Heading to VMworld 2015? VMware has just opened up public voting for its Customer Choice sessions—and that means you can be the change you wish to see in the VMworld. There's something here for everybody, from engaging panels with the best in the biz to technical sessions showcasing the bleeding edge of VMware technologies.
Today, we'd like to highlight a few sessions that we think you'll love—Tintri's Top 8. But that's not all: this year, Tintri's own have submitted 15 more sessions that you can vote for! If you're interested, go ahead and cast your vote by following these simple steps:
You can vote for as many sessions as you like, but only once per session. For more info, check out the VMworld Public Session Voting FAQ. See you at VMworld!
It's one thing to listen to GreyBeards on Storage during your commute. It's another thing entirely to see it live at VMworld!
Chad Sakac (President, Global Systems Engineering, EMC)
Justin Lauer (Principal Technology Evangelist, Tintri)
Vaughn Stewart (Chief Evangelist, Pure Storage)
Chuck Hollis (Chief Strategist, VMware Storage and Availability Business Unit, VMware)
Ray Lucchesi (President, Silverton Consulting)
Paula Long (Co-Founder and CEO, DataGravity)
Jeramiah Dooley (Principal Architect, Solidfire)
The always entertaining and venerable GreyBeards on Storage, Howard Marks and Ray Lucchesi, will bring their world-famous podcast to life on the VMWorld stage and host some of the brightest minds in storage in a lively fireside chat panel, featuring the "GreyHairs on Storage.” Panelists come from emerging and established companies alike, representing the world of storage as it ranges from software-defined to data-aware, and all the technologies in between.
The audience will hear and see the GreyHairs debate current topics, trends, and the future while educating and entertaining the audience in a fast-paced hour.
Howard Marks is a legend in storage, and he's invited some friends to chat about the constant changes in storage. Got questions, too? He'll answer them.
Howard Marks (Founder, DeepStorage.net)
As the storage industry is constantly evolving, Howard Marks, the legendary Odin of storage, will moderate this panel to highlight the changes and innovations in the market. He will manage the discussion with storage experts that are driving the industry forward through new architectures and advanced technologies. The experts will discuss how the industry is changing the way organizations use and interact with storage, specifically highlighting new service oriented architectures, improved storage implementation and management technologies, and more. In addition to the moderator and panelists, audience members will be active members of this session and are encouraged to send their burning questions for the panelists to Marks via Twitter. Therefore, attendees will hear their questions answered live during the panel, and the session will be interactive, entertaining and informative.
Is your data center more than 50% virtualized? This is essential knowledge in backing up all that data-- with sweet Tintri solutions.
Dominic Cheah (Technical Marketing Engineer, Tintri)
Emad Younis (Technical Marketing Engineer, Tintri)
Now that our data center is virtualized, what is next? How do we ensure that our applications, servers, and databases in our virtualized data center are protected with a data protection and backup and recover strategy that will grow with our investment? There are a lot of backup solutions available to us for protecting our investment in our virtualized data center. This session seeks to engage the audience and discuss the experiences that each and every one of us have ever been involved with in coming up with a data protection, backup and recovery strategy so that we can learn from one another.
Learn to analyze storage behavior and extract useful VM-level statistics to take full advantage of your VM-level storage.
Mark Gritter (Architect and Co-Founder, Tintri)
Virtualization administrators usually deal with storage systems as a mere container or black box. Conversely, storage administrators often treat virtualization as just another physical application. But there's a lot of complex behavior that goes on to translate a VM’s application-level operations into blocks on disk or flash. This session will show some tools and techniques for analyzing storage behavior from "underneath" the hypervisor, from the perspective of devices and storage arrays. How does VM behavior manifest as real storage operations? And how can we extract useful VM level statistics from large storage systems?
Just defining QoS by IOPS is an outdated concept. Learn how to define performance with modern thinking and simplicity.
