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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

[Speaker # 1: Name, Title]
[Company]

[Topic #1 Title, to be provided.]

[Session #1 Description, to be provided.]

Speaker Bio:

[Speaker #1 Bio, to be provided.]

7:45-8:00 Short Break for Networking

8:00-8:45

[Speaker # 2: Name, Title]
[Company]

[Topic #2 Title, to be provided.]

[Session #2 Description, to be provided.]

Speaker Bio:

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8:45-9:00 Raffle and Prizes

Cleanup Immediately After Meeting

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

 
Weather Or Not
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Topic 1
Speaker 1 Stolts Microsoft
Topic 2
Speaker 2 Pozhogin, Kaspersky Lab
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Event Date 3/12/2015
Modified 2/24/2015 2:08 PM
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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, March 12th
The best education in Virtualization each month!

Thanks to our sponsors:

Microsoft
Microsoft

 

KasperskyLab
Kaspersky Lab

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:

After the snow-out last month, we know that you are ready for some primetime education!

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

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

7:00-7:45 Presentation 1

Dan Stolts, Chief Technology Strategist, Microsoft

Embrace New Technologies Including Cloud NOW; For Your Career, For Your Company.

What is Azure? In short, it’s Microsoft’s cloud platform: a growing collection of integrated services—compute, storage, data, networking, and app—that help you move faster, do more, and save money. But that’s just scratching the surface.

  • Azure is the only major cloud platform ranked by Gartner as an industry leader for both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). This powerful combination of managed and unmanaged services lets you build, deploy, and manage applications any way you like for unmatched productivity.
  • Some cloud providers make you choose between your datacenter and the public cloud. Not Azure. Its enterprise-proven hybrid cloud solutions give you the best of both worlds, expanding your IT options without added complexity. With Azure, data storage, backup, and recovery become more efficient and economical. It’s also easier to build applications that span both on-premises and the cloud.
  • Azure supports any operating system, language, tool, and framework— from Windows to Linux, SQL Server to Oracle, C# to Java. It puts the best of Windows and Linux ecosystems at your fingertips, so you can build great applications and services that work with every device.
  • You’ll share the same enterprise-tested platform that powers Skype, Office 365, Bing, and Xbox. Azure offers a 99.95% availability SLA, 24x7 tech support, and round-the-clock service health monitoring. That’s why more than 57% of Fortune 500 companies rely on Azure today. From live streaming Olympic events to online multiplayer online games, our customers are doing some amazing things.
  • Much more… http://Azure.Microsoft.com

Speaker Bios:

Dan Stolts “ITProGuru” is a technology expert who is a master of systems management and security. Reach him on his primary blog http://itproguru.com or twitter @ITProGuru. He is proficient in many datacenter technologies (Windows Server, System Center, Virtualization, Cloud, Etc) and holds many certifications including MCT, MCITP, MCSE, TS, etc. Dan is currently specializing in system management, virtualization and cloud technologies. Dan is and has been a very active member of the user group community. Dan is an enthusiastic advocate of technology and is passionate about helping others. See more at: http://itproguru.com/about.

About Microsoft: Microsoft is a big place that is IT Community friendly. Just ask Dan!

7:45-8:00 Short Break for Networking

8:00-8:45 Presentation 2

Andrey Pozhogin, Senior B2B Product Marketing Manager
Kaspersky Lab North America

Virtualization and Security

You’ve now virtualized some or all of your corporate environment. Virtualization is a great technology with numerous and clear benefits. Did you consider security though? You have options to ensure you implement the most efficient solution for virtual environments.

In this session we will discuss the different approaches to virtualization security, talk about technologies that speed up the security tasks and may help to save on associated hardware procurement costs.

Speaker Bios:

Andrey Pozhogin
Andrey Pozhogin is Senior B2B Product Marketing Manager for Kaspersky Lab North America. In this role he is responsible for all aspects of business product launches including scheduling, accountability and product delivery excellence. In his 4-year tenure at Kaspersky, Andrey has held a variety of positions at Kaspersky in Moscow and the US including Marketing Manager and Launch Manager for both consumer and corporate products.

About Kaspersky Lab: Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 17-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 400 million users worldwide. Learn more at http://www.kaspersky.com.

 

 

 

8:45- Cleanup and prizes 

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


VMware Night
Sponsor
Topic 1
Speaker 1 Shawn Bass, VMware
Topic 2
Speaker 2 TRex, Liquidware Labs
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Event Date 4/9/2015
Modified 2/24/2015 2:41 PM
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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, October 16th
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, Position, VMware

Presentation Title

Presentation Abstract.

Speaker Bio:

Shawn bio.

7:45-8:00 Short Break for Networking

8:00-8:45

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

Presentation Title

Photo: T-RexPresentation abstract.

 

 

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

 
Service Oriented Deployments
Sponsor
Topic 1
Speaker 1 John 'Gif' Giffin, Apprenda
Topic 2
Speaker 2 dMitri DeVos, Internap
# Registered
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Event Date 4/16/2015
Modified 2/24/2015 2:39 PM
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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:

ApprendaLogo
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/