~~SPECIAL NOTICE (Updated
Hi again MUG Members,
~~ Join Us As We Move
Forward in 2021, For Our February Virtual Event ~~
See details below.
February 23, 2021 at 12:00 PM: Plans are
finalized for this rescheduled virtual meeting, titled: "Rethink Your Storage Refresh"
featuring Don Lind of IBM (details & bio below)
Rethink Your Storage Refresh
What is it like to
replace your aging legacy storage with something that just keeps getting
better all the time, and makes your job easier? IBM will share new
options that provide a future-proofed connection between on-premise data
and the public cloud. IBM's new FlashSystems leverage Spectrum
Virtualize to make the link incredibly easy as well as provide the
ability to continue to use existing storage investment by virtualizing
it behind the FlashSystem. Business continuity, disaster recovery and
investment protection made easy!
Don has 30 years of experience in the IT industry and focusing on
servers, storage and networking. Besides IBM he has worked at HPE,
LeftHand Networks and a value-added reseller. Key areas of interest are
software-defined storage and memory-based computing leveraging NVMe.
March 23, 2021 (Tuesday): TBD as conditions allow.
April 22, 2021: TBD
May 2021: End of year party
the uncertainty remains, there can & likely will continue to be modifications as conditions
ask your patience & support in making the season the best possible.
MUG Board of Directors
Please read the MUG
COVID-19 Update message below:
our user group season progresses, we are eager to get back to regular in-person
meetings at our favorite establishments. However, in keeping with current health
guidelines, we must continue the season virtually to ensure the well-being of
MUG Board of Directors will continue to evaluate CDC guidelines, NYS/local
mandates and DOH regulations to make responsible decisions for the health and
safety of our members and guests, with regards to the re-opening of our
in-person meetings. In the meantime we are planning to hold virtual meetings to
fulfill our commitment to provide education and value to our membership.
you for your patience and co-operation throughout these unprecedented times."
of the MUG Board of Directors
David Giambra, President
Registration is now open for
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Our past events and plans .....
24, 2020 Event:
Postponed until further notice
27, 2020 Event (Tuesday):
We were excited to have had IBM Platform Leader, Steven Fier, talk about IBM’s recent announcements around Power9, IBMi Operating System
and Cloud. The pandemic has not slowed down IBM from refreshing the Power9
hardware in July and enhancing the IBMi software stack in October. IBM has
supercharged the platform with many great new features and offerings. The
presentation boiled down the information and highlighted key announcements.
December 10, 2020: Cancelled due to low
Unfortunately, The MUG virtual holiday party set for December
10 had to be cancelled due to a low registration rate. We want to thank everyone who was
involved in the planning for their efforts.
We understand this was a trying year for all and we hope everyone was able
to end 2020 on a positive and healthy note. We hope you all had a Happy Holiday and the
MUG board looks forward to reconvening in February 2021.
Please feel free to check back often for additional
details which are added regularly, as they become available.
Our 2020-21 meeting season is here!
excited about getting back together! There promises to be some
coming up!! We'll keep you posted.
tuned for posting of any preliminary details, as soon as they become available!!
input anyone has as to locations, topics, prospective new members, etc. are
welcome & would be greatly appreciated.
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