North East VMUG March 2017 Event Details

Its with great pleasure we can finally release the details of our next event and first event for 2017.  With a lot of planning and some rescheduling we can finally pin down a date and have all the speakers lined up, this event promises to be full of great content.

The date of the event will be Thursday March 23rd and the venue will be the same as the previous one – The Royal Station Hotel in Newcastle.  At the last event we got some great feedback about the venue and decided to stick with it.  Details of the venue can be found here.

Registration is now open.

The line up is as follows

Representing VMware

  • Lee Dilworth (VMware EMEA Practice Lead – Storage & Availability) @leedilworth

“Software Defined Storage Marches On – To say things are busy in the software defined storage side of VMware would be an understatement but the result of all of this activity is thousands of customers enjoying storage flexibility, performance and ease of use that were words once not often used in this area of IT. Join us to learn more and hear how you too can benefit and what other things are just around the corner.”


  • Atif Qadeer (VMware Senior Systems Engineer) @atifqdr

“VMware Cloud on AWS; offering you the best of both worlds. Everything you need to know about VMware’s virtualization and management software to seamlessly deploy and manage VMware workloads across all of their on-premises and AWS environments.”


Community Sessions

“Automate all the things! SRM, vRA and Puppet – a hands-on demo”


Gold Sponsor Sessions

“Softcat and our NSX journey -Join us as we share our real-world experience of deploying NSX – the use cases, the pitfalls and the results. We’ll also talk about our success with a ‘zero-trust’ security architecture founded upon NSX micro-segmentation”


  • Ezat Dayeh (Cohesity Senior Systems Engineer) @Ezat_Dayeh

“Beyond backup – making your VMware protection data work for you – Cohesity will give a demonstration of their hyper-converged secondary storage solution that will let you protect, develop and analyse your VM data to improve SLAs and business agility while reducing costs.”


“Morpheus Data is a full feature cloud management platform that allows you do deploy into any public or private cloud infrastructure at either VM or Container level.  During the session we will show provisioning of a simple two tier app stack and then deployment of an application onto that stack. We will then look at how we can monitor and control that app through its life cycle.”


Silver Sponsor


vBeers and prizes!

Finally lets not forget were giving away prizes then of to the vBeers after the event to network with the community and sponsors.






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