Software-Defined Data Center Roadshow

VMware in close cooperation with IBM


The strategy of VMware, for the coming years is built on the Software-Defined Data Center. A Software-Defined Data Center is a unified data center platform that provides automation, flexibility, and efficiency to transform the way you deliver IT.

Compute, storage, networking, security, and availability services are pooled, aggregated, and delivered as software, and managed by intelligent, policy-driven software. Self-service, policy-based provisioning, automated infrastructure, and application and business management complete the picture.

The result is a data center optimized for the cloud era, providing business agility, the excellent SLAs for all applications, simpler operations, and lower costs.

Join us together with IBM in our Benelux Software-Defined Data Center Roadshow. We will provide you top-level speakers from both companies to share the vision and give you an in-depth technical insight.

VMware and IBM are pleased to invite you to this free event.

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09.00 - 09.30 Walk-in and Registrations
09.30 - 09.45 Welcome & Introdcution
09.45 - 10.25 VMware - Jeremy van Doorn - Software-Defined Data Center vision
10.25 - 11.10 IBM - Dennis Lauwers - Converged Systems: Beyond the NextGen Data Center
11.10 - 11.30 Coffee Break
Parallel Tracks Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5
11.30 - 12.15 VMware Software Defined Networking IBM Storage Virtualization IBM - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure VMware -SDDC Resource Management IBM PureSystems from vision to solution
VMware - Q&A - Horizon
12.15 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 13.45 IBM - Software Defined Networking VMware SDDC Storage VMware Horizon Suite VMware -SDDC Cloud Computing VMware Q&A SDDC Resource management
14.00 - 14.45 VMware - Software Defined Networking IBM Storage Virtualization IBM - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure VMware -SDDC Resource Management IBM PureSystems from vision to solution
VMware Q&A SDDC Storage
15.00 - 15.45 IBM - Software Defined Networking VMware SDDC Storage VMware Horizon Suite VMware -SDDC Cloud Computing VMware - Q&A - Software Defined Networking
16.00 - 16.45       VMware - Q&A - General with Special Guest IBM Q&A General
16.45 Networking Drink
(*) - 15 minutes for changing tracks

Where and when:

Meet the expert:
During this event you have to possibility plan a private session with one of the IBM and/or VMware experts. The registration page offers the planning features.

Frank Denneman: VMware Resource Management expert
Frank Denneman is senior architect in the Technical Marketing group at VMware®. His focus is on resource management and downtime avoidance, with a specialty in vSphere DRS, Storage DRS, VMware vSphere® vMotion®, and VMware® Storage vMotion®. He is among the first 50 VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX29).

Cormac Hogan: VMware Storage expert
Cormac Hogan is a senior technical marketing architect with the Cloud Infrastructure Product Marketing group at VMware. He is responsible for storage in general, with a focus on core VMware vSphere storage technologies and virtual storage, including the VMware vSphere® Storage Appliance. He has been in technical marketing since 2011.

Kamau Wanguhu: VMware networking expert
Kamau is a Consulting Architect at Vmware and a member of the Global Technical Service, Center of Excellence group. Kamau's focus at VMware is in Cloud Architecture and virtual networking futures. Kamau is also a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX #003) and was involved in a number of VCDX defenses at the beginning of the program. Kamau has also presented and been involved in all VMworlds, some Technical Solution eXchanges, and Partner Exchanges around the world. Previous to working for VMware, Kamau performed infrastructure architecture work for high transaction systems. Follow Kamau on his blog at http://www.borgcube.com/blogs, or on twitter at http://twitter.com/Borgcube_

Mike Laverick: VMware Cloud Infrastructure expert
Mike Laverick role within VMware is Senior Cloud Infrastructure Evangelist. Besides moderator of VMware fora, Mike is an active member within the VMUG. He has been a vExpert for the last three years first receiving the award in 2009 as recognition for his contributions to the Community. He published several books on VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3, vSphere4, Site Recovery Manager and View. Also he was the man behind the virtualization website and blog RTFM Education, where he published free guides and utilities for VMware customers.

Ton Hermes – VMware End User Computing Expert
Ton Hermes is a Senior Systems Engineer at VMware. In his role he is responsible for advising VMware end-users, partners and distributors on technical and strategic developments. Before VMware Ton worked for 15 years in several pre-sales consultancy and solution advisory functions. In the last few years Ton has developed a specialist role on End User Computing.

Tikiri Wanduragada – IBM Puresystems Expert
Tikiri Wanduragala joined IBM in 1984, first working on application software development for the original IBM PC’s. He then worked on new PC systems and compatibility testing. In 1989, he moved to a technical marketing position for high-end PC products, and in 1993 became the EMEA Product Manager for IBM PC Server products, working with the development laboratory on the definition of new systems. Tikiri was appointed to his current position in early 1996 and is responsible for helping position emerging and existing server technologies for key account customers and business partners across Europe.

Geordy Korte – IBM Software Defined Networking Expert
Geordy Korte is an expert in troubleshooting complex technical related problems with a preference for VMware and (virtual) network environments. His specialties are in the area of Networking, Cisco, ADSL, VMware, Linux, Perl and Network Architectures. He is on top of new innovations like Openflow.

Andreas Groth – IBM End User Computing Expert
Andreas Groth has 15 years of IT industry experience and has been evangelizing x86 virtualization since early 2003 and provides pre-sales technical consultancy to clients at senior influencer and CXO level. Andreas worked on the optimization of virtual desktop infrastructures and enablement of cloud computing. In his current role as worldwide community lead and IBM Cloud Ambassador he works closely with the various virtualization vendors and provide consultancy to our key clients in strategy workshops, architectural design engagements or executive client briefings across Europe.”

Dennis Lauwers – IBM Converged Systems Expert
Dennis Lauwers is currently active within the IBM Software Group Benelux, where he is responsible for introducing new innovations into the marketplace. He has been CTO in the IBM business unit Sales and Distribution and has been a technical advisor within the telecommunication and energy & utilities sector. Prior to this he was on a 2 year assignment in the Middle East to startup the Websphere business. Besides being an evangelist of new innovations and solutions he also a teacher for architect methods at IBM. His main expertise are: Telco and Utilities solutions, complex infrastructure solutions, big data analytic solutions, converged systems and cloud computing.

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