[BALUG-Announce] REMINDER: BALUG TOMORROW (Tu) Tu 2011-04-19: GlusterFS - Petascale Cloud Filesystem, Anand Babu (AB) Periasamy ...

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu
Mon Apr 18 07:49:10 PDT 2011

REMINDER: BALUG TOMORROW (Tu) Tu 2011-04-19: GlusterFS - Petascale  
Cloud Filesystem, Anand Babu (AB) Periasamy ...

Reminder, and slight bit of update (books!):

In this issue (details further below):

2011-04-19 Tu: BALUG meeting Tu:
     GlusterFS - Petascale Cloud Filesystem, Anand Babu (AB) Periasamy
     Also, books, Linux CDs and other giveaway items.

2011-05-17: Cloud.com's Mark Hinkle, VP of Community, on: Open Source
     Solutions for Building and Deploying Private and Public Clouds

"Slides" from 2011-03-15 BALUG meetnig:
Jack Deslippe on Developing for Android
(and Android books for 2011-04-19 meeting)

Twitter! - follow BALUG on Twitter: BALUG_org


Bay Area Linux User Group (BALUG) meeting
Tuesday 6:30 P.M. 2011-04-19

Please RSVP if you're planning to come (see further below).

For our Tuesday 6:30 P.M. 2011-04-19 meeting, we're proud to present:

Anand Babu (AB) Periasamy, CTO Gluster[2] on
GlusterFS[1] - Petascale Cloud Filesystem

Title: - GlusterFS - Petascale Cloud Filesystem

Abstract: As the explosion of unstructured data continues unabated,
filesystems are under tremendous architectural strain.  Traditional and
hybrid filesystem architectures fail to meet the demanding challenges of
both public and private clouds and users in these environments struggle
with filesystem limitations.  The GlusterFS petascale filesystem
architecture is designed to easily handle massive amounts of
unstructured data and linearly scale performance and capacity in order
to efficiently manage unplanned spikes in performance and provide high
availability as a standard function of the filesystem. GlusterFS is an
Open Source filesystem.

Anand Babu (AB) Periasamy, CTO
As CTO and Co-founder, AB sets the vision and strategy for the Gluster
product platform.  Prior to Gluster, AB served as CTO at California
Digital Corporation[3] (CDC), where his work led to the scaling of the
commodity cluster computing to supercomputing class performance.  He
drove the adoption of cluster computing and GNU/Linux at enterprise data
centers and helped close strategic accounts at CDC.  In 2004, AB led the
development of the world's second fastest Supercomputer "Thunder", for
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory[4].  AB also serves on the board
of "Free Software Foundation - India[5]".  He is the author /
contributor of various other Free Software projects like GNU FreeIPMI
(Intelligent Platform Management Interface), GNU Garp (Gratuitous ARP
Daemon), bios-config (edit/replicate CMOS parameters), librpci/hdb (RPC
interpose for GNU Hurd) and Hymn/PlayFair (iTunes ripper), GNU Freetalk
(Scheme extensible messenger for Jabber, Google talk), and Freehoo
(Scheme extensible messenger for YahooIM).  He holds a Computer Science
Engineering degree from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India.

1. http://www.gluster.com/products/glusterfs/
2. http://www.gluster.com/
3. http://www.californiadigital.com/
4. http://www.llnl.gov/
5. http://www.gnu.org.in/

See also a bit further below for some additional goodies we'll have at
this meeting (CDs, etc.)

So, if you'd like to join us please RSVP to:


**Why RSVP??**

Well, don't worry we won't turn you away, but the RSVPs really help the
Four Seas Restaurant plan the meal and dining arrangements and such.
We've also tweaked our "door prize" / giveaway practices a bit - so
RSVPing and arriving sufficiently on time increases one's odds of
winning door prize(s) and/or getting first or earlier pick of giveaway

Meeting Details...

