Explore Kubernetes at

VMworld 2019 


Discover cloud native technologies with an emphasis on containers and Kubernetes at VMworld. Whether you’re a beginner seeking to move your career and organization forward or an architect looking for new insight into cluster operations, we have activities planned specifically for you. 

San Francisco | August 25-29th 

Showcase Keynote: 

Kubernetes and the Cloud Native Journey

August 26th, 2019 | 6:30 – 8:30pm | Dirty Habit - in Zelos Hotel

Join us for refreshing spirits, seasonal appetizers, and energizing conversation in an intimate space five floors above the streets of San Francisco’s SOMA district.

 *By invitation only—please reach out to your VMware representative for more information.

In a Hands-on Lab

Ready to deep dive? Test drive the latest features and innovations from our Kubernetes portfolio with Hands-on Labs.  

The learning opportunity is the best in the industry.

Ben Hinkle

Solutions Architect, SHI


Breakout Speaking + {Code} Sessions  

Below is a sample of the diverse group of people who will be speaking about cloud native technologies, Kubernetes and containers.

Nathan Ness

Staff Systems Engineer

Cloud Native Fundamentals. Containers & Kubernetes 101 for the VI Admin. [KUB1126BU]

David Lloyd

Solutions Architect

Transform your vSphere Team toOperate Kubernetes as a Service. [KUB2883BU]

Boskey Savla

Technical Marketing Manager

Extend your Existing vSphere Environment to Operate Kubernetes. [KUB2069BU]

Olive Power

Kubernetes Architect

Guts and Glory. How to Make Kubernetes Work for your Organization. [KUB1879BU]

Yannick Meillier

Solutions Architect

Kubernetes Lessons Learned. Tips & Tricks from 50+ Kubernetes Deployments. [KUB2517BU]

Michael Michael

Director of Product Mgmt

Design & Deploy Windows Containers on Kubernetes w/ VMware PKS. [KUB1995BU]

Hart Hoover

Kubernetes Architect

Kubernetes Security. Move Fast without Breaking Things. [KUB1218BU]

Elevate your Kubernetes knowledge at VMworld

Don’t miss the opportunity to take your career and organization to the next level during VMworld 2019. 



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All events will be held in and around the Moscone Center on Howard Street in San Francisco

It's vital if you're in a decision-making role.

Kerry Johnson

 Senior Systems Engineer, FieldCore (GE)

Cloud Native Happy Hour


It's a top-notch event that anyone in the IT industry can benefit from.

Jeff Berger

Architect, Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Book 1 Signing

This section should be the "treasure map" of recommended sessions for the Believer Audience.

Book 2 Signing

This section should be the "treasure map" of recommended sessions for the Follower Audience.


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Leading enterprises are increasingly defined by their ability to develop software. That’s why they are turning to Kubernetes and cloud native principles to speed developer velocity and drive resource efficiencies. Hear from the creators of Kubernetes, the architects working hands-on with customers and the engineers building new solutions.

Craig is the Co-founder and former CEO of Heptio. Co-creator of Kubernetes and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

Kubernetes Up and Running

Kubernetes on vSphere for Dummies 

Kubernetes Book Signings

At the VMware booth 

Stop by the Modern Apps pod to connect with our resident Kubernetes experts and get the first look at demos talked about on mainstage.

Get Hands-on with Kubernetes

Amy Chen

Systems Software Engineer

Your Kubernetes Cluster, Namespaces, and You. [CODE1725U]

Monday, August 26th | 11:30am

Get in Touch

Have questions? We'd love to hear from you.


York Wei

Member of Technical Staff

Monitor Health State of a Large Fleet of Kubernetes Clusters w/ Wavefront. [KUB1168BU]

Eryn Muetzel

Director, Product Management

How to Unlock Kubernetes for Massive Scale—and Maxium Return. [KUB1835BU]

Ross Kukulinski

Product Line Manager

The Future of Kubernetes Cluster Provisioning and Day 2 Ops. [KUB1840BU]

Andrew Babakian

Principal Systems Engineer

Why Networking and Service Mesh Matter for the Future of Apps. [CNET2741BU]


Kubernetes Academy: Intro to Containers & Kubernetes

August 28th, 2019 | 1:00 – 4:00pm | The Park Central San Francisco 

Ready to dive a little deeper into the world of Kubernetes? Understand the first principles of cloud native infrastructure, and then dig into our lab environment and deploy your first cluster. This training is designed for attendees who are early in their cloud native journey—you will walk out with more knowledge of basic concepts and greater comfort in working with containers. 

Run Kubernetes on VMware 

What’s the shortest path between you and Kubernetes clusters? Your VMware SDDC. In this workshop we will show you how to get up-and-running with Kubernetes on your existing infrastructure. We’ll explain how to use your VMware SDDC to enable layers of high availability, simplify networking and ensure persistent storage for your Kubernetes clusters. 


Half-day Workshops

Spaces disappear fast, so grab your spot today. 

Sunday, August 25th 1:00 - 5:00 | Thursday, August 29th 10:30 - 2:30

Authors Joe Beda and Boskey Savla will be hosting book-signings for their books Kubernetes Up and Running, and Kubernetes on vSphere for Dummies respectively. Copies are limited, so be sure to swing by our booth to get your very own, limited edition signed copy before they run out. 

Don’t miss out on limited edition copies 

Wednesday August 28th | 1:30pm

Fabio Yeon

Sr. Staff Engineer

More Devs, No Problem: Managing Self-service Access to Kubernetes.  [KUB1851BU]

Chad Dunn

VP Product Management

Enterprise-ready Kubernetes: Your Path to Cloud Native Applications with Dell Technologies. [KUB4114BU]

Craig McLuckie, Vice President R&D, Cloud Native Apps, VMware

Paul is responsible for VMware’s Kubernetes and application modernization strategy, solutions and related open source initiatives.

Paul Fazzone, SVP and GM, Cloud Native Apps, VMware, VMware