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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Is Ubuntu the largest OS on EC2?

According to the statistics page on the Cloud Market, which claims to be "the most complete catalog of Amazon EC2 images", images using Ubuntu as the base platform have the largest share in their catalog.

Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud autoregistration features coming in Lucid

My colleague Thierry Carrez just posted a blog this weekend discussing the new autoregistration features of the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud that are coming up in Ubuntu 10.04LTS Server Edition.

T3N: "An introduction to cloud infrastructure for developers"

Last month, the German magazine T3N published an article that I wrote in English and which my colleague Torsten translated to German. Here is the original text I wrote before translation.

Working with a cloud infrastructure is not yet a common practice in the development community, and it is even less so for a local, on premises, private cloud infrastructure.  Using a cloud infrastructure service requires to understand a few new paradigms.  Having this infrastructure ready to service your developer's needs is not yet understood, but has much goodness to offer.  This article tries to give a few pointers on how to use it and what to expect from it.

Skills Matter presentation: What is Ubuntu cloud?

Thanks a lot to everyone that came to Skills Matter tonight for my presentation. I have really appreciated the quality of your questions and hope that my answers were satisfying.

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