Monday Dec 02, 2013

NYC Tech Party 2013


Hey all, 

We are happy to help sponsor this year's NYC Tech holiday party, in co-operation with some of New York's technical users communities.

- The Annual NYC Tech Meta-Party - 

When: 7:00 PM until exit(-1), Monday, December 9, 2013

Where: the entire Suspenders Bar and Restaurant

111 Broadway, in downtown Manhattan

Various NYC technical user groups are joining forces to hold another holiday party to remember!

Check out the RSVP info at the tech event meetup page 

Various groups include:

- DebianNYC (New York Debian Local Group)
- DrupalNYC (Drupal New York City)
- Erlang NYC (Erlang New York City)
- Lopsa-NYC (League of Professional System Administrators New York City Chapter)
- LispNYC (New York City Lisp User Group)
- NYC*BUG (New York City *BSD User Group)
- NYC-Clojure (NYC Clojure Users Group)
- nycdevops (New York City Devops Meetup Group)
- NYC-OCaml (The NYC OCaml Meetup)
- NY-Haskell (New York Haskell Users Group)
- NY-Scala (New York Scala)
- PuppetNYC (New York Puppet User Group)
- SFLC (Software Freedom Law Center)
- TA3M (Techo Activist Third Mondays)
- UNIGROUP (New York City's Unix User's Group)

Everyone of all types of expertise and interests are welcome.  The party starts at 7 PM and will continue until at least 10 PM.  It is the ideal networking opportunity of the season, and a chance to connect with old friends and make new ones.

Here's to celebrating accomplishments of 2013 and welcoming new successes in 2014!

See you there!

Friday Sep 06, 2013

DTrace NYC 9/2013

Hey New York/New Jersey/Connecticut techies --
We have members of the Oracle Solaris DTrace engineering team coming to NYC for Voice of the Customer sessions.  They'll be available from Monday through Thursday the 16th-19th of September. 
We want to talk to system administrators/UNIX engineering folks, and management, who are currently using, or plan to use, DTrace.  

We are also looking to talk to Solaris centric development teams to explore how DTrace might benefit them, whether or not they currently use DTrace. This is an area of focus for us and we'd like to ensure we deliver the best development platform in the industry.  

Let me know if you'd like to participate and provide input on the future development of DTrace while understanding current development efforts.

Friday Jun 07, 2013

Tune-in in June #SolarisNYC

Bart Smaalders and Darren Moffat, senior Oracle Solaris developers - led by Markus Flierl, VP of Solaris Core Kernel development, are meeting with customers next week in New York.  In a joint effort with local UNIX usergroup leads from the NYC-area we've organized a Solaris event on Wednesday night that everyone's invited to. Kindly see the announcement below (please follow instructions to RSVP for access through building security).  

There will also be a second event, on June 20th, (mentioned further below) where I'll be going over feature highlights in the most recent release of Oracle Solaris.

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UNIGROUP OF NEW YORK - UNIX USERS GROUP - JUNE 2013 ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Its "Solaris Month" at Unigroup with TWO Solaris meetings planned...

Please note, we are going to have to run the RSVPs one meeting
at a time.  The first round of RSVPs will be for the special
Solaris Kernel Engineers Joint Meeting next week.  Then the
second round of RSVPs will be for our main June Solaris 11.1
Release Meeting.

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1. SPECIAL JOINT MEETING WITH LOPSA-NYC - Solaris Kernel Engineers
  ---------------------------------------------------------------

  ** SOLARIS KERNEL ENGINEERS MEETING IS FINALIZED...

            -------------------------------------------
    Topic:  Oracle/Sun Solaris Kernel Engineers Meeting
            -------------------------------------------

 Speakers:  Panel of Solaris Kernel Engineers,
            Oracle/Sun <http://www.oracle.com>

            The panel should include:
            Markus Flierl,   VP of Solaris Core Kernel Development,
                             formerly Solaris Networking Lead.
            Bart Smaalders,  Snr. Developer, Solaris IPS, Performance.
            Darren Moffat,   Snr. Developer, Solaris Security.
            Isaac Rozenfeld, Solaris Product Management.

