VMUGCZ Event in Prague – 2024-05-23

A Day of Innovation and Networking

VMware User Group Czech Republic (VMUGCZ)

Yesterday’s VMUGCZ event in Prague was a fantastic success, bringing together professionals and enthusiasts for a day filled with insightful sessions, engaging discussions, and valuable networking opportunities.


Welcome by VMUGCZ Leaders
The event began with a warm welcome from the VMUGCZ leaders, setting the stage for an exciting day ahead. They provided an overview of the agenda, highlighting the key topics and sessions that attendees could look forward to.

Keynote: VCF, AI, and Other Things
Joe Baguley from Broadcom kicked off the keynote with a deep dive into VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), the evolving role of AI, and other emerging technologies. His presentation was followed by a lively Q&A session led by Vlastimil Horák from VMware by Broadcom, allowing attendees to ask questions and engage directly with the experts.

Understanding NSX in VCF: Best Practices for VCF Networking
Karel Novak from VMware by Broadcom delivered a detailed session on understanding NSX within VCF. He shared best practices for optimizing VCF networking, providing practical insights and solutions for common challenges.

Coffee Break and Social Networking
The first coffee break offered a chance for attendees to mingle, discuss the morning sessions, and network with peers and industry experts. It was a great opportunity to build connections and share ideas.

The Future is Here: ExaGrid Tiered Backup Storage
Piotr Łukasiewicz from ExaGrid Systems introduced the latest innovations in tiered backup storage. His presentation highlighted the benefits of ExaGrid’s solutions, emphasizing how they can enhance data protection and recovery strategies.

Ootbi by Object First – Best Storage for Veeam
Walter Berends from ObjectFirst discussed the optimal storage solutions for Veeam, focusing on the features and advantages of Ootbi by Object First. His insights were particularly valuable for those looking to improve their data storage and management practices.

Lunch Break
A delicious lunch provided a welcome break and another opportunity for attendees to network and discuss the day’s topics in a more informal setting.

Google Cloud VMware Engine: AI-Assisted Automation for Your Workloads
Agnieszka Koziorowska from Google presented on the integration of AI-assisted automation with VMware workloads on Google Cloud. Her session showcased practical applications and the significant benefits of this advanced technology.

AI for Accident Analysis and 3D Reconstruction
Enrico Pittini and Pavel Kučera from DataVision demonstrated the use of AI for accident analysis and 3D reconstruction. Their presentation highlighted real-world use cases and the technological advancements driving these innovations.

Coffee Break and Social Networking
Another coffee break allowed attendees to relax and continue their networking conversations, exchanging thoughts on the afternoon sessions.

Before Calling in the Backups
Boris Mittelmann from Veeam discussed the importance of preparedness in backup management. He shared strategies and best practices to ensure effective and efficient backup processes.

VCF aka Virtuální Cloudová Fantazie
A community session led by Martin Dimitrov, Libor Junek, and Josef Zach explored the capabilities of VMware Cloud Foundation. Titled “Virtuální Cloudová Fantazie” this session provided info from real-life VCF deployment.

Roundtable with VMUG Leaders and Speakers
The roundtable discussion offered an interactive platform for VMUG leaders and speakers to engage with the audience. Attendees had the chance to ask questions, share insights, and discuss various topics in an open forum.

Social Networking: Grill, Beer, and Hockey
The event concluded with a relaxed social networking session featuring a grill, beer, and watching the Hockey World Championship on big screen. (Czech Republic vs. USA. [1:0] ) It was a fun and enjoyable end to a day packed with learning and networking.

Overall, the VMUGCZ event in Prague was a resounding success, offering valuable insights, practical knowledge, and plenty of opportunities for professional growth and connection. Check out some photos from the event below!

Joe Baguley (VMware by Broadcom) Keynote

Karel Novak (VMware by Broadcom)

Piotr Lukasiewicz (ExaGrid Systems)

Martin Stetka (Object First)

Walter Berends (Object First)

Google Cloud

Pavel Kučera (DataVision)

Boris Mittelman (Veeam)

Libor Junek, Josef Zach, Martin Dimitrov (community session)

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VMware User Group Czech Republic – meeting – 4.12.2017

It’s almost a 2months back, but you know.. a lot of other stuff was more important.



8:00 8:50 Registration / Welcome tea/coffee
8:50 9:00 VMUGCZ Leader’s – Welcome…
9:00 9:45 Duncan Epping – “(r)Evolution of vSAN” – Keynote speaker
9:50 10:35 Andrey Zhelezko – Veeam and VMware Best Practices 2017 edition
10:35 10:55 Coffee break
10:55 11:40 Mark Brookfield – Moving Code from Dev to Prod using vRealize Automation and Code Stream
11:45 12:30 G2 server CZ – Michal Hampl (Chief Technology Officer), Martin Javorský (Infrastructure Director),
Vojtěch Morávek (Chief Product Officer) – Jak děláme cloud v G2
12:30 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 14:15 David Pasek – CLI for VMware Distributed Switch (Community project)
14:20 15:05 HPE – presentation
15:10 15:55 Andrea Mauro – The dark side of stretched cluster
15:55 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 17:00 Runecast – presentation
17:05 17:50 Vladan Laxa – vSphere Automation

Speakers Experts:

Duncan Epping:

Chief Technologist @VMware | Author of http://Yellow-Bricks.com , Essential Virtual SAN, Clustering Deepdive | Hyper-Converged, Software-Defined Storage, vSphere

Mark Brookfield:
PSO Consultant @VMware specialising in cloud infrastructure & management. vExpert, VCAP5-DCA/DCD, VCP-DT, MCITP, MCSE, CCNA, ITIL. Tweets are my own.

Andrew Mauro
ITPro. Accreditations: vExpert 2010-17,MVP 2014-16,NTC.Some certifications: VCDX-DCV,VCAP-*,VCP-*, MCSA,MCSE,MCITP,CCA,NPP. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member.

 David Pasek
An IT Pro specializing in next gen computing (virtualized compute/storage/networking). IT geek who knows he know nothing but everyday learns. VCP,VCAP,VCDX #200

Vladan Laxa
virtualization enthusiast and opensource fan, VCP6.5-DCV

Automated VMware expertise – Proactively use VMware KBs, best practices and security hardening guidelines to protect your environment

Official agenda:

And some photos from event:

Duncan Epping – “(r)Evolution of vSAN” – Keynote speaker

Coffee break

Mark Brookfield – Moving Code from Dev to Prod using vRealize Automation and Code Stream

G2 server CZ – Michal Hampl (Chief Technology Officer), Martin Javorský (Infrastructure Director), Vojtěch Morávek (Chief Product Officer) – Jak děláme cloud v G2

David Pasek – CLI for VMware Distributed Switch (Community project)

HPE – presentation

Andrea Mauro – The dark side of stretched cluster

Runecast – presentation

And a lottery 🙂