Tag: Santa Clara

Here is what happens inside Nova when you provision a VM

May 15th, 2012 — 2:06pm

At the Essex conference summit this past month, we presented a session on  OpenStack Essex architecture. As a part of that workshop we visually demonstrated the request flow for provisioning a VM and went over Essex arthicture. There was a lot of interest in this material; it’s now posted in Slideshare:

In fact, we’ve packaged up the architecture survey/overview as part of our 2-day Bootcamp for OpenStack. The next session is scheduled 14-15 June. This time around will carry out the training at the Santa Clara CA offices of our friends at Nexenta. Last course was delivered at our Mountain View office right before the OpenStack summit in April to a sold out crowd. You can find more information about the course at www.mirantis.com/training

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OpenStack Conference is OPEN EVENT – Overflow Policy and Process

April 18th, 2011 — 4:21pm

Next week is the OpenStack Conference and Design Summit sponsored by Citrix in Santa Clara, CA at the Hyatt Regency. For those of you who have been following the registration saga, we originally planned a 350 attendee event based on the Fall event in San Antonio with 250 attendees; however demand for this event has been outstanding and we currently have 400 registrants with around 100 people on the waiting list. As an open community, we have searched for a mechanism that can allow us to have everyone who wants to attend be at the event while still managing to the hotel maximum. Thus, we have made some decisions on how the event can remain open to all interested parties while still managing to the budget and maximum size set by the hotel.

At this time, the OpenStack community is declaring the event open to any attendee wishing to be at the facility with several restrictions in place for attendees not currently registered for the event or on the current waiting list.


  • All attendees not registered or on the waiting list will need to register at the Welcome Desk with name, email, and organization. We need to track all people who are at the event; even those not registered. Unfortunately, we will not have any deliverables available to hand out to these registrants. You will be designated as an unregistered-attendee.
  • All food service including meals, snacks, and access to the developer lounge will be for registered attendees only WITH A BADGE; BADGES will be checked at all event functions
  • All “official” evening parties hosted during the OpenStack event are also for registered attendees only WITH A BADGE
  • All sessions are for registered attendees with a BADGE with any remaining slots in a room made available for an unregistered-attendee (see below for more information on this process)


  • All session rooms will be filled up by registered attendees with a badge
  • At the start of each session, all available seats will then be made available to unregistered-attendees so they can attend that session
  • Unregistered-attendees will go to a specific room at least 1 hour before any session to request access to a specific session by sitting in a specified location and waiting your turn. Once open seats are identified, people will be taken from that room based on their seating in the waiting room. We believe this method will allow as many unregistered-attendees as possible to attend various sessions

We appreciate the desire of many people to attend this event but are simply unable to accommodate the numbers currently planning to attend based on budget and space limitations. We hope this announced process still provides access to attendees wishing to take part but unable to register as we are sold out. I am a big believer in the benefit of the “hallway discussions” that occur during events and believe that opening up the event will encourage even more community members to share ideas with a variety of people leading to a more open and friendly community.

If you have any questions, please contact me directly or we can discuss further at the event next week.

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OpenStack Lightning Talks: Andrew Shafer, Cloudscaling

March 4th, 2011 — 2:15pm

Another video from Santa Clara Meetup:

OpenStack Lightning Talks: Andrew Shafer, Cloudscaling from OpenStack on Vimeo.

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OpenStack Lightning Talks: Anne Gentle

March 4th, 2011 — 9:08am

Anne Gentle at the Santa Clara, CA Meetup on February 3, 2011

OpenStack Lightning Talks: Anne Gentle, Constant Stacker from OpenStack on Vimeo.

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OpenStack Conference / Design Summit Update

February 28th, 2011 — 1:28pm

Here is the latest information on the upcoming OpenStack Conference / Design Summit:

Dates: April 26-29, 2011
Location: Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, CA (http://santaclara.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp?null)
Cost: $100 for all attendees; late registrations will pay $150
Event Size: 350 attendees is the maximum

The OpenStack Conference will be April 26-27, 2011 for business development, technologists and others interested in the OpenStack open source project. The OpenStack Design Summit for community developers will be April 27-29, 2011 and will consist of three days of blueprint reviews and discussions for future OpenStack releases. The agenda for both events is still in process with a list of currently submitted topics at http://etherpad.openstack.org/SubmittedTopics and working agenda at http://etherpad.openstack.org/DesignSummitApril2011. The Program Committee is currently looking at the submitted topics and fitting them into the agenda as well as recruiting more speakers/topics.

The event registration website is currently being completed and is expected to be published by the middle of the week. The registration site will also contain a link to the Hyatt Regency so attendees can take advantage of the discounted room block. If you are staying at the Hyatt, please leverage the room block as the community is required to cover the costs of all rooms not booked which could be a significant budget item.

Finally, several community participating companies have stepped up to sponsor the event and that list will be released soon. If you are interested in sponsoring, please review the current prospectus at http://www.box.net/shared/ng0r7u6n44.

If you have additional questions, want to speak at the event, or are interested in being a sponsor please contact me at [email protected].

4 comments » | Communication, community, Event

OpenStack Conference/Design Summit Program Committee

January 10th, 2011 — 4:47pm

I am pleased to announce the formation of the OpenStack Conference/Design Summit Program Committee who will work as a group to create the event agenda as well as overall conference theme. The following community members have volunteered their time:

  • Glen Campbell, Rackspace
  • Ram Durairaj, Cisco
  • David Holland
  • Jaesuk Ahn, Korea Telecom
  • Andrew Shafer, CloudScaling
  • Thierry Carrez, OpenStack Release Manager
  • Stephen Spector, OpenStack Community Manager

As the event is for the entire community, all community members are encouraged to participate with this group of volunteers in providing feedback and ideas for the agenda and theme. To monitor all event planning please watch this Wiki page (http://wiki.openstack.org/Summit/Spring2011) as well as the following three EtherPads:

I am also announcing that we have signed the contract with the Hyatt Santa Clara hotel for the event from April 26-29, 2011 and have obtained a discounted room rate for attendees with a room block. Please plan on staying at the hotel during the event as we will have a 24 hour lounge available for attendees to meet and work together as well as plenty of time for community members to hang out. If you are budget minded, we can also setup a room sharing program to ensure attendees can take part in this 24/7 event.

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