London VMUG July Meeting / Luxury vBeers

When:  Jul 11, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM (GMT)
Associated with  UK - London VMUG

the THIRD London VMUG meeting of 2019!
Thursday 11th JuLY at tech uk

This is a great opportunity to meet with your peers to discuss the latest trends, best practices, and technology. You'll find all the latest updates from VMware and VMUG, sessions from our sponsors and great community content too. If three busy rooms across the whole day is not enough for you, then please join us for further conversation and networking opportunities at our follow-on vBeers.

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

Meeting Agenda


Are you the Platform Engineer of the Future who will #ManageAllTheThings? – Matthew Steiner, Cloud Management Technologist : VMware CMBU

As we enter the Multi-Cloud era, the traditional roles in IT are changing.  In this talk, we look at how the landscape is changing, and at the Cloud Management technology that is supporting this change.  We will talk APIs, Infrastructure as Code, Platforms as Code, Everything as a Service, how you truly can #ManageAllTheThings, and become the Platform Engineer of the Future.

Making vRealize Suite Day 2 Operations Easy (vRSLCM) - Christopher Lewis, VMware

In this session Christopher Lewis will be sharing recent experiences from the field when delivering VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM). Starting with a lightning introduction to vRSLCM, he will swiftly move on to covering some high level design considerations, before spending time walking through the tips and tricks learnt during his experiences delivering vRSLCM in the field as a PSO Consultant. He'll cover how to use vRSLCM to deploy vRealize Suite as well as Day 2 actions for the vRealize Suite and content migration! The session will close with a recap of the things to remember when working with vRSLCM.

VMware Essentials PKS, Kubernetes from the source – Olive Power & Naadir Jeewa, VMware

 This session will cover the Kubernetes offering from VMware Essentials PKS, which is a Kubernetes offering that comes directly from the Kubernetes source with no changes (no forks or modifications). A quick overview of the Kubernetes project and Heptio (where the Essential PKS offering began) will be followed by a deeper dive into Essential PKS and the additional upstream projects that support it – in particular cluster API project – which is looking to drive the next phase of kubernetes installation and maintenance. Finally wrapping up with the additional services and support that provide customers a flexible Kubernetes solution that tightly matches their needs.


Come listen to me, I’m a fraud - Joep Piscar

Hey you! You’re exposed! We know you are a fraud! You don’t deserve any of the success you have achieved! Do you recognise the fear of being exposed as a fraud? I do. Even as I prepare and present this session I feel that you’ll expose me of not being worthy of talking to you!  With fifteen years in IT and a successful career as a world-class infrastructure engineer, as a speaker at many industry conferences, a blogger, analyst and technical marketing freelancer for Silicon Valley Startups and a CTO of a 1200+ infra and software engineering company, I can definitely say I suffer from imposter syndrome and by extension, perfectionism.


We graciously thank our Gold sponsor Zerto and our Silver sponsors Datrium and Nakivo for their support of London VMUG.

A New Era for Data Protection with Zerto 7: Converged DR, Backup and Cloud Mobility - Steve Blow - Technology Evangelist
Revolutionise your data protection with a converged and continuous DR and backup solution for both short-term and long-term data retention whilst leveraging your investment in existing hardware. Worried about ransomware, unplanned disruptions and recovering fast enough? Learn how Zerto 7 uses its journaling technology coupled with continuous replication to protect and recover files. VM's applications or even entire datacenters to resume from just seconds before an incident, unlike out-of-date backups or snapshots.

Automatrix & dHCI - Your Stress Relief for Operation, Performance and DR - Stuart Gilks, EMEA SE Director 
If managing individual data services gives you a long to-do list, infrastructure performance brings you stress , or cost-effective seamless DR seems a pipe-dream, then discover how Automatrix can transform your world! With high performance primary storage, backup, DR, encryption and mobility all integrated into flexible, split provisioned HCI your infrastructure challenges can just melt away.

Join Stuart Gilks for more detail & live demos of Datrium integration with VMware environments and VMware Cloud on AWS.


Protecting Virtual Environments with NAKIVO
 - Nick Luchkov, Senior Technical Pre-Sales Manager
NAKIVO develops a fast, reliable, and affordable backup and replication solution for VMWare, Hyper-V, Nutanix, AWS EC2 and physical environments. Over 10,000 companies are using NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect and recover their data more efficiently and cost-effectively. Join this session to learn:
· How to ensure business continuity and reduce downtime of your critical virtualized data.
· How to speed up the backup and replication data transfer, reduce backup size and shrink backup window.
· How create advanced recovery workflows and failover an entire site in just a few clicks with Nakivo Site Recovery.

luxury vbeers

As is now traditional for the London summer VMUG meeting, we will be curtailing this slightly earlier than normal, to allow everyone to move over to our Luxury vBeers event, where you can carry on discussions and enjoy additional networking opportunities. This will include food and beer tasting (other drinks are available).

This year, we will be visiting Brew by Numbers, 75 Enid St, Bermondsey, London SE16 3RA and enjoying food from Indian Street Kitchen.

This is a ticketed event and spaces are limited. You'll get more information on the day at the LonVMUG event, where you can pick up your ticket.

Luxury vBeers are brought to you by VMUG, Apstra and OVH.



Tech UK
10 St Bride Street
London, EC4A 4AD

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