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

    Verizon Digital Media Services

    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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  • OpenStack's 8th Birthday Celebration

    Dave N Busters (Howard Hugh Center)

    Join us for the annual OpenStack Birthday party as OpenStack is EIGHT YEARS OLD this month. Let's get together and celebrate! Got an idea you'd like to try out on the cloud? Share it with us at the meetup and you'll get $750 in CityCloud credits!! Food and drink provided courtesy of the OpenStack Foundation. And of course, we'll have birthday cake (or cupcakes)!! We'll also raffle off some Dave and Buster's gift cards!!

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  • SCaLE 16x Is This Weekend! You Should Go...Really!

    Pasadena Convention Center

    • What we'll do I would like to encourage you to go to SCaLE 16x. Everyone interested in learning is welcome! We've even have a discount code for OpenStack L.A. members...50% off (STACK). SCaLE 16x is Thu-Sun (March 8-11, 2018) at the Pasadena Convention Center (300 E Green St Pasadena, CA 91101) SCaLE is the largest community run open source tech/FOSS/pro-EFF conference and expo in North America. Everyone who is interested is welcome to join us. Full price for a SCALE pass is less than $100, students with ID get 50% off (online discount code STND, please bring ID onsite ) This year we have over 180 presentations and workshops. Topics covered: Containers and Virtualization, Cloud, Developer, DevOps, Embedded, General, interesting Keynotes, LibreGraphics, Mentoring, Monitoring, MySQL, Next Generation (under 18 presenters), Open Data, Open Source in Enterprises, PostgreSQL, Security, Sponsored, SysAdmin, Ubucon (a colocated Ubuntu Conference) Special tracks and workshops: Legal & Licensing ($150, 5 MCLE credit hours), LPI certification exams ($99), Embedded Apprentice Linux Engineer workshop, Capture the Flag, Game Night, and more.. BOFs: Rooms are available Thu-Sat night for user groups and round table discussions. Job board and BOF: ScaLE 16x will have a job board and job BOF onsite. Expo Hall: Fri Mar 9 2-5PM; Sat Mar 10 10AM-5PM; Sun Mar 11 10AM-2PM https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/16x/schedule/thursday https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/16x/schedule/friday https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/16x/schedule/saturday https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/16x/schedule/sunday • What to bring • Important to know

  • OpenStack L.A. Meetup - October 2017 - Dell - OpenStack and PaaS

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    Happy to announce the details of the last OpenStack L.A. Meetup for 2017 on October 26th! We have a new sponsor (Dell) and presenter for the group - Jerry Ness, Dell Enterprise Technologist Look forward to seeing everyone back in Playa Vista in the Verizon Digital Media space on October 26th! Presentation Overview: In this presentation, we will be learning about Platform as a Service (PaaS) technologies as well as containers and Kubernetes and how these technologies interact with OpenStack. Ever wonder how Pivotal Cloud Foundry compares to OpenShift or how Kubernetes differs from Docker containers? And most importantly, why OpenStack is an important component in deploying these technologies? Jerry Ness will help answer these questions and explain where OpenStack fits in a containerized world. Audience Our talk is for both operators and developers interested in using OpenStack to manage virtual compute and bare-metal server instances in the Cloud. Our presentation is well suited for beginner and experienced developers and system administrators who want to learn more about OpenStack and how to start using it in real-world situations. Speaker Bio: Jerry Ness – Enterprise Technologist at Dell Jerry has over 30 years of industry experience: •Wide area and local area networking technologies, test and measurement •Automation, Orchestration & Virtualization experience •Private & Hybrid Cloud infrastructure, management tools, and architecture •DEVOPS, Containers, Orchestration, and Open-source digital transformation movement •Converged and Hyper-converged infrastructure •Cloud Infrastructure technologies & Platforms based upon OpenStack, Ceph, CloudForms, OpenShift & Pivotal •Regular participant at industry events and Speaker at FRS, TRS, EBC’s •Education & Certifications •VMware VTSP, Red Hat OPEN Accreditation - Foundations, OpenStack Platform, OpenShift, CloudForms Agenda: 7:00P – 7:30P: Eating, drinking, mingling, networking 7:30P – 7:35P: Group announcements and speaker introductions 7:35P - 8:45P: Main presentation/Q&A 8:45P – 10:00P: More eating, drinking, mingling, networking

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  • OpenStack L.A. Meetup - September 2017 - Internap and OpenStack

