agility and shorten time-to-market.
1:00-2:00 [MGT2875BU]Manage, Govern, and Extend VMware Cloud on AWS with vRealize Automation
Join this breakout to discover how VMware vRealize Automation adds service authoring and delivery, governance, lifecycle management, and enterprise extensibility to your VMware Cloud on AWS service.

Wednesday, Aug 30

When,
Session ID
Description
9:15-10:00

[MTE4731U] vRealize Cloud Automation with Naomi Sullivan
Ask Naomi Sullivan, Director of Product Management, about VMware cloud automation technologies. Discuss how vRealize Automation can help you streamline and standardize your infrastructure and applications provisioning, build a self-service IaaS portal, and ultimately increase the agility and shorten time-to-market.
10:00-11:00 [MGT1776BU]vRealize Automation Solves the Container Onboarding Conundrum
Customers looking for a strategy for on-boarding Gen-3 apps (containers) without abandoning critical business processes finally have a solution to do so. Join this session to dig into this exciting new feature delivered by vRealize Automation and gain insight into the technical details of its integrated container management.
1:00-2:00 [MGT1799BU]Full-Stack Automation: Streamlining, Delivering, and Managing App-Centric IT
Executing on the SDDC is not limited to simply delivering best-in-class compute, network, and storage virtualization technologies, but also about execution of the vision. That vision—where dynamic infrastructure is wrapped around the unique requirements of every application—comes to life through the primary interface of the SDDC: the cloud management stack.
1:00-2:00 [MGT3166BU]A Simplified Approach to Lifecycle Management for vRealize Suite
Hear from some of our major customers&#rsquo; CIOs about the challenges they met, and the solutions they have put in place. Learn about VMware’s usage of our own DevOps to drive efficiencies into its own organization while improving products for our customers.
3:30-4:30 [LDT2590BU]Speed is now a Core Competency for Enterprises: VMware IT Framework to Leverage Emerging Tech and CNA Platforms to Accelerate Delivery Speed
Waves of technology advances are hitting enterprises faster than ever before. In this session, VMware IT shares a framework that they use to leverage new technologies to drive digital transformation.
4:00-5:00 [MGT2231BU]How VMware implemented the Self-healing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline using vRealize Suite
This session is all about how VMware devised a mechanism to detect CI/CD pipeline failures and automated remediation through a self-healing solution.

Thursday, Aug 31

When,
Session ID
Description
12:00-1:00 [MGT1847BU]What’s New with vRealize Automation 7.3
The newly released vRealize Automation 7.3 continues to enhance the integration with VMware software-defined data center and introduces increased support for containers and configuration management solutions to ease moving applications from dev-test to production. Join the session to learn more.
12:00-1:00 [PBO1437BU]Infrastructure Automation in VMware Cloud Foundation Using vRealize Automation
VMware Cloud Foundation offers the easiest way to deploy an SDDC. Adding vRealize Automation on top of Cloud Foundation allows customers to immediately derive the benefits of its day 2 operations automation. This session goes into details of vRealize Automation deployment and its integration with VMware Cloud Foundation workload domains.
12:00-1:00 [MGT1311BU]Deep Dive: VMware vRealize Automation and ServiceNow
VMware vRealize Automation and ServiceNow are commonplace in most enterprise data centers today. In this session, you’ll learn the differences between the common integrations and how they work together to unify your daily IT automations.

Again, please go ahead toregister now!Looking forward to seeing you all there, soon!

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Only in This Session: VMware Cloud Management BU shows off our multi-cloud features

Spotlight session MGT3137SU: Multi-Cloud is Eating the World. Join the Party!

Only in this session will you be able to see in one place, how multiple VMware Cloud Management products (vRealize) can now, or will in the near future, support your multi-cloud use cases!

In this spotlight session, Sajai Krishnan, VMware Vice President of Product Marketing for Cloud Management BU, and our product management teams will share how our cloud management solutions can help you to be effective in this multi-cloud world.

 

 

You be the Judge!

The IT world of tomorrow will be multi-cloud, we know that much for sure; But how do you manage, secure, and analyze your IT in that new world? In this roadmap-level technical session, VMware Cloud Management product teams will share their existing technology and near-term vision for the management solutions in the multi-cloud world!
In an &#rsquo;American Idol&#rdquo; contest style, they will present several solutions covering a number of pain points:

  • Managing cloud risk, costs and capacity across different spaces
  • Deploying infrastructure and applications across different hypervisors, clouds, and environments using platform-agnostic provisioning blueprints
  • Securing applications and services deployed across multiple clouds
  • Leveraging cloud-agnostic pre-built content marketplace
  • Building a consistent platform for performance monitoring and troubleshooting at scale across clouds
You will be able to judge in real time how relevant each use case is to you, and whether you like the solution presented – the depth, the innovation, the ease of use, and other factors. You be the judge!

You will also hear from our customers who use multiple clouds today, and will share their experience and lessons learned.

