Your Guide to VMware Cloud on AWS at re:Invent 2022

Your Guide to VMware Cloud on AWS at re:Invent 2022

By Bianca Velasco, Product Marketing Manager – AWS

The VMware Cloud on AWS team is looking forward to meeting customers at AWS re:Invent 2022.

We have planned insightful sessions for customers looking for a faster and more cost-effective way to the cloud. There are VMware Cloud on AWS breakout sessions, chalk talks, and workshops covering topics such as migration best practices, disaster recovery, modernization, and more.

AWS re:Invent is the most comprehensive cloud computing event of the year, and our vibrant, inspiring community can’t wait to meet you. Register today to get inspired and learn!

Can’t make it in person? Livestream keynotes and leadership sessions for free by registering for the virtual-only pass.

Connect with the VMware Cloud on AWS Team

Visit Us at the Enterprise Workloads Kiosk

Get insights on enterprise migration and modernization strategies from AWS subject matter experts. Chat with us at the AWS Enterprise Workloads Booth 25 & 26 in the AWS Village at the Expo.

VMware at re:Invent 2022

VMware is an AWS Partner and re:Invent Emerald Sponsor with exciting sessions in store for this year’s conference. Visit VMware at the Public Sector Pavillion at Booth 1604 to learn more.

Visit the VMware Sponsor page to register for all VMware-sponsored sessions.

Breakout Sessions

Delivered by AWS experts, customers, and partners, breakouts are lecture-style and hour-long deep dives into specific topics. We’re excited to offer VMware Cloud on AWS breakout sessions and have our customer, Aon, and partner, Effectual, join us on stage.

ENT224 – Tackle complex migrations with VMware Cloud on AWS: Lessons from Aon

November 28 at 10:45 am – Wynn Upper Level, Cristal 7

If you are running VMware workloads on premises and looking to accelerate your journey, join this session to dive deep into how VMware Cloud on AWS can help you take a lower-risk and iterative transformation approach to executing on your existing applications and data. Hear directly from Aon’s CIO on how they used VMware Cloud on AWS to tackle complex cloud journey needs. Learn innovative practices from an AWS expert to help you migrate with ease and flexibility and scale securely in the cloud.

  • Rajeev Khanna, Chief Information Officer – Aon
  • Aarthi Raju, Sr. Manager, Engineering – AWS

ENT223 – Resiliency in the cloud: Disaster recovery with VMware Cloud on AWS

December 2 at 10:45 am – Caesars Forum, Level 1, Summit 201

See how you can implement a disaster recovery (DR) and data protection strategy for your VMware workloads. The session covers how to cost-effectively create a DR strategy and automate data protection with familiar tools such as VMware Site Recovery, VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery, and AWS Backup. Effectual’s chief growth officer and an AWS expert share how they have helped customers design architecture that achieves RTO and RPO objectives.

  • Tom Spalding, Chief Growth Officer – Effectual
  • Samir Kadoo, Worldwide VMware Strategic Alliance Solutions Architecture Leader – AWS

PRT252 – All you need to know about architecting VMware Cloud on AWS deployments
Sponsored by VMware

November 29, 2:00 pm – Caesars Forum Level 1, Forum 121

Explore the architecture, technical capabilities, and migration options provided by VMware Cloud on AWS—a deeply integrated, end-to-end hybrid cloud service. Learn about the overview and customer-driven use cases of VMware Cloud on AWS; architectural components, design principles, and top technical capabilities of the service; different migration options; how to integrate the service with other AWS services; and the latest features. This presentation is brought to you by AWS Partner VMware.

  • Oleg Ulyanov, Staff Cloud Solutions Architect – VMware
  • Sonali Desai, Group Product Line Marketing Manager – VMware

Chalk Talks

Chalk talks are highly interactive, hour-long formats with a small audience. Each begins with a short lecture delivered by AWS experts, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. VMware Cloud on AWS experts are excited to engage in technical discussions to answer all your questions.

ENT233 – On the fast track: Accelerated migration with VMware Cloud on AWS

November 28 at 4:00 pm – Wynn, Level 1, Lafite 4
November 30 at 4:00 pm – Wynn, Level 1, Palmer 2

You’ve done it! You built the perfect migration strategy and are steadily moving your workloads to the cloud. There’s only one problem: it’s taking much longer than expected and those data center contracts expire in a few months. This chalk talk will discuss accelerated migration strategies using VMware Cloud on AWS. Learn how to orient your migration plans for speed and successfully complete large cloud migrations within even the most-demanding timelines.

  • Andy Reedy, Sr. Manager – AWS
  • Karthik Coimbatore Varadaraj, Sr. Systems Development Engineer – AWS

ENT308 – Scaling VMware Cloud on AWS storage using Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

November 30 at 1:00 pm – MGM Grand, Level 3, 306

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP is a fully managed service that provides the popular data access and management capabilities of ONTAP. This chalk talk walks through architecture patterns for integrating FSx for ONTAP within your VMware Cloud on AWS environment as a secondary datastore or in guest shared storage. Learn how to get started and optimize the total cost of ownership of your VMware Cloud on AWS solution.

  • Talha Kalim, Sr. Systems Development Engineer – AWS
  • Karthik Coimbatore Varadaraj, Sr. Systems Development Engineer – AWS


Workshops are two-hour interactive sessions where you get to work in teams and learn ways to solve problems using AWS services. Workshops help you get hands-on experience with the VMware Cloud on AWS solution. Make sure to bring your laptop.

ENT320 – Go hybrid: Migrate and modernize with VMware Cloud on AWS

November 30 at 8:30 am – Wynn, Level 1, Lafite 2

Gain hands-on experience migrating virtual machines to the cloud using VMware Cloud on AWS. Learn how to combine your VMware Cloud virtual machines with AWS services including Amazon RDS for databases, Amazon CloudWatch for monitoring, and AWS Backup for data protection.

  •  Talha Kalim, Sr. Systems Development Engineer – AWS
  • Harsha Sanku, Sr. Partner Solutions Architect – AWS

ENT309 – Building a disaster recovery strategy with VMware Cloud on AWS

November 30 at 11:30 am – MGM, Level 1, Grand 117

Learn about the breadth of features within the different built-in disaster recovery services that are fully integrated into VMware Cloud on AWS. Get hands-on experience building recovery plans and runbooks and failing over your virtual machines. Please have Remote Desktop installed on your laptop prior the session.

  • Paul Cradduck, Sr. Specialist Solutions Architect, VMware – AWS
  • David Piet, Principal Specialist Solutions Architect – AWS

PRT331 – Explore and migrate to VMware Cloud on AWS
Sponsored by VMware

November 29 at 11:45 am – Venetian, Level 3, Murano 3301B

VMware Cloud on AWS enables customers to accelerate their cloud migration in a simple, fast, and low-risk way. Learn how to set up a VMware SDDC, use the latest new capabilities, and start migrating workloads. Gain hands-on experience in the fundamentals of migrating workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS. This presentation is brought to you by AWS Partner VMware.

  • Niels Hagoort, Staff Technical Marketing Architect – VMware

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