December 21st, 2011 — 11:58am
I (Rob Hirschfeld
) was very impressed by the quality of discussion at the Deployment topic meeting for Austin OpenStack Meetup
). Of the 45ish people attending, we had representations for at least 6 different OpenStack
deployments (my employeer Dell, HP, ATT, Rackspace Internal, Rackspace Cloud Builders, Opscode Chef)! Considering the scope of those deployments (several are aiming at 1000+ nodes), that’s a truly impressive accomplishment for such a young project.
Figure 1 Diablo Software Architecture. Source Dell/OpenStack (cc w/ attribution)
Even with the depth of the discussion (notes below), we did not go into details on how individual OpenStack components are connected together. The image my team at Dell uses is included below. I also recommend reviewing Rackspace’s published reference architecture.
Our deployment discussion was a round table so it is difficult to link statements back to individuals, but I was able to track companies (mostly).
Austin Meetup Housekeeping
- Next meeting is Tuesday 1/10 and sponsored by SUSE (note: Tuesday is just for this January). Topic TBD.
- We’ve got sponsors for the next SIX meetups! Thanks for Dell (my employeer), Rackspace, HP, SUSE, Canonical and PuppetLabs for sponsoring.
- We discussed topics for the next meetings. We’re going to throw it to a vote for guidance.
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October 30th, 2011 — 11:01pm
Last Thursday, a number of us Austin OpenStack fans decided to get together and talk OpenStack, Diablo, Crowbar, and more.
We had a fantastic turnout of almost SEVENTY people who came out that night – almost at near capacity for our venue, Tech Ranch Austin. A number of startups where represented, as well as a number of notable OpenStack partners like Rackspace, Canonical, and Dell (the company I work for), who sponsored this first OpenStack meet up in Austin.
This meetup coincided with the Rackspace Cloud Builders OpenStack training, being held at the Dell campus that entire week, so a number of OpenStack students from that class, many who had flown in for class from out of town / state, were able to make it as well.
It was a great pleasure for us here at Dell to sponsor the first Austin meetup for OpenStack, and I look forward to our community growing as other partners help us sponsor future meet ups.
You can get more details on what was discussed at the meetup at Rob’s blog – www.RobHirschfeld.com.
If you’re in the Austin area, and are interested in joining the OpenStack Austin meetup group, join us at www.meetup.com/OpenStack-Austin.
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March 3rd, 2011 — 10:46am
Join Rackspace Hosting, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, and OpenStack, the fastest growing open source cloud project creating the open standard cloud operating system, for some fun and arcade games! We hope to see you there, free food and drinks for all!
Kung Fu Saloon
510 Rio Grande
March 16, 2011
More information at http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00338.
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November 16th, 2010 — 11:10am
Rewards, high fives, kudos, and good old fashioned handshakes. We gave those out and more at our first public OpenStack Design Summit during a break from jamming on Rock Band Thursday night. Chief Architect Rick Clark and I (Content Stacker Anne Gentle) wanted to recognize members of the community who made a significant impact on the Austin release through a variety of contributions. Our community is in its early stages and going through growth spurts, and these members found ways to build OpenStack up during a busy release cycle.
So, please join us in congratulating these community members:
Developer Community Awards
- Vish Ishaya – Vish was rewarded for submitting the biggest patch (9,000 lines or so) that also broke the most stuff. We like breakers as long as they can fix what they break.
- Alex Polvi - We wanted to recognize all of Alex’s work building community ties and helping us realize the vision of open source for clouds by being a strong community builder.
- Jay Pipes – Jay gets recognized for so much Karma in the Launchpad system that Rick is practically suspicious. Just kidding, he has answered questions, submitted patches, fixed bugs, and in general been a huge push behind support for OpenStack from a developer’s perspective.
Content Stacker Community Awards
- Stephen Milton – He took the Swift all-in-one instructions and tested and created a multiple-server instruction set that Chuck Thier then edited based on the Rackspace Cloud Files experience. It was a great mini-sprint effort.
- David Pravec - He is always helpful answering questions in IRC, plus he created outlines for three manuals for Nova – Administration, Deployment, and Cloud-Users. He also created polished diagrams that are worth 1,000 words. Each.
- Anthony Young - We recognize Anthony and the Anso labs team effort to completely refresh the Nova developer documentation and docstrings. Look for the fruits of their labor at nova.openstack.org.
We couldn’t build what we’ve built so far without all the combined efforts of all our developers, supporters, and documentation contributors. Take a minute to give these guys a high five with us.
And then get back to Rock Band.
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October 22nd, 2010 — 2:00pm
We made it — at least to the starting gate! We’re pleased to announce the ‘Austin’ code release of OpenStack Compute and Object Storage. This first release is a result of the hard work of the development community and the active support of more than 35 corporate partners over the last three months. While Object Storage is ready for production, this first release of Compute is intended primarily for testing and limited deployment.
We know many of you are eager to try the OpenStack release. You can download it at http://www.openstack.org/projects/compute/ and OpenStack Object Storage at http://www.openstack.org/projects/storage/. You can find living and breathing documentation on the wiki at http://wiki.openstack.org/Documentation. You can get support through the new mailing lists at http://wiki.openstack.org/MailingLists and the #openstack channel on IRC. We’re ready to assist adopters and contributors both, so please join us.
