See you at VMworld 2019 (Barcelona)

Hola! It is only a month or so to go until VMworld 2019 arrives back in Europe. Yet again, we are back in Barcelona for what promises to be a great event.

I missed VMworld in San Francisco this year – too many things happening on the home front. So I’m really looking forward to getting down to Spain in early November and meeting up with everyone again.

I am involved in 2 sessions in Barcelona. One of the sessions is the HCIBU Spotlight Session, HCI3551KE. I am delivering this with our SVP and GM of the Hyper-converged Infrastructure Business Unit at VMware, John Gilmartin. I’ll be demoing some cool new technology and features coming out of our company at this session. You might ask. “Why should I attend?” Well, let me run this scenario by you, and see if something resonates. Let’s say that your organization has just embraced Kubernetes for deployment and managing of modern or next-gen applications. Of course, the best way to run Kubernetes is in virtual machines, and then the best place to run VMs is on vSphere. So you roll out a Kubernetes cluster as a set of VMs on your vSphere infrastructure for your dev-ops team. Everyone is happy! The first modern app goes live, and everyone is really happy. It’s high fives all round. Then a day or two later, you get a call from the dev-ops team – “Hey, the app isn’t performing as well as expected. Customers are complaining. We think it must be an infrastructure issue as our code is perfect.” Sound familiar? OK – so where do you begin, with all of these different layers of abstraction? How do the components in Kubernetes map to resources in vSphere. Are they all healthy and working properly? This is a big part what I will be showcasing at our Spotlight session. This takes place on Wednesday, November 6th at 11:00am.

The other session I am helping out on is HCI2763BE with my buddy Myles Gray. This is again very much focused on Kubernetes running on vSphere, but we will deep dive into the storage side of things. We will also have a bunch of really cool demos ready to roll here again, some of which are going to be hot off the presses. We think you’ll enjoy it, whether you are already well-versed in Kubernetes, or even if you are just starting out and trying to learn a bit more about it. This takes place on Wednesday, November 6th at 3:30pm.

I’ve also been invited along to the VMware User Group (VMUG) Leader Event, to give you a bit of a talk about my career development. I’ve met a lot of the VMUG leaders over the years, many of which have become very good friends of mine. I’m really looking forward to meeting them and catching up.

On the topic of VMUGs, last but not least, I will be speaking at the Barcelona VMUG event which is being held on Monday, November 4th, at the Porta Fira Hotel close to the VMworld event. This event is once again very Kubernetes focused, and I will be doing an overview of Kubernetes and vSphere storage once again. You can find more details here, including registration details. The event runs from 9am to 12:30pm.

If you are coming to VMworld 2019 in Barcelona, I hope to see you there at some point during the week, even if you are unable to attend one of my sessions. Adiós y cuídate.