     When:  WEDNESDAY 12-JUN-2013

    Where:  D.E. Shaw Research    (** SPECIAL MIDTOWN LOCATION **)
            Tower 45, 39th Floor, Large Conference Room (to the left)
            120 West 45th Street  (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
            Midtown Manhattan, NYC

     Time:  6:30 - 7:00 PM   Registration, Unigroup and LOPSA-NYC
                             Introductions
            7:00 - 9:30 PM   Solaris Kernel Engineers Panel Discussion

     Cost:  Free - No Charge for this Joint meeting.

  Oracle/Sun Kernel Engineers are in town next week, and we are
  planning a special joint meeting with LOPSA-NYC in Midtown NYC,
  at LOPSA-NYC's normal meeting location at D.E. Shaw Research.

  This will be a free/no-charge meeting, open to the public,
  but we do have a maximum capacity on the meeting room, so it
  will be first come first serve.  (We do expect to have plenty
  of room for everyone.)

  The FIRST round of Unigroup RSVPs will be for THIS special
  Solaris Kernel Engineers meeting.  Please hold off on RSVPs
  for our SECOND Solaris 11.1 Release meeting, happening later in
  the month on our regular 3rd Thursday meeting day.

  These RSVPs will go to building security at D.E. Shaw and
  Building Security at the front desk WILL REQUIRE your Photo ID.

  Use the Unigroup RSVP link below for both meetings.

  Note: Food Service for this meeting is not finalized yet
        (probably will be pizza + soft drinks).

  For information about LOPSA-NYC, visit: http://www.lopsa-nyc.org

  Thanks to LOPSA-NYC and D.E. Shaw Research for hosting this meeting.

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2. UNIGROUP'S JUNE 2013 GENERAL MEETING
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    Topic:  Oracle/Sun Solaris 11.1 Release Meeting
            ---------------------------------------

  Speaker:  Isaac Rozenfeld,
            Solaris Product Management,
            Oracle/Sun <http://www.oracle.com>

     When:  Thursday, June 20th, 2013    (*** 3rd Thursday ***)

    Where:  The Cooper Union  <http://www.cooper.edu>
            School of Engineering    (*** New Building ***)
            41 Cooper Square      (3rd Ave @ 7th St, bet. 6th & 7th Sts)
            East Village, Manhattan
            New York City
            Meeting Room: 505_CS     (5th 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.


  INTRODUCTION:
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  June 2013 is Solaris Month at Unigroup, with two Solaris meetings
  planned.

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  SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
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  Most Unigroup meetings are open to the public!

  To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by using the Unigroup
  Registration Page:
http://www.unigroup.org/unigroup-rsvp.html

  This will allow us to automate the registration process.
  (Registration will also add you to our mailing list.)
  Please avoid Emailed RSVPs.

  Please continue to check the Unigroup web site and meeting page,
  for any last minute updates concerning this meeting.  If you
  registered for this meeting, please check your Email for any last
  minute announcements as the meeting approaches.  Also make sure
  any anti-spam white-lists are updated to _ALLOW_ Unigroup traffic!
  If you block Unigroup Emails, your address will be dropped from
  our mailing list.

  Also, if you have an interest in Unigroup, be sure to receive
  Unigroup information DIRECTLY from Unigroup, via direct receipt
  of Emails and by visiting the Unigroup Web Site.  NO OTHER SOURCE
  provides timely, accurate and complete Unigroup information.

  Please RSVP as soon as possible, preferably at least 2-3 days
  prior to the meeting date, so we can plan the food order.
  RSVP deadline is usually the night before the meeting day.

  Note: RSVP is requested for this location to make sure the guard
        will let you into the building.  RSVP also helps us to
        properly plan the meeting (food, drinks, handouts,
        seating, etc.) and speed up your sign-in at the meeting.
        If you forget to RSVP prior to the meeting day, you may
        still be able to show up and attend our meeting, however,
        we cannot guarantee what building security will do if
        you are "not on the list".

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  MAIN PRESENTATION
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  Topic:  Solaris 11.1 Release Meeting

  Introduction & Description of Talk:
  -----------------------------------

  Solaris 11.1 Operating System Topics

  Outline of the Talk:
  --------------------

  - What's New in Solaris 11.1
  - To-be-announced

  References & Web Resources:
  ---------------------------

  Oracle/Sun Solaris:
http://www.sun.com/software/solaris

  Unixman Solaris Blog:
http://blogs.oracle.com/unixman

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  Speaker Biography:
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  Isaac Rozenfeld, from Oracle/Sun, has presented Solaris and
  OpenSolaris topics to Unigroup on various occasions.

