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VMworld 2014 must see cloud sessions

VMworld 2014 Must See Cloud sessions

As we get ever closer to VMworld, the usual Must See session lists are coming out in the blogosphere.  I don’t want to replicate the work that those people have already done, so I would recommend reading Duncan Epping’s list over at Yellow-Bricks.  Its the most interesting list I have seen so far.  Read it here. I already published my session list a while back, so if you want to see what I am presenting specifically please click here.  I wont be plugging my own sessions here, you can decide if you want to attend them. So whats the purpose of this article then?  Well, as most people know now, I am working in the cloud services business unit at VMware.  I wanted to highlight some cool sessions that if your interested in what you can do with clouds, are worth attending.  These sessions really show the value and the […]

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Cloud Storage Tiers

Leverage multiple Cloud Storage Tiers

Over the past few months I have been working on a number of projects within the vCloud Hybrid Service. One of these projects has been working with Storage Tiers in the cloud.  Recently vCloud Hybrid Service launched new tier of storage Standard Storage.  Offering multiple storage tiers is a critical part of  delivering cloud services to consumers who needed different levels of service. Multiple Cloud Storage Tiers I wanted to link to a couple of articles over on the VMware vCloud blog that I think are important to read and understand when considering how to architect your cloud workloads. VMware vCloud Hybrid Service Standard Storage Tier Mix and Match Storage Tiers The two articles above really demonstrate the power of how you can architect your workloads to leverage different cost models, based on your requirements for performance vs cost, and how simple it is to implement these deployments into Infrastructure […]

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North East VMUG

North East VMUG – England

North East VMUG Thursday 7th August will be the first North East VMUG in England to be held at the International Center for Life in Newcastle. The VMUGs are a really great way to meet with your peers, interact and learn about all things virtual. The highlights listed on the VMUG website are: EUC Round Table PernixData Presentation Community Presentation – Duncan Simpson Community Presentation – James Rankin vCloud Hybrid Service – Richard Munro Lunch, Raffle, and vBeers Read more about the day by clicking here. Unfortunately I wont be able to attend this VMUG even though my name is on the agenda.  However, Richard Munro who is the UK vCloud Hybrid Service Chief Technologist will be attending and talking all things vCHS. Of course, the main attraction has to be Frank Denneman.  You have to take the opportunity to talk to Frank and learn about Pernix Data.  Its not […]

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Free VMworld Pass

Win a Free VMworld Pass San Francisco

Win a Free VMworld Pass Want to go to VMworld this year? Can’t get the sign off from your manager? Now is YOUR chance to win a free VMworld Pass to VMworld San Francisco 2014 Win a Free VMworld Pass VMware has just launched the Cloud Academy today and are offering the chance to win up to five full conference passes.  Its a really exciting initiative. VMware’s Cloud Academy gives you the opportunity to learn all about the hybrid cloud from some of the industries most recognised experts on cloud computing, while offering you the bonus chance to win a VMworld pass at the same time…  How awesome is that! All you have to do to be entered into the draw is to take a 20 question test based on the content you have watched, and get 18 out of the 20 questions right.  The quiz will run from July […]

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vSphere beta

Want to participate in VMware vSphere beta? Now is your chance

For the first time, VMware has opened up the vSphere beta to the public.  This is really cool.  Although this is not an actual public beta, VMware wants to get as many members of the public involved to actually try the product and provide feedback. VMware vSphere beta This vSphere Beta will showcase some of the latest features included within vSphere and give you the opportunity to try them out. How to Join the Beta  Navigate to and click “JOIN NOW!” button. Log in with your My VMware account.  (Please register for an account if you don’t have one). Once you have an account and are logged in, please accept the Master Software Beta Test Agreement (MSBTA) and Program Rules screens if you have not already done so in the past. After doing this you should be in the vSphere Beta 2 community. Join Today: VMware vSphere Beta Landing Page […]

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