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Hi everyone, a reminder again abut our upcoming events that I think you will find interesting to attend. Please also note that due to the timing of the newsletter publication I am not always able to include the latest KB articles. Please bear that in mind and ensure that you do a weekly check on these. I will always provide the link at the end of the newsletter for you.
Business Mobility: Enabling Business Process Innovation with Mobile-First Strategies
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM PT
There's an exciting world of new opportunities evolving — a world where early movers can take advantage and winners will be defined by mobile-first or mobile-only strategies.
VMware has created a comprehensive, secure business mobility platform, working with customers across many industries and partnering with a rich ecosystem to deliver apps and services specific to customers' needs.
Register Now: http://www.vmware.com/go/businessmobility?cid=70134000000NvD1&src=Email_BusnMob_FieldEM_EUC_US
vSphere 6.0: All Things Storage!
Wednesday, June 17
8:00 a.m. PST/11:00 EST
Cormac Hogan will give an overview of new storage features in vSphere 6.0, including core storage, VVols and VSAN. In this presentation, we will look at enhancements made to core vSphere storage, look at the new, highly anticipated Virtual Volumes and the changes they will bring to the way vSphere Admins work with storage, and a look at the new enhancements made to VSAN 6.0.
I will be traveling again next week but I will be sure to bring you all of the latest news from VMware.
Have a great week.
Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead
San Francisco, CA
LOCAL TRAINING CLASSES
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VMware TAM WEBCASTS
- NEW: On-Demand: What’s New with vSphere and Operations Management 6
- NEW: On-Demand: New Video from HP Discover: VMware and HP’s Global Innovation Center
- On-Demand: VMware vForum Online Spring 2015
- On-Demand: The Software-Defined Data Center: the Future of IT
- On-Demand: A Practical Roadmap to Moving Beyond Server Virtualization
- On-Demand: Datacenter Refresh: Traditional vs Converged vs Hyper-Converged (VMUG)
- Every Wednesday, 3pm EST: VMware Communities Roundtable
- What’s new in vSphere 6 Security? Learn here about the new security features in vSphere 6, and also the vSphere Hardening Guide.
- Top 5 Tips when considering vCenter Architecture Design in vSphere v6.0 are here.
- NEW: On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation: Cloud Business Management (vRealize Business)
- NEW: On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation: Integrate with Anything
- NEW: On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation: Introduction to Customization and Extending
- NEW: On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation: 6.2 Installation and Configuration
- On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation: No Scripting Required
- On-Demand: Log Insight Deep Dive
- On-Demand: Performance & Troubleshooting – Improving Quality of Service
- On-Demand: Operational Efficiency – Understanding Waste and Rightsizing your Environment
- On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0 Installation and the Migration from vCenter Operations v5.x
- On-Demand: What’s New in vRealize Operations 6.0
- On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0: Capacity Management and Planning
- On-Demand: Four Ways to Maximize the Value of VMware vRealize Operations Manager
- On-Demand: Take Virtualization to the Next Level with vSphere with Operations Management
- On-Demand: Take control of your vSphere environment with Operations Management
- VIDEOS: 50 new vRealize Operations 6 videos available on the vR Ops product website (on the Resources tab), covering Key Concepts, Use Cases, Installation, Analytics Badges, and How To & Tech Tips.
- NEW: Lots of new releases this week in the vRealize Suite. If you’re looking for details, contact your TAM.
- There is a new Health Monitoring tool for vRealize Suite deployments called vRealize Production Test. This is an add-on component to the vRealize Suite that ensures the operational status of vRealize Suite deployments from their initial deployment stages to ongoing Production Testing. Emphasis was placed on vRA and vR Ops. Get latest version 1.1 here. Read more about it here.
- On-Demand: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency – Led by Kevin Lees, VMware Principal Architect and Lead Architect for Global IT Operations Transformation.
- This infographic shows how automating private cloud infrastructure management can improve the efficiency of cloud operations, resource management, accelerated virtualization, and deliver enormous CapEx and OpEx savings.
- On-Demand: Learn how NSX delivers a comprehensive security approach for Horizon environments
- On-Demand: Introduction to NSX (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
- On-Demand: VMware NSX – Technical Overview
- On-Demand: Listen to Martin Casado explain NSX and Microsegmentation
- On-Demand: A 3-minute summary of NSX and Microsegmentation
- On-Demand: NSX Distributed Firewall Deep Dive (VMUG)
- Every other Tuesday, 1pm EST: VMware NSX. Learn how VMware has applied the industry’s leading virtualization operating model to the network through this bi-weekly webinar.
