VMworld

Moscone Center - San Francisco, CA

August 30 - September 3, 2015

Join us at VMworld 2015

The hybrid cloud will be the dominant model for enterprise IT for years to come. The Data Fabric, our vision for the future of data management, will help you maximize business value from both public and private clouds. We offer a range of software, systems, and services that already deliver on the promise of the Data Fabric. Going forward, together with our partners, we will build on this vision so that you can experience the full freedom to choose, change, and combine clouds as you see fit.

At VMworld 2015, you can visit the NetApp booth and sit in on sponsored sessions, mini-theater presentations, solution demos, and Meet the Engineer technical meetings. You will learn how NetApp solutions deliver a Data Fabric that can:

  • Help you leverage the value of your data, no matter where it resides.
  • Simplify and automate service delivery with software-defined storage and our VMware Virtual Volumes integration.
  • Use All Flash FAS, enterprise-grade flash arrays for optimizing application performance and end-user productivity with the newest flash solutions.
  • Speed deployment of virtualized and cloud environments with our converged infrastructure solutions: FlexPod® and NetApp® Integrated EVO:RAIL

Agenda

Sunday

August 30

4:00PM - 7:00PM Welcome Reception

Moscone South, NetApp Booth 1005

Hear about Data Fabric and NetApp's latest innovations with VMware: FlexPod, EVO:RAIL, Virtual Volumes, Clustered Data ONTAP, Flash Portfolio, Private, and Hybrid Clouds. All scanned attendees will be eligible to win a DJI Phantom 3 Drone.

Monday

August 31

12:00PM - 6:00PM Expo Hall

Moscone South, NetApp Booth 1005

Hear about Data Fabric and NetApp's latest innovations with VMware: FlexPod, EVO:RAIL, Virtual Volumes, Clustered Data ONTAP, Flash Portfolio, Private, and Hybrid Clouds. All scanned attendees will be eligible to win a DJI Phantom 3 Drone.

3:30PM - 4:30PM NetApp Integrated VMware EVO:RAIL Solution Deep Dive

Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3012

Learn how the simplicity and automation of the NetApp Integrated VMware EVO:RAIL solution  empowers end users, eases administrative overhead, and ensures consistent data protection.

Tuesday

September 1

11:00AM - 6:00PM Expo Hall

Moscone South, NetApp Booth 1005

Hear about Data Fabric and NetApp's latest innovations with VMware: FlexPod, EVO:RAIL, Virtual Volumes, Clustered Data ONTAP, Flash Portfolio, Private, and Hybrid Clouds. All scanned attendees will be eligible to win a DJI Phantom 3 Drone.

11:30AM - 12:30PM The Value of Speed: NetApp All Flash FAS

Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2001

This session covers common business problems and shows how the latest NetApp Data ONTAP, combined with All Flash FAS, solves these issues while providing unique advanced integration with VMware solutions.

2:00PM - 3:00PM Virtual Volumes on NetApp – Ready For Prime Time!

Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2010

After extensive previews and a public beta, Virtual Volumes are ready for primetime! Let's get you on your way to a successful deployment on NetApp.

4:30PM - 6:00PM Hall Crawl

Moscone South, NetApp Booth 1005

We will be hosting "Beer with an Engineer" to hear our latest on innovations with VMware: FlexPod, EVO:RAIL, Virtual Volumes, Clustered Data ONTAP, Flash Portfolio, Private, and Hybrid Clouds. All scanned attendees will be eligible to win a DJI Phantom 3 Drone.

Wednesday

September 2

10:00AM - 5:00PM Expo Hall

Moscone South, NetApp Booth 1005

Hear about Data Fabric and NetApp's latest innovations with VMware: FlexPod, EVO:RAIL, Virtual Volumes, Clustered Data ONTAP, Flash Portfolio, Private, and Hybrid Clouds. All scanned attendees will be eligible to win a DJI Phantom 3 Drone.

9:30AM - 10:30AM Virtual Volumes on NetApp – Ready For Prime Time!

Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2003

After extensive previews and a public beta, Virtual Volumes are ready for primetime! Let's get you on your way to a successful deployment on NetApp.

11:30AM - 12:30PM Mission Possible: Delivering IT continuity in the Hybrid Cloud Era

Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2016

Attend to discover how your peers are taking advantage of new NetApp solutions that enable everything from multi-site high availability to backup and DR to the cloud.

1:00PM - 2:00PM Virtual Volumes Techinical Panel

Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2001

Join top technical representatives from Dell, EMC, Hitachi, HP, IBM, and NetApp to learn about the unique value brought to Virtual Volumes by leaders in the storage industry.

