The schedule for the next OpenStack Summit in Tokyo this year was announced some days ago. One of my submissions was accepted. The presentation "99.999% available OpenStack Cloud - A builder's guide" is scheduled for Thursday, October 29, 09:50 - 10:30. Also other presentations from the Ceph Community have been accepted:
As mentioned before: then next OpenStack Summit will take place in Tokyo, Japan from 27-30 October 2015. The "Call for Speakers" ended some days ago and now the vote for presentation period started and will end 30. July, 11:59 PDT (31. July 6:59 UTC / 08:59 CEST).
I've submitted for Toky two talks:
"99.999% available OpenStack Cloud - A builder’s guide" - This talk will provide insight in how to build a highly available OpenStack cloud together with Ceph in a classical highly available data centers with e.g. two fire compartments and redundant infrastructure. The focus will be on failure scenarios and their impact on OpenStack and Ceph components, quorum devices you have to consider, strategies on how to ensure quorums and keep the cloud running, pitfalls and solutions.
"NFV orchestration powered by OpenStack" - This talk would be about existing OpenStack orchestration projects and how they can be used to manage a NFV Cloud, how they integrate, what is missing, and how to map these projects on the ETSI-NFV model.
You can vote, if you are interested to see my talks  at the summit, every vote is highly welcome. You can find a full abstract at the voting page.
My colleague Ralf Trezeciak submitted also a NFV related talk. He will appreciate your votes for sure, if you are interested in the presentation.
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.
The next OpenStack Summit will take place in Tokyo, Japan from 27-30 October 2015. The Call for Speaker period is open since some days and will close on July 15th, 2015, 11:59 PM PDT (July 16th, 08:59 CEST).
You can submit your presentations here. I myself work currently on a proposal to speak about OpenStack and Ceph HA aspects.
The next (virtual) Ceph Developer Summit is coming. The agenda has been finally announced for the 1.and 2. of July 2015. The fist day starts at 07:00 PDT (16:00 CEST) and the second day starts at 18:00 PDT on 2. July or rather 03:00 CEST on 03.July.
I have submitted a blueprint to discuss and afterwards starting to working on the "CephX brute-force protection through auto-blacklisting" topic from my talk in Vancouver to improve the security of Ceph. But there are many other interesting blueprints on the list. You can find the full agenda and blueprints we will discuss here.
After two days the first "Deutsche OpenStack Tage" ended. There have been many interesting presentations and discussions on OpenStack and also Ceph topics. You can find the slides from my talk about "Ceph in a security critical OpenStack Cloud" on slideshare.
Next week, from 23.-24.06.2015, the "German OpenStack Days" (Deutsche OpenStack Tage) take place in Frankfurt. I will give a talk about "Ceph in a security critical OpenStack Cloud" on Wednesday.
The presentations are conducted in German, so it's mainly interesting for German people. There are several OpenStack and also Ceph related talks on the schedule, including a work shop on Ceph. As far as I know there are still tickets available for the conference.