Mid-Range Michiana Users Group


We are expanding!

This year we plan to have two presentations each month on the third Tuesday and third Thursday of the month.  The Thursday presentations will remain mostly IBM i orientated and the Tuesday presentations will focus more on Intel based systems and software, networking, data collections, etc.

Watch this page for topic and location information.

Meetings will be held at noon at

CIBER Innovation and Technology Center
4100 Edison Lakes Parkway, Suite 240
Mishawaka, IN  46545

Lunch will be provided

Register for the meetings you plan to attend

We are having trouble with our registration form, please sent your reservation to Vicki Pawloski at vpawloski@ciber.com
Please include the following in your email:
- The date of the meeting(s) you plan to attend
- The name and email address of the people you are registering for

There will be TWO presentations this month! 
Lunch will be provided at each meeting.

 Tuesday May 19, 2015:

Topic Software Defined Storage

An introduction to the concept of, and solutions surrounding Software Defined Storage.

New era cloud environments and applications such as analytics, mobile and social are driving huge growth in data volumes, making data the new natural resource. But cost-effectively optimizing your current storage environments while at the same time exploiting new opportunities is straining storage budgets.

Enter - Software Defined Storage.  SDS has the potential to bring value to end-users but the term itself represents not one solution but many different approaches. SDS manages data, provides quick access, utilizes virtualization and scales to cloud and on-premise infrastructure. It can reduce the cost and complexity of flexibly delivering agile, reliable and intelligent storage services to the business.

Please register before noon on the day before the meeting

Thursday May 21, 2015:

Topic - IBM Power Systems Announcement

An update on Power Systems (Power8) and recent announcements.

Even Hollander from IBM will present the latest IBM Power System announcements.

Please register before noon on the day before the meeting

Still running on IBM i V5R4 or V6R1?


·   IBM i OS V6R1 will be withdrawn from marketing on December 14, 2014!
It will be withdrawn from support on September 30, 2015!

If you are still running on IBM iOS Version 6, you need to strongly consider upgrading to Version7!

has announced that IBM i OS V6R1 will be withdrawn from marketing on December 14, 2014 and withdrawn from service on September 30, 2015.  This means that if you are not already at V7 you should consider upgrading to V7R1 or V7R2 as soon as possible.

Service Extension will most likely be available for V6R1, but this will be an additional cost above Software Maintenance as Software Maintenance is a requirement for service Extension.

Extended support for V5R4 is ending!

·   Support for V5R4 ended on September 30, 2013.
·   Service Extension for V5R4 ends September 30, 2016.

MRMUG Membership

  • Corporate Membership (unlimited)    $100 per year
  • Individual Membership                     $50 per year

If you would like to join MRMUG, send an e-mail with your name, company name, and contact information to one of the following board members, or just sign up for a meeting and show up!

Craig Nelson                   cnelson@ciber.com
Jim Manuszak                JAManuszak@hotmail.com
Kathy Rogina                 
Vicki Pawloski                vpawloski@ciber.com
Stephanie Thomas          mrmugug@gmail.com