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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/

 
VMware Night
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Speaker 1 Shawn Bass, VMware
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Speaker 2 TRex, Liquidware Labs
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Event Date 4/9/2015
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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".

ALTERNATE LOCATION!
VMware in Cambridge

Thursday, April 9th
It's VMware Night!

The best education in Virtualization each month!

Thanks to our sponsors:

VMware
VMware

Liquidware Labs
Liquidware 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:

For the first time in over 6 years, we are going to have a speaker that works at VMware to present. It has been a long time coming! I know Shawn personally, and for years he has been a great independent community activist and independent consultant. A few months ago he joined VMware, where I am sure that he does something important.. Maybe we'll find out what that is this night.

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

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

7:00-7:45

Shawn Bass, VMware

VMware EUC: We are not just about VDI anymore!

Photo:BassomaticAnyone in the desktop/application delivery space may remember a VMware of old that had a single end user computing solution: VDI. In a hat tip to Henry Ford, you could have a desktop any way you wanted as long as it was VDI. That was then, this is now. In 2015, VMware is a completely different entity and Shawn will give you 90 minutes of content on how VMware is different at the low, low price of only 45 minutes ;) If you haven’t kept up to speed on what VMware End User Computing has been up to in the last 1-2 years, this is your chance to be blown away at the changes that have occurred.

Speaker Bio:

Shawn is a recognized expert in the desktop virtualization industry. With more than 20 years of consulting experience, he has worked with terminal services, application virtualization and VDI since the very beginning of these technologies. During his career, he provided consulting services to a wide variety of vertical markets including financial services, insurance, high tech, ISVs, health care, higher education, oil/gas, and state and federal governments.

In his role at VMware, Shawn helps to lead and define a long-term strategy for VMware desktop products and work closely with the product team in implementing the strategy in the years to come.

7:45-8:00 Short Break for Networking

8:00-8:45

J. Tyler "T-Rex" Rohrer, cofounder, Liquidware Labs

Matt Boyajian, Lead Sr Solutions Engineer, Liquidware Labs

Architecting the Universal Workspace: Visibility, Persona, and Apps

Photo: T-RexDesktop and application virtualization was a really good start - but sometimes VDI stands for “ Very Distracting Idea”. This session will focus on the power of abstraction both the users workspace, as well as Windows Delivery. Join us for a 45 minute exploration of how to use these concepts to enable Mobility, Agility, Security, and Future Proof your End User Computing Strategy. We will begin where most of us are today – managing fleets of desktops, laptops, and servers, and move onto your next three tactical moves to enable success – then finish with advanced and future concepts.

Speaker Bios:

Matt joined Liquidware Labs with over 13 years of experience on the desktop team for one of the nation's largest utility providers. Here Matt managed the expansive, virtualization initiative and by leveraging Liquidware Labs' solutions was able to provide a successful and cost-effective roll-out. His technical savvy and creativity are keys to designing and deploying successful solutions for our clients.

Tyler Rohrer co-founded Liquidware Labs after leaving a key role within VMware's Enterprise Desktop Team. Previously, he was a partner at FOEDUS, which was acquired by VMware. Tyler heads up the Strategic Alliance program and is engaged in managing the company's relationships with major platform and storage partners.

 

 

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


Service Oriented Deployments
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Speaker 1 John 'Gif' Giffin, Apprenda
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Speaker 2 dMitri DeVos, Internap
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Event Date 4/16/2015
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time

The Commons (11th Floor)

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".

Thursday, April 16th

This is the rescheduled meetup from February.

The best education in Virtualization each month!

Thanks to our sponsors:

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Apprenda

 

InternapLogo
Internap

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

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

dMitri DeVos, Director of Solutions Engineering, Internap

John Fidler, Solutions Engineer, Internap

OpenStack and Orchestration: The Evolution Of Legacy IT to DevOps

We will start with al focus on Orchestration; both the "legacy IE" model and DevOps. This includes discussion of tools such as Chef, Pupper, Ansible, etc... Then we will dive into OpenStack; the fundamental architecture and some diagrams. This will be followed by an OpenStack/Orchestration demo of a deployment of an Agile Cloud 2.0 instance through Chef. And at the end we will quickly introduce the Internap Cloud Portal with a quick demo.

Speaker Bios:

dMitri Devos
dMitri DeVos is a 15 year veteran in IT and Dev Ops. He is so old… he remembers the early days when cloud wasn’t called cloud but was ASP (Application Service Providers). His forte is building and managing high transaction IT infrastructure and was an early adopter of Agile Methodology in Operations. His industry experience ranges from search engine optimization, financial services, online banking, mobile entertainment and most recently IaaS providers. dMitri is known for wearing black all year round and is often chided for his channeling of Johnny Cash!

John Fidler
John Fidler has spent the past 15 years in the IT industry, handling everything from desktop support to serving as IT Manager for a software and services company servicing a SaaS operation that also had numerous high profile government agencies as onsite customers. John has spent the past 3 ½ years at Internap as a Solutions Engineer, parlaying those experiences into helping customers define and execute on their strategic plans through use of various infrastructure platforms.

About Internap: Internap is the high-performance Internet infrastructure provider that powers the applications shaping the way we live, work and play. Our hybrid infrastructure delivers performance without compromise – blending virtual and bare-metal cloud, hosting and colocation services across a global network of data centers, optimized from the application to the end user and backed by rock-solid customer support and a 100% uptime guarantee. Since 1996, the most innovative companies have relied on Internap to make their applications faster and more scalable.

 

 

 

8:45- Cleanup and prizes 

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