Build a Cloud Day: Puppetconf

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1675 Owens Street, UCSF/Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA

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12:00 - 12:15 Welcome: Joe Brockmeier, Open Source Cloud Computing Evangelist, Citrix

Will kick off the event with a review of the program and short talk on cloud computing.

12:15 - 1:15 Delivering IaaS with CloudStack: David Nalley, Apache CloudStack

Apache CloudStack is arguably one of the most mature, frequently deployed IaaS platforms - having been used in multi-national public clouds, and private clouds scaling to tens of thousands of physical compute nodes, well look at considerations for deploying CloudStack and how to gain the most efficiency from your deployment.

1:15 - 2:15 Practice your Cloud-Fu with Scalr: Sebastian Stadil, CEO Scalr

Multi-cloud this! Orchestrate that! In this amazing presentation of Cloud-Fu, Sebastian Stadil, founder of the open source cloud management software Scalr, will demonstrate basic to advanced katas for building applications on the cloud that are resilient to pesky failures.

2:15 - 2:30 Break

2:30 - 3:30 Your Competitive Advantage in the Cloud - John M. Willis, EnStratus

As IT goes through a tectonic shift from cost center to profit center, the importance of IT operations is also being redefined. If you are primarily worried about uptime and server-to-admin ratios, you are already behind the times. Todays top performing operations professionals are obsessed with how they can enable the business to innovate quicker, react quicker to market and competitive demands, and scale up for the win. With a heathy doses of DevOps, Lean thinking, infrastructure as code, and open source tools like RunDeck, Puppet and Chef, these top performers are turning their operations from a necessary cost center into a strategic weapon.

3:30 - 4:30 Puppet Talk TBD

4:30 - 5:30 TBD

5:30 - 6:00 BACD Close

Well close out the day a summary of the talks and group discussion.


Citrix supports the open source community via developer support and evangeslism. We have a number of developers and evangelists that participate actively in the open source community in Apache Cloudstack, OpenDaylight, Xen Project and XenServer. We also conduct educational activities via the Build A Cloud events held all over the world.