• Dell Technologies Sessions at VMworld US

      See, touch and discover the technologies that will help bring your innovations to life.

      Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

    • Find a session to help you and your business continue your journey to excellence. 

  • Sunday Aug. 25
    • Starting between 10AM and 12PM

      • The Industry on Virtual Volumes: Tech Panel Q&A

      Starting between 12PM and 2PM

      • Boomi Makes Blockchain ‘Real’

    Monday Aug. 26
    • Starting between 11AM and 12PM

      • The Thrifty Admin, VDI by Day Compute by Night

        TechTalk
        Session ID: 5019
        Speaker: Tony Foster - Dell EMC
        Time: 11:30am – 11:45am

        Having to do more with less has become a standard for IT administrators. One way to get more with less is to use the same host for both VDI and Machine Learning (ML). How is this possible? There are a number of ways to do this. In this session we will explore one way to do this with a simple script that monitors the load of an environment to intelligently deliver both VDI and ML resources. This gives administrators the ability to provide more business value with less.

      • Make Zero-Touch Provisioning on Windows 10 a Reality for Your Organization

        Breakout Session
        Session ID: 2263
        Speakers:
        Darren Weatherly - VMware
        Brooks Peppin - VMware
        Gus Chavira - Dell
        Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

        Want a zero-touch device provisioning experience for your users but don't know where to start? Modernizing deployment can be challenging and overwhelming with many dependencies on other technologies. Come learn what it takes to make this a reality.

      Starting between 12PM and 2PM

      • Dell EMC Backup as a Service for VCPP Partners

        TechTalk
        Session ID: 5066
        Speaker: Colin Durocher - Dell EMC
        Time: 12:15pm – 12:30pm

        Service Providers need to add high-margin value-added services to their catalogs in order to differentiate themselves and increase profitability. Dell EMC has introduced two turnkey backup-as-a-service offerings available to VMware VCPP partners that allow those partners to offer a variety of in-demand backup services for virtual and physical servers, applications, and laptops/desktops. In this session, we will cover deployment architectures enabling local backup and backup over the internet together with backup replication options. Quick demos of the end-customer experience will also be provided.

         

      • Dell IT: The latest step on our Software-Defined Journey- Implementing VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud

        Breakout Session
        Session ID: 3480
        Speaker: Jason Chan
        Time: 1:00pm – 1:30pm

        In leveraging SaaS, IaaS and PaaS, we made a game-changing decision to ensure our global network from the data center to the edge are cloud and traffic ready. Dell IT is transitioning to VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud to solve for increased traffic growth, costs and strained capacity. Gain practitioner insight on the decision-making process, technology implemented, and steps taken to realize a fully enabled software-defined architecture.

      • Automated DR as a Service for VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

        TechTalk
        Session ID: 5000
        Speaker: Chhandomay Mandal - Dell EMC
        Time: 1:00pm – 1:15pm

        Business continuance and disaster recovery for on-premises applications implemented with VMware SDDC are particularly challenging for organizations who cannot set up their own secondary disaster recovery sites. Users desire a high level of automation to simplify recovery from a disaster. Additionally, an operating expense (opex) consumption model for disaster recovery removes financial limitations. In this session, we will present automated Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) for VMware Cloud (VMC) on Amazon Web Services (AWS) -- a service designed to protect on-premises VMware environments by recovering them to VMC on AWS. It uses VMware Site Recovery Manager plus the native storage platform replication capabilities to replicate the VMs and data, respectively, to an offsite cloud.

      • Networking

        Track Keynote
        Session ID: TBD
        Speakers:
        Tom Burns – Dell Technologies
        Tom Gillis – VMware
        Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

      Starting between 2PM and 4PM

      • Upgrade Unlocked: Fusing Intelligent Automation with Proactive Support for Windows 10 Modern Management

        Breakout Session
        Session ID: 2684
        Speakers:
        Cile Montgomery – Del
        Kent Allison – Dell
        Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

        Dell Technologies and VMware Workspace ONE can help you transition from reactively supporting your end users to proactively mitigating and preventing users from experiencing downtime. By collecting deep telemetry from devices, apps, users and more and using machine learning and automation, you’ll learn how to change the way you support your users.

