CMG Canada is having its spring two-day session April 24 and 25th and We hope you’ll attend!
Tue, Apr 24, 2018 3:45 PM – 4:50 PM EDT
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See Day 2 Schedule
This program is a great venue for sharing information about IT performance management and capacity planning, whether it’s new products, customer experiences, explaining methodologies or processes or just sharing what you know.
Dates: April 24 and 25
Time: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM both days.
Location: C’est What? on Front St. East in downtown Toronto. (It’s easily accessible by car, by public transit (TTC, GO commuter trains and the UP airport train all stop at nearby Union Station) or from anywhere downtown through the underground PATH.)
- 8:30 AM – Continental breakfast, sign-in & registration
- 9:00 AM – Capacity Management Essentials: a Framework for Capacity Analysis – Debbie Sheetz, MBI Solutions
- Remote Presentation as CMG Webinar Available
- ABSTRACT: What are the essential steps of a Capacity Analysis? This is an introduction to the topic, focusing on the required elements. We begin with defining the purpose of the capacity study, analyze historical measurements, proceed to the ‘what-if’ phase, and report our results. Actual capacity study content is used to illustrate the principles described.
- PRESENTER: Debbie joined the Capacity Practice of MBI Solutions, LLC as a Principal Consultant in August 2015. She provides in and out-of-the-box solutions for capacity and performance questions as a Professional Service, specializing in Distributed Systems platforms and BMC Software’s Capacity Management software. Originally hired to work on the first version of BEST/1 at BGS Systems, she had 38 years of experience developing and supporting capacity and performance analysis software with BMC Software/BGS Systems. She provided applied solutions for performance analysis and capacity planning challenges for customers, partners, and BMC field consultants. Based in Customer Support, she worked with product engineering and marketing on refining existing solutions and designing new solutions. Prior to working on Distributed Systems performance management products, she had extensive involvement with AS/400 and mainframe product support and development.
- 10:05 AM – Break
- 10:15 AM – Expose Performance Bugs in Any Running Java Process – Erik Ostermueller, Fidelity
- REMOTE PRESENTATION (available as CMG webinar)
- ABSTRACT: “We have no decent monitoring” “We don’t have a license for the expensive APM tool.” “JMX is not enabled.” “No profiler installed.” “That causes too much overhead.” “I don’t have access to that environment.” Aren’t these excuses all too familiar? They’re like defeatist IT poetry, complaining why it’s Impossible to find the root cause of that performance problem. Indeed — some performance bugs are extremely tough to detect and fix. But with mTDp (manual Thread Dump profiling), more so than any other platform (.NET, nodejs, Go, C++, COBOL, etc…), Java comes dangerously close to exposing performance bugs in any running process… not just those processes/JVMs meticulously configured with just the right visibility tools. How is this possible? By vastly expanding the number and types of problems that can be discovered with a simple thread dumps using the JDK’s jstack utility, available in any running JVM/JDK. This presentation will show you how!
- PRESENTER: Erik is the author of Troubleshooting Java Performance. He has spent the last 10 years tuning high-throughput Java financial systems in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. In 2011, he wrote a CMG paper entitled “How to Help Developers (Finally) Find Their Own Performance Defects”, that won Best Paper and the Mullen Award for best speaker. The proceeds of this award financed an eight-city speaking tour in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Italy. Ostermueller is the founder of heapSpank.org and wuqiSpank.org and a contributor to JMeter-Plugins and other open source projects.
- 11:15 AM – Break
- 11:25 AM – Top 7 Ways to Optimize Your Cloud – Andy Walton, Densify
- ABSTRACT: Whether your enterprise is moving existing processing out to a cloud PaaS solution or implementing green-field operations there, your finance folks and your executive are probably struggling with ‘sticker shock’. Why? Because most cloud services will optimize your footprint for a single service, not for the collection of services you’re standing up in dozens or hundreds of virtual systems. In this presentation, we’ll show you several ways to optimize your cloud footprint, reduce your cloud costs by up to 40% or even more, help your finance people and executives sleep better at night, and play the hero in your shop for at least a little while.
- PRESENTER: Andy Walton has over 25 years of experience working for Information Technology vendors in the Enterprise Data Center and Telecommunications sectors. As Vice President of Technical Sales, he is responsible for the presales division within Densify, working with new prospects and business partners in presenting and demonstrating the unique value and functionality of Densify’s service. Prior to his 11 years at Densify, Andy has held management, sales and technical roles at IBM, Think Dynamics, KANA Software, Octel Communications and Tandem Computers. Andy holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.
- 12:25 PM – Lunch on Your Own
- 2:00 PM – RedSeal – Measuring Your Network’s Resilience, On Prem and in the Cloud – Raymond Chan, Senior Consulting Engineer, Canada
- 2:40 PM – Open Source Monitoring of Private/Public Cloud Environments – Joe Calçada, IBM Canada
- ABSTRACT: Everyone knows the benefits of leveraging public cloud offerings but now customers have the ability to create a truly hybrid cloud model. In this session, you’ll learn about excellent tools for monitoring these chaotic new workloads based on containers and microservices, in the context of a strategic new private cloud offering that allows businesses like yours to run a secure, managed on-prem cloud solution leveraging the latest in open source technologies.
- PRESENTER: Joe worked for several years as a distributed performance monitoring specialist at Candle before that firm was acquired by IBM in 2004. Since then he has worked in various roles at IBM including IT Service Management Architect and DevOps Specialist. He enjoys working with the latest technologies and is now focused on a new private cloud offering based on open source technology. He enjoys playing video games and learning about spiritual enlightenment.
- 3:40 PM – Break
- 3:50 PM – Security Metrics that Don’t Suck – Dr. Mike Lloyd, RedSeal
- CMG Canada – Tue, Apr 24, 2018 3:45 PM – 4:50 PM EDT – Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. – https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/534164869 – Please note that you are entering a live meeting and that you will not be automatically muted.
- ABSTRACT: Security is an interesting discipline for those interested in measurement since security is most easily defined as the absence of something bad happening. Measuring the absence of something is not easy, and many different approaches have been tried. This talk will cover the challenges, several failed approaches, and some successes based on a decade or so of work in network modeling and risk scoring. Discussion and feedback are positively encouraged.
- PRESENTER: Dr. Mike has more than 25 years of experience in the modeling and control of fast-moving, complex systems. He has been granted 21 patents on security, network assessment, and dynamic network control. Before joining RedSeal, he was Chief Technology Officer at RouteScience Technologies (acquired by Avaya), where he pioneered self-optimizing networks. Mike served as principal architect at Cisco on the technology used to overlay MPLS VPN services across service provider backbones. He joined Cisco through the acquisition of Netsys Technologies, where he was the senior network modeling engineer. Mike is a contributing member of the Forbes Technology Council. Mike holds a degree in mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and a PhD in stochastic epidemic modeling from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.
- 4:55 PM – Members Reception
See Day 2 “Mainframe and Game Day” Schedule Here.