OpenStack Design Summit Community Roundup

This blog post is an attempt to gather all the information posted about the event including other blog posts, pictures, videos, etc. If you have something not listed on this page please add it to the comments or send me the information and I will update this blog posting.

BLOGS

Rob Hirschfeld

* http://robhirschfeld.com/2010/11/10/openstack-bexar-design-summit-day-1/

* http://robhirschfeld.com/2010/11/11/openstack-day-2/

Rick Clark

* http://dendrobates.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/a-question-about-openstack/

Tim Gaylean

* http://www.h1tman.com/2010/11/2010-openstack-summit-san-antonio-tx/

Itai Frenkel

* http://blog.gigaspaces.com/2010/11/14/one-more-day-with-the-stackers/ (English)

* http://blog.gigaspaces.com/2010/11/12/openstack-summit-notes

* http://www.newsgeek.co.il/open-stack-con-2010/ (Hebrew)

* Watch www.grid.org.il for future OpenStack talks in Israel

Programmer Thoughts

* http://programmerthoughts.com/programming/features-i-would-like-to-see-in-swift/

JB George

* http://jbgeorge.net/2010/11/10/openstack-design-summit-day-1-review/

* http://jbgeorge.net/2010/11/11/openstack-design-summit-day-2-review/

The Loose Couple’s Blog

* http://blog.theloosecouple.com/2010/11/14/decking-the-stack/

SMEStorage Blog

* http://smestorage.com/blog/?p=1158

Rhonabwy

* http://www.rhonabwy.com/wp/2010/11/13/nearly-at-the-top-of-that-first-hill/

DataCave

* http://www.thedatacave.com/openstack-a-game-changer-for-the-cloud

VIDEOS

Developer Interviews with Stephen Spector

* http://vimeo.com/user5231339/videos

Zenoss Video Interview with Stephen Spector

* http://community.zenoss.org/blogs/zenossblog/2010/11/11/building-the-open-cloud-with-openstack

Barton’s Blog Video Interview

* Chris Kemp, NASA; http://bartongeorge.net/2010/11/10/talking-to-nasa-cto-about-openstack-cloud-platform/

* David Lempher, PWC; http://bartongeorge.net/2010/11/12/pwcs-cloud-man-bullish-on-openstack/

* Gordon Mangione, Citrix; http://bartongeorge.net/2010/11/12/citrix-all-in-when-it-comes-to-openstack/

* Graziano Obertell, Eucalyptus; http://bartongeorge.net/2010/11/11/chatting-with-eucalyptus-co-founder-about-openstack/

* Rick Clark, OpenStack; http://bartongeorge.net/2010/11/11/talking-to-openstack-chief-architect-rick-clark/

* Joe Tobolski, Accenture; http://bartongeorge.net/2010/11/10/accentures-thoughts-on-the-openstack-cloud-platform/

* PowerEdge C powers OpenStack Install Fest; http://bartongeorge.net/2010/11/10/poweredge-c-powers-openstack-install-fest/

PICTURES

Collection of #openstack images from the web – http://hashalbum.com/openstack?page=1

OpenStack Flickr account – http://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/

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OpenStack Design Summit – Developer Interviews

There are many videos floating around the Internet from last week’s OpenStack Design Summit and I plan to organize them all on a new event page for Design Summit on OpenStack.org. In the meantime, I did several short interviews with developers at the event that are now available for your review. Please turn your volume UP as the Flip video camera doesn’t have the greatest microphone. Also, if you are interested in uploading your videos into the OpenStack Vimeo site please contact me.

DesignSummit 2010 Ewan M – Citrix from Stephen Spector on Vimeo.

DesignSummit 2010 Kei Masumoto (English) from OpenStack on Vimeo.

DesignSummit 2010 Masanori Itoh (Japanese) from Stephen Spector on Vimeo.

DesignSummit 2010 Itai Frenkel (English) from Stephen Spector on Vimeo.

DesignSummit 2010 Itai Frenkel (Hebrew) from Stephen Spector on Vimeo.