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    Happy to announce the details of the September 2017 OpenStack L.A. Meetup. We have a new sponsor (Internap) and presenter for the group - dMitri DeVos, Internap's Vice President of Solutions Engineering. Look forward to seeing everyone back in Playa Vista in the Verizon Digital Media space on September 28th! Presentation Overview: In this presentation, we will be discussing the decision process of how Internap chose and adopted OpenStack as our cloud management platform and how it is used in our customer-facing solutions today. We will be demonstrating provisioning of virtual compute instances and bare-metal servers using the OpenStack Horizon Portal and the API using command line tools. We will be discussing and demonstrating how hybridization works within the OpenStack environment. We will be providing an overview of the Horizon cloud management portal for our next-neneration AgileCLOUD and AgileSERVER nodes in North America and Europe. This portal provides an additional set of tools to manage cloud infrastructure with OpenStack-specific features including: Security groups SSH key management Configurable VLAN management for server groups Advanced volume management Instance resizing We will also be discussing DevOps considerations in utilizing OpenStack as well as a number of use cases we have experienced with our customers. Audience Our talk is for both operators and developers interested in using OpenStack to manage virtual compute and bare-metal server instances in the Cloud. Our presentation is well suited for beginner and experienced developers and system administrators who want to learn more about OpenStack and how to start using it in real-world situations. Speaker Bio: dMitri DeVos – Vice President, Solutions Engineering dMitri has over 15 years of experience in technical operations management specifically with data center hosting and SaaS companies. He and his teams have designed and deployed numerous highly transactional hybrid infrastructures. dMitri was an early adopter and implementer of cloud computing technologies and continues to provide many companies and customers with consultative guidance and solution engineering. dMitri has held product management and marketing/sales roles where he was responsible for all aspects the product life cycle including requirements gathering, development management, service operations implementation, and sales support. Specialties: - IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and service provider companies - Cloud and cloud-related technologies - Product management - Sales support and account management - Hosting infrastructure and design - Agile management (dev and ops) Agenda: 7:00P – 7:30P: Eating, drinking, mingling, networking 7:30P – 7:35P: Group announcements and speaker introductions 7:35P - 8:45P: Main presentation/Q&A 8:45P – 10:00P: More eating, drinking, mingling, networking

  • Let's Talk Edge Computing at OpenDev: Sept 7-8 in San Francisco

    If you’re involved in Edge Computing then we invite you to register for OpenDev (http://www.opendevconf.com/), a new event that's specifically focused on Edge using open technologies. OpenDev will take place at DogPatch Studios in San Francisco, September 7-8 - the week prior to the Denver PTG. This two-day event is designed to facilitate collaboration at a technical level with productive, working group discussions, in addition to lightning talk presentations on Edge use cases. You can view registration, schedule and sponsorship details at http://www.opendevconf.com/ . There will be a range of sessions that are collaborative, led by moderators who dive into specific topics. Topics like managing security, what control planes need to look like, networking technologies in play, gap analysis across OpenStack and other projects, deployment considerations, zero touch provisioning and others. The discussions will be technical and specific—this is not meant to be a vision or thought leadership event, but a practical step forward in improving the state of Edge across open tech. Tickets are $100, and capacity is capped at 300 with a max of 10 seats per company (15 seats per sponsor company). You MUST register for this event on the official event site: Register HERE (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opendev-2017-edge-computing-tickets-35579171259) For more information about this event, please contact: Claire Massey OpenStack Foundation email: [masked]

  • OpenStack L.A. Meetup - August 2017

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    Happy to announce the details of the August 2017 OpenStack L.A. Meetup. We have a new presenter for the group - Jeff Ekstrom, Technology Evangelist at RedHat. Look forward to seeing everyone back in Playa Vista in the Verizon Digital Media space on August 24th! Presentation Details: Why Ceph for OpenStack? Ceph storage is a software defined, opensource, storage product that is horizontally scalable, self healing, and runs on commodity hardware. Ceph is fast becoming the software defined storage standard for many use cases, including OpenStack. For example, at Red Hat, Ceph is the default storage backend for OpenStack deployments. In this talk we will cover various aspects about Ceph: - Architecture - What is Ceph? - Cost efficiency - How Ceph drives down cost. - Use cases - How Ceph integrates with OpenStackOpen Source - How the open source nature of Ceph makes it a natural fit for OpenStack - Best practices - how to plan for a Ceph deployment Presenter Bio: Jeff Ekstrom, Technology Evangelist, RedHat Jeff Ekstrom is a cloud evangelist for Red Hat’s Certified Cloud and Service Provider program. He has extensive experience with cloud strategy and architecture, with industry experience in Telecommunications, Federal Government, and Insurance. His cloud strategy focus includes both open source technologies and hybrid cloud enablement. Jeff joined Red Hat in late 2015, where he has been promoting and designing Red Hat solutions within Red Hat's partner ecosystem. Prior to that, Jeff's experience includes companies such as Accenture, The Coca-Cola Corporation, and SAIC. Agenda: 7:00P – 7:30P: Eating, drinking, mingling, networking 7:30P – 7:35P: Group announcements and speaker introductions 7:35P - 8:45P: Main presentation/Q&A 8:45P – 10:00P: More eating, drinking, mingling, networking

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  • OpenStack L.A. July Meetup/OpenStack 7th Birthday Celebration!

