That is how I feel about VMware Explore. It is great to be doing in-person events, and VMware Explore should be on top of your list to attend in 2023. The venue is in Las Vegas this year, so more affordable to attend and is a good value in this economy. VMware Explore is a great place to network, learn, and have fun. Fostering career growth and helping me to be a better IT Profession overall.
Let me share some of the VMware Explorer benefits I have experienced that helped me to grow in the vCommunity and spread my wings professionally.
This VMware Explorer 2017 VMware Code picture reflects the great spirit of career growth, lifelong friendships, the power of vCommunity, and global networking — my adopted Brazillian family.
Since I am a DFW VMUG Leader, after coming back from the 2019 VMware Explorer VMware Code Hackathons, Hands-on-Lab, and Odyssey Events this inspired me so much that I had to run my own DFW VMUG local hackathon, reflected in the picture below.
One of my favorite VMware Explore experiences was the opportunity to meet Pat! Meeting the man, the legend, the great communicator Patrick P. Gelsinger was a perk of being a vExpert as he attended the VMware Explore vExpert Party when he was CEO of VMware.
It has been a fun ride, “Living the dream!” I hope to see you at VMware Explore 2023 in Las Vegas! Please ping me on Twitter @wmichel to say hi or in person if you see a large, jolly fellow walking around wearing a black Brazilian gaucho hat!
Looking forward to this year’s keynotes, speakers, and sessions — I love the opportunities to ask your questions directly to IT industry leaders and authors. There is so much to learn and so much to do. The Keynotes can be inspiring, and you have a front-row seat to new announcements, new technologies, new solutions, roadmaps, and so much more. The great speaker content and awesome sessions of your choosing can prepare and help educate you on topics of importance to you and they are recorded. The VMware Explore 2023 Las Vegas Content Catalog will be available on June 6, 2023, and Session scheduling will be available on July 11.
Sign up today and be sure to take advantage of early-bird pricing before it ends on May 30.
The VMware Cloud Foundation team is proud to announce general availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4, bringing forward the latest innovations in full stack Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a Hybrid Cloud Platform. The Bill of Materials for VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4 includes […]
We’re proud to announce that @VMware has won across 9 categories at the 2022 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, demonstrating the company’s security innovation and commitment to keeping customers safe from cyberattacks.
“Cybersecurity is a new area where equality will exist to allow intelligence to succeed.”
―Ian R. McAndrew, PhD
IntSights Cyber Threat Intelligence and External Threat Protection is a cybersecurity suite.
The following three topics will help us to understand IntSights capabilities at a high level.
1) Intelligence-driven security provider
2) Delivers rapid and accurate cyber threat intelligence
3) Incident mitigation
Intelligence-driven security provider
Insights is a security provider that can provide business-critical threat intelligence to small business and medium enterprise customers. Today security leaders and teams can be inundated and need help analyzing large volumes of security data and logs. IntSights allows for the automation, correlation and provides the intelligence to identify critical cyber threats that can negatively impact a business security posture.
Deliver rapid and accurate cyber threat intelligence
By providing quality monitoring and alerting is key for rapid and timely responses to cyberthreats. Insights improve security by minimizing the noise and false positives. IntSights unique and intelligent data mining algorithms quickly identify, analyze and prioritize threats that are harmful to the business.
IntSights enhances the cybersecurity posture by improving resilience and mitigating risks. Protecting against data leakage, compromising account credentials, phishing protection, and exposure of critical infrastructure resources and vulnerabilities.
IntSights provides enterprise-grade external threat intelligence capabilities that lower security costs and minimizes security risks. It improves cybersecurity protection that scales to meet business-critical demands.
Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the Dallas-Fort Worth VMUG Movie Event #2 taking place August 13th, with limited seating available following the State and Local COVID procedures. Registration is open and available to all VMUG members.
04:00 pm. vSocial – Please plan on attending our awesome vBeers right after the movie!
NOTE: You MUST RSVP to attend. No walk-ups will be allowed at this LIVE event. With that consideration, please ONLY REGISTER for this event if you expect to attend in person. We have very limited seating and will be adhering to our regional COVID safety recommendations. Masks are encouraged but NOT REQUIRED at the time of this invitation.
“Cloud is about how you do computing, not where you do computing.”
–Paul Maritz, Former VMware CEO
This June I was honored to selected as one of the Cloud Field Day Delegates for CFD11. First I want to say thank you to Stephen Foskett and all of the Tech Field Day Crew for allowing me the opportunity to network, learn, and have fun!
Even though this was a virtual event it was a good bonding experience with the other delegates and the sponsors provided thought-provoking talks. Thank you to all the delegates and #CFD11 sponsors for the live interactive sessions and enlightening my cloud journey.
The Morpheus cloud management automation and orchestration provides simplicity’s for the various deployment models for IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. The Morpheus products and services enable faster go-to-market enablement and provide visibility to help reduce cloud costs. The following diagram reflects the echo system and some of the popular key integrations and applications:
Morpheus does a good job of integrating the best of breed 3rd party software and creating a powerful but simple workflow for automation, orchestration and cost visualization. Check out this Morpheus, Self-Service Case Study to better understand how they use persona-based approach for solutions – How did AstraZeneca take provisioning time from days to minutes?
Morpheus is really good at bridging the gaps to help automate, orchestrate, and for discovery. They support and integrate very well with Terraform and have their own Morpheus Terraform Provider.
In summary, Morpheus roots are in automation and orchestration, and the tool does an awesome job in enabling enterprise self-service provisioning. The most exciting part for me is they added cost management as part of their holistic solution. The beauty of Morpheus is it provides the glue for workflows and simplifies automation management while eliminating complexities and a plethora of disjoint automation software sprawl.
‘Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.’
Please join us for #CFD10 to network, learn and have fun!
I am excited and honored to been have selected as a delegate panelist attending Cloud Field Day 10!
The Cloud Field Day 10 streaming video will be broadcast live on 2021 March 10-12. Join us for the entire broadcast or feel free to pick and choose. Go to Cloud Field Day 10 to see the presentation calendar to select the sessions of interest. Please participate and ask questions using twitter #CFD10.
“Cloud Field Day focuses on the impact of cloud on enterprise IT. Cloud Field Day brings together the best independent thought leaders in enterprise cloud to discuss pressing issues and technology advancements with key companies in the space.”
Cloud Architect, NetApp A-Team, vExpert, VMUG Leader, AWS-SAA, TOGAF, ITIL, CISSP, USMC, Mariachi, Gaucho-Texano & Dad
A seasoned architect and technologist at heart that loves innovation and playing with cloud computing, data center virtualization, operating systems, and information security.
Watch out! Trapping comfort won't let you flit to your next goal! Experiences of a Tech Junkie, self taught artist and his craving for new experiences. Opinions are personal. Content published is not read or approved in advance by any company and may not reflect the views and opinions of my employer or any of its divisions, subsidiaries, or business partners.
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