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VMUGBE Usercon2023
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Schedule VMUGBE UserCon 2023
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Convention 1
Convention 1
Registration
08:30 - 09:30
Badge pickup, morning coffee & networking
Other

Keynote Opening
09:30 - 09:45
Keynote

Keynote
09:45 - 10:30
Michael Coté
Keynote

The evolution of vMotion
10:40 - 11:25
The evolution of vMotion

vMotion is one of the most momentous gamechangers in the IT industry. Today, the ability to seamlessly live-migrate the active state of a virtual machine is an integral part of nearly every virtualization deployment. Over time, the vMotion feature is greatly improved to support new technologies. With vSphere 7 and 8, a lot has changed with vMotion to support today's workloads… from typical VM sizing's, to 'Monster' VMs. We'll explore new developments that help to increase vMotion performance, lower stun times and show how vMotion is one of the key enablers for VMware's Multi Cloud approach!!

The evolution of vMotion
10:40 - 11:25
Niels Hagoort
Core

vMotion is one of the most momentous gamechangers in the IT industry. Today, the ability to seamlessly live-migrate the active state of a virtual machine is an integral part of nearly every virtualization deployment. Over time, the vMotion feature is greatly improved to support new technologies. With vSphere 7 and 8, a lot has changed with vMotion to support today's workloads… from typical VM sizing's, to 'Monster' VMs. We'll explore new developments that help to increase vMotion performance, lower stun times and show how vMotion is one of the key enablers for VMware's Multi Cloud approach!!

Dell Technologies - New VxRail HCI edge infrastructure - in the size of a shoebox!
11:35 - 12:05
Sponsor

Learn how to extend consistent VMware operations anywhere with the smallest, most versatile VxRail to date. The new, ruggedized VxRail node—with a smaller form factor—is ideal for space-constrained and network-challenged, edge environments and is the industry’s first and only vSAN hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) system with an embedded vSAN witness. Rack it, stack it, or mount it on a wall, this solution brings all the benefits of VxRail to extreme locations or even a low power consumption option to your data center.

Lunch
12:05 - 13:00

Myth Buster: 7 FinOps Myths busted
13:00 - 13:45
Stijn Depril
Other

As a FinOps Architect, I’ve had many customer interactions in the last year. Many customers are exploring the field of cloud & might be unpleasantly surprised by the monthly invoice. I want to provide anyone insights in this new world of FinOps by sharing learnings & best practices.

Veeam - You bet your business on VMware — why gamble with its protection?
13:55 - 14:25
Sponsor

As the global leader in Modern Data Protection, Veeam® software provides the most complete solution to help you on your journey to automating data management while ensuring the availability of your data. Unify your data protection strategy with cloud-native backup and disaster recovery that’s fully automated, cost-effective and secure. Centrally manage and protect all your data with native, enterprise-ready backup and recovery to overcome cloud data loss and overspend. Don’t miss this session to hear about the complete solution for delivering Data Security, Data Recovery and Data Freedom to your entire hybrid environment.

Design & deploy multi-site L7 ingress for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid using NSX ALB (avi) AMKO and GSLB
14:35 - 15:20
Bassem Rezkalla
Networking

Applications landscape has changed, thanks to containers and micro-services. Micro-services are no longer confined to frontend services but their usage is now covering critical organisations workloads and apps. Hence the need to extended standard multi-site load balancing and DR to cover micro-services & containers, and this is where traditional multi-site load balancers fall short. In this deep dive session we will focus on multi-site design & implementation of VMware NSX Advanced Loadbalancer (Avi) Multi-cluster Kubernetes Operator (AMKO) & Global Site Load Balancer (GSLB) as modern loadbalancer for containerised workloads & micro-services on Tanzu Kubernetes Grid and native Kubernetes. The session also includes a live-demo to enrich the knowledge sharing experience.

Runecast - How to handle Configuration Drift in VMware: Harnessing the Power of Runecast
15:40 - 16:10
Sponsor

Join us for a session, where we explore the significance of managing configuration drift in your VMware environment. Maintaining control and visibility over changes in vSphere, vSAN, NSX-T, Horizon, or VMware Cloud Director is crucial for optimal security, availability and performance.Discover how Runecast simplifies configuration drift management, allowing you to navigate and optimize your VMware environment with ease and gain stability, security, and peace of mind in your virtual infrastructure. See how you can detect any changes and find out who made them, so you can have full control over your environment.

