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The Who’s Who on LinkedIn – Storage / VMware / Cloud Computing Groups


Continuing the efforts to put together a list of various different Social Media channels for networking with Storage Folks, here is some additional information for Storage Related Groups on LinkedIn.

In the previous posts, we discussed different Storage Bloggers in the Blogosphere.

LinkedIn is another great place to network with fellow storage experts, colleagues, customers, vendors and other professional contacts.

Below are 3 categories of Groups: Storage, VMware and Cloud Computing on LinkedIn. As you join the groups below (all or just a subset), you will see the benefits of it as you can now communicate to a large group of people and get a larger set of audience for blogs, news, etc.

Being part of a group allows you to start and respond to discussions about a technology, topic within a group. With the news section a group member can take advantage to post latest news, topics, articles, post, etc. There is a Jobs section that is used by group members to post new job opening. As you join a group, you can freely communicate via email or LinkedIn to all group members. For example the Storage Professionals group has more than 3200 Storage and VMware experts throughout the world and you can communicate with any of them.

Below is a list of at least top 10 Groups within Storage, VMware and Cloud Computing. Please use the links below to join any of these groups.

Since I initially started the Storage Professionals Group, I will take this opportunity to further promote it…. Below are the group details (On an average this group is growing by 30 to 40 storage & virtualization experts a day).

Storage Professionals: Group of Data Storage Specialists – SAN, NAS, CAS, DASD, Cloud Optimized Storage (Cloud Computing), Storage Virtualization that follow trends and products from leading manufacturers like EMC, HDS (Hitachi), HP, NetApp, 3Par, Data Domain, Pillar Data, VMware for Service, Support, Product Features, Networking, Jobs, Message Board, Discussions, Blogs. Storage Engineers, Storage Architects, Data Center Managers, SAN Implementation Specialist, Storage Managers join to discuss issues and projects related to Storage. If you are Certified on EMC, VMWare, HP, HDS (Hitachi), NetApp or are an Industry leader or visionary please feel free to join this group.

Owner: Devang Panchigar | 3,211 members | ShareJoin this group »
To connect to me on LinkedIn, please see on the right side of the page theLinkedIn icon, click on it and you should be able to send a request.

Goodluck LinkedIn’ng……….

Storage Groups


The Storage Group

The Storage Group is for Storage/SAN architects, engineers, managers and anybody else involved in the Storage industry. Share ideas and experiences, ask for assistance with a storage issues, etc.

Owner: Carey Lott | 5,301 members | ShareJoin this group »

The Storage Networking Industry Association

SNIA is a not-for-profit association of the leading hardware and software companies in the networked digital storage and information management business. SNIA’s mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services.

Owner: Rick Bauer | 3,344 members | ShareJoin this group »

Storage Professionals

Data Storage Professionals – SAN, NAS, CAS, DASD, Cloud Computing, Storage Virtualization. Blog: http://www.storagenerve.com, We follow products from manufacturers: EMC, HDS (Hitachi), HP, NetApp, 3Par, Data Domain, PillarData, VMware for Service, Support, Features, Jobs, Message Boards, Networking.

Owner: Devang Panchigar | 3,166 members | ShareJoin this group »

Storage Specialists

Storage Specialists is founded by CSN Group (Continuity Services the Netherlands) for Storage Specialists and IT-Professionals.

Owner: Erik van der Ven | 2,357 members | ShareJoin this group »

Storage: SAN, NAS

This is a Networking group as in Network Appliance w/1,000+ members. Do you use SAN or NAS? This is the place for Data Storage Networking. My idea-create a true networking group. So: 1 Only storage related professionals please 2 I created a GoogleGroup, please join, post and intro yourself.

Owner: Jeff Kronisch | 2,078 members | ShareJoin this group »

EMC

Group created to group EMC employees. EMC, where information lives, information management, networked storage. Discussions have been disabled of this group due lot of spam problems.

Owner: Adolfo Nascimento | 1,819 members | Share |Join this group »

Cloud Storage

The Cloud Storage group was formed in order to provide a common ground for the introduction and advancement of cloud storage and computing technology

Owner: Reuven Cohen | 1,776 members | ShareJoin this group »

Storage Monkeys

Storage Monkeys is the premier peer social networking organization for data storage users. Group topics include SAN, NAS, iSCSI, Fibre Channel technologies as well as storage / server virtualization (including VMware). The official web site for Storage Monkeys is http://www.StorageMonkeys.com

Owner: Tim Masters | 1,225 members | ShareJoin this group »

NetApp

NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that help to accelerate business and achieve outstanding cost efficiency. Our dedication to principles of simplicity, innovation, and customer success has made us one of the fastest-growing storage and data management providers today.

Owner: Neil Stanley | 1,079 members | ShareJoin this group »

UK Storage Professionals

Set up to distinguish UK storage ( DAS / NAS / SAN ) for technical or sales professionals, encourage networking, knowledge share, consulting and job opportunities. Requirement to join is to have a strong affiliation with UK Storage market.

Owner: Drew Percival | 871 members | ShareJoin this group »

Backup & Recovery Professionals

This is a group of highly skilled Backup & Recovery Professionals proficient in different software and hardware storage technologies.

Owner: Demetrius Malbrough | 771 members | Share |Join this group »


VMWARE GROUPS

Official VMware Virtualization Group

This is a VMware led group for virtualization professionals to expand their network of contacts, share idea’s and increase market awareness. You will receive regular updates on VMware activities including recruitment plans.

