Yesterday was the first North East VMware User Group event for 2016 and boy did we start off with a bang. We kicked off the event with a keynote presentation from Joe Baguley (twitter) who is VMware's CTO for EMEA talking about A Software Defined Future which obviously included cats and chickens and how they need to learn to live together:
Next up was rockstar Duncan Epping (blog | twitter) talking about VSAN's journey from initial release back in March 2014 through to the latest VSAN 6.2 release which includes a wealth of new features such as compression, deduplication, erasure coding, QOS and IOPS limits:
Matthew Bunce (blog | twitter) was the first of our community speakers up talking about real world NSX deployments for customers. Matthew works in PSO and has been around the world deploying NSX for customer and ensuring it's meets their requirements and has some interesting discussions along the way:
Next up were our Gold sponsors Tegile who were talking about their adaptive flash storage platform and how Barnsley College have made significant saving adopting their technology:
Last up was Kyle Jenner (blog | twitter) talking about the importance of a VDI assessment for an accurate design which ultimately leads to a successful deployment. Kyle talked about the various tools available to assist in the assessment and why it's so important:
Finally we had our professional, competent and well respected VMware staff ready to answer an array of technical questions from attendees during the event:
Big thanks to our gold sponsor Tegile and Silver Sponsor 10Zig for supporting the event. Without your support we would not be able to put on these events, or more importantly, keep them free.
The next event is tentatively booked for for the 19th May 2016.