More Not-to-Be-Missed Breakout Sessions

NetApp Virtualization Specialization - Maximizing Productivity and Profitability

Speaker: Tony West, Virtualization Program Manager
Monday, September 15, 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

NetApp continues to innovate with virtualization technology and the industry leading Virtualization Specialization Partner Program. This presentation will cover the NetApp partner program and how it benefits a partner that is building a practice around delivering virtualization solutions. You will also see how NetApp features combine with VMware to create a leading edge virtualized data center, positioning you with competitive advantage for your customers.

TA-2784: Joint VMware and NetApp Best Practices for Running VI3 on IP-Based Storage

Larry Touchette and Peter Learmonth, NetApp, and Paul Manning, VMware
Tuesday, September 16, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

As you look to deploy virtual machines on network-attached storage and iSCSI, you face tough decisions about best practices and deployment. In this session, you will learn about the basic requirements and considerations for using NFS data stores and iSCSI, as well as best practices and deployment considerations that have come up in customer deployments of VMware® Virtual Infrastructure 3. You will also walk away with best practices for optimal performance and high availability.

BC-2726: Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling IT Resources with VMware

Speaker: Tres Vance, Burt’s Bees
Wednesday, September 17, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Burt's Bees has grown from humble beginnings selling honey and homemade candles into the number-one brand in natural personal care products, with 2007 retail sales of $250 million. Rapid company expansion and100% annual data growth exposed waste and inefficiencies in the company’s use of IT resources - which wasn’t just poor business practice, it was in direct opposition to the company’s philosophy of sustainability. To use its server resources more efficiently and to reduce its server footprint, Burt’s Bees moved core applications into a virtual server environment based on VMware and implemented a shared storage environment. By combining flexible volumes and deduplication technologies with VMware, Burt’s Bees has reduced the storage capacity needed to support each VM by 50%. This has enabled them to store more data on fewer devices and to increase the number of virtual servers it runs on each ESX server from three to nine. At the same time, they implemented a more robust off-site backup and recovery system, switching from direct-attached storage to a shared storage environment. Come discover how Burt’s Bees implemented data deduplication, storage virtualization, and flexible volumes to reduce its physical storage footprint and gain maximum value from its VMware investment.

EA1562 - Virtualizing SAP: An In Depth Look On How The City of San Diego Utilizes VMware ESX

Speaker: Rick J. Scherer, VCP, San Diego Data Processing Corporation
Wednesday, September 17, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

An advanced look on how the city of San Diego utilizes VMware Virtual Infrastructure and NetApp NFS storage for this mission critical application. We will discuss the basics of building a solid Virtual Infrastructure that meets your Business Continuity and Disaster Recover needs, along with some tips and tricks including; 5 Second Restores, Data Deduplication and Automated Disaster Recovery.

VD-2387: Storage for VDI: 1000s of Desktops for the Price of One

Speakers: Eric Forgette and Michael Slisinger, NetApp
Thursday, September 18, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Implementing Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) promises to change the way you provision operating systems and applications. Now you can deploy thousands of desktops in seconds while reducing your storage requirements by up to 95% by using NetApp® FlexClone® technology. Join Eric and Michael as they discuss how NetApp and VMware team up to provide VDI solutions whose efficiency is unmatched in the industry.

TA-2445: VMware Over NAS: Scale, Simplify, & Save

Vaughn Stewart, NetApp, and Rich Barlow, VA Credit Union
Thursday, September 18, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Large virtual infrastructures are moving from Fibre Channel storage networks to NFS to reduce costs by taking advantage of existing NFS environments. Join NetApp and the VA Credit Union as they discuss their environment on a thousand VMs and the path they took that led to NFS. You’ll learn about NAS advantages, including simplified data management, operational efficiencies, and improved performance.