Build a Cloud Day: PuppetConf

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

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Build a Cloud Day: PuppetConf
The program is designed to expose attendees to the concepts and best practices around deploying cloud computing infrastructure.

Attendees should expect to learn how to deploy a cloud computing environment using CloudStack and other cloud infrastructure tools including those from Red Hat, Gluster, Puppet Labs and Opscode that automate server and network configuration for building highly available cloud computing environments.

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 Beyond the Basics: An Absolutely Fictitious Case Study – Ben Ford (Puppet Labs)

4:30 - 5:15 Using Cloudstack and Amazon EC2 to Scale Your Fast-Paced Development Environment - Brian Bullard, 5th Planet Games

Using private and public cloud together to scale out your development and live environments along with lessons learned along the way and how IAAS has helped me manage a company that have grown 10x in size over the last 2 years.

5:15 - 6:00 GlusterFS for Sys Admins - John Mark Walker (Red Hat)

GlusterFS represents a dramatic departure from traditional backend storage solutions. In this talk, attendees will get a technical dive into GlusterFS from the Sys Admin perspective, including a study of implementation scenarios. Well explore such topics as enterprise storage strategy, data access methods, the elegant simplicity of scaling both out and up, the strength of redundancy and fault tolerance, and ways to boost performance.

We'll 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.