MARCH 15, 2022







About the VMUG Virtual March Event:

Explore the Cloud and take a deep-dive into VMware Cloud solutions. VMUG's online virtual event will deliver a highly interactive, 3-D virtual environment with live video-streaming keynote and breakout sessions with speaker Q&A, on-demand breakout sessions, and interactive partner exhibits within the show floor. Experience this free, can’t-miss virtual event from anywhere in the world – without leaving your home or office!

We’ve assembled an entire crew of VMware experts who are ready to share their knowledge to help you succeed. Additional highlights the VMUG Virtual March Event has to offer include:

- Breakout sessions with live Q&A

- Online chat capabilities with VMware experts and VMUG leaders

- Access to exhibitors' virtual booths

- Downloadable resources

- Fantastic prizes and much more!

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15 March, 2022 09:30 am

Keynote: VMware Vision for a Multi-Cloud World

Kit Colbert
CTO, VMware

In this opening session, you’ll hear from VMware CTO Kit Colbert and get his unique and grounded perspective on VMware’s next chapter as a Multi-Cloud and Apps leader. Kit will also share about his journey from VMware intern to CTO, his priorities in the Office of the CTO, and his participation in the recent White House Summit on Open Source Security. You won’t want to miss this segment!

15 March, 2022 10:15 am

5 Minute Break

15 March, 2022 10:20 am

Multi-Cloud Protection for Modern Workloads | CORE | Dell Technologies

Colm Keegan
Senior Consultant, Product Marketing, Dell Technologies

Give your developers the flexibility and agility of multi-cloud without creating data protection complexity or increased security risks. In this session, you will learn how Dell multi-cloud data protection and cyber resiliency solutions deliver the protection, resiliency, and efficiency for containers, cloud-native apps, and VMs for your VMware Tanzu and vSphere environments which deliver the following benefits:

Increased IT simplicity through automated protection and recovery

Less friction for DevOps through self-service capabilities

Solutions that are up to 80% more efficient

Simplified acquisition and deployment through the cloud marketplace

15 March, 2022 10:20 am

Backup Across the Board: VM, Cloud and Kubernetes made easy | CORE | Veeam

Rick Vanover
Senior Director or Product Strategy, Veeam

There are so many VMware choices to run modern applications. Whether it is on-premises vSphere, VMware Cloud or cloud native with VMware Tanzu; there is a platform for your application today. Regardless of platform, backups and data protection should be part of the service architecture. This session will overview how the various core VMware platforms can be backed up and tips and tricks along the way. Whether it’s a VMware Cloud deployment or a Tanzu deployment, we will show what has caused this rise in popularity across platforms. You will learn why containers are an essential part of any modern stack and why simple, flexible, reliable and powerful backup is crucial to your modern application strategy. This session will focus on why you should keep backup central to any VMware solution.

15 March, 2022 11:20 am

5 Minute Break

15 March, 2022 11:25 am

A Cloud Operating Model for a Multi-Cloud World

Martijn Baecke
Cloud Technologist, VMware

Every company nowadays is a software company and in order to keep pace with competition, innovation, quality, and business agility that software needs to runon a cloud.

 VMware offers a cloud journey that begins with an organization’s on-premises VMware infrastructure and grows both horizontally within the data center, to the edge and out to any one of a number of VMware cloud partners. To support this journey, companies can align themselves to a Cloud Operating Model, that can be implemented across multiple clouds.

In this session, you will learn about the key principles of the VMware Cloud Operating Model. This session will provide guidance on how to implement a multi-cloud operating model. This session will not only focus on technology, but also provide insight in how to change people and process to move towards a cloud mindset. It is a transformation that will help IT organisations to transform towards a service organization that services the needs of the consumers of IT resources. Making IT a business enabler to empower the business to be agile and competitive.
15 March, 2022 11:25 am

Enhancing VMware Cloud on AWS with AWS Native Services

Eric Shanks
Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

Oleg Ulyanov
Staff Cloud Solutions Architect, VMware

In this session, you will learn about the architecture of VMware Cloud on AWS, understand the design principle of networking in VMware Cloud on AWS, and how to connect to native AWS services. We accomplished the session with a demo of the application running on VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC. We reconfigured the application to use AWS DocumentDB provisioned in the connected VPC.

Join this session to learn more about application modernization on VMware Cloud on AWS with Aws native services.
15 March, 2022 11:55 am

5 Minute Break

15 March, 2022 12:00 pm

Turbo-charge your VMware cloud transformation with Google Cloud VMware Engine | CORE | Google Cloud

Ken Drachnik
Product Marketing, Google Cloud

Google Cloud VMware Engine is the fastest and easiest way to migrate and run your VMware-based applications in the cloud. In this session, we will show how you can transform your business by unlocking new insights to respond to customer needs in real time by modernizing your application more efficiently and flexibly than ever before.

