Clearpath & VMware VDI Grand Prix – Boston

Join me on Tuesday, Sept. 11th for the Clearpath & VMware VDI Grand Prix at F1 Boston. I will be presenting on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) with VMware View 5 at this Clearpath event, followed by lunch & exclusive race track access to the ultimate indoor kart racing experience. The rest of the event details are below, but before you read on I've got to say that Clearpath sponsors some damn good events in and around the major markets we serve - Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, Boston, MA, and Atlanta, GA.  Whether it's a Flipcup/Tweetup at VMworld, a day at the shooting range, … [Read more...]

The Dark Knight A Rises a Day Early

Here's an event for those of you in the Washington, DC area. Join Clearpath, VMware and Veeam for a special private viewing of the The Dark Night Rises on July 19th. The day will start out with breakfast and a brief and informative presentation on backing up virtualized environments.  Following the presentation and a short break for audience questions, we’ll be viewing The Dark Knight Rises* a day before the general public. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to further your virtualization learning while getting to see the Dark Knight before any of your friends or family. Sign up … [Read more...]

Clearpath “Planning for the Cloud” Event with VMware, Cisco & EMC

One of the things I've really enjoyed since joining Clearpath Solutions Group is participating in our learning events.  Coming from the customer side, I didn't get out to learn and interact with the community as often as I would have liked.  With the incredible rate of innovation in IT and paradigm shifting technologies like virtualization, cloud computing, & Everything-as-a-Service, it is increasingly important to take a break from the day-to-day and pause to re-imagine what you could and should be doing to prepare for the next wave of technology.  Events like the VMware User Group … [Read more...]

DC VMUG – January 17, 2012 at Nationals Park

This is a re-post from  Please follow the DC VMUG site for updates! The Washington DC VMUG invites you to the first meeting of the DC VMUG in 2012. The event will be held on Tuesday, January 17th, 2011 at Nationals Park. Our sponsors, Tintri and Veeam, will have some great give-aways for attendees. We'll have a tour of the new Nationals Park at the end of the VMUG meeting. Register Now! Agenda 7:30am - 8:00am: Registration & Breakfast 8:00am - 8:45: Tintri Presentation 8:45 - 9:00am: Break 9:00 - 9:45am: Apps in the Enterprise : … [Read more...]

VMworld 2011 Snapshot Series

Did you miss VMworld this year, but want a chance to get a peek at the exciting new technologies on display at the show?  The VMworld 2011 Snapshot Series is your chance to catch the excitement of VMworld in a city near you. Please join VMware for this complimentary half-day event to get a taste of VMworld 2011 and learn how VMware and our partners are enabling organizations like yours to understand the true value of cloud computing and business agility. Cloud computing is an organizations strategic weapon-not just for IT, but to enable full business transformation, and will eventually change … [Read more...]

VMware Raising the Bar! Event Tomorrow

This is your last chance to register for tomorrow's (July 12, 2011) big VMware online event, “Raising the Bar, Part V”.  During the event, VMware CEO Paul Maritz and CTO Steve Herrod will announce the next generation of VMware cloud infrastructure offerings.  The event will be broadcasted live beginning at 9:00 AM PDT The agenda looks like this: 9:00-9:45 Maritz and Herrod present 10:00-12:00 Deep dive breakout sessions 10:00-12:00 Live Q&A with VMwarevExperts While I don't have any inside knowledge on the event, I expect new product and service offerings, along with details … [Read more...]

DC VMUG – July 20, 2011

The Washington DC VMUG Invites You to a Joint Event with VMware on vCenter™ Management Solutions. Join us in the morning and learn from VMware subject matter experts how VMware vCenter™ Operations are fundamentally simplifying how IT is managed: Automate operations with intelligence and visibility Interpret workload, health and capacity metrics Identify and resolve workload stress and population problems Correlate change events and performance patterns Stick around for the VMUG lunch and meeting: Networking Lunch VMware Updates and What's New with VMUG VMworld 2011 … [Read more...]

July 13th – DC vBeers (and bourbon and probably a cigar…)

This one is for all you in the DC area (I"m looking at you, DC VMUG members) looking to network with fellow VMware folks.... For all the guys out there that have talked for weeks and months about our choice of beer and bourbon, the time has come.  We will be having a vBeers Happy Hour at one of the newest and hottest places in DC, Jack Rose Dining Salon. For those of you who don’t know it was featured in the Washingtonian Magazine this month and is just opening with one of the largest Scotch selection ever assembled from a private collector in DC.  They also should have 20+ beers on … [Read more...]