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Human-Centered Remote Facilitation

You may be working remotely but are you truly connecting with your teammates on the other side of your video call in a way that drives great outcomes?

Learn how to magnify the power of your collaboration remotely from Alex Tran, a design leader in VMware’s Modern Application and Platforms Business Unit. Alex will walk through live case examples using Miro, a digital whiteboarding tool, and Zoom to effectively facilitate complex product meetings remotely.

By applying tried-and-true design and psychology best practices like user-centered onboarding, visual facilitation, and reducing cognitive load, this webinar will offer practical advice and guidance for designers, developers, product managers, and anyone seeking strong remote facilitation skills that are truly human-centered.
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    James McAfee, Application Platform Lead, APJ, VMware & guest speaker Sam Higgins, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
    Firms have traditionally defined IT and digital strategies in terms of people, process, and technology. While this approach has driven meaningful change over the last decade, the growing consumption of cloud-native technology to address the demands of customers, and employees alike, is straining existing IT operating models. What began as a data centre alternative in the 2000s, became the foundation of digital transformation in the 2010s, and is now the engine of innovation for the 2020s and beyond. In response enterprises are seeking new, more contemporary, approaches to IT delivery that can overcome the challenges of increasingly rich but complex cloud environments, be responsive to business change and adapt to new opportunities at scale.

    Join VMware’s James McAfee and guest speaker, Sam Higgins, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, as they explore the importance of best in class platforms and product management practices as the building blocks to unlock IT value - fast.

    During the session you will learn:
    - Why falling technology-enabled productivity, rising digital sameness and growing technical debt requires a new approach to IT
    - How platform thinking delivers IT value at scale for modern applications from the cloud to the edge
    - What a product-centric culture can offer in terms of best practices for delivering customer-centric solutions and reducing the friction between business and technology teams
  • Turning your Modernization Strategy into a Roadmap with VMware App Navigator Jul 13 2021 8:30 am UTC 60 mins
    Alex Ley, VMware Application Navigator Service, VMware
    Turning your Modernization Strategy into an Executable Strategic Roadmap with VMware App Navigator

    You’ve been working hard on digital transformation and understand the importance of cloud technologies to accelerate the journey. You may have even set a “Cloud First” policy for your new and modernised applications, along with big budget commitments for the public cloud. You have buy-in on your strategy from the leadership team and now it’s time to execute, but how? Where do you start? How do you ensure you are unlocking value for people outside of IT? And how do you go faster?

    In this webinar, we will cover the frameworks, techniques, and tools we use in our VMware Application Navigator service to take your current modernisation strategy and turn it into an executable Strategic Modernisation Roadmap. Alex will discuss everything from how to conduct outcome-orientated modernisation analysis and decision-making, to the funding models and governance structures that remove common sticking points when moving from theory into practice. Finally, we cover how to use outcome-based roadmaps to bring it all together and measure success.

    Alex Ley leads the VMware Application Navigator service in EMEA and has a wealth of experience supporting Fortune 500 companies on their application modernisation journeys.
  • Scatena la potenza di Kubernetes con VMware Tanzu Jul 1 2021 7:00 am UTC 45 mins
    Salvatore Incandela, Solution Engineer at VMware & Marco Mantegazza, Senior Platform Engineer at VMware
    Kubernetes è il sistema de-facto per orchestrare in modo dinamico applicazioni basate su container. Dopo quasi 6 anni dall'inizio del progetto open source, ha raggiunto uno stato di maturità con un gran numero di funzionalità e componenti al suo interno.

    In questo webinar, scoprirete come Tanzu Kubernetes Grid sia il miglior “vanilla Kubernetes”, completato da un set di estensioni a valore aggiunto e da diversi componenti Tanzu che arricchiranno i processi di integrazione continua e deployment delle vostre applicazioni moderne.

