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Kurt Meier
Region Manager

Kurt Meier has over 25 years of experience in business management in the IT sector, company foundation and administration. He especially leaded the Swiss subsidiary of a large international system integrator as a CEO. Prior to joining dbi services he was 5 years in charge of Partner Management and Technology Sales with international responsibilities. He also worked for various Swiss IT providers and customers as a manager and consultant. Kurt Meier holds a bachelor degree in electrical engineering and a post-graduate-degree in industrial engineering with focus business management. High level competence and service quality as well as a culture of appreciation and transparency in customer relations are the key factors to him for a sustainable and long term successful co-operation with our customers. Kurt Meier is responsible for our location in Zurich as a Region Manager. From there we cover the regions Central Switzerland, East and Southeast Switzerland, Zurich as well as southern/eastern regions of Aargau and Solothurn.

Open Infrastructure Day – 14.05.2019 – Bern

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Open Infrastructure Day

14.05.2019 in Bern

After the success of last year’s Open Infra Day Events, we are pleased to announce that we propose you an event focused on open source technologies. The concept of the Open Infra Days consists of 2 technical streams to which various open source topics such as Suse Linux Enterprise Server, MySQL, Cluster Control, Docker, Red Hat, Linux, MariaDB and PostgreSQL are presented.

You choose which lecture you want to attend, we share our knowledge with you and answer your questions. Not to forget that this is a free and non-binding event.




Running databases (aka statefulset applications) in container orchestrators world

Presented by David Barbarin

Containers offer significant value to businesses including increased agility as well as the ability to move applications between bare metal or virtual machines in multi-cloud or multi-datacenters environments. This new design pattern provides elasticity for application services as well as high availability through container orchestrators like Docker Swarm or K8s. However, if organizations already move a step further for stateless applications, they still often isolate their stateful workloads like data services building new silos in their infrastructure. In this session we will discover challenges and solutions to run a stateful workload in a container world.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 new features

Presented by Joël Cattin

Linux is everywhere. Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS distributions are increasingly used on the server side. At the End of 2018, RHEL 8 Beta was released with a set of major and minor new features. Let’s discover some of them.

Oracle's vision on Java Licensing Model

Presented by Stéphane Biehler

Oracle’s JVM was provided for free for a while. Since the beginning of the year 2019, this model has changed. Join this session to discover Oracle’s vision on its JVM licensing model and how to manage a smooth transition for your product or your infrastructure. We will discuss the planned roadmap as well as the new model of JVM versions and a no cost alternative to keep it working.

SLES15: New features

Presented by Julia Gugel

Module installation, firewall, chrony, etc. SUSE brings some core changes with its new version and seeks to meet the changing business demands. In particular the module installation, will change the way a SUSE system is working.

MariaDB : How can docker help for disaster recovery?

Presented by Saïd Mendi

In this presentation, I will show how to recover in case of accidental data corruption or deletion by using multiple containerized MariaDB delayed slaves.

PostgreSQL tuning for Oracle DBAs

Presented by Hervé Schweitzer

When tuning a database system, the same problems often arise, regardless of the database system: Optimizer features/bugs, badly written SQL, understanding of database parameters and storage and operating system (mis-) configuration. PostgreSQL is not an exception. However, when trying to tune PostgreSQL with a pure Oracle background there are some similarities and major differences. One commonly misunderstood area is the optimization on PostgreSQL and what it can or cannot do. This topic may be challenging, especially for long-term Oracle DBAs who recently switched to PostgreSQL.

GLOBAL SESSION - Are you ready for the next level? EDB Containers in RedHat OpenShift

Presented by Daniel Westermann (dbi services) and Konstantin Yershov (Red Hat)

Docker and Kubernetes are everywhere and OpenShift is one of the major platforms for them. Combining these two technologies with EDB Containers will push your database infrastructure to a new level: Easy deployment, autoscaling, automatic failover, active directory integration and backup & recovery. We will start with a short introduction and then get in the heart of the matter with a live demo.


The location has not been defined yet but we can ensure you that it will take place in Bern city, in an easily accessible place by public transport.

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