Getting the Most From Your VMware Investment: Hands-On Workshop

Register today for a complimentary, limited-seat, hands-on workshop on extending VMware to the cloud.

Previous Rackspace::Solve workshops have included deep dives into AWS Microsoft Azure and OpenStack. Join us June 5 for our VMware Workshop.

If you’re like most organizations today who have invested in VMware, you’re probably taking a deep look at how to modernize your infrastructure to support digital transformation and your move to the cloud, while leveraging as much of your existing VMware investment, knowledge and tools. But where do you start?

Well, you’re in luck. Rackspace and VMware are hosting a complimentary half-day workshop in Philadelphia on June 5. This interactive, hands-on workshop will explore the transformational impact of the software defined datacenter and how you can get the most from extending your VMware investment to the cloud.

Tap our pros to solve your most complex cloud challenges

With more than a decade of planning, architecting, deploying and managing VMware workloads in the cloud, Rackspace has hundreds of certified VMware experts who work closely with customers every day to uniquely craft the right VMware solution for their specific business needs.

Two of Rackspace’s senior VMware experts and principal architects, Luke Huckaba and Ken Lamoreaux, will lead attendees through discussions and demonstrations in guided hands-on sessions, including:

Software Defined Storage with VMware vSAN

VMware vSAN is changing the way enterprises deploy and manage the storage that powers their private clouds. Rackspace VMware experts discuss the economics and management of VMware vSAN and how it compares with traditional enterprise storage solutions.

Software Defined Networking with VMware NSX

VMware NSX has become the key that unlocks the full potential of SDDC. Rackspace VMware experts discuss how NSX is radically changing how enterprises deploy and manage networks within their private clouds and walk you through advantages VMware’s software-defined networking solution.

DR with VMware Site Recovery Manager

Is your data properly protected in the event of a natural disaster, ransomware or other malicious attack? Experience a disaster recovery scenario solved using VMware Site Recovery Manager and vSphere replication, including a how-to discussion on configuring vSphere replication and SRM recovery plan to achieve your goals and a demonstration of SRM at work.

What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.5

VMware vSphere 6.5 is the next-generation infrastructure for next-generation applications. Customers can now run, manage, connect, and secure their applications in a common operating environment, across clouds and devices. This talk will discuss the new and enhanced features in vSphere 6.5 across various areas of technology.

If you’re looking to preserve your investment in VMware while extending your datacenter to the cloud and taking advantage of new capabilities offered by VMware SDDC, reserve your complimentary seat to the Rackspace::Solve VMware Workshop today.

If you’re unable to make it, click to learn more about Rackspace’s portfolio of VMware solutions.

About the presenters:

Ken Lamoreaux is a Principle Product Architect at Rackspace leading the VMware Cloud Practice team to develop Hybrid Cloud solutions based on VMware products. He has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry providing specialized solutions to fit customer needs with a focus on VMware technologies. Ken continues to drive technical innovation in private cloud platforms at Rackspace based on vSphere, vSAN and NSX. Ken has also been a regular speaker at VMware events including VMworld in the U.S. and Europe, vForum and VMware User Groups.

Luke Huckaba is a Principle Architect at Rackspace, a 2015 vExpert, Virtualization Architect and specializes in VMware products and works heavily in the Site Recovery Manager product. He is a VMware Certified Professional, writes custom automation PowerShell/PowerCLI scripts, was the first user presenter at the San Antonio VMware User Group and now the SATXVMUG lead. Before finding his way home to Rackspace, Luke was an Infrastructure Architecture Engineer focusing on a robust disaster recovery solution and resilient VMware infrastructures. Luke has also collaborated with other VMware users around the globe to help build solutions in others’ environments.

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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