CloudStack European User Group – November 2015 | Case Studies

An intimate feel at yesterday’s European User Group only seemed to encourage discussion, and despite slightly lower numbers than usual we managed to run a little late! Hosted by our friends at Trend Micro here in London, we started with lunch, and once everyone had eaten it was down to business. Giles Sirett (chairman of the user group) sent his apologies, as he was unable to assume his usual meetup duties. Hosting was therefore down to Paul Angus and me (Steve Roles). I started by welcoming everyone to the group, briefly running through the agenda and talking about the recent […]

CloudStack European User Group – May 2015 | Roundup

For the Spring meeting of the CloudStack EU User group on Thursday, we were again kindly hosted by BT – and it was nice to see so many of the BT Cloud guys come along to the group. As always Group Chairman Giles Sirett kicked things off with a roundup of Cloudstack news in the last 3 months, including the release of the latest version (4.5.1). Giles summarised the features of this recent 4.5.1 release of Apache Cloudstack. Giles announced the CloudStack Collaboration Conference (October 8-9, Dublin) and asked for members of the group to get involved by registering, submitting […]

CloudStack European User Group – February 2015 | Roundup

Once again Trend Micro played host to the CloudStack European user group. And this quarter with Giles Sirett ‘working’ at CloudStack Day – Brazil, Geoff Higginbottom CTO of ShapeBlue took to the stage to compare the event. The News As is customary at the user group, we kicked off with a roundup of news in the CloudStack world since the last meeting. This included a brief look at some of the statistics which had been presented at the CloudStack collaboration conference in Budapest with also information on the upcoming CloudStack days to be held this year. Our first speaker was […]

CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe | Roundup

Last Chance To Register For Annual CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe CCC-EU returns November 19-21 in Budapest, and time is running out to register. CloudStack European User Group members receive a 50% discount on registration – only €175! Choose Attendee Registration and enter code CSEUG to receive the 50% discount. Click here to register: The CCC-EU schedule features three days of sessions including deep dive tutorials, tracks dedicated to QA & Paas, Operations/Design and Development, and a poster session featuring the development and case studies of 15 CloudStack implementations; over 50 sessions in total. Additionally, attendees will have a host […]

CloudStack European User Group roundup – October 2014 | Roundup

Our Autumn meetup saw us back at Trend Micro, which is becoming a home from home for us! Great to see the guys there again and many thanks for hosting another great meeting. As usual a good turn-out for the group and some really interesting discussions. Once we’d all settled Giles kicked off with the CloudStack news, and since our last meet-up there’s been a lot of that… CloudStack User Group welcome from Shape Blue CloudStack 4.4.0 has been released since our last meet-up (GA July 26 2014), and (in what was some fantastic timing), our User Group was held […]

CloudStack European User Group – June 2014 | Roundup

For the June meeting of the CloudStack European User Group, we were welcomed back by our old friends Trend Micro. Many thanks to the guys at Trend for letting us use their great facilities. Our numbers were slightly down from usual, with quite a few last minute cancellations: it’s a little frustrating as we had 12 people who were on the waitinig list and were unable to come because somebody else had booked their place As usual, I started the day off with a welcome and some news on all things CloudStack. Since we last met, much work has been […]

CloudStack European User Group – April 2014 | Roundup

We had a great turn out for the April meeting of the CloudStack European User Group on April 2. The meeting was very kindly hosted by BT (British Telecom) at their Showcase Centre in London. I’d been a little worried about attendance because, in my wisdom, I’d decided at organise this meeting a week before the CloudStack Collaboration Conference in Denver. However, the room was packed. Partly my fault as I’d told the guys at BT that “if everybody who’s registered turns up, I’ll eat my hat.” I managed to keep my trilby in my pocket, but only just. I […]

CloudStack Collaboration Conference 2014 | Roundup

Thoughts on – CloudStack Collaboration conference NA 2014 We’re under two weeks away from the annual North American CloudStack Collaboration conference (CCCNA14) , an event purely focussed on the Apache CloudStack project, its developers, its users and it ecosystem: in summary, the community. CCCNA14 is in Denver, Colorado 9-11 April and promises over 60 sessions on CloudStack content across 3 different tracks, numerous tutorials and some great keynotes. This conference follows two previous cloudstack conferences in North America and a highly successful European CloudStack conference in Amsterdam in Novermber 2013. As many people will have already noticed, the conference is […]

CloudStack European User Group | Summary

The CloudStack European User Group met on Thursday 23rd January for our quarterly meeting. The event was kindly hosted by TrendMicro UK and we would like to thank Simon and Jon for making sure that everybody was comfortable, fed and watered. TrendMicro are one of the many vendors who are actively showing their support for Apache Cloudstack through contributions to the project and community. There was a fantastic turnout, we had a packed room with standing room only. It is great that we continue to see a good mix of developers, users, integrators and customers; all in the room ready […]

CloudStack Collaboration Conference: Europe’s most significant cloud conference for 2013?

Giles Sirett, CEO of ShapeBlue discusses why the upcoming Cloudstack Collaboration conference in Amsterdam may be a lot more significant than many people think. The title of this article  is bold, I know. A lot of people are going to question whether a conference around a specific open-source project can really be billed as the most significant  cloud conference of the year. But I think it is and this is why. IaaS, as a concept ,is at a juncture. The whole of the industry is waking up to the concept that the value of cloudy automation is above the IaaS […]