15 March, 2022 12:00 pm

Eliminate Hybrid Backup Complexity | CORE | HPE

Peter Wightman
Senior Systems Engineer, Data Protection, HPE

Learn how to leverage the HPE Backup and Recovery Service and the power of HPE GreenLake Cloud to backup your VMware infrastructure and simplify hybrid cloud data protection. Initially for VMware, this new service makes data protection easy with policy-based automation, built-in encryption, ultra-efficient data reduction – and the savings of consumption-based pricing.  In this technical session HPE experts demonstrate how to protect your VMs both locally and to the cloud without complex configurations. 

Join us for an overview of this evolving service.

15 March, 2022 01:05 pm

5 Minute Break

15 March, 2022 01:10 pm

Pushing it to the EDGE with VxRail 7.0.320 | EMERGING | Dell Technologies

Nicholas Rubin
Senior Principal Engineering Technologist, Dell Technologies

VxRail is a household name in the 4 walls of the data center and we only continue to expand the tent pegs out to the edge with the official release of VxRail Satellite Nodes. In this session, we will be discussing the latest VxRail release, 7.0.320, based on ESXi 7.0U3c which includes the log4j fix. VxRail v7.0.320 RTS includes a single node deployment option that brings the realized value of VxRail, at a fraction of the cost, to remote and distributed sites. Along with Satellite Nodes, we are introducing two new VxRail models based on the latest 15G PowerEdge Servers to achieve goals that apply to a very wide variety of workloads. Step up to the EDGE with us as we take a deeper look into the significance of the latest advancements in VxRail!

This session will cover:

Latest VxRail Code 7.0.320 features

VxRail Satellite Nodes

New VxRail 15G Node configuration options, including 15G Dynamic Nodes

Tanzu on VxRail Updates

15 March, 2022 01:10 pm

Rapid Ransomware Recovery with True Continuous Data Protection | CORE | Zerto

Chris Rogers
Technology Evangelist, Zerto

Ransomware is the biggest threat to all organizations of every size and every industry.
The frequency and severity of attacks is ever increasing and the unprepared are paying ransoms of millions and ending up in the news. It is vital to understand how your organization can recover rapidly from any attack to avoid disruption to your VMware environment without paying a ransom.

Join Chris Rogers from Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company to learn more about:
- Ransomware attack scenarios and how they cause downtime and data loss at different scales
- Why recovery point objective and recovery time objective are crucial in a ransomware attack
- The types of recovery needed to recover your VMware infrastructure, including: files, whole application stacks, entire data centers, and even multiple sites after an attack
- How you can use best-in-class Zerto continuous data protection to beat ransomware every time
- How you can Get Out of Ransomware Jail With Zerto Free Edition

15 March, 2022 02:05 pm

5 Minute Break

15 March, 2022 02:10 pm

Advance Your Company’s Sustainability Goals with a Trusted VMware Zero Carbon Committed Partner

Vicki Vaughn
Director, Cloud Partner Marketing, VMware

Dipl.-Ing Vladimir MYLNAR
Chief Operating Officer, Axians ICT Austria GmbH

Michael Fittler
Co-Founder and Director of Cloud Services, focusnet

Eric Pan
Sr. Director of Alliance Marketing, Oracle

As part of VMware’s longstanding commitment to sustainability, it launched its Zero Carbon Committed cloud partner initiative in 2021, which connects customers and cloud partners with shared decarbonization goals. Specifically, this initiative helps customers find cloud providers with commitments to infrastructure and operational efficiencies and renewable energy. VMware has grown this competency from 5 partners at launch, to 29 cloud providers today around the world helping companies reach their sustainability and supply chain decarbonization goals. Does your company have sustainability/decarbonization goals that include your public cloud providers? If so, join us to learn more about these Cloud Providers and the cloud services they offer.

15 March, 2022 02:10 pm

Azure VMware Solution Day 2 Ops: Leveraging VMware and Azure Solutions

Steve Pantol
Senior Technical Marketing Architect, Azure VMware Solution, VMware

So you've deployed your Azure VMware Solution (AVS) private cloud, connected to your on-premises data center, and moved workloads into the cloud - now what? In this session, we will discuss VMware and native Azure options for managing the hybrid environment and integrating AVS VMs with native Azure services.

15 March, 2022 03:10 pm

5 Minute Break

15 March, 2022 03:15 pm

Hunting for Threats in your Mobile Devices with Lookout | CORE | Lookout

Michael Yee
Director, Business Development, Lookout

Kristin del Rosso
Senior Product Manager, Lookout

While many organizations have comprehensive activity monitoring for servers, desktop and laptop computers, what they lack is the same telemetry for iOS, Android and Chrome OS devices. As employees have increased their use of mobile devices for work, attacks on these endpoints have increased.

