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Tell us a little about your background with VMware. I started using VMware with vSphere 3, which was about 10 years ago. I had just started a job at a Manufacturing company. It was December and it seemed everyone was out using remaining vacation time. My manager told me to take a look at open projects, pick one and get started. I found this project called “Virtualization” and became intrigued. I took over the project, learned about VMware, and when they got back from break I had set up a proof of concept and virtualized my laptop. Since then I’ve been a virtualization advocate. How did you get involved in VMUG? As I...
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Steve Athanas Director of Platforms & Systems Engineering University of Massachusetts What is your life like outside of VMUG and VMware? Truthfully, right now I am trying to re-discover what I like to do for fun, as for the past 15 months I have been in a sprint to get my Master’s degree – and that took all of my free time – and then some. My wife, Danielle and I are in the red zone of parenting with a four-year old son Will and 2-year old daughter, Evie. I’ve recently figured out video games are restricted to kid friendly racing and flying games, so I don’t get to play my beloved first-person...
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Looking to learn more about VMware EUC? Read the EUC Technical Blogs: Announcing the Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition Multi-Site Reference Architecture Paper App Volumes Deployment Considerations: Updated for App Volumes 2.12 Automating Horizon 7 with VMware PowerCLI 6.5 Configuring VMware Identity Manager for High Availability in Multiple Data Centers New Reviewer’s Guide for View in Horizon 7 – A Series of Mini-Guides VMware User Environment Manager, Part 1: Easier, Faster Windows Logins with Mandatory Profiles VMware User Environment Manager, Part 2: Complementing Mandatory Profiles with VMware User Environment...
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Established in 1959 in Taoyuan City, Taiwan, China Airlines is one of the leading airline carriers in Asia. The company is headquartered in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and has over 12,600 employees as of August 2016. The airline operates in 4 continents, 143 destinations in 29 countries/districts, and deploys 92 aircraft. China Airlines' IT infrastructure consists of two data centers. "We have more than 60 VMware ESXi hosts and over 900 VMs. The VMs run our core applications, including our GPS system, Flight system, OA system, Microsoft SQL, Exchange, and file servers, and other workloads," says Stivan Chou, China Airlines’ Representative....
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Keith Townsend - Principal, THE CTO Advisor, regular VMUG contributor The VMUG content committee met for the beginning of the year to discuss the content focus for the year. While VMUG is a VMware focused user group, never more has it been more apparent that the VMware ecosystem is more than vSphere or VMware products. I wanted to take some time to discuss the expanding ecosystem and the priorities of VMUG from a content perspective in 2017. In the last VMUG Compass, we introduced the topic of digital transformation. In short, as VMware customers, we directly feel the impacts of digital transformation in the demands on our vSphere-based infrastructures....
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"I was pleased to serve with Ben on the VMUG Board and look forward to his leadership as VMUG President. Ben is well positioned to assume the role as he has been on the board since its inception in 2010, and has held multiple roles all of which have contributed greatly to VMUG’s success in growing from 30k to over 100k+ members. I look forward to seeing VMUG thrive under Ben’s leadership." - Mariano Maluf, past-president of VMUG VMUG Members, As many of you know I have accepted the position of President of the VMUG Board of Directors for 2017. As a longtime leader of the Kansas City User Group for nearly 10 years, and...
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‪ Senior Server Analyst II at First Commonwealth Bank Greater Pittsburgh Area How long have you been a leader? I’ve been the VMUG Western PA Local Leader for over three years. What is your job title? Senior Server Analyst II at First Commonwealth Bank VMUG Tell us a little about yourself. I am a virtualization and sports enthusiast. Three time vExpert and VMUG Leader. Craft beer lover. Pittsburgh Pirates grounds crew member. Husband to an amazing wife and Dad to a beautiful and intelligent girl. What made you decide to be a VMUG leader? I saw it as an opportunity to strengthen the community...
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