South West UK VMUG ready to launch! – 18th February

Written by Simon Eady
Published on 28/1/2014 - Read in about 3 min (486 words)

So what is VMUG?

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.

Presently there are five VMUGs in the UK including the latest addition - South West UK VMUG - @swukvmug

Why am I involved and why should you come along?

I had been using VMware products for over 3 years and after joining twitter it was very clear to me the VMware user community was very friendly and also very helpful, it was there I learned about VMUG so the chance to meet and greet other users like myself and of course learn from the “rockstars” was to good an opportunity to pass up, after attending several meetings I was completely sold.

VMUG meetings are a great place to meet like minded IT professionals who share a passion for VMware technologies, often you can meet bloggers and experts and will get to hear updates from what is new at VMware and other related virtualization technologies.

Lets not also forget that there is free food! and free vBeers afterwards (courtesy of 10Zig!)

I have heard enough Sign me up!

So what about South West UK VMUG?

So who are we?

Like all VMUG’s it is run by volunteers with a passion around VMware products, technologies and the virtualization industry in general.

As you can see all of us are regular technology bloggers and work on a daily basis with virtualization technologies.

So what will be happening?

To launch the very first South West UK VMUG the European CTO of VMware Joe Baguley will be presenting the keynote, also we have Nathan Prisk from Falmouth University and will be telling us about his experience with VMware View. Nutanix will be joining us and will be demonstrating their technology and how it could transform your virtual infrastructure. There will be session breaks when you can network with your peers and of course lunch is provided! Some additional recent news - we will have optional morning sessions including free VMware training with VMware Trainer, Blogger, Author and vExpert Mike Laverick.

I have heard enough Sign me up!

Where will it be held?

In Bristol City Center, we have the superb mShed venue, for more information on how to get there visit the following - - also the good news for drivers is there is a car park just behind and regular buses from the train station (Bristol Temple Meads) as well.

What should I do?

Sign up of course! - Sign me up! - and I look forward to seeing you on the 18th February!

If you need further information you can visit our VMUG site page or contact any of the volunteer leaders.


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