It feels like this year moving along at ludicrous speed so it’s no surprise that the Top vBlog for 2017 has been run and won. This year Eric Siebert changed things up by introducing new voting mechanisms to try and deliver a more palatable outcome for all who where involved…I think it worked well and […] Read More
Updated: VMworld 2017 – #vGolf Las Vegas
To say that #vGolf is back bigger and better than the inaugural #vGolf held last year at VMworld 2016 is an understatement! This year’s event has been very popular and has gotten a great response. I’d like to give special mention and thank you to the sponsors of this years event: Special mention going to […] Read More
Top vBlog 2017 – Last week to Vote!
While I had resisted the temptation to put out a blog on this years Top vBlog voting I thought with the voting coming to an end it was worth giving it a shout just in case there are some of you who hadn’t had the chance to vote or didn’t know about the Top vBlog […] Read More
VMworld 2017 – #vGolf Las Vegas
[Please head to this page for updated information] #vGolf is back! Bigger and better than the inaugural #vGolf held last year at VMworld 2016! Last year we had 24 participants and everyone who attended had a blast at the majestic Bali Hai Golf complex which is in view of the VMworld 2017 venue, Mandalay Bay. […] Read More
Quick Thought: VMUG is now part of DTUC
I awoke this morning to the news that an announcement was made at DELL|EMC World that VMUG had been rolled into a the recently formed Dell Technologies User Community (DTUC – doesn’t quiet roll off the tongue now does it?) …I also awoke to a lot of VMware community backlash on Twitter not only in response […] Read More
It’s ok to steal… VMUG UserCon Key Take Aways
Last week I attended the Sydney and Melbourne VMUG UserCons and apart from sitting in on some great sessions I came away from both events with a renewed sense of community spirit and enjoyed catching up with industry peers and good friends that I don’t see often enough. While the VMUG is generally struggling a […] Read More
VMUG UserCon – Sydney and Melbourne Events are Huge This Year!
Last year 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, fast forward a year and credit goes to the VMUG steering committee’s of both Sydney and Melbourne as it seems they have bettered themselves this time around for the […] Read More
vExpert’s of 2017 – Listen Up! It’s about the Advocacy
Overnight Cory Romero announced the intake of the 2017 VMware vExperts. As a now six time returning vExpert it would be easy for me to sit back enjoy a perceived sense of entitlement that comes with being a vExpert…but times have changed. The award has changed and the way people feel about the program has […] Read More
Vendor Wars: Tribes In IT…Get Used To it!
In the last couple of weeks there had been murmurings within the VMUG Leadership Group that Nutanix was about to be banned from sponsoring events worldwide. This was confirmed this week and in addition to that ban, no current Nutanix employee can be a Leader of a VMUG chapter, though I’m not sure if this […] Read More
HomeLab – SuperMicro 5028D-TNT4 Unboxing and First Thoughts
While I was at Zettagrid I was lucky enough to have access to a couple of lab environments that where sourced from retired production components and I was able to build up a lab that could satisfy the requirements of R&D, Operations and the Development team. By the time I left Zettagrid we had a lab that most […] Read More