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Know Before You (Virtually) Go: A Guide for VMware Cloud on AWS at VMworld 2020

By Shreyak Shah, Sr. Business Development at AWS

VMworld-2020We are heading back to VMworld, but this time it will be a little different.

VMworld 2020 will be a completely virtual global event running from September 29 to October 1. This digital event promises to be just as informative and engaging as previous years. There will be keynotes, sessions, hands-on labs, virtual booths, and more.

VMware Cloud on AWS is a jointly engineered service that brings VMware Cloud Foundation to Amazon Web Services (AWS), with optimized access to AWS services. As of June 2020, total virtual machines (VMs) are up 3.5x, and the total number of hosts up 2.5x year over year.

More than 500 channel partners have achieved a VMware Cloud on AWS service competency, including 43 with a Master Services Competency, and there are more than 300 certified or validated technology solutions available to VMware Cloud on AWS customers.

Learn more about how VMware Cloud on AWS delivers on customer requirements for agility, business continuity, and better cloud economics.

AWS Presence at VMworld 2020

Like previous years, our joint customers and partners have asked us to create a Know Before You Go Guide highlighting all of the activities happening at VMworld 2020 related to AWS.

Our virtual booth will have subject matter experts to 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

Sessions and Roundtables

There are around 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.

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

Interactive Sessions (20 minutes):

Breakout Sessions (60 minutes)

Expert Roundtables (Premier Pass Only):

Find more sessions about VMware Cloud on AWS >>

Get Trained (Premier Pass Only)

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.


This two-day virtual VMware {code} event is a mix of traditional sessions in three tracks (Automation, Kubernetes, and Partner), code on the fly sessions, a hackathon, and a script-based competition. Register for these sessions below.

  • Code On The Fly Session: (Live Coding With Audience Input)
    • Vsphere And Vmware Cloud On Aws Automation Live Coding
    • Session Leader: William Lam, Sr. Staff Solutions Architect, VMware
  • Traditional Sessions
    • Building Hybrid Solutions With VMware, AWS, and Terraform
    • Session Leader: Troy Lindsay, Sr. Partner Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
  • Unified CloudWatch Monitoring for VMware Cloud on AWS Workloads With AWS Native Services
    • Session Leader: Chandra Avutu, Sr. Solutions Architect, VMware and Hybrid/Edge, Amazon Web Services

Fun Activities Spread Across the Week

Some other activities to attend are a virtual mixologist happy hour, bean-to-bar virtual chocolate factory tour, 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 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 2020:

We’ll to see you online at VMworld 2020!