Jeff will introduce you to HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI) technology: how it works and the benefits it offers over the traditional three-tier architecture that is used in medium to large scale computer networks. He will demonstrate the Nutanix Community Edition, the fully functioning demo version of the Nutanix Acropolis Operating System (AOS), along with Prism, their integrated management tool, and show how easy it is to create and maintain multiple MS Windows file server instances in a virtual environment. If time permits, he will also discuss and show some of its advanced features, including updating, snapshots, data protection, health monitoring, failover, and disaster recovery.
About the Speaker
Jeffrey Katz of Whaling City Software provides IT supplies and services for about two dozen local small companies and is a contract consultant for several other larger ones, emphasizing commercial network design, implementation, and support. He has extensive training in Nutanix solutions and has designed and implemented a Lenovo/Nutanix Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) system as a replacement for a now-very-happy large customer's 30+ file server network.
Schedule: Q&A and general discussion 6:30pm; meeting starts at 7pm and must end by 8:45pm per MassBay requirements.
We'll meet at Mass Bay Community College in Wellesley Hills, in room W312 (Follow the signs). As usual, admission is FREE and open to all. Munchies and networking starts at 6:30pm, the meeting starts at 7pm, and ends by approximately 8:45pm.
Plenty of parking available in the Student lot.
GETTING THERE without a car
Need a ride? Adam Frost is providing a mini-bus service to and from the meeting from Forest Hills; call him at[masked] to arrange.
We are continuing our tradition of each of us bringing some potluck food to share. We will provide the plates, glasses, and utensils. Please aim for bringing healthy food, as many of us are struggling to eat healthier stuff (but don't make it so healthy that it doesn't taste good!). Thank you.
And of course we always accept donations to help keep the group running; thanks.
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