Omaha VMUG Twitter Contest

To all Omaha VMUG Members- I’d like to invite you to Twitter.  I’m sure you’ve heard about this tool, but I don’t think many of you are participating.  What you may not know is how much value there is in this tool for virtualization admins and architects.  There are some great discussions going on out there, …

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Partner Exchange 2011 – Days 4 & 5

Thursday was another day of meetings, including a great meeting with part of our VMware partner team where we got into a deep discussion about our cloud strategy.  There was also a great deal of work completed toward the VMWorld 2011 VMUnderground party.  It is going to be a great party!  More to come on …

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Partner Exchange 2011 – Day 3

Partner Exchange this year had 3300 attendees (up from about 2800 last year). Keynote on Wednesday started straight in with Paul Maritz, where he announced the Partner ecosystem account for $45 billion of revenue.  The big message this year is that when migrating to a cloud architecture, it’s important to support existing inefficient apps (crapplications …

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Partner Exchange 2011 – Day 2

My second day at Partner Exchange started in the EMC Bootcamp session.  There were many cool topics covered, a couple of which were “turn off the cameras” cool.  One of EMC’s long term goals is to reduce both price and complexity of their products.  This has manifested in the creation of Unisphere and the VNXe …

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Partner Exchange 2011 – Day 1

I started my first full day at Partner Exchange in the HP Partner Bootcamp.  I’ll save you some of the more salesy/marketing information.  They started by covering some details of the infrastructure they helped build for the new Cowboys stadium.  It involves a multisite 100TB EVA, 16 BL480 blades supporting 747 POS terminals and is …

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My VCAP-DCD Experience

I passed my second VCAP exam! I found myself writing this post while taking the exam, so I figured I should probably go ahead and put it down in bits. The exam has been well described by several others, so I won’t duplicate that.  What I will add is my preparations and own thoughts. 1. …

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VMUndergound PEX 2011 WuPaaS – Epcot Beer Tour

Anyone interested in a Warm-up Party before Partner Exchange this year?  If so, we might have you covered. We had pretty much decided not to do a VMUnderground party at PEX, but one innocent tweet about beer at Epcot by Theron led us into a mad rush of planning and has resulted in this: Date: …

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Latest Published Article – Using social-media platforms: A guide to the VMware community

Using social-media platforms: A guide to the VMware community 2/1/2011 Are you taking full advantage of social media to help you excel as a VMware administrator?  By reading this blog, you’ve obviously taking some advantages, but there may be more you’re overlooking.

Latest Published Article – Profile management alternatives for VMware View 4.5

Profile management alternatives for VMware View 4.5 12/6/2010 Advice around the final, but not least important, piece of the VDI puzzle: Profile management.,289483,sid179_gci1524307,00.html

Kansas City VMUG Plans

As I sit down to really dig into building labs for the upcoming Regional VMUG in Kansas City, I realize that I haven’t even mentioned it once on my blog.  I guess it is close enough now that I can spill some beans as to what we have in store. Similar to what we did …

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