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VMworld 2015 Sponsors – Zerto and Opvizor

The final 2 sponsors for vBrainstorm at VMworld 2015 are Zerto and Opvizor!

First up is Zerto!  Zerto says it best with this excerpt from their web site:

Zerto provides enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solutions for virtualized IT infrastructure & cloud.

They not only provide your typical backup of VMs but also virtual replication of VMs to a remote location.  vSphere, Hyper-V and even Amazon Web Services (AWS) is supported by Zerto.  Visit their web site for videos and customer testimonials.

So what is Zerto doing at VMworld?  Zerto is famous at VMworld for “Red Wednesday”!  This is the day that you wear your Zerto Red T-Shirt that you get at their booth to win some great prizes!  I was fortunate enough one year to win some Beats headphones from Zerto.  It is as simple as their prize team spotting you around VMworld and choosing you for a prize!  It really is that simple.  Zerto is also throwing a party and I am super excited about this one.  The are going to have an all female Queen cover band called “Killer Queens”!  I cannot wait to hear some of that!

You can find Zerto at booth #623.  You can also read more about what Zerto has in store at VMworld at http://www.zerto.com/zerto-at-vmworld-2015/.

Finally our final sponsor is Opvizor!  Opvizor provides solutions to monitor the health of your VMware environment as well as monitoring VM snapshots in your environment.  Opvizor says this statement about their solution on their web site:

With Opvizor you control everything you love about VMware, and Opvizor automates all the rest

Opvizor’s Health Analyzer solution analyzes your VMware infrastructure, offer resolutions, provide reporting and help you optimize virtual applications!  Opvizor’s Snapwatcher solution monitors VMware snapshots across vCenter systems, tracks the snapshots, finds invalid snapshots and helps free wasted disk space by fixing broken, old and invalid snapshots.

Opvizor is not going to be at VMworld this year so I highly encourage you to visit the web site for more information: https://www.opvizor.com/

Look for myself (rolltidega), Roger (rogerlund) and Aaron (virtualroads) wearing the shirt below around VMworld!  We can help you find Zerto’s booth on the show floor!  Hope to see you there!

ZertoOp

Early peak at the #vBrownBag TechTalks Schedule at VMworld US 2015

The professionalvmware.com site, the home of the #vBrownBag goodness, has posted an early look at the schedule for the #vBrownBag TechTalks in the hang space at VMworld US 2015.  I wanted to re-post the schedule here to increase awareness of these talks.  If you are going to hang out in the hang space, please come and support this individuals!
(Note:  Info shared from http://professionalvmware.com/2015/08/vbrownbag-techtalks-schedule-vmworld-usa-2015/)