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  Company Biography:
  ------------------

  For information about Oracle/Sun, visit http://www.oracle.com.

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  Giveaways:
  ----------

  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.

  As always, all of the books will be available for review at the
  start of the meeting.

  We hope to have copies of Oracle/Sun Solaris Install Media too.

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  Fee Schedule:
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  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.

    ! 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!

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  Food:
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  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.

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  Directions:
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    The Cooper Union  <http://www.cooper.edu>
    School of Engineering  (*** New Building ***)
    41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue @ 7th St, between 6th & 7th Streets)
    East Village, Manhattan
    New York City, 10003
    Meeting Room: ** (See Above, Room Changes Month-to-Month)

  Located on the East side of Cooper Square.  Look for the
  new building with the non-traditional appearance.
  Entrance is at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 7 Street.

  Building lobby sign-in is required at the guard's desk.
  Enter the building, check in with the guard at the lobby for
    directions to Unigroup (the room varies from month-to-month).

  Nearest mass transit stations are:
    '6'           to Astor Place (stops right at The Cooper Union),
                  then walk 1 block East and 1 block South.
    'R'           to 8th Street, then walk about 2 blocks East
                  then 1 block South.
    '4/5/6/R/N/Q' to Union Square, then walk South and East.
    'B/D/F/V'     to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk North and East,
                  or take the new transfer to the uptown '6'.

  Free street parking in the area becomes available at 6pm.

  There are also parking lots on Broadway, at (or just south of)
    Astor Place (8th Street).

  -----

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

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3. PRIOR MEETINGS
  --------------

  ** 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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4. LOCAL TRADE SHOWS AND EVENTS
  ----------------------------

  a) CloudCamp at Cloud Expo NYC
     ===========================

     Date:  Tue, Jun 11, 2013  (**DATE CHANGED**)

     Time:  5:30pm - 9:30pm

     Where: Javits Convention Center, NYC
            Meeting Room To-be-determined.

     For information and complimentary online registration visit:
http://www.cloudcamp.org/ny/370
http://cloudcamp-ny-2013.eventbrite.com

     ** As in prior years, it looks like CloudCamp attendees receive a
        complimentary Cloud Expo pass!


  b) Cloud Computing Expo / Big Data Expo
     ====================================

     Dates: Mon, Jun 10, 2013
            Tue, Jun 11, 2013
            Wed, Jun 12, 2013

     Where: Javits Convention Center, NYC

     For information and registration visit:
http://www.cloudcomputingexpo.com

     ** Also see CloudCamp Event above.  Many complimentary VIP codes
        have materialized on the web in the past week.

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5. UPCOMING MEETINGS
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  We have a series of meetings in the works:

  - Planning: Solaris 11.1 Release Meeting
  - Planning: Building a Data Server with Oracle/Sun ZFS
  - Planning: Oracle/Sun VirtualBox
  - Planning: DataCenter Field-Trip
  - Planning: Real-Time Hardware Acceleration: FPGAs, DSPs and GPUs
  - 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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6. UNIGROUP INFORMATION
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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):
    06/12/2013, 06/20/2013, 07/18/2013, 09/19/2013, 11/21/2013, ...
  Also watch for Special Event meetings and "Field Trips" to the
  facilities of local hardware and software vendors.

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  = For Unigroup Information, Events and Meeting Announcements be sure to =
  = visit our World Wide Web Home Page:                                   =
  =       http://www.unigroup.org                                         =
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Wednesday Feb 15, 2012

Kickoff March with Solaris Engineers in NY

A group of Solaris Product Managers and Solaris engineers is coming to New York city the week of March 5th thru March 9th.

