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Event Notices From October 8-10

Red Level Reschedules VMWare Event With DataCore: Technicians and professionals from across Michigan will gather together for a technical seminar to learn about VMware, storage virtualization and business continuity. The event date has been rescheduled, and Red Level Networks will now host the event on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m., in collaboration with DataCore to show the process and benefits of storage virtualization and business continuity planning. Red Level, servicing small and mid-sized businesses, provides managed services and customized full service IT solutions, such as virtualization and disaster recovery. The event will also feature professionals from DataCore Software Corp. The event, which will feature a question and answer session as well as lunch and prizes, will be held at Red Level Networks, 24371 Catherine Industrial Drive in Novi. To register, call Red Level Networks at (248) 412-8200 or visit

Merit Network offers three days of training on data center infrastructure management: Merit Network will host "Data Center Infrastructure Management," a three-day course on the art and science of managing adata center or server room of any size. The course, to be held Nov. 16-18, will be taught entirely online -- you can attend from anywhere there is an Internet connection. You can also attend at Merit's offices if you prefer to get away from your daily demands. Complete information and registration are available at: This course is appropriate for anyone with responsibilities for planning, managing or designing a data center or server room; IT staff who specify servers, storage infrastructure or power equipment; and operational specialists who must plan the consumption of power and heating/cooling for computing. Through the contributions of Merit's Community Supporters, this course is available at a significant discount from its normal retail price of $1,695. Registration is priced at $1,195 for Merit Members, $1,295 for non-profits that are non Merit Members, and $1,495 for others. This is a unique opportunity to engage in high-quality training on important skills at a significant savings. In this course, instructed by Global Knowledge, you will get comprehensive, vendor-neutral training led by a data center expert. You will discuss the most pertinent topics in the data center/server room industry: power, cooling, energy efficiency and the "green" data center, management tools, and integrating IT Service Management. Using case studies and real-world examples to illustrate key points, this course provides the knowledge you need to more effectively operate your data center. You'll gain the skills to better assess data center efficiency, availability, and power and cooling issues, and you will gain substantive knowledge that you can take back to your data center to reduce costs and improve service to your users. Class each day will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude by 5 p.m. Class size is limited to 16 participants. Registration is now available at

Compellent, ExaGrid Set Lunch And Learn: Compellent and ExaGrid will hold a lunch and learn meeting at Maggiano's, 2089 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 27. Attendees will learn about Compellent, which can allow you to slash storage costs and power consumption up to 80 percent, reduce bandwidth and easily scale storage to meet business needs, and ExaGrid, which offers lower backup costs with data deduplication and plug-and-play convenience. Wixom-based Async Associates has business alliances with Citrix, Compellent, VMware, ExaGrid, Microsoft, Lakeside Software, Wyse, Dell, IBM and HP. More at

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