meetup with IBM in Beijing

On the 7th June we organized a meetup in IBM CDL, Beijing, China.There were about 50 people attended this event. We shared the stories of OpenStack community, and also got a brief understanding of what IBM teams are doing of OpenStack, including production ready cloud platform and related offerings (private and public cloud). This is not the end, but makes more opportunities to push the OpenStack community (specially cooperate with companies in the future.

At the first we talked about the growth of OpenStack community in China with some interesting concepts and stories, Lazy consensus model for example. Then we introduced the OpenStack roadmaps, highlight features from version A to version G, as well as how community running. There were a lot questions and discussions with contributing code to community, how to get better to involving, contributing and forwarding ideas to community, how to become a good core developer or contributor to lead community and so on. But still, there have many challenges waiting for us, so we started a non-profit project named, it was built by stackers and for stackers. The uses almost latest code from launchpad to provide the newest experiences of OpenStack which also introduced on OpenStack Folsom Design Summit. Well, it runs Grizzly now, you could follow this link and to know more about

Followed by the IBM CDL team had briefed basically 3 areas: SCO (private), SCE/SCE+ (public) and IT Open Stack adoption. IBM view OpenStack as enhancing the SmartCloud Foundation offerings by expanding support for different hypervisors at the IaaS Cloud layer. IBM envision adding value higher in the cloud management stack with workload optimization and deployment simplification integrated with OpenStack through cloud standards.IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator, which is based on OpenStack, is an integrated cloud automation platform that is designed to help orchestrate the development, deployment, and management of robust enterprise cloud services for increased business agility as well as to accelerate overall time-to-market. The IT team of IBM China Development Lab is adopting OpenStack and SCO in their IT infrastructure.

IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator provides comprehensive automation of cloud services, supporting infrastructure as well as application and platform services. They are delivered through a self-service portal and completely automated by an easy-to-use workload editor tightly integrated with an orchestration engine. Application topologies are graphically composed in the workload editor and then linked to a wide set of automation workflows built with a sophisticated yet very intuitive orchestrator. This combination is intended to maximize speed and flexibility to build and deliver cloud services.

IBM SmartCloud Enterprise is an enterprise-class self-service public cloud IaaS with low costs and no licensing fees. It is particularly suited to economically scale enterprise IT infrastructure and to accelerate the development of new born-on-the-cloud applications. SmartCloud Enterprise scales economically and meets the demands for agile. Suited for professional developers and enterprise IT, this public IaaS enables you to take advantage of IBM’s large ecosystem of cloud partners for the latest cloud innovations. Now it is going through transformation to leverage open technologies such as Openstack to extend its capabilities.

We are glad to know that IBM keeps involve in the OpenStack community, and make more contribution together. You can find more from, any feedback is welcome. Have fun with OpenStack now.


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