Swiss German VMware User Group

Kategorie: VMware

Es geht weiter mit den Anlässen! Wie wir es schon vor einiger Zeit angekündigt haben, haben wir für 2021 viele interessante Themen für euch rausgesucht und verpacken diese in kleine handliche virtuelle Meetings. Alles ist live, nichts ist pre-recorded.

So auch beim nächsten Thema. Wir dürfen zwei Spezialisten zu diesem Thema von VMware als Speaker herzlich begrüssen! Vielen Dank für eure Unterstützung!


Tragt euch schon mal folgendes Datum und Zeitfenster in die Kalender ein:

Datum: 19. Oktober 2021

Zeit: ab 16:00 Uhr

Wann? Was? Wer?
16:00 – 16:15 VMUG Intro & Welcome VMUG
16:15 – 16:45 VMware Cybersecurity Vision & Strategy Christopher Kruegel, VP Security Services, VMware
16:45 – 17:15 Technical Demo Chad Skipper, Global Security Technologist, VMware
17:15 – 17:30 Q&A


Die Anmeldung erfolgt wie zuvor schon über die (neu gestaltete) Website.

We put the safety and health of our members above all else. As such, we are closely monitoring the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the globe.

Due to the current situation around Corona we discussed the topic with our Swiss French colleagues and also with the speakers. Unfortunately, we have to cancel this event.

Currently, we don’t plan any events at least in the first half of this year, due to the Corona situation.

Please don’t register anymore for this event. An informational email will be sent as soon as possible.

Thank you!


We’re back! Yes, it was a long time, and we are really sorry about this! But we’re back now, and we will start the year with an awesome VMUG meeting!

Today we proudly announce our first VMUG meeting for this year! And we’re starting with a bombshell! In January this year, we were contacted by our friends from the Swiss-French VMUG. They told us that they are in contact with a VMware specialist to have him on their next VMUG meeting. And thanks to our friends we’re happy to welcome Cormac Hogan from VMware as our special guest for our first VMUG meeting this year!

Also a long-time supporter of our VMUG, a good friend, and a community guru, we also welcome Dennis Zimmer to our first VMUG meeting this year!

About our guests

Cormac Hogan is currently working as a Chief Technologist in the Office of the CTO in the Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) Business Unit at VMware. Specialized in Software-Defined Storage, hyper-converged infrastructure. Co-author of the „Essential Virtual SAN“ and „vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive“ books. Main author and owner of the blog

Dennis Zimmer has a strong reputation as a technology visionary across the globe. He has written 10 books, hundreds of magazine articles and video training, that are read and used by leading IT professionals. He has been awarded VMware vExpert for 11 years in a row and is a thought leader within the Virtualization Community. CEO of Opvizor.

About the event

Cormac Hogan will present us with the latest bits about vSAN, VMware Cloud Formation, Kubernetes Storage Constructs, Cloud Native Storage, and we might get a little sneak peek into the future. Dennis Zimmer will tell us more about Kubernetes on VMware in Detail.

Agenda / date

Please mark your calendars for May 13, 2020!

Time Topic Speaker
17:30 (5:30pm) Welcome reception
~17:55 (5:55pm) Intro, VMUG presentation, Agenda Karl Widmer
~18:00 (6:00pm) vSAN, VMware Cloud Formation, Kubernetes Storage Construct, Cloud Native Storage Cormac Hogan
~19:00 (7:00pm) Kubernetes on VMware Dennis Zimmer
~20:00 (8:00pm) Snacks, socializing


We’re hosted at the Westhive in Zurich. This restaurant is located at the same address as the VMware Switzerland HQ. What a coincidence! You can find more information about the location itself on their website:


We’d like to thank to VMware for the sponsoring of this event. We’ve got good connections to our VMware friends at the Switzerland HQ and the brought up the idea of this location.

Parking / Travel

There is a parking garage near the location, just some minutes in walking distance, Parkhaus Zürich P-West, Förrlibuckstrasse 151, 8005 Zürich. If you travel by public transportation, just catch the Tram number 6 or 8, or the bus number N13, and hop out at the stop Fischerweg.

Event registration

Registration is open. Please visit our Swiss German VMUG Community site to register for the event. Please be aware of the registration limit of 45 people due to available space at the location. Thank you!

Notice: please check your spam or junk folder if you don’t get a registration confirmation shortly after registration. Maybe you could add the email address „“ to your trusted senders list.

Today we proudly announce our first VMUG meeting for this year! And we’re starting with a bombshell! In November last year we were contacted by our friends from the Swiss French VMUG. They told us that they are talking with some VMware specialists to have them on their next VMUG meeting. And thanks to our friends we’re happy to welcome Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman from VMware as our special guests for our first VMUG meeting this year!

