Tag: OpenStack Conference


Participate in the OpenStack User Survey by April 11!

April 1st, 2014 — 11:10am

We’re kicking off the third round of the OpenStack User Survey this month! You may remember before last November’s Summit in Hong Kong, we helped the User Committee run a survey to aggregate OpenStack deployments and share the results.

Hong Kong Survey Results

The survey received nearly twice as many answers as the previous round (822 compared to 414) and 387 deployments compared to 187.

The first User Survey in Spring 2013 provided great insight to the types of deployments and technology decisions made by the OpenStack community. We were able to catalogue 230 unique deployments – you can see the results presented by the User Committee at the last Spring Summit. Another huge benefit was the ability to uncover new users willing to talk about their OpenStack deployments, which can be found here: http://www.openstack.org/user-stories.

If you are an OpenStack user or have customers with OpenStack deployments, please take a few minutes to respond to our User Survey and pass it along to your network. The goals of the survey are to better define the OpenStack user community and requirements, facilitate engagement and communication among the user community, and uncover new use cases or OpenStack users who might be willing to tell their stories publicly.

Below you’ll find a link and instructions to complete the User Survey by April 11, 2014 at 23:00 UTC. If you already completed the survey last year, there’s no need to start from scratch. You simply need to log back in to update your Deployment Profile, as well as take the opportunity to provide any additional input.

http://www.openstack.org/user-survey

All the information provided is confidential and will only be presented in aggregate unless the user consents to making it public. Aggregate responses will be shared with the OpenStack Board, Technical Committee and community at large to help shape the roadmap and share useful information regarding operational decisions.

You can also help us by promoting the survey so we can secure as much participation as possible, for example by retweeting the OpenStack handle: @OpenStack

Remember, you can hear directly from users and see the aggregate survey findings by attending the next OpenStack Summit, May 12-16, in Atlanta.

Thank you for your support!

 

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OpenStack in action 2! – Production ready / Paris, 31 May 2012

June 5th, 2012 — 10:30pm

Last Thursday, we held the «OpenStack in action 2 ! – Production ready» event in Paris. For this second edition, we were very happy to welcome more than 150 people who came from France, Spain, the UK, the Netherlands, Austria, and even…Japan ! This shows how OpenStack is getting bigger and more concrete every day.

Following an «almost traditional» opening by Thierry Carrez, Release Manager for OpenStack, Loic Dachary, eNovance Chief Research officer, presented a very intuitive OpenStack live demo. The idea was to make an online game go worldwide through a deployment demo. The game is very cool to play by the way, you can give it a try here: MIOP game.

Nick Barcet, representing Ubuntu/Canonical, who is also a regular guest, talked about MAAS and Juju to deploy an Ubuntu Cloud infrastructure. Nick also announced our recent partnership : eNovance is now the official Canonical partner to deliver OpenStack based solutions in France!

Here at eNovance, this 2nd edition of «OpenStack in action!» will remain a very important date for us since we launched the same day eNocloud – the 1st European OpenStack cloud, which was in beta for the last 9 months. Raphaël Ferreira, eNovance’s CEO explained how eNocloud was built, step by step, and related the use cases of our most famous beta-testers: Soasta, Fasterize and the CNES.

After a short coffee break, Taco Scargo, from Dell talked about Crowbar and announced the release of Copper – an experimental yet very promising ARM server.

He was followed by Rick Clark who highlighted the most challenging problems OpenStack currently faces. His perspective as a co-founder of the project and his successful deployment of OpenStack for the US Department of Defense for CISCO gave the audience an exclusive peak at one of the largest use case in the world. His unbiased and provocative style made for a chaotic and humorous talk.

Florian Haas, CEO of Hastexo, closed the conference and really captured his audience whis his talk on High Availability in OpenStack. He explained how the Folsom release that will be published in october 2012 will benefit from the various HA strategies demonstrated.

We wanted to address our special thanks to Canonical and Dell for helping us make the event possible: we look forward to the 3rd edition of «OpenStack in action!» that will be held this autumn.

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I hear the Essex Train a-coming

March 31st, 2012 — 5:39am

With Essex train in the wilds of testing, and the Essex release intended date less than 10 days away, we are pretty excited about everyone descending on San Francisco — practically our home town — for the Design Summit and Conference.

Here at Mirantis, the company famous across OpenStack community for distributing vodka bottles at OpenStack meetups, we are gearing up in a big way for the summit and conference. If you haven’t seen the agenda, here’s what we’ve got teed up:

(1) We’ll start the frenzy with Just-in-time-Training: we have a few seats left at our 2-day OpenStack Boot Camp, crammed into the weekend of April 14-15, right before the summit and conference. REGISTER HERE and come to the event fully prepared to torment speakers and presenters with insidious technical questions about OpenStack technology and its future.

(2) Our team will participate in / moderate a few exciting sessions during the conference: OpenStack and Block Storage, OpenStack and High Performance Computing, Expanding the Community. Please be sure to pay us a visit.

(3) …and just to show how happy we are to have you here, we invite everyone at the conference to join Mirantis Summit Kick-Off Party. This is how we party at Mirantis! Vodka bottles and fun times in the best traditions of all our events are guaranteed. Be sure not to miss.

