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London VMware User Group reaches for the Cloud on 12 May 2011

April 12th, 2011

Registrations are now open for the London VMware User Group meeting on 12 May starting at the earlier time of 10am (no, we’re not late sleepers in London, some people need to travel quite a distance to be able to attend!)

There’s also a new registration system open at http://www.myvmug.org/e/in/eid=13

Things are stepping up a gear for this VMUG with the theme being “Your Journey to the Cloud” featuring multiple tracks, multiple sponsors and live labs showing vCloud Director.

If you haven’t attended a VMUG before, I highly recommend taking the time away from your desk to attend. Run by independent virtualisation enthusiasts, it is a fantastic opportunity to not only hear about virtualisation from fellow users but get involved yourself by sharing your experiences, common goals and gripes while having the opportunity to chat to some industry experts. It’s an informal yet hugely informative day ending at a nearby pub where you can meet, greet and network with your virtualisation colleagues and get answers to your burning questions!

It doesn’t cost a cent to join and I always leave having learned something awesome!

You can also follow #LonVMUG on twitter for more information and chitchat.


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.

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