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Introducing: OpenInfra Live—an hour-long series sharing production case studies, open source demos, industry conversations, and the latest updates from the global open infrastructure community!

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Thursday, January 06, 2022

A Year in Review: OpenInfra Highlights from 2021

It's been one year since the formation of the OpenInfra Foundation and the global community has produced more software, more production use cases, more collaboration than ever before. Join us as we look back at 2021, the software milestones, production growth, and momentum across the OpenInfra landscape.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

#BestOf OpenInfra Live

Launched by the OpenInfra Foundation in April of this year, OpenInfra Live has assembled the global community weekly to hear the latest trends and updates straight from the community itself. Join us as we go through our OpenInfra Live highlights reel.

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 15:00 UTC (9AM CT)

Berlin Summit 2022 CFP 101

As we approach the launch of the CFP (call for papers) for the upcoming OpenInfra Summit in Berlin (June 7-9), join members of the 2022 Programming Committee as they share their top tips and tricks for writing a winning submission and answer your questions on what they look for in talks.

FeaturingAmy Marrich (Getting Started), Arne Wiebalck (Private and Hybrid Cloud), Arkady Kanevsky (Hardware Enablement), Armstrong Foundjem (AI, Machine Learning & HPC)

Thursday, February 03, 2022 @ 15:00 UTC (9AM CT)

Large Scale Ops Deep Dive: OVHCloud

In this new format of the “Large Scale OpenStack” show, a panel of operators invites a special guest to talk about their deployment and discuss their operations. For this episode, our guest will be Arnaud Morin from OVHCloud, a large OpenStack public cloud currently deployed on 36 different regions across the world.

FeaturingArnaud Morin, Belmiro Moreira

Thursday, February 17, 2022 @ 15:00 UTC (9AM CT)

Linux OpenStack Kubernetes Infrastructure: The OpenInfra Standard

Organizations like AT&T, CERN, China Mobile, China Telecom, Verizon, Vodafone, and Yahoo have adopted the OpenInfra Standard and run it in production today. Similar to how LAMP stack became the standard for deploying web applications, LOKI helps operators identify successful patterns and combinations of technologies to build production infrastructure. This OpenInfra Live episode will discuss this emerging standard and why organizations have adopted these open source technologies together.

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

A Year in Review: OpenInfra Highlights from 2021

It's been one year since the formation of the OpenInfra Foundation and the global community has produced more software, more production use cases, more collaboration than ever before. Join us as we look back at 2021, the software milestones, production growth, and momentum across the OpenInfra landscape.


Thursday, December 16, 2021

#BestOf OpenInfra Live

Launched by the OpenInfra Foundation in April of this year, OpenInfra Live has assembled the global community weekly to hear the latest trends and updates straight from the community itself. Join us as we go through our OpenInfra Live highlights reel.


Thursday, December 9, 2021

Large Scale OpenStack: Operators’ Tricks and Tools

This new episode of the “Large Scale OpenStack” show will discuss operators' tricks and tools. In a live and direct discussion, our guests will reveal tricks and homegrown tools that they use in the trenches to keep their OpenStack clusters ticking like clockwork.

FeaturingBelmiro Moreira(CERN), Arnaud Morin(OVHCloud), Gene Kuo (LINE), Shatadru Bandyopadhyay (Workday), Axel Jacquet (Infomaniak), Thomas Goirand (Infomaniak)

Thursday, November 11, 2021

OpenStack Is Alive: Explosive Growth Among Production Deployments

The 2021 User Survey shows that the footprint of OpenStack clouds grew by 66% over the last year, totaling over 25 million cores in production. This increase has been contributed by organizations of all sizes around the world. During this episode of OpenInfra Live, we are going to talk to operators from Kakao, LINE, Schwarz IT, NeCTAR and T-Systems about what’s causing this OpenStack growth at their organization.

FeaturingPaul Coddington (ARDC Nectar) Reedip Banerjee (LINE) Yushiro Furukawa (LINE) Andrew Kong (Kakao) Nils Magnus (T-Systems) Adrian Seiffert (Schwarz) Marvin Titus (Schwarz) Carmel Walsh (ARDC Nectar)

Thursday, November 4, 2021

OpenInfra in Production: Hybrid Cloud

The hybrid cloud marketing is expected to reach $145 billion USD by 2026 and organizations worldwide are deploying a combination of open source and proprietary tools in production for this use case. Join us on OpenInfra Live as we kick off a series of episodes to talk about the organizations deploying hybrid cloud environments, the technologies they’re working with and the vendors who are supporting the production use cases. #OpenInfraLive

FeaturingDr. Abhisak Chulya (CEO, Nipa) Kob Kanokorn (Nipa) Muhammad Gill (VP of Industry Solutions, Wind River) Joshua Cornutt (CTO, ORock)

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Tackling Sustainability with Eco-friendly, Green Hardware

Join us as we discuss how chipmakers, hardware vendors, and data center architects are all working in concert to solve this problem.

