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Know Before You Go: VMware Cloud on AWS at VMworld 2019

By Shreyak Shah, GTM Product Marketing at AWS
By Patty Grow, Sr. Partner Marketing Manager at AWS

VMworld-2019We are headed back to VMworld in 2019!

VMworld 2019 US brings you a week-long journey of innovation to accelerate your cloud adoption. This year’s event is August 25-29 in San Francisco.

The growth of VMware Cloud on AWS has been nothing short of stellar thanks to a strong partnership between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMware, an AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Technology Partner.

In the past year, we announced services like Amazon RDS with VMware, AWS Outposts for VMware, and VMware Cloud on AWS, the industry’s longest-running hybrid cloud service.

To get you ready for VMworld 2019 US, we have put together a Know Before You Go Guide highlighting all of the AWS activities you can’t miss.

AWS Presence at VMworld 2019 US

A key part of any VMworld is the Solutions Exchange, and this year is no different as AWS has a big presence on the show floor. AWS is at booth #1127 on the Solutions Exchange floor, which will be to the right of the entrance as you enter the expo hall.

Our booth will have subject matter experts and demos of the latest in VMware Cloud on AWS, Amazon RDS on VMware, Databases, VDI, Backup and Disaster Recovery, and more.

We’ll answer any questions you may have, and there will be a theater with 30 presentations to choose from. You can even win an Amazon Echo Dot, grab some stickers, shirts, or a pair of socks just in case you forgot to pack some for your trip.

Don’t forget to check out our Amazon Deep Racer on display in our booth.

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Breakout Sessions

There are more than 100 sessions (spread across Sunday-Thursday) planned for VMware Cloud on AWS. This includes introductory sessions, APN Partner and third-party solutions, vertical solutions, technical deep dives, customer panels, and various hands-on labs.

Register for an executive session delivered by Sandy Carter, AWS Vice President of Windows & Enterprise Workloads.

Here are some VMware Cloud on AWS sessions; the complete list can be found in the Content Catalog.

Find more sessions about VMware Cloud on AWS >>

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. Visit the Hands-On Labs page, or learn more here.


No technology conference can be called complete without a hackathon. The VMware {code} Hackathon allows you to sign up and register a team for yourself, or join an existing team. Ranging from blockchain and Python to Powershell, the possibilities for projects are endless.

VMware Cloud on AWS will be a subtopic under the Hybrid Cloud Theme. Visit the VMware {code} page.

VMworld Fest

End the week with music and live entertainment at VMworld Fest, featuring OneRepublic and several other bands. Grab a drink and unwind with VMworld peers at this exclusive party. Learn more about VMworld Fest.

Rubrik & AWS VMworld Party

Have you ever partied at a former 1930s prohibition speakeasy, complete with vintage video games, skee-ball, bowling, and live music? Well, now’s your chance. Register for Rubrik’s 2019 VMworld party for the experience of a lifetime.

Remember to Get the Guide

To make the most of your on-site experience, please see our Know Before You Go Guide to learn more about the week’s activities related to VMware Cloud on AWS.

Stay in the Know

Check out our websites and follow VMware Cloud on AWS on Twitter to stay in the know during VMworld 2019 US:

We’ll see you there!