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June AZOSUG Meeting: OpenSolaris 2009.06. What? Why? How?

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (MST)

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You are invited to the AZOSUG (Arizona OpenSolaris User Group) meeting June 16!

THIS MONTH'S TOPIC: What's Cool about the new OpenSolaris 2009.06

WHEN: June 16, 4:30-6:30.  This group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month to discuss topics related to Sun Microsystems software, hardware and services.

WHERE: Sun Microsystems, 2398 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 950, Phoenix, AZ 85016

PARKING: is available in the underground parking lots.  Follow the signs on the west side of the complex to Visitor Parking.  Proceed to the red elevators for building 2398 and go to the 9th floor.  We will validate parking.  You can also park for free across the street at the mall area.

Mark Mulligan of Sun Microsystems will cover:

  • OpenSolaris vs. Solaris vs. Solaris Nevada vs. Solaris Express - How to make sense of all the releases.
  • The Solaris(es) Lifecycles
  • Why use OpenSolaris?
  • What features from OpenSolaris that will be discussed will NOT be backported into Solaris 10

Jeff Savit of Sun Microsystems will cover:

  • OpenSolaris and Solaris
  • New features in OpenSolaris 2009.06:
  • SPARC and Intel support
  • Crossbow network virtualization
  • Advanced and customized install
  • CIFS and COMSTAR iSCSI target support
  • OpenHA cluster
  • support model and pricing
  • New features for the desktop
  • New features for the developer
  • The Road Forward with Solaris and OpenSolaris

Mark's bio:
Mark Mulligan is a Sun Microsystems Sr. Systems Engineer and native of the Valley of the Sun.  Mark has spent the last 12 years working at Sun experiencing and assisting customers with adoption of Sun's innovative technologies and realization of business value using Sun's products and technologies.  Before that, he worked for the City of Phoenix architecting and introducing UNIX (AIX, SunOS, and Solaris), TCP/IP networking (over token ring no less) to the City's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) network.  Before that, he worked as a VTAM/NCP Systems Programmer.

Jeff's bio:
Jeff Savit is a Sun Microsystems Principal Field Technologist, Datacenter Ambassador, and OS Ambassador working in areas including Solaris, Virtualization, Linux, Java, migration, and application and system architecture.

Jeff is expert in operating systems, virtualization and systems performance, where he has many years of production use and internals-level expertise, which he now applies to Sun operating system and virtualization technologies.

Before joining Sun, he was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch, where he had technical and managerial roles in development, systems management, market data, architecture, and web applications.  He introduced the first use of the TCP/IP protocol to Merrill Lynch, wrote market data portions of Merrill Lynch's Internet trading applications, and created one of the Internet's first stock quote web sites.

Mr. Savit is the author of the Sun Blueprint "Energy Efficiency Strategies: Sun Server Virtualization Technology", and the Virtualization chapter of the "Datacenter Reference Guide" Blueprint.  He also wrote or coauthored several books: "Enterprise Java", "VM & CMS: Performance and Fine Tuning", "VM/CMS Concepts and Facilities", and "IBM Mainframes", and contributed to others: "VM Applications Handbook", "The REXX Handbook", and "The VM/ESA Handbook".  He has also been published in SIGPLAN Notices, a journal of the Association of Computing Machinery.  Mr. Savit has been a featured speaker at conferences including those listed above, InternetWorld, SHARE, GUIDE, Australasian SHARE/GUIDE, and the Modula-2 Users Group.  He also served on a computer science delegation to the People's Republic of China.


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Sun Microsystems
2398 E Camelback Road
Suite 950
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (MST)


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