Brisbane VMUG – Social Event – December 2015

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We’re not really doing a VMUG meeting in December, but SimpliVity have extended an invitation to local VMUG members to come along and see the new Star Wars movie. It should be a lot of fun – registration details are in the invitation below.

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Jump to Hyperspace on opening night with Hyperconvergence from SimpliVity

 

Event Date: December 17th 2015

Event Time: 18:00 – 21:00 AEST

Event Location: Palace Barracks Cinema, 61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane   

 

Another chapter in the story of good vs. evil is beginning, and we’d like to invite you to be a part of it. Join us for a private viewing of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, one of the most anticipated films of the year.
Fortunately, you don’t have to look to a galaxy far, far away to simplify IT and its economics. Together with our partner SimpliVity, we’re bringing the force of hyperconvergence to enterprises today with revolutionary innovation designed to simplify – and deliver big savings in capital and operational costs.
This exclusive event promises to deliver an out of this world experience where you can enjoy Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and learn how to move your data center from the dark to the light side – with the power of OmniStack 3.0 and the industry’s most complete guarantee. Space is limited, register today!

 

Brisbane VMUG – November 2015

The November Brisbane VMUG will be held on Thursday 19th November at EMC’s office in the city (Level 11, 345 Queen Street, Brisbane) from 4 – 6 pm. It’s sponsored by EMC and should be a ripper.

Here’s the agenda:

  • Latest SRM Features and VMworld Highlights – VMware
  • EMC VPLEX Metro with Site Recovery Manager Presentation
  • EMC Demonstration
  • Pizza and Refreshments (I promise)

You can find out more information and register for the event here. I hope to see you there. Also, if you’re interested in sponsoring one of these events, please get in touch with me and I can help make it happen.

Brisbane VMUG – October 2015

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I know it’s short notice, but the October Brisbane VMUG will be held on Thursday 15th October at EMC’s office in the city (Level 11, 345 Queen Street, Brisbane) from 4 – 6 pm. It’s sponsored by Intel Security.

Here’s the agenda:

  • NSX Overview: Architecture and Integration – VMware
  • Intel Security Controller Presentation
  • Live Demonstration
  • Pizza and Refreshments

You can find out more information and register for the event here. I hope to see you there. Also, if you’re interested in sponsoring one of these events, please get in touch with me and I can help make it happen.

Brisbane VMUG – July 2015

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Happy days. The July edition of the Brisbane VMUG will be held on Thursday 23rd July at the Hilton in the city (Room 83, Level 8, 190 Elizabeth Street) from 4 – 6 pm. It’s sponsored by Fortinet.

Here’s the agenda:

  • NSX Overview: Architecture and Integration by VMware;
  • Fortinet Presentation: VMWare NSX and FortiGate VMX Integration;
  • Live (remote) Demonstration of FortiGate VMX on VMware NSX;
  • Open forum discussion,  Q&A;
  • Sponsored lucky door prize (FortiGate firewall); and
  • Food and Refreshments (Available at Venue).

 

You can find out more information and register for the event here. I hope to see you there. Also, if you’re interested in sponsoring one of these events, please get in touch with me and I can help make it happen.

Brisbane VMUG – May 2015

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Buckle up, the May Brisbane VMUG will be held on Thursday 21st May at the Dimension Data office in the city (Level 22, 141 Queen St) from 4 – 6 pm. It’s sponsored by Pure Storage.

Craig Waters will be talking about how to “Start a Flash Revolution in your Data Centre” while covering the following questions:

  1. What is Flash and why is it different to traditional storage?
  2. What are the benefits of this medium?
  3. How is flash being deployed in the data centre today?
  4. Demonstration on how to make storage simple

You’ll also have the opportunity to network with peers over refreshments and discover technology solutions and strategies. You can find out more information and register for the event here. I hope to see you there.

Brisbane VMUG – April 2015

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The April Brisbane VMUG will be held on Thursday 2nd April at the EMC office in the city (Level 11
345 Queen St) from 4 – 6 pm. It’s sponsored by VMware.

Principal Architect and VCDX Michael Francis will discuss new features and key architectural considerations for vSphere 6, particularly with regards to:
• vMotion Improvements;
• Cross vCenter vMotion;
• Long Distance vMotion;
• Virtual Volumes (VVOLs); and
• Increased Scalability.

You’ll also have the opportunity to network with peers and discover technology solutions and strategies. You can find out more information and register for the event here. I hope to see you there.

 

Brisbane VMUG – Febuary 2015

The first Brisbane VMUG of the year will be held on Thursday 5th February at the Alliance Hotel in Spring Hill (The Leichardt Room) from 4 – 6 pm. It’s sponsored by SimpliVity.

Here’s the agenda: Cloud Economics with Enterprise Capability Guest Speakers: Chris Troiani, Solutions Architect APJ, Simplivity

  • Overview of hyperconverged market.
  • Consideration of Hyperconverged Architectures – Is your architecture a fit?
  • Sizing best practices for transitioning from Converged to Hyperconverged Infrastructure
  • REAL Case Studies: Analysis and Design Rationale
  • Live Demo – Admin / Operational overview
  • Q&A & Networking with food and beer tasting.

You can register here. Hope to see you there.

Brisbane VMUG – December 2014

The final Brisbane VMUG of the year will be a vBeers event sponsored by Nutanix. It will be held on Thursday 18th December at the Story Bridge Hotel (Martini Room) from 2 – 4 pm. Here’s the agenda:

  • How You Can Actually Virtualise ‘Everything’
  • Demonstrating True Business Benefits, Including How Langs Achieved 53% Lower IT TCO
  • Virtualisation Challenges and Best Practices for Delivering Web-Scale at Any Scale
  • Q&A with vBeers!

Guest Speakers are Matt Day, IT Manager, Langs Building Supplies for EUC and Josh Odgers, VCDX#90, Senior Solutions & Performance Engineer, Nutanix. You can register here. I hope to see you there.

Brisbane VMUG – October 2014

The Brisbane VMUG meeting on October 2 looks good. Key highlights include:
1) End User Computing:
• New CloudVolumes Acquisition
• Airwatch Integration
• Latest Horizon Workspace Suite
• Google and Nvidia Partnership News

 

2) SDDC:
• EVO Rack and Rail!
• OpenStack and Containers
• New vCloud Suite Features
• vSphere 6.0 Capabilities
• NSX 6.1 News

 

3) HYBRID:
• vCloud Air Announcements
• vCloud Automation
• PAYG and Cost Options
• New Object Storage Options in BETA

 

It will be held at the EMC office in Brisbane on Thursday, October 2nd from 4pm – 6pm. You can get more details about the event (including registration) from here. I look forward to seeing you there.

Brisbane VMUG – August 2014

The Brisbane VMUG meeting on August 14 looks the goods. Highlights include:

  • vCloud Automation Center Overview
  • vCAC Architecture and Roadmap
  • Integration and Automation with vSphere and vCO
  • Live Demonstration with a Public Cloud
  • Refreshments and Pizza!

It will be held at the EMC office in Brisbane on Thursday, August 14 from 4pm – 6pm. You can get more details about the event (including registration) from here. I look forward to seeing you there.