Welcome to Team @NEVMUG

Welcome to the North East VMUG Leadership Team It is with great pleasure that we welcome Craig Gilbert to the North East VMUG Leadership Team. Craig has been a VMUG member since the first VMUG of 2014 and his passion and enthusiasm will help us grow our community further in 2019/20. Craig is passionate about technology, and in particular, VMware products and services, he has the enthusiasm and drive to help spread knowledge around the local community and help like-minded people come together to grow their skills and broaden their professional network, collaborating with the other VMUGs to share ideas […]

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North East VMUG Feb 2019 – ReCap

Last Thursday (7th Feb 2019) was our very first North East VMUG (NEVMUG) event of 2019 and what an event we had scheduled, we had keynote speakers from across the world arriving in Newcastle to dazzle our attendees with the latest trends in virtualization, we managed to secure and reunite “The original @vmware #TheWreckingCrew” Duncan Epping, Frank Denneman and Rawlinson Rivera along with Zerto’s top evangelist Gijsbert Janssen van Doorn in little old “Damp and drizzly” Newcastle. So let’s look at the agenda and the discussion points we put together for the NEVMUG event.….. WOW all current HOT Topics !!! Let’s kick […]

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North East VMUG 7th February 2019

The First North East VMUG (NEVMUG) event of 2019 will be held on Thursday 7th February @ “The Royal Station Hotel” in Newcastle. Check out the Lineup we have scheduled for the first event of 2019 …….. VMware Keynote – Duncan Epping, Chief Technologist @VMware – @DuncanYB ‘The (r)evolution of Infrastructure’ In this session Duncan will discuss where we are today when it comes to VMware based Infrastructures. More importantly, we will be discussing where we are going tomorrow and how hyper-converged technologies help optimizing data center and operational efficiency. Current common challenges will be discussed, followed by solutions to those challenges. […]

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North East VMUG 20th September 2018

  The Next North East VMUG (NEVMUG) event will be held on Thursday 20th September 2018 @  “The Royal Station Hotel” in Newcastle. Check out the Line up !!!     VMWare Keynote -Cormac Hogan – @CormacJHogan What’s happening in the world of VMware Storage A closer look at some of the more recent announcements around VMware storage related products and features. There will be lots to talk about as this will be so soon after the US VMworld 2018 event. We will look at new enhancements to VMware, VVols, IO Filters, Core Storage and even projects that are happening around persistent storage […]

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Zerto Virtual Replication 6.0

This product review is off the back of the vRetreat experience back in February, for details of the vRetreat experience check out my previous post. I personally have been using Zerto for some time, I was introduced to Zerto back in 2013 where we reviewed the product to conduct a very large Datacenter migration, and since 2013 I have installed and used Zerto for several large customer deployments, providing Datacenter and Application replication and resilience. The latest version of Zerto (6.0) was released in February this year, this release is feature rich and has “Evolved Beyond DR” providing an IT […]

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2018 1st Quarter

    2018 So Far … 2018 has started extremely well for myself, the first event which I was privileged to attend was vRetreat in London on 16th February, this was a great event hosted by Patrick Redknap, sponsored by Cohesity and Zerto, my full write up of the day can be found here.     Next up on 22nd February we had the first North East VMUG event of 2018 where we smashed our attendance figures with five new sponsors, some great VMware Keynotes and three excellent community sessions, the recap of the event can be found here. Next […]

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2017 Achievements

2017 started very promising ……….   I was accepted for the 2nd year running onto the VMware vExpert program and also to accompany this award I was accepted onto the Cisco Champion Program…… Totally Buzzing    To find out more information on both the above program’s check out the links below.   VMware vExpert Program Cisco Champion Program   Thank you to everyone who prompted me to apply and congratulations to all the nominated IT professionals. Please follow and like us:

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