VMUG Romania October Meeting Report

Better late than never, so here it is the report for VMUG Romania latest meeting. On 16th October, 35 guests attended the last VMUG Romania meeting of the year. We held our meeting in the beautiful offices of our sponsor, Veeam. This meeting we added a new feature to our meeting: at the request of few remote colleagues, we streamed live on Facebook almost all the presentations. This allowed me to embed the videos into this article, so double win! We received cool feedback, so for next sessions we will have some sort of live streaming for sure.

I had the honor to present in the first slot of the meeting. As this year is the first year when Romania has not only one, but 2 vExperts, I thought this is a good opportunity to spread the word about vExpert program into the community. I talked about vExpert program, about the benefits of joining it and I showed the audience my path to vExpert. You can watch below my presentation in Romanian.

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VMUG Romania October Meeting

At VMUG Romania we have a busy October: on 2nd October we take part to VMware vForum Romania with a presentation booth, then on 16th October we will host our autumn meeting in a new venue, AFI Park 5, Bucharest.

If you don’t know what you can expect from such a meeting, you can read my report for the February VMUG meeting.


Cornel Popescu  (Veeam) – Improve data protection with Veeam CDP for vSphere and Availability Orchestrator
Community session – Victor Homocea – vSAN in real life
Community session – Constatin Ghioc – All about vExpert
Community session – Razvan Ionescu – PowerCLI and bulding custom vSphere images
Cristian Radu (VMware) – VMware, what’s new

In the end we will host a raffle, be sure to be there to claim your prize 🙂


AFI Park 5, 9th Floor
Veeam Software, Timisoara Avenue 4A
Bucharest, Romania, 061344

Participation is free. Registration is mandatory.

VMUG Romania meeting from 16 October 2018 is sponsored by Veeam.

Veeam Vanguard Nominations 2018

Veeam Vanguard
Veeam Vanguard

Back in 2015, Veeam launched a global influencer program” called Veeam Vanguard. Program was organized by Rick Vanover (MVP, vExpert, Cisco Champion) together with a team of other vExperts and MVPs (Doug Hazelman, Luca Dell’Oca, Clint Wyckoff).

“The Veeam Vanguard Program is a hand-selected list of people of all backgrounds who Veeam feels embraces our brand best in their communities. Some Vanguards are bloggers, some are active on our Veeam Forums, some are active on Spiceworks sharing a lot of Veeam-specific information and the list goes on for all of the ways Vanguards have engaged.” – Rick Vanover

Fast forward to 2017, and for the third edition of the program we have 61 Veeam Vanguards from 26 countries. Among them I noticed people well-known from VMware community, like Andrea Mauro, Christian Mohn, John Nicholson, Liselotte Foverskov, Mike Preston, Vladan Seget, Paul Braren, Andreas Lesslhumer, David Hill, Pete Flecha, or Melissa Palmer. For a full list of Vanguards, you can check the official list.

We’ll move now to current days, with exciting news: nominations for Veeam Vanguard 2018 edition are open! Veeam plans to expand the program this year. Vanguards have privileged access to Product Strategy Team, product betas and briefings. You can nominate yourself or someone you know it fits the profile. Nominations will be accepted until 29 December 2017.

Go now and fill your nomination to Veeam Vanguard 2018!

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VMUG Romania Meeting Report

VMUG Romania held today the third meeting of the year (a record in itself) in the north part of Bucharest, practically in the area with the highest concentration of IT workers. The main meeting sponsor, Orange, hosted us in one of its modern headquarters.

As usual, Razvan Ionescu and Mihai Huica (the two VMUG Romania co-leaders) welcomed the participants and took care of all the logistics.

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