EMPOWER 2019 US – Recommended Self-Driving Operations Sessions

EMPOWER 2019 (US) is just one week away! For VMware partners who sell, implement, deploy, or build on VMware solutions, EMPOWER is the #1 elite technical and sales training program for all things VMware.

We’re really excited about the Self-Driving Operations sessions on the slate at EMPOWER this year. Learn how Self-Driving Operations solidifies VMware’s SDDC vision and maximizes your selling potential; get the inside scoop on the latest product developments and integrations; listen to the experts break down the technical ins-and-outs; dig into the competitive landscape. Whatever your focus, there is a Self-Driving Operations session for you. Check out the full slate of recommended sessions below, from the VMware Self-Driving Operations team straight to you:

 

vRealize Operations for Cloud Providers [TS-SPCPP-76-U]

Cloud Management is the cornerstone of any SDDC: be it private, public or hybrid. It’s also true regardless of the side of the SDDC you are on: Customer side (Tenants) or Partner side (Providers). We’ll discuss how VMware Cloud Provider Partners can get the most out of their environment by providing the management tools needed (e.g. workload optimization, capacity management, compliance, troubleshooting, etc.). We will also discuss monetization opportunities to provide added value to your customers with unprecedented visibility into your customers infrastructure and/or workloads.

  • Tuesday 8:30-9:30 – Baker (Conference LL3)
  • Thursday 9:45-10:45 – Baker (Conference LL3)

 

SDDC for Cloud Management [TS-SPCM-25-U]

You are trying to help your customers get to Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) and you know management is the key to a successful SDDC. The question is how does management fit into the VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) story? How does management add value to VCF and ultimately the SDDC? How do you get your customers from vSphere with management to VCF? How do the components of VCF (Cloud Builder, SDDC Manager, VVD, etc) work, and help you stand up the SDDC including management solutions? Learn the secrets here!

  • Tuesday 9:45-10:45 – Regency VI (Ballroom LL1)
  • Wednesday 11:15-12:15 – The Learning Center (Ballroom LL1)

 

vRealize v7 – What’s New [TS-HOL-196-U]

This workshop will focus on the new features in vRealize Operations v7 including automated workload balancing enhancements, VM right-sizing, dashboard and super Metrics enhancements and updates to management packs and extensibility. PLEASE NOTE: Bring your own computer for this session. Hands-on Labs can be taken on either PCs or Macs. Make sure to have a recent version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browser installed. Labs cannot be taken on mobile devices or tablets. Power will also be available so please bring any needed adapters or converters.

  • Tuesday 11:15-12:15 – Greenbriar (Conference LL3)
  • Wednesday 1:30-2:30 – Fairlie (Conference LL3)

 

What’s New in vRealize Operations and What Does the Future Hold [NNT-GPALL-05-U]

There is only one tool your customers need to monitor, manage, and optimize their virtualized ecosystems and that tool is vRealize Operations! In this session we will talk about the latest advancements to the vROps solution around performance, capacity, troubleshooting, and compliance – from infrastructure to apps, across private and public clouds and within the SDDC. We will also look at the future plans for vROps, so you don’t want to miss this one.

  • Tuesday 2:00-3:00 – Baker (Conference LL3)
  • Wednesday 2:45-3:45 – Centennial I (Ballroom LL1)

 

HCI Management with vRealize Operations Deep Dive [NNT-GPALL-01-U]

Join us as we take a deeper look into the benefits of combining hyper-converged infrastructure with the management power of vRealize Operations. We’ll show you the easy way to position and sell vRealize Operations to new and existing vSAN customers. We’ll guide you through technical demos and value propositions that will make you and your customers successful in a hyper-converged world.

  • Tuesday 3:15-4:15 – The Learning Center (Ballroom LL1)
  • Thursday 8:30-9:30 – Baker (Conference LL3)

 

vRealize Operations Competitive Landscape [TS-SPCM-29-U]

In this session you will learn about the competitive advantages of the vRealize Operations solution over a variety of other tools on the market. We will also cover key selling strategies to keep competitors at bay.

  • Tuesday 4:30-5:30 – Courtland (Conference LL3)
  • Thursday 1:30-2:30 – Baker (Conference LL3)

 

Visibility, Security and Troubleshooting for the Virtual Cloud Network [NNT-GPALL-06-U]

You aren’t talking to your customers about NSX without introducing them to vRNI first, are you? VMware vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) accelerates application security and networking across private, public and hybrid clouds. vRNI assesses traffic patterns and recommends micro-segmentation policies for the NSX Distributed Firewalls (DFW), and provides 360 visibility and troubleshooting of the Virtual Cloud Network. Make your NSX sales bigger, better and easier!

  • Tuesday 4:30-5:30 – Regency V (Ballroom LL1)
  • Wednesday 11:15-12:15 – Regency VII (Ballroom LL1)

 

Maximizing Your Customers’ Operational Efficiency Through the Power of Self-Driving Operations [NNT-GPALL-03-U]

We’ll look at the end of vSOM availability – and how to EASILY migrate your vSOM customers to the best solution for them. We’ll dive headfirst into the advanced components of the self-driving machine of vRealize Operations and the vRealize Suite. You’ll walk away with plenty of qualifying questions and offline demos that you can use to help boost your customers’ operational efficiency, cut capital and operating expenses, and slash unplanned downtime.

  • Wednesday 8:30-9:30 – Baker (Conference LL3)
  • Wednesday 1:30-2:30 – Courtland (Conference LL3)

 

Operations Management Overview and Vision [NNS-GPALL-02-U]

We’ll share the vision for not one, but two operations management products from VMware. You’ll learn what’s new and what’s next for vRealize Operations for traditional infrastructure and operations teams, with insights into the latest capabilities such as new and improved application monitoring, capacity planning and monitoring and troubleshooting for the hybrid cloud. We’ll also provide an overview of Wavefront, a SaaS application operations service, and show you how it can address the needs of developers and DevOps teams, helping you expand your target personas.

  • Wednesday 2:45-3:45 – Techwood (Conference LL3)
  • Thursday 1:30-2:30 – Spring (Conference LL3)

 

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