Simon Long (VCDX #105)

Simon Long VCDX #105Welcome to The SLOG! It’s a technical Blog created by me,  Simon Long (VCDX #105, DCV & DTM) (LinkedIn). The main focus of this blog is based on Cloud technologies, but it will include other technology-related news/information and anything else I find interesting and feel the need to share with you. Occasionally I might even post a rant or an opinion on something I feel strongly about. It’s not just all about facts!

I also use this Blog as both a place to store useful information that I think that will come in handy for me at some point in the future and also a place to help aid my learning. I find a great way to learn about something is to research about it and then write it up in my own words.

A little about me:  I’m Simon Long (VCDX #105), 39 from Norwich, England (Currently living in Silicon Valley, CA, USA). I am currently working as a VMware Engine Engineer at Google Cloud. I have been working in IT for 20 years, in which I now focus predominantly on Cloud technologies, and more specifically the Google Cloud VMware Engine service. I’m am the creator of The VCDX Podcast. A podcast focused on the VCDX certification with, news, updates, tips, and guest interviews.

I’m a regular Twitter user, feel free to follow me to hear some of my day-to-day thoughts. IT aside, I play many sports, enjoy keeping fit by Mountain Biking, Hiking, and running. I’m also often quite partial to the odd drink or two with friends… But never on a school night!! I’m known worldwide for my love of Pink Shirts, hence the colour scheme of The SLOG.
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My VMworld Sessions

Over the past years, I have been presenting at VMworld. Below you can find some links to my session recordings. (Some recordings will require a VMworld Account)

VMworld 2021

VMworld 2019

VMworld 2018

VMworld 2017

VMworld 2016

VMworld 2015

VMworld 2014

VMworld 2013

VMworld 2012

  • Real-World Lessons Learned Designing, Deploying and Managing View in Hertz (pdf | mp3)


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