February 07, 2013

Big Truck, Fast Switch, Race Track

Texas is a special place. Although part of the US since 1845, memories of the (shortly lived) Republic of Texas live on. It was not that long ago that public mail drops had two slots, one for Texas-bound mail and the other for mail bound for “US and other foreign countries.”

The Big Rack

The Big Rack on The Big Truck: Appropriate for Texas, the Liberator features The Big Rack, including a live Hadoop cluster and solutions from partners including Fortinet, Nimbus Data, Ixia and Big Switch

Texas is also the type of place that I personally relate well to. They like big, as evidenced by The Big Texan, where the 72 ounce steak is free if you can eat it in an hour. They like fast, as evidenced by the 60+ race tracks in the state and they like technology. NASA’s Mission Control Center was in Houston for good reason. Even now, when something breaks, many still mimic Apollo 13 with “Houston, we have a problem.”

In this case we have a collection of things that, particularly in Texas, all go well together. Working with our channel partner NACR, we are sending the Liberator, our 53 foot tractor trailer/mobile EBC, to the Texas Motor Speedway for a special event. Not only will there be refreshments and prizes, including high speed pace car rides on the banked oval of the speedway, a chance to win a ride in a real NASCAR race car and other cool things, but the latest in high performance Ethernet solutions will also be on display, including:

It isn’t very often that you get to combine rather serious things like Hadoop Clusters, SDN and Big Data network gear with fun, but this is definitely one of those rare opportunities.

Here’s the schedule:

Date:  Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Place:  Texas Motor Speedway

Fort Worth, TX  76177

  • VIP Briefing (request a time below)  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Lunch/Pace Car Rides  12:00 – 1:00 pm
  • Topic Sessions and Technology Showcase Tour 1:00 – 3:00
  • Wrap-Up and drawing for NASCAR Driving Experience  3:00 – 4:00

Learn more at the NACR site or Register Now.

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