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Your Guide to VMware Cloud on AWS at re:Invent 2023

By Bianca Velasco, Product Marketing Manager – VMware Cloud on AWS

The VMware Cloud on AWS team is looking forward to meeting customers at AWS re:Invent 2023. We have planned insightful sessions for customers looking for a faster and more cost-effective way to the cloud. There are VMware Cloud on AWS breakout sessions, chalk talks, and workshops covering topics such as migration best practices, disaster recovery, modernization, and more.

AWS re:Invent is the most comprehensive cloud computing event of the year, and our vibrant, inspiring community can’t wait to meet you. Add our sessions to your agenda and get ready to be inspired and learn!

VMware is an AWS Partner and re:Invent Emerald Sponsor with exciting sessions in store for this year’s conference. Visit the VMware sponsor page to learn more about VMware’s presence at re:Invent.

Meet Our Team at the Enterprise Workloads Kiosk

Got questions? We’ve got answers. Meet our team at the Enterprise Workloads booth. Find us at booth #35 at the AWS Village at the Expo during the following times:

  • November 28 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST
  • November 28 – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM PST
  • November 29 – 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM PST
  • November 30 – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM PST

VMware Cloud on AWS at re:Invent 2023


Breakout Sessions

Delivered by AWS experts, customers, and partners, breakouts are lecture-style and hour-long deep dives into specific topics. We’re excited to offer VMware Cloud on AWS breakouts and have Honeywell and Phillips 66 join us on stage.

ENT101 – An enterprise cloud journey: Speed and scale with VMware Cloud on AWS

Speed and scale are critical success factors in any organization’s digital transformation. Learn how Honeywell unlocked an accelerated path to digital transformation and overcame the challenges it faced prior migration. See how you can use existing hardware, migrate without rewriting applications, and maximize existing skills using VMware Cloud on AWS. Join this session to discover best practices from both AWS and Honeywell for how to approach large migrations bounded with a tight deadline.

  • November 28 – 12:30 – 1:30 PM PST | MGM Grand 120 | Add to agenda

ENT102 – Fueling resilience: Phillips 66’s journey with VMware Cloud on AWS

Navigating change and embracing innovation are crucial to achieving business success. Hear directly from AWS and Phillips 66 on how you can approach complex cloud migrations, help ensure data protection, and gain a competitive edge in industries bounded in legacy systems. Get inspired by Phillip 66’s fast and scalable cloud adoption journey, and learn practical tips for how to apply these insights to your own migration.

  • November 29 – 8:30 – 9:30 AM PST | MGM Grand 120 | Add to agenda

Chalk Talks

Chalk talks are highly interactive, hour-long formats with a small audience. Each begins with a short lecture delivered by AWS experts, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. VMware Cloud on AWS experts are excited to engage in technical discussions to answer all your questions.

ENT209 – Are you well-architected? Enhance VMware workload migration with AWS

Learn how to assess VMware workloads for cloud readiness and identify dependencies. Explore how to create a robust migration plan with the AWS Well-Architected Framework and apply the framework’s six pillars to your workload design. Engage with AWS experts to confidently migrate VMware workloads to the cloud as you discover key considerations for resilient, scalable, and cost-effective designs.

  • Session 1: November 29 – 4:30 – 5:30 PM PST | MGM Boulevard 169 | Add to agenda
  • Session 2: November 30 – 12:30 – 1:30 PM PST | MGM Grand 101 | Add to agenda

ENT320 – Advanced hybrid network architectures for VMWare Cloud on AWS

If you plan to run or are currently running vSphere-based hybrid environments between on-premises and VMware Cloud on AWS, discover how to construct robust network architectures using AWS Direct Connect, AWS Site-to-Site VPN, AWS Transit Gateway, and VMware Transit Connect. Delve into advanced concepts like ingress/egress security via security appliances, multi-tenancy with custom tier-1 gateways, and scaling bandwidth via multi-edge SDDCs.

  • November 29 – 10:30 – 11:30 AM PST | MGM Premier 320 | Add to agenda


Workshops are two-hour interactive sessions where you work in small teams to solve real problems using AWS services. Each workshop starts with a short lecture (10-15 minutes) by the main speaker, and the rest of the time is spent working as a group. Don’t forget to bring your laptop.

ENT313 – Deep dive into backup and data protection for VMware Cloud on AWS

Establishing robust backup and data protection strategies is crucial as you adopt more hybrid cloud environments. Hear experts discuss how trusted security in the cloud is achieved through the AWS Shared Responsibility Model. With hands-on exercises, learn how AWS Backup can help you protect and reliably migrate your workloads. You must bring your laptop to participate.

  • Session 1: November 27 – 2:30 – 4:30 PM PST | Caesars Forum Summit 216 | Add to agenda
  • Session 2: November 29 – 3:00 – 5:00 PM PST | Mandalay Bay Islander I | Add to agenda

ENT329 – Scale VMware Cloud on AWS without adding nodes

Gain practical skills and learn how to scale VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC with supplemental storage. With hands-on exercises, learn how to identify the right storage options for different use cases and optimize your cloud infrastructure. AWS experts walk through the creation of storage architecture with VMware Cloud Flex Storage, Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, and AWS DataSync. You must bring your laptop to participate.

  • November 30 – 2:00 – 4:00 PM PST | Caesars Forum Summit 228 | Add to agenda

We’ll See You at AWS re:Invent!

The VMware Cloud on AWS team is looking forward to meeting you at AWS re:Invent 2023! With the range of insightful experiences in store, we are excited to connect with you in Las Vegas!

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