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Operations friendly object storage for OpenStack with Riak CS

Join Dell and Basho for our March meetup! Swift is the built-in object storage system for OpenStack. Its design is very modular and allows you to horizontally scale different layers of the stack independently. When it's comes time to scale, or upgrade components, or recover a failed node – how much effort and complexity is involved?

Riak CS is an open source large object storage platform. Because it's built atop of Riak, Riak CS can achieve the same horizontal scalability, fault-tolerance, and high availability as Swift, but in a much more more operationally-friendly way. With Keystone integration and Swift API compatibility, Riak CS can now serve as a drop-in replacement for Swift in many deployments.

We will explore the architecture underlying Riak CS and discuss why you should care that operators enjoy working with it. Learn how Riak CS can replace or coexist with Swift in the OpenStack ecosystem to solve large object storage and scaling problems.

Our March session will be led by Hector Castro. Hector works at Basho Technologies, the sponsors of Riak and Riak CS. Previously, he was a software engineer at Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), where he worked on enabling full-text search for Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) documents. He also co-organizes Philly DevOps, a DevOps user group in Philadelphia.

Lightening Talk: How to Contribute to OpenStack?

Craig Tracey

Have you wondered how you can contribute code to OpenStack?  Or maybe you wondered why a particular feature was implemented a specific way? If so, you are not alone.  

The process for contributing code can seem daunting even for a seasoned professional. But, once understood, soon becomes second-nature.  In this lightning talk, we will cover the processes and tools behind OpenStack code contribution. While this may seem focused on developers only, Craig will show concrete ways for anyone to become involved in any of the OpenStack projects.

About Craig Tracey:  With over a decade of experience building scalable, automated infrastructure solutions, Craig serves as a Senior Software Engineer on Blue Box’s OpenStack team. In this role, Craig drives the creation of custom baremetal OpenStack environments for Blue Box customers.

Prior to Blue Box, Craig was the Cloud Automation Technical Lead at HubSpot where he designed software solutions for delivering SaaS products on top of a variety of public cloud offerings as well as home-grown private OpenStack implementations. Prior to HubSpot he helped engineer Carbonite's backup solution to over 60 petabytes and at VMware maintained network device drivers for both ESX and vSphere.

Craig regularly contributes to a number of cloud ecosystem projects including OpenStack, cloud-init, Ursula, and Chef for OpenStack. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Providence College and is based out of Boston, Massachusetts


A light dinner and soft drinks will be provided ~ 6:30pm courtesy of Basho, 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!

• DON'T FORGET - for security reasons, the NERD center requires atendees to show a government issued photo ID in order to gain access into the building.

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  • Harry S.

    Good primary session, great lightning talk on contributing

    March 13, 2014

  • Kamesh P.

    We have added a lightening talk to the meetup. The talk will help you understand how to contribute to the OpenStack community. Whether you are newbie or a seasoned professional, this lightening talk by Craig Tracey will explain the processes and tools you need to effectively contribute to OpenStack! Hope to see you soon!

    March 10, 2014

Our Sponsors

  • Dell EMC

    Dell EMC organizes and hosts the Boston OpenStack Meetup #OSBOS

  • Microsoft New England

    Location host is Microsoft New England Research and Development Center

  • Rackspace

    Co-sponsor and presenter @ July 2017 Session

  • CloudOps

    Co-sponsor and lead presenter @ April 2017 Meetup

  • Turbonomic

    Location host for April 2017 Meetup.

  • Microsoft

    Co-sponosring our March 2017 session

  • Apprenda

    Co-sponsoring our May 2016 Meeting

  • Juniper Networks

    Co-sponsor of Dec 2016 event.

  • HPE

    Sept 2016, and Jan 2017 meetup co-sponsor

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