VMware Tanzu Up Close
Virtual Event

April 27, 2021
10:00am - 5:50pm CET 

Event Intro

Seeing is believing!

Join the VMware Tanzu Solution Engineering Team for a day of Demos!

VMware Tanzu is all about how to drive and increase speed of innovation in your organization. This day will show more than the big picture on how to accelerate your digital initiatives by zooming in on some of the technical building blocks.

Learn how the VMware Tanzu portfolio can help you and your enterprise gain flexibility and scalability in your modern application landscape - infrastructure and application development!

  • Provide a feature-rich platform that attracts application teams
  • Easily extend your local resources into the public cloud without losing control or security
  • Maximize developer productivity by standardization and automation
  • Increase developer productivity by making it easy and seamless to build modern, k8s based applications
All demos and scenarios presented during this event come from real life customer meetings and addressed real problems in depth.

Main-Tent Sessions

10:00 - 10:15
Patrick Steiner
10:15 - 10:45
Cloud Native Modernisation Overview \ The new VMware
Irene Grabsdorf
Introduction to VMware Tanzu
10:45 - 11:15
Keynote - Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation
Michael Cote
Creating an innovation-driven culture is difficult and requires deliberate and well managed change to how you operate. Scaling it to a large organization is even harder. You also need the organizational context and norms - the culture - that allows innovation practices and thinking to thrive. Nailing these down, let alone what “culture” even is, can be hard. This talk will define what an innovative culture is and then cover several proven methods for leading culture change. Throughout, we’ll draw from use cases from large organizations that have tackled the challenge of changing to an innovation-driven culture.
11:15 - 12:00
Keynote - Microservices, Container, Kubernetes - Why?
Timo Salm
We are always talking about new exciting technologies and which problems they solve at a higher level!
But do you really know why there is a need for microservices architectures, DevOps, CI/CD, and modern technologies like Kubernetes or containers at all?
I will take you on a journey about how software development processes have evolved over the last decades and how this is related to modern technologies.
12:00 - 12:15
Track Overview
Patrick Steiner
Introduction to Modern Infrastructure Track & Application Development Track
Find out more about our 2 afternoon tracks 'Modern Infrastructure Track' and 'Application Development Track' by clicking on the tabs above.

Modern Infrastructure Track

13:00 - 13:50
Tanzu Service Mesh: Close the GAP in a siloed World
Andreas Schillinger & Daniel Stich
With the rise of cloud-native architectures built on distributed microservices, new challenges with visibility, management, and control of these new applications must be considered. We will highlight how Tanzu Service Mesh addresses these from the perspective of networking and application dev.
14:00 - 14:50
Tanzu Data Services PostgreSQL and MySQL on K8s
Sacha Dubois
This demo is intended to demonstrate the capabilities of Tanzu Data Services PostgreSQL and MySQL deployed on Kubernetes. The demo shows the function of the Operator module and should show how to upgrade and scale a cluster
15:00 - 15:50
Using Tanzu Mission Control for Data Protection
Stefan Schmidt
Deployments with Persistent Volumes on Kubernetes have become a popular pattern. But how do you protect the data? We will explore how Tanzu Mission Control Data Protection allows self service backup and even more important recovery of persistent data. This enables a whole new set of possibilities for your Kubernetes workloads.
16:00 - 16:50
Multicluster and Multicloud Demo with TKG and TSM
Mathias Ewald
In this demo, we showcase a common scenario that involves bursting workload seamlessly from onprem K8s clusters into the public cloud. Many of our customers strive for real multi-cloud workloads and are looking for a manageable way to move workloads between platforms. Tanzu Kubernetes Grid in combination with Tanzu Service Mesh can save your day!
17:00 - 17:50
Get your hands dirty with VMware Tanzu
Björn Brundert
During this session, we will show you the various resources that VMware provides to you to start getting a feeling of some of the VMware Tanzu products - independent if you are an existing customer, prospect or just an individual who want’s to know and feel VMware Tanzu!

