Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
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AFCOM NYC/NJ Metro Chapter 



AFCOM - August NYC/NJ Metro Chapter Meeting and Data Center Tour at VPLS NY2

Data Center Professional, 

Please join us on August 5th for the August 2021 NYC/NJ Metro Chapter Meeting and Data Center Tour at VPLS in Chappaqua, NY!!

VPLS, Supermicro, OptConn and the AFCOM NYC/NJ Metro Chapter have teamed up to sponsor a wide range of capabilities to assist Data Center Professionals to maintain the utmost uptime. Please join us to celebrate our collaboration, view presentations, and hear real-time customer testimonials on how they overcame their data center pain points. 

In the spirit of summer, we will also have a great BBQ lunch, Raffles (Outdoor Themed), Happy Hour (drinks and food) and outdoor lawn games like Corn Hole, Jenga and Connect Four.

Since the event is outside, in the middle of August we are encouraging our attendees to wear shorts, collared shirts, and other light summertime clothing.  
Schedule of Events: 
  • 11:00 - 1:00 - Registration, Lunch & Networking
  • 11:30 - 1:00 - Group Data Center Tours, by VPLS
  • 1:00 - 1:45 - HOST Presentation, by VPLS
  • 1:45 - 2:30 - Education Presentation by Supermicro
  • Supermicro: Servers, Software, and Services by Tim Lorenc, Senior Field Application Engineer
  • 2:30 - 2:45 - Coffee/Water Break
  • 2:45 - 3:30 - Education Presentation by Exfo / OptConn
  • Exfo/ Optconn: Roadmap for Data Center Speeds by Larry Crossett, Exfo / OptConn
  • 3:30 - 3:45 - Coffee/Water Break
  • 3:45 - 4:00 - State of the Chapter Afcom - Keith Jackson
  • 4:00 - 6:00 - Cocktails, Appetizers, Networking and Raffle
If you are not a member of AFCOM, you can join prior to the meeting or onsite with any of the local board members.

You must bring official governmental ID to gain entry to the event.

FREE for AFCOM Members
$100 for non-Members


If you are not a member of AFCOM, Join AFCOM prior to the meeting to avoid paying the $100 session fee.