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And now for something completely different 




6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time


335 Main Street
Cambridge, MA

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".

VMware in Cambridge

Thursday, October 16th
And now for something completely different!

The best education in Virtualization each month!

Thanks to our sponsors:

One Cloud Labs
OneCloud Software

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:

This month we begin the process of widening our scope! We will occasionally meet at VMware in order to broaden the scope of presentations. Let's learn more about virtualization.

Registration Link:

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


Dan Beauregard, Sr. Director Solution Engineering, OneCloud Software

Revolutionizing Cloud Recovery

There are a number of effective ways to leverage a hyperscale public cloud like Amazon Web Services (AWS). In our discussion, we will focus on the scenario where AWS is effectively an extension of your production virtual infrastructure. A well-suited use case for this type of AWS implementation is DR/BC for your production systems. Mr. Beauregard will review the AWS architectural and commercial framework elements that make this solution particularly appealing (such as storage tiering, judicious use of compute, and workload right-sizing), and the technical requirements necessary to implement the solution effectively. OneCloud Software has focused on building a policy-based software platform that dramatically simplifies the creation and ongoing management of a hybrid cloud infrastructure for maximum business value. Mr. Beauregard will share the product considerations and decisions that have been made in this interactive session.

Speaker Bio:

Dan Beauregard is the Sr. Director Solution Engineering at OneCloud Software where he is responsible for building the technical field team to support customers and partners on the OneCloud platform. Mr. Beauregard brings over 18 years of experience in designing, developing and selling solutions within the cloud, virtualization and infrastructure space. He joined OneCloud after managing Strategic Partnerships for GreenBytes, Inc (acquired by Oracle in May 2014). Prior to Greenbytes, Mr. Beauregard was a Technical Director for VMware/DynamicOps (DynamicOps was acquired by VMware in July 2012) where he built and managed an OEM relationship with Dell as well as developed a global channel presence that significantly broadened the market penetration of their leading Cloud Management Platform.

7:45-8:00 Short Break for Networking


Guest Speaker: Beth Cohen, Cloud Product Strategist

Cloud Architecture Design Principles

Photo: CohenA well-architected cloud provides a stable IT environment that offers easy access to needed resources, usage-based expenses, extra capacity on demand, disaster recovery, and a secure environment, but a well-architected cloud does not magically build itself. It requires careful consideration of a multitude of factors, both technical and non-technical. There is no single architecture that is "right" for a cloud deployment. Cloud infrastructure can be used for any number of different purposes, and each of them has its own particular requirements and architectural peculiarities. The use cases covered in this talk include: • General purpose: A cloud built with common components that should address 80% of common use cases. • Compute focused: A cloud designed to address compute intensive workloads such as high performance computing (HPC). • Storage focused: A cloud focused on storage intensive workloads such as data analytics with parallel file systems. • Network focused: A cloud depending on high performance and reliable networking, such as a content delivery network (CDN).


Speaker Links:

Beth has published a book on openstack which you can find here, or you can check out her blog here.

Speaker Bio:

I am a New Product Strategist for Verizon creating new cloud and networking products. Previously I worked for Cloud Technology Partners, a company that specializes in cloud computing consulting. I am also President of Luth Computer Specialists, Inc., a practice specializing in IT infrastructure consulting. In addition to working with clients, I publish articles, white papers and other technical publications on a variety of computer related subjects. Previously I had a couple brief stays at startups that did not actually have any money. Prior to founding Luth, I was Director of Engineering IT for BBN Corporation, the company that invented the Internet (literally).


Registration Link:

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Speaker 1

Dan Beauregard - OneCloud Labs 

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Cloud Architecture Design Principles 

Speaker 2

Beth Cohen, Verizon 

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