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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.

VMware News: February 2021

Highlights A Solution to the IT Skills Gap According to IDC, companies worldwide are expected to lose more than $755 million by 2022 due to the IT skills gap. Faced with accelerated digital transformation and shifting IT demands, addressing this gap is paramount to prevent costly setbacks and promote a sustainable business.…

Announcing MinIO on the VMware Data Persistence platform

When we announced our design partnership with VMware for their VMware vSAN™ Data Persistence platform, one thing was lacking, the general availability of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) with Tanzu. With the recent GA of VCF, the vehicle to carry MinIO into the heart of enterprise IT is here and together, VMware and…

VMware IT Enables App Developers and Ops Teams to Deliver a Delightful…

VMware IT supports a diverse set of applications, environments, and technology platforms. Our developers need to rapidly build and deploy modern apps into a stable, scalable runtime environment, while our operations teams need to efficiently handle change requests related to design, log aggregation, and configuration monitoring. To address these dual needs, VMware…

VMware News: January 2021

Highlights: National Stock Exchange Builds Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure to Accelerate Delivery of Transformative Modern Applications VMware serves as the infrastructure backbone for the second-largest electronic stock exchange in the world. To stay competitive on the global stage, National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) sought to modernize its IT platform to keep pace…

Ensuring Application Performance for a Seamless Work From Home Experience

The explosion of work from home (WFH) for colleagues (our term for employees) has accelerated the need for an enterprise grade network connectivity solution. Unfortunately, the inherent limitations in connecting to cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications—combined with ever-increasing internet congestion—presented a variety of challenges that could no longer be ignored. Ensuring the…

VMware News: December 2020

Highlights: Customers Are Unlocking the Power of Hybrid Cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS Looking to rapidly migrate to the cloud? Scale cost-effectively and strengthen disaster recovery? You’re not alone. Here’s how organizations are unlocking the power of hybrid cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS. Try vSphere with Tanzu for 60 days…

VMUG Call for Content 2021

VMUG is a global organization with a mission for members to get the most out of VMware and partner solutions. To do this, we create and curate the best content we can. The best content comes from you. Our members appreciate hearing from peers who share their own experiences with VMware products…

VMware News: November 2020

Highlights Introduction to Kubernetes for the Virtual Infrastructure Administrator This course explains how Kubernetes is an infrastructure platform and gives a brief overview of how the evolution of infrastructure modernization led us to Kubernetes. Learn more here! Sympathy for the Platform Team with Adam Furtado of Kessel Run As the saying goes,…

Telco 5G: What You Need to Know

Telco and 5G has been taking main stage for some time now. Pat Gelsinger said, “5G is the single biggest tech investment we will see in our lifetime.” What does this mean for the VMUG member new and old? 5G matters to all technologists, and I’m going to share 5 reasons why.  Carrier Improvements  Carriers have traditionally provided connectivity. That model…

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VMUG Unfiltered | Ep. 3 Francis Mondia

Al talks to Francis Mondia from Endace in New Zealand about business continuity in the age of COVID-19. Francis shares updates on his experience implementing Horizon in under 72 hours, managing IT needs for a remote workforce, and how their company is continuing to make updates and adjustments in the world of…

VMUG Unfiltered | Ep. 2: Francis Mondia

Al talks to Francis Mondia from Endace in New Zealand about business continuity in the age of COVID-19. Francis shares his experience implementing Horizon in under 72 hours and managing IT needs for a remote workforce.

VMUG Unfiltered | Ep. 1: Scott Driver

It's the very first episode of VMUG Unfiltered, an all-new podcast from VMware User Group! To kick things off, Al talks to Scott Driver about business continuity in the age of COVID-19 and how Scott has handled new challenges as a Systems Administrator for a regional credit union in the northeastern United…

VMUG Collective Podcast | S1E4 – Being Mindful with Debra Zabloudil (Part…

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…

VMUG Collective Podcast | S1E3 – Being Mindful with Debra Zabloudil (Part…

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.…

VMUG Collective Podcast | S1E2 – Navigating VMware Certifications with Irish Spring

Irish Spring is the Senior Systems Engineering Manager at VMware and he knows A LOT about VMware certifications. In this episode, 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…

VMUG Collective Podcast | S1E1 – Conquering IT Burnout with Eric Lee

In this first episode of the professional development season of the VMUG Collective 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!  

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Reduce Costs with Cloud-based VMware Data Protection

Business Challenges The rise of high-velocity data sources such as cloud, SaaS, mobile and IoT have shifted data storage from the data center to cloud and edge devices. These new data sources are contributing to a compound 61% data growth rate, which in turn has made data a prime target for malicious…

Zadara for VMware Cloud on AWS

ENTERPRISE STORAGE AS AGILE AS VMWARE Working closely with VMware, Zadara has developed an architecture that leverages VMware NSX Data Center, VMware’s network virtualization and security platform, to make file, block, and object storage services available to Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) guest virtual machines running in Amazon Web Services (AWS). For more…

Experience VxRail in Augmented Reality

Welcome to the VxRail Showcase! Grab the Infrastructure AR app and keep an interactive VxRail hologram in your pocket! This experience provides an immersive tour of the hardware and software components within VxRail. Watch the video below to get started. For more information, download the e-book below:   [av_button label='DOWNLOAD WHITEPAPER' icon_select='no'…

Create a perfect Data Center with Data Center Sim

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO MANAGE A GREAT DATA CENTER? Data Center Sim gives you the power to design and run the data center of your dreams. Three tier or hyperconverged– you make the calls that determine the success and growth of your operation. Modernize and transform your infrastructure to…

A comparison of two approaches with Dell EMC VxRail and vSAN ReadyNodes…

A Principled Technologies research report based on publicly available information Introduction The benefits of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) are well documented: A 2020 IDC analysis estimated that Dell EMC™ VxRail™ could deliver a 452 percent return on investment over a five-year period, potentially lowering operational costs by 72 percent and increasing efficiency among IT…

Maintain Governance Compliance, and Security while moving to VMware Tanzu

Power up your Data Protection for Tanzu VMware offers four Tanzu editions, each of which is a superset of the one before it, meaning if you want to start with the basics and move to enterprise, you can build your container platform like Legos. Tanzu editions, paired with Dell EMC PowerProtect Data…

Innovation that Drives Modern Transformation

Modern Transformation What is modern transformation? It's the benefit of cloud computing with proven and modern solutions for virtual machines. It's the ability to leverage your physical and virtual infrastructure to deliver tru organziational value: Faster through integration Simpler through automation Safer with protection Modern transformation is more than IT. It's better…

Data Protection Trends in Virtual Environments

Executive Summary Virtual machine (VM) environments, both on-premises and in the cloud, offer a unique set of challenges for IT professionals. ESG recently took a closer look at this topic on behalf of Dell Technologies with a focus on data protection. The perspectives in this paper are underpinned by a survey conducted…

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How Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is Giving Businesses a Critical…

Disaster Recovery Moves Into the Spotlight In early 2020, the coronavirus pandemic rapidly disrupted every sector of the business world in broad and complex ways. The sudden shift to remote work and decentralized collaboration disrupted employees’ access to critical networks, systems and applications, threatening productivity and impacting companies’ abilities to connect with…

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