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Kyle MacDonald - Collapsing the Complex Layers of the Cloud with Ubuntu

The next OpenStack NY Meetup will be held during the 10th International Cloud Computing Expo.

It will take place during CloudCamp. If you don't have a pass to Cloud Expo, you can get a complimentary VIP gold pass when you register for CloudCamp (which can be done here).

You can check out the full CloudCamp schedule here.

Location: Javits Convention Center
655 W 34th St
Room #1A30
New York, NY 10001


About the Meetup:

Come at 7:00 for some refreshments, beer, and pizza. This talk will get started at 7:30 during the first Breakout Session.

Title: Open Cloud, Collapsing the Layers

With Ubuntu, the complexities of cloud computing become simple. This discussion will demystify Open Cloud and demonstrate how the layers of complexity can be collapsed by leveraging Ubuntu. You will be amazed how complex deployment instructions can be stored as charms and reused for consistent service orchestration using Juju. This is what we call DevOps Distilled.

Whether you are looking to build on public clouds like AWS or Rackspace, or create your own private cloud, this session will give you a clear road map on how to get there with Ubuntu.


Kyle MacDonald is Vice President of Cloud at Canonical. He is responsible for strategy and execution of the Ubuntu Cloud business. Past roles include serving as Chief Evangelist at, Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at Capital Partners, and executive leadership positions at Sun Microsystems including leading the Web 2.0, Internet, and next-gen service providers sector at Sun Microsystems.


Our second talk will get started at 8:15 during the second Breakout Session.

Title: Big Data Apps on OpenStack

The massive computing and storage resources that are needed to support big data applications make cloud environments an ideal fit, and more so OpenStack, which is open and is emerging as a standard for both public and private clouds. But managing your big data app is no walk in the park - configuration, orchestration, HA, auto-scaling are all quite hard to do - which is where Cloudify fits in.


Guy Korland is the VP of Research and Development at GigaSpaces.

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  • David R.

    Great breakout sessions. Everyone was getting involved in all the talks (not just OpenStack talks), and the presenters were great. Thanks so much to Mark Russell for stepping in for Kyle.

    June 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Trying to get in. Apparently not registered though I have a registration with cloudcamp email. Annoyed.

    June 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is a 2012 Cloud Expo pass a prereq to attend this talk? If so, is there a way to get a free one?

    June 4, 2012

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