Know Before You Go: 5 Reasons to Join AWS at VMware Explore 2022
By Akshay Gandotra, Global Partner Marketing Lead – AWS
VMware Explore is back in person from August 29 – September 1, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) is excited to join business and technical leaders from around the world at this industry event.
With expert breakout sessions, insightful roundtables, partnership keynote, and a cloud-focused day, we’ll showcase how VMware Cloud on AWS is helping customers achieve a faster, safer, and cost-effective journey to the cloud.
Visit us at VMware Explore to learn how you can accelerate your business transformation goals with a managed service that combines compute, network, and storage capabilities in a fully supported, ready-to-run service.
Here are five reasons to engage with AWS experts and partners at VMware Explore:
#1 – AWS-Led Sessions
Join industry-leading experts as they share insights and best practices on how to accelerate business transformation goals by migrating and modernizing VMware workloads with AWS.
- Navigating Business Transformation Goals with VMware Cloud on AWS
August 30 | 3:30 PM-4:00 PM PST | Roundtable | Level T200 | Session ID MCL3034USS
Speakers: Ashish Dhawan, Managing Director – WW Sales for Enterprise Workloads – AWS; Ofir Abekasis, CEO – TeraSky; Mark Vaughn, Sr. Director – Presidio; Yves Sandfort, CEO – comdivision
- Effective Migration Strategies: Lessons from Large-Scale Migrations to AWS
August 30 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM PST | Breakout | Level T200 | Session ID MCLB3032USS
Speakers: Aarthi Raju, Sr. Manager, EC2 Engineering – AWS; Andy Reedy, Sr. Manager, Product Management – AWS
- Migration and Modernization at Scale with VMware Cloud on AWS
August 31 | 11:00 AM-11:30 AM PST | Theater | Level T300 | Session ID MCLB3036USS
Speakers: Samir Kadoo, WW VMware Strategic Alliance Solutions Architecture Leader – AWS
#2 – Cloud-Focused Day with AWS
Register to join us for a special cloud-focused day on August 31, where we’ll share exciting announcements and highlight how VMware Cloud on AWS customers are benefitting from leveraging the same familiar VMware tools, skill sets, and governance across their on-premises and cloud environments.
- KEYNOTE – VMware Cloud on AWS: The Fastest, Safest Path for all your VMware Workloads
August 31 | 9:00 AM-10:00 AM PDT | Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2005 | Session ID MCLB3520US
Speakers: Steven Jones, General Manager, VMware Cloud on AWS & SAP – AWS; Narayan Bharadwaj, VP/GM Cloud Solutions – VMware
- Cloud Migration and Disaster Recovery Modernization Using VMware Cloud on AWS
August 31 | 10:30 AM-11:30 AM PDT | Breakout | Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2005 | Session ID CMB2893US
Speaker: Chris Porter, Principal Solutions Architect – AWS
- VMware Cloud on AWS Integration with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP
August 31 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM PDT | Breakout | Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2005 | Session ID CEIB3040US
Speakers: Karthik Coimbatore Varadaraj, Sr. Systems Development Engineer, EC2-VMC – AWS; Aarthi Raju, Sr. Manager, Engineering – AWS
- Accelerating Cloud Migrations with VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts
August 31 | 1:30 PM-2:30 PM PDT | Breakout | Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2005 | Session ID CEIB3041US
Speaker: Rob Nolen, Chief Technologist – AWS
- Federal Accreditations: VMware Cloud on AWS
August 31 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM PDT | Breakout | Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2005 | Session ID CMB3053US
Speakers: Jon Kerr, VMware Cloud on AWS Leader – AWS; Jordon Roth, WWPS Global VMC Technical Lead – AWS
- Customer Obsessed Partner Innovations
August 31 | 4:30 PM-5:30 PM PDT | Fireside Chat | Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2005 | Session ID MCLB3284US
Speakers: Samir Kadoo, WW VMware Strategic Alliance Solutions Architecture Leader – AWS; Jason Kotsaftis, Alliances Director – NetApp; Glen Sizemore, Product Manager – VMware; Kiran Reid, Sr. Partner Solutions Architect – AWS
#3 – In-Booth Theater Sessions with Daily Raffle
Visit booth #1001 for latest product demos on cloud migration and modernization with AWS, and choose from 20+ in-booth theater sessions for a chance to win a Fire 10 HD tablet and other daily raffle prizes. Featured partners include:
#4 – Meet with an AWS Expert
AWS will have business and technical subject matter experts available on site to help you discover the latest on VMware Cloud on AWS. Set up a meeting to learn how you can take advantage of our complimentary, limited time programs and embark on your journey to the cloud.
#5 – AWS Networking Reception
Join us at the Dirty Habit on August 30 for an evening of wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and networking, and be entered into a wine bottle raffle with winners announced every hour.
In addition to the exciting AWS-led activities listed above, make sure to check out other VMware Cloud on AWS session below and add them to your agenda!
Miscellaneous Sessions with AWS Speakers
In addition to the exciting VMware Cloud on AWS activities listed above, please make sure to check out other sessions with AWS speakers and add them to your calendar.
- Building a Delightful Developer Experience on Amazon EKS
August 30 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM PDT | Breakout | Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2003 | Session ID CNAB1951US
Speakers: Samuel Des Baux, Director, Tanzu Application Platform, Cloud – VMware; Elvis Pappachen, Solutions Architect – AWS; Ryan Baker, Tech Marketing Manager – VMware
- Build Global Connectivity for Your Business Using VMware Transit Connect
August 31 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM PDG | Breakout | Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3018 | Session ID NETB2470US
Speakers: Ron Fuller, Sr. Technical Product Manager – VMware; Harsha Sanku, Sr. Partner Solutions Architect – AWS
- VMware SASE and AWS: Building Better Solutions for Customers Together
September 01 | 10:30 AM-11:00 AM PDT | Breakout | Moscone South, Level 2, Room 216 | Session ID CEIM1891US
Speaker: Sudha Thillai Govindarajan, Solutions Architect – AWS
- Expert-Led Workshop: VMware Cloud on AWS
All workshops in Moscone West, Level 3, Workshop 6 | Session ID ELW-HOL-2384-01-HBD
Speakers: Samir Kadoo, Manager, VMware Strategic Alliance Solutions Architect – AWS; Harsha Sanku, Sr. Partner Solutions Architect – AWS; Cleavon Roberts, Staff Cloud Partner Solutions Architect – VMware; Nicholas Esposito, Solutions Architect – VMware; Uma Kaladi, Cloud Solution Architect – VMware
Dates | Times:
- August 29 – 9:15 AM-10:45 AM PDT
- August 30 – 2:15 PM-3:45 PM PDT
- August 31 – 9:15 AM-10:45 AM PDT
- September 01 – 9:15 AM-10:45 AM PDT
Remember to Get the Guide
We invite you to check out other exciting VMware Cloud on AWS sessions in our Know Before You Go Guide and add them to your agenda. You can also visit our AWS at VMware Explore 2022 page for more details.
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