A few years ago I claimed that the Melbourne VMUG Usercon was the “Best Virtualisation Event Outside of VMworld!” …that was a big statement if ever there was one however, over the past couple of years I still feel like that statement holds court even though there are much bigger UserCons around the world. In […] Read More
vExpert 2019 – Why The vCommunity is Still Important to me.
Overnight, applications for the 2019 VMware vExperts where opened up and as per usual it’s created a flurry of activity on social media channels and well as private communications such as the vExpert Slack. There is no doubting that IT professionals still hold the vExpert award in high regard…though it’s also true that others have […] Read More
AWS re:Invent 2018 Recap – Times…they a̶r̶e̶ have a̶ Changi̶n̶g̶ed!
I wrote this sitting in the Qantas Lounge in Melbourne waiting for the last leg back to Perth after spending the week in Las Vegas at AWS re:Invent 2018. I had fifteen hours on the LAX to MEL leg and before that flight took off, I struck up a conversation (something I never usually do […] Read More
VMworld 2018 Recap Part 2 – Community and Veeam Recap
VMworld 2018 has come and gone and after a couple of days recovery from the week that was, i’ve had time to reflect on what was a great week and an another great VMworld in Las Vegas. For me, the dynamic of what it is to be at a VMworld has changed. The week is […] Read More
Veeam @VMworld 2018 Edition…
VMworld 2018 is less than a week away, and I can’t wait to fly into Las Vegas for my sixth VMworld and second with Veeam. It’s been an interesting year or so since the last VMworld and the industry has shifted a little when it comes to the backup and recovery market. Data management is […] Read More
VMworld 2018 – #vGolf Las Vegas
#vGolf is back! Bigger and better than last years event. This is the third year of the event having had the inaugural #vGolf at VMworld 2016. Last year we had 34 participants and everyone who attended had a blast at the brilliant Bali Hai Golf complex. This year, Bali Hai is closed during the VMworld […] Read More
vBrownBag TechTalks at VMworld 2018 – The Power to Catapult!
VMworld 2018 is fast approaching and in the last 24 hours, notifications where sent out to those lucky enough to have their session submissions accepted. Having been on the wrong side of that email multiple times I understand the disappointment that comes with not having a session accepted. The great news about VMworld is that […] Read More
vExpert 2018 – The Value Remains!
After a longer than expected deliberation period the vExpert class of 2018 was announced late last Friday (US Time). I’ve been a vExpert since 2012 with 2018 marking my seventh year in the program. I’ve written a lot about the program over the past three or four years since it’s “perceived” value started to go […] Read More
Awarded vExpert Cloud – A New vExpert Sub Program
Last week Corey Romero announced the inaugural members of the vExpert Cloud sub-program. This is the third vExpert sub-program following the vSAN and NSX programs announced last year. There are 135 initial vExpert Cloud members who have been awarded the title. As it so happens I am now a member of all three which reflects on […] Read More
VMworld 2017: Don’t Take it for Granted!
This time next week VMworld 2017 will be kicking off with the Sunday evening Welcome Reception among other sponsor and community events and for me, it will mark my fifth VMworld since 2012 having only missed the 2013 event. It’s become an annual pilgrimage to the west coast of the US so much so that […] Read More