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January 2015 Regular MUG Meeting

We meet at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Farmington Community Library.

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It's 2015 and I have a busy year ahead.  Advanced compute is permeating to wearables (health/fitness/augmentation), sensors (smart meters/factories/cities) and beyond (autonomous vehicles/drones/robots).  These new devices are all networked (Internet of Things) and my organization is starting to look at how to capitalize on them.  All of these new devices will produce gobs of data that have to be analyzed by someone.  Will that be in my data center or in the cloud?  More likely it will be some kind of hybrid - how will I manage and orchestrate all this?  Oh yeah - I also periodically still hear about this IPv6 thing.  Do we really need that?  Can't we just add more NAT?  Haven't they been saying we'll need that for the past 5 years and we're still fine, right?  Isn't IPv6 really still 10 years or more off?  Isn't it my ISP's problem?  Why should I care about it?  And I'm so busy already, I don't have time for something new.  Still - I keep seeing it pop up in the media, should I care about it?  And if I should, why?  How does it benefit me or my organization?  How is it more important than the 10 other critical priorities I have?  Join us for a frank overview of where things are at, adoption/predictions and potential benefits and business cases.  For those interested, some time will also be devoted to getting started including a basic approach, configurations and common questions/troubleshooting techniques.

JIm Small will once again be presenting about IPV6 for the whole of the MUG meeting. He'll start off with why IPV6 is important, where we're at with adoption, the benefits of IPV6 adoption, and predicitions for how much more we need to do in order to say that IPV6 was adopted. He'll then show in detail how ti implement and configure for IPV6 along with common questions and troubleshooting.

Even if you don't have plans for depolying IPV6 in 2015 you won't want to miss this presentation. IPV6 is coming sooner than you think!

James R. Small is a Senior Architect with AT&T where he helps clients map business vision into technology roadmaps, plan tactical and strategic architectures and deliver IT solutions for large and global organizations.  His 20 years of experience in IT have included teaching networking and security at Macomb Community College, presenting at a variety of user groups and major conferences including the North American IPv6 Summit and appearing as a subject matter expert on the Packet Pushers podcast.  He has worked for small, mid-size and large companies as both an employee and a consultant.  When he's not immersed in research for his next deliverable he enjoys running, managing his eldest's hockey team and traveling with his family.

We'll also have books to give away courtesy of Pearson covering Ubuntu, Cloud, and even BSD. You need to be present to win so make sure you're at the meeting to win!

Hope to see you there!

January 13th, 2015 6:30 PM   through   8:45 PM
32737 W 12 Mile Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
United States

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