VMworld 2015: Registration and Session ‘Liking’ Open

There are only 101 Days to go till VMworld 2015 with Registrations now Open and Session voting for this years event going live last week. Skimming through the 1400+ sessions listed on VMworld Site this years event promises to be filled with quality content and great discussion.

The voting process isn’t really voting as such because there is no limit to the number of sessions you can Like…the system as it stands asks for people to select sessions they would find most interesting to attend and this in turn has some bearing on the sessions chosen by the VMware Session Committee. Reality is, it’s extremely hard to get a speaking spot due to the number of submissions and the politics that plays a part in these sponsored events.

http://www.vmworld.com/voting.jspa

With that, This year I have partnered with some great VMware and PernixData folks to have four sessions up for consideration. Filter for Spiteri and you should see the sessions shown below.

I won’t go into too much detail here about the sessions but suffice to say I have teamed up with partners who have assisted myself and Zettagrid over the last 12 months in delivering solutions and products based on VMware and PernixData technologies.

4622: This is the only sessions I submitted by myself and is a cut down version of the talk I gave at the Melbourne VMUG Conference earlier this year…this is a short talk, not a full session.

4800: @pandom_ of the NSBU and myself will talk about how he helped Zettagrid understand and productize NSX and how we went about creating a custom GUI for the NSX Edges for our vCloud Datacenter Products through our automation and provisioning workflows.

4763: I will be joining Jeff and Bala from PernixData to talk about how FVP 2.x has delivered even more performance through its DTF Memory feature and how it changes the game when it comes to decoupling storage.

5378: @g_mulholland will lead a discussion around how Jeff wong from Foxtel and myself both took slightly different paths in choosing VMware VSAN for our respective service offerings.

One last thing to note is that I counted 8 sessions about vCloud Director which is up from the one session last year, so it’s good to see vCD make somewhat of a comeback…however compare that to the 83 that are on NSX and the 94 on vCloud Air you can see the focus has shifted.

I am Looking forward to VMworld in San Francisco and hopefully one of the sessions above gets a look in…would be an honor and a privilege to deliver a talk to my community peers…lets see how it goes!