How I contribute to OpenStack series

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Rackspace is running a series of interviews to the protagonists of OpenStack development. Titled ‘How I contribute to OpenStack’, it  collects insight straight from key developers on the front lines about how they became involved in OpenStack and the open cloud, and what contributions they’ve made. The first two installments saw SolidFire Software Engineer John… Read more »

Celebrating An OpenStack Milestone

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Today OpenStack marks another milestone in its young existence: Rackspace has announced its full deployment and general availability to all the customers of the public cloud powered by OpenStack.  While Rackspace has been running OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) for over 2 years, they are now running OpenStack Compute (Nova) at full scale, too.  Congrats! Jack… Read more »

OpenStack Melbourne Australia Meetup May 15

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Last Tuesday night (17/5) in Melbourne I attended the 2nd meetup of the Melbourne contingent of the Australian OpenStack User Group. It was a fantastic night with great speakers and a great group of people who are passionate about OpenStack. There was a mix of people with various OpenStack experience, from the NeCTAR team who have… Read more »

OpenStack Sydney Australia Meetup March 26

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Last Monday saw the latest meetup of the Australian OpenStack User Group in Sydney. Following on from our inaugural social meetups in December and January that were all about discovery of OpenStack, we moved to a more technical focus with presentations and real world demos. We had 4 presenters for the evening: John Dickinson - OpenStack… Read more »

OpenStack Melbourne Australia Meetup Jan 17

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On 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… Read more »

OpenStack Sydney Australia Meetup Dec 13

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Tuesday 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… Read more »

OpenStack Seattle Meetup 11/30 Notes

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We had an informal OpenStack meetup after the Opscode Summit in Seattle. This turned out to be a major open cloud gab fest! In addition to Dell OpenStack leads (Greg Althaus and Rob Hirschfeld), we had the Nova Project Technical Lead (PTL, Vish Ishaya from Rackspace, @vish), HP’s Cloud Architect (Alex Howells, @nixgeek), Opscode OpenStack… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

Join OpenStack at Cloud Connect

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Next week, the OpenStack team and Rackspace are hosting a party on Tuesday March 8, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, CA from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. You can register for the event at http://www.cvent.com/events/rackspace-cloud-connect-celebration/event-summary-05ddfb54276b43f88655dd0ec24f81d0.aspx.