- NEW: On-Demand: Lower Storage Costs with VMware Virtual SAN
- On-Demand: VMware Virtual Volumes and their Impact on the Datacenter
- On-Demand: Managing Storage Policies with VMware Virtual SAN
- On-Demand: What’s All the Buzz about Software-Defined Storage? (Learn about Virtual SAN 6 and vSphere Virtual Volumes)
- On-Demand: What’s New in Virtual SAN v6.0 – Seeing What’s New in Storage
- On-Demand: Overcoming Performance Limitations with Dell Flash Storage (VMUG)
- On-Demand: Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery in Action
- On-Demand: Technical Demo: What’s New with vCloud Air Disaster Recovery
- On-Demand: Not Your Grandfather’s Data Protection (VMUG)
- NEW: On-Demand: IT Security does not have to End where the Public Cloud Begins
- On-Demand: Check out VMware and Fujitsu joint solutions that bring a “Hybrid IT” model to optimize the cloud and support innovation and growth.
- On-Demand: Build Development and Testing Environments on VMware vCloud Air
- On-Demand: Set Your Cloud Agenda with VMware vCloud Air
- On-Demand: Scale Your Mobile App Development on vCloud Air
- NEW: EMC accounted that they are buying Virtustream, a cloud services provider focused on the managed private cloud. With the addition of Virtustream, the EMC Federation of companies will be able to offer customers a comprehensive set of hybrid cloud offerings, including private, managed, and public cloud solutions. Read more here.
- Learn about VMware’s “One Cloud. Any Application. Any Device” value proposition here.
- On-Demand: Learn how NSX delivers a comprehensive security approach for Horizon environments
- On-Demand: VMware Horizon: Transforming Desktop and Application Delivery and Management
- On-Demand: Accelerate Your Desktop Transformation Strategy: Six New Additions to Horizon 6
- NEW: AirWatch by VMware is recognized in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management here. This is VMware’s fifth consecutive year of being named a leader, and our third consecutive year with the highest position on the ability to execute.
- NEW: Click here to see Dell’s new Engineered Solutions for EVO:RAIL Horizon Edition (HE).
- Have you heard about the new VMware User Environment Manager (UEM), which offers personalization and dynamic policy configuration across any virtual, physical, and cloud-based environment? Read more about it here.
- On-Demand: Webinar on Troubleshooting VMware vSphere [V5.5], covering SSL certificates, networking, storage, VMware vCenter SSO, and more. Read more about it here. (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
- Learn about how a TAM views Troubleshooting 101 for Server Ops here.
- Registration: here.
- Pricing: here.
- Early Bird pricing has been extended to Sunday June 14th. Early bird pricing is $300 off the price of a pass.
- PSO Credits: Use 22 PSO Credits to buy your ticket. FAQ’s are here. 10 ticket limit per organization. Credits must not expire before the end of VMworld.
- TAM Day: Sunday Aug 30th, 10am-6pm. These invitation-only, customer sessions will focus on the most timely and pressing business and technical issues. Select the TAM Day Package by entering TAM2015 in the promotion code section. Read more here. (Already > 60% full. Sign up now here if you think you’ll be going to VMworld this year to reserve your space.)
- Training Discount: You can maximize savings on training classes by signing up for pre-conference training courses or discounted self-paced courses during VMworld registration. Get more details here and here. View more on PearsonVue’s site here.
- Pricing: here.
Scheduled VMUG Webinar Events:None Scheduled. VMware Education:
- Lots of new releases this week in the vRealize Suite. If you’re looking for details, contact your TAM.
- Great article on PowerShell security Deep Dive can be found here.
- VMware Learning Zone: Continuous learning where YOU set the schedule. This new subscription-based service is currently 50% off. Click here to review this limited time offer.
- New VMware Certified Associate (VCA) level certifications.
- VMware Certified Associate 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCA6-DCV) - click here
- VMware Certified Associate 6 – Desktop and Mobility (VCA6-DTM) - click here
- VMware Certified Associate 6 – Cloud Management and Automation (VCA6-CMA) - click here
- VMware Certified Associate 6 – Hybrid Cloud (VCA6-HC) - click here
- VMware Certified Associate 6 – Network Virtualization (VCA6-NV) - click here
- New VCP 6 certifications. (Read about the new classes here. Watch this video to review program changes.)
- MORE FREE EDUCATION!
- High Level Overviews of VMware Solutions:
- High Level Feature Walkthroughs:
- Free Self-Paced Training:
- Hands-On Labs:
- (Search: vSphere 6, vCAC 6, vCO, etc..)
- Link to TONS of VMware vSphere v5.5 and 6.0 information in one spot:
- vSphere v5.5: http://vsphere-land.com/news/vsphere-55-link-o-rama.html
- vSphere v6.0: http://vsphere-land.com/news/vsphere-6-0-link-o-rama.html
VMware offers many ways to get trained in VMware products and solutions. These include Classroom, Live Online, Online self-paced, Lab Connect, On Demand, Instructional Videos, ViewPoint Webinar Series, VMware TV on YouTube, Partner University, Hands On Labs, The Learning Zone, SolutionTracks, Demos on Demand, Online Events, Local Events, Beta classes, VMworld, Partner Exchange, Partner Library, vBrownbag, and VMUGs. If you’d like to learn more about any of these, please reach out and let me know.
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