To incorporate customer feedback into our on-going work on Oracle Solaris, we are conducting a series of in-person customer interviews to solicit requirements in the area of Oracle Solaris Zones and Single System Management of Oracle Solaris. We would like to include  key New York/New Jersey-based customer contacts in this discussion. (Single System Management is a reference to enabling Solaris to be manageable with published interfaces, as a single system, which of course multiplies in relevance as the quantity of deployed systems grows)

We are looking to understand how you, our customers, use virtualization and specifically Oracle Solaris Zones in your environment, understand what areas work well and what areas you would like to see improved or added. In addition we're looking at how to better enable enterprise management software to interact with Oracle Solaris as well as to enable system administrators to make the best use of your deployed systems.

We expect that our customers will benefit with the ability to influence future Oracle Solaris management software, as well as the Oracle Solaris Zones virtualization technologies, which we hope will provide value in the future. The feedback will also be shared with other relevant engineering teams within Oracle.

We are seeking to talk with system managers and administrators. We would like to propose an in person interview of approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.  If interested, please contact your Oracle Hardware account representative with a few time slots that work for you and copy me [ isaac dot rozenfeld at oracle dot com ], so that I can try and book on the schedule.

The suggested agenda is as follows:



  1.         Introductions

  2.         Oracle Solaris and your environment

  3.         Oracle Solaris System Management direction

  4.         Oracle Solaris Zones direction


The following out-of-town personnel are planning to be available to meet in-person:


Eric Saxe - Engineering Manager, Single Systems Management
Stephen Talley - Engineer, Single Systems Management
Duncan Hardie - Solaris Product Manager, Zones
Anup Sekhar - Engineering Manager, Zones
Steve Lawrence - Engineer, Zones 


Since I am based locally in New York, I may join too.


Update - there will be an evening session where everyone's invited to attend, on Tuesday March 6th at 6pm





Tuesday Nov 22, 2011

Solaris Day in NY and Boston

Hey all, --


We're hosting yet another Solaris event in New York -- this one will be on November 29th and focused on some key in-depth technologies in Solaris 11, which had just been released earlier this month.  Speakers include Dave Miner, Glenn Brunette and Jeff Victor.  It starts in the morning and goes through lunch; check out the agenda from the below link. Topics include: new and improved installation and package management experience, virtualization, ZFS and security.

Please check it out and come join us! The RSVP link is below
http://www.oracle.com/go/?&Src=7239490&Act=34&pcode=NAFM10128512MPP016


Additionally, if you are in the Boston area, an identical event will be held in Burlington the following day, on November 30th. The RSVP link for that is http://www.oracle.com/us/dm/h2fy11/21285-nafm10128512mpp013-oem-525338.html



Hope to see you there!


Sunday Jan 16, 2011

Solaris Days XIII ...with Audio!

Hello and Happy New Year! 2011 is promising to be a fun, surprising and exciting year!


With the help of audio professionals who took care of sound systems at the NY/NJ events last month, I have made available the audio recordings of last month's Solaris Days Part XIII - and have modified my December blog entry to include references to individual sound clips pertaining to each of the presenter's sessions. Since the ordering between the NY and the NJ sessions had been different, the agenda had been re-arranged to represent the sequence from the NJ session, along with the relevant audio files hyper-linked throughout.


Enjoy!



Sunday Dec 05, 2010

Solaris Day - Part XIII - December 2010


This past week we had yet another installment of Solaris Days - a 2-day tour of New York City and Bridgewater, New Jersey specifically focusing on Solaris-related activities and technologies that our customers are becoming increasingly aware of, and consuming.  Solaris is an important asset for Oracle; innovations in Solaris are ongoing, particularly with a focus on making it the OS of choice for increased internal service and application development deployments, as well as a stronger choice in Oracle's strong software portfolio.



As part of demonstrating Oracle's commitment to the Solaris ecosystem in the post-acquisition era, Solaris 11 Express was recently released and we had number of senior Solaris seasoned architects & developers from across the US come meet with customers, partners and community as a whole, to articulate the innovations in Solaris technologies and appropriate implications to our customers' businesses.



The over-encompassing, albeit Solaris-focused, presentation agenda looked like below (with the order slightly being different for the 2nd day in NJ, due to customer meetings that had been setup in advance) - the slides are available below for your consumption.  If you are interested in hearing about these events in the future, please subscribe to our NYC OpenSolaris user group  mailing list.

