Even though I grew up on the other side of the great baseball divide, I have always loved going to New York City. Next week, I return again, but this time I’m bringing a whole new event to the city: This is the first time the New York audience gets to see my Building Virtual Infrastructure presentation!
I’ll miss you, MCA!
If you haven’t been to my seminars before, let me give you a brief bit of background. I’m an IT guy, coming from a UNIX systems administration background, and I like to talk tech. But I’m also familiar with the business side of things, and I’ve seen enough IT nonsense to question the real value of new technologies. But above all else, I want to challenge the status quo and push the industry to move forward. My seminar talks include all of that!
Building Virtual Infrastructure is an all day free seminar for end-users where I talk about servers, storage, networking, and the future of the data center. We cover both server and, to a lesser extent, desktop virtualization and dive deep into topics like virtual I/O, solid-state storage, converged networking, and integration technologies like VAAI and DRS.
But the coolest thing about these Truth in IT seminars is the last hour, when we turn off the projector and dive deep into whatever the audience wants to talk about. There is so much to say about security, disaster recovery, advanced storage technologies, new products like Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V 3 that we just can’t fit everything into the standard seminar. That’s what the unstructured hour at the end is for!
Once again, I’ve updated my presentation with visuals and details to back up my talk. This time around, I have new slides on the 3 faces of virtualization, better comparison of Fibre Channel, Ethernet, and InfiniBand performance, and a whole new section about Ethernet fabric technologies. As I go through my content, I’m always saying to myself, “I wish I had a slide to demonstrate what I’m talking about right here.” Now I do!
This is how I remember the city
Building Virtual Infrastructure will be held on Wednesday, May 16. Attendance is free for qualified end-users, and I urge you to register now. The event is being held at the Doubletree Metropolitan Hotel in Midtown. If you’re interested in backup technology, my friend W Curtis Preston will be presenting Backup Central Live at the same location on Tuesday, May 15.
If you’re attending, or know someone who is, drop me a shout on Twitter. Maybe we can even get together for dinner or drinks on Tuesday! I’ll see you in New York!
There just may be no better place…