Joe Brockmeier, Greg DeKoenigsberg and Mark Atwood
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Open Source Private Clouds with CloudStack, Eucalyptus and OpenStack
Note: We will be starting a little early and going later than usual. (About 2.5 hours) Please try to come a little early as we will be starting on schedule and moving right into the presentations. We are also asking if attendees can hold their questions for the panel session. RSVP will open February 28, 2013 Thursday 6:15pm.
As cloud computing has become more than a passing fad, enterprises large and small, have found a need to build their own in-house “private” IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) clouds. Navigating which technologies to use to build these clouds, can be a challenge, as a handful of Open Source software platforms have come to prominence, and may seem very similar to the uninitiated.
We are honored to have speakers from all three leading Open Source IaaS platforms, CloudStack, Eucalyptus and OpenStack, to help us understand their platforms. Each speaker will give a quick 30-40 minute overview of their project, including history, strengths, ideal use cases and future direction. After each speaker has had a chance to talk about their project, we will host a panel session, opening up questions to the audience.
CloudStack - http://incubator.apache.org/cloudstack/
Eucalyptus - http://www.eucalyptus.com/
OpenStack - http://www.openstack.org/
Joe Brockmeier - CloudStack
Joe Brockmeier is a open source evangelist for Citrix and committer on the Apache CloudStack project. Joe has also worked for Novell as the openSUSE community manager, and has a long history of involvement with open source. He has also spent many years working as a technology journalist, and has written for ReadWriteWeb, Linux.com, LWN, Linux Magazine, NetworkWorld, ZDNet, and many others.
Greg DeKoenigsberg - Eucalyptus
DeKoenigsberg brings to Eucalyptus over a decade of open source advocacy and community leadership, with the majority of this time spent building and leading communities for open source leader Red Hat. While at Red Hat, DeKoenigsberg served in various community leadership roles, including senior community architect and project lead for the Fedora open source project. He also chaired the first Fedora Board, created and chaired the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee and Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee, and founded the Fedora Cloud SIG in January 2010. In addition, DeKoenigsberg has authored works such as the textbook, “Practical Open Source Software Engineering,” and he was a contributing editor and the voice of “Ask Shadowman” for Red Hat Magazine from 2004 to 2007.
Mark Atwood - OpenStack
Mark Atwood has been a long-time contributor to open source. He describes his job as "learning amazing stuff and meeting amazing people, and then introducing them all to each other". His technology interests include Open Source Development Methodology, Cloud Computing, and Open Source Databases. He is currently the Director of Open Source Evangelism for HP Cloud Services. He has been the Open Source Advocate for Red Hat OpenShift, the Community Manager for Eucalyptus Systems, the Director of Community Development for Gear6 Memcached, and the Senior Technology Advisor for NetworkDotCom at Sun Microsystems. He is a coauthor of the OAuth Core specification. He makes his home in Seattle USA, with an annual trip to his other home in Black Rock City.
Stammtisch - After the meeting ... Join us around 9:00 PM or so at McKenna's Pub at 250 West 14th Street for some additional conversation and drinks.