Let’s Prepare for VMworld 2021

VMworld is one of the biggest Enterprise-IT events in the world. This year, unfortunately again like last year, an online only event. It will take place from 5th to 7th October and will be packed with over 1000 sessions covering both traditional and innovative topics on what is important in the IT sphere.

VMworld 2021 Theme

Why Should You Attend?

VMware is the spider in the multi-cloud universe, with already a long success story in the on-premises world. Offering supreme software for complex IT challenges, fulfilling crucial requirements for companies around the globe. Here you receive, first hand, what the new and hot topics in the IT world are through the lens of VMware. Just awesome, everybody is on the same page, learning, connecting and being inspired!

How to Register?

First, click on the link and create a VMworld 2021 account. This is done in a few minutes and worth the time. After that, you can directly register and choose your type of your VMworld Pass. On one hand, the free pass will suffice for everyone who wants to get a taste. Don’t worry if you register with the free pass at first you have always the possibility to upgrade to Tech+ Pass later.

Free version of VMworld

On the other hand, you can upgrade for $299 to get access to everything the event has to offer. See for yourself what it contains.

Get your upgrade for $299

For the complete escalation from 5th October to 5th November, I recommend you order additional certification vouchers. Prepare for the exams, test your knowledge and raise your market value. Last year, I renewed my VCP-DCV (VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization) and earned the Double VCP badge with VCP-NV.

50% rebate on certifications

Find out more about all the different certifications by clicking on the link. There is also a new track called Application Modernization, with a new VCP!

Content Catalog Guide

After registration, you get access to the content catalog with about 1000 sessions.

  • Please use the filters, scrolling through all 1000 sessions may overwhelm and exhaust.
  • If you are new – you may stay on level 100.
  • Add the sessions to your favorites by clicking on the heart symbol.
  • Use the session builder opening on 8th of September to schedule your sessions.
  • Click on the session name to display its full details.
  • Some sessions are on demand. So choose when to watch them yourself!

Next Year I Will See You in Barcelona

Let’s celebrate the following announcement in the official FAQ:

I think we are all fed up with the pure online meeting overflow. Nevertheless, let’s enjoy this cornerstone event and hope for a more human year of joy and restoration in 2022!

Have a nice time and stay healthy.

Last Call For VMworld 2020

This year everything is different, we all have to adapt, improve and overcome the various new challenges. So this year’s VMworld adjusted too. The event starts tomorrow and won’t be hosted on premises in the USA and Europe but exclusively online – featuring world-class tech experts from 29.09. until 01.10.2020.

Let’s focus on the benefits:

  • It has a free part and thus is available for a broader audience
  • No exhausting travel
  • Easier to extract content and create notes

Over 100k people already registered, this is huge.

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VMWorld Barcelona 2017 – DAY 1 and DAY 2

Hi folks,

arrived on Sunday via plane in Barcelona with about a hour delay due to high load at Barca airport. Check in at SB Plaza Europe around 11 pm. The location of the hotel is very nice. The Fira Grand Via (the fair where the VMWorld takes place) is in walking distance.

Next day I was very excited to take part at VMWorld for the first time. Got up very early and did a small workout in the fitness center at the hotel. Went for breakfast and again the coffee was the game changer. In addition the weather was awesome. Therefore I used the remaining time to go to the roof and shoot a picture that makes you jealous.

tldr? -> go for the pictures

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Mammutmarsch – Munich – August 2017 – 100km

Hi there,

got a new announcement for you.

Next month on Saturday the 05.08 I will attend a mind boggling 100km walk called Mammutmarsch. At some point i try to run a part of the distance. In any case the time limit is 24h. Registration is still open if you like to participate :).

Start and finish is in Munich and I will pass by two major lakes in Bavaria, Starnberger See and Ammersee. Challange accepted!

Furthermore the next defiance will be the Bodensee marathon on 16th September. Two days after the VMWorld, the excellent balance.

