5 Can’t-Miss VMworld 2019 Sessions on Hybrid Cloud


VMworld 2019 is upon us, with thousands of IT professionals descending on the Moscone Center in San Francisco from Aug. 25 to 29. The sheer volume of breakout sessions, among other things of interest at the show, can be overwhelming to take in especially if you’re there to learn about one or two specific subjects.

If you’re looking to get your hybrid cloud questions answered, we’ve picked out five sessions for the week that you might want to consider checking out. We’d advise you to check out VMworld’s program for up-to-date information on where these sessions are taking place as well as potential changes to times and speakers.

Without further ado, here are our picks for the week (all times are in US Pacific Standard Time):

Automating Builds and Deployments, aka CI/CD for Dummies

Tim Davis, Cloud Advocate, VMware

Monday, Aug. 26, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Is doing all the building, testing and deployment for your projects manually your best bet, or is automation the way to go? And how do you get there? This session will take a look at continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) and explore the basic questions around it, including defining what it is, why it exists, how to do it and how to get there with a real-world example.

Best Practices for Cloud Migration and Acceleration

Shane Gibson, TE Manager, Business Applications – Americas, Hitachi Vantara; Joe Horstmann, Solutions Architect (TE), Cloud Solutions – Americas, Hitachi Vantara

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2 to 3 p.m.

Organizations face a great deal of challenges in their cloud journey. In this session, two representatives from Hitachi Vantara will explore the best practices for building a comprehensive multi-cloud strategy, including how to keep costs in check, maintaining security compliance and keeping business operations flowing during migrations.

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap – A Guide to BC/DR

Theresa Miller, Principal Technologist, Cohesity

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 4:45 to 5 p.m.

Does your organization have a comprehensive plan for disaster recovery? What about business continuity? In this session, you’ll learn how to avoid the pitfalls associated with costly or underperforming BC/DR solutions. Also, hopefully some AC/DC will be played before the session starts.

Getting Started with Terraform and Ansible

Shri Upadhye, Native Cloud Advocate, VMware

Monday, Aug. 26, 3:30 to 4 p.m.

When it comes to infrastructure as code, everyone interested can use some information or a solid refresher, whether you’ve used it, want to use it or don’t know anything about it. This session will include a demonstration on how Terraform and Ansible work and the impact they could have on your hybrid cloud plans.

Tackling Common Cloud Security Mistakes

Hadar Freehling, Cloud Security Solution Architect, VMware

Monday, Aug. 26, 5:15 to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2:15 to 3 p.m.

If your cloud deployments are configured correctly, you could be putting your systems at potential security risks. In this session, you’ll hear about common cloud misconfigurations and how you can prevent them from hurting your organization. This session will have two occurrences in case you can’t make one time or the other.

For further information on how best to tackle your hybrid cloud concerns, you can visit CloudBolt at VMworld at Booth 134.

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