Don’t panic, you’re not imagining things! You did indeed read that title right! If everything goes to plan, Chris Porter and I will be taking the January 2017 London VMUG to a whole new place, with a session on AWS!
Yes, that’s an AWS session at a VMUG! 😮
For those people who have been living in a bunker on the isle of Arran for the past few years, AWS has been taking the IT industry by storm. So much so, at VMworld 2016, VMware announced their new product “VMware Cloud on AWS“!
Whatever the reasons that VMware have decided to do this (and I’m not going to go into my opinions of that right now), it leaves VMware admins in a position where even if they aren’t already doing some AWS today, the likelihood of them doing so in the near future has just jumped by an order of magnitude!
What’s the session about then?
The session is planned to be a quick intro on the key features of AWS, some tips on how to learn more and get certified, as well as some of Chris and my experiences of working with and designing for AWS (which is rather different to doing things in VMware, for sure!).
Hopefully it should be a pretty interesting session, especially if you haven’t had much exposure to AWS yet!
What else can you see at the event?
As always, there will be many awesome speakers at the London VMUG event. Ricky El-Quasem is even doing two by himself!
There will also be a load of other sessions, so check out the agenda below:
Wrapping up the event there will also be the eponymous vBeers event at the Old Bank of England (194 Fleet St, London EC4A 2LT), so make sure you hang around after and join us for what is often the best part of the day!
Lastly, thanks very much to the LonVMUG sponsors, Rubrik, iLand and Stormagic, without whom it would not be possible to hold these events!
I’m in! How do I register?
You can register for the event at the London VMUG workspace here:
The location is techUK, 10 St Bride St, London, EC4A, which is pretty easy to get to via your preferred public transport methods, though coming in via Waterloo I generally find the bus to be fastest…
If you do see me on the day (I’m 6’7” so you cant miss me), please do come and say hi! 🙂