      • Power your Composable Hybrid Cloud with Cloud Foundation on PowerEdge MX

        Breakout Session
        Session ID: 1140
        Speakers:
        Roger Foreman - Dell
        Shanthala Gorur Ashwath - VMware
        Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

        In this talk, we will detail how VMware Cloud Foundation made it possible to take advantage of PowerEdge MX composable platform to provide on-demand allocations of physical resources for workload domains. Composable Infrastructure is an exciting new area where customers now have the flexibility to create their own purpose built infrastructure on the fly leading to greater fluidity in resource allocation and usage.

        In this session, you will learn how to reduce CapEx and Opex through quicker deployments and application provisioning through automation and how to utilize flexibility and agility provided by the PowerEdge MX platform's kinetic infrastructure for running virtualized workloads in a hybrid cloud environment.  We will also detail the technical deep dive of this joint solution between VMware Cloud Foundation and Dell MX platform.

      • Powering High Value Workloads Utilizing vRealize in VCF with Dell EMC PowerMax

        TechTalk
        Session ID: 5059
        Speaker: Scott Delanday - Dell Technologies
        Time: 3:00pm – 3:15pm

        Not all virtualized workloads are created equally. Deploying high value workloads with large capacities, high I/O requirements, and high availability services can be a challenge. Leveraging PowerMax for these critical apps continues to be an extremely valuable and efficient cloud deployment model. Learn how integrating PowerMax with vRO simplifies administration to automate end to end provisioning and management. See how you can leverage vRO to build a common vRA service catalogue to manage VCF workload domains between Software Defined Storage and PowerMax to provide more flexibility in your hybrid cloud.

      • Take This Job and Love It: Make the Most UEM with Dell Technologies and VMware

        Breakout Session
        Session ID: 4117
        Speakers:
        Josh Negron - VMware
        Gus Chavira - Dell
        Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

        You've implemented UEM with Dell Client Command Suite and VMware Workspace ONE, but now what? Dell Technologies and VMware share best practices for your UEM strategy that you can implement so your high-value talent spends less time on low-value work.

      • Digital Workspace

        Track Keynote
        Session ID: TBD
        Speakers:
        Sam Burd – Dell Technologies
        Shawn Bass – VMware
        Shankar Iyer – VMware
        Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

      • Dell Technologies Cloud – Cloud Without the Chaos

        Sponsor Session
        Session ID: 3501
        Speaker: Varun Chhabra - Dell EMC
        Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

        Managing multiple clouds is the new reality for organizations, but that doesn’t have to mean added complexity. See how Dell Technologies Cloud with VMware Cloud Foundation can improve your cloud experience with consistent infrastructure and operations across private cloud, public cloud, and the edge.

         

      Starting between 4PM and 6PM

      • Anatomy of a Hybrid Cloud: Accelerate IT with Cloud Foundation on VxRail

        Breakout Session
        Session ID: 2525
        Speakers:
        Bob Sokol - Dell EMC
        Heath Reynolds - VMware
        Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

        Hybrid cloud is about more than workload mobility between on-premises and public clouds. Businesses are challenging IT to create consistent and scalable agile service delivery across multiple clouds. Explore how Cloud Foundation on VxRail lays the groundwork to accelerate IT and provide consistent services both on-prem and in the cloud, and how customers overcome challenges in services delivery by leveraging the integrations between cloud foundation and their existing operational tools. 

      • Data Protection Solutions for VMware vSAN

        Breakout Session
        Session ID: 2055
        Speakers:
        Nestor Dutko - VMware
        Max Fishman - Dell
        Robert Hammond - VMware
        Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

        Developing and implementing a data availability strategy is the key to insuring continuous business operations. In this session, the VMware vSAN and Dell EMC product teams will explain how to use VMware and Partner offerings, like Dell EMC PowerProtect, to achieve your data availability goals. Attendees will get a thorough overview of the technologies they can use for operational and policy-based data protection. This session will conclude with Q&A.

