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Virtualization "Deep Dive Day" 2013

Virtualization "Deep Dive Day" 2013

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 About The Event

Deep Dive Day 2013 is Thursday March 14th!

The Fifth Annual Virtualization Deep Dive Day is on.  Bigger and Better than ever!

Deep Dive Day is a multi-track event with experts from around the country providing great technical talks covering just about every form of virtualization there is.

Whether you are new to virtualization, or want the deep technical details on the latest for server, desktop, application, networking, and storage virtualization, plus "The Cloud" and more, you don't want to miss this one day event. 


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SOME OF the videos from deep dive day are now available on our Vimeo page!  Click on the image or link below.  Opening Comments  Keynote "The Current State of the Desktop Virtualization Market" Top Ten things every IT person needs to know about VDI The Virtual Desktop up Close and Personal Leveraging Cloud Architectures in the Enterprise AppVirt Desk/VDI/Cloud Build Your Own Virtual Lab @ Home Virtualization 202 Successfully Planning Your iSCSI SAN The Secret to Choosing a Successful Virtual Desktop Model Introduction to HyperV Why Reacting to Events Cannot Guarantee Application Quality of Service Don't Let Storage EAT your Virtualization ROI! Multivendor Coexistence in a Virtual World Virtualizing Exchange Server 2010 The Top 10 Things About the Cloud for IT Administrators to Know Confessions of an End User: My Year of Planning for VDI Paul Thurrot on Windows 8 Inside System Center Virtual Machine Manager (CVMM) 2012 HyperV Scripts and Snips from the Field  App-Centric Virtualization for Enterprise Apps on the Move*  Virtualization 101 (introduction to virtualization)* 


* due to technical difficulties, these are presentations from previous meetings covering the same subject matter.

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 Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker: Steve Duplessie, Founder and Sr. Analyst, ESG

 "Virtualization and the Case for Universal Grid Architectures"

The Keynote for the event will be delivered by Steve Duplessie of ESG, an IT market research and advisory firm. 


"Traditional computing has been based on monolithic systems clustered together to form larger virtual systems or create a system of high availability. These very architectures are hampering the mobility and dynamism that virtualization enables."  



Be sure to arrive early to get a good seat for this one!

 Conference Site Information


We have moved the event again this year to a great new site, the 4th Floor of the new Microsoft offices in Cambridge, at One Cambridge Center (1CC).

Look for the big Microsoft sign on the top of the building where Main and Broadway merge. The entrance to use for the event is on Main Street, where there is another Microsoft sign.


We will have fewer concurrent sessions with large rooms this year, with awesome views of the area. We'll video the ones you miss for download after the event. Plus, this year we will have a separate sponsor hall for you to visit with the sponsoring companies.

Come and learn about Virtualization at the top event in New England!

1CC is located right on top of the Kendall Square "T" Stop in Cambridge.

Public transportation via MBTA Red Line is highly recommended.

If you drive all or part of the way:

Directions, with a sample parking facility.

Parking is expensive, but available nearby.  (Parking facilites/rates near Kendall Square) If in a rush, there is parking at the Marriott Hotel, adjacent to 1CC on the Broadway side.  Expect to pay $25/day.

The MIT lots nearby will tow during the day.

Street parking (if you find it) will be limited to a couple of hours by signage (you can't just keep feeding the same meter).

If you have to drive, think about parking at a remote "T" parking lot away from the city. (Parking options/rates at Red Line stations)