 

How to RegisterPlanning to attend the upcoming VMworld 2017 inLas VegasorBarcelona? This is still a good time toregister, and see you soon!

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Intelligent Operations Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas

Get excited about VMworld 2017 Las Vegas! With over 500 sessions across all categories, it may be overwhelming to understand which ones can help your organization with an intelligent operations solution – across physical, virtual and cloud environments. I would like to help you highlight the sessions that will help you plan, manage, and scale your SDDC and cloud deployments with intelligent operations. These cover the following products: vRealize Suite Standard, vRealize Operations, vRealize Log Insight, and vRealize Business for Cloud

Sunday, Aug 27

When, type Session ID Description
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. [ELW180102U] vRealize Suite Standard - Automated and Proactive Management Workshop

vRealize Operations works in conjunction with vSphere to automatically balance workloads between hosts both within and across clusters to alleviate existing or predicted resource contention. Come learn about the vRealize Operations action functionality that allows alert-driven automated remediation of problems.

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m

 

[MGT2653QU] Case Study: VMware vRealize Operations Provides Single-Pane View of Global Data Centers to Meet Performance and Uptime Requirements

Experience how a leading global gaming software company chose VMware vRealize Operations to proactively manage its global data center so it could focus on successfully launching its high-quality blockbuster games worldwide. Rupesh will dive into business/technical requirements, challenges, architectural design, and implementation of a global vRealize cluster. He will demo key vRealize features that helped proactively solve operations issues, and show how to manage capacity planning with vRealize.

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

[MGT1260QU] Help Customers Make Informed Infrastructure Spending Decisions with Hybrid Cloud Assessment

Hybrid Cloud Assessment answers your cloud cost questions in less than 3 hours. HCA is a great candidate to initiate cloud journey conversations with your customers. It helps to understand existing private cloud costs, compares public and private cloud costs, and enables IT teams to confidently share information on actual costs with their lines of business.

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

[ELW180101U]vRealize Suite Standard - Cloud Planning and Optimization Workshop

You can gain insights into your infrastructure and compare the costs of running workloads in your private cloud versus select public clouds. You can also optimize compute resource utilization and improve planning and forecasting. vRealize Operations and vRealize Business for Cloud improve operational efficiency by increasing capacity utilization and resource reclamation.

— Monday, Aug 28 —

When, type Session ID Description
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

[MGT2008BU] Break Your Logjam by Leveraging the Power of vRealize Log Insight

Are you and your organizations getting buried in logs? The scale of machine-generated data is increasing exponentially, and it&#rsquo;s become overly complicated to make any sense of it. Break through the logjam with VMware vRealize Log Insight. Log Insight provides the ability to make sense of all the log data.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

[MGT2185BU] 360-Degree Troubleshooting and Remediation

How can you troubleshoot issues quickly to get to the root of problems in your environment and resolve them rapidly? The answer is by leveraging the power of VMware vRealize Operations and VMware vRealize Log Insight together with the VMware software-designed data center products. To illustrate this, we will cover how to achieve the best level of integration between the solutions, then show you how to dig into the data and get to the root of a problem.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

[MGT1758BU] Effectively Operating an Automated Cloud

While VMware vRealize Automation provisions and manages apps across the hybrid cloud, VMware vRealize Operations provides a holistic view of all infra and apps. Together, vRealize Automation and VMware vRealize Operations deliver a comprehensive cloud management platform. Join this technical session to gain a deeper understanding of the VMware Cloud Management Platform in action.

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

[MGT2855BU] Operationalize Your World: Moving Your Operations Closer to Your Architectures

We all know that technology is just one wheel of the cart. People and processes have an equal role to play. It is important to break the shackles of the primitive processes and people mindset to operate the new architectures you have built to obtain the agility and ROI for which you adopted cloud in the first place. During this session, we will give you the mantra to success and help bring your outdated operations closure to your innovative architectures.

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

[MGT1999BU] It’s the Apps: Fully Loaded Application Monitoring with vRealize Operations

In an era in which software is consuming the world, applications are what drive your business. Applications are the ultimate reason for the infrastructure to exist. Even though the infrastructure might seem healthy, your application servers might be bringing the business to a halt. In this session, we will use VMware vRealize Operations, extended with endpoint operations agents and management packs, to look at all the aspects of the production application servers.

