• Controlling Chaos in the Cloud
    There are many reasons why an organization might find itself in chaos, including unplanned growth, lack of supporting tools, decentralized organizational adoption, and/or limited cloud expertise. Chaos is particularly less forgiving for organizations that are growing rapidly or have highly dynamic workloads. Those who do not find a way out of chaos frequently become “cloud dropouts,” forsaking the cloud for the familiarity of physical infrastructure and/or traditional hosting providers. Join us as Joe Kinsella from CloudHealth Technologies , shows us how take back the control by identifying the common signs that you might be in chaos. This discussion will highlight the need to increase management-level visibility to your cloud infrastructure and the path to cloud optimization. About Joe Kinsella - CTO of CloudHealth Technologies In his role as Chief Technology Officer and Founder of CloudHealth Technologies, Joe Kinsella focuses on CloudHealth’s vision to enable organizations to realize the full potential of cloud computing without having to sacrifice cost, availability, continuity, or service level. He sees CloudHealth bringing the cloud to the enterprise in a new paradigm of cloud adoption with IT service management for the cloud. Joe has 20+ years of experience in delivering commercial software for both startups and large enterprises. He was previously VP of Engineering at the Amazon-backed cloud archiving company Sonian, where he developed and managed large scale cloud infrastructure spanning multiple public clouds. He was also a managing director at Dell, where he led global engineering teams delivering multiple software as a service (SaaS) products. Joe was also Vice President of Engineering at SilverBack Technologies, where he helped pioneer remote management software, acquired by Dell in 2007. He is an advisor to the University of Massachusetts Boston Entrepreneur Center, and blogs at High Tech in the Hub (http://t.signauxdix.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJW7t5XYg3Ljp9xW7gbQt463BwTTW3LjdLH56dW2gf1TBqQT02?t=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hightechinthehub.com%2F&si=6606233115033600&pi=c20fbd11-5e48-4d4f-ff3d-6f38076356fb). Logistics We will gather at Gemini System's at 6:00 pm for a meet and greet. We will get started at 6:15 pm sharp. Our Sponsor - Gemini Systems A special thanks to Gemini Systems, the proud premier sponsor for the NYC Cloud Computing Group. Gemini Systems supplies the food, beverages and venue for our Meet Ups. Gemini Systems is an early adopter of Cloud Computing technologies and solutions. They are a premier Global IT firm with resources in several continents able to tackle the most challenging system design, integration, and application development projects. Thanks John D'Esposito [masked] Michael Bisignani [masked]

    Gemini Systems LLC

    61 Broadway · New York, NY

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  • NYC Cloud Computing - Privilege Isolation in Docker Containers
    While still in development, Docker containerization represents what many consider to be the next generation of virtualization. This ambitious program is intended to enable applications to run anywhere seamlessly, by allowing applications (and their configurations) to be packaged as portable light-weight containers that can be run on any system. Docker containers could represent an enormous step forward in flexibility, performance and economies of scale for anyone operating in a cloud infrastructure, or working with Hadoop/YARN. One of the shortcomings of the current Docker container code is that the root user within these virtualized environments automatically acquires root privileges on the host system. This challenge has been a critical stumbling-block in the release of Docker 1.0 and its deployment in production applications. Join us as Raymie Stata from Altiscale, shows us how a new feature called "user namespaces" solves this security issue. This feature prevents a containerized application from exercising root privileges on the host system. More technical details on this feature can be found at https://www.altiscale.com/making-docker-work-yarn/ Altiscale intends to employ this feature in ther purpose- built Hadoop as a Service to securely isolate Hadoop tasks of different tenant customers, as well as contribute this feature to the Docker open source community. Raymie Stata CEO/Founder Raymie comes to Altiscale from Yahoo!, where he was Chief Technical Officer. At Yahoo, he played an instrumental role in algorithmic search, display advertising, and cloud computing. He also helped set Yahoo’s Open Source strategy and initiated its participation in the Apache Hadoop project. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Raymie founded Stata Laboratories, maker of the Bloomba search-based e-mail client, which Yahoo! acquired in 2004. He has also worked for Digital Equipment’s Systems Research Center, where he contributed to the AltaVista search engine. Raymie received his PhD in Computer Science from MIT in 1996.

