[SASAG] Next meeting is Thursday, September 14

Scott McDermott scottm at octaldream.com
Mon Sep 11 06:00:01 PDT 2006

The next Seattle Area System Administrator's Guild meeting is
Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 7pm.

There will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics.  Check them out
at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the University
of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the EE Department's
web site below. Parking is $5 after 4pm.

  Next meeting: Thursday September 14, 2006 at 7:00 PM
         Topic: Emerging Practices and Standards for
                Information Lifecycle Management 
     Presenter: Bill Pierce <bpierce at tcloud.com>
      Location: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
                Room 403
                University of Washington Campus
    Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/directions.html
      Web Site: http://www.sasag.org/

Talk Abstract

Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) is an effort to formally align
the business requirements of data with the storage services that support
it.  It is not a product, but a process that could benefit most
organizations.  Failure to do this can result in lost data, stolen data,
unavailable data, overly expensive data and too much useless data.  The
Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is working to define Best
Practices and standards to support ILM.  This talk will describe ongoing
work in the SNIA and its application to the data and storage resources
at a small software company.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Bill Pierce started his career as an experimental physicist at
Cornell University, the University of Washington and Northwest Research
Associates, Inc.  In 1995, he turned to systems administration and
software engineering, supporting scientific projects during the early
growth of the Internet.  From 1998-2002 Bill worked on one of the first
SAN Management applications at Vixel Corp.  Since 2002 he has been
actively involved in the Storage Networking Industry Association and the
development of Information Lifecycle Management at TeraCloud Corp.  Bill
is the author of the Open Source storage utilities fcping and io_profile
and numerous scientific and technical articles. He is a member of the
Seattle Area System Administrators Guild and a founding member of the
League of Professional System Administrators.

This is FREE and open to the public and a wonderful opportunity.

The Seattle Area System Administrator's Guild (SASAG) is a local group
for system & network administrators in Greater Seattle Area.  We are a
local chapter of both SAGE and LOPSA, but membership in either is not a
requirement.  We sponsor a regular monthly meeting open to the public on
the second Thursday if each month at 7 p.m.

Check out our Web site for more information:


Special thanks to Silicon Mechanics (www.siliconmechanics.com) for providing
our server and to Blue Gecko (www.bluegecko.net) for giving it a home!

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