TechUG Cardiff Community Event - the IT Pro Community Event for South Wales - Thurs 29th Nov 2018
Novotel Cardiff Centre
TechUG Cardiff Novotel Cardiff Centre, Schooner Way, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 4RT


at our TechUG Cardiff IT Pro Community event today!
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    • 09:00 - 09:30 Registration Open @ Novotel Cardiff Centre
    • 09:30 - 13:00 Presentations & Hands On Labs
    • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch & Vendor Marketplace
    • 14:00 - 16:30 Presentations & Hands On Labs
    • 16:30 Onwards - Geek Out @ The Bar


    Location: Novotel Cardiff Centre
    Address: Novotel Cardiff Centre,
    Schooner Way,
    Atlantic Wharf,
    CF10 4RT
    Special Instructions: Car Park: £3 per hour/£9 for 24 hours
    [Click here for directions]

    why come?

    With increasing workloads and demands on our time, the cost of attending an event and taking a day out of the office can be a big challenge. As fellow end users, the team at Technology.UG totally understand the challenges you face at work. However, we believe there is a huge amount of value in joining our community and attending our events which will help both you and your organisations.  Here are our top reasons why you should attend at least one user group event every year:
    • Experience an open forum for the local IT community to come together & share ideas
    • Come along to network, consolidating your skills and knowledge base within the group
    • Develop an understanding of use cases and the architecture behind new solutions.
    • Hear content which has been selected for its educational value by fellow end users and customers
    • Enjoy the quiet labs room, available for all delegates to access study materials or catch up with work, without the constant distractions of the office.
    • Benefit from our independence which enables our events to provide impartial guidance based on the groups wisdom
    • De-risk your new technology investments and upgrades by utilising the community.
    • Events are free to attend, with complementary Internet access, refreshments throughout the day and buffet lunch.
    • Come and “Geek out at the bar” at the end of the day and enjoy a few post event drinks with old and new friends.
    As an independant and vendor neutral group, we welcome the attendance anyone with an interest in Big Data, Data Centre, Leadership (IT), Networking, Open Source, Storage or Virtualisation but ask attendees to refrain from soliciting for business.


    For more information on speaking or sponsoring TechUG Cardiff please contact Mike England on or call +447515637905
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    Getting started with Software Defined Storage
    09:30 - 10:00

    Double VCDX Martin Hoskens who authored 'A Design Guide to the Policy-Driven, Software-Defined Storage Era' which was published last year presents the first of two sessions focused on getting you started with Software Defined Storage
    Martin Hosken VCDXPresented by Martin Hosken VCDX

    Storage Refresh - approaches for deploying new storage alongside existing infrastructure before going live
    10:00 - 10:20

    Martin continues his session as he shifts his focus towards a practical session focused on two storage refreshes, one covering 100 and another 1000 VM's. He gives advice on the approach he would make for testing, co running alongside existing infrastructure before then going live
    Martin Hosken VCDXPresented by Martin Hosken VCDX

    EU GDPR - an 8 step guide for preparing your organisation
    10:30 - 11:00

    Brendon, sends you away with an 8 step guide to prepare for EU GDPR - this session is followed by an open debate about the challenge of meeting the forthcoming legilsation with invited guests to give their insights
    Brendon HigginsPresented by Brendon Higgins
    Wrigleys Solicitors

    Transforming Your Mindset - Evolve Traditional Disaster Recovery Towards Gaining IT Resilience
    11:20 - 12:00

    Disaster Recovery (DR) is often viewed as a "necessary evil". Legacy DR solutions limit infrastructure flexibility and application mobility, require constant management and oversight yet fail to provide the availability assurance modern business needs. As IT evolved, from physical to virtual, to software-defined data centers and hybrid cloud models, DR failed to evolve in tandem - until now.
    IT Resilience takes DR to the next level, enabling organisations to seamlessly protect, mobilise, test and recover critical data and applications across on-premises, managed, public and hybrid clouds, with complete visibility and control across multi-site, multi-platform environments.
    Chris SammonsPresented by Chris Sammons

    Tools & tips to improve Storage Subsystem Performance and fix sluggish SQL (and other app) performance issues
    12:00 - 12:40

    Do you suffer with sluggish performance issues for critical applications like SQL. Are your storage subsystems killing perfomance due to latency and I/O. Is your current infrastructure struggling to cope and users constantly moaning. Spencer presents some tools and tips for fixing those issues which should get your I/O issues under control and potentially make you some significant cost savings for both on-premises or public cloud costs.
    Spencer AllinghamPresented by Spencer Allingham
    Condusiv Technologies
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    Elton Stoneman Docker
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    Martin Hosken VCDX VMware
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    Brendon Higgins Wrigleys Solicitors
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    Spencer Allingham Condusiv Technologies
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    Gareth Edwards Commercial LTD
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    Matt York RedHat
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    Chris Sammons Zerto
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