CloudStack European User Group

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Date(s) - 13/09/2018
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Early Excellence


As always, there will be some great speakers, the chance to meet and collaborate with other CloudStack users, and an informal gathering afterwards over a drink! Lunch from 1200, first talk 1300.

Venue: Early Excellence Centre, Eden House, Water Garden Square, Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 6RH

PLEASE NOTE: the last two user groups have sold out and we’ve had a waiting list for places. Please ensure you can attend before booking tickets


Giles Sirett – introductions & CloudStack news

Paul Angus – Backup & Recovery in CloudStack. CloudStack users have long had to resort to using snapshots as a form of VM backup with varying success. With the forthcoming Backup and Recovery Framework, end users will be presented with the features and functions that they have come to expect outside of ‘the cloud’, while cloud providers will be able to leverage the advantages of using enterprise backup and recovery products which can include hypervisor and storage level integrations. In this talk Paul will explain features of the forthcoming backup and recovery feature, the user experience and demonstrate the Veeam plugin working with the backup and recovery framework.

Vladimir Melnik – Building a redundant CloudStack management cluster. Building and maintaining an open-source-driven clustered environment for Apache CloudStack management server with GNU Linux, HAProxy, HeartBeat, Bind, OpenLDAP and other tools.

Olivier Lambert – Discover the story behind XCP-ng, the free community build of XenServer. Why we did it, and how we built it, from technical and community perspective. And finally, what’s coming next.

Boyan Ivanov – Tactical advice on building software-defined clouds.


Giles Sirett is a committer and PMC member of the Apache CloudStack project, and Chairman of the European CloudStack User Group. He is also CEO & founder of ShapeBlue, the leading independent CloudStack integrator & consultancy.. He has worked with many high-profile organisations, helping them strategise, design and implement CloudStack based clouds. Giles is an active contributor to the Apache CloudStack project and has spoken at all CloudStack Collaboration conferences, Linuxcon, and other events.

Paul Angus is VP Technology / Cloud Architect for ShapeBlue and an Apache CloudStack Committer. He consults with a number of large service providers and enterprises and is responsible for ShapeBlue’s technical strategy. Paul regularly speaks at CloudStack conferences as well as for Ansible at a number of events. Paul has worked with clients such as Centrica, Orange Telecom, SunGard AS, Slovak Telecom, Paddy Power, Sky, TomTom, SAP and British Telecom.

Vladimir Melnik is a co-founder of the first IaaS provider in Ukraine, have been managing open-source-based servers for 20 years, developing own open-source projects, a big fan of Apache CloudStack.

Oliver Lambert is the creator of Xen Orchestra and XCP-ng, CEO/co-founder of Vates, a start-up that specialises in Open Source. Outside of building communities and products since 2012, he is also a Linux and Xen sysadmin with 10+ years of experience.

Boyan Ivanov is the Co-Founder & CEO of StorPool Storage. Boyan startеd programming at the age of 10. Figured out entrepreneurship is his passion and has been involved with all kind of ventures ever since. Worked for companies big and small in IT & finance. Started several companies. Currently devoted to helping companies build fast, reliable and efficient public & private clouds.

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