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Monthly Archives: February 2014

VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast 266 – New & Upcoming VMware Books

Hosts

John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer

Guests

Lauren Malhoit @malhoit

Robert van den Nieuwendijk @rvdnieuwendijk

Chris Wahl, @ChrisWahl

Steven Pantol, @StevePantol

Brian Atkinson, @vmroyale

Matt Liebowitz, @mattliebowitz

Mike Preston, @mwpreston

News

VMware NOW: Virtual SAN Special Online Event

Essential VSAN: Administrator’s Guide to VMware Virtual SAN

VMware cuts price of hybrid cloud management tool to $0

Around the Community

vBrownbag Podcast

VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today

AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast

Virtualization Security Roundtable

vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters

Geek Whisperers Podcast

Establish your Cloud Cred!

Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center

VUPaaS – Virtualization User Podcast as a Service

Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – VMware NSX

vSoup Podcast

The Cloudcast Podcast

New & Upcoming VMware Books

Show

Book VMware vCenter Operations Manager Essentials

vCenter Operations Management Suite

Book Learning PowerCLI

vSphere PowerCLI Documentation

Book Networking for VMware Administrators

vSphere Networking

Book VCP5-DCV: VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide

VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV)

Book VMware vSphere Performance: Designing CPU, Memory, Storage, and Networking for Performance-Intensive Workloads

VMware vSphere Performance Blog

Book Virtualizing Microsoft Business Critical Applications on VMware vSphere

Virtualize Business Critical Applications – VMware Blog

Book Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5

Book Troubleshooting vSphere Storage

VMware vSphere Blog – Storage

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VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – 265 – Accelerate – IT Transformation

Hosts

John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer
Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick

Guests

Tony Foster, @wonder_nerd
Eric Ledyard, VMware @ericledyard

News

F5 and VMware Strengthen End-User Computing Offerings to Enhance Customers’ Virtual Desktop Infrastructures
VMware and Google to Modernize Corporate Desktops for the Mobile Cloud Era
2014 VMware Partner Network Award Winners Named
VMware NOW: Virtual SAN Special Online Event

Around the Community

vBrownbag Podcast
VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today
AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast
Virtualization Security Roundtable
vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters
Stu McHugh’s Virtualisation Blog – vNews Podcast
Geek Whisperers Podcast
Establish your Cloud Cred!
Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center
VUPaaS – Virtualization User Podcast as a Service
Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – VMware NSX
vSoup Podcast
The Cloudcast Podcast

Accelerate – IT Transformation

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VMware Accelerate Blog

VMware Accelerate Advisory Services provide high-value enterprise IT strategy consulting to help CIOs and their key stakeholders accelerate IT and business transformation, and deepen their understanding of the business value proposition associated with cloud computing. Services cover all phases of the enterprise IT strategy development process, from benchmark analysis and value modeling to balanced transformation plans.

VMware Accelerate > Author Archives: Eric Ledyard

Infrastructure Independence – The Power of the Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC)

VMware Accelerate Advisory Services

PDF Professional Services for a Software-Defined Data Center

PDF A Modernized Software Environment for Developing, Deploying and Operating Cloud Applications

PDF Global Financial Institution Selects Software-Defined Data Center

PDF Delivering on the Promise of the Software-Defined Data Center

Check out – VMworld 2013 Session – VSVC4509 SDDC is Here and Now: A Success Story

Virtual SAN (Beta)

Khan Academy – is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

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vExpert 2014 applications are open

Applications for the 2014 vExpert program are now open. Applications will be accepted up until March 6th at midnight PST. Applications received after the March 6th deadline will roll into the Q2 nomination & voting process. 

VMware vExpert 2014

Each year, we bring together in the vExpert Program the people who have made some of the most important contributions to the VMware community. These are the bloggers, book authors, VMUG leaders, speakers, tool builders, community leaders and general enthusiasts. They work as IT admins and architects for VMware customers, they act as trusted advisors and implementors for VMware partners or as independent consultants, and some work for VMware itself. All of them have the passion and enthusiasm for technology and applying technology to solve problems. They have contributed to the success of us all by sharing their knowledge and expertise over their days, nights, and weekends.

vExperts who participate in the program have access to private betas, free licenses, early access briefings, exclusive events, free access to VMworld conference materials online, and other opportunities to interact with VMware product teams. They also get access to a private community and networking opportunities.

Changes for the 2014 vExpert Program
This year we are implementing two new changes to the vExpert program. The first change is fast track current vExperts into the 2014 program. If you are a current 2013 vExpert, your 2014 application process has been shortened. Since you are a proven vExpert all we want to know is what you have been doing since the May 2013 vExpert announcement. Simple, right?

