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Know Before You Go (Virtually): A Guide to AWS at VMworld 2021

By Shreyak Shah, Sr. Partner Marketing Manager, Americas – AWS                         


VMworld 2021 is taking place online from October 5-7 and includes more sessions than ever.

From CEO discussions to fireside chats, product demos, and chances to meet with Amazon Web Services (AWS) experts, VMworld 2021 is a great way to learn how to migrate and modernize your VMware workloads on the AWS Cloud.

Visit our event page for more details >>

AWS is VMware’s preferred public cloud partner for all vSphere-based workloads. The VMware and AWS partnership delivers a faster, easier, and cost-effective path to the hybrid cloud, while allowing customers to modernize applications and enable faster time-to-market and increased innovation.

With over four years of joint engineering, VMware and AWS provide organizations with enhanced VMware functionalities integrated in the solution and a single point of contact for support and service integration.

This is why VMware Cloud on AWS is our preferred service for all vSphere workloads. Learn more about how VMware Cloud on AWS delivers on customer requirements for agility, business continuity, and better cloud economics.

Below is a quick summary of what to expect at the event. Be sure to get our Know Before You Go (Virtually) Guide that highlights the joint sessions and activities.

Can’t wait to see you all there!

CEO Discussion with Adam Selipsky and Raghu Raghuram

Listen to AWS CEO Adam Selipsky and VMware CEO Raghu Raghuram discuss the state of the cloud, industry trends, customer success with VMware and AWS solutions, and what the future holds for cloud customers.

Register for this unique executive conversation >>

AWS Presence at VMworld 2021

The AWS virtual booth will have subject matter experts on hand to help you discover the latest in VMware Cloud on AWS, databases, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), backup and disaster recovery, and more. We’ll answer any questions you may have, and if you’d like to schedule a meeting please email us at

There are more than 100 sessions (spread across Tuesday-Thursday) planned for VMware Cloud on AWS. This includes introductory sessions, partner and third-party solutions, vertical solutions, technical deep dives, customer panels, and various hands-on labs. Check out our AWS at VMworld 2021 page for more info.

Here are some of the AWS sessions we recommend; the complete list can be found in the Content Catalog.

AWS Sessions

  • Make Sustainable Choices for Product Innovation, Operations: What Can I Do?
    Adrian CockcroftAmazon VP of Sustainability, and Joe Baguley, VMware EMEA CTO, will discuss the rapidly changing market, investor, regulatory and industry landscapes that shifted sustainability from a niche initiative to a strategic differentiator for enterprises.
    Register for the session >>
  • VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts
    Do you want to get the experience, agility, and innovation of the cloud in your own data center? VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts is a jointly engineered on-premises as-a-service offering. In this session, VMware and AWS execs will talk about customer-driven use cases, key differentiators, and how the service provides a consistent end-to-end hybrid cloud experience from on-premises to cloud, and to edge environments.
    Register for the session >>
  • Customer Spotlight: The College of New Jersey’s Journey to Practical DR and BC
    We’ll have The College of New Jersey on stage co-presenting with David Lim, APJ Head of VMware Cloud at AWS, discussing about how they used VMware Cloud on AWS to modernize their disaster recovery and business continuity environment.
    Register for the session >>

Breakout Sessions (60 Minutes)

Live Breakout Discussion with Q&A

Simu-Live (30 Minutes)

 Find more sessions about VMware Cloud on AWS in the Content Catalog >>

Get Trained

The VMware hands-on labs demonstrate the real value of VMware solutions. As a VMworld attendee, you’ll gain special access to the latest VMware technologies, including VMware Cloud on AWS, without needing to purchase equipment, software, or licenses.

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Join VMware Solution Architects for real-world customer experiences migrating to VMware Cloud on AWS. Learn advanced techniques to help accelerate your migration: Exploring the VMware Cloud on AWS API; Leveraging the PyVMC Fling to transfer on-premises firewall configurations; Leveraging the SDDC Import/Export Fling to migrate firewall and network configurations; and Develop command line/API knowledge to make routine tasks faster and simpler.

Fun Activities Spread Across the Week

Some other activities to attend are a virtual mixologist happy hour, games, fitness classes, and more.

See the full schedule >>

Remember to Get the Guide

To make the most of your virtual experience, please see our Know Before You Go (Virtually) Guide.

And here’s our AWS at VMworld 2021 page with more details.

Stay in the Know

Check out our websites and follow VMware Cloud on AWS on Twitter to stay in the know during VMworld 2021:

We’ll see you there!