      • Running High Value Workloads on the Dell Technologies Cloud w/ VCF Integration and Dell EMC Storage

        Breakout Session
        Session ID: 4115
        Speaker: Magi Kapoor – Dell
        Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

        software defined services for compute, storage, networking, security, and cloud management in private, public and edge environments, is a core enabling feature of Dell Technologies Cloud. With the release of the latest version of VCF, customers can now provision storage for their VMware SDDC-managed hybrid cloud environments using the FC and/or NFS file resources from external storage arrays. In this session, you will learn how you can deploy workload domains in VCF leveraging best of breed storage like Dell EMC Unity XT and PowerMax, which are optimized for performance, scalability and resiliency, for high value workloads. Complete with demonstrations, we will share best practices for running these high value, mission-critical workloads so that you can seamlessly move to the cloud operating model while leveraging your primary storage investments.

      • Dell IT: Delivering Modern Management Capabilities with Workspace ONE

        Breakout Session
        Session ID: 3477
        Speaker: Pat Quigley
        Time: 6:00pm – 6:30pm

        Discover how Dell IT is accelerating its Workforce Transformation with VMware’s Workspace ONE to deliver faster, more efficient workforce services with automation and self-service. Hear our story first-hand from Dell IT practitioners how VMware’s Workspace ONE solution allows us to access all our apps, on any device, seamlessly and securely.

    Tuesday Aug. 27
    • Starting between 11AM and 12PM

      • Take IT to the track!! Self-Driving Datacenter, seatbelts required!

        Sponsor Session
        Session ID: 3496
        Speakers:
        Aaron Chaisson - Dell Technologies
        Brian Lewis - Dell Technologies
        Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

        With a demo intensive experience, come see an insider’s look at the product innovations from Dell Technologies expansive portfolio or hardware, software and solutions that make the self-driving, software defined datacenter a reality. See our latest innovations and learn how we dramatically simplify and power more VMware deployments than anyone else through deeply integrated servers, storage, networking, data protection, converged and hyper-converged systems and vertically integrated cloud platforms built to deliver you the automated IT experience you desire from the edge to the cloud and anywhere in between

      • VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail: Accelerate Your Path to Hybrid Cloud

        Breakout Session
        Session ID: 1027
        Speakers:
        Georg Edelmann - VMware
        Jason Marques - Dell EMC
        Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

        In this technical deep dive, learn about the exclusive integration between VxRail and VMware Cloud Foundation, and how to create an on-premises private cloud with VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail. VxRail Manager provides operational transparency with automation, support, and serviceability capabilities integrated with SDDC Manager and VMware vCenter to extend the VMware Cloud Foundation management experience and simplify operations. Seamless integration with public clouds allows IT to adopt a consistent operating model that can accelerate your path to VMware hybrid cloud.

      • Data Guardians of the Galaxy: Securing the future of your endpoints

        Breakout Session
        Session ID: 4118
        Speaker: Tom Ricoy
        Time: 11:00am – 11:30am

        The best security keeps your business protected, is invisible to the end user & doesn't get in the way of productivity. Dell Technologies endpoint security solutions can help you simplify your security strategy and gain new levels of visibility with innovative technology to reduce risks for your organizations.

      • Modernizing the Network for the Cloud Computing Era with Dell EMC and VMware

        Breakout Session
        Session ID: 4116
        Speakers:
        Nikhil Kelshikar – VMware
        Drew Schulke – Dell EMC
        Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

        Today’s networks were not designed to handle the modern infrastructure and cloud-based traffic and mobile workforce. The network is being redefined with software defined networking from edge to core to cloud.  This session will highlight the key trends and shifts in the market and highlight the latest innovations from VMware and Dell EMC including NSX, SD-WAN, Fabric Management, and more!

