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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LonVMUG 23rd January 2014

First VMUG of the year*. That has a nice sound to it. Full of promises for lots of good events to come. The lovely folks who organise the London VMUG look to be putting on a super first event for 2014 and I’m looking forward to it. As well as having a distinctly “cloudy” flavour to it, there’s a series of lightning talks on home labs scheduled. I know that the committee have been debating a trial of this format for a while now because I’ve suggested it a time or two myself. It works very well at CloudCamp (which, coincidentally, is on the same day but starting at 6:30pm – register for it here if you’re interested) and I hope it will fit in very nicely here too. Track A Track B 0830 – 0945 Event Reception 1000 – […]

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2013 UKVMUG Agenda

There’s now an agenda posted for next month’s UK VMUG in Birmingham. As you can see, it’s got some cracking sessions in it. If you haven’t registered yet, or you want to check the agenda out for yourself, head over to the VMUG site. TIME EVENT LOCATION Wednesday, November 20,2013 7:00 -9:00 pm Pre-Reception vCurry – Veeam Bracebridge Suite Thursday, November 21, 2013 8:00 – 8:30 am Registration | Breakfast | Mingle with Sponsors Trafalgar Foyer 8:30 – 9:00 am VMUG Welcome | Alaric Davies Britannia Suite 9:00 – 9:45 am VMware Keynote | Joe Baguley, VMware CTO EMEA Britannia Suite 9:45  10:00 Mingle with Sponsors Imperial Suite 10:00 – 10:45 am Breakout Block #1 | Education Sessions 50% Faster VMs on the Hardware You Have!, Condusiv Bracebridge Suite Convergence and Scalability in Your Datacenter.  Bringing Google like Infrastructure to […]

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London VMUG – April 25th 2013

Registration for the second London VMUG of the year is open. As usual, it will be at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (33 Queen Street, London, EC4R 1AP) between 8:30 and 17:00 and there will be vBeers afterwards. The sponsors for this event are VMTurbo, Nimble Storage and Veeam. The agenda is yet to be finalised but it’s likely to be awesome as usual. What are you waiting for? Head over to the VMUG website, register and stick it in your calendar before someone sticks a different meeting in there! Update: 16/04/2013 The agenda was published a week or so ago. Lots of great sessions on there:  Time Capital A  Capital B  Square Room  8:30  EVENT RECEPTION  10:00  Welcome  10:15  Shmuel Kliger, Founder VMTurbo Software-Defined Control – Transforming IT Operations 11:00  Greg Ferro, packetpushers.net Don’t Do Virtual Networking, Do Cloud Networking. […]

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VMware – Changes At The Top

Following on from VMware CTO Steve Herrod’s announcement that he is to leave his role, I joked on twitter that this was actually a response to the prospect of being accosted by Gregg Robertson and Darren Woollard at VMworld again about putting in an appearance at a London VMUG. I didn’t expect a response from him on account of the hundreds of other tweets he must have received, but the fact that I got one suggests to me that Dr Herrod is still fairly grounded despite having been instrumental in the establishment and growth of a very successful company whose developments have shaped IT and my career to date. Thank you. Dr Herrod’s departure will raise questions about the future direction of VMware for sure. He joined the company in 2001 and moved into the role of CTO only a few […]

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