 

— Tuesday, Aug 29 —

When, type Session ID Description
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

[ELW180601U] vRealize Suite - Getting Started Workshop

Walk through the integration points of the vRealize Suite, including vRealize Operations, vRealize Automation, vRealize Business for Cloud, and Log Insight. The vRealize Code Stream Management Pack demonstrates how to keep multiple environments synchronized. These powerful individual components work even better together, with less time, cost, and effort.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

[MGT1733BU] Scaling and Extending vROps for the Enterprise

In the first half of this two-part session, John Yaralian will focus on understanding the new VMware vRealize Operations scale capabilities and discuss best practices of deploying and maintaining vRealize Operations in your largest environments. In the second half, Rob Frohnapfel will discuss how to extend the services and features of your highly-scalable vRops deployment to deliver tangible business results.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

[MGT2426BU] Alliant Credit Union Cashes in on True Database Visibility in vRealize Operations

When there is a problem with your application or your production database, where does the blame fall? Do your VMs need more memory? What about CPU? Many teams spend too much time trying to figure out if the virtual infrastructure is the real problem or not. See how Alliant Credit Union uses vRealize Operations to immediately identify the true bottleneck of any critical database issues.

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

[ELW180102U] vRealize Suite Standard - Automated and Proactive Management Workshop

vRealize Operations works in conjunction with vSphere to automatically balance workloads between hosts both within and across clusters to alleviate existing or predicted resource contention. Also learn about the vRealize Operations action functionality that allows alert-driven automated remediation of problems.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

[MGT2323GU] Experience the Value of vRealize Log Insight Content Packs

Hear from VMware product management, R&D, systems engineers, and existing customers to discuss the purpose of content packs for vRealize Log Insight. We will share best practices, success stories, benefits, use cases, and opportunities to create new content packs and/or to refresh existing ones.

 

 

— Wednesday, Aug 30 —

When, type Session ID Description
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

[MGT1568BU] Case Study: Altisource and VMware—v (We) Realize Business for Cloud Together!

Sumanth Kumar G from Altisource and Jeevan Prabhu from VMware collectively believe it is only when a profound customer such as Altisource brings forward its enterprise-level key business use cases that we get an opportunity to level up the credence by several notches for the solution we provide and “engineer” customer delight!

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

[MGT2508BU] Achieve Troubleshooting Mastery with vRealize Suite (or intelligent operations)

VMware vRealize Operations Manager can now help you more quickly determine the root cause of the problem. In this talk, we will walk you through a few common problems that our customers see constantly. You will also learn how they pinpoint and investigate those problems using the new vRealize Operations Manager intuitive user interface.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

[MGT1218PU]Real World IT Gurus Share Their Perspective on Operations Management for the Multicloud Era

As organizations adopt software-defined data center and multicloud strategies, they need to rethink how to manage data centers. Progressive IT organizations become like service providers, striving to accelerate service delivery while maintaining control and reducing costs. Join this interactive discussion as four VMware customers present their experiences, discuss tools and processes they&#rsquo;ve implemented, and share results.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

[MGT1217BU] Intelligent Operations Management from Infra to Applications and Across the Software-Defined Data Center

Learn what’s new with emphasis on vRealize Operations. Learn about the latest innovations in performance management, capacity planning and optimization, workload balancing and predictive DRS, log data analysis, and cost transparency. Join this session to see how vRealize Suite Standard can empower you to manage infrastructure and applications across any cloud.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

[MGT2231BU] How VMware implemented the Self-healing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline using vRealize Suite

In this session we will explain the implementation of the self-healing CI/CD pipeline and automation using vRealize Suite products. This solution leverages vRealize Code Stream to orchestrate the pipeline, vRealize Automation to deploy the test beds, vRealize Operations to monitor the test beds and vRealize Log Insight(vRLI) to analyze the pipeline failures. The session will focus on detection of pipeline failures and automated remediation through the self-healing solution.

 

— Thursday, Aug 31 —

When, type Session ID Description
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

[ELW180102U] vRealize Suite Standard - Automated and Proactive Management Workshop

vRealize Operations works in conjunction with vSphere to automatically balance workloads between hosts both within and across clusters to alleviate existing or predicted resource contention. Also learn about the vRealize Operations action functionality that allows alert-driven automated remediation of problems.

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

[MTE4743U]Trend Everything in vRealize Log Insight with Jim McMahon II

Join Jim for a roundtable discussion using VMware vRealize Log Insight to identify Service Delivery trends empowering Enterprises to focus resources where their needed such as additional development on vRealize Automation catalog items or proactively identifying missed SLAs in vSphere Replication. It&#rsquo;s not just for capturing errors anymore.

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

[MTE4735U] Data-driven capacity planning across clouds with vRealize Business for Cloud

Understand the cost and consumption or utilization of clouds, communicate the data with the consumers through showback, helping them operate within the budget, and plan hardware procurement and public cloud spend better. Also, learn how, through “what-if analysis”, you can identify which applications are good candidates to move to VMware Cloud on AWS.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

[MGT2338BU] The Happy Nomadic VM: A vRealize Story

This session will follow the happy nomadic life of a virtual machine (VM) hosting a business-critical application. We will watch as VMware vRealize helps bring the VM into the virtual world, and it is given a safe home. We will discuss how it is automatically moved around the software-defined data center to different hosts, clusters, and datastores.

 

 

 

So, go ahead and register in advance!

