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!

A full agenda is to follow but here's a sneak peek at what you can expect:

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) - Session details TBC

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 - Session details TBC

HTG - Session details TBC

Silver Sponsors



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!

Registration Dates

Registration Ends Monday, September 30, 2019


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

Pricing Information

Registration Price
All Registrants Free!