ATP October Meeting Notice

When:        Wednesday, October 10, 2007
                   Registration begins 8:30 a.m.; Meeting begins at 9:00 a.m.

Where:      OCLC Inc.
                  6565 Frantz Rd.

                  Dublin, Ohio 43017
                  (Kilgour Building - enter from the East)
                  (Free parking is available)

Topics:    Part 1 - Cisco Systems’ Wide Area Application Acceleration Service (WAAS)

                Part 2 – Network Management Using Open Source Tools


This is also the Annual Meeting for the organization.

Officers and directors will be nominated and elected.

ATP is pleased to present two significant topics in today’s complex and challenging network environment.


Erich Tavadia, Cisco Product Sales Specialist, will give an overview of the Cisco WAAS and all its advanced functionality. Topics covered will include an architectural overview of WAAS, how the product works, and the reduction in WAN traffic, as well as how to centralize all critical file serving data and storage in your enterprise, how to remove remote tape backups, Cisco’s roadmap for WAAS and common deployment.

Mr. Tavadia works in Cisco’s Advanced Technology Data Center group.  Cisco's Data Center group represents several aspects of today's industry-leading technology including Wide Area Application Services, Storage, Load Balancing, High performance computing and blade center solutions.  Prior to joining Cisco, Erich spent 20 years in the industry working for storage and server companies based in Silicon Valley.  He holds degrees in Electrical Engineering, computer science and mathematics. 

David L. Broeckelman-Post, Chief Technology Officer, Frognet ISP in Athens, Ohio will present the Open Source Network Management portion of the meeting. Mr. Post is a graduate student in telecommunications from Ohio University. Mr. Post is an experienced IP network manager and system administrator, having implemented many open source Network Management System (NMS) components in a production ISP and having researched other tools in a university setting.  He will discuss Nagios and OpenNMS as deployed on Linux and configured to monitor both network performance and security. He has prototyped the available open source links between NMS and Operational Support System (OSS) software, and in his university research, he developed a neural network (NN) system to extend monitoring to new network elements.

The meeting fee is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. To pre-register, use the new ATP web site at And don’t forget, when you pre-register before the deadline (5 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2007), your name is automatically entered in the drawing for a prize. Please register early so that we may have an accurate count for seating and lunch. Your pre-registration assists us in keeping our costs down.