Critics’ choice: the best theater at VMworld is at HPE Booth 1300

By Bernadina Mickey

This is theater performed by the HPE – VMworld community, but don’t worry. This is about the best “community theater” you’ll probably ever see. No overacting, dropped lines, disappearing props, late entrances, forgotten light cues or Act III sound effects somehow making their way into Act I like you’ll find at the other extreme. I’ve been there many times. You probably have, too.    

 And while you may not necessarily give each of HPE’s theater sessions a standing ovation at the end, you will come away with great information you can use to build or refine at IT environment that fully supports your business.  theater sessions, black metric.jpg

 Meet our matinee idols

HPE will be presenting 18 different theater sessions at VMworld. And while all have award-winning potential, here are five that you should put on your “must see / must attend” list. Note that all will be repeated two or more times to make it easy for you to fit them into your schedule. They are also all presented at HPE Booth 1300:    

  • Transform Hybrid IT with VMware Cloud Foundation and HPE Synergy – You’ll see exactly how to simplify Hybrid IT with the HPE Synergy and the composable infrastructure to run VMware Cloud Foundation and vSAN. You will also learn how to deploy a secure private cloud that is software-driven and flexible to meet your workload demands. Session is held on the following days/times:
    • Sunday, August 26 - 6:00 pm
    • Monday, August 27 - 11:15 am
    • Wednesday, August 29 - 10:45 am 
  • vExperts Panel: HPE's vision for the software defined datacenter of the future - A star-studded cavalcade of HPE vExperts will be onstage discussing the software-defined-datacenter and how HPE is changing the way customers can deliver applications. Note that our vExperts are highly trained specialists who meet VMware’s most stringent certification requirements. Session is held on the following days/times:
    • Monday, August 27 - 1:15 pm
    • Tuesday, August 28 - 1:45 pm 
  • HPE OneView and HPE Storage integrations for VMware (Plug-ins) - Learn how HPE integrations for VMware manage HPE servers and storage inside vCenter and automate provisioning and management tasks with vRO. The session also shows how these integrations with vROPS enable optimal resource utilization and rapid problem resolution and provide log management through vRealize Log Insight. Session is held on the following days/times:
    • Monday, August 27 - 2:15 pm
    • Tuesday, August 28 - 2:15 pm
    • Wednesday, August 29 - 2:15 pm 
  • Unlock the full potential of your data with intelligent storage – Traditional storage was not designed for the complexities and speed required in our edge enabled and cloud connected world.  HPE delivers intelligent storage that is predictive, built for cloud and timeless, enabling business to gain insights from your data and meet ever changing business dynamics. Come to this theater to learn how HPE Nimble Storage and HPE 3PAR – powered by HPE InfoSight – bring unparalleled intelligence to storage to unlock data’s full potential. Session is held on the following days/times:
    • Monday, August 27 - 11:45 am
    • Tuesday, August 28 - 4:15 pm
    • Wednesday, August 29 - 12:45 pm 
  • Best practices for vSphere Virtual Volumes - VMware Virtual Volumes allow creation of storage policies for individual apps rather than entire datastores. As adoption has grown, lessons are being learned on how to get the most out of your VVols implementation. Attend this session, led by one of VMware's foremost VVols experts, to learn the latest best practices. Session is held on the following days/times:
    • Tuesday, August 28 - 1:15 pm
    • Wednesday, August 29 - 2:45 pm  


m, w smiling w laptops.jpgInformation and schedules for the other 13 theater sessions – and all of HPE’s events and activities at VMworld - are available on the HPE – VMworld event site.  

The following blogs also provide great information about HPE at VMworld

I look forward to seeing you there. 

Bernadina Mickey is the Global Marketing Lead for the VMware Alliance, directing all aspects of HPE's global alliance marketing strategy and partner marketing. She is responsible for developing and implementing end-to-end sales and marketing Initiatives and programs. Bernadina has spent most of her 20-year career at HPE in both engineering and marketing roles and understands both the power and importance of this strategic alliance.  You can follow her on Twitter @Bebe_mick and on LinkedIN at

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