Build an Open Source Cloud Day - Antwerp

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Duboisstraat 50, 2060 Antwerpen, Belgium

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    Feb 03 2012 at 09:00 AM - Feb 03 2012 at 05:00 PM
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    We will be collaborating with INTUITS an open source services firm in Belgium to provide an open source cloud computing day.
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Build a Cloud Day  will be dedicated to teaching users how to build and manage a cloud computing environment using free and open source software. The program is designed to expose attendees to the concepts and best practices around deploying cloud computing infrastructure.

This event is being hosted by Inuits. Inuits,  the leading Benelux Open Source and devopsConsultancy, looks at an Open Source adoption from different angles not only the typically technical side but also the human, management, financial, marketing, ... side.

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.

Tentative schedule is as follows. [We are constantly adding additional cloud computing experts from the open source community to broaden the program.]

Please register for this event on the CloudStack site so we can get an accurate headcount for food and beverages.  

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Duboisstraat 50
2060 Antwerp, Belgium

9:00 - 9:45 : Crash Course on Open Source Cloud Computing - Mark Hinkle, Director, Cloud Computing Community, Citrix

We'll kick off the day reviewing the program with attendees and gathering information so we can tailor the program to best address the needs and experience level of the audience. We'll quickly will cut through the hype and quickly clarify the ontology for cloud computing. The bulk of the conversation will focus on the open source software that can be used to build compute clouds (infrastructure-as-a-service) and the complementary open source management tools that can be combined to automate the management of cloud computing environments. The discussion will appeal to anyone who has a good grasp of traditional data center infrastructure but is struggling with the benefits and migration path to a cloud computing environment. Systems administrators and IT generalists will leave the discussion with a general overview of the options at their disposal to effectively build and manage their own cloud computing environments using free and open source software.

9:45 - 10:45:  Xen Cloud Platform - Lars Kurth, 

XCP combines the Xen hypervisor with enhanced security, storage, and network virtualization technologies to offer a rich set of virtualinfrastructure cloud services. These XCP cloud services can beleveraged by cloud providers to enable isolation and multi-tenancy capabilities in their environments. XCP also provides the user requirements of security, availability, performance, and isolation for private and public cloud deployments.

10:45 - 11:00:  Break

11:00 - 12:15:  Build Your Cloud -CloudStack - David Nalley, CloudStack Community Manager

Cloudstack is an open source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) software platform available under the GPLv3 license, which enables users to build, manage and deploy compute cloud environments. The community edition is based on the latest, leading edge features and bits that the team of engineers are working on and is supported by our open source community.

Using CloudStack a free and open source cloud computing software to build a private cloud. During the training attendees will be instructed on how to install Cloudstack to manage virtual infrastructure in a private cloud computing configuration. At the conclusion of the Build a Private Cloud section users will have the knowledge needed to create a simple private cloud computing environment.

12:15 - 1:15: Lunch

We will break for lunch after the morning session, lunch will be provided.

1:15 - 2:15: Automatic Configuration of Your Cloud with Puppet, Carl Caum, PuppetLabs

The shift to cloud-based services has dramatically altered the IT landscape as we know it. Enterprise infrastructure borders have expanded beyond the firewall and now include hosted applications and infrastructure hosted in public and private clouds. Puppet helps DevOps teams meet their common objectives, creating a seamless IT infrastructure across departments, reducing cost and increasing productivity.

This training section will cover deploying cloud infrastructure automatically using Puppet, an open source configuration management and automation tool.The session will cover the following topics:

Configuring Puppet and Puppetmaster

Resource Types and the Resource Abstration Layer

Virtual Resources, Exported Resources and Stored Configs

2:15 - 2:30 - Break

2:30 - 3:30: Monitoring the Cloud with Zenoss Core, David Nalley, Zenoss Master 

The presentation will give an overview of the Zenoss Core management platform. Attendees will also learn how to install Zenoss Core, add devices and send alerts based on conditions within your cloud computing infrastructure.

Zenoss Core is an open source IT monitoring product that delivers the functionality to effectively manage the configuration, health, performance of networks, servers and applications through a single, integrated software package.

3:30 - 4:30 Devops the Future is Here - Kris Buytaert, INUITS

We've come a long way since introducing new ideas in server automation and deployment, and also in creating a culture of collaboration between the traditional silos in organizations. But how does this impact the traditional sysadmin world? Are we all a DevOps now? Does a DevOps person = sysadmin 2.0? Will DevOps put us out of a job? I will give a brief overview of how culture, workflow, and behavior have evolved. After evaluating the past and the present, I will tallk about the future, identifying technical gaps in monitoring, packaging, and data collection and identifying emerging human, organizational evolutions.
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