Pictures will follow.

Best regards

Nicolas Frey

 

 

Netapp Technology Forum Bavaria

 

Hello everbody,

last week on Thursday I attended a very nice event in the WWK – Arena in Augsburg. The host was Netapp and a lot of topics in form of presentations were covered. In addition I met a lot of sympathetic people.
I participated in various sessions and I listed the key facts of my favourites below:

 

Hardware and ONTAP 9.2

  • 32Gbit Fibrechannel SAN
  • 40 Gbit with 4x10Gbit break out connection
  • Hotplug Storage Controller – adding more performance – live
  • New ONTAP long term support release Modell -LTS (up to five years) and non LTS versions
  • NVE – Netapp volume encryption
  • Efficiency features
    • Aggregate (former volume) inline deduplication
    • Replication ( remote site needs more storage if inline data efficiency features are not supported )
    • Data efficiency features performance impact <10%
    • Opportunistic in nature – adaptive dedup
  • Fabric pool -> Capacity Tier -> Public or private cloud
  • QoS features in SAN
    • Min – max throughput per LUN
    • IOPs per LUN
    • Just in SAN

DevOps and Container

  • Concepts of app operation and software development
  • Standardize – consolidate – virtualize – automate – orchestrate
  • Digital innovation and transformation
  • DevOps:
    • Plan -> Develop -> Release -> Monitor -> Repeat
    • OSIMM
  • Non dynamic historic concepts replaced
  • For example: Apple release cycle – just a small part of users impacted
  • API SDK REST – Integration of common tools
  • Software defined infrastructure – environmental snapshots
  • DevOps as process of operation and development of infrastructures
  • New Job holders like “Site reliability engineer” (Google)
    • >50% Infrastructure
    • Predominant app developer
  • Container – differences to the traditional way (monolithic applications)
    • Micro services
    • Meshed over REST
    • IP based
    • Sufficient performance available nowadays
    • Can be upgraded independent
  • Concept of load balancing a.k.a horizontal scaling
  • For example: Google search engine
  • Containers are not virtual machines
  • Data storage out of the container
  • Container orchestration:
    • Kubernetes ‘k8s’
    • Dockerswarm
    • Mesos
  • Dynamic vs. persistent provisioning

GDPR – General data protection Regulation

 

  • GDPR called EU-DSGVO in Germany
  • Replaces the German “Datenschutzgesetz”
  • Affects every company which handles European personalised data or does Business with European companies
  • Will come into force on 25.05.2018
  • Save Harbour -> Privacy Shield -> GDPR
  • Company’s need additional personnel which are responsible – data protection Officer – privacy officer
  • Punishment for data leakage: up to 4% of yearly revenues or 20 million euros
  • Authorities must be informed within 72h
  • Everybody has the right to be forgotten
  • Data lineage
  • Physical location of the data must be documented
  • Data migration must be possible from one to another provider ( standardized file format, machine readable)
  • Concept of pseudonymization will be important
  • Encrypted data breach may not necessarily be reported to authorities
  • Code of conduct and certifications
  • Usage of hardening guides

Ontap and Cloud


Control of Hybrid Cloud

VMworld 2017 Barcelona – confirmed!

Hello everybody,

great news, this year I will be able to attend the VMworld for the first time, held from 11.09 until 14.09.2017 in Barcelona. Last year visitor count was about 20000 and Empire of The Sun was rocking the vmworld party :).

I am looking forward to take part at some fascinating speeches, speak with experts and investigate the newest innovations in the vmware universe.

Besides that I am very interested in discoverning the newest products from this years sponsors like Dell EMC,  Intel, Veeam, Fortinet, Nvidia and QNAP.

Twitter will be used during the event.

After the exhibiton you will get a full report about the key facts, also I will try to take some nice pictures.

Maybe there will be an participation in an other big event, stay tuned for another disclosure.

 

Best regards,

Nicolas Frey