London VMUG 16th July 2020

When:  Jul 16, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (GB)
Associated with  UK - London VMUG

Join London VMUG for a Virtual VMUG event 
on Thursday 16th JULY (on zoom) 

We're still here - stay safe, stay at home, stay educated, stay in touch with the vCommunity!

This is a great opportunity to meet with your peers to discuss the latest trends, best practices, and technology. You don't even have to suffer being delayed on a train or being crammed into a sweaty underground carriage to enjoy this one. You'll find all the latest updates from VMware and VMUG and great community content too. If a full day is not enough for you, then please join us for further conversation and networking opportunities at our follow-on (virtual) vBeers.

All you need to do is register as normal and you'll receive the zoom meeting invitation the day before we meet. This will include the meeting number and event password. If you don't already have the Zoom application, you can download it for you computer or your phone and test things out in advance!

Please also join the UK-London Community to connect with other members and stay informed for upcoming meetings. 

Meeting Agenda

Niels Hagoort, Technical Marketing, VMware - What’s new with DRS and vMotion for vSphere 7
With vSphere 7, we are introducing a completely new DRS logic that is more workload centric. DRS is now providing better insights into why VMs are happy or not. Learn how the DRS algorithm is updated to support next-gen workloads that include vSphere with Kubernetes. This session goes into detail on how the improved DRS is also able to apply workload placement logic when workloads, like ML/AI, are using hardware accelerator devices like GPU's or FPGA's.
Next to DRS, the vMotion feature is heavily updated to ensure that large workloads (like transactional database platforms) in both VMC and on-prem vSphere can be live-migrated far more efficiently, effectively by reducing the migration and stun time involved. Learn how customers can be comfortable using vMotion for large, or Monster VM, workloads!

Matthew Steiner, VMware Cloud Evangelist - What skills do I need to become the Platform Engineer of the Future?
In a previous VMUG session, Matt talked about what the Platform Engineer of the Future was. This time, he will cover the skills that vSphere Admins are going to need to become the 'PEoF’ and how the COVID-19 Pandemic has accelerated growth in some areas and changed others.

Oliver Presland, VP Global Product Management, Ensono - VMware’s Evolving role in complex enterprise cloud scenarios - a service providers perspective

Robbie Jerrom, Technical Lead, Application Platform Architectures, VMware.

Johan van Amersfoort, Technologist, EUC and AI, ITQ - Mastering Voodoo: Building AI platforms on vSphere
AI is hotter than ever. It's quite simple to run your AI apps in a public cloud, but due to data gravity, many IT admins choose to run the platforms locally. That's a bit of a challenge. In this session, Johan explains how to prepare, design and build an infrastructure and test it. Now, what is a VMUG session without live demos?! 
vSphere, BitFusion, NVIDIA GPUs and technologies like TensorFlow, Python and CUDA will be explained.


The Summer LonVMUG event is normally where we hang out afterwards at our now infamous "Luxury vBeers". We're not going to let social distancing stop us from offering the opportunity to be social! Hang on after the presentations for a "virtual vBeers", where you can carry on discussions and enjoy additional networking opportunities. Bring any type of snacks and drink you like! There may well be some additional entertainment put on here, for your delectation and delight.

Registration Dates

Registration Ends Thursday, July 23, 2020


Online Instructions:
Login: Call details will be sent out to all registered attendees

Pricing Information

Registration Price
All Registrants Free!
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