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OpenStack Community Newsletter — May 25


    Highlights of the week

       S3 emulation to OpenStack Swift has moved

Following PPB’s decision of May 15 meeting
the S3 emulation layer to OpenStack Swift has moved to a new home:


      Building a Swift Storage Cloud? Avoid Wimpy Proxy Servers and Five
      other Pitfalls <http://www.zmanda.com/blogs/?p=774>

The Zmanda team describe six pitfalls to avoid, when choosing components
for your Swift Cloud

[more...] <http://www.zmanda.com/blogs/?p=774>

      OpenStack Melbourne Australia Meetup May 15

A report from the 2nd meetup of the Melbourne contingent of
the Australian OpenStack User Group
<http://www.openstack.org/blog/feed/aosug.openstack.org.au>. It was a
fantastic night with great speakers and a great group of people who are
passionate about OpenStack. There was a mix of people with various
OpenStack experience, from the NeCTAR <http://www.nectar.org.au> team
who have made contributions to the source, to IT staff from various
companies trying to get a handle on the new technology that everyone is
talking about.


      Where would you like to find starter docs and articles?

The doc team has been discussing ways to ensure we help people find what
they seek while still getting high-quality content into the “official”
documentation. They shared some ideas and are asking for input from our
wider community as well.

[more...] <http://www.openstack.org/blog/2012/05/starter-docs-and-articles/>

      May 31: OpenStack Essex Deploy Day

The OpenStack <http://openstack.org/> Deploy hack-a-thon focuses on
automation for deploying OpenStack Essex with Dell Crowbar
and Opscode Chef. This is a day-long, world-wide event bringing together
developers, operators, users, ecosystem vendors and the open source
cloud curious.


      Proposal for OpenStack Identity API v3

Have your say about a broad CRUD based API supporting authentication and
authorization needs in OpenStack. Back-end implementations of Keystone
may not support all components of the API, hence an API return may be
NotImplemented. This is to support Keystone as a programmatic facade to
an deployment’s existing authentication and authorization system(s).


      OpenStack Deployments in Scientific Environment

CERN is currently targeting a pre-production service based on OpenStack
this year and targetting around 15,000 hypervisors spread across two
data centres by 2015. [more...]
<http://openstack.markmail.org/thread/m4xov6lfnbpnsrg3> While
Information Sciences Institute of University of Southern California
is developing GPU, bare metal, and large SMP (think SGI UV) support for
Openstack, targeting HPC/scientific computing workloads. [more...]

For people interested in discussing OpenStack and academia, join the
team and mailing list <https://launchpad.net/%7Eopenstack-academia>.

    Upcoming Events

  * OpenStack Israel 2012
    <http://www.meetup.com/IGTCloud/events/53864922/> May 30, 2012 – Tel
    Aviv-Yafo, Israel Details
  * OpenStack in action 2! – Production ready
    <https://openstackinaction2productionready.eventbrite.com/> May 31,
    2012 – Paris, France Details
  * Return of the Ceph Lords
    <http://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-LA/events/60615382/> May 31, 2012 –
    Los Angeles, CA Details
    OpenStack Essex Deploy Day
    May 31, 2012 – Various, around the world Details
  * OpenShift + OpenStack + Fedora = Awesome!
    <http://www.meetup.com/CloudTalk/events/58242322/> Jun 05, 2012 –
    Redmond, WA Details <http://www.meetup.com/CloudTalk/events/58242322/>
  * Open Cloud and Public Administration
    <http://www.ch-open.ch/index.php?id=1034> Jun 19, 2012 – Bern,
    Switzerland Call for papers <http://www.ch-open.ch/index.php?id=1034>
  * 13th International Free Software Forum – OpenStack Track
    <http://wiki.openstack.org/FISL13> Jul 25 – 28, 2012 – Porto Alegre,
    Brazil Coordination <http://wiki.openstack.org/FISL13>

     Other news

  * Based on action items resulting from the May 9th F2F a Executive
    Director Candidate committee is being formed to formulate the
    criteria, to vet possible candidates for the role and to provide a
    recommendation to the Foundation board. [more...]
  * The OpenStack Community Team
    <https://launchpad.net/%7Eopenstack-community> now has a dedicated
    project <https://launchpad.net/openstack-community> and attached
    blueprints. Join the #openstack-community <irc:#openstack-community>
    channel in IRC to help
  * Help decide the new layout of the OpenStack mailing lists
  * New Bug Day coming up, June 7 http://wiki.openstack.org/BugDays
  * OpenStack Overview Videos http://wiki.openstack.org/DemoVideos
  * OpenStack Project 2012-05-22 meeting summary
    and full log

    Welcome new contributors

Celebrating the first patch submitted this week by:

  * Katherine Elliott, HP


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