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Our monthly meetings are ordinarily held the first Wednesday of every month from noon to 1 PM. Our guest speakers in the past have included the president of the Linux users group doing a live show-and-tell installation of Linux, engineers from Microsoft, Cisco, VMware, Dell, and other presenters of this type. We get engineers to come talk to us, and we ask them to give us the nuts and bolts details of how to make these systems work

Please join us for the March meeting - Wednesday, March 7th!


When:  Wednesday, March 7th, 2018, from noon to 1:00 p.m.


Where:  BP Energy Center, 1014 Energy Ct, Anchorage, AK 99508:

(NEW Link to Map & Directions) -


Who:  All NUGA members and Guests welcome


Topic:  Datrium - Open Converged Infrastructure for Hybrid Clouds




Gone are the days that IT staff want to configure, manage, and troubleshoot their infrastructure.  IT administrators demand simplicity; all that matters is that applications run simply, reliably and fast.


Hyperconverged Infrastructure (“HCI”) took a first step towards enabling this new computing paradigm, which according to Gartner will reach $10 Billion in sales by 2021.


The next step is Open Converged Infrastructure, which provides a powerful, cost-effective yet simple approach to increasing system/application performance under increased workloads.  This new breed of convergence is:


·  Simpler than Hyperconverged without vendor lock-ins

·  Faster than All Flash Arrays

·  No Backup Silos


Datrium delivers a new breed of tier-1 converged infrastructure with consumer-grade simplicity by combining compute, primary and secondary storage, and cloud backup into a single platform.


Datrium DVX extends beyond HCI to address both mission critical, low latency workloads as well as backup and cloud data management for hybrid clouds.



Presented by:    Bryce LeBlanc, Principal Systems Engineer – Pacific Northwest, Datrium



It should be another terrific presentation so plan now to attend and bring a guest!


As always, we will have pizza (and now salad!) (sponsored by Datrium!) available for your eating pleasure along with door prizes and free information!


Meetings Calendar - 2017  
All meetings will be at the BP Energy Center from 12:00-1:00 pm

February:     Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
March:          Thursday, March 7th, 2018
March:          Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 (April's meeting)
April:            Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 (May's meeting)
June:            Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
        July:             Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
        August:        Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
        September:  Wednesday, September 5, 2018
        October:       Wednesday, October 3, 2018
        November:   Thursday November 7, 2018
        December:   Wednesday, December 5, 2018

If you would like more information or have ideas for topics for future meetings please contact us.  We hope to see you all there!

Any further questions regarding this meeting or ideas for future meetings should be directed to