VMworld speaking proposals have been posted for voting, and ten SimpliVity customers and partners have tossed their hat into the ring to represent hyperconverged infrastructure leaders at the event. With so many terrific submissions, we wanted to showcase their hard work, give you a little taste of what you may see at the event, and of course – ask for your support in voting!
Land O’ Lakes explains the Making of a Legend-Dairy Software-Defined Data Center (8663).
For Jason Nord, Senior Systems Administrator at Land O’ Lakes, maintaining a top standard of operational excellence in over 50 countries is no small feat. Lowering total cost of ownership, streamlining operations and ensuring efficient and reliable data protection and high availability is the charter of Land O’Lakes IT team. Upholding the company’s 94-year legacy of respect and trust requires embracing new acquisitions with a sound strategy built for high availability and disaster recovery. The ultimate solution leverages a “data center in a box” approach for standardizing IT across Land O’Lakes distributed sites. Learn more about the success of the Land O’ Lakes data center and their future plans in this session.
Assured Guaranty and the Jim Joseph Foundation discuss how Hyperconverged Infrastructure Delivers RTOs and RPOs of Minutes or Less (9098).
Did you know that modernizing your data center with hyperconverged infrastructure also benefits backup/recovery and disaster recovery for VMs? Join this session to learn what hyperconverged infrastructure is, and how workloads running on it benefit from faster backups, improved recovery objectives, and highly efficient and cost-effective disaster recovery. Hyperconverged infrastructure users will share their experiences in transforming their VMware vSphere environment with next-generation infrastructure.
F5 and VMware play VDI Dodgeball: The top 5 pitfalls to avoid with your VDI deployment (7822 & 8672).
If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a VDI pitfall. EUC holds great promise for many organizations – flexible, mobile computing for users, and improved IT security and control. Yet, many VDI deployments fail to deliver the promised benefits following a path that leads to disappointing performance, cost overruns, and less security and control. Users and IT are left disappointed. In this session, VDI experts will share how to overcome these challenges using the latest developments in software and infrastructure. They will provide concrete strategies and tactics that attendees can put into practice to ensure flexibility, security, and a successful Horizon deployment.
Eaton highlights Strategies for Improving Power Efficiency and Reducing Costs in the Software-Defined Data Center (8965).
It has been reported that by improving energy efficiency practices, United States data center operators could cut energy waste by at least 40 percent, saving more than $3 billion annually. In this session, presenters will discuss strategies for improving data center efficiency and reducing environmental footprint in the era of the software-defined data center. Attendees will gain valuable perspectives from stakeholders across the IT and data center spectrum – including a data center solution architect from Vology (www.vology.com) and a representative from an end-user organization – as they learn about technologies and approaches for realizing greater efficiency (up to 99 percent), reducing risk and lowering costs as their needs evolve.
We thank you for your support in voting for these sessions, as well as the SimpliVity’s additional customer and partner-led sessions below:
- 9030 – Ready to modernize your data center with hyperconvergence, but need help to start?
- 7765 – Hyperconverged Infrastructure Panel – Deep Dive Review of Solutions
- 7762 – Real-time IT Agility with VMware and NSX
- 8072 – Lean for Good: How One Non-Profit vRealized Its Mission of Running Lean for the Greater Good
- 8999 – SaaS – Powered by VMware
- 8804 – VDI Without Compromise using Horizon View
How to cast a vote:
- Travel to https://www.vmworld.com/en/call-for-papers.html
- If you already have a VMworld account, sign in. If not, create one.
- ‘Click here’ to get started.
- Type the session number into the ‘Search by Keyword’ bar. When the search results appear, find your session and click on the “star” icon. It will change in color to yellow which confirms your vote. You’re done!