    Una demo pratica vi mostrerà quanto sia facile scaricare, distribuire e gestire Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, compresi i punti di integrazione out-of-the-box con le risorse dell'infrastruttura sottostante, e anche i punti di connessione con i livelli di osservabilità, connettività e sicurezza intrinseca.
  • Organizational Alignment for Successful Business Transformation Jun 30 2021 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    VMware's Dr. Gautham Pallapa, Rick Clark, Henri van den Bulk, Mark Carlson, Carl Coryell-Martin, Bernard Golden, JT Perry
    The global pandemic has forced organizations to simultaneously adjust to the new reality of contactless customer interactions and a completely remote workforce., This contactless, digital-first business model with a remote workforce required them to rethink and reimagine the way that they develop customer-centric features that are market differentiators. Succeeding at this requires a strong alignment between business and technology, that most organizations do not possess.

    In this webinar, the Tanzu Value Advisory (TVA) team discusses how enterprises can enable Business and IT alignment, and share their experiences of effective patterns, in addition to anti-patterns that executives and transformational leaders must avoid for successful business transformation.
  • Get Started Using Distributed Tracing with OpenTelemetry in Tanzu Observability Jun 24 2021 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Mary Chen, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Scott Rogers, Technical Marketing Manager, Sri Harsha Yayi, Product Manager
    When managing a microservices environment, it’s critical for teams including developers, SREs and platform engineers to use trace data to fully understand the complexity for root cause analysis. A self-service model to actively trace and troubleshoot each service while also understanding how services interact is needed to shorten feedback loops to rapidly resolve application performance issues. Without traces, teams go blind into their production environment and incidents often involve many DevOps engineers just to establish a base understanding of what’s going on.

    We’ll show you how to use OpenTelemetry automated instrumentation to add automated tracing to your microservice-based Java application.

    We’ll also demonstrate how to use distributed tracing in Tanzu Observability to:
    - Visualize trace data and service maps with metrics
    - Trace sampling, save traces locally, and more
    - Create alerts and share insights with relevant team members
  • Observability: The Modern Surveillance Approach for the Cloud Era Jun 24 2021 2:30 am UTC 75 mins
    Yogi Rampuria, Advisory Platform Architect, APJ, VMware Tanzu & Machi Hoshino, Senior Solutions Engineer, JP, VMware Tanzu
    Today, it has become common practice to use the public cloud as the basis for running applications. With more organisations also leveraging containers in production environments, how can you achieve visibility across your infrastructure and application portfolio? You need something that can "observe everything" and deliver analytics that will help you get to the issue-area quickly.

    This session will cover:
    - An overview of the concept of "observability”, an approach that has been attracting attention in recent years with both application and operations teams
    - How observability enables organisations to monitor real-time everything from full-stack applications to cloud infrastructures, so that you can anticipate possible problems, take corrective action and prevent unexpected disruptions
    - The key features you should look for in an observability solution and how this applies to open-source vs commercial models
    - How you can make open-source tools like Prometheus enterprise ready
  • Empower your Developers with Kubernetes Governance Recorded: Jun 17 2021 52 mins
    Ronak Banka, Senior Solutions Architect, APJ, VMware Tanzu
    As organisations rapidly adopt Cloud Native platforms, operations are faced with the challenge of managing policies and ensuring governance of Kubernetes clusters across clouds.

    How can you consistently operate and secure your Kubernetes infrastructure and modern applications?

    In this session we will investigate how businesses can leverage a centralised management platform to increase developer productivity, enhance operational efficiency and strengthen security.

    Session Highlights:
    - Identity and Access Management overview for Kubernetes clusters
    - Introducing Tanzu Mission Control
    - How to leverage open policy agents to enforce policies across clusters
    - Container image management with Harbour
    - Key image registry policies
  • What’s new in Tanzu? June 2021 Update Recorded: Jun 16 2021 54 mins
    Dormain Drewitz, Senior Director of Product Marketing for VMware Tanzu
    As we cautiously return to some pre-pandemic ways, some habits are forever changed. Online shopping. Telehealth. Remote work. Fitness apps. The dust hasn't settled (and may never do so) on our new normal digital load. The pressure on companies, governments, and other entities to digitize and modernize remains.

    Supporting digitization and modernization are three layers of transformation: applications and APIs, DevSecOps, and cloud infrastructure. VMware Tanzu is a portfolio of products and services designed to simplify operations across multi-cloud infrastructure, accelerate software delivery with DevSecOps, and modernize applications and APIs.

