With all the rest of the VMworld preview posts out there, I wanted to take a moment to throw one more preview into the bucket. This preview however is directed at all of those who will be attending VMworld and have a liking for Backup & Recovery. Ok fine…. I understand there may be just twenty of you, but in any case, this blog is for you!
Here is listing of some events and sessions that will most likely contain Backup & Recovery content. Just a keep in mind for the sessions, some may already be full and or filling up, so make sure to build your VMworld schedule ASAP. And since I just looked at the calendar, I hope some of you already have started packing! Cause I just realized there are ONLY 4 Days Left!
GS02 – Delivering The Promise of a Software Defined Data Center
Tuesday 8:30 – 10:00
As far as keynotes at VMworld 2012, clearly, one should attend Paul Maritz’s session, but another session which will peak the interest of those responsible for executing on the IT transformation journey is Steve Herrod’s Keynote (@herrod). In this session Steve brings some of the biggest VMware Partners on stage to demonstrate how the Software Defined Data Center is becoming a reality. This session will feature a demo from EMC, featuring Chad Sakac.
SS1010 – Cloud Transforms IT. Trust Transforms Cloud. Big Data Transforms Business
Tuesday 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Jeremy Burton, EMC’s head of Product Operations and Marketing will be covering in this SuperSession, the latest on EMC’s vast portfolio of products and how we are continuing to build momentum and innovation in driving products to market that truly help customers such as yourself in transforming your IT operations. I can also let you in on a little secret to this presentation. Expect a visit on stage from our very own Mike Zolla (@mikezolla). When Mike has something to say, you definitely don’t want to miss it!
SPO3338 – The Latest in IT Transformation with EMC and VMware
Wednesday 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Chad Sakac (@sakacc) who we all know in the blogosphere as “virtualgeek” will present this session. I have worked with Chad on some of the content for this session, and can guarantee that it will include the popular “facemelting awesomesauce!” content that typically comes with a Chad Sakac production. Don’t want to miss this!
On top of these great sessions and keynotes we will have various experts for Backup & Recovery in the EMC booth we will have a dedicated pod specifically for Backup Topics. So be sure to stop by Booth #1203 and converse with us on your VMware backup challenges. I will be there through various times throughout the week. But I especially wanted to point out our Social Meetup/Tweetup @ the EMC Booth on Monday 12:00PM! Make sure to stop by then and meet the bloggers and social personalities from The Backup Window!
Also, if you are more interested in getting a first hand experience on EMC Backup Technology in action, be sure to spend a good amount of time in our Interactive Demo Booth #229 where we will have the “Greatest Hits” from the EMC World HoLs available throughout the show for you to experience first hand! We will also have backup subject matter experts on hand to guide you through labs and discuss your implementation.
So with 3 days left until we take to the air, road, or rail, I am sure we all have last minute things to take care of and pack before making the trek, so I will keep this brief. But, stay tuned to The Backup Window for detailed posts and re-caps during the show from all of us on the EMC Backup & Recovery Team!
See you all in San Fran!