Event Details and Sponsors Agenda Registration

    Tuesday 18 November 2014

    7:30 – 17:00

    National Motorcycle Museum
    Coventry Road Bickenhill
    Solihull, West Midlands B92 0EJ, United Kingdom
    Click here to get directions

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    Be sure to join us for a unique opportunity to network with your fellow VMware users and meet the UK VMUG committee at our annual vCurry event.  RSVP today for the vCurry Reception on Monday 17 November 2014 during registration.  This event is open to members and sponsored by VMware vCloud Air.  During the vCurry we will be hosting our annual vQuiz, and this year there will be some amazing prizes handed out to the top 3 teams - so if you're in town the night before, ensure you attend our vCurry!

    The reception will be held from 19:00 - 21:00 in the Bracebridge Suite of the National Motorcycle Museum.

    Your RSVP guarantees you entry into the vCurry, a drink ticket, and a free tour of the motorcycle museum!

    *As of 12 November, the vCurry is full and unable to accept any more RSVPs.



    Need a place to stay before or after the event?  We recommend the following hotels in the area:

    • The Manor Hotel Coventry:   127 Main Rd, Coventry, West Midlands CV7 7NH, United Kingdom
    Phone:+44 1676 522735

    • Windmill Village Hotel:   Birmingham Rd, Coventry CV5 9AL, United Kingdom
    Phone:+44 24 7640 4040  




    Time Event Location
    7:30 - 8:20 Registration | Breakfast Trafalgar Foyer
    8:20 - 8:30 VMUG Welcome Britannia Suite
    8:30 - 9:30 VMware Update/Keynote | Joe Baguley | CTO Rant-as-a-Service Britannia Suite
    9:30 - 10:00 Break | Exhibit Hall Opens | Mingle with Sponsors Imperial Suite
    10:00 - 10:40    Breakout Block #1 | Education Sessions  
    Automating your backups with vCO and Veeam RESTful API - Preben Berg, Veeam Software Bracebridge Suite
    Utilising VMware Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) and Nimble Storage for Multi-Workload Application-Centric Virtualized Environments -  Nick Dyer, Nimble Storage Ballacraine Suite
    Simple, Scalable Virtual Platform for Your VM's with Nutanix and vSphere - Darren Woollard, Nutanix Waterloo Suite
    VMworld: The Unofficial Low Down on Everything VMworld - Julian Wood Britannia Suite
    Best Practices for Smarter Virtualization Management: Customer Case Study with VMTurbo - Barry Howard, VMTurbo Kirkmichael Suite
    Side-Session 1 - Using Virtual Storage Appliances in Your Home/Work Lab Discussion Group (Simon Seagrave) Mezzanine
    Side-Session 2 - Optimal VDI for Your Users - How? Discussion/Whiteboard Group Mezzanine
    Side-Session 3 - Ask the CTO Anything - Small Forum with Joe Baguley (EMEA CTO, VMware) Mezzanine
    GSS Drop-in Clinic - Ask VMware Support (GSS) Anything Mezzanine
    10:40 - 10:50 Break | Mingle with Sponsors  
    10:50 - 11:50 Breakout Block #2 | Education Sessions  
    Virtual SAN, The First 6 Months - Cormac Hogan, VMware
    Bracebridge Suite
    Overview of EVO:RAIL: The Radically New Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance 100% Powered by VMware - Mike Laverick, VMware Ballacraine Suite
    vRealize Operations 6 – Everything You Need to Know! - Matt Steiner, VMware Waterloo Suite
    What’s Coming for vSphere in Future Releases? - Duncan Epping, VMware Britannia Suite
    VMware NSX: Software Defined Networking in the Real-World - Chris Wahl
    Kirkmichael Suite
    Side-Session 1 - Ask the Expert: PowerCLI & Automation (Alan Renouf, VMware) Mezzanine
    Side-Session 2 - vSphere Design Whiteboard (Darren Woollard) Mezzanine
    Side-Session 3 -  Sam McGeown (VMware NSX) Mezzanine
    GSS Drop-in Clinic - Ask VMware Support (GSS) Anything Mezzanine
    11:50 - 13:00 Lunch Break | Mingle with Sponsors  
    13:00 - 13:40 Breakout Block #3 | Education Sessions  
    Why Advanced Data Services Matter In Hyperconverged Platforms - Hugo Phan, Atlantis Computing Bracebridge Suite
    Real-World Private Cloud: Exploring the Design and Implementation of an Enterprise Cloud Project - Alexa Fossa &  Matt Young, Tintri Ballacraine Suite
    Hypervisor-Based QoS: Helps With The Symptoms, But By Itself It’s Not The Cure - Kieran McGill, SolidFire Waterloo Suite
    VMware Horizon Architecture and Design - Barry Coombs / Peter Von Oven Britannia Suite

