Melbourne VMware User Group Meeting 26/07/2012

I wanted to post this about our next User Group meeting and ask anyone based in the Melbourne area who’s interested in virtualisation to register for this event here!

Our event sponsor is Actifio (web: and twitter: @actifio) and we’re honoured to have Brylan Achilles who is Director of Solutions Engineering present about Redefining VMware Data Management.

We also have a full on VCDX theme with the following industry rockstars presenting about both sides of the VCDX process:

Firstly, Andrew Mitchell (twitter: @amitchell01 ) who’s a Strategic Architect in Cloud Infrastructure and Management at VMware will be presenting an Overview of the VCDX certification (Andrew is heavily involved in the panel review process of VCDX and is very close to how the certification is governed).

Then we have both Josh Odgers (blog: Twitter: @josh_odgers) who’s a Virtualisation Architect at IBM and Shane White (Twitter: @ausvmguy) who’s a Senior Systems Engineer at Southern Cross Computer Systems each will be presenting My Journey to VCDX!

There’s some great meeting give-aways which make attending our event even more worth while: –

Firstly thanks to our sponsor, Actifio as they will be giving away an AppleTV.

Every meeting VMware Education Services give away a VMware Training Course of your choice (for real!), This prize would be a big help to anyone considering the journey to VCDX!

To start your VCDX journey we also have a great give-away from Trainsignal ( they’ve been kind enough to give us a copy of their fantastic VMware VCP5 training course, the first step to VCDX!

Finally we have a VMUG Advantage subscription to give-away – by the way, if you register for VMUG Advantage before 31 August 2012 you’ll receive a free VCP5 exam voucher as part of your subscription!

Oh, I nearly forgot, there’s more… we also have a bunch of VMware sticker, drink bottles, clothing, books mugs and hats to give-away just for attending the meeting (need any more incentive to register?), do it now!

You can get all the details here: Melbourne VMUG Meeting | Thursday 26 July 2012

Here’s the agenda:

4:00 pm – Doors Open/Registration
4:15 pm – Introduction from VMUG Steering Committee
4:30 pm – Sponsor Presentation: Redefining VMware Data Management – Brylan Achilles, Director of Solutions Engineering, Actifio
5:15 pm – VMware Presentation: Overview of VCDX Certification – Andrew Mitchell, Strategic Architect, Cloud Infrastructure and Management, VMware
6:00 pm – Break
6:15 pm – Member Presentation: My VCDX Journey – Josh Odgers, Virtualisation Architect, VCDX#90, IBM and Shane White, Senior Systems Engineer, Southern Cross Computer Systems
7:15 pm – Food, Drinks and Networking
8:30 pm – Event Concludes.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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