DesignSummit 2010 Michael R Dreamhost from Stephen Spector on Vimeo.

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OpenStack Weekly Newsletter (November 6 – 12)

OpenStack Community Newsletter – November 12, 2010

This weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please email [email protected].

2010 OpenStack Bexar Summt
Design Summit

HIGHLIGHTS

EVENTS

DEVELOPER COMMUNITY

GENERAL COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY STATISTICS (11/5 – 11/11)

  • Twitter Stats for Week:  #openstack 570 tweets; 380 re-tweets; all OpenStack total tweets 1247
  • Bugs Stats for Week:  77 Tracked Bugs; 36 New Bugs; 3 In-process Bugs; 2 Critical Bugs; 10 High Importance Bugs; 15 Bugs (Fix Completed)
  • Blueprints Stats for Week:  133 Blueprints; 1 Essential, 2 High, 15 Medium, 4 Low, 112 Undefined
  • OpenStack Website Stats for Week: 2,436 Visits, 9,662 Pageviews, 46.92% New Visits
    • Top 5 Pages: Home 25.92%; /projects 4.32%; /projects/compute 6.44%; /projects/storage 4.32%; /NovaInstall 3.87%

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OpenStack Design Summit Day 3

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Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio visits the OpenStack Design Summit Lounge

Plenty of activity today at the Design Summit as the Document Sprint got underway as well as completion of the final blueprint discussions in the technical track. There were also plenty of new blog postings on the summit to share:

Rob Hirschfeld – http://robhirschfeld.com/2010/11/11/openstack-day-2/
Between partnering meetings, I bounced through a biz and tech sessions during Day 2 of the OpenStack conference (day 1 notes). After my wordy impression summary, I’m including some succinct impressions, pictures, and copies of presentations by my Dell team-mate Greg Althaus.

Programmer Thoughts – http://programmerthoughts.com/programming/features-i-would-like-to-see-in-swift/
Swift is a great way to store large amounts of data cheaply. This week I’m at the OpenStack design summit, and I’ve been thinking of features I would like to see added to swift.

JB George – http://jbgeorge.net/
Another great day at the OpenStack Design Summit in beautiful San Antonio, Texas.
Here are some of the highlights:

* A lot of great business and technical discussions including details around the upcoming Bexar release. Important discussions around brand, trademarking, governance, and use cases.

DataCave – http://www.thedatacave.com/cloud/openstack-a-game-changer-for-the-cloud
When the OpenStack framework was announced a few months ago, a lot of opinion was spread regarding its mission and viability. Until that point, cloud software had, for the most part, been proprietary closed-source options available only as a service. While open-source options, like Eucalyptus, were already available to provide software to build your own cloud – the OpenStack project was more of a holistic project – initiated by Rackspace – as a community project to rally around build-your-own-cloud.

Zenoss Blog – http://community.zenoss.org/blogs/zenossblog/2010/11/11/building-the-open-cloud-with-openstack
While at the Openstack design summit this week, I had a chance to sit down with Stephen Spector, Openstack Community manager. Stephen was happy to record a quick video with me to introduce the summit and Openstack in general.

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OpenStack Design Summit Day 2

OpenStack Summit - opening talks

Day 2 of the Design Summit is over with some great technical and business sessions as well as plenty of hallway discussions. Here are some blogs about the Design Summit that I wanted to share:

Rob Hirschfeld’s Blog : OpenStack Bexar Design Summit Day 1

Yesterday, Dell sent me to be part of our OpenStack vanguard for the design summit. The conference is fascinating and productive for the content of the sessions and even more interesting for the hallway meetings. More

Barton George Blog:
Talking to NASA CTO about OpenStack Cloud Platform

One of the featured speakers during the kick off of the OpenStack design summit yesterday was NASA CTO of IT, Chris Kemp. OpenStack is an open source cloud platform and the compute side of the project is based on code from NASA’s Nebula cloud. More

Barton George Blog: Accenture’s thoughts on the OpenStack Cloud Platform

Another of yesterday’s featured speakers at the OpenStack design summit was Accenture partner, Joe Tobolski. Joe is part of Accenture labs which looks at emerging technologies and he is responsible for assets and architecture as part of Accenture’s global cloud program. More

Finally, all Business Track and General Sessions presentations and videos will be made public on the OpenStack website by the end of next week. In the meantime, I have started to load all the presentations that I have received on the OpenStack Design Summit event SlideShare site. I am working with the technical team to also ensure that all Etherpad notes from the Technical tracks are made public and will provide links when they are organized and ready for public access.

