Wednesday, October 26, 2016

OpenStack Summit Barcelona Presentation

Yesterday I conducted my talk at the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona. You can find the presentation here: "Vanilla or Distributions: How Do They Differentiate?" and the video from the session on the OpenStack Foundation youtube channel

Any feedback would be welcome, please don't forget to rate the presentation in the OpenStack Foundation Summit app.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

OpenStack Summit Barcelona

Today the OpenStack Summit started in Barcelona, Spain, with the keynotes.

Looking forward to my talk later today: Vanilla or Distributions: How Do They Differentiate? and a interesting summit the next days.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

OpenStack Summit Barcelona: Vote for Presentations

The next OpenStack Summit takes place in Bacelona (Spain) in October (25.-28.10.2016). The "Vote for Presentations" period started on 26.07.2016. All proposals are now up for community votes. The period will end August 8th at 11:59pm PDT (August 9th at 8:59am CEST).

I have submitted this time two proposals:
  • OpenStack and Ceph @ Converged Microservers - On the Austin Summit the Ceph Community and WDLabs presented about running a 4 Petabyte Ceph cluster on ethernet attached Converged Microserver He8 drives. WDLabs provided access to early production devices for key customers for early adoption and feedback. This talk will provide insight into our experience with running a Ceph cluster on these devices as a storage provider for our OpenStack environment.
  • Vanilla or distributions: How do they differentiate? - If it comes to OpenStack there is always the question: vanilla or a distribution. You have the agony of choice, it will highly depend on your usecase and organization. We will take a look behind the curtain of the OpenStack products. What should you know about the offerings? Is there anything you may should evaluate before you choose a solution? There is more to take a look at than only the OpenStack product itself if you include also e.g. KVM and Ceph. What about the base distributions and support?
This period the voting process changed slightly. Based on community feedback, unique URLs to proposals are no longer available. So if you would like to vote for these talks, you have to search for them (e.g. use the title from above or search for "Al-Gaaf"). As always: every vote is highly welcome. I recommend also to search for "Ceph" or what ever topic your are interested in. You find the voting page here with all proposals and abstracts. I'm looking forward to see if and which of these talks will be selected.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

OpenStack Summit Barcelona: Call for Speakers

Barcelona (Spain) will be the venue for the next OpenStack Summit this October (25.-28.10.2016). The "Call for Speakers" period started. You can submit your presentation here. The deadline to fill your application is July 13, 2016 at 11:59 pm (PDT) / July 14 8:59 CEST.

In May there was a long discussion in the community about changing the selection process for the presentations, especially about if there should be a voting at all. The process changed slightly compared to Austin, checkout the current selection process.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Deutsche OpenStack Tage 2016

Tomorrow the German OpenStack Days 2016 (Deutsche OpenStack Tage) will start in Cologne. I will give a talk on Ceph and OpenStack about "OpenStack at 99,999% availability with Ceph".

It seems the event is already sold out completely, but as far as I know the presentations (mostly conducted in German) will be recorded and available after the conference. If you have already a ticket, have a interesting OpenStack conference in Cologne!

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!