 

 

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Hybrid Cloud Assessments (HCA) – Answer Your Customers Questions in < 3 Hours

Use HCA to help you understand existing private cloud costs, compare public and private cloud costs, and to enable IT teams to confidently share information on actual costs with their lines of business. You can also run a HCA in a customer’s environment and get a report that provides a detailed analysis for them to make a vRealize Suite purchase decision. To help you drive your vRealize and vCloud Suite pipeline, check the page for newly added resources (customer presentation, flyer, sample report) and be sure to download and share the customer video: “Realize What&#rsquo;s Possible.”

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Leveraging the Platform you Know, Realizing the Benefits of the Self-Healing Data Center

That pinnacle of IT operational perfection—the self-healing data center—may seema nearly unobtainable goal, but it&#rsquo;s more a reality today than ever. If we were to package the SHDC, you could say that in 2017 VMware released its next-gen version, with complete cloud management and operational intelligence now available for all software-defined infrastructure from a single, easy to use platform. But, of course, there&#rsquo;s more work to be done. Today our vRealize Operations 6.6 management platform delivers state of the art in what can be done, with solid platform extensibility for what still lies ahead.

Despite amazing advances throughout the industry in the past few years, IT shops still struggle with the sheer magnitude of administrative tasks demanded of them. And many enterprises still have at least a portion of their critical applications running on-premises; the data center is now a hub for all applications, whether the workloads are managed there all the time or not.

The self-healing data center promises a new day for the IT admin, finally freeing them to focus entirely on innovation, customer service and delivering amazing customer experiences. Automated remediation delivers fixes to most routine issues and shuffles workloads where there is outage to ensure business continuity. As Forrester recently stated, thanks to innovations from VMware, workload placement—once a major hit to IT&#rsquo;s time—is nearly a thing of the past.

Why does it matter? Because IT shops are still struggling greatly with administrative overload. While innovations from the software-defined data center to cloud have greatly streamlined enterprise operations, the enterprise itself continues to grow and continually add new apps to the mix. Witness containers, which were barely on the horizon less than 10 years ago: while it was once thought they might replace VM&#rsquo;s, it turns out VM&#rsquo;s are the most efficient way to deliver containers—which sometimes live for just minutes or hours—safely and reliably.

The foundation of any self-healing data center is the management control plane

This platform manages workload placement, automation and remediation based on policies rather than rules. vRealize Operations 6.X brought automated remediation and predictive distributed resource scheduling (pDRS), among other key functions, into the mix for today&#rsquo;s dynamic workloads. vRealize Operations today delivers all the ingredients for a self-healing data center in one platform: automation, lifecycle management, proactive alerting, predictive scheduling and a single but extensible point of control.

Ultimately, the fully automated, self-healing data center ought to be able to run even more efficiently than one run manually, but today that remains elusive, especially for shops running an amalgam of tools for data center, cloud and a variety of applications. In fact, a recent Forrester reportshows that IT still fights a lot of fires in capacity management. Yet interviews with VMware cloud management platform users show a 20% improvement in overall efficiency, a 75% reduction in unplanned downtime, and a 10% reduction in hardware costs.

Cloud Management - The Control Plane of the SDDC

Workload placement and optimization is a big factor in IT admin overhead

It&#rsquo;s easy to see why even smaller shops opt for solutions that automate that never-ending task. But without intelligent workload management—using a solution such as VMware that applies cost-benefit analysis to every workload based on policies set by IT—most solutions scurry workloads about without much thought as to benefit. Clearly a workload moved to run at less efficiency is not the goal, but without policy management workloads can move for a marginal upside that becomes less operationally efficient than keeping it where it is (see related post here).

With predictive DRS (distributed resource scheduler), workload placement is a step closer to fully automation. vRealize Operations 6.6 learns the behavior of apps to easily identify—and eventually anticipate—what is an anomaly, what is a problem, and what is normal for that app. To the extent that the admin is involved, what that means is incredible decision support—like having an assistant just bubble up the &#rsquo;net-net&#rdquo; in cases where intervention is required.

With an increasingly dynamic environment, platform extensibility ofanalytics and management to the broader datacenterinfrastructure and common enterprise applications arekey to performance and of course to offer customers the flexibility they expect. Our relationship with Blue Medora delivers great value here: their extensibility packs for vRealize Operations deliver functionality you can&#rsquo;t get from any other vendor.

And with vRealize Business for Cloud you gain cloud cost visibility, which helps determine which workloads could exist beneficially in public cloud infrastructure. Again a single platform is key here: any time third party add-ons are used there could be conflict and/or efficiency lost to tool alignment rather than ecosystem management.

That holy grail—a full night&#rsquo;s sleep thanks to a data center that runs itself—may still be in the future. VMware has the most mature offering out there and on-track to get you there sooner than anyone.

