• Microsoft AZURE & AWS Comparison + Installing Oracle LINUX (IaaS) in AZURE

    Microsoft and Azure comparison. Please bring your laptop and we will play around with LINUX. Event will start at 6:30 PM to 8:30PM Agenda: For the Event 6:30pm Event Start Time. 6:40pm Dinner Served Thank you to our Sponsors. 7:15pm Microsoft Azure Overview & AWS comparison Guest Speaker: Adnan Hasan ( Microsoft) 8:00pm How to setup IaaS service in Azure Cloud & Install Oracle LINUX in Azure Cloud. Guest Speaker: Omar Ahmad (Oracle) 8:15pm Open Questions and Wrap-up. Location: Haveli Cuisine – 1021 W Ogden Ave Naperville IL. Regards Omar

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  • Our Migration Off AWS && CI at Scale with Zuul

    Oracle Itasca

    Please join us for two exciting talks! We'll be learning about Platform9's migration off AWS (yes, I said _off_) following by how Open Source projects are handling Continuous Integration at Scale. What's involved in running the clouds and software to support thousands of code changes a day. Our Migration off AWS - Cody Hill, Cloud Architect at Platform9 Systems During his talk, Cody will discuss his journey at Platform9 – and the journey of some of our customers – to move away from public clouds. He'll provide best practices and tips for how we saved 80% of our operational costs within a few months. Continuous Integration at Scale - Running a Zuul CI Cloud - John Studarus, OpenStack Ambassador US What's involved in running CI for one of the largest open source projects? With over 2000 Git & Jenkins projects and thousands of commits a day, there's plenty of code to review, test, and merge. We'll be talking about how Zuul, the open source CI gatekeeper, functions and the what's involved with supporting over 900 virtual machines over 17 public and private clouds running.

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  • Containers rule the world: Containerized OpenStack for more efficient Operations

    If you’re an app developer, the world is a container playground. Let’s look at why that model works for Infrastructure services as well even if your end user is still working in a virtual machine based world. We’ll investigate the value proposition of containers and the changes to operational interactions that make containerization such a powerful operations enhancement. And we’ll review the current models for running OpenStack in a container environment. Robert Starmer is a founder at Kumulus Technologies, a San Francisco Bay-area infrastructure focused DevOps, systems reliability engineering and cloud computing consultancy. He uses his more than 20 years of experience in cloud, SRE and DevOps to educate the industry through articles, presentations and curriculum development. Starmer is a Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA).

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  • OpenStack Summit May 2018 - Vancouver

    Needs a location

    Speakers who build and operate infrastructure from Google, JPMorgan Chase, Progressive Insurance and Target will share their experiences at the Vancouver Summit, May 21-24. Other notable speakers include AT&T, China Unicom, Hyper HQ, Oath Inc., Paddy Power Betfair, ARM, Verizon, Walmart, Wells Fargo and many more. (other options to include: China Mobile, University of Messina, China Railway) At the Summit, these sessions and use cases are organized around specific open infrastructure use cases including AI and machine learning; HPC; edge computing; NFV; container infrastructure; and public, private and multi-cloud strategies in addition to sessions focused on open source community. You can sort within the schedule to find sessions and speakers around each topic.

  • 3 Arm'd OpenStack - Online Presentation

    Needs a location

    In case you didn't make the in-person presentation the other week, we're doing a repeat online courtesy of vBrown Bag at 5:30 PDT. Register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4381236442732324866 We've all heard great things about ARM. This new line of processors and system architectures brings with it improved performance, a wider range of vendor offerings, lower power usage, and lower prices. However, is stock OpenStack ready for ARM? Using the stock OpenStack source and the installation instructions available on OpenStack.org, we built a Terraform configuration to deploy and performance test different hardware systems. We'll be reviewing the modifications required to the stock, upstream, OpenStack code based required for ARM support as well as why other OpenStack installers don't work on ARM.

  • OpenInfrastructure - Three ARMed OpenStack

    For building security, we need your full name. Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/openinfrastructure-containers-cloud-storage-april-2018-new-york-reston-chicago-and-san-diego-tickets-44080014510 5:00 - 6:00 pm Cloud Storage Workshop - Hands-on session walking through the various types of cloud storage. We'll provide access to a public cloud! Just bring a laptop. 6:00 - 6:30pm Pizza & Networking - Find out what everyone else in the group is doing while enjoying some pizza. 6:30 - 7:30pm Three ARMed OpenStack We've all heard great things about ARM. This new line of processors and system architectures brings with it improved performance, a wider range of vendor offerings, lower power usage, and lower prices. However, is stock OpenStack ready for ARM? Using the stock OpenStack source and the installation instructions available on OpenStack.org, we built a Terraform configuration to deploy and performance test different hardware systems. We'll be reviewing the modifications required to the stock, upstream, OpenStack code based required for ARM support as well as why other OpenStack installers don't work on ARM. Feel free to join us for the full agenda or just the presentation at 6:30. Laptop if you'd like to follow along with the cloud storage workshop. Your full name is required for building security! Please have any guests sign up individually so we can submit all names to building security.

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  • Open Infrastructure? We've got the Skinny...

