Apr 10th Mtg: The Future of Open Storage

Date: Apr 10th, 2014
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 303 (The new NORMAL room – 1 Floor down)
University of Washington Campus
Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/about/contact.html
Subject: The Future of Open Storage
Presenters: Steve Umbehocker

This talk will cover:
* overview of the evolution of SAN/NAS systems
* discussion of the latest storage technologies on Linux
** evolution of ZFS, Btrfs
** scale-out everything
*** Gluster, ceph, and OpenStack Swift
* overview of Software Defined Storage
* a look into the future
** the emergence of virtual storage appliances
** effects of cheap SSD + ubiquitous 10GbE in 2017
** 1PB in 1RU in 2021 / 42PB per rack

Bio:
Steve has been working in the enterprise storage industry for over 16 years leading engineering teams at Veritas Software/Symantec/Citrix and now OSNEXUS on a range of products from Veritas NetBackup to Citrix XenServer. Today, Steve is CEO and Head of Engineering for OSNEXUS which he co-founded in 2010. OSNEXUS makes a leading Software Defined Storage platform called QuantaStor which is offered by a growing network of resellers including IBM/SoftLayer, Redapt, and PogoLinux.

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As always, there will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics. Check them out at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the University of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the EE Department’s web site above. Parking is $5 after 5pm.

3/6 Thurs Meeting at the DECA Hotel

Date: Mar 6th, 2014
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Place: DECA Hotel
4507 Brooklyn Avenue NE
Seattle, WA, 98105
Directions: http://casitconf.org/casitconf14/venue/map-directions/
Subject: Cascadia IT Conference Reception
Presenters: Everyone

Join our welcome reception on Thursday night, the 6th. It will be in the Governor’s Room in the lower floor of the Hotel Deca. Food and handouts are sponsored by our good friends at Silicon Mechanics. It’s open from 6pm to 9pm with food service starting at 6pm.
The welcome reception is open to anyone in SASAG & LOPSA, you don’t have to be a registered conference attendee to join us.

Feb 13th Mtg: Advanced Powershell v4 for Server Administration

Date: Feb 13th, 2014
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 303 (The new NORMAL room – 1 Floor down)
University of Washington Campus
Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/about/contact.html
Subject: Advanced Powershell v4 for Server Administration
Presenters: Bruce Payette

This talk will cover the advanced features PowerShell provides for doing server management on Windows, including modules, workflow and the new desired state configuration management features introduced in PowerShell V4.

Bio
Bruce Payette is a Principal Developer in the Server Manageability group at Microsoft. He is a founding member of the PowerShell team, and one of the core designers of the PowerShell language. Bruce has been working on shells and management automation tools for over 20 years and is the author of the bestselling book Windows PowerShell in Action. Bruce, along with Jeffrey Snover and Jim Truher, received the 2012 LISA Outstanding Achievement Award for contributions to the system administration community.

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As always, there will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics. Check them out at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the University of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the EE Department’s web site above. Parking is $5 after 5pm.