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NYC local event: UNIGROUP 20-OCT-2016 (Thu) Meeting: Using Object Storage / Cloud Storage

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Jeff Jonas

Oct 14, 2016, 1:13:10 AM10/14/16
Unigroup is next week on Thursday evening...
Please RSVP if you will be attending...



Topic: Fundamentals of Using Object Storage

Speaker: Candida Valois,
Senior Sales Engineer,
Scality <>

When: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 (** Regular 3rd Thursday **)

Where: The Cooper Union <>
School of Engineering
41 Cooper Square (3rd Ave @ 7th St, bet. 6th & 7th Sts)
East Village, Manhattan
New York City
Meeting Room: LL101_CS (** New Building: LL=Lower Level **)

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.


Unigroup's October 2016 meeting will be on Object Storage, often
referred to as Cloud Storage. We hope to cover the following
Object Storage topics: Fundamentals, Techniques/Architectures,
Programmer/Developer REST APIs, Systems Administration,
Integration and Networking issues.

Unigroup's meeting schedule for 2016 is currently:
20-OCT-2016: Fundamentals of Using Object Storage (Speaker: Scality).
17-NOV-2016: The Latest WiFi Standards.

And for beyond that, Unigroup has a couple of interesting meetings
in the works on the following topics: The Latest C/C++ Standards,
The State of the C++ Ecosystem, High Performance Computing Clusters.



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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
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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" (note: things tend to work out OK).



Topic: Fundamentals of Using Object Storage

Related Topics/Keywords

Computer Systems Storage Architecture, File Storage,
Object Storage, Cloud Computing, Cloud Storage,
Filesystems, Computing Infrastructure, Networking, REST API.

Introduction & Description of Talk:

File and Object Storage:
What is it, How does it Compare, Why does it matter?

Presentation Outline
- Storage Trends
- Basic Storage Types
- Legacy vs Object Storage
- Flexibility
- Performance at Scale
- More Reliable: How to Protect, Manage, and Distribute.
- Use Cases
- Demo: S3 REST API using NodeJS

References & Web Resources:

What Is Object Storage by Tim Barry (via LinkedIn):

Wikipedia on Object Storage:

Wikipedia on Cloud Storage:

Scality RING Object Distributed Storage Overview:

Scality RING Datasheet:

Scality Whitepaper: Integrating Scality RING into OpenStack:

Scality Technical Resources/Whitepapers/Videos:

Scality Blog:

Scality Blog: The Information Age Drives Storages Petabyte Era:

Scality Blog: Being In Three Or More Places At Once:

Scality Petabyte-scale Data Storage Demo/Trial:

Wikipedia on REST:

Wikipedia on Node.JS:


Speaker Biography

Candida Valois, Senior Sales Engineer, Scality.

Candida Valois is a Senior Sales Engineer with 16+ years of IT
experience in architecture and development of software products
and solutions for various industries across many countries.
Currently helping customers achieve their Cloud Object Storage
and Software Defined Storage architecture implementation goals.


Company Biography

Scality is the leader in software-defined storage at petabyte-scale.
Founded in 2009, Scality has deployed software storage solutions
that delivers billions of files to more than one hundred million
users daily with 100% availability. Scality customers include the
world's largest enterprises, particularly in media,
telecommunications, and cloud. For more information please visit
the Scality Web Site:



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.

Note: Our book supply is currently running low, and we need to


Fee Schedule:

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.
MasterCard, VISA, Discover (since 2013).

! 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!



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.

Our thanks go to Scality for sponsoring the food service for
this meeting!



The Cooper Union <>
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/N/Q' to Union Square, then walk South and East.
or transfer to the downtown '6' to Astor Place.
'B/D/F/V' to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk North and East,
or transfer to the uptown '6' to Astor Place.

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), across from the West side of
Cooper Square, as well as various others in the area.


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



** 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.



a) NAB/CCW - NAB Show (formerly: Content & Communications World) / SATCON

Dates: Wed, Nov 09, 2016
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

Where: Javits Center
Midtown, NYC

For information and complimentary exhibits registration visit:

(Note: Complimentary exhibits-only registration codes were sent
out to previous attendees, look for the oldest codes you



We have a series of meetings in the works:
- 20161020: Fundamentals of Using Object Storage (Speaker: Scality).
- 20161117: The Latest WiFi Standards.
- 2017????: What's new in the latest C/C++ Standards.
- 2017????: The State of the C++ Ecosystem.
- 2017????: High Performance Computing Clusters.
- Planning: Popular Linux Distribution Round-Up and Comparison
(aka: Are there too many Linux Distributions?)
- Planning: Building a Data Server with Oracle/Sun ZFS
- Planning: Virtualization: KVM, Xen/XenServer, VirtualBox
- Planning: DNS / Dynamic DNS
- Planning: Fibrechannel and iSCSI Storage
- Planning: IPsec and VPNs (possibly 2 meetings)
- Planning: Cloud and Grid Computing
- Planning: Unix/Linux Authentication
- Planning: NO SPAM!
- Planning: Crypto / PKI / GPG-PGP
- Planning: The latest on *BSD (FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD)
- Planning: The latest on Solaris
- Planning: Anti-Virus
- Unix/Linux/BSD Clusters and Clustered Databases
- Patching and Updating Unix/Linux/BSD (rpm. yum, yast, apt, etc.)
- Building Custom Kernels Unix/Linux/BSD
- 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
- Java and/or JavaScript Programming
- Web Development Frameworks

** 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.



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 the
Unix/Linux/BSD Operating Systems and User Communities. Unigroup
meetings tend to be focused towards System Administrators, Network
Administrators, and Software Developers.

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):
10/20/2016, 11/17/2016, 12/??/2016, 01/19/2017, ...
Also watch for Special Event meetings and "Field Trips" to the
facilities of local hardware and software vendors.

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