March 7, 2017 Appleton Meeting

Join us, along with our sponsor, NetApp SolidFire for the upcoming Wisconsin VMUG meeting taking place at Fox Valley Technical College on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

This is a great opportunity to meet with your peers to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology!

Meeting Agenda

  • 8:15 Registration: Refreshments provided by our meeting sponsors NetApp SolidFire and TBD
  • 8:45 Welcome: by Mike Nelson, WI-VMUG Co-Leader
  • 9:00 VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware Validated Designs by Kim Jahnz, Principal Technical Account Manager at VMware
    • As organizations think about Hybrid Cloud and SDDC naturally your thoughts might drift to VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware Validate Designs.  During this session will we discuss what each of these solutions provide, how they can work together and your organization needs to think about when considering either option.
  • 9:50 Exceptional storage, for people who hate storage! by Jay Goodier Senior Systems Engineer at NetApp SolidFire

    • Do you wish storage was simple, yet scalable? We believe storage should be easy, so you can focus on other priorities. Scale with confidence without sacrificing performance and efficiency – even in a mixed workload environment! Join us to learn how NetApp SolidFire helps people who hate storage overcome modern business and workload challenges to create the next generation data center.
  • 10:40 Break
  • 10:55 VMware on AWS by Nate Hudson, Systems Engineer at VMware
  • 11:45 Lunch provided by our meeting sponsor NetApp SolidFire
  • 12:15 Community Presentation: GPUs let you do WHAT in VDI? by Sean Massey, Technical Architect at Ahead
  • 1:05 Community Presentation: Server 2016 Primer by Mike Nelson, Architect at SECURA & WIVMUG Co-Leader

    • The next generation of Windows Server OS was released late last year and IT is finally getting to grips with what it’s new capabilities are, how it is licensed, and how it integrates into the cloud. This presentation will take a look at Server 2016 and hit on topics such as:
      – installation options
      – new features and roles
      – deployment scenarios (automation)
      – licensing
  • 1:55  Ask the Experts: Roundtable Q&A
  • 2:35 Wrap-up: Announcements and Drawings

Be sure to share this meeting information with your colleagues, and join the Wisconsin VMUG Community!

Meeting Location

Fox Valley Technical College
D.J. Bordini Center – Room BC112B  (Note, this is a new room for our meetings)
5 North Systems Drive
Appleton, WI 54912
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