      Starting between 2PM and 4PM

      • Machine Learning with GPU using Cloud Automation Service and Bitfusion

        Breakout Session
        Session ID: 2612
        Speakers:
        Guy Laporte - Dell
        Shawn Kelly - VMware
        Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

        Data Science and Machine Learning are some of the fastest growing fields in today. As organizations are using data to drive better decisions they are also seeking virtualized infrastructure that can handle it.

        Machine Learning benefits significantly from parallel processing capabilities offered by multi-core modern GPU hardware accelerators. While the ability for VMs to leverage host GPU has existed since vSphere 6, the complexity involved made it challenging to offer ML containers with GPU as a Service.

        The combination of VMware Cloud Automation and Bitfusion (a 3rd party solution) provide a compelling platform to offer on premises ML services with GPU support, deployed managed from the VMware Cloud. This is a technical session that will include: architecture, implementation, and a demonstration of the solution.

      • With apps and workflows moving to the cloud, why not endpoints, too? (CSG)

        Theater Presentation (MPO)
        Session ID: 3586
        Speaker: Eve Phillips - Google
        Time: 2:50 – 3:10 PM

        Don’t leave endpoints behind in your move to the cloud. Modernizing across apps, workflows and management paves the way for the introduction of a cloud-native operating system. Join Google Chrome Enterprise and Dell leadership to learn how we are bringing the modern OS to organizations today!

      • Is Datacenter Consolidation Increasing the Need for Edge Clouds?

        TechTalk
        Session ID: 5060
        Speaker: Ian Breitner - Dell Technologies
        Time: 3:00pm – 3:15pm

        There is a need to consolidate workloads and reduce the number of datacenters, yet still provide low latency access to users in remote locations thus giving rise to the need for Edge clouds. Using VMC on AWS not only allows the delivery of services to those locations where datacenters are being de-commissioned but also provides a costing model that reflects the usage profile in those remote locations. Access to corporate data will still be required at the Edge. Learn how Dell EMC Unity Cloud Edition (CE) together with Cloud Tiering Appliance (CTA) provides a mechanism for accessing this data yet still keeping the data secured.

      • Dell Technologies Cloud Data Storage (ISG)

        Theater Presentation (MPO)
        Session ID: 3608
        Speaker: Jay Krone - Dell Technologies Cloud-Enabled Infrastructure
        Time: 3:20 – 3:40 PM

        One of the most popular phrases in IT today is “move it to the cloud,” often said with little regard for infrastructure implications or the impact on the workloads going to the cloud.  How do you implement cloud operating models that include on-premises storage infrastructure with cloud capabilities and “in-the-cloud” storage? In this session, we will discuss Dell EMC cloud-enabled storage infrastructure solutions as well as cloud storage services from the Dell Technologies storage portfolio.

      • Accelerating Intra-host PVRDMA Storage Traffic in a Future Dell AMD Server

        Breakout Session
        Session ID: 2718
        Speakers:
        Richard Brunner - VMware
        Shyamkumar Iyer - Dell EMC
        Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

        Storage appliance VMs (iSER, NFSoRDMA, SMBdirect, etc) provide data services to client VMs. Today, these appliances use standard network traffic to serve client VMs (even for locally-hosted VMs). We project that in the future, storage appliances can benefit from RDMA (and vSphere Para-Virtualized RDMA) to better serve VMs. But, as host compute and storage densities increase, intra-host data movement for PVRDMA will consume unnecessary CPU cycles.

        We present a novel architectural solution to accelerate intra-host PVRDMA for storage appliance VMs and demonstrate it with experimental or future versions of VMware vSphere, Dell PowerEdge Server, and AMD processor. The PVRDMA acceleration uses an architectural offloaded DMA device. Lastly, we will show how this acceleration can be applied to many other data-movement use cases.

    Wednesday Aug. 28
    • Starting between 8AM and 10AM

      • The New Frontier: A Unified Workspace that gives IT time back

        Breakout Session
        Session ID: 2679
        Speakers:
        Josue Negron - VMware
        Jason Roszak - VMware
        Gus Chavira - Dell
        Time: 8:30am – 9:30am

        Imagine a world where your IT team can stop spending the majority of their time on device set ups, app updates and support calls. Imagine what they can do with their time to solve critical business challenges and innovate.  Stop imagining and learn more how you can revolutionize your business with Dell Technologies Unified Workspace.

