June Boston OpenStack User Group Meetup

June Boston OpenStack User Group Meetup

Thursday, June 21, 2012, from 6:30 – 9:30PM, Location: The auditorium located at 85 Wells Avenue Newton, MA

Co-sponsored by Dell and RedHat


We have two hot topics:


OpenStack Object Storage (code-named Swift) is open source software for creating redundant, scalable object storage using clusters of standardized servers to store petabytes of accessible data. It is not a file system or real-time data storage system, but rather a long-term storage system for a more permanent type of static data that can be retrieved, leveraged, and then updated if necessary. Primary examples of data that best fit this type of storage model are virtual machine images, photo storage, email storage and backup archiving. Having no central "brain" or master point of control provides greater scalability, redundancy and permanence.

Swift Version 1.5 is set for release the week of June 11th.  Get a clear understanding of the power of Swift, the changes in the current release and the features slated for the next major OpenStack release: Folsom.  As a bonus, watch how easy it is to setup OpenStack Swift with Dell's "Crowbar - the Cloud Unboxer."  Discussion that follows will include scalability considerations, monitoring, and management of the system.


Judd Maltin is a Systems Sr. Engineer with Dell's Enterprise Cloud Computing group.  He's deployed production Swift systems the terabyte/tens of millions of objects range.


Preparing OpenStack Quantum for the Data Center:

Quantum, OpenStack's virtual networking service, is slated to replace Nova's networking service in the upcoming Folsom release. Initial Quantum development has focused on the basic requirements of a green-field Nova cloud deployment. Additional requirements will be discussed that enable Quantum to support private Nova cloud deployments within existing data centers, as well as enterprise virtualization with the oVirt project. Initial work is underway for Folsom, and additional work will follow.



Bob Kukura is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat in Westford, MA, working on OpenStack. He is a core developer on the Quantum project, and maintains Quantum packaging for Fedora Linux. Prior to joining Red Hat, Bob has specialized in distributed computing and open standards at a variety of software vendors and defense contractors.



The auditorium located at 85 Wells Avenue Newton, MA

Here are the driving/parking/building directions:

95 Wells Avenue, Auditorium

Newton, MA 02459

Once you enter the industrial park you take your third right into the parking lot for 75-95 Wells Ave.

Park behind the building and go through the front glass doors - the auditorium is straight ahead to your left.

We will also put flyers up around the building that direct you towards the auditorium, just in case!




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  • Andrew W.

    Really informative. Enjoyed both speakers that presented.

    June 23, 2012

  • Judd M.

    Dell guys did a great job organizing things. It was great to get to know more OpenStack hackers. Smart, friendly conversation during the presentations.

    June 23, 2012

  • Kamesh P.

    Here is a summary of this meetup with slides, pictures, and videos from the event: http://t.co/VV92yUyz­

    June 22, 2012

  • Matt

    Smart, diverse background tenchnical group of folks group of folks
    pulling together to grow awareness, use, support and contribution
    to Openstack.

    June 22, 2012

  • jared a.

    Good interactive discussions. Well run

    June 22, 2012

  • Andi A.

    FYI, the venue is pretty well served by public transport (though a short walk might be required). See: http://www.mbta.com/rider_tools...­

    June 21, 2012

  • atin s.

    I am new to Boston and don't have a car yet. Was wondering if anyone is driving from arlington for this meetup, or else I will have to rent a car :(
    Can sponsor a nice dinner for the ride :P

    June 17, 2012

Our Sponsors

  • Dell Inc.

    Dell is organizing and covers costs associated with his meetup

  • RackSpace Hosting

    Rackspace is helping sponsoring expenses (food etc) as well as speakers

  • Altoros

    Sponsor of our April session.

  • Red Hat

    Red Hat will sponosor our May session

  • Microsoft

    Co-sponosring our June session

  • Mirantis

    Sponsoring the July 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.

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