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Getting started in OpenStack

Where are all the cloud engineers? There are a growing number of use cases in OpenStack. Telco’s are getting excited about OpenStack and enabling Network Function Virtualisation – i.e. the ability to deploy virtualised appliances over Software-Defined Networks (SDN). Financial organisations are also seriously considering OpenStack, and typically, financial IT rarely changes quickly. Companies like […]

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The OpenStack Story – and why it’s not Virtualisation!

OpenStack is a fairly young project in terms of IT technology. It began when Rackspace and NASA jointly developed their own Infrastructure as a Service and launched their free cloud platform in 2010. We’ve only really started to see its adoption in the past two to three years. A new version of OpenStack is released […]

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Event Report: OpenStack Summit Day 3

Thursday was the final day of the main conference with the design conference continuing into Friday. I took the opportunity to browse the large marketplace where vendors make their various pitches. Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is one of the big buzzwords at this conference. Whilst it will have little impact in the HPC sphere, it […]

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Event Report: OpenStack Summit Day 2

Day two of the conference has seen developers getting down to business in the technical track. I attended some of the sessions and was able to make some contributions to working groups who are looking to improve monitoring and logging and contribute to sessions dedicated to OpenStack upgrades which are complex and frequently problematic. Having […]

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Event Report: OpenStack Summit Day 1

The OpenStack Summit occurs twice a year, a week or so after the latest release and it is usually held in a different city each time. The summit provides a chance to get a snapshot of where the technology is heading, the current challenges posed along with various success stories and lessons learned along the […]

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OpenStack Summit

Venue: Grand Prince International Convention Center & Hotels, 3-13-1 Takanawa Minato, Tokyo 108-8612, Japan For further information please visit:

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Keeping up to date with OpenStack

In my newly appointed role as OpenStack engineer at OCF, I’m responsible for engaging with UK academia, large enterprise, and research organisations to help design and integrate HPC systems incorporating the open-source and commercially supported versions of OpenStack. As part of on-going training and development, I recently expanded my OpenStack knowledge when I spent a […]

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Cloud for Scientific Research

Most universities have some form of cloud infrastructure in place already, for both graduate level students and staff, such as Office365 or Drop Box; HR, payroll or finance services. But, cloud is only just taking off with university-based, post-grad researchers. Researchers want to be able to access research data without delays, and they want a […]

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