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Virtual Build A Cloud Day (July 10th)

Virtual Build A Cloud Day (July 10th)
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    Jul 10 2012 at 10:30 AM - Jul 10 2012 at 06:30 PM
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    Join us on July 10th for a Virtual Build a Cloud Day webinar featuring top open source cloud experts and strategists talking about PaaS.
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Join us on July 10th for a Virtual Build a Cloud Day webinar featuring top open source cloud experts and strategists. This day-long virtual event will focus on the open source technologies you can use to build, manage and deploy an application in an open source cloud computing environment.
Program will include speakers from CloudStack,, Ceph, Scalr, Hadoop, ActiveState, and

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*Note that all times are Eastern (GMT -5)

• 10:30 - 11:00 “ Introduction to Open Source Cloud Computing”, Mark R. Hinkle, Senior Director, Cloud Computing Community, Citrix
• 11:00 - 11:30 “Xen Cloud Platform”, Mike McClurg, XenServer Senior Engineer and XCP Project Lead, Citrix
• 11:30 - 12:30 “Delivering IaaS with CloudStack”, David Nalley, Committer, Apache CloudStack
• 12:30 - 1:30 Break
• 1:30 -2:45 “Scaling Storage with Ceph”, Ross Turk, VP of Community, Inktank
• 2:45 - 3:30 “Deploying Private PaaS with ActiveState Stackato”, Diane Mueller, Director Cloud Evangelism, ActiveState
• 3:30 - 3:45 Break
• 3:45-4:30 “Public and Private Cloud Management with Scalr”, Sebastian Stadil, CEO, Scalr
• 4:30-5:15 “Apache Hadoop, Now and Beyond”, Jim Walker, Director of Product Marketing, Hortonworks
• 5:15 - 6:00 “Case Study: Extending CloudStack to Authenticate Third-Party Services”, Will Stevens, CloudOps
• 6:00 - 6:15 - Closing - Geralyn Miller, Principal Cloud Evangelist, Citrix

Session Abstracts:

"Introduction to Open Source Cloud Computing", Mark Hinkle, Senior Director Cloud Computing Community, Citrix
Very few trends in IT have generated as much buzz as cloud computing. This session will cut through the hype and clarify what cloud computing is, what the use cases are, and what open source software exists to build and manage clouds. The discussion will appeal to systems administrators, IT generalists, and developers...anybody who wants to create a cloud computing environment on their own hardware in their own data centers and deploy applications to this cloud.

"Xen Cloud Platform”, Mike McClurg, Senior Engineer, Engineering
The Xen Cloud Platform is an open-source, enterprise-ready server virtualization platform. It is based on the Xen hypervisor, and represents the common code base for Citrix's XenServer product line. This talk will give an introduction to XCP, and how it relates to both the Xen hypervisor and to Citrix's XenServer. We will cover XCP's XenAPI and how it can be used by two of the most popular cloud orchestration frameworks, CloudStack and OpenStack. Finally, we'll discuss the XCP "roadmap," and our plans for the future of XCP.

"Delivering IaaS with CloudStack", David Nalley, Committer, Apache CloudStack
Apache Cloudstack is an open source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) software platform which enables users to build, manage and deploy compute cloud environments. Learn from David Nalley, a committer on the Apache CloudStack project, how to use CloudStack to build a private cloud computing environment.

"Scaling Storage with Ceph", Ross Turk, VP of Community, Inktank
Ceph is an open source distributed object store, network block device, and file system designed for reliability, performance, and scalability. It runs on commodity hardware, has no single point of failure, and is supported by the Linux kernel. This talk will describe the Ceph architecture, share its design principles, and discuss how it can be part of a cost-effective, reliable cloud stack.

"Deploying Private PaaS with ActiveState Stackato”, Diane Mueller, Director Cloud Evangelism, ActiveState
This session will cover building and deploying a Private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) on CloudStack. Diane Mueller, ActiveState's Cloud Evangelist will be showing how to deploy ActiveState's Stackato, an enterprise-ready multi-lingual Private PaaS that runs on any cloud and supports deploying and managing web & mobile applications in any language including Java, .Net, Python, Perl, PHP Ruby, Node.js, Clojure, Scala and Erlang - to name a few. Using the CloudStack UI, she'll demonstrate how to configure and deploy the PaaS and then show how easy it is to push a live application in under an hour.

“Public and Private Cloud Management with Scalr”, Sebastian Stadil, CEO, Scalr
In this talk, we'll see how a best-of-breed cloud management tool can help get stuff done faster, and enable scenarios like public cloud prototyping prior to in-house transfer, hybrid cloud deployments for higher availability, and cloud-bursting. Specifically, we'll see how the open source cloud management project Scalr integrates with AWS and CloudStack, and the new levels of automation and control it affords you, from Scalr co-founder Sebastian Stadil and his extensive experience in building highly available systems at scale.

