VMworld 2012 is here and that means the Hands-On-Labs is be back in full swing. The labs are considered a highlight of the show by many attendees, as it gives them a unique opportunity to take a hands-on, test-drive of latest technical innovations from VMware. Last year, for the first time, VMware invited three select partners to build Hands-On-Labs for VMworld. NetApp is proud to be one of those partners. In fact, The NetApp lab was the #1 partner lab at all three global VMware events: VMworld US, VMworld EMEA, and Partner Exchange. In total, almost 900 students completed the NetApp lab. This year, we hope to repeat.
The NetApp Hands-On-Lab for VMworld 2012 puts students in the role of Manager of a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) that offers delegated Data Protection Services to cloud tenants. Students will learn how NetApp Snap Creator’s integrations with vCloud Director and vSphere can automatically discover vCloud resources, allowing backup and restore of both vApps and the VMs that comprise them. Best of all, the CSP can delegate management of the Data Protection responsibilities, using Snap Creator’s role based access control (RBAC) to assure that each tenant can only see and manage the vApps in its OrgVDC, assuring service availability while maintaining isolation in a multi-tenant environment.
The Hands-On-Lab opens for business on Sunday morning. Please stop by the first floor of Moscone West and give the NetApp lab a try. We think you’ll find the NetApp – VMware integration jaw-dropping.
The NetApp lab captains will have 500 USB sticks containing Data ONTAP Edge, the NetApp Virtual Storage Appliance available to hand out to those who complete the lab! They’re hot, so grab one!