ALE CENTRAL MTG. — 7:30pm Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

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Our Featured Presentation for the
Thursday, Nov. 15th , 7:30pm
ALE Central meeting will be

Reduction in a Land of
VMs and Small Devices

presented by
Brian MacLeod

— Files everywhere, multiple computers in rooms, and a network that keeps
falling behind the times. Sounds like your workplace, right? For many
of us, this also describes our home.
— This maddening mix led to a reformulation of my digital home life that
scraps old servers and desktops for Virtual Machines and network “appliance”
devices to restore sanity, reduce power consumption, and improve reliability.
Armed with a little common sense and tools from the Linux sysadmin world,
engineering a better solution comes into reach.
:: Tools mentioned: NFS, Ansible, CFengine, SSH, OpenVPN
:: Tech level: beginner, overview

— Brian MacLeod is a Systems Engineer with PACE at Georgia Tech, working
on OS management, storage, and backup infrastructure for researchers
to use in their computing needs.

The meeting will be held at Emory Law School in our
usual Gambrel Hall, room 1C venue.
Our meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:20pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found at

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