North East England VMUG - 26th September 2019

When:  Sep 26, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (GMT)
Associated with  UK - North East England VMUG

The next North East VMUG event will be held on 26th September 2019 between 08:30-17:30 at our usual venue, the Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5DH. vBeers will follow at The Town Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5HX.

We have some fantastic keynote, community and sponsor sessions lined up for you as always, along with some great prizes in the prize draw!

Here's what you can expect at this event:

Keynote Sessions

Matt Steiner (Cloud Management Evangelist/Strategist, VMware) - Are you the Platform Engineer of the Future who will #ManageAllTheThings?
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.

Lee Dilworth (Chief Technologist Storage & Availability, VMware) - Platform for all Applications

In this session hear how the VMware platform has evolved to support the ever expanding application landscape. We will take a look at how HCI provides a critical foundation for this along with a detailed look at some recent changes in how vSphere can provide storage resources for not only so called “traditional applications” but at the time offer the same simplicity for container based storage.




Community Sessions

Ricky El-Qasem - Automation: you're the first, the last, my everything)
A talk about how everything in your IT could and should be automated. Discussing how different facets of automation can help you nail down everything that can be automated, some next gen automation with AI and showing off a new tool in prototype he has been working on to help automate cloud templates.

Gareth Lewis - VMware NSX Data Centre for vSphere (NSX-V): Micro-Segmentation from the Field
A real-world look at the micro-segmentation of applications with the aid of VMware NSX-V and the NSX Application Rule Manager. By visualising application dependencies, endpoints and services, we can implement a zero-trust environment and prevent lateral network exploits thanks to the Application Rule Manager and NSX Distributed Firewall.

Sam McGeown - Getting Started with Kubernetes and the NSX-T container network plugin
A hands-on demonstration configuring the NSX-T container plugin with Kubernetes. Minimal slides and maximum command line.


Gold Sponsors

Dell Technologies - Session details TBC

Arcserve - When downtime happens, every moment counts
When downtime happens, every moment counts. C.A.L.M technology delivers access to your critical data and systems in just seconds, for true business continuity.
 
VMware users are still dealing with a myriad of data protection solutions and vendors, many of which only offer point solutions for one type of source or environment, with Arcserve® Unified Data Protection (UDP), VMUG users gain access to turnkey data protection and recovery solutions complete with backup, replication and true global deduplication in one unified console.

HTG - Accelerate your hybrid cloud journey with VMware Cloud on AWS
In this exciting session, you will learn about VMware Cloud on AWS, what new capabilities it brings for your enterprise, and use cases that customers find the most value from. VMware Cloud on AWS delivers a highly scalable, secure, operationally consistent cloud service that allows you to extend, migrate, run, and protect your infrastructure and applications with the power of the proven VMware software-defined data center (SDDC)


Silver Sponsors

ExaGrid

Exponential-e


Prize Draw

  • Nintendo Switch (Grey) with £30 eShop credit and Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-Pro Managed Wireless Access Point
  • Ubiquiti UniFi US-8-60W Managed PoE Switch
  • Sonos One (Gen 2) Smart Speaker
  • Roku Streaming Stick+ HD/4K/HDR Streaming Media Player
  • BeatsX Wireless Earphones
  • Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Power Bank
  • VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive Book
  • VMware vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive Book
  • Intelligent Automation with VMware: Apply machine learning techniques to VMware virtualization and networking book


And if that's not enough, our kind sponsors usually run their very own prize draws too!

Below is the agenda ....

 

Time

Session

08:30

Registration & Networking – Tea’s & Coffee’s will be provided

08:50

NEVMUG Introduction

09:00

Matt Steiner (Cloud Management Evangelist/Strategist @VMware): 

‘Are you the Platform Engineer of the Future who will #ManageAllTheThings?’ - 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.

09:45

Networking – time to interact with our sponsors and enter vendor giveaways.

Grab yourselves a drink and have a chat!

10:00

Lee Dilworth (Chief Technologist Storage & Availability @VMware)

‘Platform for all applications’ - In this session hear how the VMware platform has evolved to support the ever expanding application landscape. We will take a look at how HCI provides a critical foundation for this along with a detailed look at some recent changes in how vSphere can provide storage resources for not only so called “traditional applications” but at the time offer the same simplicity for container based storage.

10:45

Networking – time to interact with our sponsors and enter vendor giveaways.

Come on you know you want to!

11:00

Gold Sponsor Presentation: Dell Technologies

11:45

Networking – time to interact with our sponsors and enter vendor giveaways.

How can you miss this opportunity?

12:00

Community Session: Ricky El-Qasam

‘Automation: you're the first, the last, my everything’ - A talk about how everything in your IT could and should be automated. Discussing how different facets of automation can help you nail down everything that can be automated, some next gen automation with AI and showing off a new tool in prototype he has been working on to help automate cloud templates.

12:45

Lunch – and of course……   an opportunity to talk to our sponsors (and each other)

13:15

Gold Sponsor Presentation: Arcserve

TBC

14:00

Networking – time to interact with our sponsors and enter vendor giveaways.

Don’t just sit there – get up and mingle!

14:15

Community Session: Gareth Lewis

‘VMware NSX Data Centre for vSphere (NSX-V): Micro-Segmentation from the Field’ - A real-world look at the micro-segmentation of applications with the aid of VMware NSX-V and the NSX Application Rule Manager. By visualising application dependencies, endpoints and services, we can implement a zero-trust environment and prevent lateral network exploits thanks to the Application Rule Manager and NSX Distributed Firewall.

15:00

Networking – time to interact with our sponsors and enter vendor giveaways.

How can you miss this opportunity?

15:15

Gold Sponsor Presentation: HTG

Martin Shuter (HTG) / Michael Armstrong (VMware)

‘Accelerate your hybrid cloud journey with VMware Cloud on AWS’ - In this exciting session, you will learn about VMware Cloud on AWS, what new capabilities it brings for your enterprise, and use cases that customers find the most value from. VMware Cloud on AWS delivers a highly scalable, secure, operationally consistent cloud service that allows you to extend, migrate, run, and protect your infrastructure and applications with the power of the proven VMware software-defined data center (SDDC).

16:00

Networking – time to interact with our sponsors and enter vendor giveaways.

Grab yourselves a beer and have a natter

16:15

Community Session: Sam McGeown

‘Getting Started with Kubernetes and the NSX-T container network plugin’ - A hands-on demonstration configuring the NSX-T container plugin with Kubernetes. Minimal slides and maximum command line.

17:00

Networking – time to interact with our sponsors and enter vendor giveaways.

Last chance – don’t miss it!

17:15

NEVMUG Close – Q&A and prize giveaway – all these prizes have to go, but you have to be here to win them!

17:30

vBeers – Cinema room, The Town Wall, Pink Lane, opposite Central Station

Location

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

Pricing Information

Registration Price
All Registrants Free!