VMworld EMEA | See you there?

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With just two weeks to go, VMworld EMEA is fast approaching and I’m lucky enough to be one of the handful of the Xtravirt team to be in attendance. Xtravirt are sending a large group across to Barcelona, not only to liaise with our partners and attend sessions for personal development, but also to network. This will be my fourth VMworld (all EMEA based) and I can honestly say these events are not only fantastic for content (both technical and business) but also networking. I’ve lost count of the number of people I’ve met, and stayed in contact with, be it at VMUGs/LinkedIn/Twitter over the years.

I’m not going to be posting a list of the sessions I plan to attend as this is likely to change, however you can be certain to find me in the bloggers/hang space area at some point most days, so be sure to come and say hello! Also, I’ll be sure to be watching a number of the vBrownBag sessions as these guys never fail to provide awesome community content.

There are a number of vendors in the Solutions Exchange I’ll be stopping at to say hello, they are:

Nutanix

pernixdata

VMUG

VMware (for EVO:Rail)

VMware (for vCloud Air)

Pure Storage

SimpliVity

Cloud Physics

As I’ve already mentioned, there will be a number of the Xtravirt team in attendance, so If you want to speak to any of us about the services Xtravirt offer, or just want a chat, be sure to come and say hello, alternatively, if you would like to arrange an official meeting please click here.

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#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.

Community

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.