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Meeting Notices: January Meeting

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January Meeting 




Our next monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, January 10th 2012 in Waltham MA from 6:00-9:00pm

Tuesday January 10th, 2012

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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Photo: Salvatore Vuono

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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 Kettmann, Director Solutions Architecture, TwinStrata

Building an iSCSI “Cloud SAN” for flexible data storage and disaster recovery

On Tuesday, January 10, TwinStrata Director of Solutions Architecture, Greg Kettmann, will discuss best practices for using virtual iSCSI storage gateway appliances to integrate public cloud, private cloud and existing storage into flexible “Cloud SANs.”

Adopting a Cloud SAN strategy will enable your organization to maximize storage capacity and scale it easily over time, centralize data protection & disaster recovery, provide better access to central storage for remote offices, and utilize cloud storage seamlessly and securely.

Speaker Bio:

Greg Kettmann ( is an experienced storage and virtualization solution architect who, while at TwinStrata and IBM. has worked with numerous companies of all sizes and types to help them adopt Cloud, Grid, Virtualization, and High Performance Computing technologies to increase business efficiency and gain competitive advantage.

7:45-8:00 Short Break for Networking


Jonathan Kick, Sr. Systems Engineer, VKernel

Performance Management - The Top 20 vCenter Metrics You Should Care About


With virtualization come management challenges. Now that applications compete for shared, dynamic infrastructure resources such as storage, memory, and CPU, an inevitable resource allocation problem arises, that if not addressed will impact the performance of both VMs and their associated applications.  This breakout session will discuss the 20 metrics that truly matter in vCenter to evaluate and manage this situation. 


In this technical, spin-free session, you will learn:

  • Which VMware metrics you should care about and why you can't ignore them.
  • How they reveal issues that impact application performance.
  • Ways to further analyze the data provided to fix issues and improve performance in your data center. 

Speaker Bio:

As a Senior Systems Engineer at VKernel, Jonathan Klick, a certified VCP, works with data center systems administrators and managers to maintain high VM performance across the virtual infrastructure while maximizing ROI. Throughout his career, Jonathan has worked with dozens of Fortune 500 companies in optimizing infrastructure performance and making capacity management a focal point of data center operations.


8:45-9:00 Raffle and Prizes

Cleanup Immediately After Meeting

Registration Links:

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iSCSI "Cloud SAN" 

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Greg Kettermann, TwinStrata 

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