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Author Archive meetup with IBM in Beijing

On the 7th June we organized a meetup in IBM CDL, Beijing, China.There were about 50 people attended this event. We shared the stories of OpenStack community, and also got a brief understanding of what IBM teams are doing of OpenStack, including production ready cloud platform and related offerings (private and public cloud). This is not the end, but makes more opportunities to push the OpenStack community (specially cooperate with companies in the future.

At the first we talked about the growth of OpenStack community in China with some interesting concepts and stories, Lazy consensus model for example. Then we introduced the OpenStack roadmaps, highlight features from version A to version G, as well as how community running. There were a lot questions and discussions with contributing code to community, how to get better to involving, contributing and forwarding ideas to community, how to become a good core developer or contributor to lead community and so on. But still, there have many challenges waiting for us, so we started a non-profit project named, it was built by stackers and for stackers. The uses almost latest code from launchpad to provide the newest experiences of OpenStack which also introduced on OpenStack Folsom Design Summit. Well, it runs Grizzly now, you could follow this link and to know more about

Followed by the IBM CDL team had briefed basically 3 areas: SCO (private), SCE/SCE+ (public) and IT Open Stack adoption. IBM view OpenStack as enhancing the SmartCloud Foundation offerings by expanding support for different hypervisors at the IaaS Cloud layer. IBM envision adding value higher in the cloud management stack with workload optimization and deployment simplification integrated with OpenStack through cloud standards.IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator, which is based on OpenStack, is an integrated cloud automation platform that is designed to help orchestrate the development, deployment, and management of robust enterprise cloud services for increased business agility as well as to accelerate overall time-to-market. The IT team of IBM China Development Lab is adopting OpenStack and SCO in their IT infrastructure.

IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator provides comprehensive automation of cloud services, supporting infrastructure as well as application and platform services. They are delivered through a self-service portal and completely automated by an easy-to-use workload editor tightly integrated with an orchestration engine. Application topologies are graphically composed in the workload editor and then linked to a wide set of automation workflows built with a sophisticated yet very intuitive orchestrator. This combination is intended to maximize speed and flexibility to build and deliver cloud services.

IBM SmartCloud Enterprise is an enterprise-class self-service public cloud IaaS with low costs and no licensing fees. It is particularly suited to economically scale enterprise IT infrastructure and to accelerate the development of new born-on-the-cloud applications. SmartCloud Enterprise scales economically and meets the demands for agile. Suited for professional developers and enterprise IT, this public IaaS enables you to take advantage of IBM’s large ecosystem of cloud partners for the latest cloud innovations. Now it is going through transformation to leverage open technologies such as Openstack to extend its capabilities.

We are glad to know that IBM keeps involve in the OpenStack community, and make more contribution together. You can find more from, any feedback is welcome. Have fun with OpenStack now. Community 2nd Meetup – 19th February 2013

In the first meetup we talked about what’s going on with China OpenStack User Group(COSUG), and shared the latest experience for Quantum with community members. This time we will tell you how to master OpenStack in 2 hours for the beginners. There were about 200 registers, and about 100 people attended this event through on-site and online live.

Trystack series

This is the first public lecture series of First, we gave a Brief introduction about OpenStack, and talked about why OpenStack is so popular in China.

trystack series

Then a introductory way was provided to the beginners, using devstack scripts. Later in this lecture, I explained how to use with some Tips & Tricks.

After a short introduction about, we enter into Hands-on Lab unit. There were some demo and show-off on trystack website to help the newbie to master OpenStack.

At last but not least, thanks to our contributors and partners/sponsors!  The next activity are looking forward to your participation. The slides for trystack meetup are all on slideshare, please pay close attention to @COSUG and @trystack for more information. If you have any questions and feedback, please contact us [email protected] 2013 first meetup

Last week we organized the first meetup (Intermediate) in 2013 for in China. The meetup was attended by about 100 people with developers and operators that want to understand how to make OpenStack production ready for their organization.

The topic was about OpenStack What’s going on in China. During the event, the attendants had a chance to listen to some introduction about international community, according to the speacker’s experiences at OSCON2012 and OpenStack Summit in San Diegon last year. And then it introduces the current work in, such as work together with VMWare China team on CloudFoundry region with Folsom, the latest to experience Quantum. was announced in San Diego during the OpenStack Summit. Not only provide virtual machine for the users, but a non-profit community projects for the stackers to experience the lastest OpenStack features.It is the community who should, in the main, determine how to use the resources, and how to feedback to the community. So basis on a lot of COSUG activities last year, it feels appropriate, as the year draws to a close, a time when we look both back and forward at the start of a new year. meetup

The slides for this meetup are on slideshare and you may be interested in reading more on this interview with Dell. The team is on Google Groups, Slideshare, Weibo:  @COSUG (China OpenStack User Group ) and @trystack. Contributions and feedback are welcom: Join the fun !

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