Time   Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
10:30 vExpert Daily vExpert Daily vExpert Daily vExpert Daily
11:00 Edward Haletky @Texiwill 6-Step Program for Hybrid Cloud Edward Haletky @Texiwill Let’s Throw in Some Security: A hybrid
Cloud Security Model
Virtualization Practise Panel Chris Wahl -Scripting and Versioning with PowerShell ISE and Git Shell
11:15 Irfan Ahmad – CloudPhysics – The Unofficial VCDX Toolchest Irfan Ahmad – CloudPhysics – Help! My Dashboards Suck! continued Vaughn Stewart – Run 20% – 40% more VMs per host with Flash Storage
11:30 Michael White – Spotlight on Your Data Kenneth Hui -The Easy Button For Turning Your vSphere Environment Into A Private Cloud Gabriel Chapman – Solidfire – Infrastructure Agility in the Software Defined Data Center Josh Atwell – DevOps with PowerCLI and PowerShell DSC
11:45 Andy Warfield – Coho Data Andy Warfield – Coho Data continued Cody Hosterman – Space Reclamation in vSphere 6
12:00 VMUG LATAM Panel (Spanish) Anthony Spiteri – NSX – An Unexpected Journey VMware Communities Podcast Eric Wright – Getting to the Core with CoreOS
12:15 continued Ken Thomas -One Solution for All: Deploy to VMs and Physical using MDT continued James Brown -Virtual Design Master
12:30 Dave LeClair – Unitrends – Recover Simplicity! Dave LeClair – Unitrends – Is your data protection and DR solution built for a cloud-driven world? continued continued
12:45 Joseph Griffiths – Reference Architecture for Automation Luis Concistre – Horizon View & VMware NSX continued Tim Carr – Versioning deployments with Puppet, R10K, and Git
13:00  Kevin Moats – GPU virtualization in the home lab HP Blogger Briefing Dave Frederick – The Advantages of a Tiered Approach to VM Storage Steve Flanders – The importance of customer experience
13:15 Gina Rosenthal (Minks) – Why you need to #BackThatSaaSUp continued Gabriel Maciel – VMware NSX Architecture and Components Interaction
13:30 Scott Davis – Infinio – Disruptive Storage Innovations and the Impact on Virtual Desktop Solutions continued vBrownBag LATAM Panel (Spanish)
13:45 Scott Davis – cont continued continued
14:00 Jaison Bailley and the vBrisket community continued Paul Braren – Home Virtualization Lab Productivity Tips Hang Space Closed
14:15 Luke Brown – Dinosaurs Didn’t Do DR continued Anthony Chow – Micro-Segmentation – a perfect fit for microservices security
14:30 Craig Waters – Anatomy of an SSD Craig Waters  – How to start a user group (BYOUG) Shruti Bhat – Liuve demo – Running your ESXi workloads in AWS
14:45 Jonathan Frappier and Tim Jabaut – Stop being an “Admin” and learn to embrace “DevOps” Edward Haletky @Texiwill – Proper Use of RBAC to Secure your Virtual Environment John Arrasjid – IT Architect: Foundation in the Art of IT Infrastructure Design
15:00 In Tech We Trust Podcast Speaking in Tech Podcast Geek Whisperers Podcast
15:15 continued continued continued
15:30 continued continued continued
15:45 continued continued continued
16:00 Dennis Bray and Chip Copper – Brocade – NSX based Advanced Network Architecture in SDDC to deploy highly automated IT Service Delivery Elver Sena Sosa and Anuj Dewangan – Brocade -Scaling your cloud network: Building a massively scalable cloud infrastructure with VMware NSX & advanced physical network architectures Tony Foster – Sizing for GPU Workloads
16:15 David Siles – Proactive Data-Awareness Inside Your VMs David Klebanov – SDDC Gone Global with Software Defined WAN Brian Trainor – Automatic” remediation with vRealize Operations
16:30 Michaell Rice – Rackspace – Stop testing scripts in production; Meet vCenter Simulator Luke Huckaba – Rackspace – A distilled version of the SRM talk David Klee – SQL Server Virtualization Gotchya’s
16:45 Michael Rice – Introduction to pyVmomi Michael Rice – YAVIJAVA an alternative Java SDK for vSphere Michael Rice – vCenter Simulator For Functional Testing
17:00 Hersey Cartwright – Using PowerCLI to manage SSH on ESXi Hersey Cartwright – Managing vCenter Roles and Permissions with PowerCLI Hang Space closed
17:15 Eric Wright – Abstract all the things! Simplifying the whole stack James Green, Emad Younis – ”Batman” is Not A Career Strategy
17:30 Cisco Panel Nigel Hickey – The #vExpertSpotlight
17:45  continued Steve Flanders – Quality log messages and how to write them  

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I’m a Delegate at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015

I’m excited to announce that I am a Delegate for Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015

I will be on Monday’s Delegate Panel.

 

What is Tech Field Day?

 

http://techfieldday.com/about/

Our Field Day events bring together innovative IT product vendors and independent thought leaders to share information and opinions in a presentation and discussion format. Independent bloggers, speakers, freelance writers, and podcasters have a public presence that has immense influence on the ways that products and companies are perceived and by IT practitioners. The world of media has changed, with social media and blogging gaining special importance. Our Field Day is an opportunity for tech companies and independent writers to meet, update and discuss products and form new communications.

We provide a valuable forum for engagement, education, hands-on experience, and feedback for vendors. And the attendees get access to the best information, high quality resources that lead to informed, more nuanced discussion about the marketplace.

I have been lucky to been a part of Tech Field Day for a couple years, and find it an increasingly valuable event to be part of.

Below is the Agenda for Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015

Below Content is from http://techfieldday.com/event/evmwu15/

TFD Extra VMworld-300
Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015 August 31–3, 2015
Who: Virtualization
What: Extra
When: Future
Where: San Francisco

 

“For Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015, we will have three different delegate panels, one per day.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Delegates

Delegates are selected by the Field Day Delegate community. For more information on our selection process, please see our page about becoming a Field Day Delegate.

