FLOSSUK 2014The yearly spring meeting of the FLOSS UK takes place in Brighton this year. The venue in the Old Ship Hotel in Brighton is typical british and about 100 meters away from the ocean. Independent from the lovely countryside i have the chance to take about our way from manual configured XEN-Instanes to a fully fledged OpenNebula-Cloud. Using OpenNebula for years know, is a big advantage for us and helps us a lot in our daily business.

There was a lot of activity in the OpenNebula Project the last year, so i have much things to talk about. Native GlusterFS Support, improved Network and Storage Drivers are just a few examples about that. If you are in Brighton or have a chance to come over please join my talk tomorrow.

I talked to several people yesterday and many of them gave OpenNebula a shot after listening to my last years talk about it. There is nothing better i think :-)

Though OpenNebula may seem the obvious choice, believe it or not there are still some that patch together complicated solutions to solve their day-to-day data center virtualization challenges. To bring some light to the darkness, I’ll join FLOSS UK Spring Conference next Wednesday and Thursday (20 – 21 March) to give a talk on OpenNebula.

FLOSS UK (previously UKUUG) is the UK’s oldest open systems user group. I’ve enjoyed the Leeds and Edinburgh conferences over the past two years, and found them a guarantee for interesting talks. This year should be no different, and the conference will take place in Newcastle upon Tyne.

My talk will focus on OpenNebula’s current features as well as some upcoming ones for version 4.0. To avoid the possibility of a potential slide war, my talk will focus on a live demo of our OpenNebula setup in Nuremberg. Live migration of web servers on the fly is the best demonstration of reliable data center virtualization, and will be a good testimony to OpenNebula’s stability. If it doesn’t work, I may still have a warm welcome back in the office – that being said, failing is not an option!

If you still have no plans for next week, come over to Newcastle and join me at the FLOSS UK Spring Conference 2013. I look forward to seeing you there!