London VMUG July 4th – Done!!

So, another London VMUG has been and gone and yesterday’s was up there with the best in my opinion. A few new faces and the chance to network with some pro’s in the industry!

Frank Dennenman of Pernix Data held the keynote and captivated the audience for 45 minutes. The room was still and the #LonVMUG twitter feed went silent as people listened to the presentation. It truly was a great presentation along with what looks to be an awesome product in FVP. I’m certainly keen to get my hands on this tech and play around in the lab!

Next up, I opted for the ‘SSO SOS’ session. This was a packed session hosted by Steve Bruck and Stu McHugh going through some of the pains of installing VMware vSphere SSO and their solutions to some of the install problems which are fairly common! – Great presentation gent’s – thanks!

After lunch was the Vendor presentations from Dell Wyse and Atlantis. Having used Atlantis Ilio in a recent client engagement I opted for this session to see what was new from the Ilio product. It was a great presentation with one of their customers coming up in the spotlight to highlight some of the benefits they have reaped since deploying the product. For anyone involved in EUC deployments that hasn’t heard of or used Atlantis Ilio, I’d certainly recommend you pay them a visit.

Next up was my session with my Xtravirt Colleague Grant Friend discussing some of the lessons learned from a recent EUC project for 4000 seats across EMEA. We were unsure how well received this session would be, however it seemed to go down well and we had some positive feedback which is good. – Thanks to everyone that attended!

Finally, I attended the VDI roundtable discussion hosted by Julian Wood. This was a small breakaway group, discussing some of the pains of VDI and some solutions. A great session that could have gone on for much longer than the allotted time.  – Good work Julian – Thanks!

All of yesterdays slide decks can be downloaded from the usual location on Box here so make sure you have a look.

I’d just like to take a second to thank the committee for organising this event, without the hard work of these four this event wouldn’t be such a success. Alaric, Jane, Simon and Stuart a big thank you!

 

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