FeaturingPeter Pouliot (Ampere), Laurent Bernou-Mazars (Exaion), Zac Smith (Equinix), and John Miranda (Intel)

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Large Scale OpenStack: Neutron scaling best practices

Networking is complex, and Neutron is one of the most difficult parts of OpenStack to scale. In this episode of the Large Scale OpenStack show, we will explore early architectural choices you can make, recommended drivers, features to avoid if your ultimate goal is to scale to a very large deployment. Join OpenStack developers and operators as they share their Neutron scaling best practices.

FeaturingThierry Carrez (OpenInfra Foundation) David Comay (Bloomberg; Operator) Ibrahim Derraz (Exaion; Operator) Slawek Kaplonski (Red Hat; ex-Neutron PTL) Lajos Katona (Ericsson; Neutron PTL) Mohammed Naser (CEO at VEXXHOST) Michal Nasiadka (StackHPC; Kolla-Ansible PTL)

Thursday, October 7, 2021

OpenStack Xena: Open Source Integration and Hardware Diversity

Come learn more about OpenStack Xena, the 24th release of the open source cloud computing project. Hundreds of developers from over 60 organizations delivered OpenStack Xena and this episode of OpenInfra Live will highlight some of the key features, what use cases are impacted and what operators can expect.


Thursday, September 30, 2021

OpenStack and Ceph

Ceph is a highly scalable distributed-storage open source solution offering object, block, and file storage. Join us as various Community members discuss the basics, ongoing development and integration of OpenStack with Ceph.

FeaturingTom Barron (Red Hat), John Fulton (Red Hat), Francesco Pantano (Red Hat), Loan Harrouin (Societe Generale), Mohammed Naser (VEXXHOST), Kendall Nelson (OpenInfra Foundation) and Pawel Sadowski (OVH).

Thursday, September 23, 2021

OpenInfra Days 2021 Recap

Join the volunteer organizers of OpenInfra Days to hear about the happenings at their latest local events, what they're looking forward to in the future, and learn what's happening with OpenInfra all over the world.

FeaturingMark Collier (OpenInfra Foundation), Akihiro Hasegawa (Cloud Operator Days Tokyo Organizer), Rico Lin (OpenInfra Days Asia Organizer), Sartika Lestari (OpenInfra Days Indonesia Organizer)

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Superusers: Where are they Now

Since the Paris Summit in 2014, the OpenInfra Foundation has hosted our annual Superuser Awards to recognize organizations that have used open infrastructure to meaningfully improve their business while contributing back to the community. Past winners will join us for this episode to discuss where they are now, what is next, and tips for organizations applying for this year's awards.

FeaturingJared Baker (The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR)) Belmiro Moreira (CERN) Mohammed Naser (VEXXHOST) Xiaoguang, Zhang and Zhiqiang Yu (China Mobile)

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Open Source Job Openings (and how to land them) Round Two

Are you looking for a job in open source? Curious about what companies might be right for you? Join us as we spotlight companies with open infrastructure job openings, hear straight from current employees about their day-to-day community involvement and hear what their organizations are looking for in candidates.

FeaturingTytus Kurek (Canonical), Suresh Srinivas (Intel), Ken Savich (Red Hat), Hind Naser (Vexxhost)

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Open Source Training Opportunities

Interested in learning more or improving your open source development skills? Looking to learn more about OpenStack and Kubernetes administration and prep for the Certified OpenStack Administrator or Certified Kubernetes Administrator exams? Join us as OpenInfra organizations discuss their training programs and how they can accelerate your open source career.

FeaturingHuang Chenhao (99 Cloud), Florian Haas (City Network), Erno Erdelyi (Component Soft), Paul Quigley (Mirantis), John Walter (Red Hat)

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Large Scale OpenStack: Discussing Software-Defined Supercomputers

When we talk about Large Scale, it usually refers to scaling out to hundreds of thousands of commodity nodes. But there is another dimension to Large Scale OpenStack: using OpenStack to build supercomputers to use in research and HPC. In this episode, operators of OpenStack supercomputers and HPC centers will discuss the unique challenges this use case brings.

