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Meet’N’Learn: VM or Containers, which virtualization techno works for you?

Hello Everyone!

A lot have happened in the world of virtualization in recent years. On one hand you can choose to run a whole operating system on top of a host operating system, while on the other hand you can prefer to isolate guests from one another by using containers for each virtual environment.

So, what really lies behind these different approaches? What should you consider when deciding which virtualization environment is right for you and for your company? What are the trends that we can expect in the near future? How are the different vendors offerings evolve?

We will have the honor to host a panel of experts from Docker, VMware and ZeroVM (Rackspace) to answer these questions and many more. This panel will be moderated by Reza Malekzadeh (Cumulus Network).

It will also be a great opportunity to learn from this hot topic while meeting and networking with other people with similar interest. People from Cumulus Network,, Rackspace, etc… will also be present.

 Come join us on Tuesday March 4th, 2014 at Geekdom SF/Rackspace, 620 Folsom St #100 (Ground floor) San Francisco, CA 94107 at 6:00 PM.


6:00 open doors

6:45 panel starts

7:30 Q&A

7:45 group picture

7:50 || double pipe*

8:15 Refreshment

  This event is co-hosted by French Alumni Association (FAA), while42, Geekdom SF & Rackspace



Ben Golub, CEO at Docker

Ben is a Serial entrepreneur & CEO of Docker. He’s the former CEO of Gluster (now part of Red Hat) and Plaxo (now part of Comcast Interactive). Prior to that: VeriSign, Avid, Sun Microsystems, cutting apricots in Cupertino, doing population research in Kenya, and trying to start a business school in Tashkent.

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Blake Yeager, Director of Next Generation Markets at Rackspace , ex-Chief Operating Officerat ZeroVM

Blake is currently the Director of Next Generation Markets for Rackspace, the Open Cloud Company, focused on developing ZeroVM, an open source hypervisor technology built specifically for the cloud. Immediately prior to his current role, Blake was working at LiteStack, the company that created ZeroVM, serving as the Chief Operating Officer. Rackspace acquired LiteStack in October of 2013.

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Killian Murphy, Senior Director of Product Management, Cloud Foundry, VMware.

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 Reza Malekzadeh

Reza is the VP of Business at Cumulus Networks. Prior to that, Reza was VP of Sales and Marketing at Nimbula, acquired by Oracle in March 2013. Previously, he was Sr. Director of Products and Marketing at VMware in EMEA. Reza had re-joined VMware in June 2007 following its acquisition of Akimbi Systems. He had previously been employee #10 at the company, fulfilling the role of Director of Marketing from 1998 to 2002.

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About while42

while42 is the French Tech Engineer Network.

* What is the double pipe? The famous while42 double pipe, or ||, is the way #while42 members meet with each other’s. It’s like speed dating, for geeks :) See

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About GeekDom SF 

Geekdom is a collaborative coworking space designed for developers. Come work next to startups and entrepreneurs from Y-Combinator, TechStars, StartX - For latest events and announcements follow 

About Rackspace 

Hundreds of thousands of businesses trust Rackspace, the open cloud company. Get cloud, managed and hybrid hosting all backed by Fanatical Support.

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