Alastair Cooke @DemitasseNZ
Trainer, Writer, Consultant, Geek. From New Zealand.
Amit Panchal @AmitPanchal76
Technical IT Manager and blogger at apanchal.com.
Amy Manley @WyrdGirl
12 years in IT, vExpert and an automation junkie
Andrew Mauro @Andrea_Mauro
IT Architect with focus on virtualization, cloud and storage
Chris M Evans @ChrisMEvans
Chris is a UK-based consultant with an interest in all technologies, focusing on storage, virtualisation and cloud.
Christopher Kusek @cxi
CTO at @Xiologix – EVP of Engineering, Technology Evangelist, vExpert, EMC Elect, BDA, CISSP, MCT, Cloud, Ninja, Vegan, Single, Father, Cat, Humorist, Author
David Davis @DavidMDavis
David Davis is a well-known author, speaker, and trainer covering datacenter technologies.
Enrico Signoretti @ESignoretti
An IT consultant, entrepreneur and passionate blogger at juku.it (not necessarily in that order).
Eric Shanks @Eric_Shanks
Independent Blogger for theITHollow.com, technical consultant, and Chicago VMUG Leader.
Howard Marks @DeepStorageNet
Storage Analyst Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Joep Piscaer @JPiscaer
Joep Piscaer is an IT architect at OGD ict-diensten, VMware VCDX #101, vExpert 2009, 2011 – 2013, member of the NL VMUG Customer Council and actively involved in the international VMware community. He writes on his blog, VirtualLifestyle.nl.
Keith Townsend @CTOAdvisor
Keith Townsend is the founder of Virtualizedgeek.com and is an IT management consultant with more than 15 years of related experience.
Larry Smith @MrLESmithJr
19 yrs. in IT | 11 yrs. VMware virtualization | VMware NSX Nut
Marco Broeken @MBroeken
Dutch Virtualization Admirer and DaaS Lover, Blogger at www.vClouds.nl
Mark May @CincyStorage
Storage expert, unix curmudgeon, IT nerd, and sporadic blogger
Matthew Leib @MBLeib
Phoummala Schmitt @PhoummalaSchmit
Just trying to survive in IT as a (woman) Sr. Systems Engineer with a focus on Messaging , Virtualization, Storage.
Roger Lund @RogerLund
Roger evangelizes virtualization by night, and is a Sr. System Administration for a call center in the
day.
Scott D. Lowe @OtherScottLowe
Scott D. Lowe is an independent consultant, blogger, and author focusing on issues that affect the CIO and on the virtualization and storage markets.
Shane Williford @coolsport00
Stephen Beaver @SBeaver
Stephen Beaver is the co-author of VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center and Scripting VMware Power Tools: Automating Virtual Infrastructure Administration.
Theresa Miller @24x7ITConnect
Citrix Technology Professional (CTP), MBA and Microsoft Exchange geek. Enjoying blogging and technical speaking.

That’s an impressive list of delegates!

Presentation Calendar

Most presentations are streamed live on this page, at TechFieldDay.com, and at some delegate and presenter web sites. After the event, the following pages contain video recordings of these presentations.

August 31, 2015 12:00-13:00 Data Gravity Presents at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015
Delegate Panel: Amit Panchal, Enrico Signoretti, Larry Smith, Marco Broeken, Mark May,Matthew Leib, Roger Lund, Scott D. Lowe
September 2, 2015 14:30-15:30 Datto Presents at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015
Delegate Panel: Alastair Cooke, Andrew Mauro, Chris Evans, Christopher Kusek, Enrico Signoretti, Keith Townsend, Marco Broeken, Theresa Miller
August 31, 2015 13:30-14:30 Platform9 Presents at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015
Delegate Panel: Amit Panchal, Enrico Signoretti, Larry Smith, Marco Broeken, Mark May,Matthew Leib, Roger Lund, Scott D. Lowe
August 31, 2015 15:00-16:00 Cirba Presents at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015
Delegate Panel: Amit Panchal, Enrico Signoretti, Larry Smith, Marco Broeken, Mark May,Matthew Leib, Roger Lund, Scott D. Lowe
August 31, 2015 16:30-17:30 Velostrata Presents at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015
Delegate Panel: Amit Panchal, Enrico Signoretti, Larry Smith, Marco Broeken, Mark May,Matthew Leib, Roger Lund, Scott D. Lowe
September 1, 2015 12:30-13:30 Primary Data Presents at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015
Delegate Panel: David Davis, Howard Marks, Joep Piscaer, Justin Warren, Phoummala Schmitt, Shane Williford, Stephen Beaver, Theresa Miller
September 1, 2015 15:30-16:30 SanDisk Presents at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015
Delegate Panel: David Davis, Howard Marks, Joep Piscaer, Justin Warren, Phoummala Schmitt, Shane Williford, Stephen Beaver, Theresa Miller
September 1, 2015 17:00-18:00 Reduxio Presents at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015
Delegate Panel: David Davis, Howard Marks, Joep Piscaer, Justin Warren, Phoummala Schmitt, Shane Williford, Stephen Beaver, Theresa Miller
September 2, 2015 13:00-14:00 Violin Memory Presents at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015
Delegate Panel: Alastair Cooke, Andrew Mauro, Chris Evans, Christopher Kusek, Enrico Signoretti, Keith Townsend, Marco Broeken, Theresa Miller

 

I’m looking forward to it! And you can look forward to me having some upcoming posts from me on the presenting companies.

