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Edge Router Light (DIY) - Next Tuesday 7/11 in Wellesley

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Join us next Tuesday July 11: Edge Router Light, Drink In The Packets on the Cheap, Do It Yourself. About the meeting:

Home virtualization enthusiasts have become rather keen on the Intel Xeon D, a powerful, compact, and efficient platform you can run 24x7, with 2 1GbE and 2 10GbE ports built right in. Paul will have his compact home datacenter with him, which took leaps forward in performance with the arrival of the M.2 NVMe "gum stick" SSDs that will be featured in his live demo, along with the popular Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite that is exceptionally VMware/Microsoft/Linux friendly. It’s capable of keeping up with most any cable modem, routes up to 1 million packets per second, uses only 4 watts, and costs only about $90. This interactive session will include discussions around content creation for his popular TinkerTry web site, securing and accelerating global content delivery, storage/vSAN and network/NSX technologies, and various tips and tricks that focus on using a home lab most effectively.

About the speaker Paul Baren:

Paul Braren is an IT Professional living in Wethersfield Connecticut. He created 6 years ago, featuring 884 technical articles and 535 videos that have helped home virtualization lab enthusiasts globally. Paul worked at IBM for 21 adventure-filled years, teaching and deploying x86 Server, virtualization, and enterprise storage technology. Taking on a new VMware Systems Engineer role in January of 2017, Paul is now focusing his energy on helping customers understand the benefits of implementing vSAN. Follow him on Twitter @paulbraren.
We'll meet at Mass Bay Community College in Wellesley Hills, room 310. As usual, admission is FREE and open to all. Munchies and Intermingling (M&I) starts at 6:30pm, the meeting will start at 7pm and end by approximately 8:30pm.
IMPORTANT: You need to have a (free) parking permit and directions. These are located online (print yours) at

Please let me know if you plan to come or even if you may come so we can have enough space and munchies. If you'd like to bring some munchies to contribute, that would be a big help. Thanks.

Steve Isenberg
Vice President, BNUG
Massachusetts Bay Community College
50 Oakland St · Wellesley, MA
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