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Highlights from VMware: September 2019

Highlights Get to Know Project Pacific Project Pacific, a technology preview, empowers IT Operators and Developers to accelerate innovation by converging containers and VMs into VMware’s vSphere platform with native Kubernetes. VMware has leveraged Kubernetes to rearchitect vSphere and extend its capabilities to all modern and traditional applications. Learn more about Project…

Highlights from VMware: August 2019

VMware- Kubernetes—Lessons and Ideas from the Past, Present and Future Five years ago, Craig McLuckie and two other co-creators introduced the world to Kubernetes. It was launched as an open source project—now the fastest growing effort of all time. Today, Kubernetes has been adopted by 70% of enterprises, with half running workloads…

Going to VMworld? Want a TCO report for VMware Cloud On AWS?

Is your company still undecided on a portion of your cloud strategy? Is your company not sure which cloud options makes the most sense, or if they should even move to the cloud at all? Let us help. At VMworld, we’ll have Cloud Economists available to answer your customers’ questions, and help…

VMUG Heads to VMworld 2019

VMworld US 2018 VMUG Leader Lunch Photo Credit:  Brandon Seymour of vmwarevelocity.com  It’s that time of year again when the UserCons slow down and we start to prepare for both VMworlds.  First, we’ll be in San Francisco from August 25th to 29th. The annual VMworld August show never disappoints, and VMUG will…

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…

vSphere Tags & Categories: Tips to Use Them the Right Way

  vSphere Tags & Categories: Tips to Use Them the Right Way! By Rick Vanover, Senior Director of Product Strategy for Veeam Software Editor's note: this blogpost was provided by our partners at Veeam Software   Like many vSphere users, we have known about vSphere tags for a long time. I believe they were first introduced…

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…

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S1E4 – Being Mindful with Debra Zabloudil (Part II)

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…

S1E3 – Being Mindful with Debra Zabloudil (Part I)

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.…

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…

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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Hello From My Homelab #5: Alex Gallagher

Join Lindy Grady as Hello From My Homelab goes international with VMUG Member Alex Gallagher! 

Hello From My Homelab #4: Russell Hamker

Join Lindy Grady as she chats with Russell Hamker about his awesome Homelab! 

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.  

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