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CloudOpen 2014 – Mixing Your Open Source Cloud Cocktail
Here’s the presentation I gave at the Linux Foundation’s CloudOpen in
Dusseldorf on October 13, 2014 titled Mixing Your Open Source Cloud Cocktail
Add two parts virtualization, one part orchestration add a little networking
shake and pour. Unfortunately cloud computing isn’t that easy but then
again not all clouds are the same and tastes may vary.
This talk will discuss how the varying open source technologies like
OpenStack, Docker, LXC and others can be mixed together to make something
that appeals to the needs of a wide variety of users.
There’s also no problem in abstaining from building your own cloud but
still benefiting from the open source tooling to maximize the benefits of the
Slide deck here
I started giving this presentation last year to try to cover the various
noteworthy open source cloud computing technologies. I have given it numerous
times and keep updating it as the landscape changes. Sometimes I throw in a
whole section on notable systems management tools to help manage the cloud
but that makes the content pretty tough to cover in a talk that lasts in
under an hour. Here’s the latest edition I gave last month for Networld
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I’ll be presenting an updated version of my Crash Course on Open Source
Cloud Computing presentation at OSCON 2014. I have some new material on
Docker and SDN along with the latest updates on cloud software. Here’s the
The open source mantra is to release early and release often. That means
software velocity can be difficult to keep up with. This discussion will
expand on the latest open source software used to deliver and manage cloud
computing infrastructure. Topics covered include virtualization (KVM, Xen
Project, LXC), orchestration (OpenStack, CloudStack, ... (more)
Last Monday at the Desktop Linux Consortium Conference at Boston
University’s Tyngsboro, Massachusetts Campus there was a lot of talk about
a “UserLinux” distribution. The topic was sparked by remarks by Bruce
Perens who voiced a need for a distribution that was designed to meet
community needs for a desktop operating system based on the Linux community
favorite Debian distribution.
I contacted Bruce who has been kind enough to interject some comments to my
own text. They are marked [thus].
The thought of UserLinux sparked my thinking. The thing I like about Linux is
that it’s ... (more)
Mark R. Hinkle: "Linux is ready for the desktop"
In my view, Linux on the desktop is a viable operating system.
It offers many features that are more innovative than commercial solutions.
Virtual consoles, secure remote access solutions, true multi-tasking, and the
ability to use robust journaling file systems all come to mind. Despite these
advanced features, I have also noticed some parallels between Linux and some
earlier versions of Windows. Let’s term these similarities as “growing
I do feel that there are many cases today where Linux is an inadequate
solution, speci... (more)