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May 25, 2012, 2:28 PM

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OpenStack Community Newsletter — May 25

Highlights of the week


S3 emulation to OpenStack Swift has moved
<http://blog.chmouel.com/2012/05/24/s3-emulation-to-openstack-swift-has-moved/>

Following PPB’s decision of May 15 meeting
<http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/openstack-meeting/2012/openstack-meeting.2012-05-15-20.00.log.html>
the S3 emulation layer to OpenStack Swift has moved to a new home:
https://github.com/fujita/swift3

[more...]
<http://blog.chmouel.com/2012/05/24/s3-emulation-to-openstack-swift-has-moved/>


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
<http://www.openstack.org/blog/2012/05/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.

[more...]
<http://www.openstack.org/blog/2012/05/openstack-melbourne-australia-meetup-may-15/>


Where would you like to find starter docs and articles?
<http://www.openstack.org/blog/2012/05/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
<https://github.com/dellcloudedge/crowbar/wiki/OpenStack-Essex-Deploy-Day>

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

[more...]
<https://github.com/dellcloudedge/crowbar/wiki/OpenStack-Essex-Deploy-Day>


Proposal for OpenStack Identity API v3
<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s9C4EMxIZ55kZr62CKEC9ip7He_Q4_g1KRfSk9hY-Sg/edit>

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).

[more...]
<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s9C4EMxIZ55kZr62CKEC9ip7He_Q4_g1KRfSk9hY-Sg/edit>


OpenStack Deployments in Scientific Environment
<http://markmail.org/message/m4xov6lfnbpnsrg3>

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...]
<http://openstack.markmail.org/thread/fesi3jesmu3qx7gv>.

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
<http://www.meetup.com/IGTCloud/events/53864922/>
* OpenStack in action 2! – Production ready
<https://openstackinaction2productionready.eventbrite.com/> May 31,
2012 – Paris, France Details
<https://openstackinaction2productionready.eventbrite.com/>
* Return of the Ceph Lords
<http://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-LA/events/60615382/> May 31, 2012 –
Los Angeles, CA Details
<http://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-LA/events/60615382/>
*
OpenStack Essex Deploy Day
<https://github.com/dellcloudedge/crowbar/wiki/OpenStack-Essex-Deploy-Day>
May 31, 2012 – Various, around the world Details
<https://github.com/dellcloudedge/crowbar/wiki/OpenStack-Essex-Deploy-Day>
* 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...]
<http://wiki.openstack.org/Governance/Foundation/EDCandidateCommittee>
* 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
<http://markmail.org/message/2dho3wvxj4oevkjm>
* 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
<http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/openstack-meeting/2012/openstack-meeting.2012-05-22-21.02.html>
and full log
<http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/openstack-meeting/2012/openstack-meeting.2012-05-22-21.02.log.html>


Welcome new contributors

Celebrating the first patch submitted this week by:

* Katherine Elliott, HP

//

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