[nylug-announce] NY Linux Users Grp. Apr meeting 4/16 Scalability & Manageability of Linux Enterprise & Datacenter solutions
rguerin at nylug.org
Mon Apr 14 10:30:00 EDT 2003
The New York Linux Users Group presents
Nish Deodhar of Candle Corp.
Enterprise and Datacenter Solutions, Scalability and Manageability
April 16, 2003
IBM Headquarters Building
590 Madison Avenue at 57th Street
9th Floor, home to the IBM Linux Center of Competency
** RSVP Instructions**
Unless you have already rsvp'ed for a prior meeting, everyone
should RSVP to attend. http://rsvp.nylug.org
Check in with photo ID at the lobby for badge and room number.
Scalability and Manageability:
In this April 16 meeting, Nish Deodhar will dispel truth from falsehood
in examining what can be done today in the enterprise with the open,
free, gratis too operating system, Linux. Nish will examine Linux'
current limitations and future directions (especially in the Linux
kernel threading area) and explore what other approaches (clustering
[harnessing uni-processing]; virtual machine exploitation [e.g.,
simultaneous instances of Linux]; symmetric multi-processing [SMP]) can
be used to create a Linux-based datacenter that scales well. Options in
the enterprise market that are sorely needed and rightly welcomed.
Linux can arguably claim the crown for running on the widest range of
hardware of any operating system (OS), although you might want to note
NetBSD in this respect. Linux also runs on a multitude of processors,
platforms across the computing spectrum. From the lowliest embedded
processor device, to the largest supercomputers and multi-processor
Thus, Linux can encompass consumer devices, PCs, PC-based servers,
non-PC servers, as well as mainframes, in sum, systems across myriad
architectures. Why, even the Microsoft Xbox game console can run Linux
-- recycling is good. Yet, scalability is regarded by some as the Linux
Achilles Heel, the barrier to truly scaleable enterprise performance.
To address this bounty of much, Linux on heterogeneous enterprise
hardware, as well as to tie disparate Linux architectures, set-ups into
a simpler, supported, efficient solution the hard working folks at
Candle Corporation developed Omegamon XE. Nish will also discuss how
Candle Omegamon XE tackles and solves the problems enterprises face.
If you are interested in meeting the issues of stability,
administrability, reliability, scalability in the enterprise, or just
wish to keep abreast of the available solutions in this respect for your
edification and future use you will be interested in this 16 April
meeting. See you there, on the first row.
For More Information Visit:
Candle Corp. Omegamon Performance and Availability Monitors
Omegamon XE for Linux
About Nish Deodhar:
* Masters in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern
* Worked on a research paper (unpublished, USC internal) titled
``Porting TCP Vegas to Linux'' in 1995 -- ``So have worked with Linux
on and off for a while. :)''
* Currently Product Manager for Candle's Distributed Systems products.
Involved in setting strategic product directions.
* Most recently developed the OMEGAMON XE for Linux solution. A Linux OS
performance and availability monitoring agent.
* Worked on Tuxedo, Lotus Notes, PeopleSoft, primarily from a
performance monitoring aspect.
* Additionally, like dabbling with C++, Design Patterns, STL, etc. Prior
to Candle employment developed 8051 based firmware.
Swag of undetermined value and quantity may be distributed on a
first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early for the best selection
Immediately after the presentation and continuing at Houlihans,
we will be gathering for a keysigning. So for those who have keys
already, please remember to bring hard-copy printouts of your
40-character key fingerprint. If you haven't created a key yet,
our howto docs are posted here: http://www.nylug.org/keys
And then after the meeting... Join us around 8:15pm or so at
Houlihans, 677 Lexington and 56th, upstairs back room
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Special thanks to John Bacalle for preparing this announcement!
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