                       Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 2011-04-19

                       Four Seas Restaurant http://www.fourseasr.com/
                       731 Grant Ave.
                       San Francisco, CA 94108
                       Easy PARKING:
                         Portsmouth Square Garage at 733 Kearny:

Cost: The meetings are always free, but for dinner, for your gift of $13
       cash, we give you a gift of dinner - joining us for a yummy
       family-style Chinese dinner - tax and tip included (your gift
       also helps in our patronizing the restaurant venue and helping
       to defray BALUG costs such treating our speakers to dinner).

Additional goodies we'll have at this meeting (at least the following):

CDs, books, etc. - have a peek here:
Two books on Andriod from Pearson Education User Group Program:
and here:
We do also have some additional give-away and/or "door prize" items.


For our Tuesday 6:30 P.M. 2011-05-17 meeting, we're proud to present:

Cloud.com[1]'s Mark Hinkle, VP of Community, on:
Open Source Solutions for Building and Deploying Private and Public

As cloud computing has moved beyond hype, becoming a true
enterprise-ready tool that cuts IT costs and fits a variety of use
cases, IT is seeking new ways to efficiently and cost-effectively
build, deploy and manage clouds. Cloud.com's CloudStack Community
Edition, available under the GPLv3 license, is an open sourced
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) software platform that simplifies
the creation and management of public and private clouds. This platform
seamlessly integrates with existing data center infrastructure without
the need for modifications, special-purpose hardware or
reconfiguration, making it possible for users to instantly realize the
benefits of the cloud.

CloudStack Community Edition delivers several benefits including:

o Massive computing power - providing virtually unlimited CPUs
   on-demand, as required and billed by actual usage in public, private
   or hybrid deployments.
o Powerful API - Easily build, integrate and use applications based on
   common cloud APIs like Amazon's Web Services API, Citrix Cloud CenterT
   (C3) API and the vCloud API
o Secure Cloud Computing - Isolating compute, network, and storage
   resources by user, location and deployment.
o Comprehensive Service Management - Defining, metering, deploying and
   managing services to be consumed within your cloud.
o Automated resource distribution - delivering capabilities to automate
   the distribution of compute, network and storage while adhering to
   defined policies on load balancing, data security and compliance.
o Real-time visibility and reporting capabilities - ensuring compliance,
   security and comprehensive metering customer usage.
o Simplified management - empowering administrators to offset the daily
   management of services to the end users with a powerful self-service
   portal that gives the day-to-day management tasks to the user,
   enabling administrators to focus on more business critical issues
   while giving the client more control and agility over the service by
   providing a catalog of custom built and pre-defined machine images.

This session will provide best practices for building clouds, and a
technical overview and demonstration of CloudStack.

Mark Hinkle is Cloud.com's Vice President of Community where he is
responsible for driving all of the community efforts around the
Cloud.com's leading open source, cloud computing software and
ecosystem. Before that he was the force behind the Zenoss Core open
source management projects adoption and community involvement, growing
community membership to over 100,000 members.  He is a co-founder of
both the Open Source Management Consortium and the Desktop Linux
Consortium, has served as Editor-in-Chief for both LinuxWorld Magazine
and Enterprise Open Source Magazine, and authored the book, "Windows to
Linux Business Desktop Migration" (Thomson, 2006). Mark has also held
executive positions at a number of technology start-ups, including
Earthlink, (previously MindSpring)--where he was the head of the
technical support organization recognized by PC Computing and PC World
as the best in the industry--Win4Lin and Emu Software.

1. http://www.cloud.com/


"Slides" from the BALUG 2011-03-15 meeting:
Jack Deslippe on Developing for Android
See also:
Two books on Andriod from Pearson Education User Group Program:


Twitter! - follow BALUG on Twitter: BALUG_org

You can now follow BALUG on Twitter. We're still working out exactly
how we'll use that BALUG_org account on Twitter, but follow us there,
and we'll likely include at least some announcements and updates.
Thoughts/feedback on how we use that Twitter account? - drop us a note
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