Today is an exciting or disappointing day for a lot of people who have submitted session proposals for VMworld 2013 USA and Europe (San Francisco and Barcelona). Notifications for all the sessions that have been submitted will be arriving in peoples inbox. I congratulate you if you were successful and I look forward to seeing many of you at VMworld this year. For those of you who were not successful this year, don’t give up, there may be other opportunities to still be involved and to present, such as part of community events during the VMworld conference. VMware is definitely taking the event to another level and “Defying Convention” this year. Fortunately I was one of the lucky ones and I had two sessions accepted to be presented at both VMworld events. I was a VMworld freshman last year so It’s great to be able to follow up this year. I’ll give you a brief rundown below on the sessions I’ll be presenting with the support of some world class co-speakers.
Like previous VMworlds the competition for a limited number of session slots is intense, so I’m very grateful and pleased to be accepted. Here are the sessions I’ll be co-presenting that have been accepted, which I hope you will find of interest and we’ll see very good attendance. I’ll be doing everything I can with my co-speakers to ensure that you get the most value possible from these sessions and that we put the deep back into deep dive and the advanced back into advanced technical, while we defy convention. I am looking forward to seeing a lot of you again in August (USA) and October (Europe)! As with last years VMworld once the session catalog is available I’ll post all the other sessions that I recommend and will be trying to attend myself.
Session ID: VAPP4679
Session Title: Software-Defined Datacenter Design Panel for Monster VM’s: Taking the Technology to the Limits for High Utilisation, High Performance Workloads
Track: Virtualizing Applications
Presenting at: Both
Designing and architecting an environment that will host many Monster VM’s requires a different approach and different considerations to smaller VM’s to ensure you get the best benefits from the platform. Mostafa Khalil (VCDX-002), Andrew Mitchell (VCDX-030), Mark Achtemichuk (VCDX-050) and Michael Webster (VCDX-066) will lead a panel discussion on the design and architecture best practices and design guidance that applies when you are virtualizing many high utilization, high performance Monster VM’s. The panel will answer your questions on topics such as host and cluster design and sizing, VM sizing, performance tuning, CPU scheduling, memory management, resource management, storage design and much more. Avoid the common traps that could derail your Monster VM virtualization project.
Session ID: VAPP4683
Session Title: Maximize Database Performance in Your Software-Defined Datacenter
Track: Virtualizing Applications
Presenting at: Both
Mark Achtemichuk (VCDX-050) and Michael Webster (VCDX-066), two leading experts on Performance and Business Critical Apps take you through a power packed session of architecture design considerations to help you get the most performance out of the Software Defined Datacenter and your Cloud for your database servers. More customers are considering how to design and deploy their largest critical database servers in their Software Defined Datacenter and with VMware vCloud Director. These scenarios have many benefits for Business Critical Applications, such as Database systems, including reduced time to market, increased agility, reduced management overheads and a declarative architecture that can make meeting certain SLA’s much simpler. This session will take you through a performance deep dive when using a software defined datacenter for your database workloads and introduce the architectural and design implications for performance when using new flash technologies. You’ll also learn how to avoid some of the common performance traps. Whether you are deploying databases on vSphere or in your cloud with vCloud Director this session will cover the critical performance considerations relevant to Oracle, SQL Server, and Sybase and other mission critical database platforms.
Note: In addition to these sessions at VMworld USA – San Francisco – I will also be involved in TAM Day this year, on the Sunday before VMworld. If you are a TAM customer it will be great to see you there. I will be on the ‘Ask the Experts’ Virtualizing Business Critical Applications Panel, and also at the TAM Day Luncheon Birds of a Feather (BoF) Roundtable.
I hope many of you have the opportunity to attend one of the VMworld events this year. These events are an amazing opportunity to meet your peers, network, learn about new technology and how it will impact the IT industry, and of course get an understanding of everything Virtualization and VMware. VMworlds are so big they are more than just a VMware event now, although that’s the main show, they are a real industry event. Also remember if you can’t make it to VMworld in person you can usually subscribe to the VMworld content, so at least you can go through some of the session recordings that interest you.
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