1:00PM - 2:00PM How the Denver Broncos Win with Advanced Technology

Moscone South, Gateway 102

Attend to discover how the Denver Broncos are using advanced technology to support the unrelenting demands of the business of football and deliver a better fan experience.

Sessions

NetApp Integrated VMware EVO:RAIL Solution Deep Dive

Monday, August 31, 3:30PM - 4:30PM/ Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3012

Need a cloud-scalable solution for remote, branch, and department offices? Find out how the simplicity and automation of the NetApp Integrated VMware EVO:RAIL solution can empower end users, ease administrative overhead, and ensure consistent data protection. Examine design and implementation best practices, networking configuration, and management and maintenance operations. And to wrap up the session, you will get a look at how NetApp and EVO:RAIL will extend the enterprise Data Fabric in the future. Post tweets at #SDDC6595.

Speaker:

  • Rhett Bigler, VMware TAM, NetApp
The Value of Speed: NetApp All Flash FAS

Tuesday, September 1, 11:30AM - 12:30PM/ Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2001

Wondering how enterprise-grade Flash storage can be used to accelerate virtual environments and key workloads? Need world class performance and advanced storage features to power your VDI or critical database applications? Learn how common business problems and dives into the technical details on how the latest NetApp Data ONTAP, combined with All Flash FAS, solve these issues while providing unique advanced integration with VMware solutions. Post tweets at #STO6567.

Speakers:

  • Dan Isaacs, Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp
  • Chris Gebhardt, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp
Virtual Volumes on NetApp – Ready For Prime Time!

Tuesday, September 1, 2:00PM - 3:00PM/ Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2010
Wednesday, September 2, 9:30AM - 10:30AM/ Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2003

So, what, exactly, is a Virtual Volume (VVOL) anyway? Why do you care? How do they work on NetApp? Virtual Volumes have been previewed for the last three years at VMworld with a public beta in 2014.  And with the second version of the NetApp VASA provider to include Virtual Volume support, this technology is ready for prime  time. Jointly developed by VMware and NetApp, along with other storage partners, all the pieces are now available to deploy Virtual Volumes with broad protocol and storage capability support. Attend this session to get on your way to a successful deployment on NetApp. Post tweets at #STO5721.

Speakers:

  • Ken Wemeburg, Senior Architect, Technical Marketing, VMware
  • Peter Learmonth, Virtualization Solutions Architect, NetApp
How the Denver Broncos Win with Advanced Technology

Wednesday, September 2, 1:00 PM - 2:00PM/ Moscone South, Gateway 102

With a near 100% virtualized environment, digital playbooks and an enhanced fan experience, the Denver Broncos use advanced technology to support the unrelenting demands of the business of football. Join Val Bercovici, Office of the CTO at NetApp, and Russ Trainor, VP of IT at the Denver Broncos, for a conversation about how they use innovative technology to win on game day. Post tweets at #OPT6693.

Speakers:

  • Russ Trainor, VP of IT, Denver Broncos
  • Val Bercovici, Cloud Czar, Office of the CTO, NetApp
Mission Possible: Delivering IT Continuity in the Hybrid Cloud Era

Wednesday, September 2, 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to keep your organization’s critical infrastructure safe.  Your customers expect always-on, always-available services. But your budget may not be aligned with those expectations. Finding the right mix of availability and cost is a constant challenge for many organizations. Unfortunately, there is no one solution for IT continuity. However, new and exciting technologies can help you save money, improve recovery, and kill complexity. Learn how your peers are taking advantage of new solutions that enable everything from multi-site high availability to backup and DR to the cloud. As well, discover how to select the right approach for your organization’s requirements. Welcome to the mission, team. Post tweets at #STO6466.

Speakers:

  • Rachel Dines, Senior Product Marketing Manager, NetApp
  • Pete Flecha, Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp
NetApp and VMware Automation: Seamlessly Provision and Recover Tier-1 Applications

August 30 - September 3, All Day, Hands-On Lab/ Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2016

You will be introduced to NetApp clustered Data ONTAP, NetApp SnapCenter Enterprise Suite, NetApp OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA), VMware vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Automation - gaining a high-level overview of the products and architecture used in the lab tasks. Post tweets at #SPLPRT1675.

Speakers:

  • Andrew Sullivan, VMware Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp
  • Eric Wagar, Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp
 Virtual Volumes Technical Panel

Wednesday, September 2, 1:00PM - 2:00PM/ Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2001

Hear about Virtual Volumes from the VMware partners who helped invent the technology! From this technical panel, you will not just learn about the VVol framework, but some of the implementation details from each of the VMware design partners, and how they have used VVol in each of their reference designs. Hear from top technical representatives at Dell, EMC, Hitachi, HP, IBM, and NetApp on this panel session moderated by VMware to learn about the unique value brought to Virtual Volumes by the leaders in the storage industry. Post tweets at #STO5522.

