For those IT professionals who are based in Sydney or are planning to travel to this stunning city shortly, it is good to know that VMware vForum 2018 will be held here at Luna Park, Milsons Point on the 17th and 18th of October, 2018.
Even if the event takes two days, this time it is completely free for all participants. The main focus will be on Data Centre, Cloud, Workforce Transformation, and Security. A detailed agenda is available here.
For the technology geeks it is good to know the availability of Hands-On Labs, including the expert-led workshops, as well as generous discounts for the On Demand courses, VMware Learning Zone Premium subscription, and the VCP/VCAP certification exams.
Also, vBrownBag crew will host TechTalks at the event – a unique experience that shouldn’t be missed.
Considering the number of announcements at VMworld 2018 US, vForum 2018 is an essential place to be next week!
For those of you who are based in Sydney or Melbourne, VMware User Group organises the most prominent annual community event this week – VMUG UserCon 2018. I’ve been participating in VMUG UserCon in Sydney for a few years, and it was always above my expectations meeting technology experts and raising startups, and socialise with the peers.
According to the event’s agenda, this year the primary focus is going be on the solutions to build a hybrid VMware Cloud on AWS, provide automation and analysis for virtual machines and containerised workloads, secure environment with VMware NSX and more.
In addition to local VMUG leaders and stars, there will be industry pioneers like Bruce Davie (NSX) and Cormac Hogan (Storage and Availability). So if you would like to learn about modern trends in the virtual space, have some questions for VMware or the event sponsors, or just want to mingle with the crowd – the registration is still open here and here.
Another news I would like to share with you is related to hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). VMware is planning to hold a virtual event called ‘Deploy, Manage and Scale vSAN and HCI with vRealize Operations‘ on March 21 and 22, 10 am PDT. The first webinar will be focused on business needs to accelerate HCI adoption, whereas the second one is promised to be a technical deep dive into the components that comprise the HCI architecture. Looks like a fascinating subject to explore to me!
Happy New Year to everyone!!! 2017 was definitely full of disruptions from VMware, and the folks in Palo Alto keep the wheels of innovation fast turning.
Saying that it is always a good idea to look at what is happening behind the curtains, meet with the experts and peers, and plan for the next technology upgrade. This is where VMUG UserCon can be of great use!
This year VMUG UserCon is promised to be more about deep-dive learning and hands-on training. Woo-hoo!!!
The primary focus is on modernising data centres and integrating with the public cloud, expanding into the digital workspace with Workspace ONE, and transforming security with solutions like NSX and vSphere.
The event is going to be held in the heart of Sydney CBD at The Westin Sydney.
The registration is already open, and it looks like it’s going to be a big hit! So don’t miss your chance to be there on March 20th 😉
Less than two months since VMware announced the availability of a vSphere beta and it has been refreshed with the new features and bugfixes. To participate in the program, candidates should indicate their interest by filling out this simple form.
I personally think time around Christmas holidays is the best one for tech geeks to dedicate some of their time and have an understanding of what’s next.
The beta refresh is available as a downloadable media and as a hosted environment in the Hands-on-Labs.
For those folks who need access to the full range of technologies from VMware, the VMware User Group has just announced a 10% discount on the VMUG Advantage subscription. This offer is available until December 31st, 2017.
All this sounds like a great Christmas gift from the vendor. Thank you, VMware!