VMDownUnderground 2015


We’re back for more… Yes, the VMDownUnderground pre vForum Sydney warmup party as a service (wupaas) is back!

In previous years this has always been the place to come to meet like minded technical people, talk about what’s happening in the virtualisation community, speculate on what will happen at vForum this year and warm everyone up (as a service no less!) ready for vForum, Sydney!

As part of this year’s event we will be holding the very first #vFlipCup tournament! As part of event registration please nominate a team and make sure you read the instructions, it should be lots of FUN 🙂

Event Details

Event details & registration can be found here: http://vmdownunderground2015.eventbrite.com

There are a limited number of tickets available for this year’s event, so register early and get in there!

Firstly we’d like to thank and acknowledge the sponsors for this event who will kindly be providing drinks, food and some awesome giveaways at the venue! as without them, it wouldn’t be a reality!  This year we welcome Actifio, VMUG and PureStorage!



Actifio helps hundreds of global enterprise customers and service provider partners in more than 30 countries around the world virtualize their data, just as they virtualized their servers and networks.

Our Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology decouples data from infrastructure, enabling dramatic improvements in business resiliency, agility, and access to the cloud.

Actifio replaces siloed data management applications with a radically simple, application-centric, SLA-driven approach that lets customers capture data from production applications, manage it more economically, and use it when and where they need. The result is enterprise data available for any use, anytime, anywhere, for less.



The VMware User Group (VMUG) is an independent, global, customer-led organization, created to maximize members’ use of VMware and partner solutions through knowledge sharing, training, collaboration, and events. With more than 112,000 members worldwide, VMUG is the largest organization for virtualization users. Learn more about free membership.


PureStorage Logo - RGB

Pure Storage is the leading all-flash enterprise array vendor, committed to enabling companies of all sizes transform their business with flash.  Built on 100% consumer-grade MLC flash, Pure Storage FlashArray delivers all-flash enterprise storage that is 10x faster, 10x more space and power efficient, 10x more reliable, infinitely simpler and yet typically costs less than traditional performance magnetic disk based arrays.


The format is slightly different to previous years, we will be #vFlipCup’in with free drinks and food during the evening allowing you to mingle with other people who are going to be at vForum.  Why not catch up with old friends you meet once a year, make some new friends and put faces to people you’ve only met on social media?  We also encourage sponsors to send their technical specialists so bring your questions!

Event details & registration can be found here: http://vmdownunderground2015.eventbrite.com

One person who will be missed this year is Alistair Cooke (@DemitasseNZ), who has been the main protagonist for organising these events in the past, unfortunately Alastair is in-between trips to Barcelona for VMworld EMEA and Tokyo for Openstack (so don’t feel too sorry for him).

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