"Mix-and-match your Cloud"

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Please join us at 6:30pm on Thursday, January 15th, 2015 for our second OpenStack NYC Enterprise Meet Up where we’ll discuss some approaches to adopting OpenStack within your organization. We will also learn about Open vStorage, the fastest instance storage for OpenStack. Following the discussion we’ll have live music and drinks courtesy of Rackspace.

Space is limited, so please reserve your spot now by signing up at: http://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-for-Enterprises-NYC/. Also, please bring a state issued ID with you to the event.


6:30 – 6:50pm: Welcome
6:50 – 7:15pm: Working with OpenStack verses VMWare
7:15 – 7:30pm: Break: Build your OpenStack cloud
7:30– 8:00pm: HyperFast OpenStack Storage
8:00 – 8:10pm: Break: OpenStack Trivia
8:10 – 8:25pm: Trove Day by Tesora
8:25 – 9:00pm: Networking, Live Music and Drinks

Working with OpenStack verses VMWare

This talk is intended to provide a comprehensive review of the architecture design difference between deploying an OpenStack cloud and deploying a VMWare ESX cluster. For the past years, VMWare has been pretty much the industry leader for virtualization. With that, most of us have built up quite a bit of knowledge on it. Sort of modeled our minds around it. So how do you mentally move from VMWare thinking over to OpenStack thinking? Please join us to review some of the major design considerations when transitioning from VMWare to OpenStack. Hoping to educate some of us old virtualization dogs with some new cloud tricks.

HyperFast OpenStack Storage
During this session we will discuss the current status of OpenStack storage projects and give an overview of the new features in Open vStorage 2.0. Open vStorage is an open-source project with a single focus: offer the fastest Virtual Machine storage for OpenStack. With Open vStorage we have built technology which has the features of high-end SANs (performance, zero-copy snapshots, thin cloning) but is also scale-out and low-cost, like object storage solutions. Open vStorage combines the best of both worlds. With Open vStorage you can seamlessly scale your storage by adding more disks.

CloudFounders (@CloudFounders):
CloudFounders brings together leading experts from the world of cloud, datacenter and IT services. The team includes people instrumental in the development of clouds and datacenters at Level 3, PSInet, and Dedigate part of Terremark/Verizon. The team has also brought successful datacenter technology to the market with Q-Layer`s Private Virtual Datacenter and VirtualBox, both now part of Oracle and Datacenter Technologies PureDisk technology which was acquired by Symantec.

Wim Provoost (@wimpers_be) is product manager at CloudFounders for the open-source project Open vStorage. Wim Provoost has been with the company since its inception in 2007. He holds a master degree in computer science engineering and a master degree in economics.

Trove Day by Tesora
Talk is reserved for monthly review of the leading DBaaS providers on the market. This is with the idea it compliments what OpenStack offers many organization. This month we are featuring Tesora, who is the largest contributor to the Trove project within OpenStack. Tesora can not be here in person, so we will review two videos shared with the meetup group from Tesora. Come learn more about Trove and Tesora!