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OpenStack Sydney Australia Meetup March 26

March 31st, 2012 — 11:14pm

Aptira sponsors Australian OpenStack User Group MeetUp Sydney AustraliaLast Monday saw the latest meetup of the Australian OpenStack User Group in Sydney. Following on from our inaugural social meetups in December and January that were all about discovery of OpenStack, we moved to a more technical focus with presentations and real world demos.

We had 4 presenters for the evening:

John Dickinson - OpenStack Swift Project Technical Lead – “A Swift overview, what it is, how it’s used.” An admirable effort from John to speak to us via WebEx at his local time of 2.20am in the morning. With many of the attendees working on Swift deployments John’s time was valuable and his words very well received.

Han LiUniversity of New South Wales – “Installing OpenStack and UNSW’s experiences with migrating Eucalyptus to OpenStack.” Han’s presentation was informative and entertaining and I could see our group acknowledging throughout his presentation that they had experienced some of the same issues Han had. His presentation is available here.

Matt Sherbourne – Rackspace – “Cloudfuse Demo.” Matt took us into Cloudfuse and how he is able to seamlessly connect to Rackspace Cloud Files. His presentation is available here.

Phil RogersAptira – “Connecting clients to Swift.” Phil wound up the evening with presenting how we might keep family and friends at bay by demonstrating several Swift client applications that can back up or move their data up into the cloud, in anticipation of the inconvenient and inevitable “my PC has crashed and I’ve lost all my x” phone call.

On behalf of the User Group and the evening’s sponsors Aptira, my thanks to our presenters. Photos of the event are here.

Thanks to Andrew White from Cisco for organizing WebEx for us. We would certainly like to make this a permanent part of all presentation meetups. Many thanks to the organizing team – Phil, Justin, Evan, Andy, Caroline, Matthew, Corrine and Katrina. We had great feedback on the meetup and taking all that feedback into account we will continue to improve the meetups in every way we can.

Many attendees thought the event was from 6pm to 8pm due to the calendar appointment sent out by meetup.com, and not 6pm till 10pm as we had planned. It turns out that you cannot specify a duration for a meetup at meetup.com and ALL meetup calendar appointments have a duration of 2 hours, something IMHO MeetUp need to fix immediately.

The next AOSUG meetup is planned for early May in Melbourne, between now and then I’ll be at the OpenStack Conference in San Francisco. I look forward to seeing you at either event!

 

 

 

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OpenStack Melbourne Australia Meetup Jan 17

January 22nd, 2012 — 5:39am

Openstack Melbourne Australia Meetup January 17 2012On Tuesday January 17 at the Exchange Hotel in Melbourne the inaugural Australian OpenStack Users Group meetup Part 2 took place. This followed up on the Sydney event last month and took the same format, being a casual informal get together for some drinks and conversation focused on OpenStack. We kicked off around 6pm and had an attendance of around 45 OzStackers. Many many thanks to everyone that came along!

Once again we had our attending vendors present a short overview of their company’s involvement in the project. The speakers were Mark Randall, Rackspace Country Manager for AU/NZ, Daniel PendleburyCitrix Lead Systems Engineer for Datacenter and Cloud, Gavin Coulthard, Manager – Field Systems Engineering A/NZ at F5, Peter Jung, Cloud Solutions Architect at Dell, and Andrew White, Data Centre Architect from Cisco. Following the vendors, an awesome contribution to the evening came from Dr Steven Manos, ITS Research Director from the University of Melbourne, who presented an overview of the NeCTAR project. Rounding out the talks again was Phil Rogers from Aptira.

Again as in Sydney, there was a great sense of community, lots of smiles and laughter and much conversation and enthusiasm to share information and experiences. As social events go, both this and the Sydney events have been very successful, the next round of meetups scheduled for early March will see us presenting a more structured meetup schedule with a focus on technical, with demos and the like.

Head to our Australian Meetup group to get involved, or join the AU Google group.

 

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OpenStack Sydney Australia Meetup Dec 13

December 20th, 2011 — 7:10am

Openstack Sydney Australia Meetup December 13Tuesday night December 13 saw the inaugural meetup of the Australian OpenStack Users Group at the Harbour View Hotel in Sydney, Australia.

There was obvious enthusiasm right from the start because even though we weren’t meant to start until 6.30pm there were already about 30 people there at 6.00pm. By 7.30pm we peaked at about 55 people and we filled the venue! What started in October as 5 of us going for a beer had become something awesome.

The purpose of the night was to be an in formal get together to stimulate the community and get interested “OzStackers” talking to each other, and it was clear that we got people talking. I got to meet almost everyone and we had many attendees with purely a personal interest, but we also had folks from our telcos and service providers, universities, manufacturers, retail and finance industries.

When it first became apparent we might do something more than just a few beers we thought we might get one OpenStack involved vendor to come along. What we ended up with was an overwhelming response. Each of our attending vendors were given the chance to give a talk about their involvement with the project.

