South West UK VMUG – 22nd February 2017

I was absent from the VMUG scene for the entirety of 2016 for a number of reasons. I’m determined to make amends this year and I’m jumping in at the deep end! A week from today is the first South West UK VMUG for 2017 and I’m going to be presenting a session. Registration for the event is open now; so if you’re in the area, drop by. As usual, it’s at the mShed in Bristol.  

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UKVMUG 2015 – Loved it, but…

That’s the fifth UKVMUG done with, and the first one that I’ve ever presented at. I loved it, it was a great day. The highlights for me (or what I did): Joe Baguley’s opening keynote – great as ever (even though I saw some of it in TechSummit a couple of weeks ago).  Joe is a very inspiring speaker, and I’m not just saying that because he’s my boss (a few times removed). Listening without a hangover this time, there were some interesting things that I took away from it. Eric Wright’s session on OpenStack and VMware. Great to meet a fellow vBrownBag guy and good content too. An idea Josh Atwell gave me for some future blog postings over lunch. Picking the brains of Andy Jenkins and Robbie Jerom about Docker and Cloud Native Apps Ricky El-Qasem and Alec […]

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Don’t miss the UK VMUG!

In just over a week, on Thursday 19th November, a few hundred virtualisation professionals from the UK (and further afield too) will be descending on the National Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham once again for the UKVMUG. Although I’ve been a regular attendee of the UKVMUG in the past, this will be the first time that I’ll be presenting. Along with my former Xtravirt colleagues, Jonathan Medd and Sam McGeown, we’ll be talking about our collective experiences working on a number of major cloud automation projects. Aside from presenting and networking, I’m also looking forward to the other sessions. Some of highlights of the agenda are: Joe Baguley’s opening keynote – I think I had a preview of it at VMware’s TechSummit last week, I think you’ll like it Cloud Native Apps and Project Photon with Andy Jenkins and Robbie Jerrom […]

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Last chance to register for South West UK VMUG

Next week (Tuesday) sees the second South West UK VMUG occurring in Bristol. We’ve got some interesting sessions lined up including: Julian Wood (WoodITWork) talking about some of the new features of vSphere 6 Tom Howarth (PlanetVM) will be talking EUC Feidhlim O’Leary (VMware GSS) will be on-hand to run through some troubleshooting scenarios and answer your questions We’ll also have Nimble Storage and Simplivity in attendance to talk about what they offer to your datacenter and give you a little food for thought.      We’ve got a couple of copies of “Mastering VMware vSphere 6” to giveaway. Here they are on my desk (I haven’t read them, honest): Plus some Pluralsight passes: Registration is open until Monday.

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South West UK VMUG (9th September 2014)

How time flies! The dust had barely settled on our second successful VMUG in Bristol and we were already well into planning for the next meeting. If you haven’t already see an email or tweet about it, the next SWUKVMUG is being held on Tuesday 9th September 2014 at the mShed once again. We’ve got a little bit of last minute juggling going on with the agenda following some of the announcements coming out of VMworld US this week. The highlights include: VMware vSAN A VMworld update Mike Laverick will be speaking We hope to have a session about EVO:RAIL or vCloud Air (maybe both) Community speaker Seb Hakiel We’ll also have representation and sessions from our sponsors: Platinum Sponsor Gold Sponsors    And to top it all off, vBeers afterwards in the Pitcher and Piano. We look forward to seeing you […]

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