Speakers: Lucas Hall, Sean Kaiser
Level: Foundational, Lecture
Excerpt: As much as many Mac Admins love the sound of the whirring aging xserves sitting in their network center, many are far past an end of life, we face the question of ‘whats next’?
Description: As much as many Mac Admins love the sound of the whirring aging xserves sitting in their network center, many are far past an end of life. Whats next? Having an integrated file server and service based device is still possible- but not with as Apple centric as it used to be… This session will examine the process of moving from the aging devices to network stores. Stemming from a project within my district where we (Sean Kaiser & Lucas Hall) migrated from 16 Xserves to a combination of 17 Synology NASs, Mac Mini’s and Virtual Machines. This discussion won’t be overly technical, rather a time to talk about migrating from the old to the new, the current and future options of file servers, all within a mac centric environment while having budget minded implementations.
About the speakers
Lucas Hall – Northmont City Schools, Dayton, Ohio (Twitter: @thelukanator)
I fix computers and stuff. Level II tech at Northmont Schools. Husband | Geek | Avid Leisure Kayaker
Sean Kaiser – (Twitter: @seankaiser)
Sean has been the Systems Integration Specialist at Northmont Schools in southwest Ohio near Dayton since 2000. In this position, he is responsible for maintaining the district’s technology infrastructure and implementing the tools necessary to support the district’s users (teachers, support staff, and students) in their use of technology.