Event Report: OpenStack India Day, 2013


OpenStack India Day, one day event was held on 21st September 2013 in Bangalore, India. Indian OpenStack User Group organizes this annual event that sets the platform to collaborate, innovate and share knowledge with each other on OpenStack and its ecosystem. The event was attended by over 200 people from various domains.



The event started with the keynote session – “Future of Indian OpenStack User Group” by Kavit Munshi (CTO & EVP, Aptira). His talk has thrown insights on how the Indian OpenStack User Group has achieved tremendous growth since inception and what steps need to be taken in the future to enhance its visibility and contributions to the OpenStack ecosystem.

4Planning your cloud deployment is a crucial thing and becomes even more significant when you want to roll out a production cloud. Tom Fifield, Community Manager of OpenStack, has given some details on things to be considered while deploying an OpenStack powered cloud.


Next Mark Baker from Canonical has presented on how we can leverage CEPH for various storage needs of OpenStack on Ubuntu.


This was followed by an insightful talk by Rick Roeling on HP Converged Cloud and various OpenStack offerings from HP.


Srinivas Kavuri from CISCO has spoken about OpenStack offerings from CISCO – CISCO OpenStack Installer (COI), Nexus Plugin and Nexus 1KV Plugin.


Atul Jha from SwiftStack has presented an overview of Swift – the object storage service of OpenStack.


Vijay Bellur from Red Hat spoke about the various use cases of Distributed Storage and how GlusterFS can be used as a storage backend for various storage needs of OpenStack.


Sumanth and Aditi from ThoughtWorks demonstrated how DevStack can be configured to setup the cell environment of OpenStack and used in OpenStack development activities.


We sincerely thank our sponsors – OpenStack Foundation, Aptira, HP, CISCO, Canonical, Red Hat, SwiftStack and ThoughtWorks for their support in making this event a grand success.

0The slides of the event are available on Slideshare and photos of the event are here.

Our upcoming events are already listed on the meetup page and twitter will carry other interesting announcements.


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