We’re back from VMworld in San Francisco! We had a great week on-site, filled to the brim with live-tweeting key CloudOps sessions, meeting up with CloudOps executives, and picking winners for our #OpsTrivia and #OpsCaption Twitter contests.
One of the conference highlights was the VMware User Group (VMUG) Special Interest Group Luncheon, held at the W Hotel. Organized by Toronto VMUG Leader Angelo Luciani, the event provided the perfect opportunity for members of the four VMUG special interest groups (CloudOps, Healthcare, Public Sector, and Higher Education) to network over lunch.
The CloudOps group was the very first VMUG special interest group established and has already hosted several events, including a Google+ Hangout. In addition, it holds a monthly discussion of a trending CloudOps topic on the last Thursday of every month.
To learn about the benefits of joining a VMUG special interest group, we caught up with Angelo Luciani during the luncheon:
Don’t miss out on any future CloudOps VMUG events:
- Register for our VMUG special interest group
- Subscribe to our news announcements
- Join the conversation with your CloudOps peers on the forums and on Twitter with the #CloudOps and #cloudopssig hashtags
For more photos from the luncheon and VMworld, head to our CloudOps Flickr page.
Follow @VMwareCloudOps on Twitter for future updates, and join the conversation by using the #CloudOps, #SDDC and #cloudopssig hashtags on Twitter.
Are you an IT practitioner considering private cloud?
Hear from VMware IT leadership about what they learned using VMware products to build a private cloud on SDDC architecture. They will discuss how they transformed people, process, organization, structure, governance and financial model to make VMware’s private cloud IaaS successful. This Thursday, join Venkat Gopalakrishnan, Director of the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) and IT Transformation Initiatives, and Kurt Milne, Director of the VMware CloudOps Program for an exclusive webinar.
The webinar will cover:
- SDLC lifecycle – supporting dev/test for 600 developers.
- Using vCloud suite to automate end-to-end dev/test instance provisioning for complex application stacks.
- Moving 4000 non-production dev/test VMs from traditional virtual to private cloud.
- Improving agility and service quality, while also saving $6M in annual infrastructure and operating costs.
BONUS: This is a sneak peek of OPT5194 – VMware Private Cloud – Operations Transformation – one of the biggest sessions at VMworld 2013.
Register for this VMUG CloudOps SIG webinar today to see how you can take the private cloud from operational to transformational and learn how the private cloud can fit into your work environment. For a head start, take a look at our recent post, “Automated Deployment and Testing Big ‘Hairball’ Application Stacks” to hear more about the deployment from Venkat, one of the webinar’s speakers.
We will be also be live tweeting during the event via @VMwareCloudOps for anyone who is unable to attend the webcast. Feel free to join the conversation using the #CloudOps and #SDDC hashtags.