7 steps to successfully build a Digital Workspace for Developers
16:20 - 17:05
Johan Van Amersfoort
EUC

Are you experiencing challenges with your developers on your Digital Workspace platform? Well, who isn't?! Virtualizing developer desktops is probably one of the hardest things in EUC. Devs require complex applications, administrative permissions, would like to install their own tools, and might introduce shadow IT (if IT isn't able to help them in a right way). IT, on the other hand, would like to secure everything, use non-persistent desktops where possible, and apply lifecycle managent like they do for every desktop. That sounds like it doesn't compute, right? What if you would be able to do it all? Virtualize your devs, secure them in a modern way, and manage everything like you would like to, but still offer them an AWESOME Developer Experience? In this session, Johan van Amersfoort will showcase what solution ITQ has designed for customers to successfully virtualize developers. In 7 simple steps, using the entire VMware Anywhere Workspace and including many great demos, Johan will show how developers might become your new best friends 🙂

Closing KeyNote
17:15 - 17:45
Jeroen Baert
Keynote

Wat zijn metaverses, waar komen ze vandaan, waarom hoorden we er zoveel over, waarom horen we er nu minder over, wat zijn de problemen/bezorgdheden en wat zijn goeie fundamenten om ze in de toekomst te bouwen en gebruiken? Wat zijn de implicaties voor de manier waarop wij online werken en ontspannen? Hoe scheiden we de interessante toepassingen van de hype en de bullshit?

Closing & prize draw
17:45 - 18:00
Keynote

Cocktails
18:00 - 18:30
Other

Convention 2
Convention 2
Go vSAN
10:40 - 11:25
Gregory Oldyck & Edwin Jager
Core

With vSAN 8 a new architecture for VMware’s HCI solution has emerged: Express Storage Architecture. This new architecture has made it even easier to deploy and manage vSAN clusters. On top of that, availability and performance have improved, and this new architecture opens up different opportunities for innovation in the future. In this session, we will go over everything which was introduced in 8.0 and 8.0 U1, and what the benefits are of implementing this new architecture in your environment!

Rubrik: Concerned About Ransomware Recovery for VMware Environments? Rubrik Has You Covered
11:35 - 12:05
Sponsor

When ransomware strikes, recovery speed is everything. Knowing what data to recover is just as important as always having a clean backup. In this session, learn how you can quickly search for indicators of compromise across your VMware environment and diagnose which files were impacted by a ransomware attack, and where they are located. You’ll also see how you can quickly recover and avoid malware reinfection during recovery.

vSphere 8 CPU Enhancements and the state of Modern CPU Architectures
13:00 - 13:45
Frank Denneman
Core

vSphere 8 contains some fantastic enhancements to make life easier for administrators to deal with demanding workloads. In this session, I will cover the new CPU and NUMA enhancements introduced in vSphere 8 , dive deep into the multi-module chip trend of EPYC and Xeon v4 and review the latest CPU architecture developments, such as the Sapphire Rapids' new onboard accelerators, which can help you guide your data center hardware refresh.

Oracle Cloud - Thinking Outside the Box: Our Distinctive Approach to VMware on the Oracle Cloud (Not Just Another Me-Too Story)
13:55 - 14:25
Sponsor

This is NOT going to be a “Me-too” story! Oracle’s VMware Cloud Solution leverages the Oracle Cloud unique architecture to deliver a VMware solution not only without any technical limitations, but even with capabilities that are unheard of in on-premise datacenters.

Oracle Cloud - Thinking Outside the Box: Our Distinctive Approach to VMware on the Oracle Cloud (Not Just Another Me-Too Story)
13:55 - 14:25
Sponsor

This is NOT going to be a “Me-too” story! Oracle’s VMware Cloud Solution leverages the Oracle Cloud unique architecture to deliver a VMware solution not only without any technical limitations, but even with capabilities that are unheard of in on-premise datacenters.