To be effective at stopping data breaches against mobile assets, security teams need the same comprehensive security data for mobile endpoints that they have for servers, desktops and laptops. With Lookout’s advanced security telemetry your organization can query to answer the critical questions about the threats to your organization’s data. With Lookout EDR your organization will have full visibility into device security in concert Carbon Black endpoint protection & Workspace ONE endpoint management.

15 March, 2022 03:15 pm

Redefine your VMware Data Protection Strategy with Veritas NetBackup 10 | EMERGING | Veritas

Rob Lindenbusch
Americas Data Protection Practice Lead, Veritas

Tony Davids
National Architect - Cloud Data Protection, Veritas

Protecting your virtual environment in a hybrid, multi-cloud world has never been more important. At Veritas we are redefining data management in the cloud for the modern enterprise. Join us as we showcase the latest innovations in our recently released NetBackup 10, powered by Cloud Scale Technology, to deliver a more cost-effective, secure, and sustainable cloud to improve hybrid, multi-cloud, and geographically diverse operations.

15 March, 2022 03:45 pm

5 Minute Break

15 March, 2022 03:50 pm

Deploying HCX between an on premise datacenter and VMware Cloud on AWS

Frances Wong
Senior Cloud Solution Architect, VMware

Attendees will learn what is required to establish hybrid connectivity between virtual infrastructures utilizing VMware tools and cloud services. We will go over all the components involved, how they interact, and what information is needed on premise to begin. Lastly, we will demo what is possible when hybrid connectivity is established.


15 March, 2022 03:50 pm

VMware Cloud: A Review of the Economics and Why We Win

Bill Roth
Director of Cloud Economics, VMware

This talk will cover the data from VMware's Cloud Economics practice. We'll discuss how we've saved customers money in over 2500 engagements with VMware's Cloud Economics team. We discuss the structure of our Economic Model, and talk about the Total Cost of Ownership, and what we believe should be included. Then will discuss the overall findings of how and when customers save money, and when they don't. We'll also present a Reverse TCO, where we look at what a customer actually saved after deployment and putting their workloads into production.


15 March, 2022 02:20 pm

Event Ends

A Big Demo of Operationalizing VMware Cloud Foundation (MOAD Demo)

Matt Bradford
Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

Would you like to see how VMware vRealize® Cloud Management™ works from end to end? Come see a demo featuring a day in the life of MOAD, a robotics firm using vRealize Cloud Management with VMware Cloud Foundation™ to modernize IT with consistent operations between teams, and provide self-service backed by governance and policy controls with application visibility for traditional and Kubernetes workloads. You’ll see how vRealize Automation™, vRealize Operations™, vRealize Log Insight™, and vRealize Network Insight™ combine to provide all of this and more:

• What is operationalizing VMware Cloud™ on AWS? What are the difficulties?

• Who are the personas, and how does vRealize help them?

• What are the day-to-day tasks of the personas, and how do we make their lives easier?

Live the DReam: VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery

Belu De Arbelaiz
Product Line Marketing Manager, VMware

Michael McLaughlin
Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

Learn how VMware Cloud DR can help you live the DReam. Understand the benefits of using the cloud as your disaster recovery site along with cloud economics, elasticity, and disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) manageability. See how easy it is to set up and maintain a DRaaS environment. We will cover common scenarios that DRaaS can provide recovery from such as ransomware and natural disasters. You will also see VMware Cloud DR in action as approximately half of the session is demo driven!

Network Connectivity Scenarios for Azure VMware Solution

Steve Pantol
Senior Technical Marketing Architect, Azure VMware Solution, VMware

This session will kick off with a quick overview of Azure VMware Solution (AVS), then we'll discuss key concepts and basic connectivity options such as Azure ExpressRoute and Global Reach to extend your on-premises data center to the cloud. We will also discuss additional connectivity scenarios such as utilizing VPN, Hub and Spoke technology, end-to-end network connectivity for your workloads within AVS, and more.


How to Translate vRA Template Security Features from On-Prem to Multi-Cloud

Michael Patton
Customer Success Operations Staff Service Management Lead, VMware

Phoebe Kim
Sr. Manager, Multi-Cloud Solutions Architecture, VMware

Modern organizations do not use just one private cloud anymore.  Most use multiple public and private clouds today spreading the workload over multiple geographic regions and multiple clouds. The industry has standardized on multi-cloud infrastructure seamlessly securing workloads across clouds without increasing operational complexity.Join this session to learn how vRealize Automation integrates intrinsic security into workloads across multiple cloud environments.  Learn how to convert on-prem vRA templates to be cloud agnostic templates.  Learn how cloud agnostic security constructs are achieved for on-prem and multi-cloud environments.