 

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Not to Miss @VMworld: Mike Wookey, CTO on the Future of Cloud Management

Spotlight session MGT3138SU at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas:

What’s on the Horizon: Cool Emerging Technologies in Cloud Management

In this spotlight session, Mike Wookey, VMware Cloud Management CTO, and our top engineers will talk about what we see on the cloud horizon, and how cloud management will be evolving. These are the trends that will be shaping up our Cloud Management solutions in the near future.

Mike Wookey, CTO, VMware Cloud Management

Digital transformation brings with it huge volumes and high complexity of metrics and metadata generated by the software-defined private and public clouds, disrupting the existing operational paradigms. Managing these environments will require new solutions that will blur the lines between basic monitoring, troubleshooting, and automation.

 

Computer, how is My Datacenter Doing Today?

In this spotlight session, we will talk about the generational shifts in human-to-machine interfaces, proliferation of new interactive management channels for anytime/anywhere access, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) for real-time data analytics and noise reduction, and how these approaches will influence VMware cloud management solutions.

 

We will hear from a customer who, while belonging to one of the most traditional industries, is moving very fast on their path of digital transformation. Ed Rodden, the CIO of Sugar Creek, will provide his view on managing complex IT environments and how the concepts of machine learning and AI are becoming relevant and even critical for their success.

Ed Rodden, CIO,Sugar Creek

 

See Cool Demos

This is not science fiction. This is what is on our roadmap, and what fuels the creativity of our engineers today, and what you will find in our products tomorrow. To demonstrate what we are thinking about, we will share some cool skunkworks projects and emerging directions brewing at VMware labs that illustrate our vision and aspirations.

How to Register

Planning to attend the upcoming VMworld 2017 inLas VegasorBarcelona? This is still a good time toregister, and see you soon!

 

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Come and Participate in VMworld Design Studio!

Dear vRealize Operations Customers,

 

Would you like to help define the next generation of vRealize Operations? We invite you to participateintheVMware Design StudioatVMworld 2017 US.

 

What Kind of Study Is This?

In the VMware Design Studio, we will show a few key product directions and design prototypes. This is a unique opportunity to get your voice heard and interact in a small group or 1:1 session with the product teams.

 

This year there will be three topics for vROps: 1) vRealize Operations – New and Improved Capacity Management; 2) vRealize Operations – Exploring New Ways for Application Management; 3) vRealize Lifecycle Management. Customers can sign up for one or more sessions based on their time availability or interests.

 

What&#rsquo;s in it for YOU?

Upon completion of the session, we will offer you very cool &#rsquo;VMware Design Partner&#rdquo; swag!

 

Where and when is Design Studio?

The sessions will be held in in Mandalay Bay Convention Center – 3rd Floor – room Palm H from Monday 8/28 thru Thursday 8/31

 

To schedule a session, contact Ashley . Or go to this link to signup:www.bit.do/vrops2017

 

Plus if you want to learn about other VMware products, please check out other cool sessions here:https://uxresearchers.github.io/lv17-blog/

 

Please act quickly as we will be able to work with just a small set of customers – thank you for your time and your interest in improving VMware products!

 

Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Ashley Pan ()

User Experience Researcher @VMware

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DevOps Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas

VMworld 2017 Las Vegas is just around the corner and with over 500 session choices across all categories.
I would like to help navigate to the sessions around DevOps topic. As you can see the list below, there are a LOT of them for you to choose from and update your calendars.

 

Monday, Aug 28

When,
Session ID
Description
12:30-1:30 [LDT2523BU] Organizing and Structuring IT in the DevOps World
Learn about the main principles that should guide the definition of a new organizational structure for IT and the roles required to reap DevOps benefits. All this with an example of a phased transition!
1:00-2:00 [DEV2858BU] The Shift to the Left: The Changing Role of Operations as Developers in a DevOps World
The modern Ops team is embracing and adopting software development roles. Get to understand what developers do and really care about and how can Ops teams work, measure success going forward.
1:30-3:00

[ELW182104U]vRealize Code Stream - DevOps Solutions
Get some hands-on to use vRealize Code Stream for release automation processes not just for applications but also apply the same concepts to SDDC and infrastructure components.

 

Tuesday, Aug 29

When, Session ID Description
11:30-1:00 [ELW180601U]vRealize Suite - Getting Started Workshop
Walk through the integration points of the vRealize Suite, including vRealize Operations, vRealize Automation, vRealize Business for Cloud, and Log Insight. Also, learn how vRealize Code Stream Management Pack can help keep multiple environments synchronized.
2:00-3:00

[LDT2491BU] IT Transformation at VMware
This session talks about VMware&#rsquo;s journey to enable an IT digital transformation and how they have successfully tapped the power of mobile cloud architecture to help the lines of business.
5:30-6:30

[DEV2704BU]Delivering Infrastructure as Code: Practical Tips and Advice
This session details and demonstrates how to leverage Infrastructure as Code using VMware tools you already own with best practices from customers who have managed to master this new mindset.