The OpenStack community will determine the roadmap for the next two releases, starting with the ‘Bexar’ release scheduled for January, at the next public Design Summit, November 9-12, in San Antonio, Texas. We encourage you to register today: http://www.openstack.org/register.
As part of the growth and transformation of OpenStack.org, we’re working on improvements to enhance community participation, technology education, and developer participation. I encourage you to visit our updated web site at http://OpenStack.org. Plus, our community wiki is thriving at http://wiki.openstack.org. Your participation and feedback to the OpenStack community are essential components in our success.
Thanks for your support, commitment and hard work! If you have suggestions for improvement, ping me or the team. We want to know what you think and how we can improve at all times.
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October 22nd, 2010 — 10:53am
OpenStack Community Newsletter – October 22, 2010
This weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Collier at OpenStack Central
- AUSTIN RELEASE – On Time and Available!
- Ubuntu Developer Summit – Oct 25 – 29, 2010 Orlando, FL ; OpenStack Party Tuesday night
- Cloud Expo West; Nov 1-4, 2010 in Santa Clara; See Jim Curry (Chief Stacker)
- Cloud Computing Bootcamp at Cloud Expo West ; Nov 1-4, 2010 in Silicon Valley ; See Bret Piatt
- Cloud Computing Expo Japan ; Nov 10 – 12 at Makuhari Messe; See OpenStack at Midokura booth (http://aki.cloud-japan.jp/en/)
- UP-Con Nov 15-19 Virtual; Hear Mark Collier http://www.up-con.com/content/open-source-future-cloud
- Defrag 2010 Conference; Nov 16 – 18, 2010 in Denver, CO; See Stephen Spector
- USENIX LISA 2010: Nov 7 – 12 in San Jose, CA See Jay Faulkner & Todd Deshane at OpenSource and Open Standards-based Cloud Computing Nov 9 at 8:00 pm http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa10/lisa10.html
- Design Summit: Nov 9-12, 2010 in San Antonio, TX
- OW2 Conference: Nov 24-25, 2010 Paris, France – See Bret Piatt http://www.ow2.org/view/Events/OW2AnnualConference2010
- IEEE CloudCom: Nov 30 – Dec 3, 2010 Indianapolis, IN http://2010.cloudcom.org/
- Call for Papers
- Weekly Developer Meeting Summary
COMMUNITY STATISTICS (10/15 – 10/21)
- Twitter Stats for Week: #openstack 64 tweets ; 95 re-tweets
- Bugs Stats for Week: 164 Tracked Bugs; 36 New Bugs; 6 In-process Bugs; 3 Critical Bugs; 22 High Importance Bugs; 83 Bugs (Fix Completed)
- Blueprints Stats for Week: 73 Blueprints; 10 Essential, 2 High, 16 Medium, 5 Low, 40 Undefined
- OpenStack Website Stats for Week: 7,665 Visits, 17,345 Pageviews, 64.98% New Visits
- Top 5 Pages : Home 44.74% ; /projects 10.35% ; /projects/compute 14.91% ; /projects/storage 10.05%; /community 8.35%
OPENSTACK IN THE NEWS
- OpenStack is Now Open for Windows Server: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/openstack-is-now-open-for-windows-server-105526653.html
- OpenStack shows momentum along with code by Dana Blankenhorn & Paula Rooney, ZDNet: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/openstack-shows-momentum-along-with-code/7598
- OpenStack Cloud Project Remains on Track by Chris Kanaracus, IDG News: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/208346/openstack_cloud_project_remains_on_track.html
- Rackspace OpenStack Cloud Play Gets Major Update, Release by Andrew Hickey, CRN: http://www.crn.com/news/cloud/227900453/rackspace-openstack-cloud-play-gets-major-update-release.htm;jsessionid=XOSrM+51ODJVR0DGcR06ww**.ecappj02
- OpenStack Released Today, by Krish Subramanian, CloudAve: http://www.cloudave.com/6893/openstack-released-today/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CloudAve+
- OpenStack unfurls first full cloud fluffer by Timothy Prickett Morgan, The Register: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/21/openstack_austin_release/
- OpenStack Austin and AWS Free Tier by Abel Avram, InfoQ: http://www.infoq.com/news/2010/10/OpenStack-Austin-AWS-Free
- OpenStack moves forward with Austin release by Shaun Nichols, V3.co.uk: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2272028/openstack-moves-forward-austin
- OpenStack Delivers First Release of Cloud Computing Tech by Sean Michael Kerner, ServerWatch: http://www.serverwatch.com/news/article.php/3909376/OpenStack-Delivers-First-Release-of-Cloud-Computing-Tech.htm
- OpenStack gains contributors, major update to Compute project by Alex Handy, SD Times: http://www.sdtimes.com/OPENSTACK_GAINS_CONTRIBUTORS_MAJOR_UPDATE_TO_COMPUTE_PROJECT/By_Alex_Handy/About_OPENSTACK/34826
- Cirrascale Announces Support for OpenStack Cloud Platform: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cirrascale-announces-support-for-openstack-cloud-platform-105443313.html
- OpenStack: An Open Cloud Initiative Makes its 1st Release by Alex Williams, ReadWriteCloud: http://www.readwriteweb.com/cloud/2010/10/openstack-first-release-out-in.php
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