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VMware updates to the VMUG Community   Each month, VMware Business Units provide information important to the VMUG community. Click through to view the detailed blog to stay on top of VMware news, updates and opportunities.   VMware invites you to: Voice your opinions, expectations and priorities for VMware - take the survey Learn more and register for VMworld 2017 Find out more about the VMTN Global Forum by Language program by reading this brief blog post or by visiting the VMTN Global Forums. Understand use cases for HCI in this whitepaper Find out how micro-segmentation can transform your data center security ...
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The NSX Mindset represents a new paradigm in the IT industry.  Overall it represents the monumental changes occurring as network virtualization rapidly rises to the forefront of data center architecture. To VMware, as a company, the NSX Mindset is symbolic of the company’s growth, innovation, and leadership in the industry.  Much like VMware ESX began as ripple and became a tidal wave in a global industry, the stone of NSX has been cast into the pond.  Only this time the stone is much bigger and being thrown by a much stronger arm.  With over 500,000 VMware vSphere customers and a dominant market share in the compute virtualization space, VMware is ...
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MIKE NELSON Architect, Secura Insurance Tell us a little about your background with VMware : Well, I’ve been doing IT for over 24 years - I’ve been in it a long time! I started out when things were very simple and rudimentary:  We used big floppy disks and did a lot of data entry, worked on big mainframes, things like that. I actually got into virtualization in early 2000 and VMware in 2006, looking at it trying to figure out how it would work for the company I was working for at the time.  When we got to the point of moving away from physical and trying the new concept of virtualization I got hooked immediately. I studied relentlessly, ...
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Today’s digital transformation revolution is facilitating an enormous growth of data and information generated in the enterprise. The transformation offers organizations an abundance of benefits ranging from business agility, business opportunities, business profitability, and more. This growth of data is exponential and is being generated in the realm of hundreds of petabytes per day. According to a study conducted by IDC in April 2014, the digital transformation is doubling the size of data and information that is being generated every two years. According to the study, by 2020 the amount of data created and copied annually will reach 44 zettabytes, ...
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  FUD: Let’s talk about it Jon Hildebrand - LightEdge Solutions Fear.  Uncertainty.  Doubt.  We usually hear about FUD to describe how a technical vendor might belittle and/or tear down a competitor’s product or service when trying to sell their product or service.  In many cases, when it comes to our careers, we get caught in a cycle of FUD when it comes to how we approach interacting with others in our day-to-day work.  Many of these feelings tend to be brought on by our own psychology, but are most heavily influenced by the culture of our work environment. So, why talk about the culture in which we work in, especially from an IT perspective?  ...
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SUZAN PICKETT Director, Converged Infrastructure, U.S. Bank     What is your life like outside of VMUG? When not working, I spend as much time with my husband and our two Labradors as possible.  We enjoy hiking, walking muddy trails, and more recently driving muddy trails.  The Pacific Northwest is the perfect region to explore and get outdoors.  I have also recently taken up baking and experimenting with pie recipes, and am now working on improving my cooking skills – and like technology, some creations are better than others.  I’ve always been passionate about technology, so I do spend time reading and understanding trends and potential ...
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VMware EUC is Teaming Up with VMUG!! VMware End-User Computing (EUC) announced a partnership and expanded presence within VMUG!  To create a unique experience for EUC members, VMUG will launch EUC-focused events across the U.S. this summer. Be on the lookout for details regarding upcoming EUC events, and check out the latest blog for additional information. Don’t miss the upcoming UserCons featuring EUC Content: San Diego, CA | April 18 th South Florida | April 19 th Denver | April 26 th VMware Workspace ONE & AirWatch Enhancements Expand the Digital Workspace Check out the latest release from Workspace ONE and AirWatch! We've ...
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VMware Wants To Share VMware updates to the VMUG Community How Important is your Virtual Network Infrastructure? Are you the first line of response for app availability issues? Do you struggle to get visibility across the virtual and physical infrastructure? VMwares vRealize team wants your feedback about the challenges faced by VI admins in troubleshooting network infrastructure issues. CLICK HERE to provide feedback. 10 lucky winners will win $50 Amazon gift cards! Visit a VMware EUC Briefing Center: The EUC Briefing Center is designed for customers to engage in productive and personalized conversations with VMware executives, ...
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Meet VMUG London Leader, Simon Gallagher Lead VDI Architect at a global financial institution What is your life like outside of VMUG and VMware? I am based in the UK and have two small human children, a 10 year-old daughter and 7-year old son. I like fast cars and recently built a Ferrari. OK, it was a Ferrari made out of Lego, a hobby my family is somewhat obsessed with and one hard to hide as I have engineered an entire Lego wall of my home dedicated to the endeavor. I am also a compulsive tech geek and to prove it have constructed a temple of geekdom (home lab) in my garden and blog about it frequently. While getting my degree ...
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David Sandberg Director of Infrastructure Engineering Innovation UnitedHealth Group/Optum Technology What is your life like outside of VMUG and VMware? First and foremost I am a parent of three college age children, all of which I am quite proud of. Outside of work I enjoy a variety of activities that include fishing and hunting and playing guitar. I play in a band, Wild Vice, the four of us play a variety of classic rock, blues and country songs. Tell us a little about your background with VMware. About 4 years ago I was asked to deliver a replacement for a virtual firewall system. We investigated and began implementing ...
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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 Ive been a virtualization advocate. How did you get involved in VMUG? As I began learning about ...
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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 Masters 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. Ive recently figured out video games are restricted to kid friendly racing and flying games, so I dont get to play my beloved first-person shooters like I used to. We love traveling ...
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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 Reviewers 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 Manager ...
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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 ...
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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 VMUGs success in growing from 30k to over 100k+ members. I look forward to seeing VMUG thrive under Bens 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 member of ...
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‪ Senior Server Analyst II at First Commonwealth Bank Greater Pittsburgh Area How long have you been a leader? Ive 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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