One Cambridge Center, Cambridge MA

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Rich CasselberryDirector of IT Infrastructure EnteraSys
Rich Casselberry, @richcasselberry on twitter, is director of IT Infrastructure for Enterasys Networks in Andover, Mass. He is responsible for the company's IT infrastructure and ensuring that employees around the world have reliable, secure access to the IT resources they need to do their jobs.  His organization also manages the company's telecom equipment and services, systems support, help desk services, and internal and external Web sites.
Casselberry has held a number of key IT management positions for enterprises, consulting organizations and in the public sector in his career.  He joined Enterasys in 2001 when the company emerged from the former Cabletron Systems of New Hampshire.  He rose to his current position in 2004
He was with Cabletron from 1990 to 1995 and 1999 to 2001 in a variety of increasingly senior IT positions.  From 1995 to 1997 Casselberry was IT manager for Current Technology, a consulting company based in New Hampshire. He served as the IT director for the town of Sanford, Maine, from 1997 to 1999.
Casselberry was also a contributing author of the following books, published by Que:  "Running a Perfect Website with Apache," "Webmaster's Expert Solutions," "Special Edition Using Intranet HTML."   was the lead author of "Running a Perfect Intranet." Also recently Casselberry was published in InfoWorld and
Todd Cioffi Director, Technical TrainingNavis Learning
Todd Cioffi began as Navis Learning’s Director, Technical Training in 2011, and in short order he orchestrated Navis becoming one of the first Certified Training Partners of the CCC.  He passed his Cloud Essentials exam with a nearly-perfect 876 and is involved in his third iteration of Working Groups with the CCC.
Todd is a member of the board of Virtualization Group Boston (VirtG).
Steve DuplessieFounder and Sr. AnalystESG
Steve Duplessie, founder and senior analyst at ESG, is an internationally recognized expert in IT infrastructure technologies and markets. An acclaimed speaker and author, Steve’s insights have been featured in Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, USA Today, China Daily, The Moscow Times, and many other print and online publications. Steve is a valued strategic advisor to many of the largest technology providers in the world, including IBM, HP, Dell, EMC, NetApp, HDS, and other global IT organizations.
Paul FrisoliNimble Storage
Paul comes to Nimble after 4 plus years with Dell supporting New England. Prior to Dell, Paul spent 8 years with VMware, Xiotech, and Cisco supporting the New England customer base and partner ecosystem. He is a college graduate with a B.S. in Management from Bentley University in Waltham, MA, and upon graduation continued his development in IT engineering and management until joining Cisco in 2000.
James HamiltonSr. Solutions ConslutantWindStream
Jamie Hamilton has been in the IT solutions space for over ten years focusing on converged networking, DR/BC architectures, Internet and voice services.  Jamie is currently employed as a Senior Solutions Consultant at Windstream Hosted Solutions, the data center division of Windstream which is a $6 Billion, S&P 500 company and top-5 telecom carrier in the USA.  Jamie previously was in Boston with Cogent Communications, and in China with companies such as Avaya.  He speaks Mandarin Chinese and French, and has worked with clients across North America, Europe, and Asia.
John Kleist IIIAmbassadorCloud Credential Council
John Kleist III was recently named as the CCC Ambassador to the Northeast US for the Cloud Credential Council. He is also the reigning itSMF USA Member of the Year (2012), and recently joined Navis Learning for his day job.
Tim MackeyCorporate EvangelistCitrix
Tim Mackey is a corporate evangelist for XenServer and CloudStack within the Citrix Cloud Platforms Group and oversees the server virtualization and cloud orchestration technical competencies. He joined Citrix through the Reflectent acquisition in 2004, and served as architect and developer for Citrix EdgeSight; an end user experience performance monitoring solution. In 2007, Mr. Mackey became technical product manager for the EdgeSight product line and then in 2009 product manager for the Citrix Essentials self-service virtualization components. Prior to Citrix, Mr. Mackey was an architect and developer at EventZero, and helped to design the first self check-out systems for retailers at Optimal Robotics.
Tim ManganKahunaTMurgent Technologies
President of Virtualization Group Boston. Tim Mangan is the Founder of TMurgent Technologies LLP. Prior to launching TMurgent, Tim was with many software and/or hardware companies including Softricity, Sync Research, Tylink, Avanti Communications, Memotec, Teleglobe, Infinet, and ComputerVision. Somewhere in between he also did consulting work for the WAN side of a major US bank. At one point he was the President of the Frame Relay Forum, an international consortium of Communication Carriers, Vendors, and Users. Tim speaks at many conferences and has been awarded by Microsoft as a "Most Valuable Professional" for Virtualization and by Citrix as a "Citrix Technology Professional".
Rob McShinskySr. Systems Engineer at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical CenterVirtually Aware
Robert McShinsky (MCSE, MCP, MCTS) has been working in technology for over 13 years focusing on server management and systems architecture design and is currently employed as a Sr. Systems Engineer at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He is also a regular contributor and member of the Server Virtualization Advisory Board at SearchServerVirtualization. His most notable skills are in the area of server virtualization since 2004. Robert has been the development architect working closely with Microsoft as an early adopter and ongoing participant in TAP/RDP programs of Microsoft Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM). This has included video and written case studies, acting as a customer reference, and speaking with industry analysts and vendors about Hyper-V and multiple System Center products. Robert has been the lead in migrating 65% (450+) Windows servers at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center using Virtual Server 2005 R2 and Hyper-V R1/R2/R2 SP1 virtualization platforms. Robert is also the technical lead and architect of the Microsoft Active Directory infrastructure at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Other skills include management of Red Hat Directory Servers, various Linux operating systems, Citrix/Terminal Services, and Windows desktop deployment scenarios.
