VMworld 2019 Registration is Open

Since VMworld 2019 registration is now open I thought I would share my sessions for your consideration.

This year I will be presenting two sessions. A vSAN Best Practices session that addresses core, edge, and cloud scenarios and a Live Virtually Speaking Podcast that will not disappoint. (details below)

HCI1894PU The Virtually Speaking Podcast LIVE: The Future of IT – How will you fit in?

Whether you’re familiar with the Virtually Speaking Podcast or not, this should be a pretty great session. Take a break from all the PowerPoint by death sessions and join a lively group of industry experts discussing a topic that is relevant to all VMworld attendees: The future of IT and how we fit in.


Ready for something different? The Virtually Speaking Podcast crew has three very special guests to discuss the future of IT and how we can position ourselves to excel as IT professionals.

The roles of deep specialists and IT generalists are rapidly converging. Administrators now need to be ‘specialized generalists’ who know a fair bit about a fair number of things. Multi and mega clouds, containers and microservices, hyper-converged infrastructure, network micro-segmentation, are all the new wave of technology; With DevOps, AI and machine learning use cases changing not only the way we implement but the way we manage IT. In this session we examine this shifting IT landscape, and discuss trends for personal tooling – how can we position ourselves to excel in this new landscape? What does the datacenter of the future look like, and what sort of people will it need?

Whether you’re a weekly listener of the Virtually Speaking Podcast or never heard of it, this is a session not to miss.

HCI3450BU vSAN Best Practices

VMware vSAN has revolutionized hybrid operations enabling a common management experience that spans from the core datacenter to the edge and the cloud. Whether managing on-premises or in the cloud as a service, there are best practices that help ensure the highest levels of uptime and performance. This session provides guidance and recommendations for handling operations such as monitoring health and performance, capacity management, fault domains, replacing drives and hosts, managing storage policies, and avoiding common issues.

I’m looking forward to co-presenting this session with Glenn Sizemore. Glenn has deep technical expertise in data center infrastructure and he’s a really good presenter.

See you there?

I hope to see you in my sessions. I will also be spending a lot of time in the Solutions Exchange at the HCI Zone. The podcast crew will be set up there most of the week doing interviews and chatting with people. Be sure to swing by and say hi. More to come as we approach the big day.

Bye for now






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