|[August 27, 2014]
VMware User Group (VMUG) Announces 100,000-Member Milestone
CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--
User Group (VMUG), an independent, customer-led organization created
to maximize members' use of VMware, announced today that it has
surpassed 100,000 in global membership.
"Entering 2014, the VMUG leadership team set a goal of 100,000 global
members by the end of the year," said Mariano Maluf, VMUG president.
"Today, we are pleased to announce that by always putting users at the
core of our organization, we have not only reached that mark, but
Launched in August 2010, VMUG quickly reached more than 50,000 members
in 2011. As it continued to extend its reach, the organization increased
its membership bse to more than 91,000 in 2013. That same year, the
organization took its growth plans a step further by increasing its
number of events in Europe, which significantly fueled VMware users'
participation in member conferences, networking events and instructional
and training opportunities, resulting in the record announced today.
Its more than 100,000 active members worldwide have helped VMUG grow to
more than 180 local chapters in 32 countries and offer over 40
complimentary annual user conferences across the globe.
"This is a huge accomplishment for VMUG and I am personally very proud
to have been part of the team that brought this organization to such
high success," said Victor Bohnert (News - Alert), VMUG executive director. "New
programs, new events and new educational opportunities have driven our
membership to record levels, and we remain committed to our mission to
provide members with a high-quality membership experience and a
collective, impactful voice in the virtualization space."
About VMware User Group (VMUG)
The VMware User Group (VMUG) is an independent, customer-led
organization made up of more than 100,000 members globally, created to
maximize members' use of VMware and partner solutions through knowledge,
sharing, training, collaboration, and events. VMUG is the largest
association in the virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions
industry. For more information and/or to become a member of VMUG, visit http://www.vmug.com/.
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