Emerging Trends for High Availability

Asim Zuberi & Ayaz Mudarris

Tuesday March 27th at 7:00pm
College of DuPage, Room 2800


Several major trends are affecting the evolution of enterprise computing architectures. Shrinking budgets and the complexities associated with distributed management are encouraging a recentralization of critical resources. The availability of ever larger servers and favorable cost factors, particularly in the purchase of storage hardware, are helping to make recentralization economically feasible.

High Availabilty configurations that offer fully automated fault management have become a mainstream technology in the distributed model. Due to the increasing criticality of enterprise data, proactive availability management is becoming a necessity for more and more applications. Recentralization offers opportunities to improve overall availabilty management while reducing costs. New architectures, such as storage area networks (SANs), have emerged to supplement these architectures and to offer more choices to improve performance, availabilty and management.

The purpose of this presentation is to educate the viewer about SANs technology, and secondly to to focus on the features of a high availability management tool.

Speaker Bio

Asim Zuberi has been working with "High Availability" management tools for over 3 years, and has gained expertise with both Veritas "First Watch" and "Veritas Cluster Server" products. He is responsible for implementing the first clusters to be installed at Lucent, Reuters, Spiegel and CNet.

Asim is currently working as a Senior Consultant with Collective Technologies.

Ayaz Mudarris has 5+ years experience in systems management. He assists clients with installing, configuring, and maintaining heterogeneous UNIX and Windows NT environments. His specialty is providing expertise for Storage Area Networks (SANs), Security, Enterprise Backup solutions and High Availability (HA) systems.

Ayaz is currently working as a Senior Consultant for Collective Technologies.

Getting to the meeting

The next general meeting of UniForum Chicago will be:

        March 27th, 2001
	7:00pm to 9:00pm
        College of DuPage
        Building SRC, Rm 2800abc
        22nd and Lambert
        Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56).
Take Butterfield West to Lambert Rd, then Lambert Rd North to 22nd St.
Turn right and look for Lot 2 or the Faculty/Staff parking lot (behind Lot 1) on the right side of 22nd St.
Walk to the SRC building, room 2800 is on the second floor of the west side of the building,
upstairs from the north doors facing Lot 2.

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