VMware Community and what’s in it for you
14:35 - 15:20
Vladimir Velikov, Johan Van Amersfoort & Stan Markov
Other

Let’s get practical about VMware Community! Get real-world examples of how joining vCommunity drives product innovation, communicates your ideas and takes you to the next level of your career! Hear how VMware community participation plays out in practice from the perspective of the technologist, CEO, admin, partner and developer.

ePact - A practical guide to implement VMware NSX within your company
15:40 - 16:10
Sponsor

VMware NSX is the final element in a realistic hybrid vision and is driven by a renewed approach to security that makes it more insightful and moves it to a higher, more intuitive level. During our session we'll provide you with a practical guide on how we implement mircosegmation within your company.

ePact - A practical guide to implement VMware NSX within your company
15:40 - 16:10
Sponsor

VMware NSX is the final element in a realistic hybrid vision and is driven by a renewed approach to security that makes it more insightful and moves it to a higher, more intuitive level. During our session we'll provide you with a practical guide on how we implement mircosegmation within your company.

Why to consider vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols) into your next DC storage RFI/RFP and your future storage strategy “tout court”
16:20 - 17:05
Stefan Verbist
Core

This Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solution, delivers an integration and management framework that virtualizes your SAN/NAS. During this session you will gain insight about the vVols concept/architecture and capabilities for your SAN/NAS. Come and understand why by using this Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM) solution on your external storage arrays – whether you are running on SCSI (FC, iSCSI, or FCoE) or NAS protocols – your workloads (VMs / containers) become true first class citizens of your storage array. Join this session and gain more insight on how other customers have embraced vVols, and raise your question(s) on what are the benefits towards your applications, VMs and containers as vSphere/Storage administrator

Convention 3
Convention 3
Troubleshooting NSX-T, A triumph is just a mental hiccup away.
10:40 - 11:25
Robin Van Altena & Bart Oevering
Networking

"When you’re using technologies like VMware NSX, you sometimes run into situations or technical issues that you just couldn’t predict in advance. In this session we’d like to take you along in several situation we encountered in the field supporting NSX at situations. For example, we’ll talk about an environment becomes unresponsive after deleting a single VM, that was already powered-off for weeks. Throughout this session we will explain the situation or problem at hand, our way of getting to the root cause of the problem and we’ll explain the fix or workaround. We have a couple of situations that surprised us, where small, before made, decisions had a huge impact on the outcome."

ITQ - Dev vs Ops - Bridging the gap with VMware Tanzu
11:35 - 12:05
Sponsor

The VMware Tanzu platform can be the perfect foundation for seamless collaboration between Dev and Ops, but only if both teams with their unique perspective join forces. In this session, ITQ explains how together with VMware, partners and the different customer stakeholders we bridge the gap with VMware Tanzu.

Managing your NSX environment with Terraform
13:00 - 13:45
Maarten Van Driessen & Evert Amssoms
Networking

Microsegmentation and network virtualization are 2 key features in VMware NSX. This sounds cool but how do you actually go about managing those features without losing too much time? In this talk, we will discuss how we implemented and manage our NSX environment with Terraform.

Dell Technologies: Protecting your business starts with protecting your data.
13:55 - 14:25
Sponsor

Dell Technologies cyber resiliency solutions provide the highest levels of protection, integrity and confidentiality for your most valuable data and critical business systems. We offer proven solutions and expert services to help build your organizations cyber resiliency against the growing threat of cyber attacks and ransomware. This assurance that you can quickly recover your most critical data and systems after a cyber or other disruptive event.

vSphere Resource Efficiency - Sustainability Now
14:35 - 15:20
Valentin Bondzio
Core

Consolidation, Efficiency and Sustainability have been at the core of VMware solutions for over two decades. In the current economical and political environment, many proven features have been seeing a renaissance in interest and utilization to answer the need for immediate efficiency gains. We will discuss how VMware, vSphere and other solutions are helping with the ask for "Sustainability Now" today, tomorrow and beyond.

The 5 VMware Horizon features you (might) never have heard of
16:20 - 16:40
Wouter Kursten & Hans Kraaijeveld
EUC

In the past we’ve had plenty of times where co-workers share a tool with us that we never hear of. During this session we will share some of the tools that we know about but that some Horizon admins might never have heard of.

