Scottish VMUG Glasgow March 28th 2019

When:  Mar 28, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM (GMT)
Associated with  Scotland VMUG
Scottish VMUG :: Glasgow March 28th 2019

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall St,
Glasgow G2 3NY

Keynote: Chromatography
Joe Baguley  :: 
VP & CTO EMEA, VMware.                                           @JoeBaguley


Platinum Sponsor [1st Session]
DellEMC - Data Protection as Code 

  • Mark Galpin :: Head of Presales & Evangelist for DellEMC,
    Data Protection Solutions UK & Ireland, Dell Technologies.               @markgalpin

       Data Protection as Code:

         The path forward will be anything but business as usual.
         Data protection as a code will adopt a “Data First” protection strategy
         This session will dive deeper into what a Data First Protection strategy entails

Platinum Sponsor
 [2nd Session]
DellEMC - VxRail What's New?

  • Andrew Rajah :: Senior HCI vArchitect, Hyper Converged Infrastructure      @AndrewRajah 

    Come along to hear about the most recent updates to the VxRail platform, offering new features from Core to Edge to Cloud.

Gold Sponsor
Zerto - A New Era for Data Protection : Converged DR and Backup 
  • Egon Van Dongen :: Solutions Engineer EMEA, Zerto                       @EgonVanDongen

    A New Era for Data Protection : Converged DR and Backup
    It’s time to revolutionise your data protection with a converged and continuous Disaster Recovery and Backup solution for both short-term and long-term data retention. Worried about Ransomware, or other unplanned disruptions and recovering fast enough? Continuous Journal-based recovery gives you DVR-like abilities to rewind and resume from any point in time to protect against logical & hardware failures, human mistakes, and natural disasters. Learn how Zerto uses its journaling technology coupled with continuous replication to protect and recover files, VM’s, applications or even entire data centres and resume from just seconds before an incident – unlike out-of-date backups or snapshots.

Silver Sponsor
Softcat - VMware CloudHealth & Softcat’s Cloud Intelligence Services  

  • Joost de Geus :: CloudHealth by VMware, SE Manager for EMEA  @joostdegeus
    Stuart Davis     :: VMware Alliance Manager at Softcat                    @Studa89 

    Learn about VMware CloudHealth and Softcat’s Cloud Intelligence Services can help provide a consistent view on a customers infrastructure across their hybrid estate.

Silver Sponsor
Runecast - Protect Data Centres from Breaches and Outages Through Proactive Automation of VMware Knowledge

  • Warren Legg :: Senior Product Developer

    Warren has been working with VMware technologies for well over a decade. In that time he has created software to automate and protect some of the most sensitive virtual data centres in the World. He will talk about the traditional way of troubleshooting and go through a quick live demo of the product and demonstrate new features like VMware Horizon support and useful dashboard widgets. Runecast Analyzer uses the current VMware Knowledge Base, Best Practices and Security Standards to proactively discover risks in the VMware environment.

Bronze Sponsor               Capito                                                                 @CapitoIT

Bronze Sponsor               IGEL                                                                   @IGEL_Technology

Bronze Sponsor               Exponential-e                                                     @Exponential_e

VMware Sessions:

  • vSan Powered - 12 month review
       Lee Dilworth - Chief Technologist Storage & Availability EMEA        @leedilworth

       Time flies and all those clichés but what has been happening in the dreamland of HCI?
       What did we see? What did we learn and more importantly if you are heading this way
       which bits might help you when you make the leap.

  • Upgrading Your vSphere Environment to the Latest and Greatest!
       Kevin JohnsonTechnical Marketing Engineer                                @kev_johnson 

       Does upgrading your vSphere environment seem like an overwhelming task? Armed with the
       correct knowledge it doesn’t have to be! Join us as we review resources that will help you get
       your environment running the latest and greatest version of vSphere. During this session you
       will gain new insight into tips & tricks, resources and best practices to prepare and implement
       successful upgrades.

  • Accelerate application security and networking across private, public and hybrid clouds with vRealize Network Insight.
       Atif QadeerCloud Management & NSX Specialist                       @atifqdr

       In this session, we take a look at VMware vRealize Network Insight i.e. how it helps accelerate
       application security and networking across private, public and hybrid clouds backed by real-world examples.

  • VMware - How Windows won and then lost the Enterprise
      Ben Ward  -Technologist and End User Computing specialist at VMware

      Windows is 34 this year. For the vast majority of that time, it was THE Enterprise OS for end users.
      Let’s have a look at it’s long history, whether Windows 10 is truly different, and whether Windows
      will still be relevant in the future.

  • VMware - Heptio, VMware and Kubernetes the essential combination
       Dan Finneran
         This session will cover the inception of Kubernetes based from the various projects powering
         the internals of Google. The decision by its (kubernetes) creators to form their own company
         that ultimately became Heptio. To becoming part of the VMware family!

Community Sessions:
  • Introduction to VMware Cloud Automation Services
          Brian Gerrard ::
    Cloud Infrastructure Engineer                           @vBeeGee
          (VCPx 3, VCIX x 2, GCP Pro Architect, AWS Associate x 3 || vExpert & vExpertCloud

          VMware have recently announced GA of their latest automation product.
          In this session i would like to introduce Cloud Automation Services and look more in depth at
          Cloud Assembly which takes VMwares push for Hybrid Cloud to the next level


  • A frank and open presentation about mental health in IT, it is real and it really can happen to anyone ...did I mention there will be Irn Bru?"
          Craig Dalrymple :: Senior Systems Engineer                              @cragdoo 
          (Veeam Vanguard | VCP-DCV5 | vExpert )
  • EUC Horizon - Active Directory: Modern Attacks and Security Best Practices
           Greig Mitchell
    :: Senior Information Technology Officer   
              Real world examples of least privilege security principles and how our organisation has
              implemented them. Referencing our Horizon implementation for VDI & securing the end
              user access.

  • From zero to hero. The certification journey.
            Bilal Ahmed     
    :: Cloud Infrastructure Engineer                          @vBeeGee
            Brian Gerrard
      :: Senior Virtualisation Architect                          @Dark_KnightUK
            (Bilal :: VCDX #251,vExpert,VCP5/6,VCAP5/VCAP6-DCV,VCIX6-DCV,MCSA2k8,LFCS/LFCE AWS SAA)
            (Brian :: VCPx 3, VCIX x 2, GCP Pro Architect, AWS Associate x 3 || vExpert & vExpertCloud)

            During this presentation we will walk through vmware certifications from VCP to VCDX, impacts on
            our careers 
    whether we passed, or failed, and maybe even a small vcdx mock challenge!

A Huge "Thank You" to all our Sponsors for making this event possible





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 ::  5pm -> Late @ TheRaven

Join us for smoked food and craft beer!

Location :
The Raven
81-85 Renfield St,
G2 1NQ

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Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3NY

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