Navigating Your Journey to the Cloud at VMworld 2017

On August 27, Rackspace VMware experts along with industry thought leaders and IT professionals will descend on Las Vegas for VMworld 2017 to gain valuable insight on the latest technology and trends shaping the cloud.

But technology is only one aspect of the cloud puzzle that attendees will be looking to answer. One of the biggest challenges many organizations face is finding the expertise to help them navigate their journey to the cloud. And not just a single cloud, but multiple clouds, across private and public platforms.

As the industry’s leading managed service provider, offering expertise across the world’s leading clouds, Rackspace will bring some of the most seasoned cloud and VMware experts in the industry to VMworld to share their knowledge through executive panel discussions, engaging conversations, demonstrations and reserved closed-doored meetings.

We’ll be discussing and demonstrating how we can help you navigate your journey to the cloud to:

  • Rethink your operations model. Remove the burden of procuring, integrating and operating the hardware and software that powers your business. 
  • Accelerate your path to the cloud. Learn how we enable the delivery and management of VMware workloads onto the cloud, all while ensuring application security, continuity and portability of your mission-critical workloads.
  • Get the most value out of the cloud. Learn how we can help extend your VMware workloads across multiple clouds, benefiting from cross-platform networking, mobility and management, while delivering a consistent security posture across your network, your applications and data.

While at the conference, Rackspace will offer a variety of ways for you to engage with us.

For a personal, in-depth discussion, register for an executive or technical one-on-one meeting with our senior leaders.

Breakout sessions and panel discussions are the foundation of VMworld. Be sure to add these sessions to your agenda to learn how you can get the most from your VMware investment:

  • Breakout Session — Aug 30, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m; How Rackspace is helping customers leverage SDDC to increase the agility and scalability of legacy application lifecycle. [PBO3358BES] Ken Lamoreaux, Principal Architect, Rackspace, and Shanky Chandra Gowri, Senior Manager, Product Management, Rackspace 
  • Case Study — Aug. 30, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m; How VMware NSX is Empowering a Service Provider to Help Customers Achieve and Maintain Industry Compliance. [LHC1753BU] Luke Huckaba, Rackspace VMware Principal Architect and Anand Iyer, PMM, VMware 
  • Tutorial Aug. 29, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m; Reclaim Time Spent on Operations While Improving Quality and Efficiency; Hear from Rackspace and VMware OneCloud Team [MGT2443BU]; Shane Van Bentum, VMware and John Davis, Product Architect, Rackspace
  • Executive Panel Discussion — Aug. 30, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m; Achieving Success in a Multi-Cloud World [LHC3139SU]; Ajay Patel, SVP Cloud Provider Software BU, VMware, Peter FitzGibbon, VP and General Manager, Rackspace 

You can also join us in the Solutions Exchange, at Rackspace booth #528, for thoughtful conversations and demonstrations with our best and brightest VMware experts, including the authors of various VMware books and guides (some of which we are giving away for FREE). And of course, there will be great contests and giveaways to thank you for stopping by.

Unable to attend VMworld this year? No problem.

Whether this is your first time attending VMworld or you’re a seasoned alumnus, Rackspace is looking forward to seeing you there!

Dan Houdek is part of the Global Alliance Marketing team at Rackspace. Dan has a wealth of experience helping Fortune 100 companies, SMBs and entrepreneurial ventures bring their brands to life, connecting them with decision makers and influencers across commercial and consumer markets. Over his career, he has developed an understanding of marketing, sales and operational disciplines first hand, serving as a leader, chief strategist, relationship manager, mediator and producer for some of the world’s most influential brands, including Dell, Microsoft, AMD, Compaq and Cable & Wireless. Although Dan loves technology, he likes to unplug from it all and get lost in a good run with his best friend (his dog Cody), go outdoors camping/canoeing/hiking, or simply being a goofball dad and husband. You can follow Dan on Twitter at @DanHoudek.


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