UK VMUG – 21/11/2013

If you happened to miss VMworld this year, then I strongly recommend you register and come along to the UK VMUG which is being held on Thursday 21st November 2013 at

National Motorcycle Museaum

Coventry Road

Bickenhill

Solihull

West Midlands

B92 0EJ

They really have pulled out the stops this year, not only do we have Joe Baguley, VMware CTO EMEA @JoeBaguley (arguably one of the best presenters in the business) giving the keynote we have a monster amount of leaders in the industry presenting at the UK VMUG.

  • Jason Langone VCDX #54 @langonej
  • Cormac Hogan, Storage vRockStar @VMwareStorage
  • Duncan Epping VCDX #7 @DuncanYB
  • Ray Heffer VCDX #122 @RayHeffer
  • Scott Loew VCDX #39 @Scott_Lowe
  • Mike Laverick, VMware Guru @Mike_Laverick

As well as the ‘well known’ names I also urge you to consider sessions by the following chaps, who all know their ‘VMware onions’

  • Darren Woollard @dawoo – 10:00 – 10:45 vSphere Design Whiteboard Session
  • Sam McGeown @sammcgeown – 10:00 – 10:45 Securing VMware Virtual Environments
  • Seb Hakiel @SebHakiel – 15:15 – 16:00 VDI Whiteboarding

Full Schedule

  TIME                                                   EVENT        LOCATION
                                                           Wednesday, November 20,2013
7:00 -9:00 pm Pre-Reception vCurry – Veeam Bracebridge Suite
                                                            Thursday, November 21, 2013
8:00 – 8:30 am Registration | Breakfast | Mingle with Sponsors Trafalgar Foyer
8:30 – 9:00 am VMUG Welcome | Alaric Davies Britannia Suite
9:00 – 9:45 am VMware Keynote | Joe Baguley, VMware CTO EMEA Britannia Suite
9:45  10:00 Mingle with Sponsors Imperial Suite
10:00 – 10:45 am Breakout Block #1 | Education Sessions
50% Faster VMs on the Hardware You Have!, Condusiv Bracebridge Suite
Convergence and Scalability in Your Datacenter.  Bringing Google like Infrastructure to the Enterprise, Nutanix – Jason Langone Ballacraine Suite
Splunk Waterloo Suite
Tales From the Field: Don’t Let This Happen to Your VMs, Veeam Britannia Suite
Community Session | Securing VMware Virtual Environments, Sam McGeown Kirkmichael Suite
10:45 – 11:15 am Break | Mingle with Sponsors Imperial Suite
11:15 – 12:00 pm Breakout Block #2 | Education Sessions
VMware Virtual SAN – All You Wanted to Know, VMware – Cormac Hogan Bracebridge Suite
vCHS, VMware –  Massimo Re Ferre Ballacraine Suite
Knowledge Exchange by Duncan Epping, VMware. This session is all about exchanging knowledge and experience amongst each other, bringing the User Group back in VMUG. No death by Powerpoint, instead Duncan will coin buzzwords ranging from Flash to SSO to start the discussion. Waterloo Suite
Management Automation, VMware – Matthew Steiner Britannia Suite
Community Session | 0 Day Installation, Maish Saidel-Keesing Kirkmichael Suite
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch / Mingle with Sponsors Imperial Suite
1:00pm – 1:45 pm Breakout Block #3 | Education Sessions
Software Defined Storage – From Desktops to Servers and Beyond, Atlantis Computing – Dan Senior Bracebridge Suite
Integrated Data Protection for your vSphere:  Powered by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions, EMC Ballacraine Suite
Evolve Your Virtual Data Center with Nimble Storage Waterloo Suite
Over-provisioning Is For Amateurs: How To Get 20-40% More Utilization Out Of Your Virtual Infrastructure, VMTurbo – Andrew Mallaband Britannia Suite
Community Session | Introduction to Overlay Networking, Greg Ferro Kirkmichael Suite
1:45 – 2:15 pm Break | Mingle with Sponsors Imperial Suite
2:15 – 3:00 pm Breakout Block #4 | Education Sessions
VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5 – Implementation and Troubleshooting, VMware – Ray Heffer Bracebridge Suite
NSX Technical, VMware – Scott Lowe Ballacraine Suite
EUC Vision, VMware – Brian Gammage Waterloo Suite
Data In; Data Out – vCHS, VMware – Mike Laverick Britannia Suite
Community Session | PowerCLI Automation in the Enterprise: Breaking the Magician’s Code – Jonathan Medd Kirkmichael Suite
3:00 – 3:15 pm Break | Mingle with Sponsors Imperial Suite
3:15 – 4:00 pm Breakout Block #5 | Education Sessions
Software-Defined Storage: Cloud Architectures Drive Fundamental Shifts in Storage Design, Coraid Bracebridge Suite
Dell, VMware and NVIDIA Working Together to Solve Your 3D Graphics Requirements, Dell Ballacraine Suite
Deliver Virtual Desktops That Match the Performance of SSD Laptops, Fusion-io – Adrian Booth Waterloo Suite
Discover Hybrid Storage, Tegile Software Britannia Suite
Community Session | Developing vSphere/vCloud .Net Apps for Beginners, Ricky el Qasem Kirkmichael Suite
4:00 – 4:15 pm Break | Mingle with Sponsors Imperial Suite
4:15 – 4:45 pm Closing Keynote by Greg Ferro Britannia Suite
4:45 – 5:00 pm Prize Draws and Close Britannia Suite

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