Speaker:

  • Peter Learmonth, Virtualization Solutions Architect, NetApp

Speakers

Chris Gebhardt

  • Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp

Chris has been in the IT industry for 17 years, the last 11 with NetApp.  He leads NetApp and VDI solutions in NetApp’s Virtualization Business Unit.  Chris is the author of the NetApp All Flash FAS Solution for VMware Horizon 6 and vSphere Virtual Volumes TR-4428, NetApp All Flash FAS Solution for Nonpersistent Desktops with VMware Horizon View TR-4307, NetApp All Flash FAS Solution for Persistent Desktops with VMware Horizon View TR-4335 NetApp and VMware View Solutions Guide TR-4181 as well as many other tech reports and whitepapers.  Chris has been a VMware vExpert from 2010 - 2015.

Speaker:  The Value of Speed: NetApp All Flash FAS - Tuesday, September 1, 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Dan Isaacs

  • Technical Marketing Engineer. NetApp

Dan is a prominent voice within NetApp for flash technologies and storage virtualization.  Working within the Performance Products Group (PPG) at NetApp to guide the development of future hardware products and solutions, he is a leading technical resource for both the Sales and Marketing groups.  Dan is in his 13th year at NetApp, working with customers directly and on their behalf in PPG.

Speaker: The Value of Speed: NetApp All Flash FAS - Tuesday, September 1, 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Rhett Bigler

  • VMware TAM, NetApp

Rhett has worked at NetApp for 11 years and has more than 20 years of experience as an IT professional. In his current role, Rhett serves as the VMware Technical Alliance Manager, focused on providing technical enablement to our joint field teams, partners, and customers. He also spends a significant portion of his time speaking with customers and partners sharing the joint product strategy and learning how we can improve the product portfolio across our key alliance verticals with VMware. Rhett stepped into the TAM role after serving the partner community for three years by delivering technical enablement on NetApp products.

Speaker:  NetApp Integrated VMware EVO:RAIL Solution Deep Dive - Monday, August 31, 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Russ Trainor

  • VP of IT, Denver Broncos Football Club

Russ has been in the IT world for 25 years, starting back in 1990.  From 1985 to 1990, Russ was in the Coast Guard as an Electronics Warfare Supervisor and then moved on to work for Equifax, Atlanta Gas & Light, and then finishing out the 90s at The Home Depot corporate office where he was a Senior Systems Engineer up until 2001.  He started his NFL Career in 2001 with the Atlanta Falcons.  In 2008, he became a Denver Bronco.  Russ manages the IT Systems at both the Stadium and the Training Facility.

Speaker:  How the Denver Broncos Win with Advanced Technology - Wednesday, September 2, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Rachel Dines

  • Senior Product Marketing Manager, NetApp

Rachel leads the marketing effort for AltaVault (formerly SteelStore), the company’s cloud-integrated storage solution. Previously, Rachel was an industry analyst at Forrester Research covering resiliency, backup, and cloud. Her research has paved the way for cloud-based resiliency and next generation backup strategies.

Speaker:  Mission Possible: Delivering IT Continuity in the Hybrid Cloud Era - Wednesday, September 2, 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Val Bercovici

  • Cloud Czar, Office of the CTO, NetApp

Val is responsible for Overall Technology Vision as well as Strategy of NetApp’s Cloud Data Fabric Portfolio. A popular spokesperson to customers, partners, analysts and media, he heads the assessment of Flash, Disk and Cloud Data Management market opportunities by bringing leadership to strategy summits for open, multi-vendor cloud initiatives. As the co-developer of NetApp's pioneering Cloud GTM and Product Plans, Val plays a key role in transforming NetApp for the Cloud era.

Speaker:  How the Denver Broncos Win with Advanced Technology - Wednesday, September 2, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Pete Flecha

  • Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp

Pete focuses on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery solutions for VMware environments. Pete is also the host of the weekly Tech ONTAP Podcast where you will find him geeking out on all things NetApp.

Speaker:  Mission Possible: Delivering IT Continuity in the Hybrid Cloud Era - Wednesday, September 2, 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Peter Learmonth

  • Virtualization Solutions Architect, NetApp

Peter has over 27 years of industry experience as an instructor, SE, TME and CSE – about half at NetApp.  He is currently a solution architect on the NetApp vTME team as well as the badged on-site alliance engineer at VMware HQ.  He designs best practices and how-to's for vSphere on NetApp.  He has VCP3, 4 and 5 and NetApp NCIE.  He holds a patent for technology related to cloning of virtual machines.  Peter has presented at multiple VMworld, Insight and other large events as well as countless executive business centers and is regularly asked by customers and account teams to speak at subsequent events and on-site meetings.

