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CloudStack Collab EU 2013 - A Cloud Conference for Users
Are you looking to run your own cloud computing environment and want to interface with other users? Are you trying to cut through the hype and find out how to really run a cloud? Are you looking for a great personal conference that is run by users not marketing dollars? Then you should be in Amsterdam next week at the CloudStack Collaboration Conference. It's a user run confererence designed to bring the users, developers and other supporters of Apache CloudStack to collaborate on the development and best practices for running cloud computing.
Just One Word - Plastic DevOps
As the cloud computing has accelerated the time to deployment for infrastructure the need to keep up with our capibilities is leading to a culture change, DevOps. The methodologies and practices used to fully utilize cloud computing are being championed by the elite operators of Cloud Computing infrastructure. The CloudStack Collaboration Conference has a full program to help provide some of the best thinking on devops and cloud all in one place.
Dell's Chief DevOps Evangelist and the co-host of the popular DevOps Cafe podcast will be talking about how the principles of DevOps combined with the emerging trend in Software Defined Networking(SDN) are driving the cloud.
Cloud provider Exoscale's CTO Pierre-Yves Ritschard, will talk about how the approach to delivering infrastructure should be simiiliar to the way developers deliver software using agile methodologies in his Infrastructure as a Code talk.
One of the most interesting speakers at the event is Mark Burgess who is a pioneer in systems management and theory around configuration management. As the founder of CFengine and a researcher he has come up with a number of theories around managing complex systems that are leading the thinking on how to manage large scale system infrastructure. If you want to really geek out on the topic his new book, In Search of Certainty is a must read.
If you are a movie buff like me you probably appreciate the similiarities in my rant to that in the 1966 film starring Dustin Hoffman. Just like plastic, I think DevOps will be everywhere in the next few years.
Industry Leaders Support Apache CloudStack
Besides the volunteers and users there is pretty broad corporate support behind Apache CloudStack and the CloudStack Collaboration conference. Citrix obviously has a big stake in the success of Apache CloudStack but we have seen a number of other technology companies stepup and sponsor the CloudStack Collaboration Conference: Juniper Networks, Sungard and Akami are all platinum sponsors. CA, NetApp, Splunk and VMware are also Gold sponsors of the event. There's also a variety of well-known and emerging tech companies like TrendMicro, CloudBees, Opscode, InkTank Solidfire and many, many more all helping to support what promises to be a great event.
Sign Up Today!
There are still tickets available and they are going fast so register for your ticket at the CloudStack Collaboration website. We hope to see you there!