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A recap from BACD Amsterdam

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On June 13th we had a Build a Cloud Day workshop in Schuberg Phillis offices in Amsterdam. We had a good crowd with a little over 30 people gathering to learn about CloudStack, its use cases, monitoring, PaaS, SDN and client tools. We had good fun and it was a very productive meeting.

We started off with a talk from Arjan Eriks from Schuberg Phillis, Arjan gave us a terrific overview of the Schuberg's culture and how the Cloud and DevOps processes naturally appeared within Schuberg. Their team oriented approach to customer support evolved to using CloudStack as their core IT solution to provide an agile infrastructure that meets the need of their customers. Adding to the Cloud infrastructure, a DevOps culture permeated Schuberg even before DevOps really existed. His slides below will give you a good idea of how a company moves to the Cloud and uses agile methods to make customers and employees "happy".

Following Arjan we had the chance to hear from Julien Pivoto (@roidelapluie) of Inuits an IT consulting company that helps its customers adopt open source solutions and embrace a DevOps culture. Julien presented the suite of open source monitoring tools that can be used to monitor a Cloud infrastructure at scale. From logstash, elasticsearch and Kibana, to collectd, graphite and riemann. Julien did a great job introducing all these tools and explaining how they stitch together to help automation of a 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.