 

Wednesday, Aug 30

When,
Session ID
Description
1:00-2:00

[MGT3167GU]Managing the SDDC as Code
As more and more of the data center becomes software, a new opportunity exists to manage IT code with the same rigor that application development teams use. Come, join us in a discussion to understand and learn from each other&#rsquo;s experiences.
1:00-2:00

[DEV1369BU] A Tale of CI/CD, Infrastructure as Code,
and How Containers/IaaS Fit into the Story
No matter what your application architecture (microservice or monolithic), there are huge efficiencies that can be gained by leveraging infrastructure as code. Don&#rsquo;t know much about infrastructure as code or CI/CD? Don&#rsquo;t worry, we&#rsquo;ll cover the basics!
2:00-3:00

[LDT3013BU]Successfully Enabling the Digital Transformation
This session explores the IT operating model changes needed to enable your business&#rsquo;s digital transformation and practical steps to be successful.
2:30-3:30

[MGT3136SU]How DevOps Is Transforming IT: People, Process, Technology
Hear from some of our major customers&#rsquo; CIOs about the challenges they met, and the solutions they have put in place. Learn about VMware’s usage of our own DevOps to drive efficiencies into its own organization while improving products for our customers.
3:30-4:30

[LDT2590BU] Speed is now a Core Competency for Enterprises: VMware IT Framework to Leverage Emerging Tech and CNA Platforms to Accelerate Delivery Speed
Waves of technology advances are hitting enterprises faster than ever before. In this session, VMware IT shares a framework that they use to leverage new technologies to drive digital transformation.
4:00-5:00

[MGT2231BU] How VMware implemented the Self-healing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline using vRealize Suite
This session is all about how VMware devised a mechanism to detect CI/CD pipeline failures and automated remediation through a self-healing solution.

 

Thursday, Aug 31

When,
Session ID
Description
1:30-2:30 [LDT1907BU]Shifting IT from a Cost Center to an Innovation Center: VMware IT Case Study
IT is traditionally considered a cost center. Join us to learn and explore how VMware IT is driving innovation across the organization by empowering the business and employees with enterprise mobility solutions.
1:30-2:30 [MGT2716BU]vRealize Automation for the Developer Cloud
When CloudAdmins are trying to offer powerful self-service experience, developers are looking for freedom and flexibility. Come hear how vRealize Automation can address these paradoxes today, and some of our plans for how to strengthen the developer cloud story in future releases.

 

So, go ahead and register in advance!

 

 

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August 16th Webinar: Upgrading to vRealize Operations 6.6

Are you ready to upgrade to vRealize Operations 6.6? There is a lot of excitement around the new HTML5 interface, Workload Placement improvements, new dashboard content, integration with Log Insight and vRealize Business for Cloud and much more. vRealize Operations 6.6 is one of our biggest and most exciting upgrades and you do not want to miss out.

On August 16th, we will be hosting another &#rsquo;Getting More out of VMware vRealize&#rdquo; webinar. The session builds on our previous sessions around intelligent operations, and will specifically guide you through all the issues around upgrading to vRealize Operations 6.6.

Register here, or read for more details!

Learn How-To&#rsquo;s, Need-to-Know&#rsquo;s and How Things Work

The best part of upgrading is how fast and easy it is to perform the upgrade. If you are unsure about upgrading, come learn how the process has been improved and simplified.

Upgrading is a great start. But, to take advantage of all the new capabilities with vRealize Operations 6.6 you will want to know the details on using new and improved features. So, in addition to covering upgrade details, in this &#rsquo;Getting More&#rdquo; session you will learn about:

  • Configuring Workload Placement
  • Integrated vSAN Management
  • vRB and LI Integration with vIDM
  • Deploying the SDDC Management Pack
  • Setting up Compliance for vSphere, PCI, HIPAA

 

Even if you are a new customer of vRealize Operations, these topics will be of interest to help you &#rsquo;Get More&#rdquo; out of vRealize Operations 6.6 in your environment.

Also, learn about our new vRealize Operations Certification Badge and how you can earn this badge to show off your &#rsquo;vROps Ninja&#rdquo; skills.

 

Live Q&A in the End: Bring your Questions!

The webinar will conclude with an open live Q&A with our specialists who will be on hand to answer your questions through chat.

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Cloud Management Sessions Lineup at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas

With just three weeks left until VMworld 2017 Las Vegas, I would like to help you navigate through the impressive lineup of cloud management-focused sessions that are available to you.

Designed to give you a comprehensive overview of the VMware&#rsquo;s Cloud Management Platform (CMP) and other cloud management products and solutions, these sessions provide the vision and the strategic direction, as well as hands-on knowledge and best practices, to help you be successful on your cloud journey.

To make it easier, I have segmented all sessions into these groups:

 

Cloud Management Spotlight Sessions

See our Cloud Management leadership chart the course for the future, update you on the recent developments, and share the coolest demos and new technologies brewing in our labs. Hear from our top customers and key engineers. And have fun in the process.

