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  • Don’t wait, upgrade to OpenStack Mitaka now Don’t wait, upgrade to OpenStack Mitaka now Mark Baker, Canonical's OpenStack Product Manager Recorded: May 10 2016 49 mins
    Imagine if Google or Amazon went a year or two without updating their cloud or adding new features. OpenStack private clouds must interoperate and compete with public clouds at an economic and technological capabilities level. That means updating to the latest version of OpenStack as smoothly and quickly as possible. Fortunately, Ubuntu OpenStack is designed with exactly that in mind.

    In this “don’t wait!” update, we review the key new features in OpenStack Mitaka. We’ll discuss why they’re important and what they do for your OpenStack cloud; updates like Live Migration, rolling upgrades, and Neutron role-based QoS, to name a few. We also talk about some of the tools that have helped make Ubuntu the platform for the vast majority of OpenStack installations.

    *Key takeaways*
    - The latest OpenStack has the stability improvements of all previous versions, there’s no need to wait to upgrade
    - OpenStack Mitaka has scalability, resiliency and manageability improvements throughout all the core projects
    - Ubuntu OpenStack and Canonical’s tools reduce time to initial deployment
    - Upgrading to OpenStack Mitaka is a standardized process if you’re using MaaS and Juju
    - Core features of Ubuntu have been updated or added to better support OpenStack Mitaka clouds, like LXD and ZFS

    Come hear Mark Baker, Canonical’s OpenStack product and strategy lead, explain what’s new in OpenStack Mitaka, why those features are important, and how Canonical is delivering tools to make them easy to consume, and easily upgradeable. A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Canonical found that ease of expansion and upgradeability is the most important must-have for a cloud platform. Ubuntu OpenStack ensures you never get left behind the cloud curve.
  • Critical Data for BootStack Clouds Critical Data for BootStack Clouds John Meadows, VP of Business Development for Talligent and Arturo Suarez, Product Strategy for Canonical Recorded: Mar 22 2016 44 mins
    Do you have or want to have a modern, agile, perhaps self-service, cloud infrastructure?
    Are you struggling with or considering how many disparate workloads are deployed?
    How will you gain useful insight into who's using which resources, and how do you appropriately charge users, departments, the customers of IT, for the resources they consume?

    Even in a flat or no charge back model, the ability to analyse and, more importantly, predict consumption, is vital to managing and growing any sort of modern IT infrastructure.

    With the rapid implementation and usage growth of modern clouds, it is vital that proper environmental analytics are gathered. Join Canonical and Talligent to learn how to measure and analyse business-critical consumption and cost data from a single to multi or hybrid cloud infrastructure. We'll discuss cloud computing in the context of BootStack, a managed OpenStack offering based on Ubuntu. Talligent's OpenBook software demonstrates how and why to perform cloud measurement, billing and potentially charge back.

    John Meadows, VP of Business Development for Talligent, has an engineering background. He has worked on cost model development for software, provided direct input on virtualisation management systems for both software and hardware, and understands the importance of the intersection of operations, consulting, competitive analysis, and market alignment.

    Arturo Suarez, Product Strategy for Canonical, has a background as a business analyst and IT director. He was a founding member of Stackops, an IaaS solution based on OpenStack. Arturo has experience building platforms for growing companies that need modern cloud and agile infrastructure and understands the balance between DIY and leveraging hosted solutions.
  • In Place Upgrades of OpenStack with Running Workloads In Place Upgrades of OpenStack with Running Workloads Billy Olsen, Software Engineer @ Canonical Recorded: Dec 8 2015 46 mins
    This session will demonstrate and discuss how to upgrade a running Ubuntu OpenStack cloud from Kilo to Liberty with little or no disruption to running workloads. Lots of real-world experience has made this possible, come and see how it's done!
  • Pure-container OpenStack Pure-container OpenStack James Page Technical Architect, Ubuntu OpenStack Team Recorded: Nov 12 2015 31 mins
    Watch a live demonstration of running real workloads on OpenStack in containers and in KVM to compare performance. See how to deploy pure-container OpenStack for yourself. This presentation covers the pure-container hypervisor, LXD, and its integration with OpenStack Nova, enabling you to run an entire cloud with container-only guests for maximum performance.
  • Deploy Big Data services the easy way Deploy Big Data services the easy way Arturo Suarez Recorded: Oct 21 2015 47 mins
    Big data solutions involve many technologies working together. Whether it’s collection, analysis, or action, all of those components must be configured, their relationships defined, and deployed. In today’s dynamic data environment, the deployment is bound to change, need to be updated, or replicated. You need an infrastructure and tool set that keep your focus on the data. Flexibility in big data infrastructure automation, and examples of use cases are discussed in detail in this webinar.
  • Webinar: How charming your software for OpenStack will help you be successful Webinar: How charming your software for OpenStack will help you be successful Stefan Johannson, Canonical/Ubuntu; Graziano Obertelli, AppScale; Gabriel Samfira, Cloudbase Recorded: Jun 24 2015 60 mins
    Join us to explore how charming your software for Juju will launch your software business into the cloud, fast. Using real world examples, we’ll show you how forward thinking businesses are leveraging Juju and Charms to stay competitive in a rapidly changing marketplace. Don't miss the opportunity to hear about other software developers who are benefitting from the power of Juju.


