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VMUG CEO Brad Tompkins ready to expand group's mission

The VMware User Group has a new CEO at the helm who is busy working with the rest of the VMUG leadership to develop a roadmap.

Despite what flits by on your Twitter feed, the world of IT is not all DevOps, unicorns and containers. The majority of daily operations still deal with the obscure and the mundane, such as making sure a legacy application doesn't go offline and updating certificates.

Chances are if you're grappling with a particular issue in your vSphere environment that someone else has been there. Fortunately for VMware administrators, there is an active user community where like-minded sys admins can meet to commiserate about technical and personnel issues, and discuss ways of surmounting various obstacles in the data center. The VMware User Group (VMUG) has more than 100,000 active members and holds more than 45 events worldwide. There are also other perks from the group such as the VMUG Advantage program, which provides access to evaluation licenses to test VMware products in your nonproduction environment.

VMUG recently hired Brad Tompkins as its CEO. SearchVMware spoke with Tompkins about his background with VMware and the VMUGs, and what he's planning for the group's future. Click here to listen to the podcast.

This was last published in August 2015

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