Looking forward to receiving everyone at the 2012 OpenStack Design Summit and Conference.

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Rackspace Running OpenStack Compute Today for Select Customers, Discusses Broader Rollout Plans

September 9th, 2011 — 10:21am

Lew Moorman, President of the Rackspace Cloud, recently discussed the state of Rackspace’s OpenStack plans in a blog post.

In addition to running OpenStack Object Storage (code named Swift) for over a year to power their cloud, Rackspace is now running OpenStack Compute (code named Nova) for select customers. Head over to the Rackspace Cloud blog to learn more.

They also recently announced dates for training classes on OpenStack, and will be in full attendance at the OpenStack Conference in Boston next month.

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OpenStack Conference – Agenda Highlights

August 31st, 2011 — 3:49pm

The Program Committee is in its final stages of crafting the OpenStack Conference agenda and I wanted to share some highlights from the agenda to get you ready for next week’s formal agenda announcement…

Highlights:

  • Keynote Speakers from HP, Dell, Nebula, Canonical, NetApp, and NTT
  • User Case Studies from CERN and Acens Technologies (more being planned)
  • Panel Discussions on OpenStack Governance, OpenStack “Distributions”, and Service Providers
  • Business and Technical Sessions on all OpenStack Projects including the two new projects, Dashboard & Keystone

Be sure to register now for this gathering of OpenStack enthusiasts in Boston, MA from October 5-7, 2011

 

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OpenStack Conference – Call for Speakers

August 3rd, 2011 — 4:32pm

On behalf of the OpenStack Conference Program Committee, I am pleased to initiate the Call for Speakers for the Fall 2011 OpenStack Conference in Boston, MA from October 5-7.  This gathering of OpenStack developers, users, eco-system partners, open source enthusiasts, and cloud computing technologists presents speakers with the opportunity to actively participate in the shaping of the future of the OpenStack project. I look forward to joining with the community in Boston for an amazing 3 days of OpenStack goodness.

PROCESS
The Program Committee has listed a series of suggested topics for the overall agenda of the conference. Please review these topics and submit your talk under the various topic(s). Of course, if you have an idea for a topic not listed, please send your information as the Program Committee is always open to new ideas.

To submit your request to be a speaker please send an email to [email protected] with the Subject Line: OPENSTACK CONFERENCE SPEAKER SUBMISSION. In the email be sure to include your contact information as well as the topic you are interested in speaking on. Should you submit a new topic, please provide details on that topic.

TOPICS
The topics suggested by the Program Committee fit under two umbrella categories:  technical or business. Each session is currently planned for 30 minutes.

Technical
Project Overview – NOVA
Project Overview -  SWIFT
Project Overview – GLANCE
Community Developer Tools
OpenStack in the Data Center
OpenStack Deployments
DevOps
Project Introductions – Information on the various eco-system projects not yet core in OpenStack

Business
Economics of OpenStack
OpenStack Case Study
Project Overview – NOVA
Project Overview -  SWIFT
Project Overview – GLANCE
Building an OpenStack Practice (Solution Providers)
OpenStack Case Study
Public Cloud Hosting Best Practices
Private Clouds Hosting Best Practices

The Program Committee anxiously awaits your speaker submission as we assemble the final OpenStack Conference Agenda. The deadline to submit your request is September 6, 2011 so that we can release the final agenda on September 14, 2011. All speakers selected will receive a complementary pass to the event via a special registration code. If you have any further questions, please contact me.

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OpenStack Fall Event Theme

June 27th, 2011 — 3:30pm

Planning is underway for the OpenStack Conference in Boston, MA from October 6-7 and I am looking for community feedback on event theme ideas. As with our other events, we select a theme before the event and ensure that all signage and look/feel stay within that theme. The last theme for the OpenStack Conference was state and national parks in California with the focus on the event shirt being the Bixby Canyon Bridge.

If you are interested in submitting an idea for the Boston event theme this October, please go to this Etherpad and add you idea: http://etherpad.openstack.org/boston-themes. Themes will be accepted until July 7, 2011 at which time a selection will be made from the existing concepts. Please contact me if you have any questions or wish to submit an idea anonymously.

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Hold the Date – OpenStack Conference

June 9th, 2011 — 10:07am

The OpenStack Community requests that you mark your calendars as booked for October 5-7, 2011 for the OpenStack Conference in Boston, MA. With an opening reception on the evening of October 5 and two full days of all things OpenStack, this conference is the must attend event for open source enthusiasts, cloud computing technologists, and OpenStack participating company ecosystem partners.

More details soon to come from OpenStack on this event.

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OpenStack Conference Sessions Coming Online

May 10th, 2011 — 5:01pm

The process is now underway to upload all the recorded sessions from the OpenStack Conference. The first video is now live, the keynote from Neal Sample at eBay. It is taking a few hours to upload and configure these videos so please be patient while this process is underway. All videos will eventually be uploaded to the OpenStack Vimeo account at http://vimeo.com/user5231339. We will also publish a new Event page with links to slides and videos for all Conference presentations.

OpenStack Design Summit- Neal Sample, Ebay from OpenStack on Vimeo.

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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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