• UNIGROUP 21-NOV-2013 (Thu) Meeting: DataCenter Infrastructure FIELD-TRI

    From Jeff Jonas@110:110/2002 to All on Mon Nov 18 20:34:46 2013
    Subject: UNIGROUP 21-NOV-2013 (Thu) Meeting: DataCenter Infrastructure FIELD-TRIP
    Summary: NYC local user group

    [jeffj here:
    I hope this meeting notice is considered on-topic
    because it's certainly Internet/web-centric.
    The meeting is in NYC, visiting a large high-bandwith data center]

    UNIGROUP 21-NOV-2013 (Thu) Meeting: DataCenter Infrastructure FIELD-TRIP

    Unigroup's November 2013 Data Center Field-Trip is next Thursday...

    UNIGROUP OF NEW YORK - UNIX USERS GROUP - NOVEMBER 2013 ANNOUNCEMENTS =====================================================================


    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,
    Telehouse <http://www.telehouse.com>

    Special Guests:
    Bob Tinkelman & Terry Kennedy,
    Founders & Technical Staff,
    ISPnet <http://www.ispnet.net>

    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
    now has the ability to accept all major credit
    cards: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa, Discover.



    Most Unigroup meetings are open to the public!

    To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by using the Unigroup
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    prior to the meeting date, so we can plan the food order.
    RSVP deadline is usually the night before the meeting day.

    ** 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:



    Wikipedia on Datacenter:


    Speaker Biography

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

    Bob Tinkelman, ISPnet.
    Terry Kennedy, ISPnet.


    Company Biography


    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:
    or visit:


    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.


    Fee Schedule:

    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).

    ! Students: We are looking for proof that you are
    currently enrolled in classes (rather than working
    full-time), and as such, your Student ID should show
    a CURRENT date. We have been presented Student IDs
    containing NO dates whatsoever, and in the
    current environment, perpetual/non-expiring access
    to university facilities just does not feel right.
    If your ID contains no date, please bring
    additional proof of current enrollment. Thanks,

    NOTE: Simply receiving Unigroup Email Announcements does
    NOT indicate membership in Unigroup.

    Members: Remember to bring your Unigroup membership card with
    you to the meeting, to confirm your yearly renewal date!



    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.

    ** Note: Food is still in the planning stage.



    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.

    Parking should be available on 10th Avenue, North-side and adjacent
    to Chelsea market... 15th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues.


    Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
    Please tell your friends about Unigroup!

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    ** Formal Thank You's to our previous speakers will appear
    in an upcoming announcement. Unigroup issues a "Thank You"
    to all our speakers and sponsors!

    Our thanks goes to The Cooper Union School of Engineering,
    and its staff, for hosting our meetings.

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    a) OWASP AppSec USA NYC Conference

    Dates: Mon, Nov 18, 2013
    Tue, Nov 19, 2013
    Wed, Nov 20, 2013
    Thu, Nov 21, 2013

    For information and online registration visit:

    ** OWASP NYC has provided Unigroup with a Discount Code
    for this conference, and it allows you into the fun
    activities: http://appsecusa.org/2013/activities/

    b) NYCBSDCon - NYC BSD Conference

    Date: Sat, Feb 01, 2014

    Where: NYCBUG Regular Meeting Location:
    Suspenders Restaurant,
    111 Broadway,
    Downtown NYC

    Our friends at NYCBUG, NYC's BSD Users Group, are planning a
    local BSD Unix Users conference in 2014. NYCBSDCon
    is planned for February 1st, 2014 as a day-long event.

    See http://www.nycbug.org for further information.

    c) High Performance Computing Linux for Wall Street Show

    Date: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Where: Roosevelt Hotel, NYC

    For information and complimentary online registration visit:

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    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
    Clustering (SuSE)
    - 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
    - Samba
    - High Performance Internet Servers / Web Acceleration
    - Unix Office Tools: Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Accounting Packages.
    - GNU Development Environments
    - iSCSI, and other new peripheral technologies
    - Java and/or JavaScript Programming

    ** 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.

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    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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    -Rob Weiner
    Unigroup Executive Director
    unilist (-a_t-) unigroup.org

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