Browsing Posts published in July, 2014

Has written in a previous post, Veeam has announced their first big multi-day event: VeeamOn 2014. An important milestone for a company that was founded in 2006 and now one of biggest in its field (and still a good example on how the virtualization ecosystem can grow using also the ecosystem itself). VeeamON will be a big event (and potentially one of the “biggest”) not only about Veeam and their products, but on the entire availability and data protection area. The agenda is not yet available, but the contents are quite interesting and, of course, […]

Virtual Design Master is a great initiative by Eric Wright (@discoposse), Angelo Luciani (@angeloluciani) and Melissa Palmer (@vmiss33) with the original idea to build an “IT reality” build around a team competitors with a design challenge that puts their knowledge to the test, requiring many skills and disciplines from the virtualization industry. Is something really interesting that demonstrate the power of the communities effort and is complementary with other community activities like #vBrownbags or study groups. Also if you are not directly involved with the competition is a great opportunity to learn from other projects […]

Just three years ago this blog has started its life (see the first official post: Blog goes live), initially with a different domain name, but fastly changed with the final one (shorted and probably simpler). Compared to the first year (see the related post: One year of blog) and also the previous one (see the related post: Another year of blog), the blog has grow, expecially in the number of visitors (and recurring visitors) and in its popularity (for example see this ADV classification of some blogs). It remain one of most popular virtualization related […]

Today VMUG will launch the VMUG Engage, a new program (in a gamification form, like the CloudCred initiative) that allows to earn points every time you participate in the VMUG community. Whether you register for a User Conference, attend the Virtual Event, post in a discussion forum or connect with another user, you’re earning points!

The CloudOps VMUG SIG is working on the next events and on-line sessions. Do you have a nice idea, an interesting technology or example or would you like to hear about something special (of course CloudOps oriented)? Just fill this Call For Paper module with your idea and suggestions in order to help the CloudOps SIG team in building a rich agenda for the next months.

VMware certifications path is a three level model: starting from VCP, VCAP to the top level VCDX certification. Plus an initial, but not relevant in the certification step (to increase your level) Associated level (VCA). And this for each technology area: datacenter, cloud and end user computing and soon the networking path. Now there some new information about the network virtualization path, related to the VMware NSX product.

In the past days, VMware has officially announced the launch of two beta programs: vSphere Beta Program Virtual Volume (VVols) Beta program Although those beta programs not public, but private, for the first time, and unlike previous beta cycles for vSphere, the vSphere beta and VVols beta are open for everyone to sign up. This approach allows participants to help define the direction of the world’s most widely adopted, trusted, and robust virtualization platform.

According to Microsoft, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award is given to “exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others”. The awarded are people who “actively share their … technical expertise with the different technology communities related directly or indirectly to Microsoft”. An MVP is awarded for contributions over the previous year. Is more than an award (or accreditation) instead of certification and is quite similar (in the concept) like other “community” award, like the VMware vExpert.

Interesting European IT events: IET Seminar on Software Defined Networks – London (July, 3) MCT Summit 2014 – Bucharest (July, 3-5) DataCentre Transformation Conference – Manchester (July, 8) London VMUG Meeting – London (July, 17)

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