NSX Advanced Load Balancer Design
16:50 - 17:10
Harold Preyers
Networking

"The NSX ALB is a new player in the load balancing scene but has been around for some time now. We will take a look into the design and automation options. The purpose of the session is to highlight some of the options possible when introducing the NSX ALB into an organisation."

Executive Club
Executive Club
Honey, I moved the desktop to the cloud
10:40 - 11:25
Jens Hennig & Maarten Caus
EUC

More detailed Elevator Pitch - aka the whole story: Quirky EUC Architect and Cloud Specialist Jens Hennig has been working with cloud workloads since years. In his obsession he exidentially moved all desktops to the cloud. Immediately he reaches out to his partner-in crime Maarten Caus, living next door also a EUC and cloud enthusiast, asking him for help. Together they face incredible dangers and epic battles on their quests around business use cases, architectural challenges and of course costs. Join this epic quest and figure out if they will succeed or face certain doom! This session will be all about Desktops in the Cloud: We will not only cover the different kind of Horizon clouds, but also talk - in a funny way - about the technical as well as business related challenges with them. This session is suited for all audience, as we not only cover basic and business related content, but also go a bit more deeper into challenges and architectural design decisions.

Nvidia: Better together, NVIDIA & VMware. Let’s Drive Innovation
11:35 - 12:05
Sponsor

With this session to get to learn all there is to know about the collaboration between NVIDIA and VMware. You will learn how NVIDIA AI Enterprise can help you and your organization to facilitate AI and ML initiatives with a proper cloud native approach. The NVIDIA AI Enterprise suite allows organizations to build a flexible and scalable platform to develop and deploy AI solutions such as Generative AI, Computer Vision, Speech AI and of course to train you Large Language Models (LLM).

Run your operations like F1 crew to become an IT world champion
13:00 - 13:45
Kate Rychlik & Irina Lentsner
Other

Most car lovers think about trying the F1 experience, both driving and maintenance. What makes it so special? How F1 cars are managed: the engine mapping, tire compound, monitoring the lap times? What new components do we add without exceeding the F1 budget cap? How do we improve on our pitstop time without sacrificing reliability? We are going to show you, how we run the IT operations with VMware Aria in F1 crew style. Deliver the IT services at top speed, guardrail the security like FIA does on a race track and control the costs staying within the budget cap. So it will bring you the IT champion title. This session will show VMware Aria using awesome real live demos.

Google: Show and Tell - VMware Engine
13:55 - 14:25
Sponsor

Google Cloud VMware Engine is one of the fastest and easiest ways to migrate and run your VMware-based applications in the cloud. Join this keynote to learn about how this cloud-native VMware service provides differentiated value for your VMware based applications in the cloud. We'll cover how you can get started with just a few clicks, scale your workloads, and benefit from our highly performant network while lowering your overall TCO. (incl. live Demo)

Will Cross-Cloud Mobility and Application Portability Ever Become A Reality
14:35 - 15:20
Michael Rebmann
Other

Multi-Cloud is a mess. What has started with one or more on-premises data centers, also known as the private cloud, has evolved to a heterogeneous architecture with one or more public clouds complementing an organization's IT landscape, which we call multi-cloud nowadays. The IT industry has realized that the future is not public cloud only but a mix of multiple private and public clouds. And it seems that 'Superclouds' are becoming the answers now to address the multi-cloud challenges we are facing. How can we solve that mess when we already have 75% of businesses using two or more public clouds and 40% have three or more?

Mitigating Multi-Stage Attacks with NSX ATP
16:20 - 17:05
Toon Vandendriessche
Networking

As organizations face increasingly sophisticated and persistent cyber threats, it becomes crucial to adopt advanced security measures capable of detecting and mitigating multi-stage attacks. Many organizations lack full east-west visibility, making it challenging to detect and mitigate multi-stage attacks effectively. This session will focus on of NSX Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP), and through a live hack demonstration, participants will witness how NSX ATP's comprehensive east-west visibility plays a pivotal role in detecting and neutralizing complex attack campaigns.