Speaker:  Virtual Volumes on NetApp - Ready for Prime Time! - Tuesday, September 1, 2:00PM - 3:00PM and Wednesday, September 2, 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Panel Speaker: Virtual Volumes Panel - Wednesday, September 2, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Collateral

Virtual Storage Console for VMware vSphere

  • DATASHEET

NetApp® Virtual Storage Console (VSC) for VMware vSphere® can help you boost responsiveness, increase availability, reduce costs, enhance performance, and enable a dynamic infrastructure. View PDF

VMware Virtual Volumes on NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP

  • SOLUTION OVERVIEW

Discover how VMware vSphere® Virtual Volumes virtualizes SAN and NAS storage systems into logical pools of capacity, offloads VM granular storage operations to the storage system, and brings to storage the same operational efficiencies that server virtualization brought to compute. View PDF

Applying VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes on NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3

  • TECHNICAL REPORT

Learn why NetApp leads the storage industry with an information platform that is hardware agnostic and that can aggregate disparate forms of hardware together and virtualize access to storage; in effect, a platform that functions as a storage hypervisor. View PDF

NetApp All Flash FAS Solution for VMware Horizon 6 and vSphere Virtual Volumes A Technical Preview

  • TECHNICAL REPORT

Preview concrete examples demonstrating how the NetApp AFF solution eliminates the most common barriers to virtual desktop adoption. View PDF

NetApp All-Flash FAS Solution for Nonpersistent Desktops with VMware Horizon View

  • TECHNICAL REPORT

The decision to virtualize desktops affects multiple aspects of an IT organization. Therefore, it is critical to build the solution on industry-proven platforms. See why NetApp® storage and FlexPod® converged infrastructure, along with industry-proven software solutions from VMware, combine to create the perfect platform. View PDF

NetApp All Flash FAS

  • DATASHEET

NetApp All Flash FAS (AFF) addresses enterprise storage requirements with high performance, combined with superior flexibility and best-in-class data management. Learn how being built on the clustered Data ONTAP storage operating system, All Flash FAS speeds up your business without compromising on efficiency, reliability, or the flexibility of your IT operations. View PDF

NetApp Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 

  • SOLUTION BRIEF

Deploy SQL Server on NetApp storage Integrated with Microsoft technologies, the NetApp® Unified Storage Architecture delivers the performance, manageability, scalability, and data protection your organization needs to meet even the most stringent business requirements. Discover how you get more efficient, reliable data storage and cut costs at the same time. View PDF

NetApp Solution for Oracle Databases

  • SOLUTION BRIEF

Find out how the NetApp solution for Oracle Database delivers industry-leading storage, unprecedented scalability, continuous data access, and automated data management for immediate response to business opportunities. View PDF

NetApp Storage Solution for VMware Horizon 6 Solution Brief

  • SOLUTION BRIEF

Discover how the NetApp® solution for VMware® Horizon® (with View™) delivers a powerful combination that’s critical for organizations that need to accelerate workloads without compromising on the way they deploy, manage, and protect data across their environment. View PDF

NetApp Integrated EVO:RAIL Solution

  • SOLUTION BRIEF

See how the NetApp® Integrated EVO:RAIL solution provides simple, easy-to-use storage virtualization in a hyperconverged form factor, but with best-in-class NetApp storage capabilities that integrate into an enterprise-wide NetApp Data Fabric. View PDF

FlexPod Family of Converged Infrastructure Solutions

  • SOLUTION BRIEF

Learn how FlexPod lets IT keep pace with the speed of business while slashing administration time and TCO by up to 50% with integrated virtualized infrastructure. View PDF

Flexible Data Center Infrastructure to Accelerate Application Deployment

  • SOLUTION BRIEF

The FlexPod platform enables you to build a flexible and efficient converged virtualized infrastructure as your foundation for future-ready IT. View PDF

Building Automation and Orchestration for Software-Defined Storage with NetApp and VMware

  • TECHNICAL REPORT

Read how to set up a joint NetApp and VMware solution to implement a software-defined storage solution, which is a critical component in achieving an entire software-defined data center (SDDC). View PDF

NetApp AltaVault Cloud-Integrated Storage (formerly SteelStore)

  • SOLUTION BRIEF

Find out how to boost recovery, cut costs, reduce risks, and back up to the cloud with AltaVault. View PDF

NetApp Insight 2015 Ticket and Travel Raffle Official Rules

  • POLICY

Official rules to enter the NetApp Insight 2015 raffle. View PDF

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