 

MGT3137SU: Multicloud is Eating the World. Join the Party! Our Product Management team will present on what keeps them busy to help you be effective in a Multicloud world.

MGT3138SU: What’s on the Horizon: Cool Emerging Technologies in Cloud Management. Hear from our CTO and our Top Engineers on What&#rsquo;s Coming in the Future!

MGT3136SU: How DevOps Is Transforming IT: People, Process, Technology. Learn from our biggest customers!

 

SDDC, GeneralCMP and Multi-Cloud Management

How do you optimize your on-prem SDDC, while taking advantage of the Multicloud world out there? These sessions will bring the wisdom of 20 years of managing virtualization, along with the new trends of combining your private cloud with the multiple public clouds, and doing it all at the highest levels of security, governance, and control.

 

MGT3137SU: Multicloud is Eating the World. Join the Party! Our Product Management team will present on what keeps them busy to help you be effective in a Multicloud world.

MGT3138SU: What’s on the Horizon: Cool Emerging Technologies in Cloud Management. Hear from our CTO and our Top Engineers on What&#rsquo;s Coming in the Future!

MGT3166BU: A Simplified Approach to Lifecycle Management for vRealize Suite

MGT3167GU: Managing the SDDC as Code

MGT3169GU: Using vRealize to Manage AWS as Part of Hybrid Cloud

MGT3163GU: Wavefront Customer Uses and Demo

MMC3165BU: Becoming a DevOps Superhero: Introduction to Wavefront for Optimizing Cloud-Native Applications

MMC3164BU: How Data Science is Transforming Operations: The Wavefront Story

MMC2210BU: Best Practices: How the City of New York Has Configured AWS for the Best vRealize Automation Integration

MMC2256BU: Watching the Clouds: Challenges with Monitoring Hybrid Cloud Environments

MMC2820BU: Deploying Applications into AWS EC2 with VMware Cloud Services

MMC2877BU: Deep Dive into Cost Insight: Understand, Analyze, and Optimize Your Cloud Expenses (Cloud Service)

MMC2888GU: How We&#rsquo;ve Accelerated Innovation While Keeping Our Cross-Cloud Spending in Check

MMC3062BU: How Customer XYZ Secures and Monitors On-Premises Software-Defined Data Center Virtual and Physical Networks Using Network Insight SaaS

MMC3074BU: 3 ways to use VMware&#rsquo;s new Cross-Cloud SaaS Services to efficiently run workloads across AWS, Azure and vSphere: VMware and Customer technical session

MMC3112BU: Customer Story: Monitoring Costs and Rightsizing Workloads in AWS, Azure, and VMware-Based Clouds

 

Intelligent Operations of SDDC and the Hybrid Cloud (incl. Monitoring and Troubleshooting, Capacity Management, Workload Placement, Business and Costs Management)

These sessions cover the operational aspects of SDDC and cloud management: capacity planning and resource distribution, performance management, troubleshooting, for your virtual compute, storage, and networks, on-prem or in the cloud. Attend to learn more aboutvRealize Operations,vRealize Log Insight, vRealize Network Insight and vRealize Business for Cloud, as well as the new cloud services for operations.

 

MGT1217BU: Intelligent Operations Management from Infra to Applications and Across the Software-Defined Data Center

MGT1218PU: Unplugged: Thought Leaders Share Their Perspective on Operations Management for the Multicloud Era

MMC2884GU: Manage Cross-Cloud Applications Using VMware Log Analytics as a Service

MGT1260QU: Make Informed Infrastructure Spending Decisions with Hybrid Cloud Assessment

MGT1599BU: vRealize Operations Capacity Explained

MGT1733BU: Scaling and Extending vRealize Operations for the Enterprise

MGT1908PU: Day 2 Operations Using vRealize Network Insight at VMware IT and at Customers

MGT1999BU: It’s the Apps: Fully Loaded Application Monitoring with vRealize Operations

MGT2008BU: Break Your Logjam by Leveraging the Power of vRealize Log Insight

MGT2185BU: 360-Degree Troubleshooting and Remediation

MGT2323GU: Experience the Value of vRealize Log Insight Content Packs

MGT2338BU: The Happy Nomadic VM: A vRealize Story

MGT2443BU: Tutorial: Reclaim Time Spent on Operations While Improving Quality and Efficiency; Hear from Rackspace and VMware OneCloud Team

MGT2508BU: Achieve Troubleshooting Mastery with vRealize Operations

MGT2588GU: Intelligent Operations Jam Session: SDDC Performance and Availability, Unified Management

MGT2653QU: Case Study: VMware vRealize Operations Provides Single-Pane View of Global Data Centers to Meet Performance and Uptime Requirements

MGT2768GU: A Two-Day VMware vRealize Operations Manager Customer Success Workshop in 60 Minutes

MGT2829GU: Intelligent Operations Jam Session: Infrastructure Optimization

MGT2855BU: Operationalize Your World: Moving Your Operations Closer to Your Architectures

MGT3392BUS: Keep a close eye on your IT real estate: Adopt a cloud-first monitoring strategy.