Roger L

See the data, not just the storage with DataGravity

DataGravity @DataGravityInc has revealed what the announced secret gravity sauce is all about. Be sure to check out the press release ” DataGravity Unveils Industry’s First Data-Aware Storage Platform”

“NASHUA, N.H., August 19, 2014 – DataGravity today announced the launch of the DataGravity Discovery Series, the first ever data-aware storage platform that tracks data access and analyzes data as it is stored to provide greater visibility, insight and value from a company’s information assets. The DataGravity Discovery Series delivers storage, protection, data governance, search and discovery powered by an enterprise-grade hardware platform and patent-pending software architecture, enabling midmarket companies to glean new insights and make better business decisions.”

We often see new storage Array’s, with a impressive list of new features. Lets see how this stacks up.

From http://datagravity.com/sites/default/files/resource-files/DataGravity-DiscoverySeries-Datasheet-081714.pdf copyright Datagravity

Looks fairly standard, a nice sharp looking box. But what makes this unique?

Why the fuss? why do we care what is on our storage? With the increasing costs of data, many are looking to what what is taking the space, and using the disk.

“The unstructured data dilemma is growing, and IDC has been predicting technology would catch up to provide an answer to the market demand,” said Laura Dubois, program vice president of storage at IDC. “The DataGravity approach is transformational in an industry where innovation has been mostly incremental. DataGravity data-aware storage can tell you about the data it’s holding, making the embedded value of stored information accessible to customers who cannot otherwise support the cost and complexity of solutions available today.”

Source http://datagravity.com/datagravity-unveils-first-data-aware-storage

“The Digital Universe in 2020″ report, IDC estimates that the overall volume of digital bits created, replicated, and consumed across the United States will hit 6.6 zettabytes by 2020. That represents a doubling of volume about every three years. For those not up on their Greek numerical prefixes, a zettabyte is 1,000 exabytes, or just over 25 billion 4-TB drives.” Source http://www.networkcomputing.com/storage/2014-state-of-storage-cost-worries-grow/a/d-id/1113476

Today companies often lavage things like Hadoop, EMC ESA or new offerings like CloudPhysics to learn what people are using storage for in their environment, or to get data out of the system.

This becomes more complex with Big Data

That’s all great, but how does DataGravity change things?

From http://datagravity.com/sites/default/files/resource-files/DataGravity-DiscoverySeries-Datasheet-081714.pdf copyright DataGravity

DataGravity Discovery Series Demo: End user role-based access

DataGravity Discovery Series Demo: Analyze your file shares

DataGravity Discovery Series Demo: Find Experts and Collaborators

Great, I See some neat features. But what about standard storage features, like data protection? And Data Protection?

DataGravity Discovery Series Demo: Preview, download and restore files

DataGravity Discovery Series Demo: Provision and protect your storage

I’m excited to see this at VMworld. VMworld attendees can see it in action at the DataGravity booth, #1647, August 24 through 28 in San Francisco.

I will be attending VMworld, and Tech Field Day. Make sure to check back to the DataGravity page. http://techfieldday.com/appearance/datagravity-presents-at-tech-field-day-extra-at-vmworld-us-2014/

Lets check out what others are saying about DataGravity

DataGravity – First Look

“Perhaps you’ve heard of DataGravity (@DataGravityInc), or perhaps you haven’t. They’ve been staying pretty quiet about what they’ve been working on. Today, however, they’re dropping the veil. Read on for a look into what you can expect from this exciting announcement!”

by James Green

Why is DataGravity Such a Big Deal?

“DataGravity just released their embargo and my little techie corner of the Internet is on fire. There’s a very good reason for that, but it might not be obvious at a glance. Read on to learn why DataGravity is a Big Deal even though it might not work out.”

by Stephen Foskett

Make sure to check the full articles out.

I hope you enjoyed the write up.

Roger Lund