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Top 10 (and 1 Bonus) Desktop Virtualization Sessions at VMworld 2015 in Barcelona

Top 10 (and 1 Bonus) Desktop Virtualization Sessions at VMworld 2015 in Barcelona

With VMworld Barcelona right around the corner, the time has come for me to share my personal session schedule with the goal of saving you some time searching in the content catalog. I have noticed that some of these sessions are already almost filled to capacity, so be sure to claim your spot!



I heard something about a vRockstar party. This is a mandatory session. See you there.


1:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Accelerate Implementation of your Hybrid Cloud with Hyper-Converged Software-Defined Data Center Architecture

Join Anil Kapur and Tracy Dedore and learn how to deliver Infrastructure-as-a-service and Virtual-Desktop-Infrastructure-as-a service quickly to your end user customers using a hyper-converged infrastructure Software-Defined Data Center. (HBC6544-QT)

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Why Do We Do IT?!?! Thinking about the IT Outcomes We're All Trying to Achieve?

Is the IT department only playing with toys? According to Edward Dinel probably not! His session is about focusing on outcomes and benefits instead of what you can squeeze out of IT. See how this shift in thinking can change how much value IT brings to the business. (SDDC6405-QT)


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM VMware and the Internet of Things

Something completely different, a breakout session on the Internet of Things one of my favorite topics next to EUC. Join Greg Bollella and Matthias Schorer in this session to learn about what both customers and VMware internally are doing around IoT. (CTO6121)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Deliver High Performance Desktops with VMware Horizon and NVIDIA GRID vGPU

Before VMworld in San Francisco I was already confident that Pat Lee and Luke Wignall would have a solid story on how VMware Horizon 6 with NVIDIA GRID delivers high performance graphics, in Barcelona I’m sure their story will be even better. (EUC5404 )

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Horizon 6 Group Discussion

A Group Discussion by Ray Heffer a good way to join together with peers, guided by a VMware expert, and discuss a VMware key topic as selected by the group. Come to this session prepared to dive in, engage, and share best practices. (EUC6443-GD)


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Architecting Horizon for VSAN, the VCDX way - VMware on VMware

Learn from the best how to go about architecting your horizon on VSAN solution to ensure it will provide the levels of performance your users need, with management simplicity that will keep your administrators happy and a cost that will ensure your project will be a success. This session is hosted by Travis Wood and Simon Long. (EUC4509)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Virtual SAN Customer Panel

In this session Rory Choudhuri and a Panel of Virtual SAN Customers who have successfully deployed and used Virtual SAN in their production environment for different workloads including VDI, Tier-1 Apps, Test/Dev, Remote Offices Branch Offices. Learn about why these customers chose VMware’s hyper converged infrastructure, how they architected Virtual SAN in their environments and get tips on sizing, managing, and monitoring Virtual SAN. At the end of the session, you’ll have an overall understanding of the Virtual SAN use cases and how it is utilized by many customers to manage their costs and operational complexity. (STO5926)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Horizon View Storage - Let's Dive Deep!

Jim Yanik and Michael Cooney have prepared a fun-filled technical workshop wherein attendees will receive a wealth of knowledge on what they say is one of the trickiest elements of a Horizon deployment: Storage (EUC4879).


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM beyond the Marketing: Horizon 6 Technical Deep Dive

Great, a technical deep dive :-). Ray Heffer and Jim Yanik on how Horizon 6 continues to evolve including the end user experience. This session will give a technical look at a lot of features and how they work including vGPU, Virtual SAN, Virtual volumes and end user experience enhancements. (EUC5052)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Hot Topics in VMware Research

Come to this technical session by David Tennenhouse and hear from VMware’s Chief Research Officer about recent research trends and how we see them shaping our industry. Some of the topics to be covered include: the virtualization of heterogeneous computing (GP-GPU, FPGA, etc.); new approaches to building scalable and consistent distributed systems (how to have your cake and eat it too). (CTO6660)

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM A Technical Deep Dive on VMware Horizon View 6.x Performance and Best Practices

An hour filled with in-depth technical discussions on performance testing of new features in View 6.x by Pat Lee and Banit Agrawal, such as 3D Graphics support in RDSH, Windows 10 desktop support, support of all flash, display protocol performance improvements and performance best practices across the entire hardware/software stack. (EUC5802)

All day – everyday

But of course the place to be at the VMworld solutions exchange is booth E142 where the Login VSI crew will be happy to help you with all your questions on VDI, performance, RDSH, virtual users, and more. Hopefully we will have the pleasure to meet each other there. See you at VMworld 2015 in Barcelona!

About the author

Mark Plettenberg (@markplettenberg) is a product manager of Login VSI and has played a critical role in the development and growth of Login VSI. Ask Mark about motorcycle mechanics and breaking/repairing anything and everything that has a power plug.

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