It’s that time again, a new VMUG meeting is upon us. The Washington DC VMUG will be holding a meeting on Wednesday March 12th, 2014 in Tyson’s Corner, VA from 4 to 7pm. That’s only 5 days from today, so don’t wait around, register now. Pay attention to the title of this blog post, “Register, attend, learn!” These are the 3 things you need to do to get the most out of this VMUG meeting, easy right? That’s a pretty broad set of instructions, let’s delve into what’s going down at this upcoming meeting.

The Agenda
This meetings primary theme will be the Software Defined Datacenter or as you have heard it pronounced, SDDC! If you’ve been paying attention at all in the past year, you have most likely heard about or read about SDDC. It’s a super hot topic and one that’s not going to fade anytime soon. What the Cloud is for the end-user and marketing firms, SDDC is for us, the admins, engineers, and architects. Anyone who has spent time in the datacenter, cabling servers and switches, racking and stacking… SDDC excites us. We’ll have an opportunity to hear from VMware‘s Brad Clemmons who will focus on VMware and the SDDC. We’ll also get to hear from Eric Rife from Nexenta, who can speak to Software Defined Storage and how it ties into the SDDC picture.

Here’s the official agenda:

  • Registration, Welcome and Logistics from DC VMUG Leadership
  • Welcome from Venue Host Ashok Nare, CTO, Octo Consulting
  • VMware Presentation – Brad Clemmons, VMware
  • Nexenta Presentation and Demo – Eric Rife, Nexenta
  • Dinner, Ask the Experts Panel, and Door Prize Giveaway.

  • Is It Worth My Time???
    I recognize that I’m extremely biased when it comes to this question… I’m one of the DC VMUG leaders. My answer is simple, it’s ABSOLUTELY worth your time. I’ve noticed that this is probably the quickest 3 hours I’ll spend all year, simply because the presentations are A+ and the networking is golden. You will gain insight into SDDC directly from VMware and Nexenta without all of the marketing fluff you might normally see in a presentation. This is for technology lovers, by technology lovers. If you haven’t attended a VMUG before, this is a great opportunity to start. It’s free to register, there are door prizes to be given away and most importantly you get to network with other people just like you. Did I mention there is free food? Register now.

    Greg W Stuart
    Greg is the owner and editor of He's been a VMware vExpert every year since 2011. Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids. He works as a Sr. Consultant at VMware and resides in Northern Virginia, 15 minutes west of Washington DC.

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