    Virtualize Your Business-Critical Applications Utilizing Software-Defined Data Center Technologies Including vSphere, vSAN, and NSX - Juan Tarrio, Brocade

    Kirkmichael Suite
    Side-Session 1 - VMware Disaster Recovery with Mike Laverick and Lee Dilworth Mezzanine
    Side-Session 2 - What is Hyper-Convergence? Discussion group (Matt Northam) Mezzanine
    Side-Session 3 - Designing Real-World vCO Workflows for vRealize Automation Center (vCAC) (Jonathan Medd) Mezzanine
    GSS Drop-in Clinic - Ask VMware Support (GSS) Anything Mezzanine
    13:40 - 14:10 Break | Mingle with Sponsors  
    14:10 - 15:10 Breakout Block #4 | Education Sessions  
    The Role of Network Virtualisation in the SDDC - Dan Watson, VMware
    Bracebridge Suite
    EUC update - Peter Von Oven, VMware Ballacraine Suite
    Everything Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) - Paudie O'Riordan, VMware Waterloo Suite
     vSphere Availability Updates and Tech Preview - Lee Dilworth, VMware Britannia Suite
    vCloud Air Technical Deep Dive - Simon Greaves Kirkmichael Suite
    Side-Session 1 - Virtual Machine Backup Best Practices, Tools & Tips - Ricky El-Qasem Mezzanine
    Side-Session 2 - Networking Deep-Dive Discussion Group/Whiteboard with Chris Wahl Mezzanine
    Side-Session 3 - Storage for Dummies - Paul Meehan Mezzanine
    GSS Drop-in Clinic - Ask VMware Support (GSS) Anything Mezzanine
    15:10 - 15:20 Break | Mingle with Sponsors  
    15:20 - 16:00 Breakout Block #5 | Education Sessions  
    Re-Thinking Storage by Virtualizing Flash and RAM - Frank Denneman, PernixData Bracebridge Suite
    All-Flash Storage: 5X Faster, 10X Less Power, 100X Easier - Max Brown, Pure Storage Ballacraine Suite
    Cisco and VMware: Transforming Desktops into End User Workspaces - Chris Bashforth, Cisco Systems Waterloo Suite
    Clouds, Portals, Automation and DJs - Ricky El-Quasem Britannia Suite
    Navigating the New Security Designs - Bo Skeel, Bitdefender Kirkmichael Suite
    Side-Session 1 - Designing Real-World vCO Workflows for vRealize Automation Center (vCAC) (Jonathan Medd) Mezzanine
    Side-Session 2 - vCloud Air: Ask the Expert - David Hill Mezzanine
    Side-Session 3 - Ask the CTO Anything - Small Forum with Joe Baguley (EMEA CTO, VMware) Mezzanine
    GSS Drop-in Clinic - Ask VMware Support (GSS) Anything Mezzanine
    16:00 - 16:50 Closing Keynote | Chris Wahl | Stop Being a Minesweeper Britannia Suite
    16:50 - 17:00 Closing Session & Giveaways Britannia Suite


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