Tapas and Kubernetes: What to See and Do at VMworld 2019 Europe

October 24, 2019 Marissa Bosché

Whether you’re new to Kubernetes or you’re hungry for more advanced discussions, VMworld 2019 Europe, 4-7 November, has a jam-packed Kubernetes schedule with something for everyone. With more than 80 breakout sessions, expert roundtables, and hands-on trainings, Kubernetes activities are set to steal the show in Barcelona. Read on to learn more about all the Kubernetes activities in store for you.  

Get a Preview of Our Brand New Offering: VMware Tanzu

We’ll be going in-depth on how VMware Tanzu will change the way you work. Register for the sessions below to get a first look:

Showcase Keynote: VMware Tanzu and Your Kubernetes Journey [MOD3543KE]

VMware Tanzu has been introduced to transform the way enterprises build, run, and manage applications on Kubernetes. This session will focus on making the best use of Kubernetes to address the needs of both operators and developers. We will explore the elements of a modern software supply chain—digging into both Bitnami and Pivotal. Then we’ll define the impact of Project Pacific, our effort to embed Kubernetes in vSphere to give operators a platform to manage applications and developers self-service access to resources. Finally, we’ll provide an early look at VMware Tanzu Mission Control to manage all your Kubernetes clusters across environments with complete consistency. This keynote is led by the creators of Kubernetes, punctuated by customer stories, and packed with new technology previews.

Wednesday, 06 November, 14:00 - 15:00


Craig McLuckie, Vice President R&D, Cloud Native Apps, VMware

James Watters, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Pivotal

Eryn Muetzel, Director, Product Management, VMware

Managing Clusters: Project Pacific on vSphere & Tanzu Mission Control [KUB1851BE]

Whether you're planning to use Project Pacific to run Kubernetes on-premises in one data center, in multiple data centers, or in a hybrid-cloud environment, you'll most likely have more than one Kubernetes cluster to manage. In this session, VMware product managers will help you understand how your organization can use Project Pacific and VMware Tanzu Mission Control together to consistently and scalably enforce critical policies—like quota, access, networking, security, and backup policies—across multiple clusters running on vSphere, as well as in a hybrid- or multi-cloud environment. At the end of this session, you'll learn how, with both of these solutions together, you can safely enable developer self-service access to Kubernetes clusters across multiple data centers and multiple clouds, and help your application teams adopt DevOps and DevSecOps workflows to ship software faster.

Wednesday, 06 November, 11:00 - 12:00


Tasha Drew, Product Line Manager, VMware

Fabio Yeon, Sr. Staff Engineer, VMware

Eryn Muetzel, Director, Product Management, VMware

Run Kubernetes Consistently Across Clouds with Tanzu & Project Pacific [KUB1840BE]

Modern, containerized applications running on Kubernetes often run in a hybrid-cloud environment or across multiple clouds. Without consistency across those environments, enterprises with hundreds or thousands of modern apps will face a lot of complexity. That's why we've introduced VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid to provide you with a common Kubernetes distribution across those environments—vSphere (with Project Pacific), VMware Cloud on AWS, private cloud, public cloud, and edge—that includes common lifecycle management, so that you can empower teams to build scalable, highly resilient applications, without worrying about inconsistencies in provisioning, upgrading, and deleting clusters across disparate environments. In this 200-level session, you'll learn more about VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid; how it's built into Project Pacific; and how you, as VI admins and systems engineers, can consistently and easily manage the lifecycle of Kubernetes clusters running on vSphere as well as across multiple clouds.

Thursday, 07 November, 15:00 - 16:00


Tom Spoonemore, Product Line Manager, VMware

Ross Kukulinski, Product Line Manager, VMware

Michael West, Technical Product Manager, VMware

VMware Kubernetes Portfolio: Make the Best Use of Kubernetes [KUB1098PE]

Enterprises across industries and the globe are rapidly adopting Kubernetes for app modernization. As they start down this path, they must navigate hundreds of projects, distributions, and decisions. That's why VMware has kept its mandate simple: Help customers run upstream Kubernetes everywhere. If your organization is embracing Kubernetes, come learn why VMware is uniquely positioned to lead a containers conversation. This is a chance to get familiar with the VMware portfolio, expertise, and approach to helping customers make the best use of Kubernetes and cloud-native technologies.

Wednesday, 06 November, 15:30 - 16:30


Eryn Muetzel, Director, Product Management, VMware

Paul Dul, VP Product Management, VMware  

Learn from the Experts: How to Make Kubernetes Work for Your Organization

Our team of experts will be giving you detailed guidance on how to get started learning and running Kubernetes, and will answer your burning Kubernetes questions. Register for the sessions below to soak up the knowledge of our subject matter experts:

Ask the Experts: Cloud Native Architects Behind Hundreds of Deployments [KUB2541PE]

This panel Q&A session will be led by the VMware cloud native architects that work directly with customers to install and operate Kubernetes, as well as integrate it with a host of other services for application deployment, monitoring, logging, security, and more. This is your chance to ask the experts questions about using Kubernetes, architecture patterns and anti-patterns, or integration points with existing services.

Thursday, 07 November, 12:00 - 13:00


Duffie Cooley, Staff Cloud Native Architect, VMware

Olive Power, Kubernetes Architect, VMware

Naadir Jeewa, Senior Member of Technical Staff, VMware

Scott Lowe, Staff Cloud Architect, VMware

Guts and Glory: How to Make Kubernetes Work for Your Organization [KUB1879BE]

Kubernetes has become the orchestration standard in the container management ecosystem. In this session, we'll talk about the platform, how it works, and provide guidance for how to get started learning and running Kubernetes in both VMware vSphere and public cloud environments. This session will include live demos that detail how Kubernetes actually works, not just slideware, and will also introduce attendees to the broader Kubernetes ecosystem. At the end of this session, you will leave with a clear roadmap of resources you can use to continue your personal cloud native journey.

Thursday, 07 November, 13:30 - 14:30


Olive Power, Kubernetes Architect, VMware

Timmy Carr, Staff Cloud Native Architect, VMware  

New to Kubernetes? Take Our Introduction to Containers and Kubernetes Course

If you’re ready to dive a little deeper into the world of Kubernetes, our Introduction to Containers and Kubernetes course was designed with you in mind. During the expert-led course, you’ll understand the first principles of a cloud native infrastructure, and then dig into our lab environment and deploy your first cluster. This training is designed for attendees who are early in their cloud native journey—you will walk out with more knowledge of basic concepts and greater comfort in working with containers. (This course is free and open to non-VMworld attendees, too!)

Tuesday, 05 November, 13:00 - 16:00

Click here to register.  

Not Sure Where to Start at VMworld? Just Follow the Map!

Whether you’re new to Kubernetes or looking for more advanced content, we’ve got what you’re looking for at VMworld Europe. Below you’ll find two handy maps that layout the most sought-after activities for those in either camp.

More Kubernetes Resources for VMworld

Bookmark this page to keep track of everything Kubernetes before and during VMworld: https://k8s.vmware.com/vmworld-europe/

Preview all the Kubernetes-focused sessions at VMworld: https://my.vmworld.com/widget/vmware/vmworld19eu/eu19catalog?search=kubernetes

Register for VMworld: https://www.vmworld.com/myvmworld.jspa?event=EU

About the Author

Marissa Bosché is a marketing manager at VMware. She builds global, integrated marketing campaigns for VMware Tanzu, and leads strategy and growth for KubeAcademy. Prior to VMware, she was a marketing manager at Heptio.

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