FeaturingStig Telfer (StackHPC), Sadaf Alam (Swiss National Supercomputer Centre), Happy Sithole (Center for High Performance Computing South Africa), Steve Quenette (Monash e-Research Centre), and Jonathan Mills (NASA Goddard)

Thursday, August 19, 2021

OpenStack Basics

For the uninitiated, OpenStack's role in programmable infrastructure can be a little hard to understand unless you know its capabilities and how it works. Furthermore, to some people, OpenStack looks very similar to virtualization or simply like existing public cloud offerings. To fully understand this cloud platform, we will start at the origins of cloud technology and end at how today's OpenStack works.

FeaturingBen Silverman, Ildiko Vancsa

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Bare Metal: Ironic In Production

Join us as members from the Bare Metal SIG join us to discuss how Ironic works to simplify many of the hardships physical bare metal operators deal with on a daily basis, including an overview of the project, project roadmap, and use cases of Ironic in production.

FeaturingJulia Kreger (Red Hat), Mohammed Naser (Vexxhost), Mark Goddard (StackHPC), and Chris Krelle (NVIDIA)

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Kubernetes and OpenStack Working Together

The Kubernetes steering committee and OpenStack technical committee meet regularly to talk about cross-community learnings and collaboration opportunities. Join members of both governance bodies to ask questions about integration, cross-project support and how you can stay updated on the latest developments.

FeaturingChristoph Blecker, Jay Bryant, Ghanshyam Mann, Davanum Srinivas, Kendall Nelson

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Kata Containers Use Cases

The #KataContainers community is going to host community members from AMD, Ant Group, Apple, IBM, and Huawei to share how they’re running Kata. Kata Containers Architecture Committee members and upstream contributors will provide an update on community development and the project roadmap.

FeaturingSamuel Ortiz (Apple), Eric Ernst (Apple), Brent Hollingsworth (AMD), Hubertus Franke (IBM), Peng Tao (Ant Group), and Shaobao Feng (Huawei).

Thursday, July 15, 2021

How OpenStack Large Clouds Manage their Spare Capacity

One of the reasons workloads moved to virtualization and clouds was to avoid having underutilized resources. But as demand for resources goes up and down, the cloud itself can now have a lot of spare capacity. How do OpenStack-based large scale clouds manage their spare capacity? Join this live discussion between operators of private and public clouds with InMotion Hosting, CERN, NECTAR research cloud, Verizon Media, City Network and Open Telekom Cloud.

FeaturingBelmiro Moreira (CERN), Chris Bermudez (InMotion Hosting), Sam Morrison(NECTAR), Brendan Conlan (Verizon Media), Erik Johansson (CityNetwork), Viktor Molnar (T-Systems)

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The Role of Open Source in Digital Sovereignty

Johan Christenson, CEO of CityNetwork, hosts a discussion around the role of open source in digital sovereignty between Pierre Gronlier, CTO of Gaia-X, Kurt Garloff, CTO at Sovereign Cloud Stack, and Linda Siwe, Chief Commercial Officer at Binero.

FeaturingJohan Christenson, Pierre Gronlier, Kurt Garloff, Linda Siwe

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Building the Intelligent Edge with Open Source Technologies

Ildiko Vancsa will host Mark Collier, OpenInfra Foundation COO and Paul Miller, Wind River CTO, to learn about the results of the edge computing survey conducted by Wind River and provide insight into how upstream communities are making progress for this emerging use case.

FeaturingPaul Miller, Mark Collier, Ildiko Vancsa

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Open Source Job Openings (and how to land them)

Are you looking for a job in open source? Curious about what companies might be right for you? Join us as we spotlight companies with open infrastructure job openings, learn about their company cultures, and hear what they are looking for in candidates.

FeaturingCanonical, OVH, T-Systems, Whitestack

Thursday, June 17, 2021

How to Start Contributing Upstream to OpenInfra

Victoria Martinez de la Cruz, an OpenStack contributor who joined the community through the Outreachy internship program, will be joined by Kendall Nelson, OpenInfra Upstream Developer Advocate, and contributors who are just getting started. The group will discuss internships, mentoring, and how you can get started contributing upstream to open source projects like OpenStack, Airship, Kata, StarlingX and Zuul.

