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First meeting of OpenStack Venezuela

September 6th, 2013 — 12:40pm

The Venezuelan OpenStack community had its first full day meeting on August 24 in Caracas and it was a big success.  Nelson Perez, gave a general introduction to  virtualization talking about what it is, why it’s useful and finally an overview of  hypervisors.  Enrique Femin then talked about cloud computing giving general definitions, principles and types.  Finally, Ender Mujica presented one introduction to OpenStack: What is it? How to use it, its history, the community, developers and members, and of course an overview of OpenStack’s architecture, components and services.

Lunch was followed by 3 live demonstrations. Ender Mujica presented a installation from scratch on Ubuntu 12.04 using all the component with Neutron and Cinder. He also showed some functions of the dashboard, like how to launch virtual machines with network, how to create a volume and attach it to a VM.

Reinaldo Martinez presented an installation on Centos 6 and Debian 7 and some details about the other functions like namespaces, dhcp, how to create networks, load balancing with 3 web servers on VM, glance with swift and with LVM, horizon and the command line tools and more.

The intensely technical day was followed by appetizers, soft drinks, water, beers, some awesome mugs and OpenStack stickers.

The scripts to install on Debian and CentOS were released to the community.

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Vietnam OpenStack Community launch 30/9/2012 – report by Hang Tran

November 30th, 2012 — 4:16pm

Good day, everyone!

Warmest greetings from Vietnam OpenStack Community.

We had a great meetup last night! This is all that we can say :-).

Hosted by Hanoi University of  Industry (HAUI), the Library Hall, where the meetup held, was full of people from different organizations, ICT companies and universities.  We especially welcomed Mr. Nguyen Hong Quang, Chairmain of Vietnam Free and Open Source Software Association (VFOSSA), other members of VFOSSA, people from ICT companies such as NetNam, iWay, EcoIT, DTT… and HAUI students. To our surprise, there are almost 100 people has attended this event.

The meetup was a bit formal in the beginning when VFOSSA and OpenStack were introduced. The students seemed a bit nervous (although we could still see the exciting expression on their face) as OpenStack is completely a new term to them. But the Library Hall was heating up slowly when the discussion started; beers and breads are brought up to the table to keep the day-end brains running :-). People were eating and speaking elatedly. The atmosphere was more and more relaxing then.

During the event, the attendants had a chance to listen to Mr. Nguyen Hoang’s OpenStack Summit notes sent back from the States. Mr. Hoang is a senior architect with 30 years of expertise in providing solution to software and big system architecture in America. He attended the OpenStack Fall Summit (held in San Diego, USA last mid October) and the notes were about his experiences to share with others. We could see that the words from the heart of such an experienced expert greatly inspired all the attendants that night.

Warmly welcomed at the meeting was the presence of Dr. Nguyen Tuan Hoa, a senior consultant on IT solution with 38 years of experience in the IT field. He was a member of the famous team who built the first computer of Vietnam (and one of the very first few of the world) – the VT83 in 1983. He especially shared his lifetime experience to the people available at the meetup, especially to the students. As I recall he said that “This is a big opportunity for Vietnam. We shouldn’t miss this just like we have missed few other big opportunities. This is the “now or never” time for Vietnamese ICT community to get on board the “OpenStack ship” so that we are not left behind this global endeavour”.

Sincere thanks goes to Hanoi University of Industry for the great hospitalities provided.

And special thanks to our speakers:

- Mr. Nguyen Hong Quang, Chairman of Vietnam Free and Open Source Software Association (VFOSSA) for his introduction on VFOSSA and how VFOSSA will support OpenStack’s activities.

- Mr. Nguyen The Trung, Managing Director of DTT for his presentation on OpenStack, its opportunities for Vietnam and the development of Vietnam OpenStack Community in the long run.

- Mr. Nguyen Duc Quyen, Director of Consultant department of DTT for his updates on the recent Melbourne meetup, which he has attended on 20th November this year.