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OpenStack Weekly Newsletter – (October 30 – November 5)

OpenStack Community Newsletter – November 5, 2010

This weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please email [email protected].

Jim Curry “Chief Stacker” at Cloud Expo 2010

HIGHLIGHTS

EVENTS

DEVELOPER COMMUNITY

GENERAL COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY STATISTICS (10/29 – 11/4)

  • Twitter Stats for Week:  #openstack 86 tweets ;  60 re-tweets ; all OpenStack  total tweets 404
  • Bugs Stats for Week: 72 Tracked Bugs; 35 New Bugs; 2 In-process Bugs; 2   Critical Bugs; 8 High Importance Bugs; 12 Bugs (Fix Completed)
  • Blueprints Stats for Week:  127 Blueprints; 1 Essential, 2 High, 15 Medium,   4 Low, 105 Undefined
  • OpenStack Website Stats for Week: 4,939 Visits, 14,099 Pageviews, 55.96% New Visits
    • Top 5 Pages: Home 35.65% ; /projects 7.97% ; /projects/compute  11.72% ; /projects/storage  8.53%; /community  5.42%

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OpenStack Architecture Board Election Results

The OpenStack community is proud to announce the 4 members of the newly formed Architecture Board:

  • Vishvananda Ishaya – Anso Labs (2 year term)
  • Soren Hansen – Rackspace (2 year term)
  • Chuck Thier – Rackspace (1 year term)
  • Ewan Mellor – Citrix (1 year term)

Complete voting results are available here.

Thank you to everyone who voted and all those who volunteered to be considered for the OpenStack Architecture Board. Jonathan Bryce will be discussing more about the newly formed board at the OpenStack Design Summit on Tuesday morning from 11:30 – Noon during the General Session.

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OpenStack Design Summit Business Track

I am pleased to announce the Design Summit Business Track held on Day 1 and 2 of the event next week. The Technical Track is being developed by the development community and will be run real-time at the event itself. Please note that last minute changes can and do occur with any event schedule so please understand that this plan is as close to final as possible.

Event registration is still open at http://openstack.org/register.

DAY 1 MORNING : General Session

General Session: The summit opening presentations provide a high level overview of the  OpenStack project from the Chief Stacker as well as the latest insight from Rackspace and NASA on their contributions and plans. It is also a pleasure to welcome Joe Tobolski to  present his views on the impact of OpenStack on enterprise computing. Finally, Jonathan Bryce offers insight into the Architecture Board, its new members, and role within  the OpenStack community. Welcome to OpenStack Design Summit and please be sure to take advantage of all the networking opportunities as well as sessions planned for your benefit.

Time Speaker(s) Topic
9:00 – 9:30 Jim Curry (OpenStack) Welcome and State of OpenStack
9:30 – 10:00 Mark Interrante (Rackspace) Rackspace and OpenStack
10:00 – 10:45 Jesse Andrews / Josh McKenty (Anso Labs) NASA Nebula
10:45 – 11:30 Joe Tobolski (Accenture) OpenStack in the Enterprise
11:30 – Noon Jonathan Bryce (OpenStack) Architecture Board Overview

DAY 1 AFTERNOON: Business of Clouds & OpenStack Community

Business of Clouds & OpenStack Community: The first half of this afternoon’s business track illuminates how cloud computing impacts business with a general overview from David Lemphers, Director of Cloud  Computing at PWC followed by a real-world consolidation example from Christian Reilly at Bechtel. The afternoon sessions provide OpenStack community discussions, describing how our open  source project is taking shape. These sessions are a chance for the community to discuss critical issues such as our trademark policy, our brand, and our community documentation.

