It was a pleasure to be a part of the latest VMware User Group (VMUG) meet up in Manchester last week. Northwest UK Group Leader Nathan Byrne presided over a packed timetable of training and talks that culminated in the vBeers social evening at Tiger Tiger.
During his presentation, 1st Easy director Steve Bell recounted a history of computing from his “card-punching” days working with the IBM mainframes of the late ’70s, through to opportune meetings with the founders of Netscape and Google investors, right up to the cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service arrangements that he’s involved with today.
Steve also looked at how the drivers of industry have adapted over the centuries to allow businesses to keep up with demand — a role in which the flexible and on-demand resources of cloud environments are playing an important part.
And sitting with such an enthusiastic group of VMware users, it all got us thinking. Yes, we’re a VMware cloud infrastructure provider, but we’re also users of the technology ourselves — we’re living the benefits of cloud as a strategy… So, look out for our upcoming coverage on cloud and how it has changed our business for the better: coming soon to the 1st Easy blog.
If you’re interested in hearing something a little different from the run-of-the-mill, in-your-face, cloud “hard sell”, we’d like to hear from you. We’ll put the main concepts into a down-to-earth, jargon-free overview of cloud and how it might be able to benefit you, your teams, your customers and your business.