Klaus Oxdal Red Hat Nordics / Gluster Community Info

c1e1c27b-a864-475c-94fa-97c5a553ff2cThis weeks podcast is with Klaus Oxdal of Red Hat Nordics. Klaus is a good friend of mine who I’ve worked closely with for 3 1/2 years or so and he eats lives and breathes Red Hat. Much like my erstwhile American/Dutch TechGod colleague Eric Schabell he is one of the Red Hat EMEA cyclists spending a lot of time in Red Hat colours on the roads of Denmark.

Only this time he’s going one better. Klaus is part of a team cycling from Denmark to Paris, France culminating in a sprint finish to the Eiffel Tower. It’s all for a good event it’s for a Children’s Cancer Charity. It’s a mammoth distance, it’s a mammoth effort and I thought we’d tag onto the end of our conversation an invitation for people to find whatever they could afford to make a difference in treating childhood cancers. An amazing cause that deserves our support. I’ve stumped up cash as a parent of two children and I’d like to think we can help raise them some funds.

You can read more on their sponsorship page here, go visit it now !!

john_RMGluster.org Community Workshop and London Community Day 

In the podcast I also talk about Gluster.org the upstream of Red Hat Storage having a workshop at LinuxCon Europe (where I will be attending and doing the show podcast) and speaking with the likes of my shadow and compadre from Gluster.org / Red Hat John Mark Walker pictured with me above. The day is WELL WORTH ATTENDING if you’re going to LinuxCon or even if you’re not.

The workshop starts at a very reasonable 10 a.m. This full-day, free workshop includes talks on using Gluster with OpenStack, KVM/QEMU, and how to develop apps to integrate with GlusterFS. This is a chance for developers and admins to learn first-hand what GlusterFS and related open software-defined storage projects in the Gluster Community can accomplish in cloud and virtualized environments.

  • State of Gluster (John Mark Walker)
  • Gluster for SysAdmins, an In-depth Look (Dustin Black)
  • Gluster and OpenStack, a Case Study (Udo Seidel)
  • Gluster, QEMU and KVM (Vijay Bellur)
  • Developing Apps and Integrating with GlusterFS (Justin Clift)

Please join us on October 24th at the Sheraton next to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Registration for the Gluster Workshop is free, sign up today on the LinuxCon/CloudOpen sign-up page. Note: Choose the “Speaker” registration and use the code GLUSEU13 if you’re not registering / registered for the rest of the conference.

London Community Day – 29th October

In previous podcasts we’ve talked about the cancellation of the London Community Day, well it’s all back on and taking place in London in Hoxton on 29th October. Again I am attending with podcast mic in hand !

There is a stellar cast of speakers and breakouts and you can register either by meetup.com or Eventbrite.

London Community Day Agenda

14:00 – 15:00 – The State of the Gluster Community – John Mark Walker, Red Hat
15:00 – 16:00 – GlusterFS for SysAdmins – Tom Llewelyn, Red Hat
16:00 – 16:15 – Break
16:15 – 17:00 – Cloud Storage with OpenStack and GlusterFS – Udo Seidel, Amadeus
17:00 – 18:00 – Gluster for Developers – Justin Clift, Red Hat
18:00 – 18:30 – Gluster Forge Demos
18:30 – 19:30 – Happy hour! Drinks and light snacks for everyone

I will be there and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible. Now go download the podcast. Please. I’m asking nicely.

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Podcast: Red Hat Events

I uploaded overnight a new short podcast talking about the re-arranged Gluster Community Day that the Gluster team at Red Hat are re-arranging for mid October. I also talk about a Red Hat Storage Webinar that is coming up next week. Also on the 10th and 11th of September is a two day installfest for the RDO Openstack crew as part of the Havana milestone three that comes around next week on 9th September.

You can find more information on the RDO Havana Test Day by following this link. My thanks go to Rich Bowen, Perry Myers and the amazing crew working on RDO and Openstack engineering goodness.

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Podcast: Mark McLoughlin, OpenStack Goodness

Mark and I have recorded a podcast before in Belgium four months ago today in fact, and on the back of all the interest at Red Hat Summit talking OpenStack and the buzz around OpenStack itself just being so hot I thought it was time to do another cast with Mark.

With Havana on the radar, with HeatAPI, TripleO, SDN and so many other projects and initiatives going ballistic I wanted to take his temperature and see what his take was on OpenStack Developer Summit that we both attended and also the road ahead.

Catch up as well with the OpenStack podcast I also recorded in Boston talking RDO with Perry Myers and Rhys Oxenham which is also worth a listen talking about Red Hat OpenStack, RDO and the plans that are evolving. You can find that episode on the Red Hat Summit Podcast page – here.

 

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Podcast: Let’s talk KVM – Steve Higashi

So recently I sat down with a good friend Mr Steve Higashi, possibly my favourite Canadian who actually lives in Austria. He works for OnApp a company I rate highly and we’ve been threatening to do this recording for nearly two years and when he was in London the other week we sat down and talked KVM.

Steve loves Cloud, he’s a righteous dude when it comes to getting down and deep in the weeds talking to customers about engineering goodness. We touch on CloudForms 2.0, Red Hat OpenStack, OpenKVM, the Red Hat stack etc . We try to put some clarity around the whole KVM vs Xen vs proprietary alternatives and to do it in an easy to listen / easy to consume show for you guys to listen to.

Hope you enjoy it, come back later in the week for a great show with Brian Stevens, CTO of Red Hat.

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Podcast: OpenStack Developer Summit 2013

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I’m in Portland, Oregon at the OpenStack Developer Summit 2013. Place is buzzing and we released Red Hat’s RDO – learn more by visiting the site, signing up for a user account and downloading everything you need – now.

So we recorded a load of podcasts – heres the first featuring two interviews with Dave Neary talking RDO and the drive behind Red Hat’s rolling OpenStack community release and how to get involved. Bill Bauman is up next talking RDO and OpenStack, talking Summit goodness, hear him at IBM’s tech conference next week in Amsterdam.

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OpenStack Developer Summit kicks off

Am sat at Openstack Developer Summit listening to Red Hat’s own Dave Neary talking about Personas. Really great presentation. Dave and I missed each other at FOSDEM so this week will get a recording done with him for an upcoming podcast.

If you are local to Portland came say hi, the great news this morning about our RDO community OpenStack release has the venue chattering and it’s adding to the importance or why OpenStack is the most important technology stack for the last decade.

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I am podcasting all week from Portland so if you want to be on my show on iTunes come grab me.