VMworld Preview: Top 5 Things To Check Out at VMworld 2013

August 6, 2013 by Diana Nolting
If you thought your schedule was full at VMworld last year, just wait. VMworld 2013 is going to be even more jam-packed with events, sessions and entertainment.  As you get your schedule ready for August 25th – 29th, make sure you save some time for each of the following five things that are sure to be the talk of the party. 

1. We want YOU to join the Zombie Outbreak Recovery Team.

Recovery is no joke, especially when we’re talking about recovering from a zombie outbreak that could impact the safety and security of your mission-critical applications. Stop by Bluelock booth #634 and see if you have what it takes to join the Zombie Outbreak Recovery Team and become a certified zExpert. zExperts will receive a Zombie Outbreak Recovery Team t-shirt and official zExpert button, proof that you will be able to protect your applications back home from the threat of Zombie Outbreak. 
Find out more when you stop by Bluelock booth #634 on the Solutions Exchange Floor at VMworld.

2. OPT5569 – Leveraging Hybrid Cloud to Transform Enterprise IT from a Cost Center to a Revenue Driver 

Traditionally, enterprise central IT has been considered a “cost center”. But, what if you could transform it into a consultative center of customer innovation? 
In this #Ops transformation session Senior VP of Corporate Connectivity and CIO at Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Jeff Ton, and Bluelock Senior Vice President of Business Development, John Qualls, will share the story of how Goodwill developed a theory to classify central IT projects as a way to focus and transform the role of Enterprise IT. 
Central IT is responsible for a number of tasks the rest of the business doesn’t understand or appreciate. In addition to these tasks, IT is also increasingly asked to help the business leverage technology to innovate and better meet the needs of customers.
Don’t miss this session on Wednesday, August 28th from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

3. BCO5431 – Customers and Service Provider's Perspectives on DR Strategy, Tips and Tricks for Private and Hybrid Cloud Environments

If you’ve ever wondered how to design, implement and optimize a DR plan, don’t miss this panel on Tuesday, Aug 27th from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 
Bluelock customer Bryan Bond, virtualization and cloud architect with eMeter, a Siemens Business, joins this panel that will cover both customer and service provider perspectives on DR strategy for private and hybrid cloud environments. Bond has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He is a VMware super fan who enjoys sharing virtualization knowledge and experience in the virtualization community. 

4. Shaken, Not Stirred. A disaster of a party.

Bluelock and Zerto are hosting a joint party at VMworld, “Shaken, Not Stirred”. This disaster of a party will be held at the California Academy of the Sciences on Tuesday, August 27th. Tickets to the party are going fast, so if you want to make sure you’re on the list, contact your Bluelock account representative today. 

5. Register to win The Ultimate Zombie Prize Pack

You don’t go to VMworld for the prizes, but they certainly can be the icing on the cake. Make sure to stop by Bluelock Booth #634 on the Solutions Exchange Floor and register to win The Ultimate Zombie Prize Pack.  
Prize pack includes a garden zombie, zombie mugs, Zombie Combat Manual, zombie crime scene tape, zombie lunch box, zombie car decals and a desk-size zombie figure. 
Just stop by the booth and enter your name for a chance to win all these undead goodies!