Making your Disaster Recovery site a reality with NSX 6.2, Gilles Chekroun , VMware , SDDC, NSX team EMEA

Recovering todays complex multi-tier applications requires the ability to abstract the physical network and automate the recovery of logical networking and security services. A key challenge associated with implementing an effective Disaster Recovery plan is how to ensure that the logical networking and security constructs are maintained following a failure event. This session will cover the role of NSX in the context of a specific Disaster Recovery solution. The session will also provide an update on both the capabilities and caveats in relation to what is possible for Disaster Recovery with NSX. The session will conclude with a demonstration of the full recovery of a 3-tier application in the Recovery Datacenter including the relevant L2 and L3 Topology and Dynamic Routing Configuration.

“Virtual SAN, the story up to 6.2”, Duncan Epping, Chief Technologist VMware

In this session Duncan will discuss the basic fundaments of software defined storage and where Virtual SAN fits in to the SDS landscape. Duncan will explain the basic concepts of Virtual SAN, but also dive a bit deeper in to specific areas where needed to provide a solid understanding. You will learn what was introduced with the latest version of Virtual SAN and you will be given a taste of what is coming for Virtual SAN in the future. If storage has been a pain point in your environment, then this is a session you cannot afford to miss.

“The two most common non-storage performance issues, a deep dive”, Valentin Bondzio (Staff Technical Support Engineer @ VMware GSS, Core Escalations)

We’ll answer the following questions:
– What are P and C states and what is controlled where?
– Why does VMware recommend OS Control over Max. Performance?
– How can I tell whether I’m getting every single last cycle?
– Why does this VM swap _exactly_ ?
– How can I get rid of old swap without restarting VMs?
– What were the changes in TPS over Guest OS and ESX versions and how does it affect me?

Powershell Session : vSphere and DSC – One year later” – Luc Dekens

“DevOps is hot, so is virtualisation with VMware vSphere.
In this session Luc will show the current status of his vSphere Desired State Configuration (DSC) resources.
Using DSC for your vSphere environment will allow you to detect any drift, and take corrective action.
The DSC Configuration files make it easy to place your vSphere configuration under version control.
As an added bonus, Luc will show a script that ‘translates’ your current vSphere environment into DSC Configuration files.”

Horizon 7 – What’s New , Tom Vandenbosch , Sr. Specialist Systems Engineer End User Computing

Some time ago, VMware announced the general availability of VMware Horizon 7. This is a significant release for our flagship product, with improvements across the board—from scalability and user experience to deep technical innovations and improved policy controls. So, let’s dive straight in and highlight the key technical advances this release delivers. Think of Instant Clones, Smart Policies, Content Redirection and much more…

Options for Disaster Recovery in virtual infrastructures, about DR and DRaaS – Viktor van den Berg

“Business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) remains an important topic for organizations, and is on the agenda of CIOs, IT managers and IT administrators. Join Viktor van den Berg to learn more about DR options for vSphere based infrastructures. Viktor will discuss do-it-your-own solutions such as vSphere Replication, Site Recovery Manager and Zerto, but will also look at DR-as-a-service solutions provided by VMware, Microsoft and local providers. Learn about pros and cons, specific use-cases and licensing models. Don’t miss this session if BC/DR is a important topic in your organization!”

Gold Sponsor : Zerto, ‘Disaster Recovery for the Software Defined Data Centre’.

As data centres evolve into software-defined data centres we have to make sure that our disaster recovery solution also evolves into a solution that can adopt to your choice of technology. Besides the fact that data grows exponentially the data also becomes more and more important to the continuity of an organisation, with the growing importance of your data the need to recover beyond the capabilities of your current back-up solution also grows. Learn how Zerto can help you in building the SDDC of your choice and how our always-on replication technology can help you recover data from seconds ago!

Gold Sponsor: NetApp : The All Flash Datacentre – Myth or Reality , Laurence James, NetApp EMEA Product and Solutions Manager and Tom van Mierlo, System Engineer Datacenter at KU Leuven

The First Wave of Flash adoption was driven by spectacular performance gains, however it was used sparingly due to high cost. In the past few years we have seen a steady increase in interest in Flash driving market defying growth. This year Flash capacities will exceed hard Disk Drives and Flash will become viable for mainstream applications. Is the All-Flash Datacentre a reality or a Myth ?In this session you will hear Laurence James, NetApp EMEA Product and Solutions Manager and Tom van Mierlo, System Engineer Datacenter at KU Leuven, discuss

  • The dynamics of the Flash Market
  • The approach of NetApp and their portfolio
  • The experience of a Belgian customer, KU Leuven, who faced the challenge of obtaining rapid access to patient records
  • The deployment of NetApp All Flash FAS (AFF) to improve the performance of databases and virtual desktops

Gold Sponsor Checkpoint : SDDC protection with Check Point vSEC

The protection of SDDC requires new ways of thinking in security and new security architectures and operation models. Check Point will introduce how their vSEC offering adapts to the security needs at SDDCs while keeping the highest NGFW and Threat Prevention protections.

We will also cover a digital customer testimonial during the event

Gold Sponsor: SimpliVity
Data is the most important asset for most businesses. It’s also an asset that cannot be replaced if it’s lost. This is why proactively protecting data to reduce data unavailable and data loss scenarios is of the utmost importance in any storage system. This session will discuss:
• The importance of maintaining data outside of failure domains
• How SimpliVity technically accomplishes this
• A demonstration of these features
• How this has affected our customers’ operations