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Building a Cloud in San Diego

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build-a-cloud-dayIf you’re attending LISA, or just happen to be in San Diego, come join us next Friday (December 14) for a Build A Cloud Day (BACD).

From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., we’ll be running several sessions on cloud computing that will be worthwhile for anybody thinking about building out their own cloud. Sessions include:

  • Xen Cloud Platform (yours truly)
  • Delivering IaaS with CloudStack (David Nalley, Apache CloudStack)
  • Automatic Configuration of Your Cloud with Puppet (Kelsey Hightower, Puppet Labs)
  • Proper Instrumentation and Monitoring of CloudStack (Floyd Strimling, Zenoss)
  • Scaling Storage with Ceph (Ross Turk, Inktank)
  • Paving the Way to IT-as-a-Service (Rajesh Ramchandani, CumuLogic)
  • Case Study: Continuous Delivery of a Cloud-Based Service (Pete Erickson, MindTouch)

The events are free, low-key, and there’s a lot of opportunity to ask questions during sessions and afterwards. If you’re still checking out cloud computing, getting ready to do a proof-of-concept, or interested in lessons learned along the way, you should show up.

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On February 28th and 29th we held a Virtual Build a Cloud Day event to educate users on how to combine open source software into an infrastructure-as-a-service cloud. We know that not everyone could attend all the great talks so we have made the recordings and presentations available for viewing at your leisure. All video broadcasts and slide decks are now available online:

The presentations include:

These presentations were presented by some of the world's biggest experts in Cloud Computing and open source software and we hope you find them valuable.

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Recap: Build a Cloud Day Boston

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At last week's USENIX LISA  we had the opportunity to teach users how to build and manage open source cloud computing environments using open source software at Build a Cloud Day Boston.  Our program featured presentations from Chef, CloudStack, Gluster, Puppet and Zenoss.  Our next Build an Open Source Cloud Day will be at the Southern California Linux Expo on January 20th, 2011 in Los Angeles. Here are the slides from some of the presentations.

CloudStack Community Manager, David Nalley gave an introduction to CloudStack for delivering infrastructure-as-a-service.

Opscode Technical Evangelist, Sean OMeara gave an introduction to Chef for Server Provisioning and Automation

Zenoss engineer and monitoring ninja, Simon Jakesch, discussed how to use Zenoss Core to manage "cloud infrastructure".

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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.