VMware VCAP DCV Deploy exam experience

  • simon 

VMware VCAP DCV Deploy exam experience On the Thursday during VMworld in Barcelona I sat the VCAP deploy exam. I’d funded the trip to VMworld myself and had no customer commitments. So in addition to using the event to network, learn and have a bit of geeky fun, I decided to make use of the VMworld package discounts to sit the VCAP DCV Deploy exam. Earlier in the year at the empower event in Vienna,… Read More »VMware VCAP DCV Deploy exam experience

New Beginnings… VMware Technical Account Manager

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Starting from Monday 7th I’ll be joining VMware as a Technical Account Manager. I’ll be joining a growing team of talented individuals working directly with VMware’s customers to help them get the best out of the VMware organisation and technologies. For me this is a perfect fit, the latter part of my career has been focused on helping customers plan strategies and projects to deliver business value. I see the TAM role as a continuation… Read More »New Beginnings… VMware Technical Account Manager

VMUG UK UserCon 2018

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VMUG UK UserCon 2018 This years VMware User Group Conference was held at the national space center in Leicester, with significant support from the community, vendors and VMware alike. The keynote sessions top and tailed the day, with Joe Baguley focusing his discussion on innovation and Duncan Epping highlighting the results of that innovation.  These sessions where held in the planetarium, which must now hold the record for the coolest screens ever to be subjected… Read More »VMUG UK UserCon 2018

Cloud Migration Steps to Success

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Cloud Migration Steps to Success The future for many services will be cloud hosting.  Services that are now hosted on on-premises infrastructure, will be able to be rebuilt and consume cloud architectures in new and innovative ways outside of the traditional data center.  Imagine you’re tasked with overseeing that development of business services, how do you get there? what are the Cloud Migration Steps to Success? Cloud Strategy Not all organisations have the same requirements… Read More »Cloud Migration Steps to Success

VMworld 2018 – Recap

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VMworld 2018 – Recap It feels odd to be writing about VMworld 2018, in the week of AWS Re:invent.  However, work and family schedules have meant that I’ve been focus on other things since I returned. Including preparing to leave my current role, having accepted a new challenge in the new year.  More on that next month. This year marked my third VMworld over the last decade, I’d previously attended events in San Francisco and… Read More »VMworld 2018 – Recap

VMworld increasing productivity by providing a superior employee experience

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VMworld increasing productivity by providing a superior employee experience My first session at VMworld proper! And it’s a subject I don’t normally cover.  I’m focused mainly on infrastructure, as those reading would know, however I had a good reason to attend this session…  Let’s see if you can spot it. The scale and scope of end user services have grown as well as the productivity of the individual.  Even as little as fifteen years ago… Read More »VMworld increasing productivity by providing a superior employee experience

VMworld day one Design Studios

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VMworld day one Design Studios As you may or may not know day one at VMworld is dominated by TAM customer and partner content.  As I’m travelling under my own buck, I’m neither a TAM customer or a Partner this year – so what to do? A new session type for me this year is the design studios.  Due to strict NDAs signed per session, I can’t share much of what was discussed.  What I… Read More »VMworld day one Design Studios

VMworld Europe 2018

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I’m writing this from a lovely apartment in the medieval part of Barcelona, for I’m here to attend VMworld. This will be my third VM world event, having attended at the Moscone back in 2007 and Cannes in 2009.  It will be interesting to see what had changed with the event over the last decade.  God I feel old writing that, was it really 10 years ago I first attended one of these. This trip… Read More »VMworld Europe 2018

Data Centre Hybridity VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension

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Data Centre Hybridity VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension Earlier on this year VMware announced Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX).  The release and subsequent detail about the service has been a cause of excitement. Why? Traditionally the most complex element of any service migration, is understanding the interdependence between elements.  If you are migrating from an environment dependent upon legacy infrastructure, most of the early focus is going to be trying to answer a simple question. What do… Read More »Data Centre Hybridity VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension

VMworld Europe 2018

VMworld Europe 2018 takes place again in the wonderful city of Barcelona.  After some intense negotiations in the Conyard household, I can confirm that I will be coming to VMworld Europe this coming November. It’s been a few years since I was able to attend (this will be my 4th overall 1 in San Francisco and 2 in Cannes) . With the rapidly changing industry, innovation in all sections of IT and growing demands from… Read More »VMworld Europe 2018