    Join Dormain Drewitz, Senior Director of Product Marketing for VMware Tanzu, for a rapid-fire update on all the latest capabilities from VMware Tanzu. In this one hour session, you’ll learn:
    - New ways Tanzu is enabling transformation at the data layer
    - New ways Tanzu is simplifying how developers adopt new application patterns
    - New ways Tanzu is automating chores for platform teams building DevSecOps platforms
    - Where to find resources to learn more
  • Ask-Me-Anything with Joe Beda, Co-Creator of Kubernetes Recorded: Jun 10 2021 61 mins
    Joe Beda, Co-creator of Kubernetes and Principal Engineer at VMware
    Do you need help making sense of Kubernetes? Could you use guidance navigating the expansive Kubernetes ecosystem? Are you curious about the future of Kubernetes?

    Now’s your chance to ask a foremost expert.

    Joe Beda, Co-creator of Kubernetes and Principal Engineer at VMware, is taking your questions during an exclusive Ask-Me-Anything on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 1:00pm ET / 10:00am PT.

    Register to save your seat.

    Don’t forget to bring your questions!
  • Production Kubernetes: Building Successful Application Platforms Recorded: Jun 3 2021 60 mins
    Josh Rosso, Staff Engineer, Rich Lander, Staff Field Engineer, and John Harris, Staff Field Engineer, VMware
    Meet the Authors | Production Kubernetes: Building Successful Application Platforms

    Kubernetes has become the dominant container orchestrator, but many organizations that have recently adopted this system are still struggling to run actual production workloads.

    In this webinar, authors of the recently published book, Production Kubernetes (O'Reilly), John Harris, Rich Lander and Josh Rosso come together to discuss the impetus behind writing Production Kubernetes and share what they hope readers will take away from the book to apply toward developing and maintaining their own Kubernetes application platforms.

    During the panel, the authors discuss:
    - The impetus behind writing Production Kubernetes: Building Successful Application Platforms
    - The various paths to success implementing a production Kubernetes app platform.
    - The pitfalls platform developers encounter while developing a Kubernetes-based platform.
    - The various technology, pattern, and abstraction considerations in developing a production-grade Kubernetes platform.

    Attendees of the webinar will have an opportunity to ask the authors questions and gain clarity on issues related to developing and running Kubernetes-based app platforms at scale.
  • [EMEA] Start and Scale Your Cloud Initiative Faster Than You Thought Possible Recorded: Jun 3 2021 56 mins
    Matt Russell, Senior Director, VMware App Navigator advisory consulting practice for application modernization
    Cloud and application transformation is easy to talk about but harder to do. 451 Research has suggested that while three out of four organizations have invested in cloud presence, only one in ten have leveraged cloud-native tooling across their heritage portfolio.

    While there is no silver bullet for app modernization, there are proven ways to kickstart an initiative, deliver quick wins and enable your team for continued success. VMware App Navigator is the antidote to sluggish and ineffective modernization and migration programs, delivering unparalleled, measured results in just days and weeks--regardless of app portfolio size.

    Join this webinar and demo to learn about effective techniques and powerful tools that will accelerate your transformation initiative! We’ll cover:
    - Creating an effective portfolio analysis framework
    - Picking the metrics that matter to measure success
    - Reducing risk and making better-informed decisions about strategy
    - Generating fast results with practitioner-inspired tools and proven methods
  • Effective Observability for Tanzu App Service & Tanzu K8s Grid Deployment Recorded: May 25 2021 42 mins
    Moin Tavargere, Sr. Engineering Manager, Scott Rogers, Technical Marketing Manager, Stela Udovicic, Director, PMM
    VMware Tanzu family unleashes and shortens the path to developers’ productivity while enabling workloads to operate across any infrastructure. To move faster, SREs, developers, and platform teams need deep visibility into their applications, Kubernetes, cloud foundry components and multi-cloud. Join our hands-on webinar to learn from VMware customer service engineer and Tanzu Observability experts how to:

    - Deliver services faster using Tanzu Application Service across foundations and Tanzu Kubernetes Grid components using multi-layered dashboards and correlation
    - Quickly pinpoint bottlenecks and optimize the polyglot applications and Kubernetes and Tanzu Application Service components to exceed SLOs
    - Set sophisticated fine-grained alerts, troubleshoot, and resolve issues with metrics, distributed tracing, and in-context span logs
  • Tanzu Observability by Wavefront Monthly Live Demo Webinar Recorded: May 18 2021 51 mins
    Tanzu Observability Team
    Join us for a live demo of the Tanzu Observability by Wavefront cloud analytics platform. In this session, DevOps practitioners, SREs, Ops, developers can learn directly from our observability and monitoring experts. Our webinar will cover:

    - Introduction to Tanzu Observability by Wavefront, analytics platform used for full-stack insight, trending anomaly detection and troubleshooting at leading enterprises such as Box, Reddit or DoorDash
    - How to get started quickly and create alerts, dashboards with or without our Wavefront Query Language based on metrics, traces, histograms and more
    - How to start using our integrations immediately to get insights into applications such as (Spring Boot and more), VMware TAS, Kubernetes, AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, vSphere and many more
    - Q&A

    Get started quickly: https://tanzu.vmware.com/observability-trial
    Start using our integrations: https://docs.wavefront.com/
  • Application Platform Economics - Let's Look at ROI Recorded: May 18 2021 56 mins
    Charlie Dai, Principal Analyst, Forrester & David Kari, Head of Solution Engineering VMware Tanzu, APJ, VMware
    As organisations approach application modernisation and migration initiatives, they are looking at modern cloud-native architectures, utilising newer deployment approaches with higher levels of automation, to deliver speed, agility, flexibility and security. Using these approaches, application and operation teams are achieving amazing results for their businesses and customers by automatically deploying application code into production via an elastic, scalable and fully managed application platform.

    In this virtual event we will evaluate the key findings from the Forrester Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study, commissioned by VMware Tanzu, which examined the potential return on investment of VMware Tanzu Application Service. Based on customer interviews, Forrester calculated an ROI of 142%, with organisations achieving a 75% reduction in time spent deploying security patches and an increase in developer productivity by 80%.

    This session will:
    - Provide an overview of the cloud-native application delivery trends
    - Outline the key benefits of cloud-native for enterprise application modernisation
    - List some of the major challenges of embracing cloud-native technologies
    - Consider some of the selection criteria and requirements for development platforms
  • Start and Scale Your Cloud Initiative Faster Than You Thought Possible Recorded: May 13 2021 62 mins
    Matt Russell, Senior Director, VMware App Navigator advisory consulting practice for application modernization
    Cloud and application transformation is easy to talk about but harder to do. 451 Research has suggested that while three out of four organizations have invested in cloud presence, only one in ten have leveraged cloud-native tooling across their heritage portfolio.

    While there is no silver bullet for app modernization, there are proven ways to kickstart an initiative, deliver quick wins and enable your team for continued success. VMware App Navigator is the antidote to sluggish and ineffective modernization and migration programs, delivering unparalleled, measured results in just days and weeks--regardless of app portfolio size.

    Join this webinar to learn about effective techniques and powerful tools that will accelerate your transformation initiative! We’ll cover:
    - Creating an effective portfolio analysis framework
    - Picking the metrics that matter to measure success
    - Reducing risk and making better-informed decisions about strategy
    - Generating fast results with practitioner-inspired tools and proven methods
  • Paving the Road to Modernization Recorded: May 11 2021 26 mins
    Dormain Drewitz, Senior Director of Product Marketing, VMware
    New opportunities will require us to develop in new ways at scale
    38% accelerated adoption of a cloud-based platform that supports modern application development; 58% expanded Agile practices and CI/CD – MIT/VMware

    Key pillars:
    - App Transformation
    - DevSecOps Transformation
    - Cloud Infrastructure Transformation

    Developer needs and demanding applications have brought diverse platforms, tools, teams and skills to every business. And with this increased TCO, complexity and risk. In this session we address what has driven the need for one modern platform for all apps, enabling IT to consolidate diverse platforms and reduce the complexity and cost of managing across multiple, diverse and often specialized platforms.
  • Cloud, Kubernetes, and Making Infrastructure Transformation Work for You Recorded: May 11 2021 62 mins
    James Watters, CTO, VMware Tanzu & Kit Colbert, CTO, Cloud Platform BU, VMware, Derrick Harris from VMware
    The cloud transformation has been happening for more than a decade, and today it’s running in overdrive. However, the goal posts for what’s cutting-edge continue to move and the list of environments that fall under the “cloud” umbrella continues to expand. Anyone transforming their infrastructure today is staring down a combination of VMs, public cloud(s), private cloud, containers, Kubernetes, edge, and everything in between.