“Apache Hadoop, Now and Beyond”, Jim Walker, Director of Product Marketing, Hortonworks
Hadoop is an open source project that allows you to gain insight from massive amounts of structured and unstructured data quickly and without significant investment. It is shifting the way many traditional organizations think of analytics and business models. While it is deigned to take advantage of cheap commodity hardware, it is also perfect for the cloud as it is built to scale up or down without system interruption. In this session, Jim Walker will provide an overview of Apache Hadoop and its current state of adoption in and out of the cloud.

“Case Study: Extending CloudStack to Authenticate Third-Party Services”, Will Stevens, CloudOps
CloudStack provides a stable compute stack that provides great features and performance for the virtual machine functionality (compute service). However, mature cloud solutions must offer more than just virtual machines to their customers, whether they are internal IT users of an enterprise cloud or customers of a cloud hosting service provider. This talk will address how CloudOps, in partnership with cloud hosting provider, worked to extend Cloudstack to connect to other services such as an object store service, based on OpenStack Swift.

Speaker Biographies:

Mark Hinkle
Senior Director of Cloud Computing Community, Citrix Systems
Mark Hinkle is the Senior Director of Cloud Computing Community at Citrix Systems where he is responsible for promoting their open source projects, Xen hypervisor and Apache CloudStack. For the last 15 years Mark has been heavily involved in the promotion of open source software and its application to systems management. Previous to Citrix, Mark served as VP of Community at and Zenoss Inc. , was the VP of Strategy and Corporate Development at Emu Software, and the Editor-in-Chief of LinuxWorld Magazine.

Diane Mueller
Director Cloud Evangelism, ActiveState Software, Inc.
Diane Mueller is a leading cloud technology advocate and is the author of numerous articles and white papers on emerging technology. At ActiveState, she works with enterprise IT and community developers to evangelize the next revolution of cloud computing - private platform-as-a-service. She is instrumental in identifying, building, and positioning ActiveState's Stackato cloud application platform. She has been designing and implementing products and applications embedded into mission critical financial and accounting systems at F500 corporations for over 20 years. Diane Mueller is actively involved in the efforts of OASIS/TOSCA Technical Committee working on Cloud Application Portability, works on the XML Financial Standard, XBRL, and has served on the Board of Directors of XBRL International. She currently works as the ActiveState Cloud Evangelist.

Sebastian Stadil
CEO, Scalr
Sebastian is your typical munchkin, min-maxing everything he possibly can, and applying this special know-how to Scalr. When not being a complete nerd, he runs the Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Group, consisting of about 5500 members who meet monthly to trade war stories from operating infrastructure. Prior to founding Scalr, Sebastian had a social life and enjoyed skiing, juggling, and getting his butt kicked playing rugby.

Ross Turk
VP of Community, Inktank
Ross Turk is Vice President of Community for Inktank, responsible for building a strategic relationship with users, contributors, and the open source community. Ross brings more than 15 years of experience creating software, managing complex IT systems, and helping companies understand and serve developers. Before joining Inktank, Ross managed developer communities for Talend, Alcatel-Lucent and, the world’s largest open source community. In the more distant past, Ross ran the engineering team for SourceForge and provided architectural leadership.

Jim Walker
Director of Product Marketing, Hortonworks
Jim is a recovering developer, professional marketer and amateur photographer, with nearly twenty years experience building products and developing emerging technologies. During his career, he has brought over ten products to market in a variety of fields, including data loss prevention, master data management and now big data. At Hortonworks, Jim drives the go to market strategy for the Hortonworks Data Platform and is a evangelist for the open source Apache Hadoop community.

Will Stevens
Lead Developer, CloudOps
Will Stevens is the lead developer for CloudOps, a firm specializing on building and managing open-core cloud infrastructures for SaaS vendors, enterprises and service providers. In this role, Will contributes to both the planning and execution of the software development portion of CloudOps projects from user interface to new service integration.

David Nalley
Committer, Apache CloudStack
David Nalley is a Committer on the Apache CloudStack project. In addition he’s a long time contributor to the Fedora Project, where among other things he is currently serving on the Fedora Project Board. He's also a recovering sysadmin with a decade of ops experience.

Mike McClurg
XenServer Senior Engineer and XCP Project Lead, Citrix
Mike McClurg is a software engineer at Citrix, where his primary role is XenServer Toolstack developer. A self described "functional programming language junkie," he took the job at Citrix to work with one of the largest commercial, open-source projects written in OCaml. A lover of all things open-source, he quickly moved on to lead the Xen Cloud Platform project, Citrix's open source virtualization platform that is the basis of XenServer. In his spare time you'll find him either buried in the OCaml compiler's source code, or on the river training for competitive rowing.


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.