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"There once was a distro from SUSE"

What rhymes with SUSE? Absolutely nothing!

Unless you cheat like that lazy Emily Dickenson and use slant rhyme. By the way, I have no idea who that is or where that came from.

Nothing rhymes with SUSE because it’s pronounced SOO-zuh. Did you know that?! I had no idea. I’m pretty sure that I pronounced it 6 ways to Sunday, but never correctly.

Say it with me. Sooo-zuh. Again. Sooo-zuh. OK, I think we’re good.

Moving along, we have a terrific presenter who is traveling a great distance to chat with us. Rick Ashford, Linux Technical Sales Specialist, is based in Austin, TX and works for SUSE. He has generously donated his time to talk about his company’s OpenStack distro, SUSE Cloud. SUSE Cloud is an enterprise-class platform that is integrated with Crowbar, the open source framework that manages and configures the OpenStack deployment.

Rick will cover what makes up the SUSE Cloud solution, the tools that can integrate with it, and he’ll use it to demo an OpenStack private cloud deployment.

IMPORTANT: Parking in the Coloft parking lot is not permitted – punishable by tow. However, there is street parking available and it’s free because the meters are not active after 6PM.

There is also a parking lot nearby that has a $3 flat rate after 6PM.


7:00PM – Food, drink, chatting

7:30 – Welcome

7:35 – Rick Ashford, SUSE
• The SUSE Cloud product and its components (OpenStack, Crowbar)
• Our integration with other SUSE tools, such as SUSE Studio
• Demo of deploying a cloud infrastructure and getting an application up and running on the new cloud infrastructure

8:15 – Session is complete - more mingling

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  • Drew A.

    I enjoyed Rick's presentation quite a bit. It was good to see SUSE Cloud in action.

    November 30, 2012

    • John S.

      yes, Rick Ashford was a very good, articulate, and knowledgeable speaker. Great evening.

      November 30, 2012

  • Vimal

    I learned a lot. Went in not knowing much about OpenStack and SUSE, but came away with some good insight.

    November 30, 2012

  • Randal L. S.

    Decent preso, although the laggy texas VNC spoiled a few things (and gave us a few laughs :).

    November 29, 2012

  • Randal L. S.

    I'm here!

    2 · November 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am hoping to attend but may get pulled off on a deadline this evening.

    November 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will try to attend - my daughter is giving birth to our youngest grandchild at that time and my availability will probably not happen. But should things go amazingly well the possibility does exist.
    Dick Woods
    LA CA

    November 28, 2012

  • Peter T.

    Is this still on Thanksgiving say?

    November 17, 2012

    • Brent S.

      Uh, no. All Meetups happen on the last Thursday of every month. T-day is on the 22nd.

      November 17, 2012

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