Saturday, 24 August 2019

North East VMUG - Thursday 26th September

The next North East VMUG event has officially been announced and registration is open. The event will take place on Thursday 26th September at the Royal Station Hotel. It's conveniently located right next to Newcastle Central station and directions can be found here. The guys have pulled out all the stops and arranged a great selection of sponsor and community sessions. Just check out the list of rockstars who will be at the event:

Keynote Sessions

Matt Steiner (Blog | Twitter) - Cloud Management Evangelist/Strategist, VMware
Session - Are you the Platform Engineer of the Future who will #ManageAllTheThings?

As we enter the Multi-Cloud era, the traditional roles in IT are changing. In this talk, we look at how the landscape is changing, and at the Cloud Management technology that is supporting this change. We will talk APIs, Infrastructure as Code, Platforms as Code, Everything as a Service, how you truly can #ManageAllTheThings, and become the Platform Engineer of the Future.

Lee Dilworth (Twitter) - Chief Technologist Storage & Availability, VMware
Session - To be confirmed


Community Sessions

Ricky El-Qasem (Blog | Twitter)
Session - Automation: you're the first, the last, my everything)

A talk about how everything in your IT could and should be automated. Discussing how different facets of automation can help you nail down everything that can be automated, some next gen automation with AI and showing off a new tool in prototype he has been working on to help automate cloud templates.

Gareth Lewis (Blog | Twitter)
Session - VMware NSX Data Centre for vSphere (NSX-V): Micro-Segmentation from the Field

A real-world look at the micro-segmentation of applications with the aid of VMware NSX-V and the NSX Application Rule Manager. By visualising application dependencies, endpoints and services, we can implement a zero-trust environment and prevent lateral network exploits thanks to the Application Rule Manager and NSX Distributed Firewall.

Sam McGeown (Blog | Twitter)
Session - Getting Started with Kubernetes and the NSX-T container network plugin

A hands-on demonstration configuring the NSX-T container plugin with Kubernetes. Minimal slides and maximum command line.

These event would not be possible if it wasn't for the sponsors so a big shout out to them all:

Gold Sponsors

Dell Technologies
Arcserve
HTG

Silver Sponsors

ExaGrid
Exponential-e

Remember to secure a pass out from the other half because the event is only half the fun. vBeers will be held at The Town Wall straight after the event and continue into the night. Be sure to be first in line for the legendary scotch eggs before they disappear.

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