Unigroup's November 2013 Data Center Field-Trip is next Thursday...
UNIGROUP OF NEW YORK - UNIX USERS GROUP - NOVEMBER 2013 ANNOUNCEMENTS =====================================================================
1. UNIGROUP'S NOVEMBER 2013 GENERAL MEETING
Topic: 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.
Speakers: Dave Kinney - Chief Facilities Engineer,
Fred Cannone - Director of Sales and Marketing,
When: Thursday, November 21st, 2013 (*** 3rd Thursday ***)
Where: Telehouse Data Center <http://www.telehouse.com>
85 10th Avenue (*** SPECIAL FIELD-TRIP LOCATION ***)
West of Chelsea Market, Manhattan,
New York City
Meeting Location: Meet in lobby, then goto
Telehouse 7th Floor.
Time: 6:15 PM - 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM Ask the Wizard, Questions,
Answers and Current Events
6:45 PM - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business and Announcements
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Main Presentation
Cost: See the Meeting+Membership 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!
See below for Unigroup's list of scheduled meeting topics.
New for 2013: Regarding credit card payment methods, Unigroup
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** TELEHOUSE LOCATION SPECIFICS:
** RSVP is REQUIRED for this location.
** Photo ID is REQUIRED for this location.
** Security will be issuing a Required On-Site Badge.
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:
- Trends and insights into the New York Data Center Industry.
The most competitive market in the World
- Overview of Telehouse Chelsea (former Lehman Brothers facility).
Facility and technical specifications, Tier 3,
and a behind the scenes tour of the facility.
- Global Facilities Overview - Learn where Telehouse 46 Data
Centers are Globally in 12 Countries (the largest Colocation
player in China as of November 1st).
- Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy and Disaster Recovery
- Q & A
- Tour of Telehouse's Data Center (hopefully to include:
Power, Generation, HVAC, Network Connectivity, CoLo, etc).
- Tour of ISPnet's POP, located at this Data Center.
References & Web Resources:
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.
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.
Unigroup is a Professional Technical Organization and User Group,
and its members pay a yearly membership fee. For Unigroup members,
there is usually no additional charges (ie. no meeting fees) during
their membership year. Non-members who wish to attend Unigroup
meetings are usually required to pay a "Single Meeting Fee".
Yearly Membership (includes all meetings): $ 50.00
Student Yearly Membership (with current! ID): $ 25.00
Non-Member Single Meeting Fee: $ 20.00
Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with! ID): $ 5.00
* Payment Methods: Cash, Check, American Express.
MasterCard, VISA, Discover (new for 2013).
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Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.
This normally 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 SOFT beverages.
We have a series of meetings in the works:
- November 2013: DataCenter Infrastructure Field-Trip and Tour
[including an ISP's POP] (Telehouse+ISPnet)
- December 2013: Tentatively: NYC Technical User Groups Holiday Party
(with NYLUG and NYCBUG and other local groups)
Date: 09-DEC-2013, Time: 7pm,
Location: Suspenders Restaurant at 111 Broadway,
just North of Wall Street.
- January 2014: Tentatively: SuSE Linux High Availability and
- Planning: Real-Time Hardware Acceleration: FPGAs, DSPs and GPUs
- Planning: Building a Data Server with Oracle/Sun ZFS
- Planning: Xen and XenServer
- Planning: Oracle/Sun VirtualBox
- Planning: Hadoop Clusters
- Planning: DNS / Dynamic DNS
- Planning: Fibrechannel and Infiniband Storage
- Planning: IPsec and VPNs (possibly 2 meetings)
- Planning: Trading with the FIX Protocol
- Planning: Cloud and Grid Computing
- Planning: Unix/Linux Authentication
- Planning: NO SPAM!
- Planning: Crypto / PKI / GPG-PGP
- Planning: Anti-Virus
- Planning: The latest on *BSD (FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD)
- Unix/Linux/BSD Clusters and Clustered Databases
- Patching and Updating Unix/Linux/BSD (rpm. yum, yast, etc.)
- Building Custom Kernels Unix/Linux/BSD
- Linux Clustering Part 3: Beowulf
- Building a Firewall using FreeBSD and Linux
- LAMP Part 2 - PHP/Python
- Unix 40th+ Birthday Celebration
- High Performance Internet Servers / Web Acceleration
- Unix Office Tools: Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Accounting Packages.
- GNU Development Environments
- iSCSI, and other new peripheral technologies
** Unigroup Needs Speakers!!
Please let us know about any other meeting topics that you may be
interested in. Potential speakers on Unix/Linux/BSD related
technology topics should please contact the Unigroup Board.
5. UNIGROUP INFORMATION
Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix User's Groups serving
the Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.
Unigroup is a not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded
volunteer organization. Unigroup holds regular and special event
meetings throughout the year on technical topics relating to Unix
and the Unix/Linux/BSD User Community.
Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for (at a minimum) the Third
THURSDAY of Odd Months. We generally try to hold Field Trip or
Vendor Specific Meetings on the Even Months, although we do have the
ability to hold monthly meetings at our regular meeting location.
Planned regular meeting dates are (usually 3rd Thursdays):
11/21/2013, 12/09/2013 (Holiday Party), 01/16/2014...
Also watch for Special Event meetings and "Field Trips" to the
facilities of local hardware and software vendors.
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