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VMware Wants to Share for June

By Lori Donaldson posted 06-20-2018 08:49 AM

  

VMware Wants To Share for June

VMware updates to the VMUG Community

Each month, VMware Business Units provide information important to the VMUG community. Visit this section each month to keep on top of VMware news, updates and opportunities.

It's Time to Upgrade

With the end of general support of vSphere 5.5 coming in September, VMware and VMUG urge VMware users to upgrade to vSpere 6.5 or above in order to drive their technology and cloud vision forward. VMware has partnered with VMUG to offer technical workshops in cities near you and also a webcast series for all.

vSphere 6.7 is here!

vSphere 6.7, released in April of this year, provides a powerful, flexible, and secure foundation for business agility that accelerates your digital transformation to hybrid cloud and success in the digital economy. With vSphere 6.7, you can now run, manage, connect, and secure your applications in a common operating environment, across the hybrid cloud.

Coming to a city near you! VMware vSphere Upgrade Technical Workshops

VMware vSphere is the foundation of VMware’s Software Defined Datacenter and Cloud solutions. VMUG has collaborated with VMware to provide members with a technical workshop on upgrading their environments to the latest version of vSphere. Secure your spot today for this highly interactive and popular workshop.

Plan Your vSphere Upgrade: Technical Webcast Series

Upgrading your vSphere version is now more important than ever. VMware is offering a 3-part technical webcast series that includes all the knowledge, tools, tips and tricks you will need for a successful vSphere upgrade.


Webcast 1: Why Upgrade Your vSphere Environment to the Latest and Greatest – Technical Deep Dive

Date: 05/22/2018 10:00 AM PDT, Speakers: Adam Eckerle & Kim Jahnz


Webcast 2: Getting Ready to Upgrade Your vSphere Environment – Steps for Success

Date: 05/23/2018 10:00 AM PDT, Speakers: David Stamen & Nigel Hickey

Webcast 3: vSphere Upgrade Scenarios and Best Practice Tips and Tricks

Date: 05/24/2018 10:00 AM PDT, Speakers: David Stamen & Nigel Hickey

Product improvements based on YOUR feedback
VMware’s R&D organization is listening and acting based on the input you provided in our recent Product Satisfaction survey. We are honored that for many of you, VMware is a company you trust to deliver transformational technology. You have noticed many improvements we’ve made in our products, yet we still have plenty of opportunities to improve the experience we deliver. We would like to share with you the areas we have focused on, as well as those where we are still working on improving for you.

Download E-book: Accelerating Digital Transformation with Containers and Kubernetes – An Introduction to Cloud-Native Technology

This book introduces you to containers and Kubernetes, explains their business value, explores their use cases, and illuminates how they can accelerate your organization’s digital transformation.
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Free Workshop: Deploy Modern Applications Rapidly on Kubernetes with PKS

VMware are hosting a series of workshops at locations around the world on VMware Pivotal Container Service (PKS), a production-grade Kubernetes solution for deploying and managing containerized applications. Starting with seven US cities, these half-day events will offer an immersion experience for attendees to learn about containers and Kubernetes, and also to talk to industry experts face to face on how to set up a Kubernetes service stack in their organizations.

VMware Kubernetes Container Orchestrator

The Kubernetes container orchestrator has become one of the most popular open source software projects. A VMware Special Interest Group (SIG) was recently chartered within the Kubernetes project. The SIG offers a forum for users to interact with developers to share best practices, and offer guidance on improving the experience of running Kubernetes on VMware platforms.

Q&A with Women Who Code’s Jennifer Tacheff on Women in Tech

Women of Silicon Valley 2018 brought together industry trailblazers to share their insight on the importance of female role models within the tech sphere. VMware had the opportunity to speak with Jennifer Tacheff, vice president of partnerships and growth at Women Who Code, on her career journey and what it means to her to get more women involved in tech.

What’s So Drastic About Plastic?

During Earth Month 2018, VMware employees are reminded of the company’s mission to leave ahead a better future—to put back more into the environment, society and the global economy than we take – and to inspire our employees, customers and partners to do the same. This year’s focus is on plastics pollution, and VMware is striving to “Reboot the Earth” by encouraging the community to reduce single-use plastics. Nicola Acutt, VP of Sustainability at VMware, spoke with Angela Pozzi, founder of Washed Ashore, to get her thoughts on environmental conservation.

Best Employers 2018: VMware Named #21 by Forbes

Each year, Forbes partners with market research company Statista to poll 30,000 U.S. employees. With this data, the companies compile a country-wide ranking of the best employers of 2018. This year, VMware ranks #21 on Forbes’ list of best employers. For companies in the “IT, Internet, Software & Services” category, VMware ranks as the #4 best employer. Additionally, for companies headquartered in the competitive San Francisco Bay Area, VMware takes the #3 spot.

Next Major Cloud Markets Could Be Least Expected

As organizations in developing countries leapfrog to advanced technologies, conditions are ripening for nascent markets to surge ahead with the cloud. Duncan Hewett, senior vice president and general manager for VMware in Asia Pacific and Japan, shares his thoughts on why these developing nations could be untapped markets into cloud computing.

What a Virtual Cloud Network Can Do For Your Business

Everything of value today is connected to the network. And with IoT, 5G, AI, and other emerging technologies, connections will increase by orders of magnitude. Businesses must provide secure connectivity for their customers – and they can do that with the Virtual Clout Network.

Plan Your vSphere Upgrade: Technical Webcast Series

End of general support for vSphere 5.5 is coming on September 19, 2018. Upgrading your vSphere version is now more important than ever. We are offering a 3-part technical webcast series that includes all the knowledge, tools, tips and tricks you will need for a successful vSphere upgrade.

Webcast 1: Why Upgrade Your vSphere Environment to the Latest and Greatest – Technical Deep Dive

Date: 05/22/2018 10:00 AM PDT, Speakers: Adam Eckerle & Kim Jahnz

Webcast 2: Getting Ready to Upgrade Your vSphere Environment – Steps for Success

Date: 05/23/2018 10:00 AM PDT, Speakers: David Stamen & Nigel Hickey

Webcast 3: vSphere Upgrade Scenarios and Best Practice Tips and Tricks

Date: 05/24/2018 10:00 AM PDT, Speakers: David Stamen & Nigel Hickey

Try Wavefront, enter to win $500

VMware is running a contest as yet another incentive for cloud practitioners to see first-hand the value and power of Wavefront by VMware. All you have to do is sign up for a trial, connect, and 2 people each month will win a drawing for a $500 Amazon e-gift card!
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