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Meeting Notices: Oct 15 2015 Knocking Blocks with Object Storage

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Oct 15 2015 Knocking Blocks with Object Storage 




VirtG Oct 2015 Meeting
Location and
Microsoft NERD Ctr.
1 Memorial Dr #1
Cambridge, MA 02142

NERD Center

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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time

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".

















Nilesh Kunvarji


Ben Canter









Thursday October 15th
Knocking Blocks with Object Storage

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

  • 7:00-7:45 Cloudian & MonadCloud
    Scale-Out Storage: Why "cheap & deep" is not enough!

  • Description: 
    Electronic data storage is nearly 60 years old. It is the bedrock of computing. The emergence of the public Internet and the World Wide Web in the early 1990s quickly accelerated the need for more storage. Increasing volumes of Web content, e-commerce, e-mail, social media and all manner of human and machine generated “unstructured” data has overwhelmed the capacity and scalability of legacy file and block storage technologies. Object-based storage (OBS) has emerged over the past decade as a way to scale storage to meet the rising torrent of data being generated. The presenters from MonadCloud and Cloudian will provide a short history of data storage and focus on what object storage is, why it is important today, and what Cloudian is delivering to its customers through its partners.

    Cloudian has developed a 100% AWS S3 API-compatible object-based storage software that can be installed on clusters of industry standard x86 storage servers. The presenters will explain why Cloudian focused on full AWS S3-compatibility, and how it incorporates prominent open source software projects, like Cassandra, Redis and Puppet into their object-based storage software. The use cases for object-based storage will be covered and how Cloudian approaches the market for object-based storage. The presenters will close-out their presentation by explaining how Cloudian has gone beyond the “cheap and deep” nature of object storage and moved into using its storage clusters to create “smart data” and storage that remains “forever live” on its clusters.

  • Speaker Bios
    • Tim Wessels, MonadCloud LLC (presenting)

      Tim created his IT career deploying some of the first Novell NetWare Local Area Networks in New England.  He worked as a network consultant for several premier VARs in the region and in his own IT consulting practice.  He started Oort Cloud Computing in 2010 to assist clients in moving their IT services to the cloud. In 2013, Tim developed MonadCloud to deliver public and private cloud storage solutions.  MonadCloud designs, builds and supports object-based storage clusters using Cloudian’s HyperStore.   Tim is a Cloudian Certified Engineer, and MonadCloud has been designated as a Cloudian Preferred Partner.
    • David Barberis, Cloudian Inc. (presenting)

      David has over 20 years of experience in engineering and architecting technology solutions for a broad range of customers in financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, education and pharmaceuticals.  He worked at Vontu, Opalis Software, 3PAR, Compellent Technologies and Dell prior to joining Cloudian as a Senior Solutions Architect.  David’s approach to successful solution architecting and sales is to educate customers, so they can make the best decisions to achieve their objectives.
    • Peggy McGovern, Cloudian Inc.

      Peggy has over 25 years experience as a successful sales professional in the enterprise storage market. She worked at Box Hill Systems, EMC, FalconStor, 3PAR and HP prior to joining Cloudian as their Northeast Region Sales Director. Peggy’s customers include Fortune 500 companies, as well as start-ups. Throughout the course of her career, she has developed an extensive network of customers, partners and colleagues.
  • 8:00-8:45 Caringo - A Crash Course on Object Storage. How It’s Helping Businesses in Every Industry and How It Can Help You!

  • Description:
    Are you being asked to store petabytes of data, make it searchable, accessible by any enterprise/cloud application or device, and guarantee integrity for decades – all with the same or maybe a modest increase in budget? Guess what? You aren’t alone.
    In this session, we will share our experiences working with hundreds of customers of various sizes across a number of different use cases with a focus on:
    • Where object storage sits in the rapidly evolving storage market
    • Trending use cases in the Medical Imaging, Service Provider, Web Content Delivery, Evidence Storage & Open Data Center markets
    • The common issues object storage solves across these use cases
    • How you determine if object storage can solve your data management issues
  • Speaker Bios
    • Nilesh Kunvarji - Sr. System Engineer for Caringo Software.
      Bio: 20+ years experience in IT. 15+ years providing Enterprise Storage Management Solutions for SAN, NAS, backup/recovery, DR solutions, email management, and availability solutions to SMB and large corporate customers and strategic partners. 3+ years with Project/Portfolio Management solutions. 2+ years with Governance, Risk, & Compliance (GRC) solutions. Based in Atlanta, GA he has been part of the Caringo team since September 2014 as the East technical lead.

    • Ben Canter – East Region Sales Manager
      BIO: 15 years’ experience in IT sales with focus on Data Center solutions. Certified and trained on solutions from IBM, HP, VMWare, Cisco, EMC, Microsoft and NetApp, the most recent focus has been on the Software Define Storage area. Based in Douglas, MA he has presented to multiple regional organizations (VTUG, VMUG, CIO Synergy, BNUG) on storage related topics.
  • 8:45- Cleanup and prizes 
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