MGT1568BU: Case Study: Altisource and VMware—v (We) Realize Business for Cloud Together!

MGT1816BU: Case Study: How a Leading Health Insurance Provider Uses vRealize Business to Transform Its Cloud Initiative into a Cloud Business Management Practice

MGT2426BU: When Seconds Mean Dollars: Maximizing IT Operations at the CME Group

MGT3238GU: Densify, Build, or Rent? Cloud Changes the Entire Planning and Costing Model for IT

MMC3066BU: How Do You Use Network Insights’ SaaS to Secure Multi-tier Hybrid Apps Running on vSphere, VMware Cloud on AWS, and AWS Native?

 

Provisioning Automation (of VMs, Containers and NSX)

Here, you will learn about new features ofvRealize Automation, in particular the improved support for workload placement decisions (together with vRealize Operations), fine-grained controls for vSAN and NSX Day 2 operations, shared access to deployments for collaboration within a tenant, direct access to health/ upgrade readiness, and how to mix VMs and containers in a single blue print. Also, see how unified blueprints bring together your virtualized compute and networking resources (withNSX) in one uniformed infrastructure-as-code approach. Hear from major customers who have successfully implemented IT self-service portals for automated provisioning of infrastructure and applications to end users.

 

MGT1311BU: Deep Dive: VMware vRealize Automation and ServiceNow

MGT1758BU: Effectively Operating an Automated Cloud

MGT1776BU: vRealize Automation Solves the Container Onboarding Conundrum

MGT1761BU: Swisscom Modernizes Its Cloud for Enterprises with VMware

MGT1799BU: Full-Stack Automation: Streamlining, Delivering, and Managing App-Centric IT

MGT1847BU: What’s New with vRealize Automation 7.3

MGT1935BU: Automate the Automation: Streamline the Installation, Configuration, and Upgrade of VMware vRealize Automation

MGT2024QU: Measure Twice, Automate Once: Trusted Tools to Bring Success to a vRealize Automation Project

MGT2875BU: Manage, Govern, and Extend VMware Cloud on AWS with vRealize Automation

MGT3038GU: Get the Most Out of vRealize Automation: Embracing the vRealize Automation Ecosystem

MGT3307BUS: 101 of Automation & Orchestration - How do I develop a Successful A&O program in my Company?

MGT3315BUS: How Orchestration Can Actually Save Your Marriage

MGT2589BU: Aon Rapid Deploy: Creating a Global Enterprise Hybrid Cloud with Private Cloud, Managed Private Cloud, and Public Cloud

MGT2898PU: Pushing the Limits: Critical Customers Partnering with VMware Engineering

 

DevOps: Developer&#rsquo;s Cloud, Infrastructure as Service, OpenStack, CI/CD and Pipeline Automation

Learn about how VMware Cloud Management solutions can help your IT support your development organization. vRealize Automation customers are now entitled to use vRealize Code Stream at no charge for use with the vRCS Management Pack for IT DevOps (&#rsquo;Houdini&#rdquo;). Checkout the latest new features of vRealize Code Stream. See how you can integrate into your CI/CD pipeline with the new REST and Poll plugins, and utilize Git and Gerrit triggers. And the last but not the least, if you are an Open Stack fan, learn more about VMware Integrated Open Stack (VIO) that is a fully DefCore-compliant implementation of this popular open source API standard.

 

MGT3136SU: How DevOps Is Transforming IT: People, Process, Technology. Learn from our biggest customers!

MGT2231BU: How VMware implemented the Self-Healing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline using vRealize Suite

MGT2871BU: ridging the Operations Gap Between the Software-Defined Data Center and Pivotal CF for VMware Deployments

MGT1307BU: vRealize Automation and Puppet: Enabling DevOps-Ready IT

MGT1785BU: OpenStack in the Real World: VMware Integrated OpenStack Customer session

MGT2609BU: VMware Integrated OpenStack: What&#rsquo;s New

MGT2716BU: vRealize Automation for the Developer Cloud

MGT2751PU: vRealize Automation Experts Panel: How to Win over App Developers and End Shadow IT

MGT3168GU: From Developer Laptop to Production: Managing Containers with vRealize Suite

 

More Goodies to Come – Stay Tuned

Our agenda at VMworld 2017 not limited to break out sessions. There will be group discussions, &#rsquo;meet the expert&#rdquo; sessions, hands-on-labs, and other activities that we have planned for you. Visit VMware booth to see real demos, chat with our subject matter experts, or join spontaneous discussions with other customers or partners. There is plenty to do!

Stay tuned for more VMworld posts on this blog.

How to Register

Planning to attend the upcoming VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas or Barcelona? This is still a good time toregister, and see you soon!

 

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