What about billing in OpenStack? An introduction to Ceilometer

This afternoon at the OpenStack conference in San Diego, Doug Hellmann and I presented the ceilometer project.  Here are the slides that we used.

Thanks to the attendees for joining us.  Very warm feeling to see all the interest in this project.

Ceilometer 0.1 (Folsom) for OpenStack Released!

We are pleased to announce today the release of ceilometer 0.1 (Folsom).  As its version number implies, it is still a project in its infancy, as it has not yet been incubated as an OpenStack project.  It should, however, be ready to be used by the most adventurous ones as it offers a fairly nice coverage of OpenStack, a workable database backend, and a clean and sweet admin API to retrieve metering information from.

Ubuntu, the only web server OS showing growth?

According to W3Techs, Ubuntu is the only web server OS showing a continuous growth rate for (at least) the last year. After passing Suse and Fedora last year, we passed in front of RHEL usage in July.  CentOS and Debian are still ahead though.

Usage of Linux for web sites, W3Techs

Tout sur le cloud en Septembre à Paris

[English version below]

Vous souhaitez tout savoir sur le Cloud? Je participe et co-organize deux évènements sur Paris la troisième semaine de Septembre:

OpenStack in Action, le 21 Septembre, Avec Rackspace (representé par le Project Leader de Nova/OpenStack Compute, Vish Ishaya) , eNovance, UShareSoft, Dell, OW2 et Canonical.

Steady increase of Ubuntu jobs demands and news

Stephen O'Grady (RedMonk) recently published on SlideShare a sample of his report on the "State of Novell".  Of course, I had a twisted look at it with an Ubuntu perspective, and while some of the data was already known to me, a few elements caught my attention.

First of all, the job trend graph from shows that job offers with some sort of Ubuntu skill are steadily growing:
(revision 18/03/11: using an updated graph showing debian as well as suggested by jef in comments)

UDD: Developing applications for the cloud

Last week I was invited to present a talk on "Developing applications for the cloud" in Bengalore, India for Canonical's first ever Ubuntu Developer Day. First time in India, first time presenting that talk, that was enough to make me a little nervous ahead of time, but all went fine.

Canonical joins the OpenStack community

OpenStack today have made a number of announcements about the Bexar release of their cloud stack and we were delighted to be able to confirm its inclusion in the repositories for Ubuntu 11.04 as well as officially joining the community. We have been engaged with the OpenStack community informally for some time. Some Canonical alumni have been key to driving the the OpenStack initiative over in RackSpace and there has been a very healthy dialogue between the two projects with strong attendance at UDS and at the OpenStack conferences by engineers in both camps.

UEC on Dell Servers is out - What a journey!

So, for those of you whom have put their head in the soil for the last 24 hours, I have big news: UEC on Dell Servers, Standard Edition, is out! The press pick up on our PR has been great, which is in-line with the reports I have got from our attendance at Dell FRS last week.

2010 Eclipse survey released: Linux and Ubuntu still growing

The 2010 Eclipse community survey [PDF] has just been released, and again Linux and Ubuntu is showing strong growth on the developer workstations. Some of you may remember my post on this subject last year.

From last year Windows continued its decline, while Linux continued its ascent as a developer platform:

OS usage a development platform

Working from the ODS document that provides additional data, I then dug up the linux OS stats.  Ubuntu has grown from 14.4% last year to 18.3% this year, or 56.1% of those running Linux as their development platform.

Open Cloud track at the Open World Forum

The third Open World Forum – which will happen in Paris on 30 September and 1 October 2010 – will bring together open technology decision-makers from around the world, under the banner of Open Innovation and Free / Open Source. Some 1,500 participants from 40 countries are expected to attend, to cross-fertilize initiatives and map out the digital future (the 2010 version of the site was put online yesterday, if you are interested in the other tracks).

This year the committee asked me to join them in helping David Sapiro put together the Open Cloud track, and I am very happy to announce that this is now complete.  We may have a couple additional late comers that will be added, but I think we now have what looks likes an excellent speaker list that will allow us to go quite far in our panels and think-tank. 

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