Presentations from the TechUG Glasgow event which took place on Thursday 30th August 2018
Agenda for the DayTechUG Glasgow Agenda 300818
Delivering Secure In House Apps at Forestry Enterprise Scotland – Alasdair Crawford, Citrix Project Lead, Forestry Enterprise Scotland, Technical Director, Kalamath Consultancy
Who are the Forestry Commission?
1,000 Secure laptops
Multiple remote sites in ‘wilderness’ that must connect
Data locality requirements for some applications
Wide range of workforce – Not just lumberjacks
Low bandwidth requirements
Us any device
Why use Citrix Cloud services rather than build out own on-prem environment?
* Remove issues of managing complex supporting infrastructure
* Increase HA by hosting in Azure
How is the Azure cost forecaste matching up to the ‘actual’ costs?
* Not enough history to say either way at minute but no ‘bill shock’ to report. Talked about ways to reduce cost, such as scripts to power down systems automatically and advance payment to get lower rates.
Do you see it becoming possible to quickly
repeat the project for a 2nd company using the ‘scripts’ from the 1st?
* No… Yes the infrastructure can be stood up quickly and the real money is in the apps. Sizing is the problem and managing costsDelivering Secure Apps at Forestry Enterprise Scotland
Getting Hands on With Azure Migrate Sarah Lean, Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft
What is Driving Migrations?
DC contracts expire, etc
Azure Migrate – VM migration software | Microsoft Azure
Create a VM migration plan for getting your on-premises resources to the Azure cloud using migrationsoftware that helps organise your virtual machines and …
About Azure Migrate | Microsoft Docs
Why use Azure Migrate? Current limitations; What do I need to pay for? What’s in an assessment? How does Azure Migrate work? What are the …
Why use Azure Migrate? · Current limitations · How does Azure Migrate work?
Agentless virtual machine discovery through virtual appliance
Dependency mapping to ensure full visibility of all application VMs
Ensure the vCenter logging level is set to level 3 and use a minimum of 30 days data
* Don’t worry that Migrate tool is based in USA. End points are local
Links on PIC
Azure Free tier
Azure Migrate Documentation
Q&AAzure Migrate - Sarah Lean - Microsoft - Glasgow August 2018
Software Defined Storage for your Cloud Strategy Darren Sanders, Principle Consultant, Celerity
The adoption of Software Defined Storage solutions is growing as more organisations strive to reduce IT ownership costs and improve storage efficiency. We will explore IBM’s extensive Software Defined Storage portfolio and discuss how it can be integrated with your cloud transformation strategy.
Employing a smarter network to support your business Ritesh Mukherjee, VP Product Management, 128Technology Kevin Penn, CEO, EssentialNET
“128 is the name of the street outside the company office”
Router+Firewall+Load balancer+Deep Packet Inspection+Tunnels
Each is a billion $ industry. Why not do all these functions in the router?
The network exists to deliver services and applications, the language of which is SESSIONS
128 Routers offer
Networks are complex and use terms like 1.1.1.x talks to 1.1.2.x and ACLs on them. This doesn’t map well onto the business requirements.128T EssentialNet TechUG Glasgow
Own your Cloud Experience Grant Amos, ThinkAgile CP Solution Manager, Lenovo
IT services increasingly delievered through Clouds
Easy of Use
BUT – “47% of enterprises reclaimed apps from public cloud in the last 12 months” IDC
Business have many paths to the cloud, application needs drive cloud deployments choices.
Own your cloud experience with Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Series …
ThinkAgile CP Series empowers project stakeholders with resources they can control. This all-in-one turnkey composable private cloud platform can accelerate …
Templates already available for usage
** Uses KVM as hypervisor, no more paying VMware tax
Heavy lifting is done by Cloudistics
Private Cloud Platform | On Premises Cloud | Cloudistics Ignite
Cloudistics Private Cloud Platform brings the benefits of the public cloud experience in an on premises cloud, behind your own firewall. Experience all the …
The Enterprise Cloud OS James Sturrock, Senior Systems Engineer, NutanixNutanix - The Enterprise Cloud OS - Glasgow - August 2018
Enabling IT in the Cloud at Confused.com Steve Mitchell, Head of Infrastructure & IT Operations, Confused.comConfused.com Azure Overview Presso
Working with Windows Analytics Simon Binder, Solution Architect, Atea Sverige AB
“Windows Analytics is a set of solutions for Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) that provide you with extensive data about the state of devices in your deployment.”
Speaker @Bindertech #KneeDeepinTech
In God we trust. All others must bring data.
** Consider possible privacy issues
Windows Analytics – Microsoft – plenty of tools to help simplifying the process of updating https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsforbusiness/simplified-updates
With built-in tools such as Windows Analytics and programs like Windows Insider Program for Business, IT has the insights needed to update Windows 10 with …
- Upgrade Readines
- Update Compliance
- Device Health
What do do next
- Sign up for analytics
- Have a Play