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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.

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…

VMware News: October 2020

Highlights: The VI Admin Career Guide: Your Map to Continued Professional Growth and Opportunity During the 10/15 Virtual Event, Kit Colbert (CTO, VMware) explored the evolution of IT, the innovation of technology and how ever-changing business requirements drive the critical need for VMware experts within an organization. In this on demand session you’ll…

Sessions We Recommend at Dell Tech World 2020!

There’s something at Dell Tech World for everyone! Join the vCommunity online from anywhere for this free, two-day event. Discover new ways to harness the power of technology and accelerate your growth and development. Let’s use digital transformation to forge a new path, create new opportunities and build resiliency that stands the…

VMworld Recap for the vAdmin

VMware is a huge company with many products, divisions, and solutions. It’s hard to keep track of everything VMware is involved in. VMworld is no different, and in some ways, there’s even more to keep up with because of the tech previews. This VMworld recap post is for the vAdmin, the traditional…

Announcing vRealize Operations 8.2 and Cloud

We are extremely excited to announce the General Availability of vRealize Operations 8.2 and vRealize Operations Cloud. vRealize Operations delivers self-driving IT operations management for private, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments. Not only does it offer a unified monitoring platform for everything on-premises and off, it also provides a single monitoring console for all your VM- and container-based…

VMware News: September 2020

Highlights NEW VMware Modern Applications Training Courses VMware Education Services is pleased to announce new Modern Applications training courses spanning Tanzu and Pivotal Labs solutions. We offer both general and job-specific Modern Applications training for developers, IT administrators and architects, platform engineers, and even product managers. Your customers can gain the necessary…

vSAN Policies and Their Effects

This article is about vSAN, its policies, and why they matter.  During my time working with vSAN, those who have newly adopted this software defined storage solution often experience issues due to storage policies. Why are these things issues? Generally, people don’t know that policy directly effects IOPS, throughput, and latency on…

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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…

Announcing vRealize Operations 8.2 and Cloud

We are extremely excited to announce the General Availability of vRealize Operations 8.2 and vRealize Operations Cloud. vRealize Operations delivers self-driving IT operations management for private, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments. Not only does it offer a unified monitoring platform for everything on-premises and off, it also provides a single monitoring console for all your VM- and container-based…

vSAN Policies and Their Effects

This article is about vSAN, its policies, and why they matter.  During my time working with vSAN, those who have newly adopted this software defined storage solution often experience issues due to storage policies. Why are these things issues? Generally, people don’t know that policy directly effects IOPS, throughput, and latency on…

Seamlessly Migrate your on-premises VMware workloads to Google Cloud VMware Engine

Migrating workloads to the public cloud isn’t always easy. And if you want to take full advantage of the elasticity, economics, and innovation of the cloud, you often have to write a new application. But that isn’t always an option, especially for existing applications, especially those critical to your business or those…

End-to-End Network Visibility and Analytics

Watch the Overview Video VMware vRealize Network Insight 5.3 and VMware vRealize Network Insight Cloud delivers intelligent analytics and helps customers build optimized, highly available, and secure network infrastructure across multi-cloud environments. It accelerates micro-segmentation planning/deployment, enables visibility across virtual/physical networks, and provides end-to-end views to manage/scale VMware NSX-T and VMware SD-WAN…

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.…

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VMUG RICOH Whitepaper

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…

What it takes for a successful desktop virtualization deployment

Get Virtual Desktop Power, Flexibility, and Performance — Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device Technology, security, and performance remain top of mind across the business landscape. Data breaches and intellectual property theft occur across industries at an increasing rate. Digital transformation, mobility, and emerging technologies are changing worker expectations and demands for IT performance.…

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