    Gemini Systems LLC

    61 Broadway · New York, NY

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  • Leveraging a Cloud Architecture for Fun, Ease, and Profit Using IBM Softlayer
    The world of cloud and application development is not just for the hardened developer these days. In this discussion we will pull back the curtain of the architecture of a fun demo application purpose built for the cloud. We will focus on demonstrating how we leveraged compute, storage, messaging, and other cloud elements hosted at SoftLayer to lower the effort and difficulty of putting together a useful application. This will be an active demonstration and review of simple command line tools and resources, so don’t be afraid if you may not be a seasoned developer. About Jeff Klink Idea guy, tech-head and serial entrepreneur, Jeff Klink is a country mindset amongst a rising Canadian landscape. His technical aptitude is his typical foot forward, however, his logical side strives to keep the balance between the business and tech-head worlds alive and fruitful. Clients from large enterprise to emerging startups have gained from Jeff's guidance a means to use IBM SoftLayer Cloud technology to gain the edge needed to differentiate. Jeff brings his spirit of innovation into the world of IBM and engages audiences ranging from the gear headed techie to the C-Suite to understand and take action to capitalize on the power that IBM SoftLayer delivers. About Phil Jackson Phil is the Development Community Advocate for SoftLayer, an IBM Company. He helps customers and partners integrate with SoftLayer’s API. He also architects the company’s Drupal websites, writes API documentation, and maintains the developer blog. Formerly, he was a Sales Engineer building internal tools and providing technical consultation for potential and existing customers. Jackson started his career in webhosting at Ev1Servers where he led the training department. With a passion for technology that started at a young age, he has developed skills in a variety of scripting and programming languages and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the tech community.

    Gemini Systems LLC

    61 Broadway · New York, NY

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  • Conquer the CLOUDs with a single platform using OStrato CloudSM
    In order to effectively leverage the many choices in cloud services, organizations need a solution that streamlines cloud adoption and reduces the inherent financial and security risks associated with multi-cloud environments. For those who are evaluating a move to the cloud, or currently leveraging the cloud, we plan to highlight in our presentation and demo, the top issues we hear from customers around their cloud operations, and how we have worked with them to develop a purpose built platform to directly relieve these pains through a single cloud management platform that delivers breakthrough governance and management capabilities to the Enterprise. By brokering on- and off-premise cloud services through an integrated platform, cloudSM empowers end-users to easily order cloud services, while providing IT with the visibility and control required to advance and achieve business objectives. About Brock Spradling Brock Spradling has served in various leadership and senior technology roles within IBM, Alcatel, Micromuse, Nexthink and now Ostrato. Brock is focused on enabling clients to improve their cloud operations, across both public and private cloud environments. Brock earned his undergraduate degree from the United States Naval Academy, and then served in the US Navy as a Nuclear Submarine Officer. Brock also earned a Master of Science degree from George Washington University. Brock lives in Leesburg, VA with his wife and 3 kids, and enjoys spending time with them in the outdoors. Logistics We will gather at Gemini System's at 6:00 pm for a meet and greet. We will get started at 6:15 pm sharp. Our Sponsor - Gemini Systems A special thanks to Gemini Systems, the proud premier sponsor for the NYC Cloud Computing Group. Gemini Systems supplies the food, beverages and venue for our Meet Ups. Gemini Systems is an early adopter of Cloud Computing technologies and solutions. They are a premier Global IT firm with resources in several continents able to tackle the most challenging system design, integration, and application development projects. Thanks John [masked] Michael Bisignani [masked]

