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Tuesday April 14th - Carl Katz Book Launch & Screening of " Something Ventured"
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Carl Katz's book launch for "IT Consulting Secrets" PLUS "Something Ventured"

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
6:30 PM

The Cranium Office
308 East Fifth Ave, Vancouver, BC

Carl Katz Book Launch for IT professionals called "IT Consulting Secrets" – it’s available in print and eBook. April 14th - 630PM

This Event will be followed with a Screening of SOMETHING VENTURED tells the story of the creation of an industry that went on to become the single greatest engine of innovation and economic growth in the 20th century. It is told by the visionary risk-takers who dared to make it happen…Tom Perkins, Don Valentine, Arthur Rock, Dick Kramlich and others. The film also includes some of our finest entrepreneurs sharing how they worked with these venture capitalists to grow world-class companies like Intel, Apple, Cisco, Atari, Genentech, Tandem and others.

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Something Ventured is being Screened Free as part of
Vancouver Technology User Groups "Cloud Dreams 2015" Series

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Refreshments served & Networking begins at 6pm

VANTUG and .Net BC, are having a joint meeting Hosted by on “XtremIO and the Microsoft application stack”
April 30th,2015

VANTUG and .Net BC, are having a joint meeting Hosted by on “XtremIO and the Microsoft application stack”
Apr 30, 2015: 6pm Welcome @ BCIT DT Campus Rooms 280 & 282
555 Seymour Street Vancouver BC,


XtremIO and the Microsoft application stack
Flash technology is redefining the datacentre by providing unprecedented workload consolidation, agility, performance and dramatic cost savings. In this session we will show how EMC’s XtremIO disruptive Flash technology provides new and unique capabilities to better service user needs in your Microsoft environments in a more cost effective, efficient manner while delivering consistent/predictable performance at scale. EMC XtremIO’s All-Flash Array is built from the ground up to optimize Flash and provides Always-on Data Services of In-Ine Dedupe and Compression, Data Protection and Thin Provisioning that is industry leading. An example is our unique ability to provide instantaneous zero-cost snapshots to allow multiple copies of your SQL Server databases as and when needed without impacting production.

Michael Morris
XtremIO Principal Solution Architect
10+ yrs working as a Developer, DBA, GIS Administrator and Statistical Analyst before joining EMC where I’ve been fortunate to be involved in all aspects of testing Flash (SSD) technology. From initial work on manual storage tiering, to the introduction of the very first Flash drives in the then CX4 Storage Array, followed by the progression to Fully Automated Storage Tiering for Virtual Pools (FAST VP) for EMC VNX and VMAX series arrays. This was followed by a natural progression to working on EMC XtremIO’s All-Flash Array.

Pizza and Refreshments will be served.

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VANTUG and .Net BC, are having a joint meeting Hosted by on “XtremIO and the Microsoft application stack”

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May 7th MVP Roadshow with Charlie Russel on Cloud OS
Charlie Russel
Microsoft MVP

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