Owner: Gavin Barnard | 9,600 members | ShareJoin this group »

Storage Professionals

Data Storage Professionals – SAN, NAS, CAS, DASD, Cloud Computing, Storage Virtualization. Blog: http://www.storagenerve.com, We follow products from manufacturers: EMC, HDS (Hitachi), HP, NetApp, 3Par, Data Domain, PillarData, VMware for Service, Support, Features, Jobs, Message Boards, Networking.

Owner: Devang Panchigar | 3,166 members | ShareJoin this group »

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Members of this group have gained the in-depth skills and industry-recognized certification on VMware technology. The VMware Certified Professional Program is designed for everyone who wants to demonstrate their expertise in virtual infrastructure and increase his potential for career advancement.

Owner: Eric Sloof | 3,143 members | ShareJoin this group »

IT Core Infrastructure

This group is a forum to connect talented IT engineers focused on core infrastructure technologies, including: SAN/NAS, VMware/virtualization technologies, Citrix, Active Directory, Exchange, Cisco, VOIP, Disaster Recovery, etc.

Owner: Jeff Nussbaum | 2,877 members | ShareJoin this group »

VMware Virtual Community

This is a virtual and collaborative community designed to facilitate business and social interaction between those that have embraced the value of virtualization.

Owner: Kelly Freeman | 1,758 members | ShareJoin this group »

Virtualization Solutions

Ths is a group to expand our knowledge and share experience about virtualization based in: VMware, XEN, Hyper-v and other technologies

Owner: Hernan Cuevas | 1,551 members | ShareJoin this group »

VM People Virtualization & Cloud Group

This is a group for Virtualization & Cloud Computing professionals to network and discuss industry related topics such as Virtualisation, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen and more. Technical Q&A, News, and Recruitment are all supported and encouraged in this group.

Owner: Mike Hilton | 1,412 members | ShareJoin this group »

Storage Monkeys

Storage Monkeys is the premier peer social networking organization for data storage users. Group topics include SAN, NAS, iSCSI, Fibre Channel technologies as well as storage / server virtualization (including VMware). The official web site for Storage Monkeys is http://www.StorageMonkeys.com

Owner: Tim Masters | 1,225 members | ShareJoin this group »

VMware Alumni

This group is for (current and) former employees of VMware. The purpose of the group is to maintain an online community, to share and exchange information, updates, requests, news, and assistance.

Owner: Kevin Epstein | 827 members | ShareJoin this group »

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

This is a group for people involved in new age of utility computing or Next Big Thing – Cloud Computing. Discussion is done through http://groups.google.ca/group/cloud-computing

Owner: Khaz Sapenov | 9,938 members | ShareJoin this group »

DataShaping Advanced Analytics

SAS, quant, biostatistics, statistics, data mining, web analytics, computer science, six sigma, econometrics, business intelligence, computational finance, AI, database modeling, operations research, machine learning, data analysis, data warehousing, risk management, cloud computing, text mining.

Owner: Vincent (L) Granville | 4,898 members | Share |Join this group »

Storage Professionals

Data Storage Professionals – SAN, NAS, CAS, DASD, Cloud Computing, Storage Virtualization. Blog: http://www.storagenerve.com, We follow products from manufacturers: EMC, HDS (Hitachi), HP, NetApp, 3Par, Data Domain, PillarData, VMware for Service, Support, Features, Jobs, Message Boards, Networking.

Owner: Devang Panchigar | 3,166 members | ShareJoin this group »

Cloud Storage

The Cloud Storage group was formed in order to provide a common ground for the introduction and advancement of cloud storage and computing technology

Owner: Reuven Cohen | 1,776 members | ShareJoin this group »

VM People Virtualization & Cloud Group

This is a group for Virtualization & Cloud Computing professionals to network and discuss industry related topics such as Virtualisation, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen and more. Technical Q&A, News, and Recruitment are all supported and encouraged in this group.

Owner: Mike Hilton | 1,412 members | ShareJoin this group »

Cloud Networking

The Cloud Networking group was formed in order to provide a common ground for the introduction and advancement of cloud networking and distributed network computing technology

Owner: Reuven Cohen | 1,327 members | ShareJoin this group »

CloudCamp – Unconventional Cloud Computing

CloudCamp was formed in order to provide a common ground for the introduction and advancement of cloud computing.

Owner: Reuven Cohen | 1,144 members | ShareJoin this group »

Open Source Virtualization & Cloud Computing

This group is free for all. Virtualization For Everyone, like it ought to be! Here we will discuss about: – Community influenced innovation – Heterogeneous hypervisor aware data centers – Hybrid Clouds – CDP (Continuous Data Center Protection)

Owner: Tarry Singh | 951 members | ShareJoin this group »

Open GRID

This is a group to promote the intersection of open source, open standards, cloud, grid, mesh, portable data, semantic web, web services and high performance computing.

Owner: Ed Dodds | 897 members | ShareJoin this group »

Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum (CCIF)

CCIF is an open, vendor neutral, community of technology advocates, and consumers dedicated to driving the rapid adoption of global cloud computing services. CCIF shall accomplish this by working through the use open forums (physical and virtual) focused on building community consensus.

Owner: Reuven Cohen | 553 members | ShareJoin this group »