2012 Sponsors


Bluelock provides mid-size and large enterprises flexible IT infrastructure solutions with its Bluelock Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud. Bluelock’s unique customer approach leads to innovative solutions that offer unprecedented visibility and control, helping customers make better decisions about risk, agility and operational efficiency. Bluelock, a VMware vCloud® Datacenter service provider, facilitates a true hybrid cloud approach for IT departments and business units seeking choice, platform compatibility, and a proven cloud partner that focuses on each customer’s unique infrastructure needs.


Bocada is a recognized leader and market expert in data protection services management, helping enterprises and MSPs worldwide to deliver data protection services that drive greater business and IT alignment, operational efficiency, minimized risk and improved customer satisfaction.


Train Signal is the global leader in professional computer training and one of Inc Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies. Their video training products include Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, and VMware. Included in their product lineup is the best selling video training product for VMware ESX by vExpert David Davis. If you’re looking to get great vmware training, here’s the place to do it.


Nexenta, a VMware Technology Alliance Elite Partner, is the developer of the leading OpenStorage solution NexentaStor. NexentaStor is a fully featured NAS/SAN/Object storage solution based upon the ZFS file system.  With tight VMware integration the VM Data Center module for NexentaStor simplifies the management of storage and data replication for virtualized environments, and the new Nexenta VSA for VMware View helps simplify the deployment and management of View environments.


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!


Why should you trust tools that were designed for the physical world and simply retrofitted to support VMs?  After all, virtualized environments have lots of moving parts and dependencies.   Veeam knows virtualization.  In fact, that’s all they do.  If you want very fast backups of your VMs on Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware vSphere, Veeam can help.  Veeam’s Backup & Replication™ is the #1 VM Backup because it’s fast and reliable.  It just works.  Veeam’s management solutions let you sleep at night.  Veeam understands that deep visibility into your infrastructure is critical. Whether you are a small business or a large enterprise, Veeam is all about saving you money, helping you meet your SLAs and avoiding risk.


Rackspace deliver enterprise-level hosting services to businesses of all sizes and kinds around the world. Rackspace was started in 1998 and since have grown to serve more than 180,000 customers. Rackspace integrates the industry’s best technologies for each customer’s specific need and delivers it as a service via the company’s commitment to Fanatical Support. Our core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting and Email & Apps.  There are currently over 4,300 Rackers around the world serving our customers.


Puppet Labs’ IT automation software enables system administrators to deliver the operational agility and efficiency of cloud computing at enterprise-class service levels, scaling from handfuls of nodes on-premise to tens of thousands in the cloud. Puppet powers thousands of companies, including Twitter, Yelp, eBay, Zynga, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Google, Disney, Citrix, Oracle, and Viacom.


With Nexus you’ll do more than work with a national provider for information technology solutions and services. When you work with us, you’ll connect a name with a face. You’ll be able to talk with someone who brings competence, expertise, customized solutions, and professionalism to the table. We are a premier IT solutions and services provider of virtualization, data storage,disaster recovery, networking, servers, technical, professional and managed services.

Liquidware Labs

Liquidware Labs is the leader in desktop transformation solutions for next-generation physical and virtual desktops, including VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop, and Microsoft Windows 7. The company’s Stratusphere and ProfileUnity solutions have been described by analysts as the industry’s first ‘On-Ramp to VDI,’ providing a complete methodology and software that enables organizations to decouple users and applications from the operating system and to cost-effectively assess, design, migrate, and validate the user experience for next-generation desktop infrastructure. Liquidware Labs products are VMware and Citrix certified, and are available through a global network of certified partners.

Thank You!

We’d like to give a big thank you this year to our sponsors for helping make this event possible.  We’d also like to thank all of you for helping support VMunderground in making it what it is today.  We look forward to seeing you at the party.