"All About Storage"

Waltham MA 6:00-9:00pm

Monthly Meeting of the Virtualization Group - Boston (www.virtg.com)

Tuesday September 8, 2009

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Microsoft Office - Waltham

201 Jones Road, Waltham MA

Sixth Floor: Room MPR-B

Directions & Map link

PerfectDisk by Raxco Logo

StarWind Software

Thanks to our Community Sponsors: PerfectDisk, and StarWind Software

Join us for en evening of Pizza and Tech Talk as we explore an important part of virtualization -- where we put out stuff.  It's storage night in the big room!  We have two great presentations on tap looking at two different aspects of storage and the impacts they have in our brave new virtualized world.

6:00-7:00   

Networking, News, Introductions, Pizza

7:00-7:50

The Impact of Logical and Physical Fragmentation in a Virtual Environment by Bob Nolan of PerfectDisk (Raxco)

Abstract: Fragmentation is a normal byproduct of the Windows file system, but there is a great deal of misunderstanding with respect to what it really is and its impact. This presentation debunks the myths, describes the differences between logical and physical fragmentation,  and explains the impact both have on real and virtual system performance. We examine the implications of fragmentation in a virtual environment where there is competition for finite resources between guests, and between the guests and the host. The presentation addresses issues with both ESX and Hyper-V virtualization platforms and offers solutions to minimizing the potential for conflicts and maximizing virtual I/O throughput.

8:00-8:45   

Presentation by Bob Boule of StarWind Software

8:45-9:00   

Raffle and Prizes

Cleanup Immediately after

Registration Links:

http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=140759

Registration not required, but is strongly recommended to let us know how much food we need to purchase. 

· Live Event In Waltham: http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=140759 · Online Attendance:  Not Available

Our VirtG monthly meetings are free for members and non-members (thanks to our great sponsors).  We prefer that you register for the event in advance so that we know how much Pizza to purchase.  Please register using the link above.