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Crash Course in Open Source Cloud Computing

Mark Hinkle (The Linux Foundation )
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This crash course is designed to give an overview of cloud computing architecture and the open source software that can be used to deploy and manage a cloud computing environment.

Topics to be discussed in this session will include virtualization (KVM, LXC, and Xen Project), orchestration (Apache CloudStack, Eucalyptus, Open Nebula, and OpenStack), and storage (GlusterFS, Ceph, and others). The talk will also provide insight into how to deliver Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and what technologies can be used to compliment this evolving cloud computing paradigm.

Systems administrators and IT generalists will leave the discussion with a general overview of the options at their disposal to effectively build and manage their own cloud computing environments using free and open source software and understand the capabilities and benefits of a host of technologies.

This session is sponsored by Citrix

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Mark Hinkle

The Linux Foundation

Once upon a time, a lot longer ago then he wished Mark Hinkle was born in a small Pennsylvania town and through the most unlikely sequence of events ended up as a technologist involved in the development and evangelism of free and open source software. Mark has written extensively on open source as the former editor-in-chief of LinuxWorld Magazine and for numerous other publications (Network World, Forbes, He currently is the Senior Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix Systems where he helps support the Apache CloudStack and projects. You can find his blog at and you can follow him on Twitter @mrhinkle.

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pete petersen
07/23/2014 9:37am PDT

Hey,found them here, Mark: <> Thanks again, Pete

pete petersen
07/23/2014 6:52am PDT

Hi Mark, I still don’t see the slides in the Speaker Slides pull down at: <>

… can you post them, please, or can they be found somewhere else? Thanks very much! Pete

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Mark Hinkle
07/23/2014 4:20am PDT

Thx Pete, I added the link to the slides.

pete petersen
07/23/2014 4:01am PDT

Hi Mark, great presentation Tuesday on Open Source Cloud Computing… can you share the slides please? Didn’t see them at the Speaker’s Slides Link. Thx, Pete