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The Beginner's Guide to Apache CloudStack Series! Part 1 - an Intro to Apache CloudStack

Last week, the CloudStack Silicon Valley Users Group held a meetup in Sunnyvale, CA at NetApp. Thank you to Kim White, Ray Mar and NetApp for hosting our group on Thursday evening!

John Kinsella kicked off the night with an introduction of our speaker, Geoff Higginbottom, and a quick reminder about the CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe held in Budapest, Hungary on November 19-21st, 2014. The schedule is now available. Register now! ApacheCon Europe will be co-located with the CloudStack Collaboration Conference from November 17-21st, 2014.

Our guest speaker for the evening was Geoff Higginbottom, CTO of ShapeBlue Ltd and a leading CloudStack implementation specialist. Geoff has designed numerous Apache CloudStack and Citrix CloudPlatform Cloud Infrastructures, for both Public and Private Cloud use cases. Geoff regularly speaks at the CloudStack European User Group and designed and delivers a very successful CloudStack 2 Day Bootcamp course (which has been delivered around the globe). We were very lucky that Geoff happened to be in the US helping a CloudStack User get their cloud up and running last week. He took time to speak at the CloudStack Silicon Valley User group giving insights on designing CloudStack clouds and answering numerous questions from the attendees!

Geoff started off the meetup with an introduction to CloudStack and gave a live demonstration of the technology.

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The slides for An Intro to Apache CloudStack are available here.

After the introduction to CloudStack, Geoff shared his significant experience of designing CloudStack Clouds, summarizing a tried and tested approach.

The Slides to Designing a Production Ready CloudStack Cloud are available here.

Our sponsor, NetApp offered to record both sessions and the video will be posted in about two weeks.

On behalf of the organizers (John Kinsella, Animesh Chaturvedi, Ilya Musayef and myself), we want to thank NetApp for hosting the CloudStack Silicon Valley Users Group and providing a spacious venue, pizza and beer for the CloudStackers.

Feedback comments & ratings:

"Geoff presented information on a variety of levels - All of it useful and actionable!"

The meetup received a total of 4.5 stars out of 5. Thanks to those who voted!

The next CloudStack meetup is going to be held on Thursday, October 9th at CA Technologies in Santa Clara, CA. Click here to RSVP!

Do you want to attend the next CloudStack meetup in the Silicon Valley? Become a member of our growing group and join us for pizza, beer and CloudStack talks! Visit: http://www.meetup.com/CloudStack-Silicon-Valley-User-Group/

 

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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. 

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