Seattle VMUG User Conference

vmug_logoSpring is here and with that comes the annual Seattle VMUG User Conference! The event this year is on Monday May 13th and will be held at Hyatt Regency hotel in Bellevue. Last year we had over 350 attendees and are aiming to expand on that number this year. Make sure to register HERE! Below is a list of the excellent breakout sessions that are going to be offered through out the day:

VMware Sessions

  • Cloud Best Practices
  • Performance Best Practices for vSphere
  • A Guide to vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) Deployments
  • vCenter 5.1: A Technical Deep Dive
  • Network Virtualization – The Future of Networking
  • Cloud Architects – Showing your Networking Team the Path Forward
  • Troubleshooting Storage Performance
  • How to Succeed with your VDI Project
  • vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • Upgrading vSphere with no VM Downtime

Partner Sessions

  • HP – Top 10 things you must know about storage for vSphere
  • Mosaic – Data Protection and Disaster Recovery within the Virtual Data Center
  • Dell/Wyse – Accelerate Desktop Virtualization Deployments and Embrace BYOD with Pre-integrated Converged Dell–VMware VDI Solutions
  • EMC – Evolving to the Software-defined Data Center: A Detailed Look at EMC Integrations with VMware
  • Coraid – Buried by the Big Data Avalanche: Use SDS to Rescue you
  • Intel – Deploying VMware* vSphere 5.1 using 10Gb Ethernet
  • Pure Storage – Affordable 100% Flash Storage delivers performance & simplicity for Vmware
  • Ivoxy Consulting – Security In a Virtual World
  • CommVault – How to Adapt Your Data Management and Protection Methodologies to a Cloud Scale Environment
  • Nimble – Evolve your Virtual Data Center with Nimble Storage
  • Silver Peak – The Emerging Role of Software Defined Acceleration (SDA)
  • Embotics – Private Cloud – Getting it Right the First Time
  • Symantec – Keeping SQL, Exchange, and Oracle Backed Up and Highly Available Without Impacting VMware Performance

Lots of great content to be had, that is for sure! To add on top of that I am glad to say we have two FANTASTIC contributors to the VMware community coming to deliver keynote presentations. Excited to welcome VMware vExperts David Davis (blog / twitter) and Josh Atwell (blog / twitter) to Seattle!

Hope to see you there and be sure to come by the GCSIT booth to say “Hi” and register for a chance to win three months of free training from the good folks at Trainsignal or a new Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 Tablet!


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