    Gemini Systems LLC

    61 Broadway · New York, NY

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  • Cloud Computing Risk Mitigation
    Per the Los Angeles Times, "When Thomas Trappler talks clouds, companies listen." Learn directly from Thomas Trappler at the "Cloud Computing Risk Mitigation Via Contract Negotiation & Vendor Management" seminar, 2/24/14 in Houston or 3/24/14 in New York City - www.ThomasTrappler.com Taught by internationally recognized cloud computing risk mitigation expert Thomas Trappler, "Cloud Computing Risk Mitigation Via Contract Negotiation & Vendor Management" is the must-attend learning event for anyone implementing, planning or considering adopting a cloud computing solution. Thomas Trappler has been named "The Cloud Contract Advisor" by Computerworld and a "Cloud Luminary" by CA Technologies. Each participant will receive a copy of the Cloud Computing Contract Checklist (C4), a proven tool for mitigating cloud computing risk. Participants will leave this seminar with a detailed and thorough understanding of: •What cloud computing is, its unique nature, and its benefits •The essential paradigm shift that cloud computing represents •Cloud computing risks related to: ◦Infrastructure/Security ◦Service Level Agreements ◦Data Protection, Access and Location ◦Vendor Relationship Management •An organized framework by which to mitigate cloud computing risks via contract negotiation and vendor management For complete details and to register, please go to www.ThomasTrappler.com

    Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan

    1605 Broadway · New York, NY

  • Cloud Foundry quick start
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  • Live Webcast: Nearly Infinite Bandwidth with Windows Azure Websites
    Have lunch with us and join Microsoft Evangelist Blain Barton for this one hour FREE Webinar and learn for yourself why you should use Windows Azure Web Site services. You'll learn how to: • Spin up multiple web instances for additional scale • Use Shared versus Standard • Create a new website in the Web App Gallery • Change your theme, post articles, build webpages • Administer your domain name and more! Whether you are running phpBB, Drupal7, Mediawiki, Django, WordPress or any other “ready-to-go” Open Source Web applications Microsoft’s Web Services in Windows Azure is the first place to start with no coding skills required. Start Simple, Code Smart and Go Live. Join us! Bring your questions and we hope to ‘see’ you online! All experience levels welcome. Simply join the Lync meeting on 10/30 at 12:00 noon Eastern Time, or RSVP on our FB page. Follow us on Facebook to stay current on all the latest Microsoft IT Pro events and happenings on the East Coast.

    Online (Webinar)

    New York · New York, NY

  • Live Webcast - Server Essentials: Client Backups with Azure Backups
    Join Microsoft Evangelist Dan Stolts on Wednesday, October 16 from 12-1 PM Eastern Time and see for yourself just how easy and cost effective this new server technology is to deploy. Backup can help you protect important server data offsite with automated backups to the cloud, where they are available for easy data restoration. Learn how to manage cloud backups from the familiar backup tools in Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 Essentials, or even System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager. These tools provide similar experiences configuring, monitoring, and recovering backups whether to local disk or Cloud storage. After data is backed up to the cloud, you will learn how authorized users can easily recover backups to any server. Learn about: • Incremental backups • Cost effective solutions • Reduced bandwidth consumption • Point-in-time recovery • Configurable data retention policies • Data compression & transfer throttling • PowerShell extending capabilities Simply join the Lync meeting on 10/16 at 12:00 noon Eastern Time and we hope to see you there! https://join.microsoft.com/meet/dstolts/0PWMNWBK We will also have a Windows Phone to raffle off during the webcast to one lucky attendee.

    Online (Webinar)

    New York · New York, NY

  • Live Webcast: The Microsoft Cloud – Learn it now, boost your career!
    Join Microsoft Technical Evangelist Tommy Patterson for this one hour highly-concentrated exploration of Microsoft's infrastructure as a cloud service as we demonstrate the management of key workloads in the new Microsoft cloud, as well as discuss different cloud scenarios for your infrastructure. BYOD and highly flexible accessibility to applications and services is now paramount when we define our IT strategies. At the IT Pro level, cloud computing is a convenient and fully functional platform for mastering the processes, operations, and steps of IT routines. Work toward your certifications, experiment with new settings, deploy your own sandbox! Certifications and readiness with this exciting new technology are expected of IT professionals at a much faster pace than past datacenter technologies. Bring your questions and we hope to ‘see’ you online! All experience levels welcome. Simply click on the link to join the live webcast on October 9 at 12:00 pm Eastern Time https://join.microsoft.com/meet/susanwi/VPKG6GJM Stay connected via Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/techneteast

    Online (Webinar)

    New York · New York, NY