Monday, April 25, 2016

OpenStack Summit Austin - Start

Today the OpenStack Summit starts in Austin, TX. Sitting right now in the keynote hall with live music and wait for the keynotes to begin. This time my talk wasn't selected. Nevertheless I expect a great summit with numerous interesting sessions and locking forward to meet with other fellows and partners from the OpenStack and Ceph communities.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

OpenStack Mitaka Bug Smash - Nuremberg

Today is the second day of the Global OpenStack Bug Smash for the upcoming Mitaka release. I attended to the local meeting here in Nuremberg at the SUSE office. 

The last two days I took a look at some cinder bugs that are related to Ceph RBD bug reports and pushed some fixes (e.g. for #1508340 and #1489134). 

If you are interested to help improve the next OpenStack release: take a look at the open bugs and check if you can help fixing them. You can find more information in etherpad or especially for the Nuremberg meeting here.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Vote for Presentations - OpenStack Summit Austin 2016

The first OpenStack Summit this year will take place in Austin (TX, US) from April 25-29, 2016. The "Call for Speakers" period ended some days ago and now the community voting for presentation started and will end 17th February, 11:59 PST (18th February 7:59 UTC / 08:59 CEST). 

I've submitted this time one talk this time:
  • "From Hardware to Application - NFV@OpenStack and Ceph" - This talk will provide insight into NFV cloud specific hardware and data center design, preferred setup and requirements to OpenStack and Ceph and also important design implications and requirements for applications and developers on this platform. 

You can vote, if you are interested to see my talk at the summit, every vote is highly welcome. The full abstract can be found at the voting page.

There is a long list of interesting Ceph related talks, simply use the search field on the voting page. I may provide a list in an additional post later as last time.

Monday, February 01, 2016

OpenStack Summit Austin: CFS period extended

Just a small update on the Call for Speakers for the OpenStack Austin summit. The submission period was extended. The new deadline is February 2nd, 2016,11:59 PM PST (February 3rd, 8:59 CEST). You can find more information about the submission and speaker selection process here.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

OpenStack Summit Austin: Call for Speakers

The next OpenStack Summit will take place in Austin, TX, US from April 25-29, 2016. The Call for Speaker period is still open and will close on February 1st , 2016, 11:59 PM PDT (February 2nd, 08:59 CEST). You can submit your presentations here

The process to submit a session proposal changed a little bit since the last summit. You have to provide more information like "What should attendees expect to learn?", "What is the problem or use case you’re addressing in this session?", "Why should this session be selected?", but also links to former presentations. And you can submit no more than 3 proposals. Personally I have to say: This is really an improvement, especially if this information also ends up in the voting process! 

I myself work currently on a proposal to speak about "From Hardware to Application in a OpenStack and Ceph NFV cloud". I hope we will see many interesting proposals for Ceph related talks!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Linux-Stammtisch Munich


For all Ceph interested people in Germany, especially Bavaria: There will be a Linux-Stammtisch next week on 24.11.2015 in Munich. I will present about "Ceph - Overview, Experiences and Outlook". If you are interested, the meeting starts at 19:00 (CET) at the Paulaner Bräuhaus. You find more information and can register here.


There will be also a talk held by Andreas Pöschl from BMW. The topic is: "Erfahrungen bei der Integration von Open Stack in eine Enterprise-Umgebung". And for sure there will be time for networking and beer after the talks and discussion.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

SUSECon 2015

Back from OpenStack Summit in Tokyo. It was really a interesting conference with many interesting meetings, a lot interesting talks and also events. 

Yesterday I travelled to Amsterdam to attend the SUSECon '15. It's not the same kind of conference like the OpenStack Summit, but it will be interesting to attend. Many - also Ceph and OpenStack related - talks, hands-on, technical tutorials and workshops. And it's a place to meet other customers and discuss about their experiences with OpenStack, Ceph and SUSE.