The UK national VMUG is nearly upon us, hurrah. The VMUG committee has really pulled the stops out in getting well known, and importantly, community revered VMware speakers.

I’ll also be there for one of the side sessions, challenging the participants to design a highly available infrastructure as part of a ‘Whiteboard Design’ session. You should easily be able to find me, I’ll be wearing this VMW User Group polo shirt :-)

Veeam are providing a vCurry Reception the night before, so if you’re planning to stay at a hotel nearby why not head over and meet up with fellow VMUG attendees. This is being held at the Motorcycle Museum too.

Full details for the event (including vCurry) can be found here: http://vexpert.me/34

Timetable for the day

There’s a lot happening as you can see below.

         Time        TYPE  EVENT LOCATION
8:00 – 8:30 Registration | Breakfast | Mingle with Vendors Trafalgar Foyer
8:30 – 9:00 Keynote VMUG Welcome | Alaric Davies Britannia Suite
9:00 – 9:45 Keynote VMware Keynote | Joe Baguley | Software Defined Data Centre, Weapon or Necessary Evil? Britannia Suite
9:45 – 10:00 Break | Mingle with Vendors Imperial Suite
10:00 – 10:45 Breakout Block #1 | Education Sessions
Sponsor Nimble Storage | Stress-Free Data Protection for VMware and VDI Bracebridge Suite
Sponsor Veeam | 5 Ways Smart VM Backups May Surprise You Ballacraine Suite
Sponsor Teradici | How to Enhance Your VDI Experience Waterloo Suite
Sponsor Trend Micro | Security at Every Stage: Trend Micro, VMware and Your Journey to the Cloud Britannia Suite
Community Ricky El-Qasem | Creating VMware Apps for Novice Programmers Kirkmichael Suite
10:45- 11:15 Break | Mingle with Vendors Imperial Suite
11:15 – 12:00 Breakout Block #2 | Education Sessions
VMware Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman | Deep-Dive Discussion Group Bracebridge Suite
VMware Hugo Phan and Aidan Dalgleish | VCDX Boot Camp Ballacraine Suite
VMware Alan Renouf and William Lam | Practical Automation for Everyone Waterloo Suite
VMware Matthew Steiner | What’s New in vSphere 5.1 Britannia Suite
Community Chris Dearden | A Techie’s Guide to Getting the Most Out of IT Support Kirkmichael Suite
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch | Mingle with Vendors Imperial Suite
13:00 – 13:45 Breakout Block #3 | Education Sessions
Sponsor Fusion-io |  Flash as a Cache – Rethinking Virtualisation Bracebridge Suite
Sponsor Embotics | Lessons Learned in Deploying Private Clouds Ballacraine Suite
Sponsor Coraid | Server Virtualization Demands a New Storage Architecture Waterloo Suite
Sponsor Quantum | The 7 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying a VM Protection Product Britannia Suite
Community Mike Laverick | Building my vCloud Director Home Lab Kirkmichael Suite
13:45 – 14:15 Break | Mingle with Vendors Imperial Suite
14:15 - 15:00 Breakout Block #4 | Education Sessions
VMware Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman | Deep-Dive Discussion Group Bracebridge Suite
VMware Cormac Hogan | VMware Storage Update – 5.1: Storage Features and Storage Futures Ballacraine Suite
VMware Aidan Dalgleish | vCloud Director DR Waterloo Suite
VMware Tom O’Rourke and Kim Raynard | Dynamic Ops – Cloud Automation Britannia Suite
Community Tom Howarth | Deep Dive on Desktop Design for VDI Kirkmichael Suite
15:00 – 15:15 Break | Mingle with Vendors Imperial Suite
15:15 - 16:00 Breakout Block #5 | Education Sessions
Sponsor Whiptail | Flash 101 – The Physics and Stuff Bracebridge Suite
Sponsor Hitachi Data Systems |Making vCenter Smarter with Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Director advanced integration Ballacraine Suite
Sponsor VMTurbo | Can You Manage Your Virtual Infrastructure so That Optimized Performance and High Resource Utilization are Not Mutually Exclusive? Waterloo Suite
Sponsor iLand | vCloud Services: IT’s Secret Weapon Britannia Suite
Community Julian Wood | vSphere Networking and Converged IO with Blade Servers Kirkmichael Suite
16:00 - 16:15 Break | Mingle with Vendors Imperial Suite
16:15 – 16:45 Keynote Closing Keynote | Scott Lowe | Staying Sharp and Relevant in IT Britannia Suite
16:45 – 17:00 Prize Draws Britannia Suite

This has been copied from the VMUG Event Agenda, original can be seen here: http://vexpert.me/35

Directions for the National Motorcycle Museum

If you’ve not been to the museum before, a map is available from http://vexpert.me/36

Register NOW!

If you haven’t yet registered, there’s still time to do so: http://vexpert.me/37

Sponsors

This event wouldn’t be possible without the financial input from the vendors listed below.

Look forward to seeing you there.

 

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