SAP AG has announced at Sapphire Now in Madrid today a preferred three-way strategic collaboration with EMC and VMware to develop tools and services that make it easier for customers to adopt cloud and run SAP systems in next-generation cloud infrastructures with increasing levels of automation. The partnership will help deliver even more business agility and scale efficiencies by taking advantage of two key transformational technologies: cloud computing and in-memory technology.
They will also be highlighting this announcement tomorrow during a keynote featuring Vishal Sikka – SAP CTO, Paul Maritz, and EMC's Pat Gelsinger. For more information, you can visit sap.com
As of this Monday, we now have a VMware corporate page on Google+ and John is currently the one running it. You can follow it or +1 it or both at goo.gl/rWcRm
On Facebook, the vCloud team has shared a link to a helpful blog post by our very own Dave Hill on enabling elastic virtual datacenters in vCloud Director. This allows you to add more resources to a Provider vDC when they become constrained or run out. Find it and more cool links at facebook.com/vmwarevcloud
VMware View is currently running a 500/250 promotion, in which you can get 25% off the license list price for a 500-pack of View Premier and 18% off the license list price for a 250-pack of View Premier. Promotion ends December 15, so hurry up. Head on over to facebook.com/vmwareview to find out more.
Also, VMware Mobile has shared a link to a story about Revolution by LG with VMware Horizon Mobile being named as an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree. Go to facebook.com/vmwaremobile to find out more about this cool new device.
We have seven cool new webcasts scheduled, covering topics from introductory to advanced, such as best practices for virtualizing your Java systems to roaming desktops, and an introduction to virtualization in Spanish and Portuguese. Go to webcasts.vmware.com to see the full list and register.
The VMware Forum has concluded its tour around the world, but you can still register for on-demand delivery. One last stop is left on the schedule for Vancouver on the 7th of December. You can find out more by going to vmware.com and clicking on the big grey box that says VMware Forum 2011.
The following VMUGs are going to be meeting over the next week: Maryland, Bakersfield, Central Ohio, East Tennessee, Northwest Arkansas, Indianapolis, North Germany, Philadelphia, and Myrtle Beach.
There will be a full-day user summit in Brisbane on December 5th, and a full-day user conference in Kansas City on December 6th, which will feature our gracious host John Troyer. Also the Dutch VMUG is having their full-day conference on the 9th.
All VMUG meeting and conference dates are posted on myvmug.org
vBeers Santa Clara is happening today on occasion of the Cloud Expo at Bennigan’s Grill in Santa Clara, there’s another in Copenhagen tomorrow, and next week, there is a vBeers meeting in Miami.