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CloudStack European User Group Meeting

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CloudStack European User Group Meeting

SpeakerSummer meeting of CloudStack European User group.

As always, we will have some great speakers, the chance to meet with other CloudStack users, some beers and pizza

IMPORTANT NOTE: the last two user groups have sold out and we've had a waiting list for places. Please ensure you are able to attend before booking tickets


  • Welcome, introduction & CloudStack news roundup – Giles Sirett, ShapeBlue

  • Providing load balancing as a service by provisioning on-demand highly available load balancer pairs per tenant – can it work for CloudStack? - Samuel Bercovici, Radware

  • Designing a production ready CloudStack Cloud - Geoff Higginbottom, ShapeBlue

  • using a cloudstack powered public cloud- Antoine Coetsier, Exoscale

  • Creating a Docker Cloud - Sam Corbett, Cloudsoft

  • Running Desktop Workloads on CloudStack with Citrix XenDesktop – Donal Lafferty, Citrix

Giles Sirett is CEO & founder of ShapeBlue, the leading independent CloudStack integrator & consultancy. He is a committer and PMC member of the Apache CloudStack project and also Chairman of the European Cloudstack User Group. He has worked with many high-profile organisations, helping them strategise , design and implement CloudStack based clouds. Giles is an active contributor to the Apache CloudStack project and has spoken at all CloudStack Collaboration conferences, “Build an Open-source Cloud days” and many other events on the subject. When not boring his friends about CloudStack, Giles can be heard regularly boring people about his quest to become British Masters 100m freestyle champion. Don’t ask! 

Samuel Bercovici is director of product management at Radware in charge of integration of Radware's load balancer services with cloud systems such as OpenStack and VMware (vCD, vCAC).

Geoff Higginbottom is CTO of ShapeBlue and a leading global authority on the design of Cloud infrastructures based on CloudStack and CloudPlatform. He is a committer in the Apache Cloudstack project and has designed many global clouds for both public and private cloud use-cases. He combines his deep cloudstack knowledge with extensive experience in a range of network, storage and compute technologies. When not building clouds, Geoff likes to talk about building clouds.

 Antoine Coetsier is CEO at exoscale. With more than 10 years experience in the service provider business, Antoine oversees all aspects of the exoscale cloud platform. Antoine is also focused on industrialization and security, being a CCSK holder.

Sam Corbett is a senior software engineer at Cloudsoft. He expects your applications to run in any cloud. He has been contributing to the Brooklyn project since its inception and is excited to see it enter incubation at the Apache Software Foundation

Donal Lafferty is a Senior Software Development Engineer, Cloud Research & Integration at Citrix Systems. Donal’s focus at Citrix is cloud integration. He writes plugins for the Apache CloudStack cloudOS and extend existing Citrix products to take advantage of IaaS clouds.



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.