This Meetup is cancelled

HA for OpenStack: Connecting the dots

  • Microsoft NERD Center, First Floor Horace Mann Room

    One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA (map)

    42.361290 -71.081192


    We got word from the Microsoft NERD center that they are shutting down the facility tomorrow due to the developing snow storm in our area. We are rescheduling tomorrow's OpenStack presentations to another suitable date. It's unfortunate we cannot meet for this meetup but its more important to stay safe and warm.

    Take care and be safe.

    Welcome to 2014! We are kicking off the new year with Rackspace as our January sponsor.

    The primary requirements for OpenStack based clouds (public, private or hybrid) is that they must be massively scalable and highly available. There are a number of interrelated concepts which make the understanding and implementation of HA complex. The potential for not implementing HA correctly could be disastrous.

    We will be discussing the interrelated concepts as a basis for implementing HA. The session will have several demos and walk through some examples of HA for MySQL, Rabbit MQ and the OpenStack APIs primarily using Keepalive, VRRP and HAProxy which will reinforce the concepts and show how to connect the dots. Although, we will use OpenStack as an example, the concepts will be applicable on a more general basis.

    Our session will be led by Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas (@ragss) works as a OpenStack advocate and solutions architect at Rackspace where he finds himself constantly challenged from low level networking to high level application issues. His general focus area is in distributed systems, with a specialization in Cloud Computing and Big Data. He worked on Hadoop, HBase and NoSQL during its early stages. Rags brings over 20 years of hands-on software development and over 10 years of architecture and technology evangelism experience. He has evangelized and influenced the architecture of a number of technology areas. He is also a repeat JavaOne rock star speaker award winner. Rags holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Center of Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


    A lite dinner and soft drinks will be provided ~ 6:30pm courtesy of Rackspace, and we will kick off the sessions ~ 7:00pm.

    If you are interested in giving a Lightening Talk shoot us a note with a topic or just come to the session ready to speak!

    Important: NERD Center security information

    Please be sure check in at the front desk of the NERD center, sign-in your name, and bring a government issued, photo ID. You will not be allowed in the building without the proper ID.

Join or login to comment.

  • Brent D.

    Thanks Craig! - Kamesh - did you note this lightening topic!

    January 21, 2014

  • craig t.

    Happy to give a lightning talk on omnibus-openstack: an open source project aimed at helping deliver unopinionated openstack environments.

    January 14, 2014


Our Sponsors

  • Dell Inc.

    Dell is organizing and covers costs associated with his meetup

  • Altoros

    Sponsor of our April session.

  • Red Hat

    Red Hat will sponosor our May session

  • Microsoft

    Co-sponosring our June session

  • Mirantis

    Sponsor of the Feb 2015 meetup

  • HP

    Aug. 2014 meetup sponsor

  • Juniper Networks

    Thanks Juniper for sponsoring our Sept Meetup.

  • Symantec

    Joining us as co-sponsor in Oct.

  • Talligent

    Sponsoring our Nov. session

  • Ostrato

    Joining us as sponsor in Dec 2014.

  • Midokura

    Neutron networking session led in January 2015.

  • PLUMgrid

    March 2015 co-sponsor and presenting

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sometimes the best Meetup Group is the one you start

Get started Learn more

I'm surprised by the level of growth I've seen since becoming an organizer, it's given me more confidence in my abilities.

Katie, started NYC ICO

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy