The new format for the meetings was ideal at the recent MENUG Meetings that were held in Doha, Qatar and Dubai, UAE. In the mornings, the local and regional HPE teams presented their hardware and software roadmaps, followed by a brief break, and then each vendor gave a ten minute company introduction. Our introduction topic discussed Reducing Downtime and Eliminating Risk for Disruptive Migrations with HPE Shadowbase Zero Downtime Migration (ZDM) Technology. (If you are interested in discussing our presentation’s content or having us present it to you, please contact us.) The afternoons consisted of lunch and “speed dating,” where each vendor was allotted 20-30 minutes for one-on-one time with each customer, and ended when an alarm rang and the customers switched vendors.