2012 vmunderground Warm-up Party as a Service (WuPaaS)

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Join us for the biggest, baddest vmunderground WuPaaS event yet!

Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 8 PM @Jillian's

In our fourth major year of VMworld warm-up party (sixth if you count Theron's first two gatherings), vmunderground has grown by leaps and bounds to stay on top as THE independent VMworld networking event. Every year this event is a who's who in the VMware community and the place to be to meet up with the best in the business.

This year we are growing the event to 700 invites and have chosen Jillian's as the venue. Jillian's is located smack dab in the middle of VMworld City (Moscone) so their should be no issues arranging transportation this year. So in addition to attending a kicking vParty, you'll have the chance to hustle your fellow vNerd or vExpert at the many professional billiard tables Jillian's provides. Please to don't bet all your week's beer money the first night of the conference. ;)

Of course, even independent events need some sugar daddies if you want to do things right. Also called sponsors, the vmunderground sugar daddies make this whole event possible. This year we have the familliar vmunderground sponsors, but we also have some new faces. Please give our valued sponsors a good look, stop by their booth, and tweet or blog some good things about these folks. They are all industry leaders in the virtualization space and are all committed to supporting the VMware community. Remember, that even though you provide your email to VMunderground for the registration, Theron, Brian and I have never allowed attendee lists or emails to be passed on to the sponsors. Even another reason to support these fine companies since they are confident enough to stand on the merits of their products and services as well as the word-of-mouth/tweet of the VMunderground attendees. They don't need VMworld Spam to get their point through.


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Xangati is a 3-time VMunderground sponsor and a 2-time Best of VMworld award winner for virtualization management – is ready to bring the fun again to VMunderground 2012! Yes, there will be bacon involved. Yes, there will be prizes. Yes, we have a couple other secrets that will be revealed on Sunday night. No, we aren’t going to bore you to death with PowerPoint….we never do that. No, we aren’t going to corner you and give you the sales pitch….that’s what our VMworld booth is for. Xangati’s sponsorship of VMundergorund is all about kicking off the night with a ton of fun over a ton of beer!


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