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What You Need To Know Before VMworld US 2019

Jackson Lucas
Cloud Tech Journalist
Aug. 12, 2019
5 minute read

We’re just two weeks away from the start of VMworld US 2019 and it’s time to start building your session agenda, signing up for learning labs and workshops, and thinking about what types of VMware certifications you should take advantage of while you’re at the show.

Take advantage of the hands-on learning labs

Throughout the show, the VMware team will be offering hands-on labs to help attendees practice their skills, collaborate directly with VMware product experts (be sure to bring along your most difficult technical questions!), and be the first to try new lab content before it becomes generally available online. There are four types of learning labs available to attendees: 

  1. Self-paced labs: Interact with the latest VMware products at your own pace, with product experts in the room ready to assist you if need be. These flexible labs offer 15 to 60-minute consumable modules that you can take incrementally throughout the week. 
  2. Expert-led workshops: These sessions are presented by the VMware product experts who develop lab content, creating an engaging and instructional environment. These workshops require advanced sign-up (register here). 
  3. Lab tours: These 30-minute tours provide an awesome behind-the-scenes peek at what it takes to run one of the VMware labs. Meet with lab creators and engineers to learn more about VMware products and solutions. 
  4. Hands-on labs connect: Check into labs, chat with other attendees, participate in pop-up discussions, and earn CloudCred points for visiting. 

To learn more about this year’s learning labs, check out the content catalog

Walk away trained and certified 

Build the skills and experience you need to design, deploy, and operate your VMware platform. The VMworld training and certification program enables you to realize the full value from your VMware investments—while helping you to evolve your organization and career. 

With training and certification, you can boost your skills on the latest VMware technologies and solutions, gain proficiency in real-world application use, and re-certify or earn a new VMware certification at the onsite certification exam center. 

See if you or your team qualify for any one of the numerous 2019 discounts on VMworld training and certifications

5 multicloud sessions you don’t want to miss

With hundreds of speaking sessions available throughout the show, it can be difficult to choose just a few to attend each day. I browsed this year’s session catalog and picked out the top 5 multicloud sessions I’m most excited about this year (and why you’d be crazy to skip them). They include everything from managing security and reducing costs through RI management to enterprise migration and taking advantage of VMware’s incredible MSP community. 

Check out the 5 multicloud sessions I’ve already penned to my VMworld event calendar

CloudHealth at VMworld US 2019

If you’re attending VMworld 2019, we’d love to meet you! Our team will be hosting numerous workshops and speaking sessions throughout the week, covering everything from managing security in a multicloud environment and best practices for cost optimization to improving resource utilization across your cloud infrastructure. 

You can find members of our team presenting on the CloudHealth Platform inside Cloud City (attendees can find Cloud City on the second floor of Moscone West from Sunday-Thursday), giving in-depth platform demonstration alongside VMware Secure State at the Solutions Exchange in the VMware Village, and in 9+ speaking sessions throughout the show (content catalog here, filter via ‘Multi-Cloud’).  

Interested in giving your opinion on our platform user interface? Members of our UX team will also be onsite throughout the show looking for feedback on the CloudHealth Platform (including new features and modules not yet made generally available!). 

Two cloud events for the price of one!

By purchasing a full conference pass to VMworld 2019, you can also gain access to CloudLIVE, the industry-leading multicloud conference dedicated to transforming and scaling businesses in the cloud. This three-day event brings together 400 cloud leaders with the shared mission of harnessing the power of the cloud to fuel innovation. If you haven’t purchased your VMworld 2019 ticket yet (don’t worry, you still have time!), simply use the code CLOUDLIVE upon registration to receive a free pass to this year’s CloudLIVE event in September. If you missed this promo earlier and have already registered for VMworld, don’t worry - forward your VMworld confirmation to info@cloudlive.com, and we’ll follow up with your complementary CloudLive registration code.