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Meeting Notices: April 2016 Data Reduction for Hybrid Cloud and Best Practices in Network Monitoring

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April 2016 Data Reduction for Hybrid Cloud and Best Practices in Network Monitoring 




VirtG Nov 2015 Meeting
Location and
Vmware Cambridge
335 Main St,
Cambridge, MA 02142

Directions to VMWare

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".


























Wednesday April 13th
Data Reduction for Hybrid Cloud and Best Practices in Network Monitoring

Alternate Location: Vmware Cambridge

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  • 6:00-7:00 Networking, Introductions, Food and Refreshments

  • 7:00-7:45 Data reduction for Hybrid Cloud - Permabit

  • Description: 
    • Does your data center have ENOUGH storage? What could you do if you could get more space without having to purchase more equipment? That’s the promise of data reduction technology.
    • This session will cover approaches to delivering data reduction available today. Data reduction cuts $/GB costs, reduces storage footprint, and helps you deliver affordable storage performance. You will leave this session understanding the benefits of inline data reduction software for Linux.
    • The session will conclude with a live demonstration of data reduction software for Linux. Permabit will show how their software can be deployed in repeatable IT infrastructures to realize greater than 50% savings for general computing and archive environments.

  • Speaker Bio
  • Devon Yablonski, Senior Systems Engineer
    • Devon is responsible for technical sales and systems engineering of Permabit's data reduction product portfolio with duties including solution architecture and evaluation, performance, installation and support. He has been an integral part of product design and prototyping of several Permabit data efficiency products.
      Devon is experienced with all flash and hybrid arrays, server and desktop virtualization, and open computing including OpenStack, RedHat Ceph, ZFS and others.
    • He possesses technical competencies in high performance and resource efficiency technologies in storage, and processor microarchitecture. Previous to Permabit, Devon was a performance expert and Product Manager in Intel, PPC and NVIDIA based radar and signal processing for Mercury Systems in Chelmsford, MA, studied GPGPU acceleration of medical algorithms at Northeastern University and was an embedded firmware engineer at Zebra Technologies in Lincoln, RI.
    • Devon holds a Master's degree in Computer & Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and a Master's of Business Administration from Boston College in Computer & Electrical Engineering and MBA at Boston College.

  • 8:00-8:45: Network Monitoring - Paessler AG's PRTG
  • Description:
    • Virtualizing systems without knowing their usual CPU/Memory load, disk usage and network usage is risky! With a virtual monitor you can analyze your system prior to virtualization in order to know how much load it will put on your Host servers. Systems with high load may not be suitable for virtualization at all.

    • Join Paessler, the creators of PRTG Network Monitor and Paessler's Sales Engineer, Greg Ross, for a live session where they will discuss network monitoring best practices and how you can use PRTG Network Monitor to set up a world-class virtual environment.
  • Speaker Bio:  
    greg ross
  • Greg Ross - Sales Engineer
    • Greg is responsible for technical presales and systems engineering of Paessler's PRTG Network Monitor with a focus on system architecture, scalability, performance, installation and support.
    • *He brings over 15 years of technical experience in the publishing, retail, high tech and online recruitment industries. Before coming on board with Paessler his experience included system administration roles at EMC, Monster Worldwide and Brookstone.
    • *Greg holds an MBA from Rivier College, a B.A. in Theology and Philosophy from Geneva College and multiple certifications from industry leading organizations including Microsoft, Cisco, EMC, and CompTIA.

  • 8:45- Cleanup and prizes 
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