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Report: June month OpenStack meetup, Bangalore , India

June 25th, 2013 — 2:52pm

On 22nd June we organized a meetup in Bangalore, India http://www.meetup.com/Indian-OpenStack-User-Group/events/122386732/

The meetup was attended by over 60 people from varied backgrounds: startups students, researchers, developers, etc

Event started with a keynote from Vijay Bellur (@vbellur) from redhat . He kicked off session with giving introduction about RDO,  then moved on to Gluster file system. It was a nice presentation & gave complete picture how and where Gluster fits in overall OpenStack project.


Rags Srinivas (@ragss ) from Rackspace gave a nice presentation followed by demo on jclouds. The demo was interesting & a lot many questions were asked & answered.

Rohit Agarwalla(@rohitagarwalla) from Cisco was next with presentation on OpenStack Neutron, he gave demo on openvSwitch & Cisco Nexus plugin. He mentioned about the roadmap & contribution from his company on the overall project.

Last session on LBaaS by Pranav Salunke(@Dguitarbite) from Aptira. He gave us overall picture of the project along with roadmap. He was youngest presenter of the day & was his first presentation on Openstack. :)

Photos & presentation of the meetup will be made available soon, our past meetup presentation slides are available http://www.slideshare.net/openstackindia

Thanks to redhat for hosting the meetup & providing us with coffee/snacks :)


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Report: June month OpenStack meetup,Chennai, India

June 10th, 2013 — 11:31pm

On 8th June we organized a meetup in Chennai, India http://www.meetup.com/Indian-OpenStack-User-Group/events/120677342/

The meetup was attended by over 33 people from varied backgrounds: startups  students, researchers, developers, etc


Event started with a keynote from T Srinivasan of Collabnet, he gave us brief description about their work on Openstack along with companies contribution to other Open Source projects.

Kavit Munshi from Aptira spoke about managing OpenStack infrastructure using Puppet, he also gave a brief description about over all OpenStack Project. It was an eye opener for first timers in the room. 

Syed Armani from Hastexo spoke about the High Availability part of OpenStack. He gave us an overall picture about what new changes were made in Grizzly release and what all are the available option for making OpenStack Highly Available.

Last session was from Yogesh Girikumar he presented about the storage options in OpenStack. He gave nice demo of OpenStack swift & answered a lot many questions.

Photos of the meetup are available https://picasaweb.google.com/102002010785949271518/OpenstackMeetupJune8Chennai

Thanks to Collabnet for hosting the meetup & providing us with coffee/snacks :)


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Report: May month OpenStack meetup,Bangalore, India

May 30th, 2013 — 1:58pm

In May we organized a meetup in Bangalore, India http://www.meetup.com/Indian-OpenStack-User-Group/events/117132352/

The meetup was attended by over 75 people from varied backgrounds: startups  students, researchers, developers, etc.


Event started with a keynote from Vamsi Kottisa of Anuta Networks, it was nice technical presentation giving overall view of what they are doing on OpenStack space.

Next was Amol Wate from Anuta Networks giving a deep dive & demo of their SDN solution which will work with OpenStack Networking.

We were for the first time got a presentation on Ceph & how it plays with OpenStack by Syed Armani from Hastexo. A lot many questions were asked & got clarified about Ceph.

Last session was from Romil Gupta from HP who spoke about the driver they have developed for RHEV along with nice demo. A lot of questions were asked and roadmap/vision for the work was also discussed.

Photos of the meetup are available https://plus.google.com/photos/106314994124977332570/albums/5883261931521653409

Thanks to Anuta Networks for hosting the meetup & providing us with coffee/snacks :)

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Report: March month OpenStack meetup,Bangalore, India

March 29th, 2013 — 5:32am

In March a meetup was organized in Bangalore, India. http://www.meetup.com/Indian-OpenStack-User-Group/events/105831232/

The meetup was attended by over 90 people from varied backgrounds: start-ups, students, researchers, developers, etc.

Venkata Jagana delivered the welcome and the Keynote session. He covered the breadth of Openstack, its unique development model and also introduced the “IBM SmartCloud framework” to show how IBM is leveraging Openstack. He ended the session with thoughts on how the community can help in the development of OpenStack.

Rushi Agrawal did a presentation on the Cinder protocol enhancement support for file-based storage. I would love to see this feature landing inside Cinder soon. :)


In his session, “Openstack Security”, Sreekanth Iyer covered the keystone workflow & current security implementation. He drove the discussion around the current drawbacks in the security model and proposed a way forward to make the existing security model more robust.


Akshay MS & Suhas Mohan did a presentation about Hadoop on Openstack. Akshay and Suhas are students at PESIT College. They are working on Hadoop on OpenStack as a project for “Center for Cloud computing and Big data”, dept of CSE, PESIT. They answered numerous questions from the audience.



Slides are available here: http://www.slideshare.net/openstackindia

Photos of the event are available here: https://plus.google.com/photos/106314994124977332570/albums/5856730344678147329

Thanks to IBM India for hosting and sponsoring the meetup and for the Pizzas. Thanks to Prem Karat & team for their co-ordinated efforts for realizing the meetup.

Also video of this meetup will be uploaded soon on our OpenStack Youtube channel, thanks to NetApp folks for helping us on this.

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Report: January month OpenStack meetup,Bangalore, India

January 21st, 2013 — 1:28pm

In January we organized a meetup in Bangalore, India. http://www.meetup.com/Indian-OpenStack-User-Group/events/93144352/

The meetup was attended by over 75 people with different background start-up/students/researchers/MNC/Developers.

