This years vForum is special for VMware in Australia. We are having our 10th birthday. To celebrate the fact, VMware is hosting vForum at Luna Park. There will be plently of fun with customers and vendors showing their support and talking tech. It is great because it seems in Australia and New Zealand our vendor relationships with customers transcend who people work for. We are all good friends and everyone knows everyone. It doesn’t matter if you work for Cisco, Nutanix, Simplivity or NetApp – we all get along like old pals.
If you are attending, I am presenting quite a bit. Here is a shameless plug.
All Access Pass Session 4 – vRealize Automation and NSX Integration
Grant Orchardbrings his VMworld presentation to vForum. Now updated for 6.1, in this presentation we talk about vRA and its touch points into NSX, building templates and multi-machine blueprints, and applying governance to automated network topologies. There is plenty to learn about both products and you will walk away with an understanding of what practical deployments look like and where to use them.
All Access Pass Session 8 – Who can you trust? Leveraging VMware NSX to build Zero Trust Security models
This session is something I am quite passionate about. For a long time we have used many disparate systems to enforce the notion of trusted and untrusted. A while back I wrote about Motte and Bailey castle architectures and the premise was that we inherently trusted what was on the inside. This presentation takes a practical look at trusting nothing on the network, authenticating everything and removing the ‘inside / outside’ from DC networks. Using the Distributed Firewall and automated network services within NSX, you can build a zero-trust network segment that doesn’t leave you guessing about posture and security enforcement. Come see Andrew Babakian (Dual CCIE and all around good guy!) and myself present on this topic.
All Access Pass Session 20 – VMware SDDC and OpenStack
This session takes lessons learnt from the Singapore cloud where VMware’s Nick Bradford built out an OpenStack cloud which drives VMware technologies. OpenStack plus VMware’s HA, FT and vMotion? DRS and more? Driven by OpenStack? Yes please! No longer do you have to worry about LiveMotion under KVM. Use what you know and consume developer focused APIs for self-service, multi-tenant cloud! We discuss the benefits of such a pairing, why, and demonstrate what it can do.
Tech Express Session 7 – Securing your Applications with VMware NSX Distributed Firewall and Service Composer
This short 30 minute tech express session gives insight into why NSX differentiates. Distributed Firewall provides a vNIC level kernel firewall that provides extensive capability for ring-fencing and securing workloads. Coupled with the policy engine of NSX, Service Composer, VMware administrators and network security engineers have an unprecedented ability to enforce workloads. Come see how building security policy is easy when you’re not just using IP addresses and application ports!
Come along and enjoy! Sign up and register, it is free! To view the All Access Pass sessions and take your experience further, purchase a ticket on the vForum website.
vForum Sydney 2014
5-6 November 2014, Luna Park Sydney
General Admission Passes
Sydney Single – Free General Admission
Access All Areas Passes $550 inclusive of GST
Sydney Single – Access All Areas
vForum Briefing Sessions 2014
11 November 2014, Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Melbourne – Free General Admission
13 November 2014, QT Hotel
Canberra – Free General Admission
18 November 2014, Pan Pacific Hotel
Perth – Free General Admission
20 November 2014, Hilton Adelaide
Adelaide – Free General Admission
26 November 2014, Intercontinental Hotel
Wellington – Free General Admission
28 November 2014, Rendezvous Hotel
Auckland – Free General Admission
2 December 2014, Sofitel Brisbane
Brisbane – Free General Admission