CategoryConferences

NLVMUG UserCon 2018

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A few weeks ago the annual Dutch VMUG UserCon took place. For the first time this year it was a 2 day event. During the pre-con day there were 3 VMware R&D sessions, a VCDX workshop and a hackathon. I took part in the hackathon and together with my colleagues Martin, Ruurd and Sander we managed to deploy minecraft servers by talking to Alexa. Pretty neat. Source code is here. At the...

NLVMUG UserCon Session: The Why, What and How of Automation

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On March 16th the Dutch VMUG UserCon took place. Again a big event with around 1000 attendees. And again I had the honor to fill one of the breakout sessions. This year I presented with my co-worker Ruurd Keizer. Our session was titled: “The Why, What and How of Automation”. In this session we talked about digitization, the differences between power tools and factories, containers...

NLVMUG UserCon 2017

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On Thursday March 16th the annual NLVMUG UserCon will take place. The venue will be the same as the last few years: 1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen. All authors of this site will be participating in the conference: Dennis is the dutch VMUG leader so in that capacity he’ll have the honor of opening the conference. Olivier and I will be hosting a Group discussion titled “Automation in...

NLVMUG UserCon 2016: Autoscale IT Today

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This years NLVMUG UserCon 2016 will be held on March 17th and will take place in conferentiecentrum 1931 in Den Bosch.  Keynote speakers are VMware’s Kit Colbert and Jay Marshall from Google. If you’re living close you should definitely consider visiting this largest VMUG UserCon event of the world! Dennis and I will also present a session this year. Our session is titled:...

VMworld news: vRealize Automation 7

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I’m currently at VMworld Barcelona where this morning VMware announced the new version of vRA. It’s going to be called vRA7. As far as I know it’s still not GA (general availability)  but the Beta program is in full swing. This morning I attended a a vExpert deepdive session hosted by @virtualJad. Here is an overview of some of the new features: Simplified architecture You no...

What does this button do?

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Dennis and I will be presenting at the NLVMUG Event on March 19 2015. We will talk about automation in general, how to optimize for automation, how cool docker is and we’ll be doing some awesome interactive demo’s. This year we won’t take a 3D printed datacenter with us. Instead we’ll take our magic button with us. It’s battery powered, Wifi connected and looks like...

VMworld and the future of Orchestrator

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Last week I attended VMworld Europe in Barcelona. I had a great time, eating tapas, drinking Rioja and learning something new in between. I already wrote about elasticity achieved using project fargo and docker on my company blog. Since this blog is more automation focussed I wanted to highlight some automation news. OR actually it is more about the future of Orchestrator. The first thing that...

My personal VMworld news highlights

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The 11th edition of the annual VMworld conference is taking place this week in San Francisco. I am not there this year but I have been following the new coming from the event closely. There are a lot of blogs out there about all the obvious highlights of the event. Like the new NSX version, vCloud Air, EVO, VMware Workspace and the rebranding of all management tools to vRealize. However, there...

Shoebox sized Datacenter – The Italian Job

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Today Dennis and I presented our session “Datacenter performance in a Shoebox” aka “The Shoebox sized datacenter” at the Italian VMUG User Conference.The conference was a little bit smaller than the Dutch conference but it was a very nice crowd. We were welcomed with an amazing dinner on Tuesday. Thanks VMUGIT! The session was about how much faster flash storage is...

About the author

Christiaan Roeleveld
Chris works for ITQ and one of his passions is to share his knowledge and use his experience to find the best solution for his customers. Chris started his consulting career shortly after his first encounting with VMware back in 2004. In 2013 he shifted focus to infrastructure automation and recently made the shift to cloud native platforms.