CloudStack European User Group

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

BT Centre Showcase


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: BT Centre Showcase, 81 Newgate Street, London, EC1A 7AJ 


Welcome & CloudStack News – Giles Sirett

XCP-ng & Xen Orchestra – a brief update, Olivier Lambert

CloudStack Container Service – a (slightly more detailed) update, Paul Angus: Paul will give a walkthrough of the recently released update to ShapeBlue’s CloudStack Container Service (CCS). This update brings CCS bang up-to-date by running the latest version of Kubernetes (v1.11.3) on the latest version of Container Linux. CCS also now makes use of CloudStack’s new CA framework to automatically secure the Kubernetes environments it creates.

CloudStack – 5 years in production, Andrija Panic: Andrija will share real world experience of designing, deploying and managing a CloudStack public cloud. He will explain how high availability for the CloudStack management components was implemented and discuss different storage technologies and networking models used, as well as the challenges faced. Andrija will also present alternate methods for deploying CloudStack as regards to regions / zones / pods, and will also touch on physical networking, finally looking at the different CloudStack guest networking models available (from Basic Zone / Shared Networks to all the Advanced Zone’s networking models) and when to use each of them.

How our cloud works, Ingo Jochim & Andre Walter: Full automation with Ansible for all infrastructure components of our cloud with CloudStack, check_mk, LDAP and more. All functionality is available through a customer portal and the setup is fully scalable for larger landscapes.

Advanced S3 compatible storage integration in CloudStack, Adam Dagnall: To provide tighter integration between the S3 compatible object store and CloudStack, Cloudian has developed a connector to allow users and their applications to utilize the object store directly from within the CloudStack platform in a single sign-on manner with self-service provisioning. Additionally, CloudStack templates and snapshots are centrally stored within the object store and managed through the CloudStack service. The object store offers protection of these templates and snapshots across data centres using replication or erasure coding.


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.

Andrija Panic is the Senior Cloud Systems Engineer at HIAG Data AG. For the past five years, Andrija has been building and maintaining public IaaS clouds based on the Apache CloudStack. Besides general architecture planning, he is passionate about different storage solutions and visualization technologies and has been directly responsible in his last project for the whole CloudStack planning and implementation.

Ingo Jochim has worked for itelligence as Senior Architect in Dresden since 2010, focusing on implementation and automation of large cloud environments. Ingo has more than 15 years experience in data center operations and likes Enduro off-road races.

Andre Walter leads the Cloud Infrastructure Services area at itelligence. He is an expert in operations of large infrastructure landscapes and likes running Marathons in his spare time.

Adam Dagnall is SE Manager, EMEA at Cloudian. He has worked in the IT storage industry since 2001 in various architect roles including leading positions at companies such as Compellent and Dell. Adam has been working with Cloudian’s enterprise customers for over 3 years and has experience in deploying HyperStore in several different configurations and for many different use cases.

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