UIIPA – Our 33rd Year!

UIIPA – Our 33rd Year!

Utah IBM i Professionals Association

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November Meeting: Customer Presentation – Building World Class Operations on the IBM i

The November meeting will be a customer presentation given by Kevin Murdock, IT Director for Dealertrack DMS, a local South Jordan based company (http://www.dealertrack.com). (Contact information can be found HERE.)

Date: Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Location: Murray City Offices (City Council Chambers), 5025 South State Street, Murray, Utah.

Lunch: Complimentary lunch will be Subway Sandwich platter, chips and drinks

 

8461870667_388b8e8e40_zKevin will speak to us about the Dealertrack journey and how they’ve built a world class operation on the IBM i.  The session will touch on applications, technologies, databases, and share how the platform is being used to deliver global cloud solutions.

Kevin Murdock is the IT Director for Dealertrack DMS. At Dealertrack DMS, Kevin is responsible for a fast growing SaaS application used by 50k+ users in the auto dealership market. At the core of Kevin’s current architecture is the IBM i platform. High availability, disaster recovery, and performance tuning are daily areas of focus for Kevin and his team. Just recently, Kevin and his team performed a successful production datacenter migration.

3857e80Kevin’s 15 year technology background has been focused on enterprise network & security, IBM Midrange computing, storage & virtualization, and datacenter services.

Kevin has a unique perspective from his experience as a customer and a solution provider. Kevin spent 4 years as a pre-sales engineer, providing technical solutions to multiple customers in the western states. These solutions included datacenter design, storage, virtualization, high-availability/disaster recovery and IBM Midrange architectures.