Yesterday evening, the CloudStack Silicon Valley Users Group held a meetup in Palo Alto, CA at SAP Labs. Thank you to Alex Graebe and SAP Labs for hosting our group!
John Kinsella kicked off the night with an introduction of our speakers, Mike Tutkowski and Andrew Kirch, and a quick reminder about ApacheCon North America 2015. The call for proposals is open until February 1st, 2015 so submit your proposal today!
Our guest speakers for the evening were Mike Tutkowski, a member of the CloudStack PMC, and Andrew Kirch, Community Manager at Zenoss. Mike Tutkowski develops software for the Apache CloudStack project to help drive improvements in its storage component and to integrate SolidFire more deeply into the product. Andrew Kirch works directly with product users every day. He has over 10 years of experience as a Systems/Network Administrator, with specialization including SNMP and network monitoring.
Mike started off the meetup by going over the basics of primary storage in CloudStack and discussing the challenges of guaranteeing storage performance in a cloud. Then he reviewed the CloudStack enhancements in detail, outlined the management benefits they provide and discussed common go-to-market approaches. The presentation slides for Guaranteeing Storage Performance in CloudStack by Mike Tutkowski can be found here.