More Great Jobs Posted!

Just wanted to send out a blast that some new great job opportunities have been posted to the Virtualization Job Marketplace. These are job postings that I receive via email and forward on to my readers for their benefit. If you’re in the market, or simply looking for a good contract gig, be sure to check out these jobs!


Created on October 22, 2012 by Rick Scherer

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vmworld 2011 – time to vote!

it’s that time of year again! vmworld 2011 is fast approaching and some great sessions are now up for public vote! Included in all of those great sessions are (5) sessions that I’m part of and I’d love for you to review and vote on them if you’d like to see them in the agenda.

Session details are below and you can vote for them by visiting http://www.vmworld.com/cfp.jspa

1425 – Ask the Expert vBloggers
Rick Scherer, Duncan Epping, Scott Lowe, Frank Denneman, Chad Sakac

Four VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX) On Stage! Are you running a virtual environment and experiencing some problems? Are you planning your companies Private Cloud strategy? Looking to deploy VDI and have some last minute questions? Do you have a virtual infrastructure design and want it blessed by the experts? Come join us for a one hour panel session where your questions are the topic of discussion! Join the Virtualization Experts, Frank Denneman (VCDX), Duncan Epping (VCDX), Scott Lowe (VCDX) and Chad Sakac, VP-VMware Alliance within EMC, as they answer your questions on virtualization design. Moderated by VCDX #21, Rick Scherer from VMwareTips.com

1426 – Designing Virtualized Desktops for Success
Rick Scherer, Tyler Baker, Asif Khan

One of the hottest topics of 2011 has to be virtualizing desktops. Hundreds if not thousands of VDI proof of concepts have been ran, but truth of the matter is only a small percentage of these PoCs turn into production.

1427 – Battle of the Storage Experts
Rick Scherer, Chad Sakac, Vaughn Stewart, Eric Schott, Mike Koponen

Come ask a panel of the virtualization industries top Storage Experts your questions around storage and how it related to virtualization. The biggest names in the industry are here to answer you questions as well as challenge each-other. Come see these heavyweights battle it out! Experts from Dell, EMC, HP and NetApp are here to tackle your hard hitting questions. Moderated by VCDX #21 and author of VMwareTips.com, Rick Scherer.

1712 – Virtualizing SAP for Private Cloud
Rick Scherer, Eric Walter

An in-depth look on how to leverage VMware vSphere virtualization for this mission critical application. We will discuss the basics of building a solid vSphere Infrastructure that will meet your Business Continuity and Disaster Recover needs, along with some best practice recommendations, real world implementations as well as lessons learned and some very cool tips and tricks.

2820 – Real World Storage API for Array Integration Effects, Design and Planning with VMFS and NFS
Rick Scherer, David Robertson

A deep dive into the VMware storage array integration API’s such as the vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) as well as vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA). Learn how VMware’s latest open API stack allows storage vendors to offload common data migration tasks to the array, which increases overall performance and reduces load on your virtual infrastructure. See the performance benefits and design considerations in this technical deep dive.

Once again, please check out my session abstracts and vote! http://www.vmworld.com/cfp.jspa


Created on May 12, 2011 by Rick Scherer

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EMC Webcasts in February

It’s the beginning of the month and you should know what that means…. new EMC virtualization focused webcasts! These awesome webcasts run every Thursday and offer some great content on what new and exciting things EMC is working on in terms of VMware integration as well as just their general efforts on cloud computing.

This month there is even a special treat! I will be running a webcast on EMC+VMware Integration highlighting the EMC vCenter plug-ins. Be sure to register for my session now!

Install & Run the EMC Celerra Virtual Storage Appliance
Thursday, February 3, 2011 – 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 16:00 GMT
Find out how to deploy and run the EMC Celerra Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) in a VMware vSphere lab environment. This webcast will also offer a comprehensive overview of the EMC Celerra.

VMware vCenter Plug-ins from EMC – Join me for my session!
Thursday, February 10, 2011 – 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 16:00 GMT
Learn how EMC plug-ins for VMware vCenter deliver the visibility, provisioning, and management of EMC storage from the vCenter interface – giving you more integration and capabilities than any other storage vendor.

EMC Proven Solutions for VMware View 4.5
Thursday, February 17, 2011 – 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 16:00 GMT
Discover the cost savings and flexibility offered by a virtual desktop environment with EMC Proven Solutions for VMware View 4.5.

Secure the VCE Vblock and Virtual Data Center
Thursday, February 24, 2011 – 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 16:00 GMT
Explore how the RSA Solution for Cloud Security and Compliance including the RSA enVision® platform work together to secure the virtual data center with VCE Vblock.”>

Register now >>


Created on February 1, 2011 by Rick Scherer

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EMC Webcasts in January

Every Thursday EMC puts on great webcasts dedicated to virtualization. This months installment includes a great customer reference discussing their adoption of desktop virtualization in the health care vertical. Be sure to keep an eye out as my webcast will be coming in February where I discuss EMC/VMware integration with some very cool and easy to use plug-ins.

