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2024 Dallas MCI Roadshow

January 29 @ 8:00 AM 5:00 PM CST

Discover the power of vSphere, vSAN, VCF and MORE at MCI Roadshow Dallas!

Are you ready to unlock the full potential of your VMware infrastructure and accelerate your digital transformation? Join us at the MCI Roadshow in Dallas, TX on February 8th!

At this exclusive event, we’ll experience how VMware’s cutting-edge technologies allow you to optimize and modernize your IT environment — enabling you to enhance performance, boost efficiency, accelerate innovation and strengthen security – all while ensuring a more sustainable future for your organization.

Whether you’re a vSphere admin, full-stack developer, or somewhere in between, the MCI Roadshow is designed to provide valuable insights and actionable strategies for all attendees. Don’t miss out on this chance to revolutionize your core infrastructure. Register now!


9:00-9:30AMKEYNOTE: Modernize and Optimize Your Core Infrastructure with VMware
IT teams today are looking to modernize, optimize and protect core infrastructure, in order to enable business agility, operational efficiency, application developer velocity and resiliency. This is where VMware can help, by enabling you to employ the best innovations from VMware’s infrastructure software offerings into a unified stack to deliver a consistent hybrid cloud infrastructure and cloud operating model across your IT environment. Additionally, VMware can help you gain the benefits of the newest AI technologies while keeping your data private and secure.
9:30-10:10AMLevel up with VMware! A look at what’s new in vSphere
The innovation continues with VMware! Join us to explore the latest enhancements in vSphere that you absolutely need to know to improve operational efficiency, enhance workload performance, and accelerate innovation for DevOps. Learn in detail about new disruption-free vCenter upgrades, how you can provide increased performance with new features supporting vGPUs, GPUs and DPUs, as well as how to leverage automation to streamline supervisor cluster deployment and migration.
10:20-11:00AMImprove Performance and Resilience with Petabyte-Scale HCI Storage
In this session, we will provide a technical overview of VMware vSAN’s Express Storage Architecture (ESA). vSAN ESA enables better performance and resilience while optimizing capacity consumption.
11:00-11:40AMSecure Your Infrastructure to Make Securing Workloads Easy
Join us as we walk through practical steps and configurations for improving security in your virtual environments, helping to prevent, detect, and deter attacks and ransomware using tools built into VMware vSphere Foundation.
11:50AM-12:30PMStreamline Hybrid Cloud Operations Management
Join us for an informative session to learn how VMware’s advanced automation, cost management, and operations management capabilities can help you streamline your operations and optimize your environment. We’ll explore the VMware Aria management platform in depth and provide real-world examples of how it can be used to manage workloads across private and hybrid cloud environments. Whether you’re an experienced IT professional or just getting started in operations management, this session is not to be missed.
12:30-1:00PMVMware vSphere and Intel 4th Gen. : Transform your Datacenter with built-in Accelerators
Intel Representative

Explore the datacenter transformation benefits of “Accelerated with Xeon “, designed to accelerate performance across the fastest-growing workloads. The most built-in accelerators help improve performance efficiency for business-critical and emerging workloads, especially those powered by AI! Also learn how Intel advanced security technologies help to protect data in an ever changing landscape of threats.
1:00-1:30PMLunch Available
1:30-2:00PMvSphere and AMD DPUs: A Software-Defined Hardware-Accelerated Data Center
AMD Representative

VMware is moving key infrastructure functions such as networking/security/storage off of the x86 complex, where they contend with applications for expensive CPU server resources, and accelerating them in domain-specific hardware. AMD Pensando is collaborating with VMW to integrate their technologies with the AMD DPU – an industry leading and groundbreaking fully-programmable PCIe adapter. Pensando’s leadership in providing cloud-like agility, security and operational simplicity is ideally suited for partnering with VMW in its next phase of redefining hybrid cloud services. As application resource demands continue to grow, VMW takes advantage of the DPU to offload the main server, freeing up precious CPU cycles, and at the same time bringing key services such as networking/security closer to where applications actually run and operate.
2:00-2:10PMRaffle & Closing Remarks


Now is your chance to WIN BIG!!

Attendees will have the opportunity to win one of the following prizes at the Dallas MCI Roadshow:

  1. 2 pairs of exclusive custom-designed vSphere branded sneakers
  2. VMUG Advantage membership
  3. $100 Amazon gift card
  4. Roku

Platinum Sponsors

DFW VMUG Leadership Team

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The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

400 W Las Colinas Blvd.
Irving, Texas 75039
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