December 12th Meeting Featuring Intel’s New Products

Our December Technology Wizards meeting will be Wednesday, December 12th 12:00pm – 3:00pm at the Microsoft PacWest Office (located at 1414 Northrup in the Pearl District).

Plan to join us as Intel representatives Jeff Berghammer (in person) and Kevin Krusiewicz (via conference call) will present on 3 timely topics:

  • The Intel AppUp® SMB Service
  • The Intel® Hybrid Cloud Platform
  • The Backup & Disaster Recovery (BDR) Appliance

The Intel AppUp SMB Service is essentially your IT server infrastructure “in a box”. It is a locally hosted Intel-based server with a comprehensive catalog of business software, including Microsoft Windows Small Business Server, offered through an affordable monthly subscription based model, all remotely managed and maintained by managed service providers via the cloud. However, as opposed to many “cloud” models, your data is securely housed on your premises and not stored off-site in a data center.

The Intel® Hybrid Cloud Platform has been enhanced significantly since our introduction to it nearly 2 years ago.  Among the many enhancements is the new Backup & Disaster Recovery (BDR) Appliance. This is a preconfigured hardware appliance that combines the award-winning benefits of StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® Server™ 4 software with the strengths and flexibility of the Intel® Hybrid Cloud Platform. Included is custom code (Intel® Quick Access Technology) developed by Intel that enables a temporary virtual production server or client to run directly on the BDR appliance in a virtual machine (VM).


Jeff Berghammer is the technical marketing engineer for the Intel AppUp® SMB Service, supporting managed service providers, system OEMs, and software partners. Prior to his current position, he was a software engineer in the Enterprise Platforms and Services Division, developing and testing Intel® Systems Management Software. During this time, he was also the Security Development Lifecycle Lead. Berghammer joined Intel in 2004.

Berghammer received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in 2002 from Pacific Lutheran University.

Lunch will be provided, courtesy of Technology Wizards for the first few minutes of the meeting, so get there early!

PARKING: Please park in the lot between NW 15th & NW 16th, NW Kearney and NW Lovejoy with the entrance on Kearney Street.  There is a fee to park this time as the presenter is not from Microsoft.  Also, if there is an attendant there, tell him/her you are a Microsoft meeting attendee.  The lot is located underneath I-405.  Plan to arrive early to find parking.

Looking forward to your attendance and participation.


Ken Shafer

Technology Wizards

Reminder: Technology Wizards meetings are intended for current Technology Wizards members or potential members.  Potential members must be owners or employees of a business whose main purpose is to provide technology products and/or services to other businesses, and sell or support Microsoft Windows Small Business Server in some capacity

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