8:30        Registration & Breakfast

9:00         Welcome Back, AgendaIsaac Rozenfeld [Audio] Focus on Financial Services - Ambreesh Khanna [Audio]


9:10        Solaris Networking Virtualization – Nicolas Droux [Audio]


10:00        Solaris Zones Update – Dan Price [Audio]


10:45        Image Packaging System – Bart Smaalders [Audio]


11:30        Platform Updates: x86 and SPARC – Sherry Moore [Audio]


12:15        Lunch, Isaac Rozenfeld's bonus session on running Solaris on top of the VirtualBox hypervisor [Audio]


1:00        Solaris Integration into Oracle – Damien Farnham [Audio]


1:45        Leaping Forward with Solaris Infiniband – David Brean [Audio]


2:30        Installation Experience Modernization – Dave Miner [Audio]


3:15        Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center – Mike Barrett [Audio]


4:00        Service Management Facility Architecture and Deployment – Liane Praza [Audio]


4:45        Q&A/Raffle



Hats off to all engineers/speakers who traveled to make this content-rich event possible, as well as to the entire Sun/Oracle marketing folks who provided excellent logistics support. Most of all - thank YOU, our customers and attendees, for asking the questions, interacting and providing excellent candid feedback regarding areas
where to take Solaris to keep meeting your growing needs! And, congratulations to the raffle/book winners!



'till next time!



Wednesday Nov 17, 2010

November to remember

Update: On December 1 and 2 we’ll be conducting a Solaris Day event at 101 Park Ave (Dec 1) and Bridgewater NJ (Dec 2).   Here’s
the registration link for both locations:  http://www.oracle.com/dm/11q1field/60801_oracle_solaris_days.html



Solaris 11 Express is out as of this Monday - http://www.oracle.com/us/products/servers-storage/solaris/solaris-11-express-185123.html


We are planning a Solaris Day: Part XIII event for NY and NJ for 12/1 and 12/2 - please go ahead and "pencil in" these dates if you're interested in learning about what's going on in Solaris-land (and are local to the NY/NJ area).  We shall have engineers from various parts of Solaris development universe talking about significant activities and accomplishments leading up to the Solaris 11 Express release.


See you there!




Friday Jun 26, 2009

Part XII - June 2009

We held an action-packed event this past week at Sun offices in Somerset, NJ and New York City, NY - the recent in the semi-annual Developer Days series (Part XII) that we had started in 2004. Those of you that had attended - a sincere thank you!


Based on the types of feedback I've heard from attendees, it had been very well received. Many of you have shared your positive reactions regarding the content that various members of Sun's engineering organizations have contributed and flew in to share at events of this sort.  A good number of customer meetings were held one-on-one in parallel, and we encourage you to take advantage of events like these to reach out to the engineering community. As promised, all of the presentations from the event have been posted and are available as one compressed file here


Just to recap, the agenda that we followed is listed below. 


• Agenda
> 9:15am Welcome Back, Quick Sun Update – Isaac Rozenfeld
> 9:30am Evolution of the Network stack – Markus Flierl/Sunay Tripathi
> 10:30am x86 Fast Reboot & Power Aware Dispatcher – Sherry Moore
> 11:30am Resource Mgmt & Virtualization Update – Steve Lawrence
> 12:30pm Lunch
> 1:00pm Installation Updates – David Miner
> 2:00pm Solaris 10 5/09 Highlights & Directions – Isaac Rozenfeld
> 2:50pm Technology Case Studies – Peter Galvin
> 3:50pm Reliability for the Cloud – Hal Stern
> 4:45pm Q&A/Raffle


Special hats off to Peter Galvin of Corporate Technologies for presenting and helping sponsor the event!


Please do stay tuned for more announcements, as we intend to continue holding these types of events for customers and community.  Additionally, if you are interested in keeping an eye on what's going on in the NY area with OpenSolaris and Solaris technologies, take a stroll to the monthly-held meetings at the NYC OpenSolaris User Group


'till next time!



Thursday Feb 05, 2009

Developer Days XII Coming Soon

Earlier in January we held a Low Latency-focused Developer Day event at our New York city offices (which had been a part of a trio of similar events held in London and Toronto just prior). Slides from that event are available here


Additionally, do keep an eye out for sometime in late May, early June timeframe - when our next Developer Day [Part XII] event will likely be taking place. (We'll be planning and announcing that shortly).


