I am not heading to VMware Explore this year but I thought I would spend a bit of time going through the Content Catalog. I have built out a rough agenda based on the products I am interested in, you can find that agenda below (I have not put much effort into avoiding duplicate time slots).

#Honorary Mentions

There are a couple of sessions from Xtravirt, these are;

Mastering Cross-Cloud Integration: Insights & Best Practices from Xtravirt [CEIB1454BCN]
Steve Wood, Head of Managed Services
Wednesday, Nov 8 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM CET
Explore real-world challenges solved by VMware Cross-Cloud Services through tangible use-cases and experiences, underlined by Xtravirt’s expertise. Dive into how a strategic partnership with a Cross-Cloud Managed Services Provider navigates complexities, ensures interoperability, and maintains compliance across varied cloud environments, enhancing efficiency and security in your cloud ecosystem, whilst optimising for scale.

Customer Panel: Cloud-Smart Insights from the Public Sector [CEIB1800BCN]
Robin Gardner, Director of Strategic Services
Tuesday, Nov 7 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM CET
As IT accelerates in this era of AI, Cross Cloud Services and Big Data, join Xtravirt and a panel of Higher Education and Government IT leaders for an open and honest discussion on how Public Sector organisations are evolving to embrace these new opportunities. Challenged by skills shortages, financial constraints, ransomware and the ever present burden of technical debt, the panel will share their experiences of navigating their own pathway to cloud smart. From universities to local government, how are establishments achieving the game-changing benefits new technologies offer?

#Selected Sessions

These are the sessions that have piqued my interest across the 4 days of VMware Explore Barcelona.

#Monday 6th Nov

SessionSession IDTime (CET)
Deliver Cloud-Native and Traditional IT Resources on VMware CloudMAPT1605BCN11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Blueprint to Brilliance: Navigating the Marvels of VMware Cloud FoundationCXS2060BCN1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
VMware Edge Compute Stack Reference Architecture Deep DiveCEIT1999BCN1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Livefire: Reveal Cluster Class Model for ClusterAPI Topologies Explore TAPPART2247BCN1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join the Revolution to Shape the Future of the Multi-Cloud PlatformDWS2147BCN2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Platform Engineering Done Right: Providing a Developer Platform with VMware TanzuMAPT1606BCN3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
How to Migrate Apps Live to Any CloudVMTN2196BCN4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
A Road to Modern Apps with VMware TanzuCODE1986BCN4:00 PM - 4:20 PM

#Tuesday 7th Nov

SessionSession IDTime (CET)
Network Observability for Private and Public Cloud with VMware Aria Operations for NetworksMAPB2297BCN10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Protecting VMware Workloads Running in Azure, AWS or Google Cloud with VeeamCEIB1649BCN10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Extending the Capabilities of VMware Aria AutomationCXS1887BCN11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Unleash the Power of Cloud Native – Insights from a Leading Cloud ProviderMAPB1236BCN1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Apps and Infra Management with the New VMware Tanzu Integrated Solution Powered by Tanzu HubMAPB2300BCN2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Developing for VMware Aria Automation at Enterprise ScaleCEIB1235BCN2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
What’s New with VMware Cloud Foundation and Operational Best Practices?CEIB1446BCN2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

#Wednesday 8th Nov

SessionSession IDTime (CET)
Transforming the Retail Experience with VMware Edge Compute StackCEIB2001BCN9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Automate Kubernetes Platform Ops with VMware Tanzu for Kubernetes OperationsMAPB1392BCN11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Mastering VCF: Orange France Streamlines Cloud Without VMware ExpertiseCEIB2131BCN11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Optimizing Distributed Cloud Architectures – Powered by Platform Equinix.CEI2472BCNS12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
AI Without GPUs: Run AI/ML Workloads on Intel AMX CPUs with vSphere 8 and TanzuMAPB2367BCN12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Automating with VMware Aria Automation OrchestratorCXS1888BCN1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Mastering Cross-Cloud Integration: Insights & Best Practices from XtravirtCEIB1454BCN2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Achieve AI/ML-Based Insights with Full-Stack Contextual ObservabilityMAPB1747BCN2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Success Story – Accelerate DC Exit by Using Google Cloud VMware EngineMAPB1604BCN3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Resilient IT Architecture in a Multi-Cloud WorldVMTN2345BCN4:00 PM - 4:25 PM
Need to Migrate Thousands of Workloads? No Problem.[XS1373BCN4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

#Thursday 9th Nov

SessionSession IDTime (CET)
How to Migrate 25K Workloads to VMware Cloud Foundation with Security PostureCSXB1301BCN11:15 AM - 12:00 PM


The products I am interested in which I used to filter the Content Catalog by, I dont have a session for every product.

Tanzu / Cloud Native / Modern AppsVMware Aria SuiteEverything Else
VMware TanzuVMware Aria AutomationAzure VMware Solution
VMware Tanzu Application PlatformVMware Aria Automation AssemblerVMware Cloud Director
VMware Tanzu CloudHealthVMware Aria Automation ConfigVMware Cloud Foundation
VMware Tanzu HubVMware Aria Automation OrchestratorVMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu
VMware Tanzu Mission ControlVMware Aria Operations for NetworksVMware Cloud on Equinix Metal
Cluster APIVMware Aria Universal SuiteVMware Edge
Project HarborVMware Edge Compute Stack
Project AntreaVMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer
VMware Application CatalogVMware Validated Design


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Sam Perrin@samperrin

Automation Consultant, currently working at Xtravirt. Interested in all things automation/devops related.

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