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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.

Behind the Voice of the Member

Hey VMUG! My name is Shanna Cleveland and I’m your new Market Research Senior Coordinator specializing in customer insights and analytics. Previously I worked for Nielsen where I designed, implemented, and analyzed consumer research for several Fortune 500 companies. After years of working in the industry, I can attest to the value of building and listening to the collective voice of a community. My goal is to help revolutionize community engagement by asking fun and…

New and Improved VMware Learning Zone (VLZ) User Interface

VMware recently announced the release of a new and improved VMware Learning Zone (VLZ) user interface. In addition to a cleaner, brighter, and more engaging interface, the new VLZ UI has been rethought and rebuilt from the ground up to deliver a more modern, intuitive, and impactful experience for our learners. A Basic Subscription to the VLZ…

Cubic Mission Solutions Supports U.S. Troops in the Field with VMware

Editor's Note: This post is a VMware case study syndicated to the VMUG Collective. Enjoy! Like any modern business, military forces need fast access to information to coordinate and execute their missions. However, running an enterprise at the tactical edge isn’t exactly the same as managing a typical data center. Troops need…

VMUG Insights From Dell Technologies World 2019

Dell Technologies World 2019 ushered in a new era of partnership between VMware and Dell EMC. VMware used the size and scope of the event to make major announcements. During his keynote address, Pat Gelsinger said “this is like VMworld,” and I could not agree more. For those of you in the…

Insights from VMUG Japan UserCon

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…

Insights from the Netherlands: How To Thrive In Our Ever-Changing Industry

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…


Professional Development Podcast S1E4 – Debra Zabloudil (Mindfulness, Pt. 2)

In the final episode of the first season of the VMUG Professional Development podcast, Debra Zabloudil takes us through what emotional intelligence is and a mindfulness exercise. But be careful: Make sure to pull over in your car before you follow along. Please let us know on Twitter @MyVMUG if you have…

Professional Development Podcast S1E3 – Debra Zabloudil (Mindfulness, Pt.1)

On this episode, Matt and Candice talk to Debra Zabloudil, President and CEO of The Learning Studio about Mindfulness! We talk about what mindfulness is, debunking common misconceptions, and small ways you can practice mindfulness at work! It was a long conversation so we're doing not one, but TWO episodes about it.…

Professional Development Podcast S1E2 – Irish Spring (VMware Certifications)

Irish Spring is the Senior Systems Engineering Manager at VMware and he knows A LOT about VMware certifications. In this podcast, he walks through why getting VMware certifications are so important, what happened when he failed the test while working at VMware, gives some tips on how to take the certifications on…

Professional Development Podcast S1E1 – Eric Lee (IT Burnout)

In this first episode of the Professional Development podcast, we're talking to Eric Lee about IT Burnout, how to avoid it and fight it. Read the Eric's article about IT Burnout here!  


Hello From My Homelab #3 – Chris Hildebrant

Join Lindy Grady as she interviews VMUG Member Chris Hildebrandt about his homelab set up. Hello From My Homelab is presented by VMUG Advantage. Get a 10% discount off VMUG Advantage by using the code HOMELAB.  

Hello From My Homelab #2 – Tony Reeves

Join Lindy Grady as she interviews VMUG Member Tony Reeves about his homelab.

Hello From My Homelab #1 – Don Aten

Join Lindy Grady as she interviews VMUG Member and Leader Don Aten about his homelab.  

VMware Cloud on AWS – Webcast

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…


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