Date is locked and loaded for the London VMUG

The next date for the London VMUG (twitter hashtag #LonVMUG) is set for the 12th of May, You can register here

OK so why should you go.  well for the first instance the networking,  the majority of the who’s who of UK Virtualisation illuminati there. further they are trailing a new format,  this is the first session that will last all day and another first is that it will now include Labs for some hands on time, this sessions labs are on vCloud Director.

All in all this is really a most go to event if you are in or near to London. Pity that I will be unable to attend this time as it really seems a fantastic event..

Full details are below taken directly from their website

London VMUG Meeting

Thursday, 12 May 2011

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
33 Queen Street
London, EC4R 1AP

The London VMUG Steering Committee are delighted to invite you to our next event and to unveil a new format to our previous VMUGs taking place on Thursday, 12 May 2011.  In response to your feedback and suggestions, we will have multiple tracks, multiple sponsors and labs. Our theme for this VMUG is “Your Journey to the Cloud”  and to deliver our comprehensive agenda, the day will now start at 10am! Details are below and we are grateful to our sponsors – COLT, EMC and Quest.

Registration is open and included as part of member benefits for all VMUG members. Please note, in order to register for this meeting we ask that you sign up for a complimentary VMUG membership. Click login below to sign up today.


Plenary sessions in Capital

10.00 – 10.20 – Welcome, Alaric Davies, Chairman

10.20 – 11.00 –  presententation & demo the vCloud1 -Greg Branch, Director of Architecture, Colt and Dan Senior, Virtualisation Architect, Colt

1.00 – 11.45 – Paul Martin, Quest – Private Cloud – Build for Success by Planning for Failure, with Quest Software

11.45 – 12.15 – Break in Thames where our sponsors will be exhibiting

12.15 – 13.00 – EMC

13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch in Thames where our sponsors will be exhibiting


14.00 – 14.50      Massimo re Ferre, Making sense of vShield & vCD for the “average Joe”            

15.00 – 15.50      Jason Miles, Automation in the Cloud                                                                                   

16.00 – 16.50      Mark Craddock


14.00 – 14.50      Stuart Radnidge, Rethinking Infrastructure

15.00 – 15.50      Tom Brand, Cloud topic

16.00 – 16.50      Cloud topic TBA

17.00 – Close

17.00 – Networking Reception at Pavilion End, 23 Watling Street, EC4M 9BR

These will be running simultaneously from 10:20 a.m. and you will need to register upon arrival to book your lab session.

The VMUG are providing VMware vCloud Director Labs for all UG members to get a look and feel for the product.  COLT has very kindly agreed to host the labs ontheir infrastructure in the Cloud.  COLT are a certified VMware vCloudDatacenter Services Provider and the first in EMEA to provide this service.  The COLT team along with VMware vCloud Architects have provided two types of labs to provide the best experience possible.

Lab A – Consuming Cloud resources from VMware vCloud Director
This lab is tailored to provide a user’s view of consuming compute resource from the cloud.  It provides an insight into the ability provide resources via a self-service portal deploying virtual machines via vApps within private virtual datacenters.

Lab B – Administrating VMware vCloud Director
This lab provides the administrators view of vCloud Director.  The lab contains a virtual center server, vCloud Director server and an ESX host to create compute resources within the cloud.  It provides the ability to define different compute services in the form of vApp’s which can then be published within the vCloud Catalogue.  This also enables the administrator to define different

View the complete agenda and the most current information as this event approaches.

Register today to join us for this free informative event.


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