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    The July OpenStack L.A. meetup/OpenStack 7th birthday celebration is on! We are extremely fortunate to have Mike Perez, Development Coordinator at the OpenStack Foundation (and former organizer of OpenStack L.A.), as our featured presenter this month. We'll also be celebrating OpenStack's 7th birthday! There will be great food and drinks (possibly even some bubbly!), and more! We've been asked by the OpenStack Foundation to take lots of pics at the event so that they can be shared on the Foundation's Flickr page. So, be sure to bring your best smiles! The July meetup is being sponsored in-part by the OpenStack Foundation We hope that you'll be able to join us on the 27th! Presentation Abstract: Stay Calm and Use OpenStack Consistently In 2010, during the first summits for OpenStack, the community took an approach of essentially creating silos among the different projects. This resulted in the inconsistent interfaces we have available today from REST API's and command line interfaces. The community today consists of different working groups that have of interest of fixing these sore spots, and there progress is something to talk about. Among OpenStack there are individual command line interfaces that exist to serve the purpose of one OpenStack service. If we take setting quotas as an example between the compute and block storage service, they are completely different. The operators of these services are having to look up the usage each time they want to interact with these services, which is just frustrating. Initiatives such as the OpenStack client takes an approach of using consistent verbs within it's interface it exposes for all OpenStack services, to which users managing and consuming an OpenStack cloud are presented with a more desirable experience. In addition there are initiatives like the Shade python library that gives misconception to the public as being a valid solution for dealing with inconsistencies in the OpenStack API. However, this is really exposing examples of what is currently wrong in the OpenStack API. The goal of this talk is to give the audience valid tools to deal with inconsistencies today, and what is the community doing for a long term goal. Audience A talk for both operators and developers interested in using OpenStack all through open source solutions available. Perfect for beginners as well to learn about what it is and how to start using it. Speaker Bio: Mike Perez, Development Coordinator, OpenStack Foundation Being a contributing member of OpenStack since 2010, Mike Perez has served as a core developer for the OpenStack block storage project Cinder and as a PTL for the Kilo and Liberty releases. During some of this time, he worked for DreamHost in helping with their OpenStack public cloud, and helping with integrating a variety of block storage solutions like Ceph and Datera. Today he helps the OpenStack Foundation with seeing out the success of cross-project initiatives and the overall quality and health of the project and community. When Mike is not testing your code patches, he can be found dancing, getting his hair done, stair climbing, and doing karaoke for your entertainment. Agenda: 7:00P – 7:40P: Eating, drinking, mingling, networking 7:40P – 7:45P: Group announcements and speaker introductions 7:45P – 9:00P: Main presentation/Q&A 9:00P – 10:00P: More eating, drinking, mingling, networking

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  • Containers and OpenStack - The May 2017 OpenStack L.A. Meetup

    Happy to announce the details of the May 2017 OpenStack L.A. Meetup. We have a new presenter for the group - Robert Starmer, CTO at Kumulus Technologies. Prior to Robert's talk on OpenStack and Containers, Robert, Jessica, and I will do our best to provide a quick recap of the OpenStack Summit that just took place in Boston. I'm actually writing this while waiting for my flight home at the Boston airport. Look forward to seeing everyone back in Pasadena on May 25! Presentation Details: Outline: Part 1 - Containers for Devs • Containers - a brief history • Why not just use VMs? • Developers and operations • Developers and containers • The need for Ops Part 2 - Herding Cattle - Container Management • Container Management • Management Functions Part 3 - OpenStack and Containers • Running Containers on OpenStack • Container Management • Per Tenant Management • Scheduling • OpenStack Projects - Magnum, Murano, HEAT • New OpenStack Project - Kuryr, Higgins Part 4 - Managing OpenStack with Containers • OpenStack as a Containerized, Distributed App • OpenStack or Kubernetes... or OpenStack? • The OpenStack Kolla Project Presenter Bio: Robert Starmer, CTO, Kumulus Technologies With 20+ years in the automation space, I find all things cloud interesting. By focusing on the latest models for operations and application automation, I help enable value from OpenStack, Containers, CAPS tools, and Dev/Ops CI/CD pipelines. I am the CTO and Founder at Kumulus Technologies, a San Francisco Bay area infrastructure focused Dev/Ops consultancy. I am also a Certified OpenStack Administrator. Agenda: 7:00P – 7:30P: Eating, drinking, mingling, networking 7:30P – 7:35P: Group announcements and speaker introductions 7:35P - 8:45P: Main presentation/Q&A 8:45P – 10:00P: More eating, drinking, mingling, networking