FeaturingVictoria Martinez de la Cruz, Kendall Kelson, Archana Kumari

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Upgrades in Large Scale OpenStack infrastructure: The Discussion

Keeping up with new OpenStack releases can be a challenge. In this continuation of the May 20 OpenInfra Live episode, a panel of large scale OpenStack infrastructure operators from Blizzard Entertainment, OVHcloud, Workday, Vexxhost and CERN, join us again to further discuss upgrades.

FeaturingBelmiro Moreira (CERN), Arnaud Morin (OVH). Mohammed Naser (Vexxhost), Imtiaz Chowdhury (Workday), and Joshua Slater (Blizzard)

Thursday, June 3, 2021

OpenInfra AMA (Ask Me Anything)

Are the hyperscale public clouds killing open source? Is open source actually secure? How does open source impact software supply chains? Join us as Jonathan Bryce (Executive Director, OpenInfra Foundation), Mark Collier (COO, OpenInfra Foundation) and Allison Randal (Board Chair, OpenInfra Foundation) answer all of your toughest questions live on Thursday, June 3rd 14:00 UTC. Share your questions with us in advance in the comments section of our social media channels like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

FeaturingJonathan Bryce, Mark Collier, Allison Randal

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Large Scale Open Source CI Featuring Zuul

Don’t merge broken code. Infrastructure at scale relies on quality software that is tested before it’s deployed. Operators rely on open source CI systems like Zuul for gating, scaling across organizations and cross-project dependencies.

FeaturingJim Blair, Mohammed Naser, and Jimmy McArthur

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Upgrades in Large Scale OpenStack infrastructure

Keeping up with new #OpenStack releases can be a challenge. At a very large scale, it can be daunting. In this episode of OpenInfra.Live, operators from some of the largest OpenStack deployments at Blizzard Entertainment, OVH, Bloomberg, Workday, Vexxhost or CERN will explain their upgrades methodology, share their experience, and answer the questions of our live audience.

FeaturingBelmiro Moreira (CERN), Arnaud Morin (OVH). Mohammed Naser (Vexxhost), Imtiaz Chowdhury (Workday), Chris Morgan (Bloomberg), and Joshua Slater (Blizzard)

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Open Edge Infrastructure Conundrums and Solution

As edge computing use cases demand the cloud to break out of large data centers, they also put new challenges on infrastructure as the scale and geographical distribution is going through a yet unprecedented growth.

FeaturingIldiko Vancsa, Gergely Csatari, Greg Waines, Matt Peters, and Mingyuan Qi

Thursday, May 6, 2021

The Future of the Network Depends on Open Infrastructure

How different would your daily life be without constant, reliable high speed access to the Internet? While network access and 4G speeds have continued to improve, the speed of those networks is expected to decline for 3.3 billion people. Bridging this digital divide and improving global connectivity are critical to human progress. What are the possibilities, where will commercial success be found and what needs to change to improve connectivity around the world?

FeaturingMartin Casado, Bruce Davie, Amar Padmanabhan, Jonathan Bryce, and Mark Collier

Thursday, April 29, 2021

OpenInfra Project Teams Gathering Recap

Join for a Project Teams Gathering (PTG) recap! Project leaders from OpenStack, Kata Containers, StarlingX, OpenStack Ironic, the Edge Computing Group, Scientific SIG, and Multi-Arch SIG provide recaps from discussions held at the PTG.

FeaturingKendall Waters, Fabiano Fidencio, Rico Lin, Greg Waines, Ildiko Vancsa, Julia Kreger, and Stig Telfer

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Behind the scenes of the OpenStack TC

The OpenStack Technical Committee is the governing body of the OpenStack open source project. It is an elected group that represents the contributors to the project, and has oversight on all technical matters. This includes developers, operators and end users of the software.

FeaturingAshlee Ferguson, Ghanshyam Mann, Jay Bryant, Julia Krieger, Thierry Carrez, Dan Smith, Mohammed Naser, Radosław Piliszek, and Belmiro Moreira

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Wallaby Release Community Meeting

Wallaby, the 23rd release of OpenStack, makes improvements to role-based access control (RBAC) and integration with other open source projects including Ceph, Kubernetes and Prometheus to strengthen open infrastructure for cloud native applications.

FeaturingErin Disney, Ghanshyam Mann, Kendall Nelson, Brian Rosmaita, Slawek Kaplonski, Julia Kreger, Balazs Gibizer, Xin-Ran Wang, Radosław Piliszek, and Goutham Pacha Ravi

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