Highlights from the recent VMUG event in Johannesburg

March 16, 2016
Highlights from the recent VMUG event in Johannesburg

At the recent VMware User Group (VMUG) event held in Johannesburg, Duncan Epping, chief technologist at the VMware CTO office, Scott Lowe, engineering architect from the VMware NSX team, and Joe Baguley, VMware’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for EMEA, provided the audience with a deep-dive into the most recent VMware technologies such as NSX, vSAN, containers and micro-segmentation and highlighted the company’s vision for the software-defined enterprise.

VMUG was officially launched in 2010 and is an independent, global, customer-led organisation that was created to maximise members’ use of VMware and partner solutions through knowledge sharing, training, collaboration and events. With over 100 000 members worldwide, VMUG is the largest organisation for virtualisation users.

The Johannesburg VMUG event was an opportunity for users to hear about the latest VMware updates and chat to VMware technical experts and spokespeople.

After a short introduction to VMUG from Johan Marais, virtualisation manager at Discovery and President of the Johannesburg VMUG, Duncan Epping was called up and gave his presentation entitled “Virtual SAN, The story up to 6.2”.

Attendees were given the opportunity to gain insights into VMware’s definition of software defined through Joe Baguley’s presentation entitled “Containers, Micro services, Turtles, Cowboys, Beards & Other Animals” and the company’s vision for what’s to come for NFV and VMware NSX through Scott Lowe’s “The Future of Network Virtualization with VMware NSX” presentation.

Sponsors Veeam and Zerto, introduced some of their new technologies and provided demos, followed up by amazing giveaways. Congratulations to Gerhard Badenhorst from Nedbank for winning a remote control helicopter!

Check out our Storify for the highlights of the day below:

Interested to find out more about NSX, vSAN, containers and micro-segmentation? Watch the recording of the event here.

If you missed the VMUG meeting last week here’s your chance to catch up with the latest news around NSX, vSAN and micro-segmentation delivered by VMware’s Duncan Epping, Scott Lowe and Joe Baguley

Posted by VMware Africa on Monday, March 7, 2016

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