How to Build a Private Cloud - NOTE OCT 24th

Thanks to member Fotios Magoufis who is speaking. Blueport Commerce will be providing food and beer!

You've built a lab system and you're now tasked with designing a cloud infrastructure for your company. At Blueport Commerce, we've taken some of the thinking and designing out of the equation and have built an infrastructure that, with a little tweaking, can work for you. We'll open up our doors and talk to you about the basic networking design all the way up to the virtual systems.

About Blueport Commerce:
Leading furniture companies work with Blueport to capture the billion dollar furniture e-commerce opportunity. We marry our clients’ bricks-and-mortar infrastructure and expertise with our decade of online furniture experience, innovative technology, and customized marketing services. For some retailers, the Blueport e-commerce platform powers their branded omni-channel websites, driving sales online and in their stores. For other retailers, we drive online sales through, our e-commerce website. For many, we do both.

Bio from our website:

With over a decade in building distributed networks to provide a robust hosting platform and client connectivity, Fotios leads the IT Operations team in building the Blueport Private Cloud Infrastructure. His passion is building and designing technology platforms that enable the various teams to work seamlessly with one another. Fotios’s career started as a generalist with Courier Corporation supporting the end users but quickly become instrumental in upgrading their infrastructure from Novell to the Microsoft stack. There he honed his skills in networking and infrastructure design. Eventually, he brought his skills to Amicore as lead engineer helping the development, QA engineering and data center teams build electronic medical records software for private practices. Again opportunity came knocking and Fotios joined Blueport Commerce and has been building and upgrading infrastructure since his first day.

Our office is located at 580 Harrison Ave with ample and free parking to all those who will attend.  Additionally, we are a 15 minute walk from both the Orange and Red line train stations.

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  • Theophilos K.

    I was duly impressed by the amount of tasks that Fotios and his employee (Sorry, but I forgot his name) have to accomplish in an average day.

    October 25, 2013

  • sandro d.

    Great job Fotios!

    October 25, 2013

  • Peter L.

    That was a great presentation, anyone else want to walk through their environment for us?

    October 25, 2013

  • Fotios M.

    please feel free to add me on LinkedIn.

    October 25, 2013

  • Mike H.

    Excellent material presented by Fotios Magoufis of Blueport Commerce!

    1 · October 25, 2013

  • Tim M.

    Thanks to BluePort Commerce and Fotios for hosting a great evening. It is great to get those discussions going on what people are actually using and why.

    October 25, 2013

  • Norman D.

    That was a great presentation!

    October 25, 2013

  • Arthur P.

    Impressive presentation

    October 24, 2013

  • Fotios M.

    The buildings are owned by GTI properties and parking is managed by them. I will put all the names into the security desk and they will direct everyone to the proper parking spots; it's also possible they may direct you to another lot they own adjacent to our building or even a block away. They should not charge anyone for parking. If anyone has a hard time with parking, there is plenty of street parking on Harrison Ave and Albany Street.

    Building 560 is directly on Harrison Ave and holds the Gaslight Restaurant and BSC sports club, building 580 is located past this and you will see our front door and awning with an open door.

    October 23, 2013

  • Mike B.

    "located at 580 Harrison Ave with ample and free parking" Is the free parking just out front of the address or do I need to go somewhere specific?

    October 23, 2013

  • Richard P.


    October 23, 2013

Our Sponsors

  • Intel

    Food, refreshments and a great evening on IoT

  • Avnet

    Food and refreshments

  • StackEngine

    Docker Lightening Talk

  • Microsoft

    Use of the facility, meeting room, A/V, etc..!

  • O'Reilly Publishing

    O'Reilly supplies books for our raffle and discounts on book purchases

  • VMWare

    VMware gives us a place to meet on occasion also.

  • VMWare Press

    Vmware Press supplies books and other training materials for our raffle

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    Secure Virtualization

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