8/11 Meeting: Data Deduplication – Practical Opensource Applications

Date: August 11th, 2011
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 403
University of Washington Campus
Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/about/contact.html
Subject: Data Deduplication – Practical Opensource Applications
Presenter: Nick Webb

Data deduplication is a hot topic in storage and saves significant
disk space for many environments, with some trade offs. We’ll discuss
what deduplication is and where the Open Source solutions are versus
commercial offerings. Presentation will lean towards the practical —
where attendees can use it in their real world projects (what works,
what doesn’t, should you use in production, etcetera).

Specific implementations covered: LessFS, SDFS (OpenDedupe), BackupPC.

Nick Webb is the founder of Seattle, Washington based Red Wire
Services, LLC and has made a career of designing solutions that
improve data availability and enable disaster recovery. Nick brings
more than 10 years of experience planning, implementing and
maintaining best practice solutions for systems management for a wide
range of organizations. His firm, Red Wire Services, specializes in
preparing small businesses to survive technological disasters — while
also helping unprepared organizations recover their data and systems
so they can return to operation.

Nick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the
University of Idaho and is a certified LPIC-2 Advanced Linux
Professional. He has extensive experience in both Linux/UNIX and
Windows platforms working mostly as a professional system
administrator from 1999 to 2010.
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As always, 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 above. Parking is $5 after 5pm.