My Sydney vForum 2010 Agenda

I finally got myself around the agenda for the two fully packed days at the vForum 2010. This event should actually be called VMworld Oceania as VMware is expecting 6,000 people to go through the corridors and sessions at the Darling Harbour Convention Center.

Being a presenter I will be busy, however I will try to blog and bring you a little bit of the event to you. I might even do some video. The sessions I have selected to attend are primarily based on my personal interests, followed by the presenter. Off course this exclude the sessions I’m presenting.

If haven’t yet registered please do so by clicking here.

For the first time, VMware is hosting Lab tutorials. These Labs are the same ones used at VMworld US and Europe; and will be presented to you via PCoIP all the way from the datacenters in US. The Labs will cover everything from virtualized desktop infrastructure, through to vCenter management products and the VMware-powered cloud.

Keep tuned for the Tweet Up at the end of the first day.

Back to my agenda…



10:55 – 11:35

Imagine Virtually Anything – Building a Virtualized Dynamic Datacenter with Cisco, NetApp, and VMware

Jay Kidd, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy and Development, Storage Solutions Group, NetApp

11:45 – 12:25

Cloudy with a chance of latency: WAN acceleration for cloud computing

Steve Dixon – Managing Director, Riverbed Technology Australia / New Zealand

13:20 – 14:00

Virtual Desktop Cloud – The Future Vision of End-User Computing

David Wakeman Sr Product Manager, Enterprise Desktop, VMware APJ

14:10 – 14:50

BMC Solutions for Cisco Unified Computing System

Mark Musselman, Global Client Director, BMC Software

15:10 – 15:50

What’s New in VMware View 4.5 – Where to Deploy and Why

David Wakeman Sr Product Manager, Enterprise Desktop, VMware APJ, and Asanga Wanigatunga Systems Engineer, Enterprise desktop, VMware ANZ

16:00 – 16:40

VMware View Composer: Technical Deep Dive with Tiered storage

Andre Leibovici, Senior Consultant, VMware Professional Services

16:50 – 17:30

Performance Best Practices for vSphere (Advanced Technical)

Scott Drummonds, Technical Director, vSpecialist, EMC Corporation


10:55 – 11:35

Cisco & VMware: Delivering Business Agility, Scaling Datacenter Fabrics with Secure Cloud

Doug Farndale, Regional Sales Manager, Data Centre, Asia Pacific Cisco Systems, Singapore

11:45 – 12:25

Infrastructure Technologies Purpose Built for the Private Cloud – Including DEMO

Chad Sakac, VP, VMware Technical Alliance, EMC Corporation

13:20 – 14:00

Lessons Learned in Deploying and Managing over 2000 View Desktops across Australia

Jeff O’Connor, VMware PSO senior consultant, Enterprise Desktop

14:10 – 14:50

True Datacenter Virtualization with a Fluid Data Architecture

Andy Hardy, Managing Director of International Sales, Compellent

15:10 – 15:50

Experts Exchange: Desktop Virtualization Panel discussion

Andre Leibovici and Jeff O’Connor (VMware PSO), David Lloyd (EMC), John Martin (NetApp) David Wakeman (VMware), Kevin Middleton (VMware Desktop Specialist)

16:00 – 16:40

1.1 Million Zimbra Mailboxes at IInet: Customer Case Study

Mark McIntyre, Territory Manager WA, VMware and Jonathon Lanzon, Systems Engineering Manager, iiNet

16:50 – 17:30

vDS Deep Dive: Managing and Troubleshooting

Trevor Gerdes, Systems Engineer, VMware Australia

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