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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: 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…

Stories that Bring Solutions

Dell Client Community hosts several technical webinars a month and quarterly community events to bring members together to discuss the latest in Dell Technologies products. Our recent C3 event “Tech Stories that Bring Us Together” on March 29 featured a long-time Dell user, Rav Mohapatra, Senior Manager of Program Management at GE,…

VMware News: March 2021

Highlights Leading Change: Accelerate Your App and Cloud Transformation Join us for a 35-minute live event to learn how to unlock the power of any cloud for a new generation of modern apps. Then dive deeper with labs, Cloud City demos and technical experts to turn your digital business vision into reality.…

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…

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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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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…

Veeam and AWS Customer Reference Book

Simplicity, Security and Savings: How Veeam® Software and AWS Deliver the “S” Trifecta of Data Backup Now more than ever, the world relies on online tools and platforms to conduct business, gain an education and maintain a social life. Cloud environments — particularly the public cloud — have made this shift possible.…

Cloud Data Management Backup & Recovery

Cloud Data Management™ enables organizations to achieve unmatched data management and protection, reusing data to drive innovation across data centers and cloud. It also accelerates business agility through automating core backup and recovery capabilities, enabling data mobility, visibility, intelligent orchestration, governance and security. For more information, download the e-book below:   [av_button…

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