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London VMUG – April 25th 2013

VMUG LogoRegistration 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. Darren and Gregg The Virtual Community, Social Media & You
11:45  Break in Thames Suite 
12:15  Barry Coatsworth, How InfoSec Can Improve Your Love Life Robbie Jerrom, VMware A Puppet Primer Atlantis Computing Lab
13:00  Lunch 
14:00  Nick Dyer, Nimble Storage Flash-Optimized Hybrid Storage Engineered For Maximum Efficiency Hans de Leenheer, Veeam Making Cloud Storage Easy to Use
15:00  Peter von Oven, VMware VMware Horizon Update Kim Ranyard, VMware vCAC Part Deux, The Return Atlantis Computing Lab
16:00  Dave Burgess, VMware SDN For Beginners Stuart Thompson and Lee Harris, Heterogeneous vCD Atlantis Computing Lab
17:00  Close 
17:15  Onward Drinks at Pavilion End 

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First London VMUG of 2013 – Register Now!

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You know that I love my VMUGs. They’re great events that offer plenty of opportunities to meet new people, network, learn a thing or two and – best of all – they’re free to attend!

fusion5-licensesThursday 24th January 2013 see’s this year’s first London VMUG occurring at the usual place near Mansion House tube station:

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
33 Queen Street
London, EC4R 1AP

There are some great presenters and subjects on the agenda, including the event’s sponsors – Nutanix, 10 ZiG and Zerto. There are usually a few prizes / giveaways on offer and I’m adding to that pot with a couple of VMware Fusion 5 Professional licenses…

If you can’t make the event itself then there’s always vBeers nearby afterwards.

It’s well worth attending, register on the VMUG website here.

Agenda

Here’s the Agenda:

8:30 Event Reception
10:00 Welcome
10:15 Nutanix Plenary Presentation
11:00 Your Journey to the Post-PC Era Brian Gammage, VMware
11:45 Break in Thames Suite
12:15 EUC Panel with VDI Gurus Brian Gammage, VMware
Deploying vCD 5.1 and VXLAN Dan Senior
VMware HA Deepdive Eric Sloof
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Zerto Presentation
10Zig Presentation
15:00 Big Data for the Uninitiated Stu Radnidge
Update – What’s Here and What’s Coming Soon Spencer Pitts, VMware EUC
VMware HA Deepdive Eric Sloof
16:00 VMware Certification Update Gregg Robertson, Xtravirt
vCAC Kim Raynard, VMware
VMware HA Deepdive Eric Sloof
17:00 Meeting close
17:15 Onward Drinks at Pavilion End

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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 VM-aware Storage – Tintri
  • VMTurbo Labs
  • The vCenter Appliance – Hugo Phan, VMware
  • Climb the Stack and Pimp your Cloud with VMware vFabric – Peter Holditch, VMware
  • Flexpod: The Flexible Converged Infrastructure – Chris Kranz
  • Help, My VDI Project is Hell! – Julian Wood
  • Management and Orch’n – What, Why & How – Steve Bryen
  • The vMarket – Skills in Demand for the Next Five Years – Neil Mills
  • Over to You: Design Me a Highly Available Virtualised Infrastructure – Darren Woollard
  • Writing VMware Apps for Novice Programmers – Ricky El-Qasem

It’s also a brilliant opportunity to network with all sorts of people – published authors, freelancers, consultants, end users and evangelists – all of whom have differing experiences to share. Best of all, it’s free to register and attend!

Register for the London VMUG here.