Modernize Your IT with vSAN Innovations

Start Date:4/11/2017

Start Time:11:00 AM PDT

Duration:90 minutes


Now Available On Demand

Come listen to Lee Caswell, VP of Products for storage and availability, discuss how the latest innovations in VMware vSAN are helping customers simplify and accelerate their digital transformation. VMware vSAN, our award-winning software powering leading hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions, continues to evolve as a core building block for the Software-Defined Data Center. After Lee’s introduction, vSAN product experts will cover how vSAN enables you to seamlessly extend virtualization to secure hyper-converged storage, to reach your objectives for cost and efficiency, and to scale to tomorrow’s business needs. We’ll also share insights gained from our vSAN beta program where we focused on features and capabilities around the themes of security, protection, and management. Finally, get your questions answered via a LIVE ask-the-experts session. Join us for this exciting event to learn how that latest features from vSAN can help set your storage and availability agenda in 2017 and beyond.

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Lee Caswell

Vice President of Product, Storage and Availability Business Unit


Lee Caswell leads a team driving storage that speeds the customer adoption of new products, partnerships, and integrations. Lee joined VMware in 2016 and has extensive experience in executive leadership within the storage, flash and virtualization markets.
Lee has a long history of promoting flash adoption as vice president of Marketing at NetApp and vice president of Solution Marketing at Fusion-IO (now SanDisk). Prior to Fusion-IO Lee was a founding member of Pivot3, a company widely considered to be the founder of hyper-converged systems, where he served as the CEO and CMO. Earlier in his career, Lee held marketing leadership positions at Adaptec, and SEEQ Technology, a pioneer in non-volatile memory. He started his career at General Electric in Corporate Consulting.
Lee holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Carleton College and a master of business administration degree from Dartmouth College. Lee is a New York native and has lived in northern California for many years. He and his wife live in Palo Alto and have two children. In his spare time Lee enjoys cycling, playing guitar, and hiking the local hills.

Michael Haag

Group Manager, Product Marketing, Storage and Availability

Michael Haag is a VMware Group Product Marketing Manager focused on core VMware vSAN, Virtual Volumes and SRM marketing. He joined VMware in 2015 after 8 years in the storage industry, including time at Brocade, 3PAR and HP. He has been a frequent speaker at VMworld, HP Discover, Interop and industry webinars. He has published multiple papers and is a regular contributor to the Virtual Blocks blog. He has a Masters of Electrical Engineering and B.S. in E.E. from Rice University in Houston, Texas. 

Vahid Fereydouny

Sr. Product Line Manager


Vahid has been at VMware's Storage and Availability Business Unit for 3½ years and is now a Senior Product Line Marketing Manager. He has more than 15 years of experience in storage and availability. Vahid has been leading vSAN software product roadmap for 2½ years helping build the product and for the last 6 months he has been part of product marketing helping scale the vSAN business. He is passionate both about technology and business.

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