Scott Drummonds on Virtualization

Singapore VMUG: 26 September 2012

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It may have taken years, but the VMware User Group (VMUG) program has finally come to Singapore.  For anyone in Singapore the night of Wednesday, 26 September, please come to the inaugural Singapore VMUG meeting.    As with all VMUGs, this event is run by the VMware customer community and for the VMware customer community.  Long-time VMware enthusiast Benjamin Troch is the local organizer.

For the first meeting Ben has asked VMware’s Iwan Rahabok and me to present on Disaster Recovery, Downtime Avoidance, and High Availability.  Iwan is a VMware SE in Singapore that I have worked with for many years now.  We are both looking forward to leading an interactive discussion with everyone that attends.

If you are in town this Wednesday night please come by the Singapore VMware office on Level 6 of Suntec City Tower Four at 17:00.  This will be a great opportunity to learn more about current VMware solutions and future directions.  It is also a great chance to network with other professionals in VMware community.  Let your friends and colleagues know this event is on.

Virtualization Week in Singapore


Two weeks ago we delivered EMC’s “Virtualization Week”, which was held at the EMC Executive Briefing Center in Singapore. Each quarter we run this event for EMC and VMware customers throughout Asia Pacific. While many of the customers visited to hear the joint EMC and VMware vision, we also hosted VMware’s customers that choose EMC’s competitors for their primary storage.

At this quarter’s V-week we had two honored guest speakers: EMC vSpecialist CTO, Scott Lowe and VMware’s Michael White. Scott led discussions for all the attendees on key technologies from EMC and VMware. We talked View, VPLEX, SRM, vSphere, Isilon, HA, RSA, vShield, and much more. Michael led conversations focused on SRM and View so he could bring back to VMware ideas that shape their future products.

Customers that visit V-week enjoy a full day of deep discussions with experts like Scott and Michael.  We customize the agenda for each attendee to make sure they are getting the information they need to push their virtualization projects forward.  At this quarter’s V-week, we also hosted non-EMC discussions.  These included a book signing for the Singapore VCP club and a full day dedicated to large scale design led by Scott Lowe.

If you are interested in attending a V-week in Singapore please contact me.  We recruit the world’s best speakers and technical experts to lead the discussions most relevant to you.  Depending on your need we’ll talk EMC, VMware, or EMC+VMware.  Either way, you will be our valued guest and we hope to show you some local hospitality.