Brandon Salmon (Sr. Staff Engineer, Office of CTO, Tintri)
Chuck Dubuque (Senior Director, Tintri)
Virtualization and flash have complicated the capacity vs. performance equation. Quality of service (QoS) can no longer be defined by one-dimensional metrics like “QoS by IOPS,” and it’s time to take another look at what “performance” means. Join us to learn the basics of performance, working set, IOPs, QoS and how to achieve predictable, consistent performance guarantee—without complexity. You’ll define performance, select appropriate QoS, and balance cost and workload requirements. After the talk, you’ll walk away ready to face the new paradigm, and ready to take on any outdated notions of performance.
How would Goldilocks balance capacity, performance, and cost in her data center? Find out how Cirrity did it in this "case study" talk.
Yrieix Garnier (VP, Product Management, Tintri)
Dan Timko (President & CTO, Cirrity)
Offering the best “X as a Service” means balancing capacity, performance, and cost. But just like that old Goldilocks story, it’s not easy to get it “just right.” And when you’re building and running multiple services like disaster recovery, infrastructure, and desktop as a service, that porridge bowl can look pretty unbalanced—especially when it has to fulfill current and future scale needs. Join Dan and Yrieix to discover how Cirrity applied its own “Goldilocks principle” and learn how Tintri helped Cirrity optimize storage manageability and scale linearly to ensure long-term value for each service. Get it “just right” too.
It's tough to measure storage performance, and traps abound when trying to be accurate. Learn how to be accurate in your analysis.
Rex Walters (VP, Technology, Tintri)
Why do we continue to use the same tools and techniques to measure storage performance that we used in the nineties? How have solid state storage arrays, extremely high VM densities, and high-bandwidth/low-latency networks changed things?
Measuring and tuning storage performance is harder and more error-prone than ever — it's very common for misleading results to lead to false conclusions! This practical session explains how to measure what matters, how to avoid common "gotchas," and how to better evaluate which storage solutions work best in your environment. Don't be a "happy-path" engineer! Learn the myriad ways your IO performance can fall off a cliff and strategies to expose problems in advance.
Are you a photographer and a storage expert? The two actually have a lot in common. Dive into how to unite your two passions here.
Rob Girard (Technical Marketing Engineer, Tintri)
Attention Photographers! Can your photography knowledge assist you in understanding storage? Storage experts... do you have an interest in using your storage smarts to improve your photography? While both of these domains of knowledge run technically deep and appear isolated on the surface, find out how analogies between the two can help you in both areas!
5070 Congratulations, You're 100% Virtualized. Now: Protect Your Data
5077 Understanding Microsoft SQL Server Performance Tuning in VMware
5131 Continuous Delivery with VMware’s vRealize Code Stream and Tintri’s SyncVM
5184 Storage Best Practices with VMware Integrated OpenStack
5189 Journey to the Bottom of the Storage Stack: Understanding VM Storage Performance
5192 Microsoft SQL Server Fundamentals for VM Admins
5634 Tag-Aware Storage – The Key To Next Gen DevOps Infrastructure
5644 Eliminate Bottlenecks with End-to-end Performance Visualization
5646 After Flash: The New Performance Metrics
5647 Using vRealize Orchestrator to Provision Storage to Meet Service Level Objectives
5649 The Goldilocks Zone for X-as-a-Service Offerings
5653 Virtual Infrastructure Tuning for High Performance SQL Server Databases
5655 Continuous Delivery with VMware’s vSphere 6.0 and Tintri’s SyncVM
5657 Big Can Be Virtual: How to Virtualize the Largest SQL Servers
5658 Stop Using Old Fashioned Backups for Virtual SQL Servers
5673 Understanding Cloud Storage Models: Instance and Volume and Object (Oh, My!)
5819 Deep Dive: How to Build a Highly Automated Private Cloud
5968 Pragmatic IO Performance Testing
5685 Automating the Next Generation Data Center
5707 GreyHairs on Storage: Live on Stage
5641 Differentiated Service Tiers with VM-Level Quality-of-Service
5660 pNUMA & vNUMA…Rescue SQL from Certain DOOM-A!
6036 The Photography of Storage
Unique control with VM-level actions for infrastructure functions including snapshots, replication and QoS make protection and performance certain in production, and accelerate test and development cycles.