London VMUG 19/07/2012

It’s not been that long since the last London VMUG and already the next one is upon us. Sadly I won’t be able to make this one as I’ll be out of the country – it’ll be the first one that I’ve missed for quite some time – but it looks like there’s going to be some very good sessions on. Especially the NDA session. See what’s planned here: Centrix Software Presentation Fusion-IO Presentation Whiptail Presentation EMC Labs Throughout the Day Lee Dilworth – VMware Availability Update: vSphere Replication, Stretched Clusters and BCDR Darren Woollard and Gregg Robertson – vSphere Nerdknobs Chris Evans – The Storage Architect’s View Chris Gale – Fusion-IO More Desktops. More Virtual Machines. More Data-Intensive Applications. Faster. Cheaper. Simpler. Matt Northam and Simon Hansford – Government Can Run vCloud, How Skyscape Did It Martyn Storey – […]

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London VMUG 17th May 2012

Hi, my name’s Michael and I’m a geek. It’s been 3 months since my last VMUG. I had the weirdest dream the other night in which I stood up and uttered those words in front of all of the attendees at this month’s London VMUG. The truth is, I probably am suffering from VMUG withdrawal. Lucky me, it’s just two weeks until the next one. Thursday 17th May is the date, the location is the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry as usual and of course there will be vBeers afterwards. The question is not “Will you be there?”, it’s “Why wouldn’t you be there?”. Just check out the agenda highlights: Using vShield to Drive Efficiency and Costs Savings – Stephen Porter, Trend Micro Desktop Transformation with Liquidware Labs – Dan Falconer, Liquidware Labs Solving VM Storage Cost and Performance Challenges with […]

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Review: First UKVMUG 03/11/2011

I could make this my shortest ever post and just say that it was a brilliant event but that’s hardly useful information for anyone. I did seriously consider it though.

So, in case you weren’t able to attend or simply didn’t know about it, last week saw the UK’s first ever national VMUG take place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull. Ordinarily the UK hosts three VMUG meetings (London, Northern and Scottish) at regular intervals throughout the year but the VMware User Group (VMUG) organisation wanted to try out a UK-wide meeting.

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UKVMUG – There’s Still Time (03/11/2011)!

Next week sees the UK’s first national VMUG taking place and there’s still time to register for it.

For anyone who hasn’t been to one before, VMUGs (VMware User Groups or Virtual Machine User Groups depending on who you ask) are regular meetings of virtualisation users held around the world. I’m a regular attender of the London VMUG (Twitter: @LonVMUG or hashtag #LonVMUG) and have been for a few years now. For a while now though there have been rumours of a UK-wide VMUG and it’s happening for the first time on Thursday 3rd November 2011 in Birmingham. (more…)

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