TechUG Manchester - your local IT Pro Community Event
DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly
TechUG Manchester 1 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3DG


at our TechUG Manchester IT Pro Community event today!
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    • 09:00 - 09:30 Registration Open @ DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly
    • 09:30 - 12:40 Presentations & Hands On Labs
    • 12:40 - 13:30 Lunch & Vendor Marketplace
    • 13:30 - 16:30 Presentations & Hands On Labs
    • 16:30 Onwards - Geek Out @ The Bar - Sponsored by Reduxio Systems


    Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly
    Address: 1 Piccadilly Place,
    M1 3DG
    Special Instructions:
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    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 TechUG 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 sponsoring or speaking at TechUG Manchester, please contact Mike England on or by phone on +441133227100.
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    Lightning Talk 1 Ask the Expert - VCDX & vExpert
    09:30 - 09:45

    Share your virtualisation, datacentre and VDI challenges and get some help from vExpert Jason Meers and VCDX Chris Kranz
    Jason Meers vExpertPresented by Jason Meers vExpert

    Advance Performance Monitoring to Improve User Experience For Dynamic Cloud, Virtual and Physical Infrastructures
    09:45 - 10:00

    Johnnie Burke-GaffneyPresented by Johnnie Burke-Gaffney
    eG Innovations

    Running Production Hyper-V and vSphere - a user comparison analysis
    10:00 - 10:40

    Overview of a production mixed hypervi-sor environment running both Hyper-V and vSphere ESXi and the challenges involved in running a complex mixed setup. Providing a comparison of both solutions and how the decision to run both impacted subsequent design and management choices. Alex ‘Bytes’, Senior Engineer,
    Alex 'Bytes'Presented by Alex 'Bytes'

    Unsung Heroes of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5
    11:00 - 11:30

    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.
    Michele DomanicoPresented by Michele Domanico
    Veeam Software

    Extending Data Centre Infrastucture and Operations to the Cloud
    11:30 - 12:00

    Many companies have a cloud first strategy but are unclear on how to actually get there, learn how Commvault are leading the way in helping companies interested in leveraging cloud protect their data, either on premise, in the cloud or in a hybrid configuration. Attendee will learn:
    • how to remove the burden of tape backups
    • how you can create a DR plan that utilises Public cloud and VM orchestration all from a single platform.
    Steve NolanPresented by Steve Nolan
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    Alex 'Bytes'
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    Jason Meers vExpert VMware
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    Jason Fitzgerald Gardner Systems plc
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    Ian Vaughan HPE
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    Peter Charlet Reduxio Systems
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    Alexandra Carter Call Credit Information Group
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