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 - Sponsored by Hedvig


    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 +441133227100
  • eventprogramme

    Hedvig: Rethinking Storage for multi site availability
    09:30 - 09:50

    As enterprises move from simple virtual server environments to true automated clouds to engage customers, compete globally and generate profits, storage becomes a key consideration. In addition, today’s dynamic business climate demands a more flexible approach to storing and managing data. Hedvig’s software-defined, distributed systems approach to storage infrastructure enables VMware users to respond and adapt quickly to ever-changing data, application and user requirements.
    Chris KranzPresented by Chris Kranz
    Hedvig Inc

    VEEAM Unsung Heroes of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5
    10:00 - 10:30

    Learn how to reduce the availability gap and provide efficient data protection for the always on enterprise. Learn about:
    • Veeam storage integration
    • Leveraging Microsoft Resilient File System (ReFS)
    • Enterprise scalability.

    4 strategies for considering Third-Party Maintenance when your equipment warranty comes to an end
    10:30 - 10:40

    Tom from Zerowait explores some alternative options for when your storage goes EOL
    Tom HeubnerPresented by Tom Heubner

    Where Docker fit in Windows Enterprises
    11:00 - 11:50

    Docker is revolutionizing how companies build and manage software. It's a platform which supports a simple workflow for building, shipping and running applications. Apps are packaged as a single unit in Docker - with all their dependencies and configuration settings in one place. That package can be shared on a public registry, or on a private registry in your enterprise. Anyone with access can download the package and run the application with a single command. And the application will behave the same way wherever you run it - on a laptop, or a server in the data centre, or a VM in the cloud - because the package contains everything it needs. In this session I'll cover where Docker fits in Windows enterprises, showing how Windows apps run in Docker, and what that means for development, operations and the business.
    Elton StonemanPresented by Elton Stoneman

    Faster Windows computers with a simple software utility.
    11:50 - 12:20

    Briefing on the new Diskeeper 16 software to accelerate Windows servers, PCs and laptops.
    • Caches hot reads from idle, available DRAM
    • Makes defrag a thing of the past!
    • Proactively prevents performance-robbing fragmentation at the Windows OS level
    Fully compatible with HDD, SSD, SAN and NAS. In this session you get
    • How to measurably accelerate the performance of Windows computers with a simple software utility.
    • A review of the new features and why Diskeeper makes defrag a thing of the past.
    • How to get a free copy of Diskeeper for personal use.
    • An overview of the new performance reporting dashboard.
    Spencer AllinghamPresented by Spencer Allingham
    Condusiv Technologies
  • featuredspeakers

    Elton Stoneman Docker
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    Chris Kranz Hedvig Inc
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    Michael Stephenson MVP Connected Systems Consulting Ltd
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    Jason Meers vExpert VMware
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    Rhys Oxenham Red Hat UK
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