About our guests

Duncan Epping is currently working as the Chief Technologist at VMware in the Office of CTO. Holder of VCDX #007. Specialized in Software Defined Storage, hyper-converged infrastructures and business continuity / disaster recovery solutions. Main author and owner of VMware / Virtualization blog

Frank Denneman is currently working as Senior Staff Architect at VMware R&D for VMware Cloud on AWS. Former Chief Technologist at PernixData. Holder of VCDX #29 Co-author vSphere Deep Dive Series. In-depth knowledge in VMware resource management for virtual infrastructures, Author and owner of

Thank you very much for making this great event possible!

About the event

Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman will present us the latest bits and bytes about VMware vSAN and VMware Cloud on AWS, two of the hottest topics at this time!

After the „official“ part of the event you’re invited to stay a while for some food and drinks, socializing and networking. And i’m pretty sure that Duncan and Frank will be available for some questions!

Date / Time

  • Thursday, March 8th
  • Starting Time: 17:30 (5:30 pm CET / Swiss time)



  • 17:30 – Arrival, welcome
  • 17:45 – Meeting intro, general VMUG information
  • 18:00 – Duncan Epping, VMware: vSAN Deep Dive
  • 19:00 – Short break
  • 19:15 – Frank Denneman, VMware: VMwaer on AWS
  • ca. 20:15 – Snacks & drinks, socializing, networking

(Times may vary)

Registration / more information

Please sign up on for this event.

(The event page will be continuously updated)

Information for parking / public transportation

There are about 200 paid parking lots directly at the venue. For restaurant visitors the parking lots a free of charge. Please follow the signs.

The airport hotel is located in the immediate vicinity of the train station Balsberg and also the train station of Glattbrugg can be reached on foot within a few minutes. Trains to the hotel run at regular intervals. Take the train to Zurich main station and then take the train to Zurich airport (IR, IC, S2 or S16). The airport shuttle runs every 15 to 30 minutes between the hotel and the airport and can be found in the arrivals area between Terminal 1 and 2.

Hotel recommendation

For all our guests which have a long voyage to the meeting and back home we can recommend the Novotel Zurich City-West Hotel.

Today we proudly announce our third VMUG meeting! Next week we’ll meet us to listen to two external speakers. We’ve got guests from Runecast and Rubrik which will present us their solutions to add more value to your VMware vSphere infrastructure. We’re hosted this time at Credit Suisse, which serves us also with food and drinks.

Date / Time

  • Thursday, November 9th
  • Starting Time: 17:30 (5pm CET / Swiss time)


  • Credit Suisse Education Center (Google Maps)
  • Bederstrasse 115, 8002 Zürich


  • 17:30 – Arrival, welcome
  • 17:45 – Meeting intro, general VMUG information
  • 18:00 – Rubrik: Technology overview
  • 18:30 – Runecast: Automated Expertise
  • 19:00 – Apéro, Networking, Socialising

(Times may vary)

Registration / more information

Please sign up on for this event.

(The event page will be continuously updated)

We’re currently looking for parking slots for people who travel with their car.

If you’re traveling with public transportation, please pick the tram or bus and get out here:

  • Waffenplatzstrasse (stop directly in front of the building entrance)
  • Rieterstrasse (building entrance directly around the corner)

Please keep in mind to calculate enough time from parking to the venue!

Our Swiss German VMware User Group will be present at the first VMware Cloud Summit in Switzerland! We kindly invite you to show up at our booth at the Cloud Summit to learn more about our VMUG.

1st VMware Cloud Summit

With the introduction of the cloud, IT has been revolutionized – but which cloud model is best for you and what technical fundamentals must be fulfilled in order to be able to use cross-platform systems at all? The variety of options often makes it difficult to form an objective opinion about the cloud models that are right for you.

Together with the VMware premier service providers, Swisscom, T-Systems & Axians, VMware will be showing you the latest infrastructure cloud solution, both Swiss and international. Get both technical and economic insights and see how it works and the opportunities that result from it.

More information

Get detailed information about the event on it’s website at

Date and Time of this event

  • Date: 22th of June 2017
  • Time: starting at 08:00am (CET / Swiss Time)

Check out the agenda at


The first VMware Cloud Summit is located at the Seminarhotel Bocken.

  • Adress: Bockenweg 4, CH-8810 Horgen

Get all the information about the location at

Directions by car:

Take the A3 motorway to the Horgen exit, follow the signs to Horgen, turn right after a few hundred meters, then follow the signs. Parking in the hotel’s own garage.

Directions by public transportation:

Take the S2 or S8 to Horgen, then take the bus lines 131 or 132 to the Bocken stop.

Sponsors and Speakers

If you’d like to know more about the event sponsors and speakers, please click the Sponsors and Speakers link.

Sponsors / Supporters

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