Pure booth at VMworldLet’s get this thing started. VMworld 2019 has officially taken over the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Pure Storage® is here as a platinum sponsor and we have all sorts of good stuff to share.

The Solutions Exchange was a busy place for the Sunday opening reception. The Chinese Dragon Dancers did a good job of holding off the stampede of people waiting for the exhibit hall to open. But I got the feeling that the people holding the trays of food were a little worried about what was going to happen once the barriers were removed. Thankfully there were no injuries reported.

On tap for Monday…

After checking out the General Session with VMware’s CEO Pat Gelsinger and COO Sanjay Poonen at 9am, it’s time to head to the Solutions Exchange. We’re easy to find in the first row inside the main entrance. Come to booth 527 and talk to our resident gurus about all things cloud, modernizing your apps, and accelerating app delivery.

Cody Hosterman will be joining VMware’s Velina Krasteva for the “VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2 What’s New and Demo” breakout. This one filled up quickly. If you aren’t able to catch it live, be sure to catch the replay when VMware posts it.

Hopefully, you were quick enough to register for Jon Owings breakout session on “Kubernetes in the Enterprise? PKS, Pure Storage, and the VMware SDDC.” Didn’t get on the list before his session filled? Fear not. All is not lost! Jon will also be presenting at the Pure Storage booth theater on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Speaking of the booth theater, the schedule for Monday includes 11 sessions from Pure team members and our partners. Stop by and learn some good stuff.

11:30a Virtualizing SQL Server Marsha Pierce, Pure Storage

12:00n Hyper-available FlashStack Emiliee Tellez, VEEAM

12:30p Kubernetes, Hybrid Cloud, and Even More Buzzwords Jon Owings, Pure Storage

1:00p Direct Flash Fabric—NVMe for All Craig Waters, Pure Storage

1:30p How are vVols Different? Jason Massae, VMware

2:30p A vVols How-To: Converting RDMs to vVols for WSFC Alex Carver, Pure Storage

3:00p Redefining the Way the World Works: Dizzion End User Cloud Platform Powered by Pure Robert Green, Dizzion

3:30p Accelerate AI Data Pipeline Cisco

4:00p vROPs and the Pure Storage Management Pack Jacob Hopkinson, Pure Storage

4:30p Right-Sizing Enterprise Data Protection and Restores Veritas

5:00p Using VMware Cloud Foundation with Pure Storage Kyle Grossmiller, Pure Storage

If you attend a theater session, be sure to return at 5:30 for the daily prize drawing.

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