Get ready, get set, build your VMworld schedule! Session scheduling for VMworld starts on July 16. If you’re like some people I know, you’ve already been digging into the content catalog and highlighting the sessions you want to attend during the August 25 to 29 show.

Pure Storage® is the data platform for VMware solutions with integrated virtualization, automation, and orchestration that can help you virtualize all of your data center apps and desktops, quickly consolidate workloads with confidence, and easily automate and increase IT productivity. You don’t have to just take my word for it. Plenty of companies have a lot to say about why Pure and VMware work so well together.

“Pure Storage worked better than all of the other contenders because the integration between Pure and VMware is so superior.”
—Meraz Nasir, Manager of Infrastructure Engineering
Atlantic Health System

As a Platinum sponsor, we want to make sure you get the most from your VMworld experience. And, of course, that includes Pure Storage  (if I do say so myself). Don’t miss these sessions from our team.

Core Storage Best Practices: Ensuring Your Storage Is Reliable

With all the different storage arrays and connectivity protocols available today, knowing best practices can help operational efficiency and ensure resilient operations. VMware’s storage global service has reported many of the common service calls they receive. This session will review some of the common mistakes made when setting up storage arrays. It will cover the most common and most valuable configurations to maximize the value of your storage arrays and VMware vSphere.

Speakers: Cody Hosterman, Pure Storage; Jason Massae, VMware
Session ID: HBI2751BU

Kubernetes in the Enterprise? PKS, Pure Storage, and the VMware SDDC

Kubernetes continues to draw interest as a way to deliver applications at scale with reliability in the cloud and on-premises. Running Kubernetes in a virtual machine is a quick way to provide platform-as-a-service using Kubernetes and still leverage your current vSphere knowledge and resources. Pure Storage’s Jon Owings will cover how to deploy and manage the VMware SDDC built with Pure FlashArray™, including:

  • Demonstrating unique options that Pure provides for data mobility
  • Showing how to use storage policy-based management with PKS and FlashArray
  • Detailing how to import persistent data between PKS clusters, from other Kubernetes clusters, and more.

Speaker: Jon Owings, Pure Storage
Session ID: KUB3415BUS

NVMe for Beginners 

Learn what NVMe is, its benefits, why the industry is moving to this protocol, and how you can leverage NVMe-oF to accelerate storage.

Speaker: Craig Waters, Pure Storage
Session ID: VMTN5001U

Why Should I Use Virtual Volumes? A Technical Review

vSphere Virtual Volumes have been gathering steam as companies have begun to realize the value they bring. Traditional VMFS-based storage has long stymied the features and functions of SAN storage due to lack of granularity, loose integration, and little insight between the storage layers. Without a single point of integration for storage, storage vendors have had to create dozens of plugins, modules, toolkits, packs, and more to integrate with the ever-growing VMware ecosystem. vSphere VVols have been designed to solve all these problems. This session will detail what Virtual Volumes are, why they exist, and the problems they solve. Get a special focus on use cases, design decisions, and the additional value they can bring beyond what they are generally advertised for.

Speaker: Cody Hosterman
Session ID: HBI3416BUS 

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