The Next Chapter of Multi-Cloud Management, with VMware Aria Hub, Powered by VMware Aria Graph

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The excitement around VMware Aria Hub powered by VMware Aria Graph has been increasing since its initial announcement back in August 2022, and this brand-new, SaaS-based, multi-cloud management solution is making a big splash.

VMware Aria has been developed from the ground up to not just align disparate products within the vRealize Suite (vROps, vRA, vRLI, vRNI, etc.), but to enable customers to consistently deploy, migrate, operate, and monitor apps, infrastructure, and platform services across private, hybrid, and multiple clouds from a single platform with a common data model.

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UK VMUG UserCon 2022

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It’s been a few years since I was able to venture to Leicester for the UK VMUG UserCon, the national VMUG event here in the UK. After Covid laid wasted to the previous two years, there was certainly excitement from all attendees, and it was fantastic to see such a great turnout at this year’s event on Thursday, 17th November 2022.

Yes, the technical content at VMUGs is always fantastic, with customer-driven challenges/stories/fixes, complementing VMware sessions, however, the main thing I love about these events is that they give attendees the ability to catch up with members of the community and to discuss their challenges within a safe and informal forum. They are also a great way to catch up with customers, partners, and friends over a coffee.

So, after a two-year hiatus of the UK VMUG UserCon, the ‘in-person’ community is very much alive!

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VMware Explore Europe 2022

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VMware Explore Europe took place once again last week (Mon 7th Nov to Thu 10th Nov) in Barcelona’s Fira Gran Via following a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19. I’ve not attended since 2018 and despite the venue being a little more compact this time around following two years of Covid and the worry that attendance would be lower than usual, not only did numbers far exceed expectations (word on the street is they mirror, if not beat, the San Francisco event), but the session content and the ability to finally meet up with customers, partners and friends within the community in person, was absolutely fantastic.

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