You can help shape the content catalog for VMworld 2014! Voting for VMworld 2014 breakout sessions is open. This is your opportunity to help shape the course catalog. Storage is front and center this year, and there’s a number of panel conversations and best practice sessions designed to share knowledge and experience of emerging storage technologies with VMware infrastructure technologies.

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VMworld provides the leading technologists who bridge the boundaries of storage and virtualization and 2014 has a lot to offer including…

 

2496 vSphere Storage Best Practices: Next-Gen Storage Technologies
Advanced Technical Session
Speakers:
Vaughn Stewart, Chief Technical Evangelist, Pure Storage
Chad Sakac, SVP, Global Systems Engineering, EMC
Rawlinson Rivera, Technical Marketing Engineer, VMware

In its 6th year, this is the premier storage breakout session of VMworld. The VMware Technical Communities Session presents technical best practices with emerging storage technologies for vSphere! The storage industry is experiencing a high level of innovation that will influence your next datacenter refresh. Storage industry experts present this session in a vendor neutral perspective on best practices with storage infrastructure technologies spanning host-based acceleration, all-flash, and hyper-converged.

Vaughn and Chad focused on delivering a deep technical session and have invited Rawlinson Rivera of VMware to join and expand the knowledge transfer. This session will present best practices that span connectivity, performance, availability and failure domains, data protection and automation.

1177 Ask the Expert Storage Kingpins
Advanced Technical Session
Speakers:
Rick Scherer, Principal SE, EMC Corporation
Andre Leibovici, Technical Alliances Director, Nutanix
Vaughn Stewart, Chief Technology Evangelist, Pure Storage
Chad Sakac, SVP SE, EMC
Cormac Hogan, Storage Architect, VMware

Back for it’s 7th year at VMworld, Ask the Experts is back with an awesome panel of the industries top storage vendors. In this session there are no powerpoints, no sales pitches and no rules!

DAS, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, NFS, JBOD….Object? Where does it fit, which solution should I use? Does Compression and Deduplication matter? What’s this hyper-converged thing?

Experts in the industry are here to answer YOUR questions while having some fun in the process. Bring your topic, anything from Software-Defined Data Center, to End-User Computing to 3rd Platform Applications… Storage, Networking, Security. No question is off limits.

2626 Innovative Storage Technology Panel Discussion
Technical Session
Moderator:
Stephen Foskett, Organizer in Chief, Tech Field Day
Panelists:
Vaughn Stewart, Chief Technical Evangelist, Pure Storage
Chad Sakac, SVP, Global Systems Engineering, EMC
Frank Denneman, Tech Evangelist, PernixData
Rawlinson Rivera, Technical Marketing Engineer, VMware

This VMware Technical Communities Session will present a technical panel discussing innovative storage technologies with vSphere. Stephen Foskett will moderate a panel of Industry experts from VMware, PernixData, Pure Storage and EMC. The topics in this session are expected to span architectural comparisons, performance characteristics, availability, economics and market trends as they relate to new storage options for vSphere deployments. This is an unscripted, interactive session, with questions provided by the audience – attend and you can determine the conversation!

Get educated on innovative storage technologies like host acceleration, all-flash, hyper-converged from vendors who specialize and one who offers all 3 technologies.

2642 vSphere on All Flash Arrays: A Panel Discussion
Technical Session
Moderator:
Stephen Foskett, Organizer in Chief, Tech Field Day
Panelists:
Vaughn Stewart, Chief Technical Evangelist, Pure Storage
Nick Howell, Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp
Chad Sakac, SVP, Global Systems Engineering, EMC
Eric Siebert, Solutions Manager – HP Storage, HP

This VMware Technical Communities Session will present a technical panel discussing vSphere on Flash. Stephen Foskett will moderate a panel of Industry experts from the leading All-Flash Array (AFA) vendors: EMC, NetApp, HP, and Pure Storage. The topics in this session are expected to span architectural comparisons, performance characteristics, availability and SSD resiliency, economics and market trends as they relate to vSphere deployments. This is an unscripted, interactive session, with questions provided by the audience – attend and you can determine the conversation! Get educated on SSD topics like latency, program and erase cycles, write amplification, and much more before you deploy vSphere on flash.

2754 New Kids on the Storage Block, File and Share: Lessons in Storage and Virtualization

Technical Session

Speakers:
David Siles, VP, Worldwide Field Operations, DataGravity
Vaughn Stewart, Chief Evangelist, Pure Storage
Howard Marks, Founder and Chief Scientist, DeepStorage.net
Justin Lauer, Principal Technology Evangelist, Tintri, Inc.
Andrew Warfield, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Coho Data
Umesh Maheshwari, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Nimble Storage
Rajesh Nair, Chief Technology Officer, Tegile

As the storage industry is constantly evolving, Howard Marks, the legendary greybeard of storage, will moderate this panel to highlight the changes and innovations in the market. He will manage the discussion with storage experts that are driving the industry forward through new architectures and advanced technologies. The experts will discuss how the industry is changing the way organizations use and interact with storage, specifically highlighting new service oriented architectures, improved storage implementation and management technologies, and more. In addition to the moderator and panelists, audience members will be active members of this session and are encouraged to send their burning questions for the panelists to Marks via Twitter. Therefore, attendees will hear their questions answered live during the panel, and the session will be interactive, entertaining and informative.

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