Mark your calendar for these .NEXT 19 Anaheim Sessions

May 2, 2019

As the countdown continues for .NEXT 19 Anaheim, there are more than a few sessions and events we’re looking forward to.

If you haven’t already built your agenda, or if you plan to play it by ear and wait to confirm what you plan to attend when you are at the Anaheim Convention Center, here are a few sessions and events we feel should be on your calendar! And to be clear, this goes beyond the must see keynotes and guest speaker presentations by Jessica Alba, Mike Reiss, and Mark Hamill.

Wednesday, May 8

11:15 am – 12:00 noon

Nutanix Files: Intelligent File Storage for the Cloud Era

Location: North 252

Devon Helms, Senior Product Marketing Manager – Storage Services, Nutanix

Ed Keiper, Senior Systems Engineer, Nutanix

This is a tough one for us, as there are two really excellent sessions happening at the same time. Expect this one to be a really good one for anyone looking to get more out of their Nutanix Files infrastructure requirements. We did a joint webinar recently talking through how Nutanix Files can be a key piece of keeping your data protection needs for HCI simple. Check out the replay here.

11:15 – 12:00 noon

Introducing How Nutanix is Making Data Protection Easy, Integrated and Invisible

Location: North 258

Mark Nijmeijer, Product Management Director, Nutanix

Jay Chitnis, Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Nutanix

If you need to better understand how Nutanix works backup and recovery needs across both primary and secondary workloads, this is another must for your agenda. Expect both Mark and Jay to provide invaluable insight into how best to complement what Nutanix offers and works with key data protection partners in the industry. Mark shared thoughts on where HYCU fits prior in a video you can find here.

11:45 am – 12:20 pm

Ask a Peer Expert: Migrating to AHV

Location: Hall A

Customer led discussion

Drop in to hear from Nutanix customers on how to migrate to AHV efficiently and with simplicity! And we’re looking forward to hearing what Jose Bellas at University Health Care has to say! Jose has been one of the longest standing HYCU for Nutanix customers, and for his on-going support and collaboration, we couldn’t say thank you enough. If you’re interested in hearing more ahead of the session on what Jose is up to, you can check out a recent video here.

1:25 – 2:10 pm

Introducing Object Storage with Nutanix Buckets

Location: North 259

As we all know, enterprise storage rates are growing off the charts. In this session, you will hear Karan and Gourab share more on how to deploy and manage S3 compatible object stores with Nutanix Buckets. You can read more on HYCU’s support for Nutanix buckets here.

Karan Gupta, Principal Architect, Nutanix

Gourab Baksi, Senior Product Manager, Nutanix

3:40 – 4:25 pm

HYCU Customer Case Study: The Right Choice for Complete Backup and Recovery for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

Location: 256 AB

Subbiah Sundaram, VP Products

As always, expect this session to be an interesting view into what HYCU is doing with key customers to better support and extend their Nutanix Enterprise Cloud investment. Subbiah, our VP Products, is one of our most passionate advocates, and you can catch a glimpse of it here, when he sat down with Christophe Bertrand at ESG recently.

4:40 –5:15 pm

The ROI Story: A Guide for IT Leaders

Location: 253 North

Steve Kaplan, VP Customer Success at Nutanix

Steve has been focused on crunching the numbers and sharing what financial gains customers can expect from Nutanix and the technologies they deploy. This session is guaranteed to be not just eye-opening for obvious reasons on what you can expect in terms of both near-term and long-term savings, but attendees will get a signed copy of his most recent book, The ROI Story: A Guide for IT Leaders. As Steve has noted, “The goal of this book is to assist CIOs, CTOs, CFOs, IT managers, IT staff, channel partners, manufacturers, consultants, cloud providers, systems integrators, outsourcers, and anyone else interested in how to use financial analysis as a framework to optimize strategic decision-making.”

6:30 – 10:00 pm

.NEXT Celebration Party – Bring your Boogie on!

City National Grove Anaheim (offsite)

To help get you in the mood, as if that’s ever a requirement, make sure you crank up the laptop speakers for this!

Thursday, May 9

10:00 – 10:45 am and repeat at 2:30 – 3:15 pm

Nutanix Files Deep Dive

Location: North 252

As the first to support Nutanix Files (formerly AFS), this is a must see presentation to hear the latest innovation with Nutanix Files and what is coming. Vishal shared more on where HYCU fits with Nutanix Files here. Make sure to check that out before the session! And, our VP Engineering Goran Garevski shared how HYCU is uniquely designed to do some pretty cool things with Nutanix Files, like needing less than a minute to perform an incremental backup of 20M files Nutanix share when just a single file is changed. You can read more and catch a pretty cool video on that here.

Vishal Sinha, VP Engineering, Nutanix

Vikram Gupta, Director of PM, Nutanix

1:45 – 2:15 pm

The 5 Toughest Challenges Facing Every CIO

Location: North 253

Wendy Pfeiffer, CIO, Nutanix

Guaranteed to be a powerful and insightful panel, Wendy, one of the most-widely honored and celebrated CIOs in the industry never ceases to impress. Regardless if you are a CIO, aspiring to be a CIO, or just interested in what’s important to do and overcome any infrastructure, IT or cloud challenges, make sure you make this session. And, if you ever doubted how powerful Nutanix is for your Enterprise Cloud needs, Wendy and her team did an excellent session at .NEXT 18 in London. You can catch a great recap of that here and how Nutanix doesn’t just drink its own champagne, but truly uses their technology and other technologies to achieve some impressive results.


Don’t worry. If you ever miss out on any of these sessions, or even others, you can follow updates on Nutanix Nation where Nutanix does an excellent job of keeping anyone interested in the latest developments with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud initiatives up-to-date.

If you’re looking forward to hearing more on why we feel strongly there is a right choice to make when you need a backup and recovery solution for your multi-cloud investment, please stop by our booth in the Platinum Village (P04), or pre-schedule a meeting here.

But also tell us, what sessions are you looking forward to the most?

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