As always, if there are specific technical topics you would like to hear from Sun (or our customers) at that event, please drop me a note to isaac-AT-sun-DOT-com



Tuesday Nov 25, 2008

November 2008 Solaris/Developer Days Part XI - slides


Hello everyone,

Well, last week we had yet another action-packed day of events held on 2 consecutive days in NYC and in lovely Edison, NJ. Despite the cold weather and whatever it was that had been ailing me, I seem to have managed it - and apologise to any of you who may have felt that whatever has been ailing you for the past few days had been my doing. I got better, and I hope you will, too ;)

Below are the snapshots of the agenda, along with presentations that were given by our speakers. Please note that the agenda in New Jersey had a different order flow only due to speaker availability; the content presented on both days had been identical.


AGENDA

9:30am Welcome Back, Quick Sun Update – Isaac Rozenfeld
10:00am Storage Product Update – Neal Weiss
10:45am Software Performance and Solaris Observability - Jarod Jenson of Forsythe - For a copy of this presentation please contact Forsythe directly - Marc Kreppel (mkreppel-AT-forsythe-DOT-com)
11:45am Solaris 10 10/08 [Update 6] Highlights – Isaac Rozenfeld
12:15pm xVM Server/OpsCenter Update + demo – Michael Barrett
1:15pm Lunch
1:45pm x64 Product Update – Mike Marotta/Paul Kirtland
2:15pm xVM Desktop Virtualization – Michael Barrett
3:00pm Zones & OpenSolaris Update – Jerry Jelinek
3:45pm Cloud Computing Initiative – Hal Stern
4:45pm Q&A/Raffle


...and of course, no event would be complete without Solaris 10 media give-aways. Do join us next time (probably circa the next Solaris 10 Update release - expected sometime in 2009) for yet another amazing session.  Let us know what topics you would like to hear about, too - as these events are done FOR you.  Until then, if you are interested in keeping up with what is happening in the world of Solaris and OpenSolaris (and why the two are actually ONE), check out the New York's OpenSolaris user's group.

// $ more soon

Friday May 09, 2008

May 2008 - Solaris/Developer Days Part X - slides

Developer Days: Part X

During May 7th and 8th, in Sun's offices in NY and NJ, we had an excellent time giving updates on what Sun is doing in various engineering and field-facing organizations, fueling growth of cool technologies and solutions, especially, given our geographical location, in the financial services industry.



Below is a recap of the agenda and pertinent slides.
Please contact me if you require specifics on a customer-presented showcase highlighting "Flying Zones", and please indicate whether you would be interested in establishing a private, customer-2-customer dialogue with implementors of these technologies at CommerzBank in Frankfurt, Germany. 

Dialogues such as this are common in the industry and generally serve to benefit both private organisations.


Presentation slides can be downloaded as a bundle here

 


Agenda


09:00am	Welcome Back, Quick Sun Update – Ambreesh Khanna
09:05am Solaris 10 5/08 Highlights – Isaac Rozenfeld
09:45am SVGS (Flying Zones) – Herr Michael Bartruff, Commerzbank
10:45am Amber Road & Greenplum (Open Storage) – Neal Weiss
11:15pm Solaris Network Virtualization Update – Sunay Tripathi
12:15pm Lunch
1:00pm Sun Thin Client/VDI – Isaac Rozenfeld, Amjad Khan
1:30pm MySQL – Philip Antoniades
2:15pm Solaris Performance Assurance – Damien Farnham
3:15pm Solaris Performance Tuning – Amjad Khan
4:00pm HPC – Dave Teszler
4:30pm Q&A/Raffle/Conclusion

Hope you enjoyed attending - look for more of these events to continue in the months ahead. Please let me or your local Sun contacts know what you think, and whether you would like to present about some of your interesting use-cases to others. As a bonus, if you are interested in taking a peek at what the local NY OpenSolaris User Group community is doing on a monthly basis, have a look here: http://www.opensolaris.org/os/project/nycosug/

 

About

Isaac Rozenfeld is a Product Manager for Oracle Solaris; current responsibilities include the portfolio of networking and installation technologies in Solaris, with a focus on easing the overall application deployment experience


You can follow Isaac on Twitter @izfromsun

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