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Event Date 1/1/2042
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time

One Cambridge Center,
Cambridge, MA


Use entrance near the Microsoft sign on the South end of the building. Elevator to 2nd floor, then sign in and guard will direct you to 4th floor.

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".

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The best education in Virtualization each month!


Thanks to our sponsors:

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And Thanks to our Prize Sponsors:

Microsoft, 

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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

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

7:00-7:45

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7:45-8:00 Short Break for Networking

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8:45-9:00 Raffle and Prizes

Cleanup Immediately After Meeting

Registration Link: http://www.meetup.com/VirtGBoston/

 
To the Cloud!
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Event Date 9/18/2014
Modified 8/27/2014 11:49 PM
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time

Deborah Sampson and Thomas Paul Rooms

One Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA
857.453.6000

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".

NEW LOCATION!
Thursday, September 18th
To the Clouds!

The best education in Virtualization each month!

Thanks to our sponsors:

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Egenera

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Scale Computing

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:

Welcome back from the summer. We kick off the new year with a bang! Let's learn more about virtualization.

Registration Link: http://www.meetup.com/VirtGBoston/

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

7:00-7:45

John Humphreys, VP of Marketing
Egenera

The Portfolio Approach: Addressing the Complexities of a Multi Cloud Environment

Photo: Humphereys2014 has been touted by analysts and technologists as the year of the hybrid cloud, but in fact, it will more likely be the year of the multi-cloud environment. The truth is that the cloud is not a one-size-fits-all solution and with service providers coming to this realization, they are beginning to create cloud solutions whose environments are focused on the specific requirements of those services – specialized cloud services like desktop as a service, disaster recovery as a service, security as a service, etc. As a result of the increase of specialized services, the environment that end user organizations end up managing will include their own private cloud as well as various specialized cloud services from a number of providers. This multi-cloud environment is more than just a hybrid environment, and can present additional complexities.

Company Bio:

Founded in March 2000 by the CTO of Goldman Sachs, Egenera provides a comprehensive cloud management platform that is being used by both enterprise IT and service providers alike to transform static infrastructure into flexible cloud services and provide instant access to the computing resources users and customers require. The solution enables users to quickly create scalable, secure and highly reliable private, public and cloud services. Egenera Cloud Suite was designed to support business and mission-critical applications as well as test, development and less-demanding environments. Unlike other cloud solutions, with Egenera there is no unnecessary vendor lock-in - users can choose the storage, servers, applications, hypervisors, and operating systems that work best for their end user requirements. With its ability to dynamically provision physical as well as virtual servers, Egenera Cloud Suite lets organizations run databases and applications that are not well suited to running in virtual machines. Many of these applications also require the highest levels of availability and disaster recovery— which Egenera Cloud Suite delivers through its unique N+1 HA and DR features. Companies around the globe use Egenera to manage and protect their mission-critical business services, including some of the world’s leading cloud service providers, financial services firms, healthcare  organizations and government agencies.

7:45-8:00 Short Break for Networking

8:00-8:45

Doug Howell, Director of Channel Sales
Scale Computing

Advancing your business in a Hyperconverged IT world

Photo: HowellThe discussion will revolve around organizations that are leaving the "Do it Yourself" (DIY) approach behind to leap into a fully integrated Hyperconverged solution. We'll dig into the easiest ways to build a virtualized infrastructure. The goal is to help organizations minimize the buying, building and integration of complex compute infrastructure.This helps make the business much more competitive; integrated compute infrastructure delivers on this goal. Less training, less time and resources required to maintain computing environments means better return on investment. Does anyone really have the staff in place to deliver on all the IT goals? The emergence of Hyperconverged architectures can make this a reality. Computing should make a business or organization competitive and responsive to their clients and users. Hyperconverged solutions are leading the way.

 

Speaker Bio:

Howell comes to Scale Computing from Azul Systems, where he was the Director of Channel Sales. A serial channel development executive with over 20 years of experience with venture backed startups holding roles ranging from business development to sales. Howell has a strong track record of creating successful channel programs that have contributed to overall company success. Previously he was at Splunk, serving as the Relationship Manager to Microsoft.  He has also held similar roles at MailFilters, Borderware, Teneros, and DotNEtNuke.

