Chicago’s First vBeers – Some vCheers from Zerto

A big thank you to everyone who came out to the first Chicago vBeers event!

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Sponsored by Zerto, the event took place at Jake Melnicks corner tap with over 35 people in attendance to talk all things V. We had a good mix of VMUG members and various partners to chat with, including some late night rounds paid for by Wyse (thanks guys!).

The Chicago VMUG leadership team – Jason Bertini, Neil Soderstrom, Justin Lauer, and Chris Wahl (missing Brian Suhr)

I’d like to point out that Steve and Eric from Zerto did a great job at making sure glasses were filled and spirits were high. vBeers is about getting together as a community of technical professionals, and these guys were awesome representatives of Zerto – there were no marketing or sales pitches, just vCheers (as shown on our gift mugs for all who attended!) and networking for those interested in hearing more on their quality replication product. Seriously, if you haven’t taken a look at Zerto and have a need for protecting VMs from disaster, give them a shout for a demo. (Here is my writeup on their product from Virtualization Field Day).

The Zerto crew – Steve and Eric

Also, some recognition for those working behind the scenes at the event. The first is to Fara Hain with Zerto, who handled all the details with the venue well in advance and also sent over all those cool vCheers mugs. Second goes to Jen Wahl for sticking around as a designated driver and took photos and real-time tweeted the event. And last, but not least, to Sarah Petro and Emily Whobrey for helping bring over the vCheers mugs! Thanks, ladies!

Sarah and Emily show box transportation teamwork!

The vCheers mugs (vBeers in our vMugs)

Keep an eyeball out for our next Chicago vBeers!

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