Entries by Brad Tompkins

Coopetition

As IT professionals, we have learned to thrive in a multi-vendor environment. We all have legacy equipment, new acquisitions, or mistakes along the way that put us in a situation to support multiple vendors. Most of the time (at least, I hope most of the time) this works out pretty well. Not flawless, but we […]

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 be there with […]

VMUG Insights from VMware EMPOWER

As a VMware Empower ambassador, I had the privilege of attending all three of this year’s VMware Empower events. VMware invited its robust partner network to Atlanta, Singapore, and Lisbon as a way for partners to receive direct technical training and content. In turn, the partners can then better serve VMware’s 500,000+ customers. Here are the two […]

Insights from VMUG Japan UserCon

Recently, I was honored to be the keynote speaker at the VMUG Japan UserCon. While in Tokyo, I experienced VMUG hospitality on a new level from both longtime friends and newcomers to the VMUG community. Japan UserCon had countless great moments and activities, two in particular stuck out: the lightning round presentations and the peer-to-peer […]

The vAdmin’s Future

Dell Technologies Forum is a one-day event featuring all seven of Dell’s technologies in one place.  The San Francisco Forum had Pat Gelsinger keynote.  Hearing Pat on stage, I couldn’t help but think about all the potential our members have. Listening to the future of VMware at events like this, announcements at VMworld, and articles from tech magazines […]

The Diversification of VMUG

Lindy Grady is one of our female leaders from Indianapolis.  She attended VMworld in Las Vegas and participated in the annual Leader Lunch, a time where leaders get to recognize peers, spend time with VMware executives and talk about progressing VMUG. Lindy took this opportunity to address the lack of women involved in VMUG.  This […]

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