As the result of our first meetup, more than 20 people have volunteered to join the Start-up team. We are now looking forward to re-structuring this team and getting things moving for OpenStack. One of our main objective is to start translating OpenStack manuals. For this, we really need help from OpenStack community. Any ideas, suggestions are welcomed and appreciated for an OpenStack starter like us.

Our next likely meetup to be held in Danang city next month. We will inform you all on our upcoming activities.

I will be back soon with updates with you guys on the OpenStack movement in Vietnam.

 Vietnam OpenStack Community coordinator – Hang Tran

For more information or to join the group please email Hang or enquire at www.dtt.vn

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OpenStack at CloudOpen

August 24th, 2012 — 1:54pm

OpenStack is a protagonist of CloudOpen, the only conference providing a collaboration and education space dedicated to advancing the open cloud. Next week, from Aug 29 to 31 in San Diego there will be plenty of chances to hear talks about OpenStack and how it’s shaping the cloud industry.

On Tuesday Aug 28th join the OpenStack community at The Hopping Pig for a party!  Food & drinks sponsored by HP, Intel, Opscode, Rackspace, SUSE, and Ubuntu. The event will immediately follow the official CloudOpen happy hour, and is within walking distance of the Andaz. Reserve your ticket.

The talks we put in our agenda:

During the parallel event, LinuxCon North America:

Also, don’t miss these keynotes:
 CloudOpen’s full schedule is a celebration of how important open source is for the whole cloud computing industry. The keynotes will be live streamed.

 

 

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OpenStack Won Unprecedented Popularity in Asia/Pacific

August 21st, 2012 — 11:02am

On August 10 -11, the first two-day OpenStack Asia-Pacific Conference (OSAC) was held in Beijing and Shanghai concurrently. This conference is  jointly organized by CSDN (Chinese Software Develop the Net), the world’s largest Chinese IT technology community and the OpenStack user group (COSUG).

This conference is the highest-level OpenStack meeting held in the Asia-Pacific region so far, attracting more than 1000 people in Beijing venue and nearly 700 people in Shanghai venue, which come from more than 180 companies. OpenStack enthusiasts and community representatives from Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Australia and U.S. have also witnessed the grand conference.

Representatives of some OpenStack big players, such as Billy Cox from Intel, Kyle MacDonald from Canonical, Steven Hallett from eBay X.commerce, Boris Renski from Mirantis, Hui Cheng from Sina etc., delivered a very compelling and attracting speech, making all audience listen carefully. 

Many audience asked lots of good questions at the conference. Speakers were never reluctant to give them thorough answers.

Among the speakers, Hui Cheng, manager of COSUG and technical leader gave an opening address talking about the status of COSUG(link), as well as a keynote speech OpenStack Opportunities and Challenges(link).In the opening address, he mentioned that after deduction of overlap user registration, it’s a conservative estimation that COSUG has 2,500 user members in China, which maybe the biggest user group out of U.S., he also believed that China would be the second largest Openstack market in the world.

The first day was ended by by a panel on The Current Status and Trends of OpenStack. The panelists are the OpenStack community representatives from different countries and regions of APAC, they are, from the second to right, the panel host from CSDN and representatives from Taiwan, mainland China, Japan, South Korea, two guys from Australia, and Boris on behalf of OpenStack Foundation.

Outside of the meeting, OSAC sponsors’ boothes  had attracted lots of attention, companies and potential customers were communicating and connected through specific OpenStack related products.

Sessions on the second day were attracting and appealing as well. When the sessions finished, some administrators from COSUG, industrial leaders and OpenStack specialists got together to share experience and ideas on OpenStack community, network virtualization and business opportunities around OpenStack.

In the evening, Rackspace sponsored a free beer party. COSUG managers and some OpenStack related companies joined this party. Mike Metral, the solution architect from Rackspace, gave a introduction about the newly launched Rackpsace next generation cloud, and we also discussed some technical detail under OpenStack projects.

The event sponsor list is Rackspace, Intel, Canonical, Dell, HiSoft, NEC, VMware, 99Cloud, Cloudena, Midokura and Sina, thanks to them,  who made the event available  to us. I also want to thank CSDN and COSUG volunteers, they have devoted much energy and time during the whole preparation and organization process of such a big event.