Executive Room
Executive Room
Disaster Recovery and Kubernetes - What could possibly go wrong ?
10:40 - 11:25
Eric De Witte & Antonio Gallego
Core

Kubernetes and disaster recovery for enterprise customers. as an operator, will my life suck if i’m on call and disaster strikes ? as a developper, how much headaches will i get ?

Make some noise with Aria.
13:00 - 13:45
Alain Geenrits
Automation

"A number of products from the vRealize Suite and CloudHealth were brought together in a new family with the name Aria. Sounds like music to your ears? It should. It is not only about renaming products. Central to the offering is a graph database called Aria Graph. It powers Aria Hub. So what are you saying ? Imagine all those products bringing together metrics they know about objects in your clouds. You are now able to quickly visualise those and look at relations. In the near future it will also give you power over linking in other third party products. It is all in the power of the API. We will discuss and explore the Aria Hub free tier that is already available and look at an overview of the whole suite of Aria products."

The future is upon us, and it’s XR-ING awesome!
14:35 - 15:20
Ann Noussi
EUC

he biz world has been buzzing with excitement as VR devices have taken off like a rocket in recent years. Organizations everywhere are cluing in on the mind-blowing value this cutting-edge tech brings to the table. We're talking immersive training, mind-boggling visualizations, turbocharged productivity, and mind-blowing customer experiences. VR has become the ultimate Swiss Army knife, no doubt about it. But here's the kicker—VR devices come with a whole new way of interacting, like a totally fresh vibe. To really tap into the full potential of VR for biz purposes, organizations need to be able to steer and mold the end-user experience like a pro. Cue the entrance of Workspace ONE UEM, the rockstar solution that effortlessly streamlines the whole shebang. It's got your back when it comes to staging, managing, and deploying apps to XR devices. And wait for it—there's more! Meet Workspace ONE XR Hub, your go-to sidekick for locking down and customizing VR devices to match your wildest dreams. It's got all the fancy bells and whistles, like killer customization options and armor-like identity and access controls. The result? An enterprise experience that's as smooth as silk, no matter what VR devices or apps your crew relies on. Picture a seamlessly integrated and user-friendly oasis for your awesome employees and beloved customers. They'll be grinning from ear to ear. Trust me, it's a game-changer!

Aria Automation - Ask the vExperts!
16:20 - 17:05
Michael Van de gaer & José Cavalheri
Automation

Are you considering transitioning from vRealize Automation 7 to Aria Automation 8? Are you curious what the Aria Automation Features, Enhancements & Roadmap? Or, do you have questions about your use cases and how Aria Automation can benefit in your organization? Join us!

VMUGBE UserCon 2023 Speakers
Lead Solution Engineer
Cloud Automation Consultant
Staff Technical Marketing Architect
Professional Services Engineer / Technical Account Manager
Co-Founder & CEO of Runecast
Senior member of technical staff
Freelance Infrastructure Consultant
Chief Technologist Cloud Infrastructure
End User Computing Architect
Staff engineer in the VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery team
Infrastructure specialist
Customer Sustainability Architect
Network Engineer
Lead Consultant End User Computing BE
Tanzu Emerging Solutions Engineer EMEA
Senior Consultant @comdivision | Founder @vConsultants
Senior Technical Specialist
Solutions Architect Multi-Cloud Management
Senior Solution Engineer, Virtual Cloud Network
Managing Partner
Lead Solution Architect
Science communicator
Consultant
Technologist EUC & AI
Infrastructure Specialist
Staff Technical Account Manager
Sr Manager, Tanzu Emerging Solutions Engineering
Senior MultiCloud Management Specialist Solution Architect
Lead Consultant Automation & Multi Cloud architect
Partner @comdivision | CEO @Workspace-Consulting
Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
Senior Solution Engineer - Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
Senior EUC Solutions Engineer
VMUGBE UserCon 2023 Venue
For this year's event we have chosen EVENT LOUNGE in Brussels as our venue!
VMUGBE UserCon 2023 Sponsors
VMUGBE would not be possible without the support of our incredible sponsors! Thanks again to the sponsors of 2022, we hope to see many again for our 2023 event.