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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: July 2021

Highlights Digital Workspace Office Hours Join us for sessions that will enable you to leverage all of your Workspace ONE and Horizon capabilities and get more out of your digital workspace investments. During 60-minute, interactive webcasts, you’ll engage with our experts about various topics and explore: - Common pitfalls - Frequently asked…

2021 SysAdmin Day

Happy SysAdmin Day! We love SysAdmins and recognize the amazing level of service you all supply every single day to your companies and organizations. In celebration of #SysAdminDay we wanted to make sure we gave you relevant content to your career as SysAdmins, especially in the crazy evolving tech world we live…

Announcing VMware vRealize Network Insight 6.3 and Cloud

Application agility requires network visibility across clouds. VMware vRealize Network Insight 6.3 and VMware vRealize Network Insight Cloud continues to deliver visibility into new clouds. New in this release is visibility for VMware Cloud on Dell EMC. Reduce complexity by achieving a single network view across multiple clouds including Amazon AWS, Microsoft…

Why You Should Let Modern Cloud Infrastructure Change Your Job Description

Getting the best value from your cloud services is the job of ITOps. Today’s IT requires instantaneous reaction to external and internal changes in technology offerings, particularly around cloud resources. Your company needs you to keep up with the speed of business that continually increases.    We know the vAdmin role is evolving. It’s no longer about VM level management but also managing Apps in a self-service automated environment that’s running on cloud resources…

VMware News: June 2021

Highlights Unlock the secret to cloud acceleration with vRealize Cloud Universal Find out how to become a cloud superhero with vRealize Cloud Universal! Join us July 15th as we take you through the journey to cloud. It's more than dashboards, workloads, and switching from a capital expense model to operational expense model,…

VMware News: May 2021

Highlights Claim Your Spot | Security Connect 2021 Join us June 3 for Security Connect 2021 – VMware’s largest security conference of the year. Gather industry best practices and learn more about the VMware Security mission. Session highlights include: Cloud Workload Protection, Simplified Vulnerability Management for vSphere Admins Kubernetes Security Posture Management…

VMUG Member Update from Dell Tech World 2021

Dell Tech World 2021 was virtual again, and year two brought a better experience for the attendee. The production value, the non-Zoom feel, the session layouts, all made the event more enjoyable.   Beyond the polish, there were some interesting announcements and updates VMUG members should pay attention to.  Innovation  First, a realization of what the collective IT community (including you, VMUG members!) have done during the pandemic. Michael Dell said, “Decades of…

The Triple Layered Cake of Cloud Success

It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic supercharged the move to the cloud for organizations large and small. As a global Cloud Service Provider (CSP) delivering IaaS and PaaS solutions for over 20 years, we at OVHCloud saw this sea change as an opportunity to help our customers understand what they need…

VMware News: April 2021

Highlights: Have Kubernetes Questions? KubeAcademy Has Answers The new Frequently Asked Questions series on KubeAcademy covers topics ranging from the difference between VMs and containers to why Kubernetes "won". Have a question you want answered? Let us know at KubeAcademy@VMware.com. We'll be regularly adding more videos to the FAQ series. Bharti Airtel…

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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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Microsoft Teams Optimization With Thin & Zero Client Endpoints

VMware Enthusiasts - It’s Time To Get Enthusiastic for Microsoft Teams Optimization With Thin & Zero Client Endpoints!   As a VMUG Member, there is no doubt that you’re also a VMware enthusiast and excited to hear of any advances that are made in this space. Guess what? So are we. By the end…

Migrate your datacenter to the cloud for unprecedented control and scalability

Migrate your datacenter to the cloud for unprecedented control and scalability with OVHcloud Since the tech boom of the 1990s, legacy three-tier infrastructures have dominated at many corporations and tech firms. Once so game-changing, the three silos of dedicated storage, network, and server, now hold companies back, making management and deployment more…

Empowering SaaS Providers with a Secure Cloud Architecture

Introduction: Why Security is Key to Delivering Excellent SaaS Solutions  Software as a Service (SaaS) remains the largest market segment in cloud computing. According to Gartner, the SaaS market is on track to surpass the $130 billion mark in 20221.  This growth offers a great potential for SaaS providers to expand their…

Why Focusing on the User Experience Improves Business Continuity and Reduces Risk

Introduction While balancing business acceleration and risk management, IT is constantly introducing new solutions, upgrading, and patching applications, systems, and networks, all to maximize our productivity, increase revenue, and secure the business. The pace of this constant change in every IT environment is only getting faster.  Software vendors are rapidly pushing updates…

Rapidly Deliver Virtual Desktops for Remote Workforce

Solution Profile Unforeseen events such as pandemics compel businesses to prepare for a new reality where most, if not all, employees are working remotely. IT executives must deliver a seamless workspace experience to all employees across devices and locations, but existing mobile workplace solutions are not easy to scale. IT also must…

See How Langdale Industries Implemented Druva to Achieve a Robust Disaster Recovery…

About Langdale Industries Langdale Industries, Inc. is a holding company and parent company of 26 subsidiary companies. It is a highly diversified enterprise, as its subsidiaries include forestry, forest products and other affiliate companies that span the automotive, banking, hospitality and land development industries. Centralized administrative and support functions of the organization…

Find out How to Reduce Costs with Druva & VMware’s Cloud-based data…

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 attacks. 1…

Veeam Backup & Replication What’s new in v11?

Veeam® Backup & Replication™ v11 delivers the single platform for comprehensive data management that is powerful and flexible enough to protect each phase of the data lifecycle, while handling all the complexities of a hybrid, multi-cloud environment. The following is a list of the major new features and enhancements added in V11. …

Veeam Backup & Replication with VMware Cloud on AWS

 Deployment Guide for data protection and disaster recovery through Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3a and VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC 1.4  Purpose  This Deployment Guide is designed to assist administrators with the initial setup of Veeam Backup & Replication™ using VMware Cloud on AWS for backup and restore, specifically within…

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