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OpenStack 101 session and HubSpot Customer Case Study

HOT TOPICS: OpenStack 101 Session, HubSpot Customer Case Study

SPONSORED BY Dell AND Cloud Technology Partners

Agenda Topic #1: OpenStack 101 Session

Do you think of cheetahs not RabbitMQ when you hear the word Swift? Think a Nova is just a giant exploding star, not a cloud compute engine. For all those who come to the OpenStack Meetups and wonder what is going on, this introduction will answer your many questions.  It covers the basic components including: Nova, Swift, Cinder, Keystone, Horizon and Glance.  Join us and learn what all the fuss is about!

Speaker: Beth Cohen:

Beth Cohen is a Senior Architect and technical leader with over 25 years of experience in architecting leading-edge system infrastructures and managing complex projects in the telecom, manufacturing, financial services, government, and technology industries. She has been working with building OpenStack architectures since Cactus -- ouch.


Agenda Topic#2: OpenStack at HubSpot, Customer Case Study

Craig Tracey at HubSpot will speak about HubSpot's experience building cloud solutions across various cloud providers. Specifically, he will cover the challenges that have been presented along the way, the ways in which his team has solved these problems, and give a glimpse into the tools HubSpot has created to build out their automated cloud.

From there, he will focus on where HubSpot is today - leveraging a hybrid cloud solution powered by OpenStack. Further, he will touch on the barriers to adoption as well as the unique ways in which HubSpot is using OpenStack to drive the future of its marketing SaaS platform

Speaker: Craig Tracey:

Craig is currently the Automation Technical Lead at HubSpot. Day-to-day he drives a small team of engineers delivering infrasctructure automation solutions that manage many thousands instances across various cloud providers; including AWS,Rackspace, and OpenStack.

Before HubSpot, Craig helped build scaleable backup solutions at Carbonite, delivered vmkernel network stack changes atVMWare, and helped address system-level defects in early releases of the Netezza data warehouse appliance.

As he believes that OpenStack is poised to democratize cloud computing, he has focused most of his recent open source efforts towards contributing to various projects within that ecosystem. Some of this work may be found on GitHubLaunchpadand OpenStack Code Review

When not hacking on code, he can be found running, playing ice hockey, or out with friends in his hometown of Boston, Massachusetts.

PIZZA and DRINKS sponsored by Cloud Technology Partners

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  • Kamesh P.

    Thanks Beth and Craig for the great presentations. I have uploaded Beth's presentation and it is now available here:

    Craig's presentation to follow soon.

    June 26, 2013

  • Mark P.

    Craig and Beth, thanks for great presentations. I'd appreciate hearing more. A deeper dive would be great.

    June 26, 2013

  • craig t.

    Thank you all for attending. I would be happy to present some deeper dive sessions on the various services if folks are interested.

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Beth C.

    Thank you all for a great meeting. We are hoping to incorporate follow on introdutions to the different components! 102 so to speak.

    June 26, 2013

  • Daron M.

    The meetup was Excellent. Can we get an Openstack 102? If not funded, I'm willing to pay!

    June 25, 2013

  • Randy

    Two excellent and very different presentations

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • atin s.

    sorry will have to miss this. Stuck at work. But if possible can we record this, and have more of Openstack 101's in future. May be a few coding labs Something like these guys.

    June 25, 2013

  • Eric

    Sorry stuck at Office...

    June 25, 2013

  • Dipak C.

    This will be awesome meetup. I love Openstack after working in VMWare products for five yrs.

    June 25, 2013

  • Justin P.

    looking forward to it.

    June 24, 2013

  • Martin


    June 21, 2013

  • Kamesh P.

    Hello everyone, we are bumping up against the maximum room capacity due to the record signups for this event.

    So if you are not able to attend for any reason, please un-register (click on Change RSVP link), so that people that do want to attend will be able to sign-up!! Look forward to seeing you all.

    June 20, 2013

  • anton r.

    Hello everyone,

    I'm happy to announce that we now have a promo-code available for our upcoming training.

    Promo-code: BOSTONSTACK

    Follow the link and click 'Enter promotional code':

    We look forward to seeing you.

    June 13, 2013

  • Lee X.


    I work for Mirantis and my colleague Anton will be offering a promotional code that drops the price to $1200 a seat in the next hour. Stay tuned as there are only a few seats left. Hope many of you can join us!


    June 13, 2013

  • Ken B.

    Hi Kamesh, the mirantis bootcamp mentions a promotional code. Is there one available for this group?


    June 7, 2013

  • Kamesh P.

    Speaking of OpenStack 101, Mirantis is conducting a 2-day Bootcamp in Boston on June 19-20. If interested, you can buy your seat here:

    June 4, 2013

  • Mark A.

    I work on OpenStack for HP

    June 3, 2013

Our Sponsors

  • Dell Inc.

    Dell is organizing and covers costs associated with his meetup

  • Ostrato

    Joining us as sponsor in Dec 2014.

  • Midokura

    Sponsoring Jan 2015 meetup.

  • Mirantis

    Sponsor of the Feb 2015 meetup

  • PLUMgrid

    March 2015 co-sponsor and presenting

  • Altoros

    Sponsor of our April session.

  • Red Hat

    Red Hat will sponosor our May session

  • Microsoft

    Co-sponosring our June session

  • HP

    Sept. 2015 meetup sponsor

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