    233 S Wacker Dr

    Open Infrastructure - it's the combination of open source and hardware. We've all seen the benefits of open APIs and community developed, open-source software. Can the same be applied to the compute and network infrastructure running the Internet? Could things like open-source P2P supplant AWS S3? Could open-source OpenStack Manilla replace Dropbox and Box? Could open-source virtual networking software (SDNs) replace proprietary network gear from Juniper and Cisco? Might we see the end of vendor hardware lock-in? Thank you to our sponsors: Oracle Optimize for Today, Prepare for Tomorrow - http://www.oracle.com/linux Flowmon - Driving Network Visibility - https://www.flowmon.com Packet Hosting - The Promise of the Cloud Delivered on Bare Metal - https://www.packet.net/ Technologent - IT solutions for a leaner, more agile business - https://www.technologent.com/ Please make sure your full name is listed with meetup. We need your full name for building security. We've got a bunch of prizes to give out including: * Apple iWatch/Tablet * Particle IoT development board * Raspberry PI development kit Thank you to our raffle sponsors! Flowmon - Driving Network Visibility - https://www.flowmon.com Packet Hosting - The Promise of the Cloud Delivered on Bare Metal - https://www.packet.net/ Technologent - IT solutions for a leaner, more agile business - https://www.technologent.com/ SIGN UP FOR THE RAFFLE HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/0iWmI2nYgATQDDkn1

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  • 2018 Planning Conf Call

    Needs a location

    • What we'll do If you'd like to be involved in organizing future meetups, please join us. Agenda: Locations/Venues Sponsors Speakers Volunteers/Organizers • What to bring Dialin: (515)[masked],,513076 Follow the agenda and notes at: https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/Chicago We are also on the #Chicago channel at: https://join.slack.com/t/openstack-ambassadors/shared_invite/enQtMjU5MjIwMzk4OTgzLWUxN2U4MGYzMzQwMDFiYjY5NTc0OWRjMGU2MTg5MzcxNDA2MDAwNWQ2NDAxYWEyZTJmMmE4ZTY5M2ExYTFlOTY • Important to know

  • Dude, where's my control plane?

    Chicago Dell Solution Center

    Hi Chicago! I Hope we all enjoyed a great summer. We'd like to start Fall with a series of Meetups and want you to be a part of the discussion. Please RSVP as soon as possible and we look forward to seeing you! ----------- Most will agree the the phrase "out of the box" does not apply to OpenStack. Deploying the technology is a serious investment in both time and resources for any organization looking to build a private cloud. Now consider that more of these organizations are trying to build clouds that host virtual machines AND containers, and with separate networking and orchestration. If you believe that the “OpenStack or containers?” debate is unproductive so do our presenters for this meetup. Driven by a customer use-case Dell, Midokura and Platform9 teamed up to deliver a solution that simplifies OpenStack management, deploys at scale in less than an hour and ...wait for it... unifies Kubernetes and OpenStack workload management within a single interface. What should attendees expect to learn? • How to deploy a L3 Clos network with an Open Source NetworkOperating System on Commodity Switching • The cost benefit of a "semi-managed" OpenStack cloud • How leveraging routing on the compute to minimizes the deployment of complex features (MLAG, etc.) and simplifying operations of the fabric at scale • Advantages of unifying the overlay SDN network agents for both containers and virtual machines and experiences • how to leverage quagga on the compute nodes and, and how the SDN network agents bind to Loopback address with two default routes, to provide full redundancy across two compute interfaces that is more advantageous than MLAG. Live Demo: Assuming all goes well (..gulp..) attendees will see how compute nodes can be deployed with networking in minutes providing tenant isolation, load balancing and security for K8s across multiple hosts as deployed today in our real-world customer data center. Our Speakers: Robert Collura is a Systems Engineer with Platform9. Robert is passionate about enabling IT organizations to deliver self-service private clouds that are easy to consume and provide a great end-user experience. He enjoys helping customers become fluent with OpenStack as well as Open Source technologies within their organizations. Robert believes IT organizations can realize OpenStack’s potential when deployed as a managed SaaS offering. He resides in San Francisco and spends his leisure time sailing on the bay and enjoying California wine country. Cynthia Thomas is a Systems Engineer at Midokura. Her background in networking spans Data Center, Telecommunications, and Campus/Enterprise solutions. Cynthia has earned a number of professional certifications, including: Alcatel-Lucent Network Routing Specialist II (NRS II) written certification exams, Brocade Certified Ethernet Fabric Professional (BCEFP), Brocade Certified IP Network Professional (BCNP), and VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP) 5 certifications. Schedule: [masked]PM Arrivals & Socialize [masked]PM-ish Meetup Preso(s) Food will be served with refreshments

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  • TripleO, Ironic, Heat, Ansible... HERE WE GO

    Chicago Dell Solution Center

    Hey Chicago stackers! Please join us on Thursday APR-14 as we welcome Red Hat who will be presenting on Ansible, TripleO, Heat and Ironic. • 6PM-630PM Socialize, Network • 630PM Presentation begins Abstract: TripleO, Ironic, Heat and Ansible for Openstack Deployment with Ceph and Lifecycle Management. Deploying an OpenStack by itself can be a complex process. Extending it's functionality can contribute to a state where OpenStack Infrastructure is hard to manage and keep up to date. TripleO is an OpenStack project to simplify OpenStack and Ceph deployment and day 2 operations. TripleO works in combination with Heat and Ironic to help deploy OpenStack on baremetal. Heat orchestrates service deployment, where Ironic controls power capabilities of baremetal. Adding Ansible to the mix enhances abilities to manage large clusters and perform day 2 operations with the deployed infrastructure. In this sessions we will go over: 1. Overview of TripleO and it's building blocks 2. Integration of Heat and Ironic 3. Pros and Cons of TripleO based deployment 4. Using Ansible with TripleO based deployment 5. Demo of working OpenStack and Ceph cluster deployed with TripleO About the Speaker (Chris) Krzysztof Janiszewski is a memeber OpenStack Solution Architects Tiger Team at Red Hat. His main background is in designing, developing, and administering multiplatform, clustered, software-defined, and cloud environments. Chris previously worked as an OpenStack and HPC Architect for Lenovo Professional Services and also led System Test efforts for the IBM OpenStack cloud-based solution for x86, IBM System z, and IBM Power platforms.

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