1. VirtG Boston President Tim Mangan kicks off the fourth annual Deep Dive Day held in picturesque Randolf MA on March 10, 2012.

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  2. While the Virtualizaiton 101 session operates at a higher level, this session is more of a technology dive for people that understand the concepts of virtualizaiton but need a deeper understanding of the terminologies and technologies. Many things are build upon key building blocks. In grade school it is the "three Rs". In football, it is blocking and tackling. In hockey it is skating and checking. In soccer it is dribbling, dribling, and, well, more dribbling. Virtualization also has its key building blocks that every Pro in "IT Pro" must learn to understand not only how these technologies work, but to understand what your vendor said really means. In this session, VirtG President Tim Mangan will take you through the key building blocks on which all of the virtualization technologies discussed at the conference today are built upon. Understand terms like layering and isolation; hooking (not the hockey kind), and redirection; emulation, and virtualization; spoofing, and caching; and streaming. You will learn how different vendors use these terms to differentiate themselves, enlighten you, or, just to confuse the market while sounding cool.
    President of Virtualization Boston. Tim Mangan holds the title of "Kahuna" at TMurgent Technologies LLP. Prior to launching TMurgent, Tim was with many software and/or hardware companies including Softricity, Sync Research, Tylink, Avanti Communications, Memotec, Teleglobe, Infinet, and ComputerVision. Somewhere in between he also did consulting work for the WAN side of a major US bank. At one point he was the President of the Frame Relay Forum, an international consurtium of Communication Carriers, Vendors, and Users. Tim speaks at many conferences and has been awarded by Microsoft as a "Most Valuable Professional for Terminal Services" in 2007 and MVP for Application Virtualization in 2008-2012. He also was awarded the "Citrix Technolgy Professional" designation in 2010 and beyond. His twitter handle is @TimothyMangan. Check out his blogs: brianmadden.com/Blogs/TimMangan and tmurgent.com/TmBlog

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  3. In this session, Paul Braren will give an overview of how he creates a virtualization test lab using commodity hardware. For an IT Pro, having a low cost, low power consumption virtualization platform for a home lab is a dream. Paul will show how he has created such a platform, called vZilla. The session will cover equipment, configuration, and a demo highlighting key capabilities.
    A member of Virtualization Boston, Paul Braren works for IBM by day. In his personal blog site tinkertry.com Paul discusses his trials building an optimal, affordable test platform using virtualization.

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  4. Cloud computing is a hot topic and front of mind for many enterprises today. This session will provide real-world perspectives on how successful IaaS style cloud operators have accomplished their objectives using cloud architectures, and how you can leverage these lessons within your enterprise or as a managed service. We will cover cloud as a stepping stone from traditional server virtualization through to very large scale cloud infrastructures and detail how deployment and architectural differences can make all the difference when talking about “the cloud”.
    While these lessons will be drawn from the Citrix customer base, there will be no direct presentation of Citrix cloud solutions.

    Tim Mackey is a corporate evangelist for XenServer and CloudStack within the Citrix Cloud Platforms Group and oversees the server virtualization and cloud orchestration technical competencies. He joined Citrix through the Reflectent acquisition in 2004, and served as architect and developer for Citrix EdgeSight; an end user experience performance monitoring solution. In 2007, Mr. Mackey became technical product manager for the EdgeSight product line and then in 2009 product manager for the Citrix Essentials self-service virtualization components. Prior to Citrix, Mr. Mackey was an architect and developer at EventZero, and helped to design the first self check-out systems for retailers at Optimal Robotics.

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  5. This very vendor independent session will discuss the several virtualization options to PC users, whether your preference is a Windows, Mac, or Linux desktop. We'll talk about the various desktop virtualization products (free and commercial)that are available. We will also compare the use of virtualization as a viable alternative to dual booting.
    A portion of the session will feature my Acer Aspire One netbook with a demo a virtual desktop running via Virtual Box. Finally, we will also look at using Virtual Network Computing (VNC), including how we are using VNC at my work to access our Linux Vms, especially as an alternative to expensive X servers, such as Exceed.

    Jerry Feldman is a Software Engineer at Algorithmics, an IBM Company. He also runs the Boston Linux and Unix User Group (one of the sponsors for this awesome event).

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Deep Dive 2012

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Our fourth annual deep dive into all things virtual. We bring together speakers from all around the industry to give VERY deep talks about all forms of virtualization. We cover server, desktop, application, presentation, and storage virtualization, "the…


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Our fourth annual deep dive into all things virtual. We bring together speakers from all around the industry to give VERY deep talks about all forms of virtualization. We cover server, desktop, application, presentation, and storage virtualization, "the cloud", and more. This is technical talk, not "marketecture". This is an all day event with multiple tracks. Understanding that some are new to virtualization, we will have some "hit the ground running" sessions to get you started. So whether you are a newbee or an experienced virtualization guru, we will have content that is to your liking. There is so munch content in fact that, like last year, and the year before that, we will be recording most sessions and making them available to attendees so you do not miss any of the action. Attend the sessions that you feel you will have the most questions on and get your questions answered. Then after the event, go back and review the sessions you attended and/or hit the other sessions that you missed through our website.

Vendors, speakers and other virtualization geeks will be on hand to make sure you have an opportunity to get answers to the really tough questions. Who knows you just maybe pick up a bit of swag while you are here. Speaking of swag... For those that attended prior years, you probably recall the line of tables that was completely full of great stuff. We had so much swag that every attendee went home with something. Do you think we can do it again? This year we hope it will be much of the same. Take a look at our world class sponsors in the right pane ====>>> Not only are they bringing you knowledge, most of them are bringing goodies. Take a look at the goodies table that Microsoft donated last year which included an XBox 360 + Kinect Bundle, games, books, hardware and software. Rumor has it that several of the sponsors are also holding drawings for some really cool enterprise software or gadgets at their sessions or tables. More on that the day of the event.

All of this is great but what sessions will we have? How about this for a sampling:

Current State of Virtualization Desktops - KeyNote with Brian Madden
Hyper-V Scripts & Snips from the field
Introduction to Hyper-V
Top 10 things every IT Admin should know about Cloud
Inside System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012
Latest and Greatest in App-V Sequencing
Build Your Own Virtualization Lab (Microsoft and VmWare)
Virtualizing Exchange 2010
Systems Security and Forensics (maybe, not confirmed yet)
Virtualization 101: A primer for those new to the Virtualization space
Virtualization 201: A look into common technology underpinings used in Virtualization
Many, more as we have at least 15 different technical sessions to deliver

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