We started the meetup with general introductory session followed by few minutes session on OpenStack project and components.

Divakar Padiyar gave presentation on Cloud inventory, monitoring and alerting using HealthNMon

Nithya, Sarad and Suresh presented Introduction to Tempest along with nice demo.

Dinkar Sitaram and his students/faculty gave a presentation on Federated Keystone.

Chandan Dutta gave a presentation on OpenStack Quantum.

Anantha Padmanabhan gave presentation on VMware compute driver along with demo.

Slides are available  http://www.slideshare.net/openstackindia

Photos of the event are available  https://plus.google.com/photos/106314994124977332570/albums/5835386703034145825

Thanks to HP India for hosting/sponsoring the meetup/lunch  and  Bharat Ram, Srinivasa Acharya &  Himanshu Dwivedi for coordinating us on this.


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Event Report: OpenStack Day, Bangalore, India

December 18th, 2012 — 10:45am

On past Saturday, 15th December OpenStack India organized a one day event in Bangalore.

The event was attended by over 120 people from varied domains.

We started our session with Mark Collier video presentation in which he spoke about OpenStack project and about the foundation. The video is available on youtube as well OpenStack Introductory video

Next we had Tristan Goode from Aptira spoke about the Global Impact of OpenStack. The talk was interesting with some thoughts added as how whole OpenStack project has changed the cloud computing market.

Anand Palanisamy from PayPal gave an overview how they are using OpenStack in production with tool set and stack. There were many interesting questions asked regarding there production environment.

Ritesh Nanda from Ericsson was next and he presented how they are using OpenStack in telecommunication domain.


Barath Ram G from HP spoke about “Nova for Physicalization and Virtualization compute models”  He gave various insight on the upcoming features in nova with Grizzly release.

During lunch we also played dope&stack which was cheered by the crowd and we ended up playing it in loop for almost 20 mins during lunch. :)

Divyanshu Verma from DELL spoke about OpenStack and business of cloud. He provided some used case and insight with how educational institution can use cloud.


Krishnan Subramanian from Rishidot research presented “The importance of OpenStack – An Outsider Perspective”

Prakash Advani from Canonical spoke about OpenStack and Ubuntu.

Lastly we had panel discussion and as per Krishnan suggestion we had some spicy question for all our panelists.

We donated the collected registration money to Akshayapatra foundation and we been told the money we collected will feed 30 children via there NGO initiative for a year.

Also thanks to Aptira, OpenStack Foundation and Rackspace helping us with sponsorship.

All the slides for the event is available on Slideshare  , Our upcoming events are already listed on meetup page  and twitter will carry other interesting announcements we have lined up. :)

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OpenStack Day, Bangalore, India

October 19th, 2012 — 3:33pm

OpenStack Day one complete day on OpenStack as a parallel track was organized on 14th Oct in Bangalore at OSIDays event.


OpenStack developers/contributors across India participated and spoke/presented on various OpenStack components. The event was attended by over 60 enthusiastic people with different domains from entrepreneurs, start-ups, technology solution architects to students. Speakers covered most of the topics including Swift, Ceilometer, Quantum, Devstack, Keystone, HEAT, Juju & MaaS.

Slides of event can be found here. Photos of the event can be found here. We also had a open house discussion with how to contribute upstream as Syed Armani in beginning presented a session how to contribute to OpenStack project and the discussion turned into an exciting Q/A session.

I would specially like to thank Divyanshu Verma from DELL for helping us in getting the venue finalized and Kavit Munshi from Aptira for sponsoring lunch.  Also special thanks to the organizers of OSIdays for letting us use there venue for day long event/session on OpenStack. Thanks to Hardik we got lots of Ubuntu goodies as well to distribute during the event to our participants. :D

We are looking forward to keep the momentum going, stay tuned for more exciting announcements soon. :)

Last but not the least DELL, HP, NetApps, RedHat others offered us venue for upcoming meetups which means arranging a venue is no more an issue to us for our monthly meetups. What we would also like to have is to get speakers from these participating organizations. :)

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Openstack at barcamp XII, Bangalore, India.

August 31st, 2012 — 12:35am

Barcamp, Bangalore was organized on 25th  august and we had registered for a talk on Openstack. Our talk got scheduled for later in the day. Barcamp is a unconf style event so after meeting few other Openstack contributors from HP and others, we decided lets keep the session more of a QA and whiteboard centric than slide centric. So me  Sajid and Yogesh joined for the session.  :)

The session was attended by over 30 people and after 25 minutes basic intro about whole Openstack project, we ended up spending rest of our time in QA session. There were wide range of questions related to data center deployment with Openstack to start-up venturing to project. There were also some questions like how freshers can build there career while contributing to Openstack.

Overall i would say it was great to have a session at barcamp, thanks to the organizers put putting up such awesome event. Some of the folks we met were looking forward to attend our Openstack monthly meetup in Banglore. We will be announcing the date and venue soon. :)


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First OpenStack User Group Meetup in Delhi NCR, India!

August 16th, 2012 — 5:44am

OpenStack Delhi NCR User Group chapter started this past weekend and Syed Armani has blogged about it at http://syedarmani.blogspot.in/

Thank to Syed for initiating the group and providing the venue and local organisation, and thanks to Kavit, Aptira‘s Head of Indian Operations for co-organising and sponsoring food and beverages.


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