North East VMUG – February 2018 Event Details

Last year we had two very successful and well attended events but we sadly couldn’t organise a third, given myself and the other leaders work schedule.  We instead focused our efforts on a one in early 2018 – February 22nd to be exact.  Not long now to get registered, if you can attend please do so, its going to be a great event with some really big industry names.

As previous events we are hosting at The Royal Station Hotel in Newcastle but this time we are starting at 9am and running until 15:30.  We have an awesome line up, check it out!

To register for the event got to – registration

“VMware Cloud on AWS – A closer look” This session will take a closer look at VMware Cloud on AWS key features that helps you transfer your job role from infrastructure manager to resource manager.

“The (r)evolution of vSAN” – In this session Duncan will discuss where vSAN stands right now, but more importantly; where it is going in the future!

  • Community Session – Mark Brookfield VMware PSO Consultant @virtualhobbit

“From zero to hero: getting up and running with vRealize Automation” – This Session goes back to basics a little with vRealize Automation – and explaining the cool stuff you can do with the product.

“Containers, everywhere……” – Containers are the hottest technology on the block, what are containers? Why are they so hyped? And most importantly, where does it leave us as VMware administrators?

  • Community Session – Katarina Wagnerova Founder of @advectiltd @_KatkaW_

“Designing for the Unexpected.” – This session will discuss some of the key requirements of a maritime expedition. How do we design for our Data Centers and how does it change when we take it to the middle of a sea?

Gold Sponsors

  • Mandi Walls

“Automation in Practice: Infrastructure, Compliance, and Application Automation” – Chef Software has been providing automation solutions for organisations of all sizes for a decade. In that time, our focus has expanded to include not just infrastructure automation, but also compliance and application automation as customer needs have evolved. This talk will cover some of the projects our customers have worked on with our solutions, and how the goals of IT automation have changed in recent years. We’ll cover the original Chef product, as well as newer Open Source projects InSpec and Habitat.

  • Ben Rayward and Aiden Fitzgerald

“How to Extend Your DC to the Cloud; zero and low downtime DC consolidation” – In this session we will explore the common challenges to setting up true hybridity between your clouds and demonstrate how OVH  have been assisting customers. We walk through how we helped a global customer to close a datacentre in 5 weeks with minimal interruption using HCM – describing the discovery, design, execution and learnings.

Silver Sponsors


Followed by an awesome give away

Prize list includes (subject to change):
Nintendo Switch
Netgear R7800-100UKS router
Geeetech Acrylic Prusa I3 Pro B Unassembled 3D printer DIY Kit
Kindle Paperwhite
Amazon Fire stick with Alexa voice remote
IT Architect: Foundation in the Art of Infrastructure design: A Practical guide for IT Architects.
Wifi Dongle, AC600 802.11ac Dual Band 5GHz Mini
Amazon Gift vouchers


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