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Boris Renski of Mirantis presents: What’s new in OpenStack Folsom | Webcast 4 October 2012

October 2nd, 2012 — 6:34pm

Date: Thursday 4 October 2012 Time: 9am PT/12 Noon ET/6pm CET
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As many of you know, the Folsom release marks OpenStack’s transition from a service provider platform to an enterprise ready solution, with its baseline features set and hardening for enterprise usage in place.

I’d like to invite you to join me and Piotr Siwczak, Senior Staff Engineer at Mirantis and contributor to OpenStack, for technical overview of what’s new in the Folsom Release this Thursday, October 4th, at 9am Pacific.

Here’s what we’ll cover.

  • Synopsis of market developments since the April Essex release
  • New capabilities and user features: Nova, Cinder, Keystone, hypervisor support
  • Quantum and Load Balancer as a Service
  • Under-the-covers with key new architectural features
  • Q&A

The webcast is targeted both to experienced OpenStack users and cloud infrastructure teams considering new deployments. Click here for details on signing up.  Seats are limited.

Date: Thursday 4 October 2012
Time: 9am PT/12 Noon ET/6pm CET
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Boris Renski, EVP and co-founder of Mirantis, is a member of the OpenStack Foundation Board.

 

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Sep 21-28)

September 28th, 2012 — 2:24pm

Highlights of the week

OpenStack Folsom Is Here With The Schedule Of The Summit

Another release for OpenStack today, the sixth in a little over two years.  Folsom, or 2012.2 has two new services Networking (Quantum) and Block Storage (Cinder) services, architected in line with the OpenStack philosophy of pluggability and extensibility. While work was underway to establish the new OpenStack Foundation, our thriving community once again delivered the release on-time and with all planned essential features. The full announcement with links to the release notes on OpenStack 2012.2 (“Folsom”) released! Direct download links on http://bit.ly/openstackfolsom

Published the Agenda for the OpenStack Summit

The schedule for the OpenStack Summit has been published: take advantage of the discount until the end of September (save $200) on the registration fee and come meet this amazing OpenStack community live in San Diego.

Technical Committee elections results, Fall 2012

The OpenStack TC election period is now over. The winners for the 3 remaining seats on the Technical Committee are: Monty Taylor, Anne Gentle, Russell Bryant.

They are elected for a one-year term, and join the already-elected members: Vish Ishaya, John Dickinson, Brian Waldon, Joe Heck, Gabriel Hurley, Dan Wendlandt, John Griffith, Mark McLoughlin, Jay Pipes and Thierry Carrez.

OpenStack Folsom Architecture

Ken Pepple updated his “Intro to OpenStack Architecture 101″ for the official documentation. Read the expanded version of it on his blog.

Providing a Unified View of OpenStack Projects

Wan to find answers to questions like: who’s contributing to that particular feature of OpenStack? What is that developer working on? How many work hours/lines of code went into adding that feature/blueprint? What are users saying about OpenStack? Register here for the webinar and don’t miss the talk on Wednesday, October 17 in San Diego.

The Top 3 New Swift Features in OpenStack Folsom

There has been a ton of activity in and around Swift throughout the Folsom release cycle. Swift has moved from version 1.4.8 in the Essex release to version 1.7.4 in the Folsom release. Some of the new features added in the Folsom release include the integration of Keystone middleware, the separation of the Swift CLI and client library so Glance can more easily integrate with Swift to store Nova images.

Swift has also added many new features to its core storage engine. Find out about it from SwiftStack Team.

From nova-network to quantum

If you wonder what changed in OpenStack Networking with the release of Folsom, this is the article to read. By Sébastien Han and Emilien Macchi.

Quantum plugin comparison

Folsom has been released, it’s probably time for some of you to deploy OpenStack. This is a follow up to the article titled From nova-network to Quantum. One of the main question with Folsom is: which Quantum plugin should I use? The answer could be in this article! Another article co-written with Emilien Macchi. Deep dive into the available plugins in Quantum for OpenStack Folsom.

Tips and tricks

Other news

Chart of the week

Lots more charts are available on Bitergia’s report on Folsom and Mark McLoughlin (spelled right this time) github tree.

Folsom contributors ecosystem

The 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 leave a comment.

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OpenStack Folsom Is Here With The Schedule Of The Summit

September 27th, 2012 — 12:29pm

Another release for OpenStack today, the sixth in a little over two years.  Folsom, or 2012.2 has two new services Networking (Quantum) and Block Storage (Cinder) services, architected in line with the OpenStack philosophy of pluggability and extensibility. While work was underway to establish the new OpenStack Foundation, our thriving community once again delivered the release on-time and with all planned essential features.

