Join Me At The Indianapolis VMUG Conference!

Join Me At The Indianapolis VMUG Conference!

July 8, 2016 0 By Eric Shanks

Join me on July 20th in Indianapolis Indiana for a day of fun and learning at the annual Indianapolis VMware Users Group Conference! For those of you not familiar with VMUG, its an independent customer-led organization created to maximize members’ use of VMware and partner solutions through knowledge sharing, training, collaboration and events. VMUG is the largest organization worldwide focused on virtualization users. Don’t worry if you just want the day off from work, that’s just one of the benefits, but BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR FREE HERE:


VMUGs are available all over the world, but the Indianapolis VMUG conference is one of the largest. There will be opportunities to learn from peers, partners and industry experts throughout the day through panels and sessions. Be sure to get their early to listen to the Keynote provided by yours truly, entitled “You Spilled Your Cloud in My DevOps.” The Full Event Schedule can be found below, or on the Indy VMUG event page. There is also an app for Android and iPhone so you will always know the updates on the day of the event.

Event Agenda

7:45 AM – 8:20 AMRegistration | BreakfastRegistrationSagamore Ballroom Foyer
8:20 AM – 8:35 AMVMUG WelcomeGeneral SessionSagamore Ballroom 1-3
8:35 AM – 9:00 AMVMware Update – Adam Eckerle, VMwareGeneral SessionSagamore Ballroom 1-3
9:00 AM – 9:45 AMKeynote Presentation: You Spilled Your Cloud in My DevOps – Eric ShanksGeneral SessionSagamore Ballroom 1-3
9:45 AM – 10:10 AMBreak | Mingle with Partners | Demo ZoneBreakSagamore Ballroom 4-7
9:45 AM – 1:00 PMUserCon Career ConsultCommunitySagamore Ballroom 4-7
10:10 AM – 10:50 AMConverged Platforms, Building Blocks for the Modern Data Center, EMCData Center Management 201
Achieving Cloud-Based IT Resilience for Virtualized Environments – Mike Dupuy, AxcientHybrid Cloud & Emerging Technologies202
First Look @ vRealize Network Insight, Formerly Arkin – Sean O’Dell, VMwareNetworking & Security203
Demystifying Backup – 4 Tips When Considering a Backup Solution, Hewlett Packard EnterpriseStorage & Availability204
18 Things NOT To Do with Your vSphere Backups – Joe Morton, VeeamvSphere & Virtualization205
vCenter 6.0 Deployment & Availability – Adam Eckerle, VMwarevSphere & Virtualization206
 vRealize Suite Standard: Intelligent Operations – Jack White, VMwareData Center Management208
Community Session: SaaS is an Important Part of Your Cloud Strategy – Gina RosenthalCommunity209
10:50 AM – 11:00 AMBreak | Mingle with PartnersBreakSagamore Ballroom 4-7
11:00 AM – 11:40 AMVirtual Volumes Backstory and Benefits – Andy Banta, NetApp SolidFireData Center Managment201
What Is Your Cloud Strategy? – Jason Nizich, Data StrategyHybrid Cloud & Emerging Technologies 202
Addressing Latency, IT’s Menace – Brent Earls, MirazonOther203
Five Requirements of VM-Aware Storage – TintriStorage & Availability204
State of the Union of Converged Infrastructure – SISOther205
Troubleshooting Storage Performance – Adam Osterholt, VMwarevSphere & Virtualization 206
The Practical Path Using VMware NSX – Brad Christian, VMware 208
Community Session: Design Fundamentals – Building a Solid Foundation for Your EUC Environment – Sean MasseyCommunity209
11:40 AM – 11:50 AMBreak | Mingle with PartnersBreakSagamore Ballroom 4-7
11:50 AM – 12:30 PMThe Application-Centered Approach: A Primer to Modern User Environment Management – Sean Massey, AHEADEUC Desktop Virtualization201
