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Date(s) - 24/11/2016
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

BT Centre showcase


Winter meeting of CloudStack European User group

We’re very excited to announce the winter meeting of the CloudStack European User group, 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

As always, there will be some great speakers, 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.


The Digital Possible: The digital platform evolution, Maurice Nettesheim. In today’s digital world, growth is the big challenge – and the big opportunity. From Apple to Alibaba, from Amazon to Airbnb – today’s growth stars all have the same business model: they create digital platforms that manage and monetize vibrant ecosystems of consumers, producers and innovators. In this short session, we’ll share how we’re working with partners and enterprise customers to embrace the digital platform evolution and make the most of this opportunity.

Application Supply Chain Automation (AsA) by Govind Rangasamy. Organizations today are struggling to transform their mission critical systems into hyper-scale and highly available services, while also accelerating new application rollouts. Enterprises and MSPs rely on Appranix’s AsA to accelerate application delivery and eliminate waste by composing, automating and operating applications with data fabric and cloud services along the application supply chain. Govind will talk about how CloudStack customers can take advantage of this unique approach and technology in details.

Building an Infrastructure as a Service for Voice platform, Len Bellemore & Tulio de Souza. As a major Mitel phone system integrator and reseller, we wanted to host Unified Communications platforms in a pay-as-you-go consumption model. We chose Cloudstack, and transformed our IaaS cloud into an IaaS for Voice platform integrated into our Core Network. With a custom UI, that calls the Cloudstack API, we have reduced deployment times, as well as the number of engineers involved in a phone system deployment. We’ll talk about some of the challenges, wins, and how this very successful project has made us fall in love with Cloudstack again.

Fast and automated landscape provisioning based on CloudStack, Ingo Jochim & Andre Walter. Ingo and Andre will talk about their experiences deploying CloudStack as a platform for fast and flexible SAP system provisioning. Focused on relevant examples, they will highlight lessons learnt, technologies used and integration with CloudStack.

Creating a native Containers as a Service (CaaS) offering on CloudStack, Paul Angus Cloud native applications running in containerised environments look set to create a paradigm shift in the way compute resources are consumed. However, this presents challenges (both technical and business) to Cloud Service providers who have already invested heavily in Infrastructure as a Service offerings based on the virtual machine model. Paul will discuss these challenges, look at the services that end-users will demand in a containerised world and how major public cloud providers have overcome these challenges. He will then preview an exciting new project that gives a simple method for operators to deploy Containers as a Service to their end-users, based on Apache CloudStack.


Maurice Nettesheim is Head of Shared & Cloud Services in BT.  A recognised market leader, he is responsible for strategy, product management and delivery of BT’s global portfolio of cloud services, which includes infrastructure as a service, storage, applications, security services and third party cloud services. In his previous roles Maurice has built up BT’s managed IT services and private cloud business in the BeNeLux, which serves enterprise, multi-national & government customers.

Govind Rangasamy is CEO of Appranix

Len Bellemore is Head of Data Analytics at Alternative. He leads a team of software developers and monitoring experts focussing on managed services and system integration. Len has been working with Cloudstack for about three years, originally from a build and operate standpoint, but more recently to integrate the platform into a number of managed hosting systems, tools and networks. Len is a wannabe tech evangelist, and he loves challenging the technical status quo, even if it often gives him a headache.

Tulio de Souza is Infrastructure Developer at Alternative. Prior to that, he was the lead solutions architect for Avanti Communications, a satellite provider. Passionate for technology, Tulio is a hands-on engineer who enjoys integrating, automating and designing solutions. When programming, he embraces the TDD, BDD and DDD practices. His current focuses are containers, microservices, messaging queues, orchestration, distributed systems and automation.

Ingo Jochim has worked for BIT.Group GmbH 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 has been with BIT for 4 years now, previously engaged at SAP focusing on Software on Demand Solutions and bringing it into production. He leads Cloud Services, which runs 24×7 Infrastructure Services out of Dresden and Shanghai, and has been implementing CloudStack successfully since 2014. When not at work, you might see him training for a Marathon.

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.