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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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Community Weekly Newsletter (July 8 – 15)

July 15th, 2011 — 9:57am

OpenStack Community Newsletter – July 15, 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 stephen.spector@openstack.org.

OpenStack EMEA Day in London

HIGHLIGHTS

EVENTS

DEVELOPER COMMUNITY

GENERAL COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY STATISTICS (7/8– 7/14)

  • Data Tracking Graphs – http://wiki.openstack.org/WeeklyNewsletter
  • OpenStack Compute (NOVA) Data
    • 16 Active Reviews
    • 300 Active Branches – owned by 83 people & 17 teams
    • 1541 commits by 75 people in last month
  • OpenStack Object Storage (SWIFT) Data
    • 4 Active Reviews
    • 71 Active Branches – owned by 22 people & 6 teams
    • 75 commits by 13 people in last month
  • OpenStack Image Registry (GLANCE) Data
    • 6 Active Reviews
    • 36 Active Branches – owned by 13 people & 5 teams
    • 175 commits by 14 people in last month
  • Twitter Stats for Week:  #openstack 498 total tweets; OpenStack 1,424 total tweets  (does not include RT)
  • Bugs Stats for Week: 537 Tracked Bugs; 92 New Bugs; 38 In-process Bugs; 8 Critical Bugs; 41 High Importance Bugs; 358 Bugs (Fix Committed)
  • Blueprints Stats for Week:  209 Blueprints; 9 Essential, 14 High, 15 Medium, 24 Low, 157 Undefined
  • OpenStack Website Stats for Week:  14,501 Visits, 35,814 Pageviews, 53.47% New Visits
    • Top 5 Pages: Home 41.81%; /projects 12.66%; /projects/compute 16.02%; /projects/storage 10.43%; /imageserver 6.17%

OPENSTACK IN THE NEWS

 

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VMblog.com interviews Citrix and Dell on OpenStack

May 31st, 2011 — 9:32am

Direct from the VMblog.com site, comes a great video with Sameer Dholakia from Citrix and Joseph George from Dell on OpenStack and Project Olympus.

Citrix Synergy 2011 – Interview with Sameer Dholakia and Joseph George about OpenStack from VMblog on Vimeo.

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Community Weekly Newsletter (May 20 – 27)

May 27th, 2011 — 5:10pm

OpenStack Community Newsletter – May 27, 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 stephen.spector@openstack.org.

OS Event Recap Spring 2011 from OpenStack on Vimeo.

HIGHLIGHTS

EVENTS

DEVELOPER COMMUNITY

GENERAL COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY STATISTICS (5/20– 5/26)

  • Data Tracking Graphs – http://wiki.openstack.org/WeeklyNewsletter
  • OpenStack Compute (NOVA) Data
    • 39 Active Reviews
    • 270 Active Branches – owned by 74 people & 15 teams
    • 1214 commits by 69 people in last month
  • OpenStack Object Storage (SWIFT) Data
    • 1 Active Reviews
    • 68 Active Branches – owned by 23 people & 6 teams
    • 134 commits by 16 people in last month
  • OpenStack Image Registry (GLANCE) Data
    • 5 Active Reviews
    • 25 Active Branches – owned by 7 people & 5 teams
    • 75 commits by 8 people in last month
  • Twitter Stats for Week:  #openstack 326 total tweets; OpenStack 1381 total tweets  (does not include RT)
  • Bugs Stats for Week: 380 Tracked Bugs; 69 New Bugs; 40 In-process Bugs; 0 Critical Bugs; 23 High Importance Bugs; 248 Bugs (Fix Committed)
  • Blueprints Stats for Week:  208 Blueprints; 13 Essential, 19 High, 18 Medium, 25 Low, 132 Undefined
  • OpenStack Website Stats for Week:  14,537 Visits, 34,442 Pageviews, 54.71% New Visits
    • Top 5 Pages: Home 39.93%; /projects 10.64%; /projects/compute 16.09%; /projects/storage 11.65%; /community 6.29%

OPENSTACK IN THE NEWS

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OpenStack’s Big Day at Citrix Synergy

May 25th, 2011 — 3:36pm

Today at Citrix Synergy, the OpenStack project received another big boost with the announcement of Citrix Project Olympus. From the project’s website:

Leveraging OpenStack, Project Olympus delivers the next generation in cloud computing – a scalable, flexible, open-by-design cloud solution that enables service providers and enterprise alike to build their own cloud services.

The early access program for Project Olympus gives users:

  • Citrix tested, certified and supported version of OpenStack
  • A cloud-optimized version of XenServer
  • Access to hardware
  • Personalized design, engineering, training and support services

The press release on this announcement from Citrix is available here. Feedback from the broader community on this announcement has been incredibly positive and I wanted to share a few blog posts:

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OpenStack Conference and Design Summit Sponsored by Citrix – Feedback

May 10th, 2011 — 10:08am

I completed the review of the recent OpenStack Conference & Design Summit and want to share the results with the community. The attached document – OpenStack Design Summit 2011 Review contains the information collected by myself and others as well as results of the online survey. If you have additional feedback on this event, please send me an email at stephen.spector@openstack.org so I can add the details to this document. Thanks to everyone who completed the survey or provided feedback to myself privately; the team planning our community events uses this information to assist planning our future events.

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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 Conference and Design Summit -Day 1 Recap

April 27th, 2011 — 12:57am

The first day of the OpenStack event in Santa Clara, CA has finally ended (at least for me) and here are some event highlights as well as some great pictures taken by various community members.

  • Gordon Mangione of Citrix Systems talks about his keynote today – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClGnuECnfFE
  • Attendance – Just over 400 people attended the event today
  • OpenStack Community donates $15,000 from event registration to Japanese Tsunami Relief Fund
  • Other Keynote Speakers – Jim Curry from Rackspace – Ryan Lane from Wikimedia – James Williams from NASA – Neal Sample from eBay
  • Nati Shalom from GigaSpaces – PaaS on OpenStack Slides- http://www.slideboom.com/presentations/344639/PaaS-on-OpenStack
  • All keynote sessions taped – anticipate posting videos and slides next week


Morning Keynotes

Crowd in Networking for OpenStack Presentation

Lunch in great California weather

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Gordon Mangione – Citrix and OpenStack

February 10th, 2011 — 5:01pm

Another video of a lightening talk from the OpenStack Meetup last week in Santa Clara, CA.

OpenStack Lighting Talks: Gordon Mangione, Citrix Systems, Inc from OpenStack on Vimeo.

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