 In addition, he is a Microsoft MVP (Virtual Machine), blogs at, tweets at (@VirtuallyAware) and speaks at various technical events about experiences and giving tips on virtualization and management solutions.
Specialties: • Microsoft Hyper-V R1/R2/R2 SP1
• Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 and VSMT
• Microsoft System Center Products (SCVMM, SCDPM, SCOM)
• Active Directory Services
• Red Hat Directory Services
Greg O'ConnorPresident and CEOAppZero
AppZero's Greg O'Connor
Pioneering the Virtual Application Appliance approach to simplifying application-lifecycle management, Greg O'Connor is responsible for translating AppZero's vision into strategic business objectives and financial results. O'Connor has over 25 years of management and technical experience in the computer industry. He was founder and president of Sonic Software, acquired in 2005 by Progress Software (PRGS). There he grew the company from concept to over $40 million in revenue. At Sonic, Greg O'Connor evangelized and created the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) product category, which is generally accepted today as the foundation for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). O'Connor earned a B.S. in Computer Science at Purdue University. Follow Greg O'Connor on Twitter @gregoryjoconnor.
Robert PetrocelliFounder and CTOGreenBytes
GreenBytes Chairman and CEO Steve O'Donnell
Robert Petrocelli founded GreenBytes in 2007 and serves as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to establishing GreenBytes, Petrocelli founded Heartlab, Inc. in 1994, a medical information technology company that was sold to Agfa in 2005. Petrocelli was awarded a patent on archival technology utilized for the long-term storage of patient data, including cardiology images, demographics and reports.  The technology was later adopted as the accepted industry standard for the storage and exchange of this type of medical information.
Petrocelli was recently awarded patents for the method of the allocation of data on physical media by a file system that eliminates duplicate data, and for the method of the allocation of data on physical media by a file system that optimizes power consumption.  
His expertise includes advanced technological knowledge in the medical device field, digital imaging/algorithms, digital storage, and high-performance networks. Petrocelli received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2001 and has made the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America list four times. Petrocelli attended Brown University for his Ph.D studies and holds an MS in Computer Science and a BS in Physics from the University of Rhode Island.
Maria PressleyChief EvangelistUnitrends
Ms. Pressley is a technology industry veteran with extensive experience in provider and end-user organizations. Prior to joining Unitrends, she was manager of commercial information systems project management at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Earlier, she served as director of engineering at SteelEye Technology and led the team that developed and delivered the company's flagship line of software products. Prior to SteelEye, Ms. Pressley held a variety of development positions over 14 years with NCR Corporation. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Clemson University.
David ReochSr. Director, Cloud Solutions Gigamon
David has been responsible for the design of global, highly-available data center network and system infrastructure for many Fortune 5000 companies and cloud service providers in the Global Fortune 25. David is the Senior Director of Cloud Solutions at Gigamon, provider of intelligent Traffic Visibility solutions for enterprises, data centers and service providers around the globe. Gigamon’s technology empowers infrastructure architects, managers and operators with unmatched visibility of the traffic traversing both physical and virtual networks without affecting the performance or stability of the production environment.
Jerry SheaSr Virtualization EngineerCitrix
Jerry Shea has worked in the IT industry for over 35 years, and has been working with Citrix products since 1996 filling such roles as Citrix Administrator, Engineer, Architect and consultant. Joining Citrix at the beginning of 2007 Jerry is currently a Senior Virtualization Engineer delivering the vision of Citrix Delivery Clouds. Prior to working for Citrix Jerry worked for Compaq and then HP where he was responsible for developing collateral on integrating Citrix and HP products. Jerry ran the New England Citrix User Group for over 12 years, until handing over the role as president.
Dan StoltsIT Pro Evangelist / IT Pro Community Lead North EastMicrosoft
Dan Stolts (The "ITProGuru") is a technology expert who is a master of systems management and security. He is proficient in many Microsoft products especially in the server area (Windows Server, System Center, Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualization, Etc) and holds many certifications including MCT, MCITP, MCSE, TS, etc. Dan is currently specializing in System Management and Security and is also very passionate about virtualization technologies. Dan is and has been a very active member of the community. He is president of Boston User Groups, Founder of Virtualization Group Boston, Founder of North East Leaders and serves on many IT Community group boards. He is in the process of writing his first book on building technology communities. He is a believer in social networking and can be reached on twitter @ITProGuru. He has participated in many non-technology community groups such as: Rotary Club, Lions Club, local Chambers of Commerce and is a mentor for the local high schools. Dan is an enthusiastic advocate of technology and is passionate about helping others. Dan's lifelong passion has been and continues to be to help and teach others!



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