Infrastructure as Code vs APIs – A Working Example with Terraform and vCloud Director [VMTN5058U]

You Don’t Need to Know APIs to Survive! That statement is fairly controversial… especially for those that have been preaching that IT professionals need to code in order to remain viable. A lot of that mindshare is centred around the API and the DevOps world…but not everyone needs to be a DevOp! IT is all about trying to solve problems and achieve outcomes… it doesn’t matter how you solve it. Leveraging IaC instead of trying to code against APIs directly can be more palatable for IT professionals as it acts as a middle man interpreter between yourself and the infrastructure endpoints. Come see a real world example of that in this lightning session!
SPEAKERS
Anthony Spiteri, Senior Global Technologist, Product Strategy, Veeam
  • Wednesday, August 28, 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM | Moscone South, Lower Level, The Square, Social Media & VMware Community
Session Type: VMTN TechTalk
Hybrid Cloud: Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
Product: NSX Cloud, vCloud Suite

Storage Ecosystem for Cloud Providers with expert Yogesh Ranjan [MTE6034U]

vCD integrated with EMC, Cohesity, Rubrik, Veeam, and Pure Storage extends the data protection capabilities for your cloud deployments.
SPEAKERS
Yogesh Ranjan, Global Product Management Lead, VMware
  • Tuesday, August 27, 04:15 PM – 05:00 PM | Moscone West, Level 2, Meet the Experts, Table 2
Session Type: Expert Roundtable
Level: Technical 200
Recently Added: Updated on week of August 5
Hybrid Cloud: Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
Product: VMware Cloud Provider Program

How to Excel As a Great Mentor and Mentee [VMTN5044U]

Do you know what is required to be a great mentor? Were you also aware that there is a way to be a better mentee? This session will help you to better define your goals, identify potential weaknesses, and determine the best areas in which a mentor can help you improve. You can get huge personal and professional gains if you leverage the help of any advisor who is willing to boost your skills. Building upon this, one of the best ways to better yourself can be to mentor someone. You don’t need to be an expert in any field, and it doesn’t have to be technical in nature, but you will need some skills to do this effectively. Key Takeaways: This session will discuss how you can get more benefit when you are being assisted by others, whether in a formal mentoring or coaching model, or by anyone playing an advisory role. Also, learn what it takes to be a good mentor and how to polish your own skills by helping others to progress in their journey.
SPEAKERS
Joe Houghes, Veeam
  • Wednesday, August 28, 04:00 PM – 04:15 PM | Moscone South, Lower Level, The Square, Social Media & VMware Community
Session Type: VMTN TechTalk

Enhancing Data Protection for vSphere with What’s Coming from Veeam [HBI3532BUS]

As the definition of what is disaster recovery continues to evolve, it is clear that organizations are looking at ways to enhance the protection of Tier-1 workloads by lowering RPOs and RTOs and unlock the portability of their data. In this session we will give a first look at how Veeam is leveraging vSphere’s APIs for I/O Filtering for Continuous Data Protection (CDP). We will deep dive into the CDP Backup & Replication componentry and architecture and demo the new functionality in an exclusive first look for VMworld attendees. We will also take a look at what we have in store for in next major release which includes enhancements to our Scale Out Backup Repository leveraging Object Storage, enhanced recoverability options of workloads to vSphere from any platform and other core enhancements to the Backup & Replication platform.
SPEAKERS
Anthony Spiteri, Senior Global Technologist, Product Strategy, Veeam
Danny Allan, Vice President, Product Strategy, Veeam
  • Monday, August 26, 02:30 PM – 03:30 PM | Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2005
Level: Technical 200
Hybrid Cloud: Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
Product: vSphere
Session Type: Breakout Session

Grow into your IT role [VMTN5064U]

Too many times I hear that people don’t apply for jobs because they don’t feel qualified – maybe due to imposter syndrome or just not meeting 100% of the requirements. I’ll talk about why we should never be 100% qualified for our IT role, and should stay challenged.
SPEAKERS
Tim Smith, Solutions Architect, Veeam
  • Thursday, August 29, 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM | Moscone South, Lower Level, The Square, Social Media & VMware Community
Session Type: VMTN TechTalk
Level: Business 100

To Veeam Community Edition and Beyond [VMTN5056U]

At Veeam, every day we wake up thinking about data… your data! We’re constantly thinking about the unique ways we can protect that data better; how we can do it more efficiently; how we can make restore times even faster, and even where tomorrow’s data will reside. We have the ability to look forward because of the way Veeam backup files are created and have been created from day one. Veeam will NOT lock your data in and keep you and your data hostage. After all, it’s your data, not Veeam’s. Nobody should ever deny you the flexibility to be able to have control of that data should you need to restore it, for whatever reason. We provide you this freedom at Veeam with the portability of the Veeam backup file format along with the ability to open that file format wherever and whenever you wish.
SPEAKERS
Michael Cade, Senior Technologist, Product Strategy, Veeam
  • Monday, August 26, 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM | Moscone South, Lower Level, The Square, Social Media & VMware Community
Session Type: VMTN TechTalk
Hybrid Cloud: Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
Product: vCenter Converter, VMware Cloud on AWS, vSphere, vSphere Hypervisor

Backups are just the start! Enhanced Data Mobility with Veeam [HBI3535BUS]

Data is consuming our lives at an increasing pace & more than ever we need not only protect that data, but also allow portability & mobility of data as it becomes more & more critical. This session will provide an overview & demo of key Veeam capabilities which allow ANY backup to be restored to vSphere; including Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV as well as physical & cloud workloads. This session will highlight the portability of the Veeam backup file format & how by taking any source workload Veeam can be flexible in restoring/replicating data to a different source be it vSphere, VMware Cloud on AWS or Service Provider & Public Cloud platforms. Recently released capabilities in Veeam Backup & Replication featuring the Veeam Cloud Tier, vCloud Director Replication & look at how automation & orchestration plays a key role in data mobility.
SPEAKERS
Michael Cade, Senior Technologist, Product Strategy, Veeam
David Hill, Chief Global Technologist, Product Strategy, Veeam Software
  • Wednesday, August 28, 08:30 AM – 09:30 AM | Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3022
Level: Technical 300
Hybrid Cloud: Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
Product: Cloud Assembly, vSphere, vSphere Hypervisor, CloudHealth
Session Type: Breakout Session