The second change is quarterly nominations into the 2014 vExpert program. We will leave the application open year round and at the end of each quarter we will begin the voting process for new vExperts from the previous quarter. So even if you are not picked to become a vExpert 2014 right away, we will allow for quarterly voting and nominations.

Evangelist Path
The Evangelist Path includes book authors, bloggers, tool builders, public speakers, VMTN contributors, and other IT professionals who share their knowledge and passion with others with the leverage of a personal public platform to reach many people. Employees of VMware can also apply via the Evangelist path. A VMware employee reference is recommended if your activities weren’t all in public or were in a language other than English.

Customer Path
The Customer Path is for leaders from VMware customer organizations. They have been internal champions in their organizations, or worked with VMware to build success stories, act as customer references, given public interviews, spoken at conferences, or were VMUG leaders. A VMware employee reference is recommended if your activities weren’t all in public.

VPN (VMware Partner Network) Path
The VPN Path is for employees of our partner companies who lead with passion and by example, who are committed to continuous learning through accreditations and certifications and to making their technical knowledge and expertise available to many. This can take shape of event participation, video, IP generation, as well as public speaking engagements. A VMware employee reference is required for VPN Path candidates.

Apply for vExpert 2014
Current 2013 vExperts use the 2014 vExpert Fast Track application: http://bit.ly/1ikZ8hi
2014 vExpert application: http://bit.ly/LMJqB5
Recommend a colleague to apply for 2014 vExpert: http://bit.ly/1bobFfF

Questions & Updates

For questions about the application process or the vExpert Program, please send email to  vexpert@vmware.com. Be sure to follow @vExpert for updates on the 2014 vExpert program.

Thank you to all who have participated in years past,
Corey Romero & the vExpert Team

VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – 264 – The coming “Server SAN” market with Wikibon’s Stu Miniman

Hosts

John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer

Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick

Guests

Stuart Miniman, Wikibon @stu

News

VMware to Present at the Stifel Technology, Internet & Media Conference

VMware to Present at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference

Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc. Standardizes on VMware vSphere With Operations Management VMware Partner Exchange Info

Around the Community

vBrownbag Podcast

VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today

AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast

Virtualization Security Roundtable

vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters

Stu McHugh’s Virtualisation Blog – vNews Podcast

Geek Whisperers Podcast

Establish your Cloud Cred!

Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center

VUPaaS – Virtualization User Podcast as a Service

Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – VMware NSX

vSoup Podcast

The Cloudcast Podcast

The coming “Server SAN” market with Wikibon’s Stu Miniman

Show

Server SAN simplifies storage

Virtual SAN (Beta)

Server SAN infrastructure model of Google, Facebook poised to spread

Server and Storage Convergence

The Cloudcast #129 – Cloud Chaos, HyperConvergence & Commoditization

Commercial Applications And Hyper-Scale Storage

Server SAN Market Definition

Scalable Infrastructure – CrowdChat

Forget selfies. ‘Server SAN’ is storage world’s 2014 TWERKNADO

 

VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – 263 – A Conversation with William Lam: vCAC, APIs, Flings, vSAN automation

Hosts

John Mark Troyer, VMware @jtroyer

Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick

Guests

William Lam, VMware @lamw

News

VMware Partner Exchange Info

VMware to Acquire AirWatch

VMware Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

Around the Community

vBrownbag Podcast

VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today

AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit Podcast

Virtualization Security Roundtable

vCatchup Podcast – Craig Waters

Stu McHugh’s Virtualisation Blog – vNews Podcast

Geek Whisperers Podcast

Establish your Cloud Cred!

Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – Software-Defined Data Center

VUPaaS – Virtualization User Podcast as a Service

Join the Conversation on Google+ Communities – VMware NSX

vSoup Podcast

The Cloudcast Podcast

A Conversation with William Lam: vCAC, APIs, Flings, vSAN automation

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VMware Labs Flings

2013 VMware Fling Contest winner announced!

Automating vCAC (vCloud Automation Center) 6.0 IaaS & SQL Server installation

Automating vCAC (vCloud Automation Center) 6.0 Identity & Appliance configurations

VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 6 installation pre-req automation script

VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0 Reference Architecture

Now available: OpenStack+vSphere and vCAC 6.0 Labs

How To Install vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 6.0 – Part 1 – Identity Appliance

vCloud Automation Center – Product Page

What’s New in VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0

Download VMware vCloud Automation Center

VMware vCloud Automation Center – Community

Accelerate the Cloud and Integrate Puppet Enterprise with VMware vFabric App Director

Early Xmas gift from VMware – pyVmomi (vSphere SDK for Python)

VMware Flings – VMware Tools for Nested ESXi

How to quickly setup and test VMware VSAN (Virtual SAN) using Nested ESXi

Build vSAN vSphere Lab using PowerCLI