Virtual Event- Building Next-Generation IaaS: LINBIT, Apache CloudStack & Ampere

On October 10th, ShapeBlue, together with the leading SDS vendor LINBIT and the first Cloud Native Processor supplier – Ampere, are hosting a 1-day virtual event, which will delve into how IaaS providers can build a super-fast and reliable infrastructure while ensuring cost efficiency and reducing carbon footprints.

In today’s economy, where staying competitive is paramount, IaaS providers and cloud builders are constantly seeking ways to optimize their operations, reduce costs, and enhance performance. This pursuit of efficiency often leads companies to explore innovative technologies that can reshape their IT infrastructure and ensure long-term reliability.

The virtual event organised by LINBIT, Ampere and ShapeBlue will explore how the synergy between ARM (developed by Ampere), Apache CloudStack and LINBIT’s cutting-edge storage solutions can empower companies to build a next-generation IaaS and achieve a formidable price-to-performance ratio.

Ampere’s flagship chips offer a compelling suite of advantages for cloud computing, encompassing enhanced performance, energy efficiency, scalability, memory capabilities, AI support, security features, virtualization compatibility, cost-effectiveness, and future-proofing. These factors collectively contribute to improving the overall efficiency, capabilities, and competitiveness of cloud computing services. Bundled with high-performance and reliable storage like LINBIT and an easy-to-deploy and use IaaS solution like Apache CloudStack, they seem to be a turnkey solution for cloud builders.

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LINBIT SDS Brief On Bare Metal Ampere Altra Family

Before we dive into the details, we encourage all our readers to take a moment to explore the LINBIT and Ampere solution brief. The brief offers a comprehensive overview of how this powerful partnership can transform your company’s infrastructure. It provides valuable insights, architectural information, and a deeper understanding of the benefits which can be gained.

Event Agenda

Webinar 1: What’s New in Apache CloudStack and LINBIT SDS

4pm CET

• Delve into the dynamic open-source market landscape, highlighting the latest changes and challenges.

• Explore the key features introduced in CloudStack 4.18 and get a sneak peek into the exciting developments coming in 4.19.

• Discover how you can connect with the vibrant ACS community at the upcoming CloudStack Collaboration Conference 2023 in Paris.

• Engage in a lively Q&A session to have your questions answered.

Webinar 2: CloudStack and LINBIT SDS

5pm CET

Explore in details the integration between Apache CloudStack and LINBIT. Join us for a technical demo, led by Andrija Panic, Cloud Ardhitect at ShapeBlue and Rene Peinthor, LINSTOR Developer, LINBIT.

Webinar 3: Ampere + LINBIT + CloudStack – enabling cloud builders to build a powerful but cost-effective and simple-to-manage solution

6pm CET

• Explore the benefits to users adopting ARM

• Discuss the carbon footprint and efficiency of ARM

• Delve into the growing adoption of ARM compute in the enterprise community

• Discuss how ARM can be utilized for specialised infrastructure challenges

• Learn about the growing interest from the CloudStack community towards ARM

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Meet the Speakers

Giles Sirett

Giles is the Chairman of the CloudStack European User Group, a PMC member of the project, as well as the CEO of ShapeBlue. Giles can regularly be heard speaking at events around the globe, delivering visionary talks on cloud computing adoption and more specifically on CloudStack technologies.


Philipp Reisner

Philipp Reisner is one of the founders and CEO of LINBIT in Vienna/Austria. He holds a Dipl.-Ing. (comparable to MSc) degree in computer science from Technical University in Vienna. His professional career has been dominated by developing DRBD, a storage replication software for Linux.


Rene Peinthor

Rene is a LINSTOR developer. Rene was one of the first developers to oversee a DRBD resource deployed by LINSTOR, and has been a Software Developer at LINBIT since 2017.



Andrija Panic

Andrija is a PMC member to the Apache CloudStack project. For his day job, he works as a Cloud Architect at ShapeBlue, where he spends most of his time designing and implementing IaaS solutions based on Apache CloudStack.



Peter Pouliot

Peter works as a Senior Developer Advocate at Ampere.





With LINBIT SDS the company creates a high performing Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solution using Linux OS for shared block storage which integrates with the relevant cloud and virtualization systems. With the LINBIT SDS solution, common-off-the-shelf hardware is turned into blazingly fast, reliable block storage.

About Ampere

Ampere is a modern semiconductor company designing the future of hyperscale cloud and edge computing with the world’s first Cloud Native Processors. Built for the sustainable cloud with a modern 64-bit Arm server-based architecture, Ampere works with leading cloud service providers to enable them to accelerate the delivery of all cloud computing applications. With industry-leading cloud performance, power efficiency and scalability, Ampere processors are tailored for the continued growth of cloud and edge computing.

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