Thursday, 23 January 2020

North East VMUG - Thursday 6th February 2020

The first North East VMUG of 2020 is ready for registration and boy is it going to be a good one. The event will take place on Thursday 6th February at the Royal Station Hotel which is situated right next to Newcastle Central Station. Once again, the team have put on a spectacular agenda with some great VMware speakers as well as community sessions. Special thanks to all the sponsors who fund these events and without them these events would not happen so during the breaks go spend some time with them and see what they have to offer:

Datrium
TruStack
10Zig
Zerto
Runecast

The current agenda is as follows:

VMware Keynote - Frank Denneman (Blog | Twitter) - Chief Technologist at VMware
Title - VMware’s Hybrid Cloud Vision and Strategy

In this session, Frank will discuss VMware’s 3-year Hybrid Cloud Vision and Strategy. He’ll discuss industry trends driving our thinking and then lay out our vision for how we can evolve our core platform to support where customers and the industry is going. re provides a lot of value, especially in large-scale Kubernetes deployments.

VMware Keynote - Duncan Epping (Blog | Twitter) - Chief Technologist at VMware 
Title - How HCI is revolutionizing the datacenter today and tomorrow! 

A year has passed and a lot has changed since then. Not just for you, but also for HCI and vSAN in particular. In this session, Duncan will discuss where we are coming from, but more importantly where we are going. Be warned, this session will include forward-looking statements and demos of to be released features.

Community Session - Kyle Jenner (Blog | Twitter) - AWS Architect at Rackspace
Title - VI admin to Cloud Architect

A little northerners journey to the cloud - tips and tricks learned along the way and thoughts on the future.

Community Session - Craig Dalrymple (Blog | Twitter) - Senior Systems Engineer at Brightsolid
Title - ...And now for something completely different

A frank and open presentation about mental health in IT, it is real and it really can happen to anyone ...did I mention there will be Irn Bru?

Community Session - Michael Sweeney (Twitter) - Virtualistion Specialist at DXC.Technology
Title - Modern Day Infrastructure Management using vRealize Ops

Overview and lessons learnt from a vROps deployment and what advantages this brought to make more informed business decisions.

VMware Session - Andy Watson (Twitter) - Systems Engineer at VMware
Title - Virtual Cloud Networking

Andy Watson, a Solution Engineer in VMware’s Network and Security Business Unit, gives an update on the Virtual Cloud Network. In the last 3 years, VMware has gone from a single networking product to providing complete consistent networking and security from the Datacentre to the Edge and the Cloud.

This is a great event to network with peers and experts from VMware as well as have a few sneaky beers since its no longer dry January :)

See you there

Michael

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