Original Broadcast Date

Start Date:12/13/2016

Start Time:11:00 AM PST

Duration:50 minutes


Now Available On Demand

Incorporating a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) data center strategy into your operations can make your transition to a next-gen, software-defined data center painless. HCI offers simple storage for your vSphere environment, dramatically improved efficiencies that enable faster response to dynamic business needs, and remarkable flexibility. VMware vSAN is the #1 software that makes HCI solutions a reality.
Now you can evolve your data center without risk – and realize 10x faster response rates to dynamic demands, 50% reduction in TCO, and infinite scaling.
Sounds great, but how does it apply to your unique business requirements?

This enlightening vExpert roundtable discussion webcast will give you a solid understanding of HCI & vSAN, including:

  • Realized benefits from hyper-convergence via vSAN
  • Planning, implementation, troubleshooting
  • Best practices, tools, tips & tricks
  • Real-world use cases

Facilitated by VMware GTM strategist Priya Shivakumar, the panel includes seven-time vExpert Greg Schultz (founder of StorageIO) and VMware architect, vExpert and Cisco Champion AJ Kuftic (
Come join the discussion and discover how HCI & vSAN can empower your enterprise, today and tomorrow.


Priya Shivakumar

Group Manager, Product Marketing, Storage and Availability

Priya Shivakumar is a Group Manager at VMware, and works on GTM Strategy and Product Marketing for vSAN, the software defined storage powering the industry-leading Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions. Priya joined VMware after spending 3 years in strategy consulting at L.E.K. and 5 years in IT consulting / implementation at BearingPoint.  She holds a Masters in Computer Science from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Follow her on twitter: @PriyaShivakumar

Greg Schulz

vExpert & Founder, Storage IO

Greg is a VMware vSAN and seven time vExpert as well as Microsoft MVP. Has been the “customer” working in IT, as well as “vendor”, analyst and consultant. He has books on the Intel Recommended Reading List with a new one in the works. You can find him on and on twitter@StorageIO

AJ Kuftic

vExpert & VMware Architect

AJ is a VMware vSAN vExpert and has been a VMware vExpert since 2013 as well as a Cisco Champion. He is currently a VMware architect at Highmark Inc. You can find him online at and on twitter @ajkuftic

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