Deploying Virtual Desktop Infrastructure to Accelerate EHR Adoption
Thursday, January 13, 2011 – 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 16:00 GMT
Hear Columbia Memorial Hospital discuss how the EMC Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Solution for Healthcare helps solve the challenge of ever-increasing costs–while increasing clinical productivity, improving workflow, and securing patient information.

Automate Unified Recovery of VMware Hosts
Thursday, January 20, 2011 – 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 16:00 GMT
Learn about strategies for protecting data within a unified storage infrastructure. Discover how to define protection policies, identify protection gaps, and prove compliance, as well as instantly recover from data corruption with DVR-like rollback.

Simple, Efficient, Powerful – Optimizing Your Virtualized Applications
Thursday, January 27, 2011 – 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 16:00 GMT
Find out how our unified storage solutions can help you utilize resources to efficiently and dynamically embrace virtualization, and boost your infrastructure performance–with a 20% guarantee.

Register for the January VMware series now


Created on January 10, 2011 by Rick Scherer

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Huge Things Coming from EMC

Although I cannot publicly discuss any of the huge things coming, I can invite you to register for our launch event on Tuesday, January 18th. I can guarantee you will be amazed of what we’re announcing and you will not be let down….as the marketing campaign says Records will be broken!

I invite everyone, even our competitors to register for the launch event. To register visit http://emc.im/fggQGg


Created on January 10, 2011 by Rick Scherer

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EMC Webcasts in December

EMC is putting on some great webcasts in December all around virtualization, consider this an early Christmas present! Join some of the biggest names in the industry for two hot discussion on desktop virtualization, then join the VP of VMware Alliances, Chad Sakac, for “Chad’s Choice” – an off the cuff discussion of whats new and whats hot in virtualization technology today.

You’re not going to want to miss any of these hot topics, so be sure to register for these great events today.

How to Accelerate Desktop Virtualization in the Enterprise
Thursday, December 2, 2010 – 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 16:00 GMT

Find out how you can gain control over existing chaotic and complex client computing infrastructures, while improving desktop security.

Best Practices for Deploying Desktop Virtualization
Thursday, December 9, 2010 – 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 16:00 GMT

Learn how organizations have successfully implemented desktop virtualization to create a more efficient environment and discover the benefits they have experienced.

Chad’s Choice – Virtually Any Virtualization Topic!
Thursday, December 16, 2010 – 8 am PT / 11 am ET / 16:00 GMT
Learn about the latest virtualization topics from Chad Sakac, VP VMware Technology Alliance, EMC. Get key updates on new technologies, hear honest answers to your most demanding questions, and see intriguing technical demos.


Register for the December VMware series now


Created on November 27, 2010 by Rick Scherer

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Lots of New Exciting Things Happened This Week

Hey people, sorry the site hasn’t been as active as it has in the past, I wanted to at least provide you with a weekly update.  As most of you know, I’m the Technical Editor for Scott Lowe’s upcoming book, this has taken up a good majority of my free time. Also things are crazy busy in local government right now, I’ve been working 50-60 hour weeks.  This hasn’t left me with much free time to do anything.  I haven’t signed on to Twitter in a couple days, I missed this weeks VMTN Roundtable… I feel so out of the loop!

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Created on March 20, 2009 by Rick Scherer

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Virtualizing Mission Critical Applications Technical Roundtable

If your in the San Diego area and want to get a free breakfast, come meet me tomorrow morning at the Marriott Hotel Del Mar for a Technical Roundtable on Virtualizing Mission Critical Applications.

At this interactive session we will discuss:

  • Virtualizing Applications, with a focus on Enterprise Applications
  • Best Practices for implementation and troubleshooting
  • Negotiating with application vendors and how VMware can help
  • Virtualized Enterprise Application Examples: Exchange, SQL Server, BEA WebLogic, Citrix XenApp, SAP, Siebel

Date: Friday, February 13th
Time: 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Location: Marriott Hotel Del Mar
11966 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
To register for the San Diego session click here


Created on February 12, 2009 by Rick Scherer

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SAP Virtualization Week 2009

It has been confirmed that I will be speaking at SAP Virtualization Week this year, I will be discussing the City of San Diego’s implementation of SAP Netweaver 7 on VMware ESX 3.5.  Here is some information direct from the SAP Enterprise Virtualization website:

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Created on February 8, 2009 by Rick Scherer

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Article in NetworkWorld Magazine

An article that I was interviewed for during VMworld 2008 was just published today in NetworkWorld magazine. Definietely some good reading if your into virtualization as much as I am.


Created on October 22, 2008 by Rick Scherer

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