Application Development Track

13:00 - 13:50
Application Modernization - The Tanzu Way
Marc Zottner
Modernizing applications to cloud-native is integral to stay competitive in a constantly changing landscape. In this session you will learn how at VMware Tanzu Labs, we enable large organisations to start their modernization work small and scale it fast:

- Why our customers modernise their apps (uses cases, outcomes and true benefits)
- How does Tanzu Labs approach App Modernisation work (guiding principles, approach)
- What do we concretely do along wider App Modernisation journeys
14:00 - 14:50
Spring Cloud architecture on TAS, Azure Spring Cloud and Kubernetes
Timo Salm
As companies have moved their workloads to the cloud, we’ve seen a growth in the use of cloud-native architectures, particularly microservices. Microservice-based architectures help improve scalability and velocity but implementing them can pose challenges.
I will show you how Spring Cloud and platforms like VMware Tanzu Application Service, Azure Spring Cloud, and Kubernetes help you mitigate these!
15:00 - 15:50
Cloud-Native Buildpacks: The magic wand to containerize your apps on Kubernetes
Guillaume Morini, Alexandre Roman
Building containers usually comes with a Dockerfile. Not anymore!
Thanks to VMware Tanzu Build Service, building containers for your applications on any Kubernetes is now way easier, leveraging CNCF Buildpacks.
Say goodbye to badly crafted Dockerfiles, embrace containerisation at scale with a secure supply chain!
16:00 - 16:50
Building a ML based application with Spring Cloud Dataflow
Andreas Lange
Why you should talk about Spring Cloud Dataflow (45min)

SCDF is a Microservice based Streaming and Batch data processing Framework for TAS and TKG.

Spring Cloud Data Flow provides tools to create complex topologies for streaming and batch data pipelines. The data pipelines consist of Spring Boot apps, built using the Spring Cloud Stream or Spring Cloud Task microservice frameworks.

- What is Spring and it’s Framework
- Short intro into SCDF
- When to get attention to Spring Cloud Dataflow while talking to your customers
- Use Cases for SCDF
- Integrating Machine Learning into you Data Pipelines
- Demo
- Q&A
17:00 - 17:50 Tanzu Observability - Actionable Information at your fingertips from Applications to Infrastructure
Lutz Lange
Kubernetes clusters and containerized applications pose a new challenge for infrastructure and development teams. Classic monitoring tools fail to capture relevant data in a timely fashion. Disconnected tools make it very difficult to follow up on issues through the whole stack as data and tool know-how is captured in slios. This is where observability tools shine. We take a look at the Why and How of Tanzu Observability in this session, to solve these needs.


Alexandre Roman: Alexandre is riding the Java wave since 2002. He previously worked as a Software Architect, leading the development of big Defense projects. He’s now working at VMware, where he’s dedicated to helping customers move to the Cloud, using modern technologies with VMware Tanzu, Kubernetes, and Spring Framework.
Andreas Lange: is based out of Hamburg in the north of Germany. In the years 0f 2008 until 2016 his role in EMC was to drive global Engagements and infrastructure architectures as Global Architect. Working in the Automotive Space, and Retail.
In 2016 Andreas joined Pivotal and worked as Principal Platform Architect with a strong focus on Government Business and their security authorities. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the customer business and digitalization programs, as well consulting VMware’s Tanzu Portfolio. Andreas worked in Software Development since he was 15 years old and still develops apps in the mobile and cloud space.