    This bounty of options can seem intimidating but, managed well, it’s actually an opportunity to turn infrastructure into a competitive advantage. Compliance, latency, cost, and other factors can all be addressed by selecting the right platform and architecture for the job. Standardizing on technologies like Kubernetes and the VMware Cloud product lineup means ops teams can manage a wide variety of applications much more efficiently because the infrastructure is doing some of the work for them.

    In this webinar, James Watters and Kit Colbert will discuss a range of topics, including:
    - The benefits of running a standard, modern platform across infrastructure locations.
    - The technical and economic realities of operating public cloud, multi-cloud, and Kubernetes environments.
    - The relationship between VMs, containers, and cloud instances, and how to best utilize them.
    - How a cloud native transformation can help empower developers and create a meaningful connection between infrastructure and business objectives.
  • The Essence of Observability Recorded: Apr 30 2021 56 mins
    David Linthicum & Andy Thurai, GigaOm and Harmen Van der Linde, Office of the CTO & Clement Pang, Principal Engineer, VMware
    This free 1-hour webinar from GigaOm features analysts David Linthicum and Andy Thurai and special guests from VMware, Harmen Van der Linde, Office of the CTO, and Clement Pang, Principal Engineer. The discussion focuses on how Observability enables organizations to respond to the evolving application management needs.

    Monitoring of systems, infrastructure, and applications is familiar territory, but traditional approaches have become inadequate for multiple reasons— not least cloud and microservices-based architectures and practices such as continuous deployment. In response, Observability offers an emerging set of practices, platforms, and tools, such that events and incidents can be acted upon quickly.
    In this 1-hour webinar, we’ll provide the findings from GigaOm’s Observability Key Criteria and Radar Report, together with insider commentary from the report’s authors and industry experts.

    Above all, you will discover how you can gain a deeper level of visibility and insight with Observability. If you are moving to forward-facing application architecture or already there and grappling with the consequences, this webinar is for you.
  • Stories From The Road: 4 Disruptors Halting Your Kubernetes Adoption Recorded: Apr 29 2021 59 mins
    Vino Alex, VMware Tanzu Cloud Native Architect, APJ, VMware
    Many organisations look to cloud-native, container and Kubernetes architectures to help drive speed and innovation within their businesses. Realising the benefits however is not an easy feat, as many face significant challenges in implementing, deploying and scaling these technologies to deliver lasting business value.

    In this session, we will unpack the four common disruptions DevOps teams face on the path to cloud-native adoption and discuss the VMWare Professional Service Offerings to accelerate their cloud journey.

    Key Takeaways:
    - A primer to start your cloud-native adoption
    - How to extract the promised value of Kubernetes?
    - How to scale your Kubernetes deployment?
    - Introducing VMware Tanzu Services
  • Descubra el poder de Kubernetes con VMware Tanzu Recorded: Apr 27 2021 46 mins
    Antonio Gallego, Tanzu Emerging Solutions, Sr Manager & Jose Manzaneque, Tanzu Emerging Solutions, Sr Specialist Engineer
    Kubernetes es el sistema de facto para orquestar de forma dinámica aplicaciones basadas en contenedores. Después de casi 6 años desde que comenzó el proyecto de código abierto, ha alcanzado un estado de madurez ideal, aportando una gran cantidad de funcionalidades y diferentes componentes que incrementan su adaptación a diferentes entornos.

    En este webinar, descubrirás cómo Tanzu Kubernetes Grid es el mejor runtime de Kubernetes vainilla, complementado por un conjunto de extensiones de valor añadido y por diferentes componentes de Tanzu que enriquecerán tus procesos de integración continua y despliegue de aplicaciones modernas.

    Una demostración práctica te mostrará lo fácil que es descargar, desplegar y gestionar Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, destacando los puntos de integración automática respecto a los diferentes recursos de la infraestructura subyacente, y también los puntos de conexión con las capas de observabilidad, conectividad y seguridad intrínseca.
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