      • Take the Iron Throne: Unify your workspace and give time back to the people

        Sponsor Session
        Session ID: 3513
        Speakers:
        Jason Roszak - VMware
        John Moody - Dell EMC
        Brett Hansen - Dell Technologies
        Gus Chavira - Dell
        Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

        Imagine a world where your IT team can stop spending the majority of their time on device set ups, app updates and support calls; where their time is spent focused on solving critical business challenges, innovating end user experience and ensuring the business says competitive. Stop imagining and learn how Dell Technologies Unified Workspace can help you solve some of IT’s biggest pain points: deployment, security, management, and support, while also providing end users with hassle-free experiences, anytime flexibility and anywhere productivity.

      • Enterprise-ready Kubernetes: Your Path to Cloud-native Applications with Dell Technologies

        Breakout Session
        Session ID: 4114
        Speakers:
        Chad Dunn – Dell EMC
        Bryan Hicks – Dell Technologies
        Time: 9:30am – 10:30am

        How are your operations evolving to keep pace with new application architectures? Containers are coming to data centers everywhere and every organization needs an approach to support development, deployment, management and protection of next generation apps and the data they create. Dell EMC and VMware have worked together to deliver an Open Source Software foundation for developer productivity and operational efficiency that supports both traditional VM-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service, next generation Container-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service for cloud-native app development and deployment. Join experts from across Dell Technologies for a technical review into leveraging Kubernetes to easily deploy and protect containerized workloads on VxRail platforms and Dell EMC Data Protection. It will include discussion and demonstration of the tools for intrinsic security, high-availability, multi-cloud flexibility, and data protection through integration of VMware and Pivotal tools and Dell Technologies Cloud.

      Starting between 10AM and 1PM

      • Proactive Support with Dell SupportAssist and VMware Skyline

        Breakout Session
        Session ID: 1868
        Speakers:
        Pashmeen Mistry – VMware
        Kalim Sawires - Dell
        Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

        Dive into a behind-the-scenes look at how VMware Skyline enables proactive support. Explore the value Skyline will deliver to your organization. We will review the findings and recommendations Skyline provides for VxRail environments. Find out how VxRail is identified in the Skyline inventory view and the objects impacted by the findings and recommendations. See how Skyline works with Dell SupportAssist to enhance the customer support experience for our VxRail customers. Learn about the tools Dell and VMware have to enhance the support experience and increase the time to resolution for your cases.

      • 5G & Mobile Edge Computing: What New Capabilities & Business Opportunities Are Enabled for Telecom/Service Providers

        Panel
        Session ID: 3638
        Speakers:
        Honore' Labourdette - VMware
        Kevin Shatzkamer - Dell EMC
        Caroline Chan - Intel
        Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

        5G/Multi-Access Edge Computing technologies in combination with NFV & SDN will enable new uses cases such as e-Health, AR/VR, autonomous vehicles and first responder communications. Telecom Providers will migrate to a disaggregated, distributed computing architecture that moves service delivery closer to the users/end-point data sources in order to reduce latency and to reduce the load on the backhaul network. Together, VMware, Dell EMC and Intel are targeting the 5G/Edge market segment and will discuss the technology including SD-WAN, uses cases and requirements for 5G/Multi-Access Edge Computing.

      • My Application is Timing Out. Don’t Blame the Oracle DBA.

        Breakout Session
        Session ID: 1668
        Speakers:
        Derek O’Mahony - Dell EMC
        Yvonne Murphy - VMware
        Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

        When your working on a virtual environment troubleshooting performance, problems gets more complex. If you’ve a performance issue on Oracle, VMware can help you as part of the Oracle teams extended support. This is available as part of your current entitlement. In this session we will demonstrate how to troubleshoot a slow application. We will show you the tools and metrics you can utilize to see performance at every layer down to the storage stack.

