UNIGROUP GENERAL MEETING
We've broadened the topic for Unigroup's November 2018 meeting. We will cover Software Defined Storage using iSCSI Storage Technology, including Storage Automation and Storage Orchestration. Our speaker is from Datera, who provides High-Performance Automated Data Orchestration and Software Defined Low-Latency Enterprise Storage.
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Location: The Cooper Union (http://www.cooper.edu) School of Engineering (*** New Building ***) 41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets) East Village, Manhattan New York City, 10003 Meeting Room: ** (See Above, Room May Change Month-to-Month) Located on the East side of Cooper Square. Look for the new building with the non-traditional appearance. Entrance is at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 7th Street. Building lobby sign-in is required at the guard's desk. Enter the building, check in with the guard at the lobby for directions to the Unigroup Meeting Room. Nearest mass transit stations are: '6' to Astor Place (stops right at The Cooper Union), then walk 1 block East and 1 block South. 'R' to 8th Street, then walk about 2 blocks East then 1 block South. '4/5/N/Q' to Union Square, then walk South and East. or transfer to the downtown '6' to Astor Place. 'B/D/F/V' to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk North and East. or transfer to the uptown '6' to Astor Place. Free street parking in the area becomes available at 6pm. There are parking lots on Broadway, at (or just South of) 8th Street, across from the West side of Cooper Square, as well as various others in the area.
Topic: Software Defined Storage via iSCSI Storage Technology
iSCSI Storage Technology, Storage Protocols, Storage Orchestration, Storage Hardware, Storage Architecture, Object Storage, Block Storage, Linux Low Latency Storage I/O, Storage Availability Zones, Storage Industry Trends.
Introduction & Description of Talk:
As workloads get more complicated and need higher performance, more advanced storage architectures come into play. At this meeting we will discuss aspects of the state-of-the-art in software defined storage architecture and storage industry trends.
The overall focus of the meeting will be Software Defined Storage,
References & Web Resources:
Wikipedia on iSCSI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISCSI Wikipedia on iSCSI Target: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCSI_target Wikipedia on Object Storage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object_storage Wikipedia on Block Storage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Block_(data_storage) Wikipedia on Orchestration: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchestration_(computing) Datera Blog: https://datera.io/blog/ Datera: https://www.datera.io
Richard Ens, PhD - Sales Engineer - Datera
Richard Ens, PhD, is Datera's Sales Engineer covering the New York City region, and has been working with storage technologies for many years. More To-be-announced.
Excerpts from the Datera Web Site http://datera.io ...
Datera is tearing down storage barriers through a radically simple idea - defining storage by its data, driven automatically by applications... welcome to Data without Borders.
Datera is the only 100% software-based data services platform that powers high-performance application environments @ global scale with game-changing data orchestration and automation with the leaders in server technology to enable the software-defined data center of the future, all at a 70% lower total cost of ownership and operation.
Datera was founded by the authors and maintainers of the Linux I/O storage stack.
Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR/Pearson, 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 publishing companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.
As always, all of the books will be available for review at the start of the meeting.
Note: Our book supply is currently running low, and we need to restock.
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FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
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.
** However, due to a continuing situation at our caterer, we are planning to have: pizza (cheese+veggy), soda, water, cookies, and brownies at this meeting.
Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!