Very cool! VeeamON Virtual Conference

One of the greatest things about conferences is the ability to get very up-close access to engineers and other technology professionals.  What makes the upcoming VeeamON virtual conference on December 5th a double-win is that you get that access but you don’t need to book travel and get approvals for budget!

Virtual Event, Real Value

Sign up today for the event and this will also get you access to great live content, post-event recordings and materials, plus there are prizes given away throughout the event day which is always a nice bonus.

There are three tracks (Business, Technical, Cloud) that can satisfy lots of different attendees and audiences.  I’m honored to know most of the folks presenting, so I can attest to their skill and presentation abilities.  This will be a must-attend IMHO!  There are not many times where you can get to interact with people at the event from the comfort of a chair and switch tracks without having to run from one building to another.

Did I mention prizes?!  This is pretty awesome…

There’s definitely nothing to lose in joining the event.  Register for free at the event site ( and please do let me know what you thought of the content as I’ll be watching it closely myself.  Always great to share notes!


Who has a conference? Everyone DOES! – DevOps Enterprise Summit 2014

It seems sometimes that we have a lot of conferences happening. This is a good sign for the strength of the technology sector, and the size of the audience who is prepared to consume this content. As a massive fan of DevOps and the great community wrapped around it, I was very happy to watch some of the recent DevOps Enterprise Summit 2014 which was

The great thing about this conference was that it can be watched virtually, which is exactly how I did it. Luckily the team has been kind enough to post the sessions on YouTube ( for our enjoyment.

If I could suggest something to begin with, it’s my usual thing which is BUY THE PHOENIX PROJECT 🙂

Back to the conference though! The reason that I’m bringing up the book is that the Phoenix Project is that one of the co-authors, Gene Kim led sessions and was part of the opening session also. Gene is a phenomenal resource and a great speaker, so if you have to start anywhere, you should absolutely spend some time watching the opening of the Tuesday session here:

From there, I would say that any session is a great place to start. There are a lot of great user stories about how they had success and challenges with adoption of DevOps practices. This is all great stuff and even if you aren’t already on the road towards implementing a DevOps methodology in your organization, this is a good opportunity to spend a little time finding out how it may benefit you.

Get Your Veeam ON at VeeamON!

Just in case you’ve missed it, you still have time to sign up for the first VeeamON conference in Las Vegas. The Veeam team have done something big by putting together a focused set of sessions to let customers, partners, and newcomers to Veeam products, all come together to learn how to best leverage these great tools to protect their virtualization investment.

Last week at the Cloud Expo I had a chance to chat with Rick Vanover and Doug Hazelman and they are super excited about what’s coming up with the first ever Veeam conference, so I asked about what some of the big highlights are.

With a variety of labs, courses, and meetups throughout the conference, you will be able to see theoretical deep dives, practical training, lab testing, and hear stories from the trenches from other users who can share what they have done to use the Veeam toolkit.


4 Days to Stay – 4 Ways to Get Your VeeamON

The event will open on Sunday October 5th for on-site registration and the Veeam Partner Reception. Starting Monday the doors open for everyone and the Expo Lounge will be ready to share the vendor love for Veeem partners and friends.


Make sure to get yourself in for the Early Bird price advantage by registering before June 30th! Click the image below to register and come on out to share your Veeam story, or learn from others in your industry who are celebrating how they’ve started their journey to the Modern Data Center.

And when you go there, don’t forget to tell them that DiscoPosse sent you 🙂


OpenStack Summit Preview

This is a busy week on the technology conference circuit, and I’m proud to be representing the vBrownBag crew at the OpenStack Summit takes place from the 12th-16th in Atlanta. (

There will be a lot going on, but here are a couple of highlights to get you started!

What’s Happening at the OpenStack Summit?

The full schedule is available here:


The keynote sessions will be presented on a live stream if you aren’t able to be there. Go to to watch right from your desk!

vbrownbagLive sessions for the vBrownBag will be happening all week, so make sure you check out the schedule and watch with us!

All of our sessions will also be recorded for replay later if you miss us live. If you are able to be at the Summit, please make sure to drop by and say hi over at booth B207 which is right beside the Blogger’s Lounge on Level 2 (CLICK IMAGE FOR FULL PDF).



Keep following all the action on Twitter too by watching my timeline ( and with the Hashtag #OpenStackSummit (

Happy Stacking!