      • PowerProtect Kubernetes: Backup, Recovery and Peace of Mind for IT Operations and for Developers

        TechTalk
        Session ID: 5065
        Speaker: Efri Nattel-Shay – Dell EMC
        Time: 12:15pm – 12:30pm

        Companies are moving more and more production workloads to run with Kubernetes. This change triggers many questions: How can I backup and recover my applications? Will I be able to restore my application’s data as well as the Kubernetes-level constructs that run it? Can I have policy-based lifecycle and governance for my protected workloads? Can I manage Data Protection for traditional and for Kubernetes applications from the same place? How about allowing access for developers? In this session we will describe how Dell EMC’s PowerProtect approaches the solution, in cooperation with VMware’s Velero.

      Starting between 1PM and 4PM

      • Empower The Future Of Modern Applications With VMware Cloud on Dell EMC

        Breakout Session
        Session ID: 2367
        Speakers:
        Matt Morgan - VMware
        Varun Chhabra - Dell EMC
        Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

        The purpose of Data Center As-a-Service solutions are to bring the cloud model to the Data Center with consistent infrastructure and consistent operations. Data Center as-a-service will eliminate the customer burden of managing the hardware and delivers a full compute, storage, and networking solution on-premises as a service. VMware Cloud on Dell EMC represents a new, transformational capability that combines HCI and a fully managed services approach to reduce the costs and complexity of distributed infrastructure. This session will go over VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, and how it enables organizations to enjoy the increased agility, simplified operations within your Data Center.

      • Build Chatbots & Mobile Apps to Transform Customer Experiences

        TechTalk
        Session ID: 5070
        Speaker: Scott DesBles - Dell Technologies
        Time: 3:00pm – 3:15pm

        Low-code workflow automation platforms speed delivery of applications and workflows. AI-powered chatbots and cognitive automation are quickly becoming the driving force for digital transformation across all enterprises. What started as a trend for enhancing customer support is now being used to improve daily operations, connect with clients, increase sales and enhance the overall customer experience. Now is the time to embrace this technology and use chatbots and mobile apps to automate tasks and drive productivity across your organization.

    Thursday Aug. 29
    • Starting between 10AM and 12PM

      • The Industry on Virtual Volumes: Tech Panel Q&A

        Panel
        Session ID: 3008
        Speakers:
        Jason Massae - VMware
        Andy Banta - NetApp
        Karl Owens - Dell Technologies
        Cody Hosterman - Pure Storage
        Eric Siebert - HPE
        Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

        Whether you are just thinking about how to leverage VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes or have been using them for a while, hear directly from VMware partners on how their customers successfully deployed VVols from proof of concept through production, deployment, and beyond. Panelists will present and answer questions on how their customers deployed VVols in their enterprises. The session will cover why customers chose VVols, deployment strategies, and best practices for success.

      • Boomi Makes Blockchain ‘Real’

        TechTalk
        Session ID: 5071
        Speaker: Lesley Nispel – Dell Boomi
        Time: 12:00pm – 12:15pm

        Most people assume it's an all-or-nothing endeavor to adopt technologies like VMWare Blockchain. It doesn't have to be. In this session, you'll learn how customers are using Boomi mobile app development in a real use case that bridges traditional systems like Salesforce and Oracle and emerging technologies like Blockchain and AI.

      • Dell IT: Realizing Our Vision of a Frictionless Multi-Cloud Architecture

        Breakout Session
        Session ID: 3547
        Speaker: Ujjwal Rajbhandari
        Time: 12:30pm – 1:00pm

        Modernizing to a VMware-based software-defined datacenter enabled Dell IT to manage costs and deliver infrastructure on demand—thus enabling self-service and rapid IT. A Multi-Cloud architecture allows us to leverage both on-premises and off-premises IT assets in an agile, cost optimized way. This is the story of how we realized our VMware-based Multi-Cloud vision to help accelerate Digital innovation.