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UKOUG Operating Systems, Storage & Engineering Systems Event - A Success!

UKOUG Operating Systems, Storage & Engineering Systems Event - A Success!

30 May 2014

Thank you so much for those who came to this year’s new event in Birmingham!

So for those of you who missed out on our new event, or simply want to enjoy the information again, we’ve got it right here…



Almost 100 delegates joined us at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham for a three stream agenda packed full of content on Operating Systems, Virtualisation Technology, Engineered Systems and Networking & Storage. Presentations were wide ranging. Delegates took away information on Solaris, Dtrace, virtualisation and SuperCluster to name a few of the hot topics.

"The agenda was very varied across al three streams and within each stream as well. There was something for everyone throughout the day" Joy Marshall, Oracle Liaison 

The day kicked off with a welcome and introduction from UKOUG CEO, James Haslam followed by an opening keynote presentation from Chris Armes, VP of Engineering, who shared Oracle’s story on how Software and Hardware are engineered to work together.image9


"It was my first time speaking at UKOUG event. I really enjoyed the day – great talks, good networking opportunities and engaged audience!" David Hueber, DBI Services

Throughout the breaks, delegates had a chance to network and visit the exhibition to compare different products and services.

“As the only UK partner able to deliver the entire Oracle offering, we felt it was vital to sponsor the UKOUG OSSE event, where we could assist customers with their Oracle needs, while at the same time fully supporting the Oracle red stack messages.” Andrew Norris, Inoapps


In the run up to the event and throughout the day there was much chatter on Twitter using the hashtag '#ukoug_osse’ here's a snippet of what went on:

"enjoyable day at #ukoug_osse great talks, great people. especially enjoyed the "virtualise this" and "Ksplice/spacewalk" talks." @AidenAshfield

"#ukoug_osse great day, lots of fab sessions & interesting people. All tweeted out.‏" @JoyJoyMarshall

"Geeking out watching @mpnsh demo compute node backup & recovery on his laptop *live* . #ukoug_osse #LiveDemosAreMad #FortuneFavoursTheBrave" ‏@DBASushi

"Thanks to all of you who attended to the ODA deep dive session at #ukoug_osse. Was a great knowledge sharing‏" @DavidHueber

"Oracle's implementation of Spacewalk looked pretty cool! #ukoug_osse" ‏@oraclebase

Tim Hall from University of Birmingham has put a great blog post together to sum up the event. Have a look at it here


Photos from the event can be found on our Facebook Page.

All presentations are in the process of being uploaded on the agenda page and will be available to download shortly.

It's refreshing to see after all these years, UKOUG is still able to attract a fantastic speaking roster and host an event on the latest and greatest Oracle Technology. The venue was fantastic! Overall a great event which exceeded my expectations.“ Dharmesh Harji, e-DBA

UKOUG would like to thank the committee, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and most importantly the delegates that attended for making it such a fantastic event.

We hope your experience at UKOUG Operating Systems, Storage & Engineered Systems Event has made you interested in taking part of other UKOUG activities. If you are keen to attend other events, the 2014 events calendar is available to view.

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