Time Speaker(s) Topic
1:30 – 2:15 David Lemphers (PWC) Business Impacts of Cloud Deployments
2:15 – 3:00 Christian Reilly (Bechtel) Why a Major Int’l Construction Company Needs a Cloud?
3:00 – 3:30 BREAK
3:30 – 4:00 Stephen Spector (OpenStack) OpenStack Trademark Policy Proposal
4:00 – 4:30 Mark Collier / Lauren Sell (OpenStack) Building the OpenStack Brand Together
4:30 – 5:00 Anne Gentle (OpenStack) Content Stackers

DAY 2 MORNING:  Deploying OpenStack

Deploying OpenStack Series:  When you’re thinking of deploying an OpenStack Cloud there are plenty of decisions to make, from hardware purchases to software integrations. These sessions will answer questions like, “What if I just want to build a Proof of Concept… what’s the minimum recommended  configuration?  How much automation can I achieve at the bare metal level? What about networking?  How do I integrate a private OpenStack cloud into my existing IT infrastructure from directory  services to authentication?” Answer these questions and explore considerations with Martin Casado  from Nicira Networks, Joe Arnold from Cloud Scaling, and Bret Piatt from Rackspace providing  insight and guiding discussions.

Time Speaker(s) Topic
8:00 – 8:45 Bret Piatt (OpenStack) Deploying OpenStack: Background
8:45 – 9:30 Martin Casado (Nicira Networks) Deploying OpenStack: Networking Considerations and Future Directions
9:30 – 10:00 BREAK
10:00 – 10:45 Bret Piatt (OpenStack) Deploying OpenStack: Compute
10:45 – 11:30 Joe Arnold (Cloudscaling) Deploying OpenStack: Object Storage

DAY 2 AFTERNOON: Extending OpenStack Community & Getting to Work

Extending OpenStack Community & Getting to Work: Presentations from Cloudscaling and Cloudkick provide a view on how service providers and user groups can work with the OpenStack community to benefit all involved. The business track concludes with a call to action from Jim Curry with key take-aways from  these two days of sessions along with a short “next action” list of activities for attendees to start getting things done. Finally, let’s discuss the current OpenStack governance policy so that community members have an opportunity to mold the existing plan. At the end of day two, we’ll send you off to the unleash OpenStack community energy and build open standard clouds.

Time Speaker(s) Topic
1:30 – 2:15 Andrew Shafer (Cloudscaling) OpenStack and Service Providers
2:15 – 3:00 Alex Polvi (Cloudkick) OpenStack User Groups
3:00 – 3:30 BREAK
3:30 – 4:00 Jim Curry (OpenStack) Call to Action: ENGAGE
4:00 – 4:30 Mark Collier (OpenStack) OpenStack Governance Discussion

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OpenStack Weekly Newsletter (October 23 – 29)

This weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please email [email protected].

Stackup at UDS 2010

HIGHLIGHTS

EVENTS

DEVELOPER COMMUNITY

GENERAL COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY STATISTICS (10/22 – 10/28)

  • MONTHLY Data for all of October will be released next week with week by week data for tracking purposes
  • Twitter Stats for Week:  #openstack  151 tweets ; 149 re-tweets ; all OpenStack 2,460 total tweets
  • Bugs Stats for Week: 66 Tracked Bugs;  37 New Bugs; 1 In-process Bugs;    1 Critical Bugs;  8 High Importance Bugs;  5 Bugs (Fix Completed)
  • Blueprints Stats for Week:  75 Blueprints; 1 Essential,  2 High,  16 Medium,   5 Low, 51 Undefined
  • OpenStack Website Stats for Week:  17,794 Visits, 42,187 Pageviews, 70.56% New Visits
    • Top 5 Pages : Home 41.10% ; /projects 11.46% ; /projects/compute 18.18% ; /projects/storage 13.03%; /community 5.93%

OPENSTACK IN THE NEWS