Andreas Schillinger: Andreas is a Platform Architect for modern cloud-native applications. He evolved his career around building and modernizing full-stack applications (Mostly in Java-land). Nowadays he's focused around developer and operator efficiency leveraging modern platform concepts. Joining VMware through the Pivotal acquisition, he's now supporting his global customers in the adoption of Tanzu.
Bjoern Brundert: is a Principal Solution Engineer with focus on Application Platforms at VMware. As part of this role, he works with a variety of customers across different stages and industries on their digital transformation journey to cloud-native applications and platforms, mainly based on Kubernetes. Bjoern is also part of VMware’s Office of the CTO, Global Field organization and facilitates continuous feedback between VMware R&D, VMware’s field organization and customers across Europe.
Daniel Stich: Daniel is a networking consultant with more than 20 years routing, switching and security experience. His focus moved from classical Networking to Software Defined Networking and also Container networking but still with the Infrastructure view and their needs.
Guillaume Morini: Based in Paris, France, Guillaume works for VMware as a Tanzu Specialist, helping customers to write better software and to design a platform to run these softwares. Guillaume has the double certification CKA and CKAD. Before that he was working for Docker and Cisco. He has great expertise in Datacenter and Cloud infrastructure and their links with the applications.
Irene Grabsdorf: Irene has more than a decade of experience in the IT industry. She has started her career in a software start-up, first in marketing, then advancing into product ownership in agile software development teams. In the past ten years she drove the digital transformation in the German Public Sector by an advisory approach in the sales of modernization solutions from global industry leaders. She is dedicated to empower customers to maximize their capabilities and drive digital transformation within their organizations. Since December 2019 she leads the Tanzu Government & Healthcare Team at VMware.
Lutz Lange: is based in Berlin, Germany. He switched to a Presales Role in 2010 after years as IT Instructor and Consultant. His focus and passion became Containers and Kubernetes while working at Red Hat. He joined a small observability Startup in 2019 to move closer to application development and expand on his infrastructure background. Joining Pivotal in 2020 allowed him to focus on business innovation.
Marc Zottner: Over the past fourteen years, Marc has spent most of his time supporting large companies to modernize their strategic applications at scale. At VMware Pivotal Labs, he is working within the EMEA technology office. Former transformation program lead, consulting architect, middleware specialist, and trainer, Marc has extensive experience in the application ecosystem. Transformation, security, platform, open-source, and architecture are his favorite topics.
Mathias Ewald: Based out of Vienna, Mathias Ewald has been active in the virtualisation and later cloud computing industry for roughly a decade helping customers achieve their digital transformation efforts all over Europe. With a strong background in infrastructure topics, he joined Pivotal (now VMware) in 2018 and is enabling customers on tools and methodologies that define the new Tanzu technology stack.
Michael Cote - Michael Coté studies how large organizations get better at building software to run more efficiently and grow their business. He covers this topic in his books, Monolithic Transformation (O’Reilly Media, 2009) and The Business Bottleneck (O’Reilly Media, 2020). He’s been an industry analyst at RedMonk and 451 Research, done corporate strategy and M&A, and was a programmer. He also co-hosts several podcasts, including “Software Defined Talk.” Cf. cote.io, and is @cote on Twitter. Texas forever!
Patrick Steiner: based near Hamburg, Germany leads the VMware Tanzu PreSales Team for Central EMEA, Eastern Europe and Russia. Before joining VMware via the Pivotal acquisition, Patrick gained lots of experience in the Open Source business as well as Public Cloud technologies. Before he became a Manager, he worked as a PreSales Engineer for IBM and Red Hat for more than 16 years.
Sacha Dubois: Since 25 years is Sacha Dubois passionated in IT technology, software development and engineering, founder of Core Software GmbH and developer of the System Documentation and Diagnostics (SysDIAG) software. Sacha has extensive knowledge and experience in IoT, Cloud Management and Automatisation, Infrastructure a Service (IaaS) and Container Management. In 2019 he joined Pivotal Software, Inc as Senior Platform Architect designing Solutions around Pivotal Application Platform (PAS) and Pivotal Container Service (PKS) and now as part of the VMware Tanzu division helping enterprises in the digital transformation through application modernisation.
Stefan Schmidt: Stefan "steve" Schmidt is based in Switzerland and part of VMware Team Tanzu. He spent the last decade of his journey in IT with projects based on OpenSource cloud technologies for financial services, telco and pharma customers. Two Years ago he decided to join Pivotal, as the focal point moved more and more towards microservice architectures, cloud native applications and the enabling methodologies. He is using his fascination for technology, his curiosity, empathy and active listening skills to navigate his customers towards their goals.
Timo Salm: is based out of Stuttgart in the south-west of Germany. He started to work for Pivotal as a Platform Architect in 2019 and is now part of VMware Tanzu. Before Timo joined Pivotal, he worked for more than seven years for consulting firms in the automotive industry as a software architect and full-stack developer in projects for customer-facing products. He has extensive experience in software architecture and development using e.g. Spring, Angular, and Swift(iOS).


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