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Meeting Notices: November Meetup

Event Date



November Meetup 




6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time

The Commons

One Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA

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".

Different Night!
Tuesday, November 11th
Rethinking scale!

The best education in Virtualization each month!

Thanks to our sponsors:

Nutanix Logo

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:

We couldn't get a room for our normal night, so we are meeting a bit earlier in the month..

Registration Link:

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


Michael Berthiaume, Systems Engineer

Best Practices for Transforming your Datacenter with Web-Scale Converged Infrastructure

Web-scale computing concepts and technologies that model Google, Facebook, Amazon and other cloud DCs are increasingly being applied to enterprise IT datacenters. IT teams are being expected to adopt this web-scale model of computing to scale the datacenter, drive maximum performance, and support virtualization projects.

This session will equip you to ride the next wave of innovation. You’ll learn best practices for: • Deploying similar technologies that power Google and other leading cloud providers • Building virtual infrastructures that scale compute and storage incrementally, one x86 server at a time • Deploying workloads as you would with a service such AWS, with the security and benefit of a Private Cloud

Company Bio:

Nutanix brings forth an exciting new SAN-less virtualized datacenter platform, converging two tiers of infrastructure down to one. Through the use of innovative server-attached Flash and high capacity SATA drives, Nutanix’ innovative distributed storage and compute cluster localizes the data-path for higher performance and reduced complexity. Inspired by SAN-less distributed systems employed by Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter, Nutanix is first to market with an enterprise-friendly, easy to deploy storage and compute cluster that dynamically grows to meet business demands.

7:45-8:00 Short Break for Networking


Tim Mangan, Kahuna

Reports from the Bleeding Edge Front

A 30-minute no-holds-barred rant on stuff that I have seen in my travels and working with ODD customers from around the world.

Tim is on the board of VIRTG, and in his spare time tries to play as much golf as possible. When companies throw enough money his way he helps them with their virtualization problems, especially with handling crappy applications that they need to get out to people. Just back from the MVP Summit in Redmond, Tim will no doubt want to talk about App-V, and RemoteApp and Azure, and why seven ate nine, and about virtual things that go bump in the night.

8:45- Cleanup and prizes 

Registration Link:

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Speaker 1

Michael Berthiaume, Nutanix 

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Speaker 2

Tim Mangan - general virtualization news 

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Created at 10/23/2014 10:15 AM  by SAM\Tim.Mangan 
Last modified at 2/24/2015 2:44 PM  by SAM\Tim.Mangan