North East England VMUG February 22nd 2018

When:  Feb 22, 2018 from 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM (GMT)
Associated with  UK - North East England VMUG

VMware Session by "Frank Denneman" @FrankDenneman 
Senior Staff Architect @ VMware R&D "VMware Cloud on AWS" |

"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."

VMware Session by "Duncan Epping" @DuncanYB
Chief Technologist @VMware | Author of
"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 Sessions

Community Session by "Mark Brookfield" @virtualhobbit
Senior PSO Consultant @ VMware |
"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""

Community Session by "Tim Hynes" @railroadmanuk
DevOps SE | Automator of stuff |
"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 by "Katarina Wagnerova" @_KatkaW_
Founder of @advectiltd | VCIX6-DCV | Virtual Design Master "VDM004"
"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 Sponsor - Chef | Mandi Walls

"Automation in Practice: Infrastructure, Compliance, and Application Automation"
Chef Software has been providing automation solutions for organizations 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. 

Gold Sponsor - OVH | Ben Rayward & 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 - Trend Micro , Insight UK and LoginVSI

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

More detailed agenda:

vBeers to follow at the Town Wall, Cinema Room

Look out for our NEXT EVENT on 20th September 2018 


Royal Station Hotel
Neville Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle, NE1 5DH

Pricing Information

Registration Price
All Registrants Free!
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North East England Leadership Team