Many of you have been to one, but never in Minnesota! Due to popular demand, the "Super VMUG" concept is coming to Minneapolis for the first time!
You may ask, what is a Super VMUG? Well, a Super VMUG is similar to a mini-UserCon. We will be holding this VMUG event at Hennepin Technical College from 9AM to 4PM on Thursday, September 13th. Attendees will enjoy a keynote, lunch, and 18 breakout sessions (including six from VMware Engineers, six community sessions, and sponsor presentations from Pure Storage, Tegile/Western Digital, Datrium, Veeam, Arctic Wolf and Virtual Instruments).
Also sponsoring the event are Heartland Business Systems, Works Computing and Rubrik.
We will also be giving away some fantastic home lab equipment (more to come on that).
Register today for this amazing event!
Super VMUG Agenda:
8:00AM - 9:00AM - Registration
9:00AM - 9:10AM - Welcome by Minneapolis VMUG Leaders
9:15AM - 9:50AM - Morning Keynote -- Aaron Sweemer, SE Director for VMware Cloud on AWS Specialists. "VMware Cloud on AWS - What's New and a Sneak Peek at what we are working on"
9:50AM - 10:05AM - Vendor Expo Opens
10:05AM - 10:45AM - Breakout Block 1
- "Datrium, the Ultimate VDI Platform" by Simon Long, Solutions Architect and Double VCDX with Datrium
- "Detection and Response: Being Cyber Secure in a Virtually Connected World" by Bryan Van Den Heuvel
- "Industry Best Practices: App-centric Infrastructure Performance Management" by Nick Bissett with Virtual Instruments
10:50AM - 11:30AM - Breakout Block 2
- "What's New with vSAN" by VMware Systems Engineer Ken Osborn
- "NSX microsegmentation: What's new and how to get started" by VMware Systems Engineer Luke Hoffer
- "What's New in vSphere 6.7" by VMware TAM Julie Roman
11:35AM - 12:15PM - Breakout Block 3
- "Current State of our VMware Cloud Foundation Journey" - by Dustin Plank from Nol-Tec
- "My trudge through IT Burnout and the fight to keep it at bay" from Eric Lee, Leader of Kansas City VMUG
- "Top 5 Reasons Why Customers Deploy VMware with WD IntelliFlash" by Stephen Anderson, Alliance Director at WD Tegile
12:15PM - 1:25PM - Lunch - Vendor Expo
12:50PM - 1:25PM - Afternoon Keynote - Industry Analyst Greg Schulz -- "Next Generation Hybrid Software Defined Data Infrastructures Are In You Future"
1:30PM - 2:10PM - Breakout Block 4
- "VVol Deep Dive" by Cody Hosterman of Pure Storage
- "What's New in Veeam 9.5 Update 4" by Nick Vannelli at Veeam
- "What's New / Deep Dive on VMware Cloud on AWS" by Adam Osterholt, Systems Engineer from VMware
2:15PM - 2:55PM - Breakout Block 5
- "Troubleshoot and assess the health of VMware Environments with Free Tools" by Paul Woodward, Jr.
- What's new with vRealize Operations by VMware Systems Engineer Phil Balfanz
- Women in Tech Panel by Indianapolis VMUG Leader Lindy Grady
- Panelist: Susan Gudenkauf - Worldwide Cloud Strategy / VCP#1 at VMware
- Panelist: Casey Gordon - CIO at Saint Benedict College & Saint John's University
- Panelist: Mackenzie Meier - Systems Engineer / EUC Champion at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls
- Panelist: Julie Roman - TAM at VMware
2:55PM - 3:20PM - Break / Vendor Expo / Vendor Prizes at 3:15PM
3:20PM - 4:00PM - Breakout Block 6
- "Provisioning the right way with Terraform" by North Dakota VMUG Leader Kellan Damm
- "Automate Yourself out of a (backup) job" by Austin, TX VMUG Leader Joe Houghes
- What's new in EUC at VMware and the Value of IDM in EUC by VMware EUC Specialist / Systems Engineer Arthur Ashmann
4:00PM - 4:15PM - Conclusion / Prizes!