CloudStack European User Group

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Date(s) - 21/05/2015 - 22/05/2015
All Day

BT Centre showcase

Spring meeting of CloudStack European User group.

We’re very excited to announce the spring meeting of the CloudStack European User group, this time kindly hosted by BT, the people behind BT Cloud Compute.

VENUE: BT Centre showcase, 81 Newgate St, London, EC1A 7AJ. Nearest tube: St. Paul’s

We have some great speakers lined up. Of particular note, the recently appointed VP of CloudStack – Sebastien Goasguen – will present his vision for the project and practical actions that the community can take to make CloudStack even easier to deploy, use and develop. In terms of usage, Sebastien will talk about the CloudStack ecosystem and the many tools available to the entire community. Improving these tools and adding new ones (such as better CloudFoundry integration) is key to the long term growth of CloudStack. In terms of development, Sebastien will talk about best practices to improve code quality and ease the release process.

Finally, he will talk about long term trends in IT, the impact of Docker on CloudStack and the support for advanced scheduling framework like Apache Mesos and Kubernetes.

As always, and as well as the speakers, there will be the chance to meet with other CloudStack users, lunch, and time to continue the discussions over a beer or two in the evening.

IMPORTANT NOTE: these user groups are regularly sold out and we’ve had a waiting list for places. Please ensure you are able to attend before booking tickets.


Welcome & CloudStack News – Giles Sirett

CloudStack – the next  year – Sebastien Goasguen

CloudStack Basic Zones with EIP/ELB, GSLB and AutoScaling – Geoff Higginbottom

Building a production cloud on Apache CloudStack and Ceph – Wido den Hollander

Understanding CloudStack internals – Rohit Yadav

The Cybercrime threat landscape for IaaS – Jon Noble


Sebastien Goasguen is the current Vice-President of Apache CloudStack, a committer and member of the Project Management Committee (PMC). His day job is to be a Senior Open Source Solutions Architect for the Open Source Business Office at Citrix. He will never call himself an expert or a developer but is a decent Python programmer. He is currently active in Apache Libcloud and SaltStack salt-cloud projects to bring better support for CloudStack. He blogs regularly about cloud technologies and spends lots of time testing and writing about his experiences. Prior to working actively on CloudStack he had a life as an academic, he authored over seventy international publications on grid computing, high performance computing, electromagnetics, nanoelectronics and of course cloud computing. He also taught courses on distributed computing, network programming, ethical hacking and cloud.

Geoff Higginbottom is CTO of ShapeBlue and a leading global authority on the design of Cloud infrastructures based on CloudStack and CloudPlatform. He is a committer in the Apache Cloudstack project and has designed many global clouds for both public and private cloud use-cases. He combines his deep cloudstack knowledge with extensive experience in a range of network, storage and compute technologies. When not building clouds, Geoff likes to talk about building clouds.

Wido den Hollander is CTO and co-owner of PCextreme B.V., a leading dutch hosting company.  He also  spends time helping organisations with Ceph and CloudStack via his company 42on B.V. He is a committer in the Apache CloudStack project.

Rohit Yadav is Software Architect in the Software Engineering team at ShapeBlue. He is also a committer and PMC member of the Apache CloudStack project.  He spends most  of his time working on CloudStack feature development for ShapeBlue customers, and also takes a key role within the CloudStack developer community. In the last year he was one of the top 4 individual contributors to the Apache CloudStack project.

Rohit is the original author and maintainer of CloudMonkey (the CloudStack CLI tool)  and many other key CloudStack features such as API discovery/sync service and SAML SSO/SLO.

Jon Noble is Director of Strategic Alliances & Partnerships at TrendMicro, a global leader in IT Security. Jon specialises in security for cloud-based infrastructures and spoke at last years CloudStack Collaboration Conference.

Giles Sirett is CEO & founder of ShapeBlue, the leading independent CloudStack integrator & consultancy. He is a committer and PMC member of the Apache CloudStack project and also Chairman of the European Cloudstack User Group. 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, “Build an Open-source Cloud days” and many other events on the subject. When not boring his friends about CloudStack, Giles can be heard regularly boring people about his quest to become British Masters 100m freestyle champion. Don’t ask!


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