Project Blackbox Colorado Details - April 12/13th

The Colorado stops of the Project Blackbox Tour are coming quickly, here are some notes for OpenSolaris fans and FROSUG (Front Range OpenSolaris User Group) members! Note on the Discover Sun Tour Locations page that the April 12th stop is in Littleton (just a few miles from me!) and the April 13th stop is at the Broomfield Sun location.

The Broomfield campus stop will have the added bonus of an OpenSolaris Booth (we love our OpenSolaris). The booth will be located in the Briefing Gallery and the team will be handing out OpenSolaris Starter Kits and Solaris Express, Developer Edition DVDs.

Some of you may ask, "I'm an OpenSolaris Guru, why would I want to go see a Data Center?". Basically, Solaris and OpenSolaris are Data Center Operating Systems (despite my running around with a Gateway laptop loaded with Solaris). While a customer is not boxed into a single configuration, operating system, or even company for their components that they provision into their newly purchased shipping container, Solaris and OpenSolaris should play a vital role if you are anywhere near sane ;-)

Consider one of our world-class Sun Fire X4100 systems loaded Sun's N1 Software as the connection point for the management path of your Solaris servers. Keep in mind Sun's N1 software is free...as in beer. Each of these tools provide a central point of contact to provision and manage the servers within the container. The end-goal of an owner of the container is to open the container doors as little as possible and Solaris and the surrounding services can make this happen.

If you are a member of FROSUG and want to attend, be sure to read your FROSUG alias email reminder for how to register.

See you in Denver!

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