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  1. Greater Cincinnati Welcome to the March 1st, 2012 gcvmug.org Twitter: @gcvmug

  2. We’re glad you’re here! Our meetings and events are designed to help you become more knowledgeable about the cloud and virtualization technologies. We provide a forum to share experiences, network with peers, and get advice on challenges you face.Group activities: • Networking with other members • Sharing experiences & lessons leaned with the group • Answers, advice, and best practices from experts • General architecture discussion (HA/DR, Storage, Networking, etc.) • Updates on what’s new at VMware • Demos of new software and hardware products

  3. P&G BRTC Site Security & Safety Requirements • This is a secure P&G Facility. You need to be escorted to and from the meeting room. Please do not leave your designated room or wander around in the halls. • No cameras are allowed in this facility, unless previously approved and cleared by your host. • Restrooms are located near the entrance of this room. You do not need an escort for the restroom. • In the event of an alarm, please follow your host, Sean Martin, to the designated emergency gathering area.

  4. Let us get to know you… (raise your hand!) Thanks returning members! Is this your first meeting? Did find us by the user conference? Are you new to virtualization?

  5. GCVMUG Steering Committee

  6. We want YOU! Steering Committee We meet once every 2-3 weeks on Tuesday nights @ 6:00pm in the Winton Woods area to plan our meetings. Contact a steering committee member if interested! Member Presentations We are looking for users to prepare a few slides that show how you/your company has used virtualization or cloud computing. Contact a steering committee member and sign-up!

  7. Stay Connected!

  8. Web – gcvmug.org Website

  9. Twitter – @gcvmug Meeting Hashtag #gcvmug

  10. LinkedIn

  11. VMware Communities @ vmware.com VMware.com Community VMware User Groups US – NE / Mid Atl Cincinnati VMUG

  12. 2012 GCVMUG Calendar You Are Here Don’t worry about writing it down, it’s on our website!

  13. Upcoming Topics April 12th • Dell Storage • Breakout Groups May 24th • vCloud Director? • vSphere 5 Network Design? Tentative topics. If you want to see something, just ask!

  14. Meeting Agenda

  15. And now… Our Feature Presentation(s)

  16. Group Discussion • Who’s involved in an interesting project? … recent challenges? • What topics would you like to see? • Are you interested in PaaS topics? (e.g. “Bring your developers to the VMUG” event?) • Who is interested in being part of our steering team? • Compared to this meeting would you prefer… • More networking/discussion time with peers? • Q&A / ask the expert sessions? • Day meetings? Alternating day/evening? • Meeting at a venue with food / beverages? • Paying for your own food, if it let us have only VMware/VMUG sessions? • Alternating sponsored/unsponsored meetings?

  17. VMUG Advantage • All access to online e-learning courses • $100 discount on VMworld Admission • 20% discount on VMware Instructor led training and certification • 30% discount on VMware software licenses (Workstation & Fusion) • Pricing starts at just $200 for individual members and $180 per individual for corporate packages.

  18. Raffle, Closing, & Housekeeping • Raffle! (VMUG Advantage!) • Housekeeping • Check for personal items & dispose of any trash! • Have Steering Committee member escort you from the room. • Turn in badges & sign out before leaving the building. • Connect with us via Twitter, LinkedIn, VMware Communities, and our website!Coming soon: myvmug.org community site!