 

Company Bio:

Scale Computing integrates storage, servers, and virtualization software into an all-in-one appliance based system that is scalable, self-healing and as easy to manage as a single server. Using industry standard components, the HC3 TM appliances install in under an hour, and can be expanded and upgraded with no downtime. High availability insulates the user from any disk or server failure and a unified management capability driven by the patented Ultra-Easy Hyperocre Software TM , efficiently integrates all functionality. The result is a data center solution that reduces operation complexity, allows a faster response to business issues, and dramatically reduces costs.

8:45- Cleanup and prizes 

Registration Link: http://www.meetup.com/VirtGBoston/


And now for something completely different
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Event Date 10/16/2014
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time

VMWare

335 Main Street
Cambridge, MA
617-528-3100

Directions to VMWare


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".

ANOTHER NEW LOCATION!
VMWare in Cambridge

Thursday, October 16th
And now for something completely different!

The best education in Virtualization each month!

Thanks to our sponsors:

One Cloud Labs
One Cloud Labs

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 VMWare Security Desk

A note from the VirtG Leadership:

This month we begin the process of widening our scope! We will occasionally meet at VMWare in order to broaden the scope of presentations. Let's learn more about virtualization.

Registration Link: http://www.meetup.com/VirtGBoston/

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

7:00-7:45

Suresh Madhu, Founder & CTO
One Cloud Labs

Leveraging the public cloud as a DR/BC solution for your virtual infrastructure

There are a number of effective ways to leverage a hyperscale public cloud like Amazon Web Services (AWS). In our discussion, we will focus on the scenario where AWS is effectively an extension of your production virtual infrastructure hosted outside of AWS. A well-suited use case for this type of AWS implementation is DR/BC for your production systems. Mr. Madhu will review the AWS architectural and commercial framework elements that make this solution particularly appealing (such as storage tiering, judicious use of compute, and workload right-sizing), and the technical requirements necessary to implement the solution effectively. As the CTO of OneCloud Labs, his focus is on building a policy-based software platform that automates this and other use cases, and he will share the product considerations and decisions he has made in this interactive session.

Speaker Bio:

Suresh conceived of the idea behind OneCloud when he saw that no company was truly addressing the need for organizations to simplify and manage on-premise and public cloud based elements elastically. He is a software architect and brings an extensive skill set ranging from distributed computing, networking, virtualization and cloud computing. Prior to OneCloud Labs, he was an early member of VMWare’s vCloud team. Prior to VMWare, he was a principal software engineer at F5 Networks which acquired Acopia Networks, where he was a key contributor to their flagship ARX product series. He has held a variety of senior engineering roles in various startups in the networking and storage industries.

7:45-8:00 Short Break for Networking

8:00-8:45

Beth Cohen, Cloud Product Strategist
Verizon

Cloud Architecture Design Principles

Photo: CohenA well-architected cloud provides a stable IT environment that offers easy access to needed resources, usage-based expenses, extra capacity on demand, disaster recovery, and a secure environment, but a well-architected cloud does not magically build itself. It requires careful consideration of a multitude of factors, both technical and non-technical. There is no single architecture that is "right" for a cloud deployment. Cloud infrastructure can be used for any number of different purposes, and each of them has its own particular requirements and architectural peculiarities. The use cases covered in this talk include: • General purpose: A cloud built with common components that should address 80% of common use cases. • Compute focused: A cloud designed to address compute intensive workloads such as high performance computing (HPC). • Storage focused: A cloud focused on storage intensive workloads such as data analytics with parallel file systems. • Network focused: A cloud depending on high performance and reliable networking, such as a content delivery network (CDN).

 

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Beth has published a book on openstack which you can find here, or you can check out her blog here.


Speaker Bio:

I am a New Product Strategist for Verizon creating new cloud and networking products. Previously I worked for Cloud Technology Partners, a company that specializes in cloud computing consulting. I am also President of Luth Computer Specialists, Inc., a practice specializing in IT infrastructure consulting. In addition to working with clients, I publish articles, white papers and other technical publications on a variety of computer related subjects. Previously I had a couple brief stays at startups that did not actually have any money. Prior to founding Luth, I was Director of Engineering IT for BBN Corporation, the company that invented the Internet (literally).

 

Registration Link: http://www.meetup.com/VirtGBoston/