Nutanix .NEXT 2021 Session Recommendations

Nutanix .NEXT user conference is taking place September 20 – 23, 2021. It’s like a homecoming of sorts, where we re-connect with one another, learn new things and get a glimpse of the future. Although this year the conference is digital, let’s all hope we can get together in person next year. The energy you get from being around your peers is something I miss.

I know a lot of work goes into preparing sessions and finding topics that would benefit attendees the most. The team has done a super job in putting together sessions that have something for everyone. On the flip side as an attendee, I know how hard it can be to build out your agenda. It can feel overwhelming as you want to attend all the sessions possible.

A digital conference gives you some flexibility in that all the sessions are recorded and can be re-watched at a later time. You won’t miss a thing, but if you are looking for some help, here are my suggestions for sessions to add to your agenda. Whether you are getting started or are a long-time user, this list should help get you started.

Get started with Nutanix

If you are new to Nutanix, these three sessions might be a great way to get started.

Fundamentals of Modern HCI Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has come a long way since its inception, evolving into the modern standard for datacenter infrastructure. In this session, you’ll learn about the most recent capabilities of Nutanix HCI and how they help make IT teams more efficient, productive, and aligned with their desired business outcomes. Steve Carter, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, HCI, Nutanix, Bhavik Desai, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, Nutanix.

Optimizing VMware Environemnts with Nutanix HCI Nutanix HCI and VMware are an excellent match for hosting your applications, workloads and data. Learn how Nutanix HCI makes it easy and cost effective for you to simplify and streamline your VMware infrastructure. Also discover Nutanix features that add value to VMware-hosted applications. Brian Suhr, Principal Technical Marketing Engineer, Nutanix.

Simplifying Kubernetes Lifecycle Management with Karbon With four major yearly releases and an ever-expanding ecosystem of over 600 technologies, Kubernetes is evolving at a pace that makes it extremely difficult to efficiently execute all of its lifecycle management requirements– especially when it comes to storage, networking, observability, and security. Karbon could be your answer, and this session offers a detailed look at Nutanix’s fully integrated Kubernetes management solution. Come learn how to configure and deploy Kubernetes clusters with persistent storage in just minutes, and easily manage and maintain the health of your entire environment. Luke Congdon, Director of Product Management, Nutanix. Sean Roth, Director of Product Marketing, Nutanix

Grow your knowledge of Nutanix

If you have worked with Nutanix for some time and want to up-level your knowledge and align yourself with your developers, these four session are worth a look.

Automate Your Multicloud IT Operations in Minutes Complexity defines the multicloud world, which can get in the way of ensuring application uptime, performance, and adequate capacity for workloads. Automation and machine learning (ML) have become musts for managing these dynamically changing IT environments and running workloads with confidence. Join this session to gain best-practice tips on how to use AIOps and purpose-built machine intelligence successfully to automate your day-to-day operations with just a few clicks. Sarah Hernandez, Senior Product Manager, Nutanix. Shravan Satish Palyam, Member Of Technical Staff, Nutanix.

Building the Right Foundation for Kubernetes and Cloud-Native Apps See a demo on why Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is an ideal foundation for running cloud-native applications at scale in your datacenter. You’ll learn how deploying Kubernetes on HCI enables your team to focus more on Kubernetes and less on the underlying infrastructure. Discover the critical role that infrastructure plays in reliably running cloud-native applications, how Kubernetes works, and where traditional infrastructure falls short in supporting the next generation of applications. Steve Carter, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, HCI, Nutanix. Sean Roth, Director of Product Marketing, Nutanix.

IT-as-a-Service and Goverance for your Multicloud Unlocking the benefits of IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) across private and public clouds helps organizations rapidly realize their desired business outcomes. IT and Cloud Architects need to implement self-service and governance policies with policies that automate application deployment and guardrails that optimize resource consumption in a hybrid multicloud. In this session, you’ll learn how Nutanix provides IT and cloud teams with one-click self-service capabilities to automate provisioning and manage application lifecycles, control costs, and drive financial governance across public and private clouds. Jasnoor Gill, Sr. Director, Product Management, Nutanix. Mayank Gupta, Director Product Marketing, Cloud Management , Nutanix.

Introduction to Global HCI Lifecycle Management Learn about how the all-new, Nutanix Multi-Cluster Life Cycle Manager can automatically upgrade your global HCI infrastructure. It builds upon the simplicity and reliability of Nutanix Life Cycle Manager, long enjoyed by customers, for patching and upgrading systems from firmware through hypervisor and HCI software. See how you can use this capability to reliably managed your hybrid or multi cloud environment across its lifecycle, at global scale. Chris Jones, Principal Product Manager, Nutanix. Daniel Shubin, Staff Engineer for LCM, Nutanix.

Become the ‘go to’ person on Nutanix

You are a pro and want to get the most from your Nutanix investment and position yourself as an IT thought leader, then these sessions will help with that.

Deep Dive into HCI: Getting to know the Nutanix Architecture What makes Nutanix HCI capable of completely replacing traditional IT infrastructure? As you’ll learn in this session, it’s all about the architecture. Join Nutanix principal engineers for an in-depth look at the foundational technologies that power Nutanix HCI. Speakers will introduce you to the components of the core HCI architecture and discuss how they enable the resiliency, performance, scalability, and simplicity necessary to power modern datacenters. Tabrez Memon, Principal Engineer, Nutanix.

Deep Dive into Native Virtualization with Nutanix AHV Learn how Nutanix simplifies virtualization with Nutanix AHV, the virtualization solution natively integrated into the Nutanix HCI stack. Experts will dive into the AHV architecture and share key optimizations around workload scheduling, I/O data paths, availability, and more. Felipe Franciosi, Technical Director, Nutanix. Luke Congdon, Director of Product Management, Nutanix.

Deep Dive: Simplifying Application Mobility for Hybrid Multiclouds There are many considerations when selecting and deploying hybrid multicloud solutions. Application type, data location and native cloud services integration, for example, all influence an organization’s decision to rehost, refactor, rearchitect, or replace their applications. Each approach to application modernization has an impact on solution time, cost, and ease of project success. In this session, join Nutanix Technical Marketing Engineer David Teague and Director of Product Marketing Marc Trouard-Riolle to learn about real-world hybrid multicloud application migration strategies and how they enable organizations to get the most from their cloud investments.

There you have it, my list of 10 sessions that cover beginner to advanced. Please let me know what you think of this list. What sessions will you be attending? Please let me know on Twitter and be sure to find me online at the community lounge. If you haven’t done so, register for the event and build out your agenda.