OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Oct 5-12)

Highlights of the week

Full steam towards the OpenStack Summit Fall 2012 now SOLD OUT

Whether you want to build the software, run it, grow the community or just learn more about it, there will be content, workshops and design sessions for you to attend at the OpenStack Summit, Oct 15-18 in San Diego. The agenda is complete. Stick around Friday for the first OpenStack service day, a 1/2 day beach cleanup.

Grizzly Design Summit schedule posted

Aside from the Grizzly Design Summit sessions, there will be also a room for an Unconference, open from Tuesday to Thursday. You can grab a 40-min slot there to present anything related to OpenStack! We’ll also have 5-min Lightning talks after lunch on Monday-Wednesday where you can talk about anything you want. There will be a board posted on the Summit floor, first-come-first-served.

Participating Remotely to OpenStack Summit 2012

If you can’t make it to San Diego but you still want to participate in the sessions that will shape the future roadmap of OpenStack ‘Grizzly’ you can join the live audio streaming events on Webex. Kindly donated by Cisco Webex team (users of OpenStack themselves), the Webex session will run for the whole day from 9:30am to 6:00pm for each of the rooms Emma AB, Emma C, Windsor BC, Annie AB where the Design Summit will happen.

8 OpenStack Questions? Answered.

GigaOm‘s Barb Darrow intrigued the cloud community with her 8 questions about OpenStack as the next summit approaches. Boris Renski didn’t resist answering to all of them.

How Sina Contributes to OpenStack

Sina keeps increasing its investments on OpenStack: not only code contributions for theFolsom release but also promotion of the project all across China and StackLab.org (since trystack.org is not accessible from China).

XenServer 6.1, XCP 1.6 and OpenStack Folsom

In other words, what Citrix contributed to Folsom: lots of nice things.

How swift is your Swift? Benchmarking OpenStack Swift.

The OpenStack Swift project has been developing at a tremendous pace. The version 1.6.0 was released in August followed by 1.7.4 (Folsom) just after two months!  In these two recent releases, many important features have also been implemented, for example the optimization for using SSD, object versioning, StatsD logging and much more – many of these features have significant implications for performance planning for the cloud builders and operators. Zmanda talks about benchmarks for Swift.

What prevents you from becoming a contributor to OpenStack.

Syed Armani asked to participants to Indian OpenStack user group meetings what prevents them to become contributors. Interesting findings, we may want to expand the survey.

Tips and tricks

Upcoming Events

Other news

Chart of the week

Evolution of web traffic on openstack.org in the 6 months period, from April-September 2012 compared to the previous period October 2011-March 2012.

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