Designing vSphere Environments for Zero Trust

Bob Plankers
Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

Building security into virtual infrastructure starts before the equipment ever gets powered on. Little decisions early on can make big differences a few years down the road. Add to that the modern concept of 'zero trust' and things get trickier. Join Bob Plankers, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect for Security & Compliance at VMware, as he discusses what to think about and how new technologies & threats change old system design habits, so we can make security easier, compliance faster, and remain flexible in the face of change


Achieving Scalability & Performance with VMware vVOLS for Oracle Workloads

Jason Massae
Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

Sudhir Balasubramanian
Senior Staff Solution Architect, Enterprise Applications, VMware

VMware Virtual Volumes is an integration and management framework for external storage that provides finer control at the VM-level, streamlines storage operation and offers flexibility of choice implementing the core tenets of the VMware SDS vision. Mission critical Oracle workload demand HA, performance and the ease of provisioning database using Storage Based Policy Management helps meet new business demands and SLA. Pure Storage VVol along with Oracle Workloads ensures that key business needs are met along with providing all of the above capabilities. This session highlights primary use cases for VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) and Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM) by leveraging Pure Storage VVols technology including database backup and restore, refreshing, cloning, patching etc.

Beyond DevOps & SRE Metrics – Technical, Business, & Culture Metrics

Michael Cote
Member of Technical Staff, VMware

In this talk, you'll hear about three types of metrics that organizations are using to get better at building and running software. You know, those organizations that are doing the 'digital transformation' thing so that they can run their business with software that isn't ancient and lame. BE LIKE A TECH COMPANY. We all know development and operations metrics like lead time, error budgets, and mean time to repair. But we don't focus on business metrics enough. And least of all, we don't talk about internal, organization, or 'culture' metrics enough. This talk gives an overview of 15 metrics across three types: technical metrics, business metrics, and culture metrics. If we look at the end-to-end process of software creation, usage, and work as an system to be programmed and refined, we need metrics across that entire system. This talk will help get you started.
15 March, 2022 10:50 am

Meet the Experts: AMA - Tanzu

Kendrick Coleman
Sr. Manager, Technical Marketing, VMware

Nick Kuhn
Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

15 March, 2022 12:30 pm

Meet the Experts: AMA - Kubernetes

Cora Iberkleid
Staff Technologist 2, VMware

Corby Page
Sr. Staff Solution Engineer, VMware

15 March, 2022 01:35 pm

Meet the Experts: Designing vSphere Environments for Zero Trust

Bob Plankers
Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

15 March, 2022 02:40 pm

Meet the Experts: Live the DReam: VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery

Belu de Arbelaiz
Product Line Marketing Manager - DpaaS, VMware

Michael McLaughlin
Senior Technical Marketing, Architect, VMware

Participate in the following Hands-On Labs:


Azure VMware Solution - Lightning Lab

This lab provides an overview of Azure VMware Solution. Deploy a Private Cloud connect the private cloud to an Azure Virtual Network and access vCenter for your Azure VMware Solution private cloud.

Objectives: Learn how to set up and connect your Private Cloud through the Azure VMware Solution environment with our single module lab.

  • Azure VMware Solution Private Cloud Deployment and Connectivity


vRealize Operations Lightning Lab

In this lab we will introduce you to vRealize Operations and all the Home Navigation options.

Objectives: In this Lightning Lab, we will introduce you to the main features of vRealize Operations, including:

  • Introduction to vRealize Operations and all the Home Navigation options.




VMware Cloud Foundation u2013 SDDC Manager operations

VMware Cloud Foundation is the hybrid cloud platform for managing VMs and orchestrating containers, built on full-stack hyper-converged infrastructure technology. With a single architecture that’s easy to deploy, VMware Cloud Foundation enables consistent, secure infrastructure and operations across private and public clouds. You can increase enterprise agility and flexibility with the hybrid cloud platform that delivers it all.

Objectives: This on-demand self-guided workshop includes:

  • Cloud Foundation Overview
  • User Interface Exploration
  • Automated Workload Domain Deployment (iSIM)
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Workload Domain Operations


NSX SecOps – Foundation

This lab is intended for beginner-level users who are exploring VMware NSX security use cases. In this lab, we will explore security concepts and planning with NSX. This includes distributed firewall, security grouping, firewall configuration options, role-based access control, and Distributed Intrusion Detection (IDS). This lab offers fundamentals of security features.

Objectives: In this lab, we will walk through the security and planning concepts with NSX including:

  • Distributed Firewall and Security Grouping
  • Distributed Intrusion Detection/Prevention (IDPS)
  • Security Planning with NSX
  • Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • NSX-T Identity Based Firewall (IDFW)

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