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.


OpenStack India Meetup, August 2013

Indian OpenStack User Group has organized a meetup on 24th August, 2013. CISCO India was kind to host this event at their Bangalore office. It was attended by 70 people belonging to various domains.

Sajid Akhtar, co-organizer of the User Group kick-started the event with a brief introduction to the User Group and its activities.

The keynote session was delivered by Srinivas Kavuri, who spoke about the OpenStack offerings by CISCO, with emphasis on Nexus 1000V, a networking and services platform. Srinivas is the Senior Director of CNSG, which is part of the Data Center Group, CISCO. CNSG is responsible for delivering innovative networking solutions to enable private, public, community and hybrid clouds.

Next, MuthuKrishnan and Vinutha (SW Engineers from CISCO, Bangalore) have presented a technical overview of Nexus 1000V  and CISCO OpenStack Installer (COI) for Grizzly. This was followed by a demo of the plugin.

Mohit Sethi spoke about Chef, a configuration management framework from OpsCode. He has explained in great detail on the principles and constructs of the tool and how Chef can be used for OpenStack.

This was followed by a talk from Sirushti and Vidhisha (students from PESIT), who spoke about ‘HybridStack’. This was a presentation on extending OpenStack to support a Hybrid Cloud Bursting Scenario. This project is currently being worked on at Centre for Cloud Computing and Big Data, PESIT under the guidance of Prof. Dinkar Sitaram. Their goal is to contribute this effort upstream.

As usual, Syed Armani from hastexo! enthralled the audience with his impressive slides and talked about ‘KickStack’, a rapid deployment system for OpenStack, which uses Puppet modules hosted at StackForge. KickStack adds a thin, pure-Puppet wrapper layer on top of these modules that enables you to deploy an OpenStack cloud in minutes.

The slides are uploaded to the slideshare account and the photos are here.

We sincerely thank CISCO, Bangalore for their hospitality and the delicious lunch.

Stay tuned for more updates on the happenings of OpenStack in India!!!

OpenStack India Day 2013 announced


OpenStack India Day , 2013 is a full day event comprising of technical sessions and panel discussion, organized by the Indian OpenStack User Group. This event sets the platform to collaborate, innovate and share knowledge with each other on OpenStack and its ecosystem in India.



21st September, 2013


The Lalit Ashok
Kumara Krupa High Grounds
Bangalore, Karnataka

Entry Ticket

One can do online registration for the event at http://iosug2013.doattend.com/

Kindly register your spot as we have limited seat of 200 people.


To be announced shortly.


We would like to thank our sponsors (confirmed so far),

Aptira (http://aptira.com)

Cisco (http://www.cisco.com)

hpcloud (https://www.hpcloud.com)

OpenStack Foundation (http://openstack.org)

Swiftstack (http://swiftstack.com)

thoughtworks  (http://www.thoughtworks.com)

Canonical  (http://www.canonical.com)


In case of any other query kindly reach out to us

Looking forward to see you all in our event.  🙂