Brisbane VMUG – September 2016


The September version of the Brisbane VMUG meeting will be held on Thursday 22nd September at Telstra in the city from 2 – 4 pm. It’s sponsored by SimpliVity and should make for a great session.

Here’s the agenda:

  • 2:00 – 2:15pm: Registration and Welcome
  • 2:15 – 2:30pm: VMUG and VMworld Update
  • 2:30 – 3:15pm: SimpliVity HCI Market announcements VMworld 2016
    1. SimpliVity All Flash
    2. Enterprise Scale for VDI
    3. Database backup enhancements
    4. Automated DR testing
    5. Analyst Coverage


  • 3:15 – 3:45pm: vROps and SimpliVity live demo
  • 3:45 – 4:00pm: Q&A with customers

SimpliVity have done some great presentations for VMUG in the past and I’m really looking forward to hearing about their recent product announcements and seeing their vROps demo. You can find out more information and register for the event here. I hope to see you there. Also, if you’re interested in sponsoring one of these events, please get in touch with me and I can help make it happen.

Brisbane VMUG – Social Event – December 2015


We’re not really doing a VMUG meeting in December, but SimpliVity have extended an invitation to local VMUG members to come along and see the new Star Wars movie. It should be a lot of fun – registration details are in the invitation below.


Jump to Hyperspace on opening night with Hyperconvergence from SimpliVity


Event Date: December 17th 2015

Event Time: 18:00 – 21:00 AEST

Event Location: Palace Barracks Cinema, 61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane   


Another chapter in the story of good vs. evil is beginning, and we’d like to invite you to be a part of it. Join us for a private viewing of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, one of the most anticipated films of the year.
Fortunately, you don’t have to look to a galaxy far, far away to simplify IT and its economics. Together with our partner SimpliVity, we’re bringing the force of hyperconvergence to enterprises today with revolutionary innovation designed to simplify – and deliver big savings in capital and operational costs.
This exclusive event promises to deliver an out of this world experience where you can enjoy Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and learn how to move your data center from the dark to the light side – with the power of OmniStack 3.0 and the industry’s most complete guarantee. Space is limited, register today!


Brisbane VMUG – Febuary 2015

The first Brisbane VMUG of the year will be held on Thursday 5th February at the Alliance Hotel in Spring Hill (The Leichardt Room) from 4 – 6 pm. It’s sponsored by SimpliVity.

Here’s the agenda: Cloud Economics with Enterprise Capability Guest Speakers: Chris Troiani, Solutions Architect APJ, Simplivity

  • Overview of hyperconverged market.
  • Consideration of Hyperconverged Architectures – Is your architecture a fit?
  • Sizing best practices for transitioning from Converged to Hyperconverged Infrastructure
  • REAL Case Studies: Analysis and Design Rationale
  • Live Demo – Admin / Operational overview
  • Q&A & Networking with food and beer tasting.

You can register here. Hope to see you there.