Securing Modern Applications with VMware

June 15th
1:00 - 5:00pm ET
Cinderlands Warehouse, Pittsburgh PA

Event Intro

  • Balance business agility and speed to market without compromising security
  • Detect and fix vulnerabilities and misconfigurations before deployment
  • Meet compliance standards
  • Achieve simple, secure Kubernetes environments at scale

We'll kick off the afternoon with a welcome from the VMUG community, and provide an overview of the VMware Tanzu portfolio. We will then cover how VMware Carbon Black can automate DevSecOps with full lifecycle container security, and demonstrate how VMware Tanzu Mission Control provides a centralized control plane for Kubernetes, and how Tanzu Service Mesh provides a global control plane for service mesh networks. We will wrap up with a talk about Antrea, a Kubernetes-native project that implements the container network interface (CNI) and Kubernetes Network Policy providing network and security for pod workloads on any cloud.

Drinks and appetizers will be provided for a fun networking session at the end of the day. We hope you can join us!


1:00–1:15pm VMware & VMUG Introduction & Welcome
1:15–1:35pm VMware Tanzu Overview
1:35–2:05pm VMware Carbon Black: Full Lifecycle Container Security at the Speed of DevOps
2:05-2:50pm Achieving Security Outcomes with a Modern Apps Platform
2:50-3:00pm Break
3:00-3:30pm Antrea: A gift from the Gods, or just another CNI
3:30-5:00pm Appetizers, Drinks, & Networking


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Jamal Khan is a Senior Platform Architect at VMware Tanzu. He has started his Kubernetes journey a few years back and now helping different organizations in their journey. Organizations are not only trying to move towards cloud native but also want to adapt multi cloud practices. He has experience in helping large scale enterprises establish different platforms like Cloud Foundry, Tanzu and any upstream Kubernetes platform. Now with the notion of "Use Kubernetes to Manage Kubernetes", Jamal is helping enterprises manage their infrastructure with Kubernetes. He is a developer by trade and Spring/Spring Boot had a profound impact on his career, and now he is helping different customers in their Journey of cloud native and application modernization practices.

Ram Akuka leads the container security product at VMware. He joined VMware Carbon Black as part of the Octarine acquisition. Ram has more than 15 years of experience in the software space, focusing on Ops DevOps and DevSecOps. Before Octarine, Ram led teams of DevOps DevSecOps and platform engineers on different cloud companies to help adopt security and infrastructure to Cloud Native.
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Brian Kirkland is a Staff Solutions Engineer in VMware's Modern Applications business unit. He works with many of VMware’s financial services customers on cloud native platforms and modern application software delivery. He specializes in security, helping customers in highly regulated environments adopt modern open source tech and accelerate developer productivity. Before joining Pivotal and VMware, he spent 15 years in enterprise IT architecture and engineering, building, running, and securing containerized application platforms at scale.

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We look forward to you joining us.


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