A Public Cloud Comparison | AWS vs Azure vs Google vs IBM vs Oracle vs Alibaba

A detailed public cloud services comparison & mapping of Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud.

Source: A Public Cloud Comparison | AWS vs Azure vs Google vs IBM vs Oracle vs Alibaba

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DFW VMUG 1st VMware Odyssey Hands-on Labs Dec 12th 2019!

“Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.” ― Albert Einstein

DFW VMUG VMware Odyssey Hands-on Labs!



NOTE: Please ask Wences & John for a parking pass once you arrive, because they must be displayed in your vehicle, or else you will get a parking ticket


  1. Have Fun (seriously, number one is have fun)
  2. Learn
  3. Healthy Competition


  • 10:00 AM Register and Setup Teams
  • 10:30 Odyssey Walk-Thru of vSphere Module to get warmed up
  • 11:00 1st Module to start competition is the vSAN
  • 11:30 Sponsored Lunch Break
  • Thanks Arista!
  • 12:00 2nd Module is NSX-T
  • 12:30 3rd Module is vRA
  • 1:30 Wrap up and Awards
  • 2:00 Can leave or hang out for Q&A session with experts

No computer required – everything provided!

Event Prerequisites


Introducing VMware Odyssey – Gamification of HOL

VMware Odyssey Home Page

EA Odyssey Event Blog

HOL FAQ Tips and Tricks : https://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-24916

Browser Compatibility checker: http://www.vmwlp.com/HOL/compatibility/

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DFW VMUG December 20th 2019 Star Wars Event

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

DFW VMUG Dec 20th 2019 Star Wars!


The Dallas-Fort Worth VMware User Group Leadership Team invites you to register for DFW VMUG December 20th 2019 Star Wars Event!


Come network, learn and have fun!


What: DFW VMUG –Star Wars – 2019 SMG Event

When: Friday, December 20, 2019, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM Central Time (US)

Where: Studio Movie Grill (SMG) – 10110 Technology Blvd W, Dallas, TX 75220 

Thanks to our SPONSORS!


Right after the movie we will have our awesome vSocial from 3-7 pm

Stay connected with your fellow VMUG members in person and/or via our online forums listed:

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Come Learn, Network and Have Fun @DFWVMUG UserCon 2019

The DFW VMUG UserCon 2019!


What: DFW VMUG UserCon 2019

When: Friday, October 4th

Where: The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport

4545 W John Carpenter Fwy, Irving, TX 75063


The Dallas- Fort Worth VMware User Group UserCon 2019  is FREE!

This one-day event provides:

  • Connect with hundreds of VMware users in your area
  • Attend educational sessions on the latest industry trends and topics
  • Get an inside look at exciting VMware and partner products and services
  • Experience product demonstrations first hand
  • Mingle with industry experts
  • And more!

Keynote Speaker

Amanda Blevins 

Sr. Director and Chief Technologist, Office of the CTO at VMware



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2018 DFW VMUG – Lunch and Learn #1!

Please come join us for the 2018 DFW VMUG – Lunch and Learn #1!

Brian Madden

Featured Speaker VMware EUC Office of the CTO Brian Madden

To Register Click Here!


  • 12:00 Arista Presentation
  • 1:00 Brian Madden Presentation

FREE Lunch Sponsored by:

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DFW VMUG #3 2018 – December 21st!

The Dallas-Fort Worth VMware User Group Leadership Team invites you to register for our DFW VMUG #3 2018 – December 21st!

Come ask questions, learn and network with your VMware peers and get involved!



FREE DFW VMUG Member Event!





What: Register for DFW VMUG #3 2018 – December 21st

When: Friday, May 18, 2018, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM Central Time (US)

Where: Studio Movie Grill (SMG) – 10110 Technology Blvd W, Dallas, TX 75220

Right after the movie we will have our awesome vSocial from 3-7 pm right down the street at Humperdink’s North of SMG in the same center.

Meeting Event Highlights

  • Featured Tech Talks:
    • WWT
    • SolvLabs
    • VMware
    • Featured DFW VMUG Member Speaker – Paul Bryant
  • Lunch & Give Aways
  • The Movie – Aquaman!

Aquaman Movie

Topics and Speakers:

WWT – Sean Hicks:

Session Name:  World Wide Technology – Advanced Technology Center
Abstract:  Welcome to the ATC, WWT’s Ultimate Lab and Testing Environment


WWT – John Tejada and Tyler Warren:

Session Name:  Take advantage of NSX On-Demand with vRA integration and VMC-AWS
Abstract:  Learn how it best fits into your company taking advantage of NSX On-Demand services through vRA and bursting into the cloud with VMC-AWS.


SovLabs – Sid Smith:

Session Name: Harness the Power of VMware vRA with SovLabs

Abstract:  Learn how SovLabs can help dynamically drive workload deployments to decrease the overall number of vRA blueprints and reduce ongoing environment management and maintenance


VMware – Tim Davis:

Session Name:  VMware Cloud Services / Cloud Automation Services:

Abstract:  So you’ve been a vSphere admin for years, and one day your boss comes in and tells you that the CIO wants to go to the cloud. And they aren’t talking about the private cloud you’ve spent years building on prem. They mean the likes of AWS, Azure, and Google. What are you supposed to do? Start all over? Forget everything you’ve learned? Trust me, I’ve been in your shoes. It can be overwhelming. The great news is that your old friend VMware has a few new tricks up its sleeve. In this session we’re going to take a look at the VMware Cloud Services portfolio. What is VMware Cloud Services, you say? It’s the multitude of SaaS offerings aimed directly at how you Monitor, Manage, Analyze, an Automate your public cloud workloads. Let’s talk about it together!

Featured Member Speaker – Paul Bryant:

Session Name:  The benefits of VMware Cloud on AWS
Bio:  Paul Bryant joined Brink’s Inc as an information technology professional with experience in design, implementation, optimization and troubleshooting of complex enterprise solutions. He has vast knowledge of Dell EMC, Nutanix, VMware, cloud, and other evolving technologies and has worked in a variety of global 500 companies as a consultant previously to joining the Brink’s team. He consistently dedicates his time to increasing knowledge, acquiring technical skills and achieving certifications while looking for solutions to increase productivity, reduce cost, and continue to evolve the technologies of Brink’s.

Thanks to our Event Sponsors!


Let’s continue to work together to add outstanding value for all members and to continue to grow our DFW VMUG Community.

Stay connected with your fellow VMUG members in person and/or via our online forums listed:

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Come Meet 3 Great VMware Leaders at DFW VMUG UserCon 2018!

The DFW VMUG Leadership Team Invites you to UserCon 2018!

Come join the fun, network and learn!!!


What: DFW VMUG UserCon 2018

When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Where: Irving Convention Center
500 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039


The Dallas Fort-Worth VMUG UserCon is FREE for all VMUG members.

This one-day event provides:

  • Deep-dive sessions and hands-on training
  • Unparalleled access to VMware experts
  • Networking with other IT and security professionals
  • Exclusive previews of what’s coming next from VMware
  • Resources to support you on your journey to the cloud
  • And more!



Come Meet 3 Great VMware Leaders at DFW VMUG UserCon 2018


Ray O’Farrell — VMware Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer




Duncan Epping  — Chief Technologist of VMware Storage and Availability 



Amy Lewis — Director of Influence Marketing at VMware



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