Scotland VMUG - Edinburgh October 4th 2018

When:  Oct 4, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (GMT)
Associated with  Scotland VMUG
October 4th 09:00 - 18:00
Edinburgh,

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Speakers

Keynote -
Chad Sakac - Pivotal
“Getting into fewer, smarter bar fights: a look at the debates that drag us down, and the dialogs that lift us up”

Sponsors - 
Gold:
Dell Technologies
- Simplify your VDI solutions planning and management with Dell Technologies - Darren Oakley

Silver:
Asystec - From Complex to Simple - An HCI Journey with VxRail Stretched Cluster - Victor Forde Asystec Solution Architect and Sandy Bryce Baillie Gifford 
This presentation will focus on the Baillie Gifford’s recent VxRAIL implementation which is the first phase of their SDDC Strategic goal. You will get to understand the business objectives, the VxRail Stretched Cluster Deployment in all its phases, the criteria for success and how it was rigorously tested. Included will also be tips and tricks as well as lessons learned from deployment challenges encountered.
IBM - How to Overcome the Challenges of moving VMware to the Cloud- Jim Mckay, IBM Cloud Solution Architect 
Learn about the range of VMware offerings available on IBM Cloud including VCF with HXC. Demo will include live use of IBM cloud portal to deploy VMware cluster and will include overview of the many 3rd party offerings which can also be deployed.

Zerto - Delivering IT Resilience in a Changing World - Nick Williams
- What is IT Resilience
- What changes are we seeing in the industry
- How an IT Resilience platform can help keep you on the right side of these.
SITS Group - ‘Protecting your Office 365 data – What is your back-up strategy?’


VMware - 

Richard MachenNSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud, how to simplify and improve wide area networking and access to the cloud.
Adam Bohle -Whats New - VMware on AWS
Sam McGeown - Automating Micro-segmentation with vRealize Automation and NSX
vRealize Automation and NSX are both powerful tools in their own right, but together they really come alive. Based on real-world experience implementing micro-segmentation with vRealize Automation for all sorts of customers, learn the methods that work and how to avoid common mistakes. Compare out-of-the-box implementations with custom day-2 automation, and the challenges and benefits of both.
Matt Evans - To Re or not to Re(purpose) Desktops
The desktop market offers many desktop re-purposing solutions based on Windows, Linux and Chrome. In this session we will take a deep dive into those technologies, share our test results and present a comparison of the different vendor offerings to help you make an informed choice. Examples of our findings will cover costs, system requirements, performance, device management and limitations.
Robbie Jerrom - Cloud Native Apps Update

Coommunity -
Allan
McAleavy- Hunting noisy neighbours using VROPS & Grafana.

When hunting for noisy neighbour workloads from a high level storage viewpoint we can only drill down as far as an ESX Host or VMFS Volume. This initially led to the development of dashboards within VROPS to allow top-down (ESX Host to VM) and bottom-up (VMFS to VM) analysis to identify these workloads. This approach worked well however teams had to use different tools & different dashboards to correlate the data. In this talk I will show how we use the VROPS python API to gather I/O data and correlate this with array data using Grafana to hunt down noisy workloads from an ESX node and VMFS view. I will also show how we can use this methodology to Identify high CPU workloads and also help us look at overall ESX and VM performance using this data.

Sponsors - 
Dell Technologies
IBM
Asystec
Zerto
Capito / Pure Storage
Login VSI
SITS Group
Softcat

Location

Assembly Roxy
2 Roxburgh Pl
Edinburgh, EH8 9SU

Pricing Information

Registration Price
All Registrants Free!

Contact

Chris Storrie

cstorrie@vmware.com