The most impressive feature for me is the amount of people and companies that contributed to it: over 330 people from almost 50 companies. Not only the quantity of people involved in OpenStack Folsom has increased compared to the previous release Essex, but also the diversity of the echosystem increased. The study contributed by Bitergia shows how the ecosystem evolved between the two releases, increasing in size and diversity.

It’s time for yet another celebration before we head up to San Diego for the OpenStack Summit where we’ll start planning the next six months and Grizzly. The schedule for the Summit has been published: take advantage of the discount until the end of September (save $200) on the registration fee and come meet this amazing OpenStack community live in San Diego.

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OpenStack Conference Spring 2012 Day 2

April 20th, 2012 — 7:13pm

And today marks the end of this full week of meetings, panels, formal and informal chats, parties, networking and lots of fun. The final count of registered people went well over 1,000! This calls for a celebration to this great community.


Remember to publish your slides on Slideshare OpenStack Group and stay tuned for the videos of the conference. Thank you all for participating, see you all soon.

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OpenStack Conference Spring 2012 Day 1

April 19th, 2012 — 7:30pm

The OpenStack Conference started with incredible keynotes this morning. All sessions are recorded and videos will be published soon. Meanwhile, the slides provided by the speakers are shared on SlideShare OpenStack group.

Highlights of first day

pic.twitter.com/xZ0PjHhw

packed room for opening session at #openstack conference with @jbryce

Owly Images

Radio Free Asia brings freedom of press to closed societies using #OpenStack

Owly Images

Mark Interrante and John Engates live demoing Rackspace Cloud Servers powered by #OpenStack

Owly Images

Live deployment of #OpenStack by Mark Shuttleworth on stage

Owly Images

Kurt Garloff, VP Engineering at DBU Cloud Services in Deutsche Telekom talking about his Linux experience and parallels

Owly Images

Biri Singh explains HP Cloud Services powered by #OpenStack

Owly Images

Chris Kemp on stage thanking leaders of #OpenStack and recognizing ecosystem

 

“Vish Ashaya hosting a panel of block storage experts at #openstack including #Ceph's Tommi Vaartinen”

Party time now!

 

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Folsom Design Summit Day 3

April 18th, 2012 — 6:59pm

The Folsom Design Summit has ended. Tonight’s party marks the beginning of the OpenStack Spring 2012 Conference

Highlights of the day

See what attendees think of the OpenStack Design Summit

chaos monkey strolled through the #OpenStack dev lounge...

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Folsom Design Summit Day 2

April 17th, 2012 — 10:00pm

Highlights of the day:

and an announcement: tomorrow’s Cloud Foundry BOSH + Openstack hackathon; 6pm SF Hyatt bit.ly/HVYqFq (food+beer+code included)

Nicira's Dan Wendlandt introductory talk on #OpenStack Quantum is packed!

Darrell giving his talk on statsd + Swift at the #OpenStack Design Summit.

and to finish this great second day

"little" #openstack HP event at the Ferry Building

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Folsom Design Summit Day 1

April 16th, 2012 — 7:21pm
Over 400 participant, more than 50 sessions today (over 150 in total). Not just developers in the rooms I’ve seen lots of users  involved in the sessions, asking questions and giving suggestions. Many discussisions revolve around real life problems and provide extremely  concrete solutions. There is the feeling that the OpenStack community is maturing.

Full house for the kickoff

Vish leading the Nova volume session

For some of the participants it was a long car trip

But the view is like a commercial ... Priceless

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OpenStack Spring 2012 Conference Schedule

March 29th, 2012 — 5:13pm

The programming committee has published the schedule for the OpenStack Conference Spring 2012. The conference will feature

  • Keynotes sessions from Biri Singh, SVP & GM of HP Cloud Services, Chris C. Kemp, CEO & Founder of Nebula; John Engates, CTO and Mark Interrante, VP of Products at Rackspace; and Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu;
  • User story presentations including X.commerce, Department of Energy Magellan, San Diego Supercomputer Center and NeCTAR Cloud;
  • Panels about community strategy & vision, technical debates, cloud standards and investing in the OpenStack community; and
  • Hands-on workshops, networking, social events and more.

The details, including all the social events are available on http://www.openstack.org/conference/san-francisco-2012/sessions/. Friday’s afternoon sessions include the introductory workshops “Swift Install” and “Programming OpenStack Compute API” aimed at developers that want to get started with OpenStack.

In addition to Headline sponsors HP, Nebula and Ubuntu supported by Canonical, supporters of the OpenStack Conference include Premier Sponsors Cisco, Dell and Intel; Event Sponsors DreamHost, ITRI, NetApp, Nexenta, Opscode, NTT Data, and Yahoo!; and Startup Sponsors Ceph, Cloudscaling, ElasticBox, Mirantis, Nicira, StackOps, SwiftStack and SolidFire.

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