Category Archives: Presenting

#SWUKVMUG | VDI Made Easy with Nutanix

Last week, I was asked to present at the South West UK VMUG, alongside Nutanix to present a real world deployment story. I talked at a high level about how using Nutanix in a 6K seat VDI deployment, not only made my life easier as one of the the architects on the solution, but how it also helped my client meet their requirements easily.

I’ve linked to my slides below, for those who are interested.

Big thanks to Michael Poore, Simon Eady, Barry Coombs and Jeremy Bowman for the invite to come and speak, also big thanks to Nutanix for allowing me to take half of their presentation time!

If you would like to view the presentation, then you can download it by clicking the link


VMUG Belgium | I’m presenting!!

The Belgian VMUG team will be celebrating their 20th VMUG meeting on December 5th 2013 at the San Marco Village. They have pulled together some very big names from the VMware community including Chad Sakac of EMC, Joe Baguley of VMware and Dheeraj Pandey of Nutanix, as well as the technical wizardry of, to name just a few of Lee Dilworth, Cormac Hogan, Luc Deekens and Viktor van den Berg 

I’m very honoured and pleased to say I will also be amongst the speakers at this event. I will be speaking about a recent 4K seat VDI project I was heavily involved in. My main goal of the session is to highlight some of the pain points of deploying VDI at this scale, whilst feeding back some key points to help VDI deployments such as this succeed. This session is an interactive one, so if you plan on attending, please come prepared to get involved!

The meeting agenda for the day is below.

Meeting Agenda

Registration for the event is now open, if you haven’t registered already, what are you waiting for? Click Here!

Look forward to meeting plenty of new faces on the day.



UKVMUG | Thursday 21st November 2013 | Agenda Live

It’s approaching the time of year again, when the massively popular UKVMUG hits Birmingham. This year’s event is looking to be one of the biggest yet, with a vRockstar lineup stronger than ever (many fresh from presenting at VMworld), it looks set not to disappoint and all for FREE!!!! The full agenda can be seen below:

Main Agenda


There will also be a number of community sessions being held alongside the main sessions, one of which I will be holding! The session is titled ‘VDI White boarding’. I plan on it being an open, free flowing session where anything ‘VDI related’ goes.

The full community agenda is below.


After sadly missing out on VMworld this year, I’m very much looking forward to the UKVMUG, if you haven’t registered already then you can do so by clicking here. I hope to meet many new faces on the day so please do stop and say hello.


EMEA vBrownBag Presentation

As I mentioned in the post EMEA vBrownBag I’m Presenting!! last night I presented alongside my Xtravirt colleague Grant Friend on the EMEA vBownBag. We had a few people on the WebEx live and had some good questions asked throughout the session.

The presentation was a re-run of the presentation we ran at the July 2013 London VMUG and covered some pinpoints and tips and tricks post a 4K seat VDI deployment across EMEA.

A big thanks to Gregg Robertson and the vBrownBag team for inviting us on, and thanks to Grant Friend for presenting alongside me again!!

If you missed the presentation, you can view below.


London VMUG July 4th – I’m presenting!!

The next  London VMUG is nearly upon us, this time round I’ll be presenting alongside my Xtravirt colleague Grant Friend.

The London VMUG takes place on Thursday 4th July 2013 from 08:30 until 17:00. It will be in it’s usual location at London’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 33 Queen Street, London, EC43 1AP.

Our session (we hope!) will be an interactive session, discussing the approach and pitfalls of a 4000 seat VDI deployment throughout the EMEA region. We will both be first time presenters at the VMUG, so if you choose to attend, please be gentle!

The agenda is yet to be finalised but a preliminary agenda is below.

VMUG Agenda


As always, the lineup looks good with key presentations from Veeam’s Hans De Leenheer and Pernix Data’s new evangelist Frank Dennaman , it should be a good day, followed by vBeers. Get yourself registered here early and see you there!