VMUG Collective

VMUG Collective

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The VMUG Collective compiles relevant blog posts written BY VMUG members, FOR VMUG members. We are a community, and VMUG Collective is where we make our voice heard.

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Netherlands VMUG UserCon opened my eyes to how important it is for us in the VMUG community to take notice of how rapidly our industry is changing. Across many of the presentations I attended at UserCon, the necessity to evolve was a universal theme. Here are some of my insights from those sessions. The Keynote: VMware’s Transition to an aaS Model Kit Colbert, CTO, VMware Cloud Platform Business Unit, delivered the keynote presentation about VMware’s transition to an “as a Service” (aaS) model. This is a big change that is affecting VMware and its customers, and I appreciate their efforts to be more transparent about this restructuring.   With the ...
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​ Photo Credit: Kaz Igarashi Recently, I was honored to be the keynote speaker at the VMUG Japan UserCon. While in Tokyo, I experienced VMUG hospitality on a new level from both longtime friends and newcomers to the VMUG community. Japan UserCon had countless great moments and activities, two in particular stuck out: the lightning round presentations and the peer-to-peer mentorship within the community. Lightning Round Presentations This year I had the privilege of judging the annual Japan UserCon Lightning Rounds. Community leaders manage subcommittees, and each committee presents a 15-minute discussion on topics such as vSAN, VDI, and Hybrid ...
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The vAdmin's Future

The vAdmin's Future Dell Technologies Forum is a one-day event featuring all seven of Dell’s technologies in one place.  The San Francisco Forum had Pat Gelsinger keynote.  Hearing Pat on stage, I couldn’t help but think about all the potential our members have. Listening to the future of VMware at events like this, announcements at VMworld, and articles from tech magazines tells me we, the vAdmin, are poised for great things. Even so, that future won't be realized without effort.   VMworld had vSphere getting main stage attention, which was awesome for us to reflect on.  There is a lot happening right now in the VMware world: ...
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ClearSky Data recently  announced support  for VMware Cloud on AWS. The move signals the availability of native, cloud-based backup and recovery for companies migrating to the cloud. As one of the first VMware partners to provide this solution, ClearSky gives VMware Cloud on AWS users the complete reliability and redundancy they know and trust from their on-prem environments with all of the benefits of cloud-based backup. It’s about simpler backup storage, improved recovery times and seamless onsite-and-offsite copies of data that are accessible wherever it's needed. VMware Cloud on AWS service runs in public cloud infrastructures and provides connectivity ...
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Call for Participation

Dear VMUG Members, As we approach 2019, VMUG has new opportunities for the community to get involved. VMUG will restructure the Board committees and councils to increase efficiencies, involvement and communication with the VMUG community. Task Forces will be created as needed to bring a specific set of skills together in order to accomplish a short-term task. Committees and Councils will continue to operate towards the same set of goals and objectives. The new structure is as follows: Councils Councils are initiative-specific advisory groups established to provide feedback and guidance on specific strategic issues. Leader Advisory Council ...
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VMware Wants to Share – October 2018   The Next Step Forward: Capturing the Full Potential of Tech “Superpowers” VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger authors a LinkedIn article on the four technology “superpowers” he shared during VMworld 2018: Cloud, Mobile, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. Gelsinger dives deeper and shares his thoughts on what the next step is for each superpower and where we need to innovate to capture their full potential.   Our Networking & Security Experts at the Virtual Cloud Network Deep Dive Do you have colleagues who are networking and security professionals?  Are they intrigued by what NSX can ...
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VMworld 2018 Announcements By Keith Townsend, VMUG Contributor, Principal at The CTO Advisor, Solutions Architect at VMware I’m sitting down the week after VMworld to write a recap of announcements for VMUG Voice. The question isn’t if any big announcements were made at VMworld. The right question? Which announcement will prove most significant? ESXi on ARM A bunch of our peers can’t stop talking about ESXi on ARM. Don’t get excited thinking you’ll take those benefits VMUG Advantage licenses and deploy vSphere on a bunch of Raspberry Pi’s. The solution is aimed at OEM partners. Even if you could get your hands on the ARM bits, the minimum requirement ...
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VMware Wants to Share for September Introducing VMware vSphere Platinum. VMware is excited to announce the latest edition of our vSphere platform, VMware vSphere Platinum. This new edition delivers advanced security capabilities powered by machine learning and fully integrated into the hypervisor. It combines the industry leading capabilities of vSphere with VMware AppDefense, to secure infrastructure and applications in an operationally simple manner with minimal overhead or performance impact. To learn more about this new offering, visit the vSphere product page . vSphere 6.7 Update 1 is here.   VMware is announcing vSphere 6.7 Update ...
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