    Gabriel Samfira, Developer, Cloudbase Solutions,

    Cloudbase Solutions is dedicated to interoperability and cloud computing. Their involvement in the OpenStack community and the development of the Hyper-V compute driver are a natural result of their experience on multiple environment, ranging from Microsoft infrastructures to Linux and BSD.

    Gabriel has lead the development of charms for SMB, Windows 2012, Exchange, Sharepoint and SQL Server at Cloudbase.

    Graziano Obertelli, Vice President of Engineering, AppScale Systems, Inc.

    Graziano’s interest in cloud computing started with research in fault tolerant distributed systems at UCSD. Graziano co-founded Eucalyptus Systems in 2009. In 2014, Graziano left Eucalyptus to lead engineering and operations at AppScale. Graziano brings tremendous experience in management, software processes, quality assurance, system administration, customer support, and open source communities.
  • Webinar: Designing & Sizing OpenStack for Success Webinar: Designing & Sizing OpenStack for Success Victor Estival (Canonical), Arturo Suarez (Canonical) and Johnny Wang (Quanta) Recorded: May 26 2015 59 mins
    Designing your cloud with the right hardware is a critical decision you need to make when adopting OpenStack. It’s essential that you get it right or your cloud project could go up in smoke!

    In this webinar, we will explore some of the different design options for your OpenStack cloud and what hardware decisions you must make to be successful.

    Using real-world case studies, our expert team will explain how running Ubuntu’s reference architecture for OpenStack, on standardized open hardware, reduces the margin of error in the earliest stages of your cloud initiative.

    Join Victor Estival (Cloud Architect at Canonical), Arturo Suarez (Product Manager from Canonical) and Johnny Wang (Sales Director from Quanta Cloud Technology) on May 26th, 2015 at 5pm BST to discover how you can design and size your enterprise OpenStack cloud for success.
  • OpenStack Kilo - what's new and why it matters OpenStack Kilo - what's new and why it matters Mark Baker & Dustin Kirkland Recorded: May 7 2015 55 mins
    Discover the latest Server, Cloud and Container technologies released in Ubuntu 15.04

    Ubuntu 15.04 was released April 23rd and contains a host of new features to support scale out applications with containers and OpenStack.

    Highlights include:
    - Adds LXD, a new hypervisor with incredible density and speed
    - First release of snappy Ubuntu Core for cloud container hosts and smart devices
    - OpenStack “Kilo” - Ubuntu leads with choice of SDNs, easy install and management
    - Updated developer tools for cloud and IoT

    Join Ubuntu Product Managers Dustin Kirkland and Mark Baker on May 7, 2015 5:00pm (BST) to see about what’s new in 15.04 and how you can get working with OpenStack.
  • Extreme OpenStack: Taking Scale, Performance and Reliability to the Max Extreme OpenStack: Taking Scale, Performance and Reliability to the Max Mark Baker & James Page Recorded: Mar 25 2015 58 mins
    Explore the limits of OpenStack scale, performance and resilience. With Ubuntu as the platform of choice for the largest, most complex, most performance-critical and most secure OpenStack superusers, Canonical has been called on to stretch the limits of OpenStack in all sorts of extreme environments.

    Join Canonical’s James Page and Mark Baker for a tour of the outer limits of current OpenStack capabilities.

    By attending this webinar you will learn:
    - How to build a highly resilient network and infrastructure in your OpenStack cloud
    - How to maximise performance using OpenStack
    - How to scale OpenStack using Juju


    James Page:
    James works for Canonical as a technical lead in the Ubuntu Server and OpenStack team. He has more than 15 years experience in deploying Open Source technologies in Enterprise environments and has been involved in OpenStack since its first release into Ubuntu in 2010, focussing on deployment tooling and QA, with a specific interest in virtualized storage and networking solutions.

    Mark Baker:
    Mark Baker is the Ubuntu Server & Cloud Product Manager at Canonical where he has spent the last 4 years helping drive the platform for next generation application delivery. Prior to Canonical, Mark worked at MySQL and Red Hat where he enjoyed disrupting large billion dollar incumbent technology companies. With OpenStack, Cloud Foundry and Ubuntu, Mark continues to have fun following this same path.
  • Canonical, Atomia and OpenStack: Cloud hosting services made easy Canonical, Atomia and OpenStack: Cloud hosting services made easy Arturo Suarez, BootStack Product Manager, Canonical and Magnus Hult, CEO, Atomia Recorded: Feb 17 2015 37 mins
    Join us on 17th February at 5pm GMT/ 12pm EDT for a joint presentation from Atomia and Canonical to hear about challenges of deploying OpenStack for public clouds, pitfalls to avoid, and how to make sure your cloud is truly production-grade.

    This webinar will walk you through how a fully managed cloud platform built on OpenStack is the fastest means of making your cloud vision a reality. We'll also take a look at the tools you'll need to help you configure and manage your new OpenStack hosting business.

    You should attend this webinar if:

    - you are a hosting organisation thinking of offering cloud services in addition to your ongoing portfolio
    - you are concerned about the costs and complexity of setting up a cloud platform, the difficulty in operating it to production level, and the length of time required to configure a reliable provisioning and billing system
    - you just don’t have the resources, the time or the skills to build your own OpenStack public cloud

    Register today!

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