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Meeting Notices: October Monthly Meeting

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October Monthly Meeting 



Our next monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, October 11th 2011 in Waltham MA from 6:00-9:00pm

Tuesday October 11th, 2011

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Microsoft Office - Waltham

201 Jones Road, Waltham MA

Sixth Floor: Room MPR-B

Directions & Map link

Photo attribution: Michael Clark

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Welcome back to Virtualization!

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6:00-6:15 Introduction to Virtualization

If you are new to virtualization, join this informal introduction to virtualization given by one of our members. Otherwise, join in for some pre-meeting networking with the rest of the group. Pizza will be available to all.

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

7:00-7:45 Philip Thomas, VMTurbo

The changing needs and growing responsibilities of virtualization management

The importance of being able to react quickly to changing VM work loadings
Two wrong ways and one right way to relocate a VM
Two wrong ways and one right way to re-size a VM
How Latency and CPU wait state as gross metrics of performance can hide poorly performing applications (and how application monitoring is better)
How an Economic Scheduling Engine works and how it creates a behavior very different to a threshold based response.

Speaker Bio:

Philip Thomas, Director of Technical Marketing, VMTurbo, has had a long career well documented by Interpol that includes selling Tupperware door to door, professional bicycle mechanic and CEO of a software company. He has fought duels at dawn and worked to help many companies improve the performance and efficiency of their virtualized environments.

7:45-8:00 Short Break for Networking

8:00-8:45 Robert Friend , Solarflare

Accelerate Virtualized Applications with Flexible, Highly-Scalable, High-Performance, Intelligent 10 Gigabit Ethernet.

Typical deployments utilize the fastest servers and storage, but usually never consider optimizing the connection in between.  Although migrating from 1GbE to 10GbE is recommended, it alone is not sufficient.  Optimizing the I/O connection for not only storage traffic, but also VM migration, VM to VM traffic, fault tolerance, and management requires a flexible, scalable solution, in addition to high performance.  This discussion will investigate methods to optimize 10G Ethernet network I/O in virtual environments.

Speaker Bio:

Robert Friend is a product marketing manager who grows Solarflare’s product portfolio of 10 gigabit Ethernet server adapters into next-generation market segments, such as cloud / virtualization, high performance computing, high frequency trading, and big data.  Previously Mr. Friend launched Hifn’s “VTL Express” product line into the storage networking space, and launched a regular expression software product into new Hifn security market spaces (IDS & AV).  Mr. Friend has written numerous industry technology articles and white papers, has been a member of the Internet Engineering Task Force, coauthor of RFC 1967, RFC 1974, RFC 2395, contributor to RFC 2118 and RFC 3078, and granted patent 4,920,339 for a switchable bus termination and address selector.  Contact him at

8:45-9:00 Raffle and Prizes

Cleanup Immediately After Meeting

Registration Links: VirtG October 11 th Meeting

Topic 1

The changing needs and growing responsibilities of virtualization management 

Speaker 1

Philip Thomas, Director of Technical Marketing 

Topic 2

Accelerate Virtualized Applications with Flexible, Highly-Scalable, High-Performance, Intelligent 10 Gigabit Ethernet 

Speaker 2

Robert Friend - Product Marketing Manager 

Topic 3


Speaker 3


Topic 4


Speaker 4


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Links To Resources

Introductions - Tim Mangan
Virtual Environment Kenneth Olson
Created at 9/21/2011 2:51 PM  by SAM\Mike.Clark 
Last modified at 10/15/2011 7:58 PM  by SAM\peter.larson