Unigroup's November 2013 Meeting Announcements


Data Center Infrastructure Field-Trip and Tour:
Instructional Tour of the Telehouse Datacenter and its Infrastructure and Network Connectivity.
Tour of ISPnet's POP CoLo'd at this Data Center.

Dave Kinney - Chief Facilities Engineer,
Fred Cannone - Director of Sales and Marketing,

Special Guests:
Bob Tinkelman & Terry Kennedy,
Founders & Technical Staff,

THURSDAY, 21-NOV-2013      (** 3rd Thursday **)

Telehouse Chelsea Datacenter
85 10th Avenue (*** SPECIAL FIELD-TRIP LOCATION ***)
West of Chelsea Market, Manhattan,
New York City
Meeting Room: Lobby then 7th Floor

6:15 - 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 - 7:30 PM Session 1 of 2
7:30 - 8:30 PM Session 2 of 2

Please see the Fee Schedule below.


Unigroup's November 2013 meeting will be on Datacenter Infrastructure and will be a FIELD-TRIP meeting to Telehouse's Chelsea Datacenter, located on the West Side of NYC, to the West of Chelsea Market.

Unigroup will also be joined by special guests from ISPnet, a local ISP who will show us their new POP at that Datacenter (and we may literally be able to trace the cables carrying Unigroup.Org's traffic to the Internet backbone). If you have never had a tour of a Carrier-Neutral Datacenter, you won't want to miss this meeting!


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     Telehouse Data Center
     85 10th Avenue  (between 15th and 16th Streets)
     West of Chelsea Market, Manhattan, NYC

   Nearest mass transit stations are:
     'A/C/E/L' to 14th Street & 8th Avenue, then walk West and North.

   For buses, the M14D (crosstown) but *NOT* the M14A should be closest.
   It stops on 14th before 10th, then stops on 11th right outside (an
   always-locked-door) of 85 10th.  Then, you have to walk around to the
   10th Ave side of the building.  Once you get into the building you,
   have to walk down the hallway to the 11th Ave end, to get to the
   elevator bank that takes you to Telehouse.

   Parking Lots are located: On 9th Avenue, North-side and adjacent
     to Chelsea market: 9th Avenue and 16th Street; and, South-side and
     adjacent to Chelsea market on 15th Street between 9th and 10th
     Avenues.  We were warned that the lots can get busy in the evening,
     due to the night-life in the area.

   Note that free street parking may be nearly impossible in this area,
   which is literally situated under the Highline.  You may need to use
   the Parking Lots, or venture further away from the immediate area of
   the building.

   Note: There is a big "85" on the entrance to "85 10th Avenue".


Topic: Data Center Infrastructure Field-Trip and Tour

Introduction & Description of Talk:

Telehouse is pleased to invite UNIGROUP to Telehouse Chelsea, Telehouse's newest and premier Data Center facility located in Manhattan on 85 10th Avenue.

The Data Center facility is located behind/West-of Chelsea Market, in the old Nabisco building. This facility was the former Lehman Brothers Data Center, which Telehouse renovated up to modern Data Center standards.

Given a Security Requirement for Smaller-Groups, this event will be offered in 2 sessions:
 - Session 1of2 starts at 6:30 PM and ends at 7:30 PM.
 - Session 2of2 starts at 7:30 PM and ends at 8:30 PM.

The two sessions will accommodate the data center tours, presentations and networking for Unigroup attendees. Food and Presentations and Tours will be offered for both groups.

Basically, we are planning that while one group does the Data Center Tour, the other group will enjoy the food, and see the Datacenter Infrastructure Presentation by Telehouse.

This also means that even if everyone shows up by 6:30 PM, half the crowd may have to wait for the 7:30 PM tour, etc. But, if you are running late to Unigroup, you can certainly plan on attending the later tour.

The current plan is:
Both sessions will meet in the lobby of 85 10th Avenue. First group at 6:30 and second group at 7:30PM. Due to security and access to the facility Telehouse is offering these staggered times. The facility is located on the 7th Floor and there is a concierge in the lobby at all times.

** Note: Exactly how we all meet up at the location, and have access to the Unigroup sign-in, food and main presentation room, may still change... stay tuned!

Outline of the Talk:

References & Web Resources:



   Wikipedia on Datacenter:


Dave Kinney, Chief Facilities Engineer, Telehouse.
Fred Cannone, Director of Sales and Marketing, Telehouse.

Bob Tinkelman, ISPnet.
Terry Kennedy, ISPnet.



Telehouse, is a stable and trusted pioneer of carrier-neutral data center services. Telehouse provides secure, power-protected environments, where clients house and operate their telecommunications and network resources. Among the many benefits of colocating with Telehouse is the ability to connect to state-of-the-art peering exchanges in New York (NYIIX) and Los Angeles (LAIIX). Through Manage-E, Telehouse provides a comprehensive suite of solutions - from help desk and hardware support to managed IT infrastructure, security and compliance services - all delivered by expert consulting and operations teams on a global scale and from one point-of-contact. Additionally, the global availability of 46 Telehouse-branded data centers in 23 cities throughout Asia, Africa, North America and EMEA.

For questions or further information Email Telehouse at: sales@telehouse.com or visit: http://www.telehouse.com


ISPnet is a small regional Network Services Provider specializing in customized network solutions, including high reliability Internet and point-to-multipoint networking.


Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR, and O'Reilly have been kind enough to provide us with review copies of some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. The publishers always ask that the persons receiving the books provide a review and/or feedback about their books.

Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.

** Given the Field-Trip, giveaways are To-be-determined.


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Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato, tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water and assorted beverages.

Telehouse is sponsoring the food service for this meeting! Thanks Telehouse!

Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!

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