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Meeting Notices: December Monthly Meeting

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December Monthly Meeting 




Our next monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, December 13th 2011 in Waltham MA from 6:00-9:00pm

Tuesday December 13th, 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

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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


Greg O'Connor, CEO AppZero

The Elastic Enterprise: Cloud hopping made simple for applications on the move

The elastic enterprise exploits the advantages of cloud by moving existing (legacy) enterprise applications; once, twice … to, from, and across clouds (private and public, federated and hybrid) with agility and efficiency. Join AppZero CEO, Greg O’Connor as he shows cloud interoperability by moving an application to and from multiple clouds. He will discuss, at a technical level, how AppZero’s OS-free application virtualization of server-side applications differs from running server-side applications in a virtualized environment.

Speaker Bio:

Greg O'Connor is responsible for translating Appzero's vision into strategic business objectives and financial results. O'Connor has over 25 years of management and technical experience in the computer industry. He was founder and president of Sonic Software, acquired in 2005 by Progress Software (PRGS). There he grew the company from concept to over $40 million in revenue. At Sonic, Greg O'Connor evangelized and created the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) product category, which is generally accepted today as the foundation for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). O'Connor earned a B.S. in Computer Science at Purdue University. Follow Greg O'Connor on Twitter @gregoryjoconnor

7:45-8:00 Short Break for Networking


Chip Brodhun, Director of Cloud Services and Solutions, Coraid

Static Protocols – Epic Failure:  Comparing Legacy Storage to Dynamic, Cloud-Ready Ethernet SAN.

Legacy storage protocols have been creating heavy-iron storage deployments for decades. These fixed, controller-bound infrastructures are ill-equipped to deliver against the promise of modern, dynamic, application compute environments. Today's architecture needs to rapidly deploy, support the full diversity of application workloads and enable a range of block and file requirements. This session will focus on the future of storage - high-performance, massively scalable and sophisticated simplicity. Chip Brodhun, Director of Cloud Services & Solutions, will provide an overview of underlying storage communications to enable informed technology selections that will support current and future projects.

Speaker Bio:

Chip Brodhun brings over 20 years of experience within the virtualization and storage industry. As Coraid’s Director of Cloud Services and Solutions, Mr. Brodhun is tasked with accelerating customer success as theydeploying virtualization and cloud computing environments. Prior to Coraid he served in the USMC as the technical director for Enterprise Standards and Technologies within Product Group 10. In this role, Major Brodhun was responsible for the identification, evaluation, and introduction of advanced and emerging standards, technologies, and processes to the United States Marine Corps. Specifically, the USMC Enterprise Virtualizationinitiative – approximately 2300 ESX hosts, nearly 7000 virtual machines deployed, and almost 20,000 hours of deployment engineering and training services delivered across 167 sites globally – set a number of benchmarks for highly distributed, enterprise-scale, virtualization roll-outs. Major Brodhun retired from active service with the USMC in May 2010.

8:45-9:00 Raffle and Prizes

Cleanup Immediately After Meeting

Registration Links:

Topic 1

The Elastic Enterprise: Cloud hopping made simple for applications on the move 

Speaker 1

Greg O'Connor 

Topic 2


Speaker 2

Chip Brodhun 

Topic 3


Speaker 3


Topic 4


Speaker 4


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