Mark Randall, Rackspace Country Manager for AU/NZ, led the talks with a background and overview. Next up was Daniel Pendlebury, Citrix Lead Systems Engineer for Datacenter and Cloud giving an insight into their Project Olympus. APAC Solution Architect at F5, Adrian Noblett, talked about F5′s involvement, followed by Peter Jung, Cloud Solutions Architect at Dell with some in depth technical news on Crowbar. Nic Rouhotas from Cisco went next overviewing Cisco’s involvement and then Declan Conlon talked about Riverbed joining the community and their purchase of Zeus. Last up was Phil Rogers from Aptira with experiences of his development contributions towards several Swift client applications.

It was pretty clear that everyone had a great time and there was lots of enthusiasm to get together again as soon as possible, and many made it clear they want to see and share config and install demos and real world deployment experiences, so we’ll focus on that for follow-up meetups in the next coming months.

At the moment we have a single Australian Meetup group, the rationale being that whilst we’re still a small community down under we thought it was best to create a single nationwide group. The not necessarily bad trade off of this is that because we do recognise a significant portion of the Australian OpenStack community is not in Sydney we have an obligation to have the inaugural meetup continue in cities where the community resides! So far Melbourne is next on the list, but if there’s more of you interstate please don’t hesitate to join the meetup group at http://aosug.openstack.org.au. The listed location will change for upcoming meetup locations.

Reminder January 17 Meetup in Melbourne!

Next up is the inaugural meetup “part 2″ in Melbourne on January 17. We’re hoping to get the same vendors along, there’ll be beer and food, I look forward to seeing you there.

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OpenStack Conference and Design Summit -Day 2 Recap

April 27th, 2011 — 11:12pm

Another amazing day at the OpenStack Conference and Design Summit; highlights:

Hallway Conversations – Making OpenStack Happen

Billy Cox from Intel

Lew Tucker from Cisco

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OpenStack Weekly Newsletter (January 29 – February 4)

February 4th, 2011 — 10:19am

OpenStack Community Newsletter – February 4, 2011

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 [email protected].

HIGHLIGHTS

EVENTS

DEVELOPER COMMUNITY

GENERAL COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY STATISTICS (1/28– 2/3)

  • Data Tracking Graphs – http://wiki.openstack.org/WeeklyNewsletter
  • OpenStack Compute (NOVA) Data
    • 6 Active Reviews
    • 132 Active Branches – owned by 40 people & 9 teams
    • 1,001 commits by 60 people in last month
  • OpenStack Object Storage (SWIFT) Data
    • 5 Active Reviews
    • 44 Active Branches – owned by 19 people & 3 teams
    • 285 commits by 14 people in last month
  • Twitter Stats for Week:  #openstack 91 tweets; 87 re-tweets; all OpenStack total tweets 1008
  • Bugs Stats for Week:  365 Tracked Bugs; 57 New Bugs; 16 In-process Bugs; 17 Critical Bugs; 48 High Importance Bugs; 247 Bugs (Fix Committed)
  • Blueprints Stats for Week:  158 Blueprints; 10 Essential, 6 High, 12 Medium, 16 Low, 114 Undefined
  • OpenStack Website Stats for Week:  7,881 Visits, 18,389 Pageviews, 62.33% New Visits
    • Top 5 Pages: Home 40.46%; /projects 11.69%; /projects/compute 19.37%; /projects/storage 13.54%; /Community 6.35%

OPENSTACK IN THE NEWS

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OpenStack Weekly Newsletter (January 1 – 7)

January 7th, 2011 — 10:07am

OpenStack Community Newsletter – January 7, 2011

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 [email protected].

Join OpenStack at New York City Meetup Next Week (image worldwideluxuryfamilytravel.com)

HIGHLIGHTS

EVENTS

DEVELOPER COMMUNITY

GENERAL COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY STATISTICS (1/1– 1/6)

  • Data Tracking Graphs – http://wiki.openstack.org/WeeklyNewsletter
  • OpenStack Compute (NOVA) Data
    • 20 Active Reviews
    • 108 Active Branches – owned by 36 people & 8 teams
    • 909 commits by 51 people in last month
  • OpenStack Object Storage (SWIFT) Data
    • 8 Active Reviews
    • 46 Active Branches – owned by 21 people & 2 teams
    • 119 commits by 12 people in last month
  • Twitter Stats for Week:  #openstack 42 tweets; 67 re-tweets; all OpenStack total tweets 516
  • Bugs Stats for Week:  180 Tracked Bugs; 43 New Bugs; 11 In-process Bugs; 4 Critical Bugs; 21 High Importance Bugs; 76 Bugs (Fix Committed)
  • Blueprints Stats for Week:  141 Blueprints; 1 Essential, 12 High, 18 Medium, 16 Low, 94 Undefined
  • OpenStack Website Stats for Week:  6,630 Visits, 21,693 Pageviews, 61.18% New Visits
    • Top 5 Pages: Home 29.05%; /projects 6.67%; /projects/compute 11.99%; /projects/storage 6.51%; /Community 3.72%

OPENSTACK IN THE NEWS

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