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VMUG Special Event: Nimble Storage

Discover one of the hottest new storage platforms that’s taking the industry by storm, and have lunch & a Boulevard Beer with your peers!

Join Eagle Software as they present Nimble Storage at a lunch-and-learn hosted at our favorite meeting place, Boulevard Brewing Company.

The event is Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 1:30—4:30pm

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Disclaimer: This is not an official VMware/VMUG event; Registration is via Nimble Storage’s site, and the VMUG has no control over your contact information after registration.


Isilon deep-dive

Have you wondered about what made Isilon special enough to attract EMC? What made it worth adding to the storage giant’s portfolio? Well, Ars Technica has a nice writeup that may answer your questions…


September VMUG Meeting

We have another exciting VMUG meeting coming up on Tuesday September 28th from 3-5pm. The location is one that everyone will appreciate too! Boulevard Brewing Company has agreed to let us host the meeting at their wonderful facility down on Southwest Trafficway.

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The content will be provided by NetApp & ISG, and they will be discussing applications and storage considerations in the VMware environment. Here is the lineup:

2:30 - Bar Opens (Networking)

3:00 - Introductions & VMWorld 2010 Wrap-up

3:15 - Joe Biggs, ISG - Storage 101

3:45 - Refreshments & vBeers - Thanks NetApp & ISG!!

4:00 - Joe Biggs, ISG - VMware Storage Applications

4:30 -  News and Info from VMware

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We hope you can join us !


Next Meeting -- June 11th

Please join us for the upcoming
Kansas City Area VMware User Group meeting on
Friday, June 11th.


Join an innovative group of VMware users June 11th as we enjoy presentations on Desktop Virtualization Concepts and Shared Storage for the SMB.  This is a great opportunity to network with peers based in the Kansas City area, discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology.


We are giving away 2 Apple iPads!!

Schedule of Events

11:00 Registration & Introductions
11:30 Implementing VDI and VMware View: Strategies for Success – Ron Olgesby of Unidesk
12:30 Lunch
12:45 Shared Storage Concepts for the SMB– Jason Collier & Allan Conboy of Scale Computing
01:45 Q&A /Door Prizes/Announcements


Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66211

Kansas City VMware Users Group
June 2010 Sponsors

Ron Oglesby
Chief Solution Architect

Ron Oglesby is a best-selling author of advanced technical design guides for VMware Infrastructure 3, VMware ESX Server, and Terminal Services for Microsoft Windows.  A frequent speaker at industry events such as Briforum, Citrix Synergy, iForum, VMworld, and VMUGs, Ron is also a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) and a recipient of the prestigious Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award.

Ron is currently Chief Solution Architect for Unidesk®, the Virtual Desktop Management company that just emerged from stealth to help expand the use cases for VMware View and VDI.  At Unidesk, Ron works with enterprise IT organizations to reduce the amount of storage needed to implement VMware View, cut application and gold image provisioning and patching costs, and improve the user experience by sustaining user-installed applications, plug-ins, and all other rich desktop customizations through session logoffs, reboots, and Windows upgrades.

Before joining Unidesk, Ron was the Practice Executive for Virtualization Services at Dell where he developed methodologies that helped Dell’s strategic customers implement their virtualization and consolidation initiatives. Prior to Dell, Ron was the Director of x86 and Virtualization Services at GlassHouse Technologies, one of the world’s largest independent data center consulting and services companies, where he oversaw North American consulting operations and directed a large team of engineers on numerous enterprise virtualization projects. Ron joined GlassHouse through its acquisition of RapidApp, where, as CTO and Senior Architect, he managed the professional services business and developed unique intellectual property for managing virtualization implementations.

Jason Collier
Chief Technology Officer, Founder

As a founder and Chief Technology Officer, Jason is responsible for the technology vision of the company. Previously, Jason was VP of Tech Ops at Corvigo, overseeing sales engineering, technical support, internal IT, and datacenter operations. Prior to Corvigo, Jason was VP of Information Technology and Infrastructure at Radiate, where he architected and oversaw the deployment of the entire Radiate ad-network infrastructure, scaling it from under 1 million transactions per month when he started to more than 300 million at its peak.

Alan Conboy
Systems Engineer

A 17 year veteran of primary and secondary storage industry for such companies as ADIC, Sun Microsystems, Spectralogic, Sterling Software, and Computer Associates as well as a few storage start ups.  Performing as a Senior Systems Engineer for Scale, an up and coming storage company in the business. Scale computing makes storage convergence affordable to the masses by combining high performance, cluster based iSCSI SAN and NFS/CiFS NAS in a single, very affordable package. iSCSI SAN Architecture/Design, Data Recovery/backup & restore. ESX/i and Virtualization and integration with virtualized storage, Linux, Windows and Unix .