All slides has uploaded to Slideshare tagged with 2012osac: http://www.slideshare.net/HuiCheng2/tag/2012osac

More photos can be seen at Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/85376316@N02/sets/72157631160199442/

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Meeting To Discuss Next OpenStack Conference And Summit

June 14th, 2012 — 1:50pm

It’s never too late to get started, especially with a complex series of event like the OpenStack Summit and Conference. We’ve received the results of the survey after the past event in April in San Francisco and we want to keep the conversation open with the community.

All people interested in the next OpenStack Summit and Conference, especially former sponsors and coordinators of tracks in past events, are invited to register for the meeting OpenStack Summit & Conference Fall 2012 Planning,  next Tuesday, June 19 at 10:00 AM CDT. It will be the right time and place to discuss the challenges faced as the events have grown, and potential changes to the format to address them going forward.

Update: read the results of this meeting on OpenStack Summit coming October 15th-19th to San Diego, CA

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OpenStack Essex Deploy Day Summary

June 5th, 2012 — 3:54pm

On May 31st, more than 200 people from around the world  gathered to learn about how to automate OpenStack deployments with Dell Crowbar and Opscode Chef. This day-long, world-wide event brought  together developers, operators, users, ecosystem vendors and the open source cloud curious.  The event was coordinated as meet-ups by the Dell OpenStack/Crowbar team (my team) in four physical locations, where more than 70 enthusiasts gathered for the event:

In addition, nearly 125 participants joined online on the live webcast and various online channels.

We have validated our deployment against the Essex release and our objective with this Essex Deploy Day event was to test deployments of Open Stack in a variety of environments.  Accordingly, we reached out to the OpenStack and Crowbar communities for training, testing, deployment, and collaborative development of the OpenStack Essex release.  The response was amazing!

The Deploy day offered two parallel tracks for OpenStack newcomers and experts.

The Introductory Track: In this  track, we focused on basics of OpenStack, Crowbar, and DevOps and discussed their value and benefits. In five three-hour sessions that spanned  three time zones covering the East/West coast and the Asia pacific regions, we demonstrated  LIVE (the recorded sessions are available here: http://bit.ly/crowbarOSED) ) how to automatically deploy OpenStack .

Here are the slides used for this track:

http://www.slideshare.net/kamesh001/essex-deployday

Additionally, this track featured presentations and demos from ecosystem partners including enStratus, InkTank, Suse, MorphLabs, and OpsCode who discussed how they are leveraging Essex and bringing unique value-add to the OpenStack community and customers.

The Experts Track: The expert track was intended for people that already had some familiarity with Crowbar, Chef, and DevOps, and wanted to take a deep dive into new features of OpenStack Essex and Crowbar and how Crowbar works under the hood. The expert track had a separate screencast, and featured live and online collaboration with Crowbar developers and engineers.

The expert track explored  several advanced topics such as upgrading OpenStack  and developing barclamps etc.

Success By the Numbers

The overwhelming response and the large number of attendees makes this the most successful deploy day by far.  The breadth of companies and individuals that participated makes this a truly collaborative and international event  and is an  impressive indication of the excitement that is building around OpenStack. Here is look at broad participation metrics:

  • 200 people participated from 9 different countries
  • 70 people attended in-person in the four locations: NY, Boston, Austin, Sunnyvale
  • 250 downloads of the software from zehicle.crowbar.com and the build server
  • 20+ companies represented world-wide
  • Great participation from ecosystem vendors including enStratus, MorphLabs, Suse, InkTank, OpsCode

Here is a just a small sample of some of the companies that participated

Dell (sponsor), Opscode, Mirantis, Morphlabs, Enstratus, Yahoo, AT&T, HPOpenTV, cloudTP, Fidelity, Lucent-Alcatel, IBM Labs, Critical Media,  AppFirst

We wish to thank everyone who participated in making this event a huge success!

 

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