Singapore VMUG (VMware User Group) just had another event on last Friday, 12th July-2013 in Pan Pacific Hotel. The event started at 2PM and continued till 6PM and following which there was sponsored beer sessions in a pub in City area. This time it was a bigger event with more number of participants along with some VMware employees and partner employees as well. This was well co-ordinated by Singapore VMUG leader and my friend Benjamin Troch. He managed to pull two good sponsors this time: Nimble Storage and CommVault.
The session started with a small key note session by Ben himself after which Sathish Murthy took over the lead explaining the next generation storage solutions from Nimble. Sathish is a Sr. Consultant with Nimble and single handedly manages the technical operations of Nimble in Asia. And then CommVault took over the stage explaining it’s products and solutions. Following a short break they both gave a hands-on demo of their solutions which was not bad. But I wish the initial sessions could have been more technical. Those sounded bit more of a marketing pitch.
VMware Education came up with a lucky draw prize where one participant was awarded with a free training of VCAP-DCA.
The most important and rather more meaningful session for the day probably was “How to go for VCDX Certification” VCDX is the final or master level certification in VMware Career Path. Three VCDX from Singapore VMware PSO (Professional Service Organization) spoke on how to apply and prepare for it. There were quite a few questions from the candidates and I also had my share in that. I could see the audience was quite engaged in the VCDX discussion. And I think going forward more sessions like this should be conducted.
The next VMUG is scheduled to be in August and coming up with another interesting discussion “vSphere Home Lab”. I plan to share my experiences as well there, specially on the same line as my old blog post “Remotely Accessible High Performance vSphere Home Lab”
Last but not least, thanks to Nimble and CommVault for the after-VMUG beer session!
Look forward to the upcoming one in August…