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VMware Newsletter 6.41

Posted by nisserow Oct 26, 2014

From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone, I hope your week was as good as mine. I got to spend the day at Dreamforce, the annual Salesforce convention in San Francisco. It was absolutely awesome. I attended a number of excellent presentations and took a look around the exhibition areas as well. It was really a great event to attend and for me it was my first introduction to San Francisco events since I arrived.

 

Of course there was another notable event on this past week, VMworld Europe, an event I would love to attend one day. I have received much feedback on this event and that it was a huge success, if you attended I hope you enjoyed it, watch for many of the announcements from the week in the newsletter.

 

A number of items worth noting this week. There was a new VMware KB article with guidance on Transparent Page Sharing (TPS) and the upcoming changes that are taking place so please take a look at that, the article can be found here https://blogs.vmware.com/security/2014/10/transparent-page-sharing-additional-management-capabilities-new-default-settings.html.

 

Have a fantastic week, enjoy the newsletter and please don't forget to check the latest KB articles each week to ensure they do not affect your environment.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager

VMware Inc - San Francisco, CA

nisserow @ vmware . com

 

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VMware Newsletter 6.40

Posted by nisserow Oct 26, 2014

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From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone, well I I had a really cool opportunity this week to meet with one of our extremely important analysts at our Palo Alto campus. The session was to discuss the metrics that a VMware Technical Account Manager collects every quarter with their customer.

 

Some background on this service. Every quarter we (TAMs) run a utility on our customers systems that allows us to deliver to them a very detailed report of their current environment. This information is also provided back to the internal data warehouse where it is analysed and provided back to all the TAMs as a dashboard summary of the many metrics that we collect but across the TAM world. This provides us with amazing insight into the world of virtualization for our customers and allows us to compare our customers environment using a variety of metrics with industry  averages that have been analysed and collected.

 

If you are a TAM customer or thinking of becoming a TAM customer I suggest that this is a really valuable exercise that is performed by TAMs for their customers.

 

VMworld Europe is about to begin. I hope that those of you that are attending or participating have a wonderful time and I look forward to all of the announcements from the event and will try and bring you all of the news in the newsletter.

 

I hope you have a great week and look forward to chatting to you again next week. Thank you for reading the newsletter and of course please get in touch with anything that you might have on your mind.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager

VMware Inc - San Francisco, CA

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VMware Newsletter 6.39

Posted by nisserow Oct 13, 2014

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From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone, I hope you have had a productive week as I have. No new LinkedIn blogs however as I have been very busy working on a number of other initiatives for my customers. San Francisco has been awesome, it is so amazing to walk around and meet people who like me are so interested in the tech industry.

This week I attended the San Francisco VMUG (http://tinyurl.com/sfvmug).http://tinyurl.com/sfvmug).

This was my first VMUG outside of Australia and I must say it was awesome. The event was so well organised, from registration, to the venue, food and presentation. The session was on EVO:RAIL, something that I have been very interested to find out more about as my customers start to investigate these sorts of options for their own use cases. The access to partner and VMware experts was for everyone there I am sure a very rewarding experience as I think at least 50% of the session was Q&A style with very interesting and informative answers from the panel. If you are in the San Francisco or the Bay Area I suggest you check out the VMUG and attend the next session in your area as they do hold them in a number of locations.

I wish you a fantastic week, thank you for reading and supporting the newsletter.

Virtually Yours
Neil Isserow
Staff Technical Account Manager
VMware Inc - San Francisco, CA
nisserow @ vmware . com

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VMware Newsletter 6.38

Posted by nisserow Oct 5, 2014

From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone and greetings once again from San Francisco. Well it has been a very busy week. Of course the talk of the week is all about the latest vulnerability that has just been discovered that could affect all of us. This is the Bash Shell vulnerability. VMware, like many other vendors ships products that may be affected by this and as a result are providing guidance which I urge you to take note of and ensure that if they are relevant to your environment that you take the necessary precautions and discuss this further with your TAM.

Here is a link to the KB article which is being updated regularly: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2090740

I have also written 2 blog posts this week on LinkedIn.

The first is Automating the Software Defined Data Center and can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/kmuoo2w

The next one is related to the Bas vulnerability and is a bit tongue in cheek but I think you will find it a bit of fun to read: http://tinyurl.com/l93r9vm

I hope you have a fantastic and productive week. Please feel free to get in touch anytime.

Virtually Yours
Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager
VMware Inc - San Francisco, CA
nisserow @ vmware . com

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VMware Newsletter 6.37

Posted by nisserow Oct 5, 2014

From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone, well I have had a really fantastic first week in San Francisco. I am feeling very productive already although I am still lacking some of my required technology updates which I hope will arrive soon.


Of course it was a busy tech week for many standing in line waiting for their new device. If you were waiting in line I hope that you managed to get the device you wanted. As for me as a new recruit to the USA I only just got my mobile phone plan so pre-ordered mine and managed to pick it up on launch day with very little hassle at all in downtown San Francisco.


I hope you enjoy the newsletter, I have been spending a bit of time refining the sections to make it even more readable.


Have a fantastic week everyone, drop me an email and say hi anytime.


Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager

VMware Inc - San Francisco, CA

nisserow @ vmware . com

 

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