Virtual Machines and Clouds (Security, Performance, Databases and VDI)

Tuesday 16 November 2010, 12 pm to 5 pm

Leeds Park Plaza Hotel, LS1 5NS


  • Tom Howarth
  • Andrew Fryer
  • Mike Laverick
  • Alan Renouf


The West Yorkshire Branch of the BCS is joining with the Northern Virtual Machine User Group (VMUG) to bring to the region, the leading experts and companies working in the virtualisation field.  Cisco, EMC, Microsoft, NetApp VMware and others will all be represented by their field engineers and customers who implement and operate virtual infrastructure. 

This event is free to attend and open to all who have an interest in virtual machines, whatever the hypervisor platform. Guest are free to attend any of the 16 presentations available or just network with peers in one of the common areas. The presentations have been grouped into four themed tracks with four presentations in each track:

Virtual Machines

  • News, product round up and VMworld report
  • Customer’s virtualisation experiences
  • Customer’s non stop storage experiences
  • SQL server operated in a virtual machine

Protection and Optimisation

  • Backup
  • Security
  • Instant recovery
  • Consolidation

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure - VDI

  • Customer’s VDI experiences
  • VDI best practices used by implementation engineers
  • Automation through scripting
  • Agnostic comparison of Citrix, Microsoft and VMware’s hypervisors

Business Leadership and Cloud

  • Cisco
  • EMC
  • VMware
  • NetApp

Presentations are a mixture of high level overviews and technical deep-dives and guests will have chance to meet and exchange ideas with all the speakers after the presentation has finished. Speakers include the following bloggers who are always keen to meet with their readers and talk technology:

Due to the limited places, guests must reserve their place via the VMUG’s web site which are allocated on a first come first severed basis. Again the event is open to all who have an interested in virtualisation and more details are available on the groups website.