At OSI Days Bangalore, India we OpenStack India team organized a mini-conf. It was well accepted & we had many new faces participating as attendees as well as speakers. You can check the schedule of event here
Its great to see so many students and professional folks joining our event. Last but not least Q/A session was my favorite part.
Thanks to organizers of OSI Days for graciously granting us venue like they did last year.
I know am too late to write about it but its better to write about an event rather than not.
Its been great year for OpenStack India community, we crossed over 1700 members & at same time during the event met a lot many startup folks. Some of them are simple system integrators and some are working as solution provider while others are involved in product testing. It should be noted that companies like HP, DELL, Cisco and other multinational already has big team working from beginning. I was fascinated to find that one of the biggest ISP provider in India Netmagic is already using Swift in production & soon moving compute to Nova.
Thanks to all our sponsors & OpenStack foundation for the support, you can read the whole event report here We as folks from OpenStack India team really worked hard to make this happen.
1. Sql is not dead
Well i remember people calling SQL based databases historic or dead and what not. I don`t see it going anywhere. Oracle will keep minting $$ & on Open Source champions like MySql and Postgres will go along well in deployment with most web CMS & technology. Even the cloud computing like AWS has extended its support on Postgres
2. WebRTC is kicking butt
In case you have still not heard of WebRTC, you better start looking out for it. The project will change the way real time communication is taking place on web. The fun thing is giants like Cisco and Google are battling it out for theirs as default codec.
3. OpenStack will be Defacto cloud enabler
I don`t give much attention to analysts when they say OpenStack has no real deployments. I clearly seeing the project making great strides in many areas. The modularity of OpenStack allows its component integrated with multiple technology. Companies like Concur, MercadoLibre, Disney are using Swift [Object Storage component of OpenStack] in real production case. Yes these companies are using various other technology & some are not even using Cloud.
4. Azure & IBM will keep battling out with AWS
Azure & $MSFT will do great with cloud reason, they already have an ecosystem. ex- Office365. Microsoft will tweak there licensing cost to move all there traditional customers to cloud. Softlayer acquisition by IBM clearly shows the future of cloud in enterprise is AWESOME. Everyone is serious.
5. People will keep talking about Big Data and NoSql
And last not the least people are usual will keep talking about Big Data & NoSql, venture capitals will keep funding startups. In reality you cannot add big data in all the use cases, i would prefer R or Python Panda for doing same stuff on smaller level.
6. PaaS PaaS PaaS baby
Yes platform as a service will remain another dominating topic for CIO & to be discussed among social media circuit. OpenShift & Cloud foundry will keep making technology polished and awesome.
Current Mood (Excited)
What an incredible journey this has been. We are celebrating 3rd birthday of OpenStack, the Open Source cloud computing software for building clouds. We have had awesome journey so far and will continue rocking.
How it started?
Rackspace + NASA = OpenStack
Where are we now? 
Rackspace + RedHat + Canonical + IBM + HP + DELL + Cisco + VMware <Insert your company here, i must have missed 150+ others> = OpenStack
To produce the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform that will meet the needs of public and private cloud providers regardless of size, by being simple to implement and massively scalable.
Our Definition of “OPEN“
How are we doing?
Over 1000 contributors making project super awesome.
Over 10271 from 124 countries are part of this revolution.
OpenStack is in production over into multiple domain from research/enterprise/telcos many public private cloud providers are selling services on top of it as well.
Me & OpenStack
I have been lucky to see the overall project grow from beginning & contribute to the project whatever way i can. I made many friends in this tenure & got to know many things about cloud/technology.
One More Thing
I see OpenStack giving me freedom to select a particular technology every level of my technology/deployment stack, be it OS/Hypervisor/Network/Storage/DevOps. I see OpenStack as a technology which gives rise to many providers & they take on with commercial vendors. I know every now and then our critics and competitors come up with one or the other theory/analysis/graph/prediction/hypothesis. I am a proud Indian and i believe in what, Mahatma Gandhi father of nation told us
First they ignore you,
then they laugh at you,
then they fight you,
then you win.
How can you help & join us?
Its still not late, you can be part of this project many ways. Please go through the links below to understand & join us.
How To Contribute
How a non developer can contribute to OpenStack
I will go eat some cake !!!
I been lucky this time to attend the OpenStack Summit summit hosted in Portland. Why am saying lucky because :–
1. I was finally able to meet a lot of developers and friends whom i been interacting over 2 years on IRC for help/support related to various OpenStack related issues.
2. I could witness how awesome the overall project has evolved over span of two years, over 2000 participants & so many new faces in the dev room. I am saying this because i have been part of the project from almost day 0.
3. I could see same people talking/tweeting/speaking about OpenStack who been fighting with us in past about our project & everything we were doing.
4. I could finally meet guys from various other enterprises & talk to them about how they can help us with the support in strengthening OpenStack India community.
5. Interacting with global OpenStack community & sharing/exchanging thoughts about our OpenStack India Community.
6. Last not the least meeting again some of the super awesome folks whom i been following on Twitter & other social media space for help/support & who have been always helpful to me.
And lastly i could eat Voodoo Donuts thanks
@MichaeljonF to for that.
We had great Openstack Day event in Bangalore, details of event and report can be found here http://www.openstack.org/blog/2012/12/event-report-openstack-day-bangalore-india/
Stackers across India gathered in Bangalore on 14th October for celebrating OpenStack Day.
So i am done with attending Pycon presenting OpenStack there.
Sides can be downloaded from http://www.slideshare.net/koolhead17/pycon-india
It was a learning experience for me am sure next presentations will be much better. I was too fast in presenting, one of the main criticism i had to face.
I did got some compliments as well.