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OpenStack Summit 2013: OpenStack High Availability in Grizzly and Beyond

This is a session titled “More Reliable, More Resilient, More Redundant: OpenStack High Availability in Grizzly and Beyond.” The presenter is Florian Haas from Hastexo (@hastexo). Florian is one of the founders of Hastexo, which is a services firm that provides OpenStack services, among other things.

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OpenStack Summit 2013: OpenStack Back to the Enterprise, Keep Calm and Boldly Go On

This is a session titled “OpenStack Back to the Enterprise: Keep Calm and Boldly Go.” The session is led by Florian Otel (@florianotel on Twitter), with HP Cloud Services in EMEA. The purpose of this talk is to share some of the “lessons learned” in how to position OpenStack to enterprise customers and overcome their objections.

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OpenStack Summit 2013: Networking In the Cloud, an SDN Primer

This is a session titled “Networking in the cloud: An SDN primer.” It’s led by Ben Cherian, Chief Strategy Officer for Midokura. Ben indicates he’ll try to remain as impartial as possible while attempting to describe and define SDN.

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OpenStack Summit 2013: OpenStack Capacity Planning

This is a liveblog of a session titled “OpenStack Capacity Planning.” The presenter starts out with a shout-out to the OpenStack Operations Guide that was recently written.

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Network Overlays vs. Network Virtualization

Dan Wendlandt said something today in the NVP deep dive session (liveblog of the session here) that really crystallized something for me. I thought perhaps I might be the only one that was seeing a trend, but Dan’s comment leads me to believe there are others seeing this trend as well. Here’s the quote, taken from my liveblog of the session:

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OpenStack Summit 2013: Building HA OpenStack with Puppet in 20 Minutes

This is a liveblog of a session on using Puppet to build a highly available (HA) installation of OpenStack. The presenter is Boris Renski of Mirantis.

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OpenStack Summit 2013: Considerations for Building a Private Cloud, Folsom Update

This is a live blog for the session titled “Considerations for Building a Private Cloud, Folsom Update,” led by Ryan Richard of Rackspace (@rackninja on Twitter). As with other sessions here at the 2013 OpenStack Summit, this session is totally full, with people standing in the back, sitting on the floor along the sides, and seated on the floor across the front.

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OpenStack Summit 2013: Nicira NVP Deep Dive

This is a “201 level” technical deep dive on Nicira Network Virtualization Platform (NVP). It was supposed to be led by Brad Hedlund, but due to unforeseen circumstances Brad was unable to make it to the Summit. Instead, Dan Wendlandt is leading the session. Dan, if you aren’t familiar, was the former Quantum PTL. I’m already familiar with all of this stuff (naturally), but wanted to sit in this session so that I could liveblog it for others’ benefit.

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OpenStack Summit 2013: Getting from Grizzly to Havana, a DevOps Upgrade Pattern

This session is led by Rob Hirschfeld of Dell and—as the session title implies—focuses on orchestrating OpenStack upgrades. Rob, in case you were not aware, has been extensively involved in OpenStack and is a founder (co-founder?) of the Crowbar project.

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Technology Short Take #31

Welcome to Technology Short Take #31, my irregularly published series that takes a look at links, posts, articles, and thoughts from around the web related to core data center technologies. I hope that you find something useful!

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