The Open Cloud

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Scheduled: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from 3:45 – 4:30pm in B301

Excerpt

Why be locked into a cloud vendor?

Shouldn't Cloud be Open Cloud and powered by Open Source software?

Open Stack is a collection of open source technologies to deliver a cloud operating system. Learn about Open Stack and how to use it to deliver your own Open Source powered clouds.

Description

In this session you’ll see how open source is the cutting edge of Cloud. I’ll show you Open Stack: a collection of open source technologies to deliver a cloud operating system. OpenStack has developed two interrelated projects: OpenStack Compute and OpenStack Object Storage.

  • OpenStack Compute provisions and manages large groups of virtual private servers, and
  • OpenStack Object Storage creates redundant, scalable object storage.

In this session I’ll demonstrate:

  • The components of Open Stack Compute and Storage
  • Open Stack architecture and security, and
  • How to use it including a Puppet-driven demonstration of installing Open Stack, building a web tier cloud and installing an application during the session.

In conjunction with the session the tools, Puppet code and documentation used to create the cloud will be available under a GPLv2 license.

Speaking experience

Speakers

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    Eric Day

    Rackspace Cloud

    Biography

    Eric Day currently works on the Drizzle and Gearman projects, and has been writing high-performance, multi-threaded servers and databases for most of his career. Most of his work has been done in clustered and distributed environments, always with an emphasis on efficiency and security. Eric keeps active in the open source community through speaking at conferences and user groups, as well as helping organize camps and conferences in Portland, OR. When not hacking on code, he can be found playing hockey, biking, or enjoying a good vegan meal.

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  • James Turnbull

    Puppet Labs

    Biography

    James is an author and open source geek. James authored two books about Puppet: Pro Puppet and Pulling Strings with Puppet. He is also the author of three other books including Pro Linux System Administration, Pro Nagios 2.0, and Hardening Linux.

    For a real job, James is VP Technology Operations for Puppet Labs. He likes food, wine, books, photography and cats. He is not overly keen on long walks on the beach and holding hands.

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