Why You Need DR – Greg Reasner, ZertoData Center Management 202
Mastering PowerShell to Call RESTful API Endpoints – Chris Wahl, RubrikHybrid Cloud & Emerging Technologies203
BYOD, The Silent Digital Disruptor – Scott DeShong, PresidioOther204
Top 10 Things You MUST Know Before Implementing VVols – 2016 Edition, Hewlett Packard EnterpriseStorage & Availability205
Virtual SAN 6.2 Technical What’s New – Josh Fidel, VMwareStorage & Availability206
Community Session: Tales from the Trenches: Upgrading to vSphere to 6.x – Paul Woodward Jr.Community209
12:30 PM – 1:00 PMLunch | Mingle with PartnersLunchSagamore Ballroom 1-3
1:00 PM – 1:50 PMLaughs Over Lunch with Comedian Don McMillanGeneral SessionSagamore Ballroom 1-3
1:50 PM – 2:00 PMBreak | Mingle with PartnersBreakSagamore Ballroom 4-7
2:00 PM – 2:40 PMVMs, Containers, and Cloud, Oh My! Controlling and Automating Your Stack and the New Stack, VMTurboData Center Management201
Cryptolocker, DR, and End User Oopsies: All in a Minute’s Work, SimpliVityHybrid Cloud & Emerging Technologies202
Hyperconvergence in Secondary Storage for VMware Environments, CohesityOther203
Introducing Cisco HyperFlex – Next Generation Hyperconverged, CiscovSphere & Virtualization204
Beyond the Hypervisor. When, Where, and How Flash Improves SAN, SDS, HCI, and Cloud, SanDiskOther205
Performance Best Practices for vSphere – G. Blair Fritz, VMwarevSphere & Virtualization206
Enabling Faster Application Delivery and Unified Management with VMware App Volumes – VMwareEUC Desktop Virtualization208
Community Session: The Evolution of iSCSI and VMware – Andy BantaCommunity209
2:40 PM – 3:20 PMBreak | Mingle with PartnersBreakSagamore Ballroom 4-7
2:40 PM – 3:00 PMIndy Bacon WalkBreakSagamore Ballroom 4-7
3:00 PM – 3:20 PMPartner Giveaways | Exhibits ClosedBreakSagamore Ballroom 4-7
3:20 PM – 4:00 PMSimple and Secure with Dell Wyse – Cloud Client Computing, Dell Client Cloud ComputingEUC Desktop Virtualization201
Virtually In-Scope – Securing PCI Workloads for Hybrid Cloud, Trend MicroHybrid Cloud & Emerging Technologies202
How to Protect Your VM Environment from Ransomware – Unified Recovery in Minutes for Backup/DR, QuorumHybrid Cloud & Emerging Technologies203
What’s New in Log Management and Analytics with vRealize Suite 7 – Jack White, VMwareData Center Management206
Highly Secure Horizon View and NSX Design – Brad Christian, VMwareEUC Desktop Virtualization208
Automatically Deliver VMware Services to the Right Users, at the Right Place, at the Right Time – Thomas BrownCommunity209
4:00 PM – 4:05 PMBreakBreakSagamore Ballroom 4-7
4:05 PM – 5:00 PMClosing Reception & Giveaways sponsored by VMware NSXReceptionSagamore Ballroom 1-3


Don’t forget there will be plenty of vendors there giving away free stuff and performing demos as well. A large group of partners will be on hand to answer questions and get you familiar with other solutions in the ecosystem. You can’t help but to learn something new.


One last thing, there will be a group of industry experts on hand to provide career advice to anyone who is looking for some. Are you not sure what to do next? Are you confused about the direction the industry is heading? Stop by and talk to one of the consultants and get a professional headshot photo as well. Great for your Linkedin page for sure.




Indianapolis Convention Center
100 S. Capitol Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46225


Wednesday July 20, 2016

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.