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Yesterday I was at London Ceph Days, an event co hosted by Red Hat and Dell talking the latest Ceph goodness. Great venue near Barbican, well attended but for those who couldn't make it or geographically seperated by distance I thought I'd take a mini studio of HD video cam, and some small studio lights and do a recording with Russ Turk VP of Community at Inktank, now a Red Hat company.

Always a pleasure to talk with Russ, we have a mutual employment history going back a long time and he's genuinely passionate about storage, cloud and the open source movement that we've spent so long working to prosper.

Here's the video. It will scale up to 720 and 1080p if you change your viewing options accordingly.

 

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This weekends podcast talks about my thoughts around Linuxcon, I also put front and centre my thoughts about our responsibilities in the Open Source world.

Big thanks to Jim Zemlin, Stephanie Markowski and Jennifer Cloer for their hard work and diligence to help make Linuxcon such a success and inviting me there to podcast. As a card carrying paid up member of the Linux Foundation getting those podcasts recorded as professionally as possible and to draw attention to what Linux and Open Source is about is crucial.

In the past few weeks I've podcast about, and talked about the Gluster Community Day this coming Tuesday in Shoreditch, London. A free event starting at 2pm till 6pm, lots of great speakers, demos and lots more. I'm podcasting from there so if you fancy being on a show get down there and say hi. More information from the Gluster Community Page, and register via Eventbrite here. If you're into Openstack, storage, cloud, open source then this event is especially for you.

Now go listen to the podcast - this one's just me talking but it's a call to arms and important.

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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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If you're into Cloud and virtualisation you can't fail to have noticed that VMWorld is in full flow and heading into it's final throes at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco. We've made several announcements there mainly around OpenStack certification and training and also CloudForms which has been a puller to the booth (come see our team at Booth 522). I recorded a podcast last week with Bryan Che, which is indexed below which talks about CloudForms and VMWorld and I am supplementing it with a show I recorded midweek this week.

In the show I also talk about the London Gluster Community day happening at London SouthBank University on September 10th. I mention in the podcast a link to the Eventbrite registration page which you can find here.  I will be there, podcasting, so you could even end up on a show if you come along. I'll be doing more podcasts on the event in the run up with John Mark Walker so keep your ears peeled. So far we have the following line up for the day itself.

Gluster Community Day Agenda

10:00am - 10:30am - Snacks, introductions, networking

10:00am - 10:30am - The State of the Gluster Community

10:30am - 11:30am - What's New in GlusterFS 3.4

11:30am - 12:30pm - Adventures in Cloud Storage - Using GlusterFS and OpenStack
- Udo Seidel, Amadeus

12:30pm - 1:30pm - Lunch (on site)

1:30pm - 2:30pm - GlusterFS for SysAdmins - Tom Llewelyn, Red Hat

2:30pm - 3:30pm - Open

3:30pm - 3:45pm - Break

3:45pm - 4:45pm - Gluster for Developers

4:45pm - 5:00pm - Closing remarks

5:00pm - 6:00pm - Free-as-in-beer happy hour!

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Thanks to John Hardy of Red Hat Cloud BU for the photo above which he sent me overnight taken at the booth, showing lots of VMWorld attendees wearing their Red Hat caps. Got to love a bit of skunk marketing.

 

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