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Meeting Notices: Service Oriented Deployments

Event Date



Service Oriented Deployments 




6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time

The Commons (11th Floor)

One Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA

Directions to NERD Center

Paid parking available nearby; MIT lots are free after 5PM, Bldg E-51 (2 Amherst St) for example.
Directions to E-51 Parking
Better yet, take the "T".

Thursday, April 16th

This is the rescheduled meetup from February.

The best education in Virtualization each month!

Thanks to our sponsors:



Make sure to RSVP on the VirtG Meetup site so we know how much food to order and we can use the attendance list to speed up registration at the Microsoft Security Desk

A note from the VirtG Leadership:

Tonight we have a pair of locals to educate us on technical aspects implementing cloud.

Registration Link:

6:00-7:00 Networking, Introductions, Pizza

7:00-7:45 Presentation 1

John 'Gif' Giffin, Sales Engineer, Apprenda

Application as a First Class Citizen with Apprenda's Platform as a Service.

Starting from a code complete application, we will look at how a development team deploys, scales, and manages an application in a self-service fashion using PaaS. By treating the application, rather than the OS, as the first class citizen, the developer never needs to see a VM, configure for particular machines, or shepherd 50 tickets through 20 teams to get an app out the door. After seeing the developer experience, we will see how an IT operator can manage the underlying pool of capacity and set appropriate deployment policies, allowing security and compliance to trust the developer to make appropriate use of their new-found freedom.

Speaker Bios:

John 'gif' Giffin is a 15-year veteran in the enterprise application development space. He has spent time developing and deploying front and middle office investment banking applications, and today uses that experience to help organizations modernize how they build, deploy, and run their applications. In his copious spare time, he enjoys skiing and Kenpo karate.

About Apprenda: Apprenda is the leading enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS) powering the next generation of enterprise software development in public, private and hybrid clouds. As a foundational software layer and application run-time environment, Apprenda abstracts away the complexities of building and delivering modern software applications, enabling enterprises to turn ideas into innovations faster. With Apprenda, enterprises can securely deliver an entire ecosystem of data, services, applications and APIs to both internal and external customers across any infrastructure. From the world’s largest banks like JPMorgan Chase to healthcare organizations including McKesson and AmerisourceBergen, Apprenda’s clients are part of a new class of software-defined enterprises, disrupting industries and winning with software.

7:45-8:00 Short Break for Networking

8:00-8:45 Presentation 2

To Be Announced




8:45- Cleanup and prizes 

Registration Link:

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Speaker 1

John 'Gif' Giffin, Apprenda 

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Speaker 2

dMitri DeVos, Internap 

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Last modified at 4/13/2015 8:17 AM  by SAM\Tim.Mangan