Saturday, 25 August 2018

North East VMUG - Thursday 20th September 2018

The next North East VMUG is locked in and final arrangements are being made.  The event will take place on Thursday 20th September 2018 at the following address:

Royal Station Hotel
Neville Stret
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 5DH

You can register for the event here

The agenda is currently as follows:

08:40 - Registration & Networking
09:00 - NEVMUG Introduction
09:10 - Cormac Hogan (Blog | Twitter) - VMware Keynote

What’s happening in the world of VMware Storage

A closer look at some of the more recent announcements around VMware storage related products and features. There will be lots to talk about as this will be so soon after the US VMworld 2018 event. We will look at new enhancements to VMware, VVols, IO Filters, Core Storage and even projects that are happening around persistent storage in the container space. There should be something for everyone in this space.

10:00 - Networking
10:15 - Rubrik

Details to follow

11:00 - Networking
11:15 - Community Session – Bryan O’Connor (Blog | Twitter)

What's new in vSphere 6.7

  • Management Enhancements
  • ESXI Enhancements
  • Virtual Center Enhancements
  • VM Enhancements
  • Storage Enhancements
  • Security Enhancements
  • Network Enhancements
  • Availability Enhancements

12:00 - Lunch
12:30 - Adam Bohle - VMware on AWS (Twitter)

VMware Cloud on AWS - Whats New

VMware Cloud on AWS is a fast moving technology in the VMware portfolio, this session will consist of a short introduction to the service, as well as an update on all the new features and AWS regions that have become available this year.

13:15 - Networking
13:25 - NAKIVO - Nick Luchkov, Senior Technical Pre-Sales Manager

Protecting VMware/Hyper-V environments with NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO develops a fast, reliable, and affordable backup and replication solution for virtual and cloud environments. Over 10,000 companies are using NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect and recover their data more efficiently and cost-effectively. Join this session to learn:

  • How to ensure business continuity and reduce downtime of your critical virtualized data.
  • How to speed up the backup and replication data transfer, reduce backup size and shrink backup window.
  • How to turn your NAS into the backup appliance and use deduplication hardware appliances to get super-fast backup speed.

14:10 - Networking
14:20 - IGEL - Tom Illingworth

Thin client?  It’s all about the software

Hear IGEL discuss IGEL’s revolutionary endpoint management solutions, simple, smart and secure. We believe it should be as easy to remotely manage 10,000 devices as 10 and add the functionality that’s most important to enterprise, making the life of the IT department easier.

15:05 - Networking
15:15 - Community Session – Dale Handley (Twitter)

A detailed session on the new custom Forms feature in vRealize Automation 7.4vRA.

16:00 - Networking
16:10 - Darren Hirons (Twitter) & Matt Evans from VMware

 ‘To Re, or not to Re (purpose)’

The desktop market offers many desktop re-purposing solutions based on Windows, Linux and Chrome. In this session we will take a deep dive into those technologies, share our test results and present a comparison of the different vendor offerings to help you make an informed choice. Examples of our findings will cover costs, system requirements, performance, device management and limitations.

16:55 - NEVMUG Close – Q&A and prize giveaway
17:00 - vBeers – Cinema room, The Town Wall

Big thanks to all of our sponsors, without you these events would not be possible.