ALE-NW@SPSU MTG. for Thurs., March 8th, 7:30pm

Filed at 3:05 am under by Ruscetta

The next ALE-NW@SPSU meeting is being held
Thursday, March. 8th, 2012 at 7:30pm in room J131
of the Atrium (J) building on the SPSU campus.

The feature presentation will be
The Cloud and Openstack:

Is Timesharing Back In?

with Ron Baker

* What is the cloud? What are the driving forces behind the cloud?
* The 4 – aas’s with focus on IaaS and what it brings or doesn’t to the table
* Now Openstack: What is it // Who, what, when, and why (History) //
Openstack core components // Software // Typical hardware configurations
// Network // Component interaction // Monitoring tools
* Typical architectures: Proof of concept (in use today) // Large scalable
* Lessons Learned or what should I do and not do
* Types of cloud implementations (Private, hybrid, public)
* Where can I get more information?
* Is “man” really your friend?

– Ron is a Principal Technical Architect at at&t, where he is responsible for IT
Infrastructure design for emerging services and network enablers. Prior to his
current position, Ron was an architect in the ITO organization. He has held
various positions in telecommunications, including IT Director at BellSouth
Advertising and Publishing, IT architect for video services and mobility,
Product Selection Manager, Product Manager, and various sales and sales
support management positions.
– Ron has extensive experience in mid-range servers (HP, Sun, IBM), Intel
based hardware (both Windows and Linux), as well as broad network
knowledge including TCP/IP and WAN transport (MPLS).
– Previous to his career in telecommunications, Ron was a programmer at
Burlington Industries. He is a graduate of N. C. State University with a
degree in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science.

For a campus map and a link to directions please see
http ://
Parking in non reserved spaces in the P60 deck is best.
building J, the Atrium building, is a short distance east
of the parking deck.
ALE-NW@SPSU meetings are open events and we hope
you will join us! Also remember that topic suggestions
and presentation offers the meetings can be emailed to
[ jdp (at) algoloma ]

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