June 7 2018







About the Event

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. And the best part is this event is virtual so you can experience it all from anywhere -- you don't even have to leave your home or office!

Don't miss your best chance to explore the latest in NSX management, and take a deep-dive into vCloud and vSphere. Plus, we will assemble an entire crew of VMware experts who are ready to share their knowledge to help you succeed!

Highlights the June VMUG Virtual Event has to offer:


Duncan Epping is a Chief Technologist working for VMware in the Office of CTO of the Storage and Availability business unit. In that role, he serves as a trusted adviser to VMware’s customers primarily in. Main responsibilities are ensuring VMware’s future innovations align with essential customer needs, translating customer problems to opportunities and function as the global lead evangelist for Storage and Availability. Duncan specializes in Software Defined Storage, hyper-converged infrastructures and BC/DR solutions. Duncan is the founder of and author of various books including the vSphere Clustering Deep Dive series and Essential Virtual SAN.


All Day



 HOL-1803-02-NET - VMware NSX - Distributed Firewall and Micro-Segmentation
HOL-1808-01-HCI - vSAN v6.6.1 - Getting Started
HOL-1811-04-SDC - vSphere Security - Getting Started
HOL-1851-05-ADV - VMware Workspace One and VMware Horizon 7




  • Apple in the Enterprise Business: Effectively Managing iOS and Mac Devices While Solving the App
  • VMware Cloud Services: Management Overview
  • What’s New with vRealize Operations. Your Path to Self-Driving Data Center Operations!
  • Introduction to Cloud-Native Technologies – what are containers and why should we care?
  • Run Kubernetes in Production on vSphere with VMware Pivotal Container Service (PKS)
  • vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 - The New Sheriff in Town
  • Deep Dive - Security in vSphere
  • VMW on VMW: How VMware IT migrated mission-critical workloads to VMC
  • How to get started with vSAN
  • Architecting SRM to meet your recovery goals
  • NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud: Improving Application Performance and Cutting Cost with Next Generation WAN Technologies
  • Transforming the Customer Support Experience with Skyline
  • H5 Client is the Single Pane of Glass for vSphere On-Prem and in the Cloud

June 7, 2018

09:00 am CT

Event Starts

 10:00 - 10:45 AM CT Auditorium

Intro to Keynote

Pat Gelsinger
CEO, VMware

Keynote: The (r)Evolution of VMware vSAN

Duncan Epping
Chief Technologist Storage & Availability, VMware

 10:45 - 10:55 AM CT


 10:55 - 11:40 AM CT Auditorium

Cohesity Data Protection and Recovery is More Than Just Backup

Rawlinson Rivera
Global Field Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Cohesity


Hybrid Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service with VMware Cloud on AWS

Matt Wallace
VP of Product Development, Faction

Ryan Jarvis
Director of Technical Alliances, Faction

Easier and Faster VMware Protection: On-premises and in The Cloud with Dell EMC and VMware

Charlie Sevin
Advisory SE, Dell EMC

Dennis Lu
Product Manager, VMware

What's Next for the Data Center: Simplify Cloud Migration and Security

John Lednak
Sales Engineer, Trend Micro 

 11:40 - 11:50 AM CT


 11:50 AM - 12:35 PM CT Auditorium

What's New in vSphere 6.7

Himanshu Singh
Group Manager, VMware

Adam Eckerle
Manager, VMware


The Right User, Right Device, and Right App: How to Enable Conditional Access for Office 365 and Other Vital Apps

Prab Kalra
Director, Technical Marketing, VMware

 12:35 - 12:45 PM CT


 12:45 - 1:30 PM CT Auditorium

How to Improve VMware Environments with HPE Predictive Storage Solutions

Mike Harding
Virtualization Solutions, HPE

Active-Active Stretched Cluster Solution for VMware Environments

Don Kirouac
Technology Marketing Engineer, Pure Storage

Modernize & Gain Technological Superiority with App Visibility in the Cloud

Paul Barrett
CTO for Enterprise, NETSCOUT

 1:30 - 1:40 PM CT


 1:40 - 2:25 PM CT

vSphere Upgrades: How To, Tips & Tricks

David Stamen
Technical Marketing Engineer, VMware

Deploying VMware NSX over a Cisco ACI Underlay

Paul Mancuso
Technical Enablement Architect, VMware

 2:25 - 2:35 PM CT


 2:35 - 3:20 PM CT Auditorium

VMware HCX: Secure Hybridity to Onboard on the IBM Cloud

Simon Kofkin-Hansen
Chief Technology Officer for Hybrid Cloud and IBM Distinguished Engineer in Cloud Automation, IBM Cloud

Serge Maskalik
Senior Director, VMware


NFS? VMFS? Which Should You Use?

Clay Ryder
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Tegile


Building a Fast, Flexible and Resilient DR Solution Combined with Object Storage

Martin Merrell
Sales Engineer, StorageCraft


Ransomware Jail - How to Make Bail? (Asking for a friend.)

Andrew Miller
Technical Marketing Manager, Rubrik

 3:20 - 3:30 PM CT


 3:30 - 4:15 PM CT Auditorium

Software Defined VMware from Cisco!

Hardik Patel
Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco

Bryan Hilton

Painless Data Protection for Your VMware Workloads

Curtis Preston
Chief Technical Architect, Druva

Brian Graf
Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, VMware

Combining Host and Guest Metrics to Troubleshoot and Manage Virtual Environments

Yoni Avital
Co-Founder and CTO, ControlUp
 4:15 - 4:25 PM CT


 4:25 - 5:00 PM CT Auditorium

Windows 10 Migration and the Journey to Modern Management

Brooks Peppin
EUS Information Systems Engineer, VMware

Understanding the HCI Momentum: Why HCI? Why Now?

Pete Flecha
Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

05:00 PM CT

Event Ends

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