Welcome to the second issue of the Dell Open Source Ecosystem Digest. For those who missed the first issue last Friday: It's a collection of relevant techincal content such as blogs, white papers and announcements around OpenStack and Hadoop authored by Dell as well our partners.

As initially announced, I will constantly expand the list of contributors. With this edition, I am adding enStratus publications as well as OpenStack Foundation content. Also, I am very excited that all (!) our key people at Dell in charge of our OpenStack and Hadoop activities allowed me to list their private blogs.

Consider the Dell Open Source Ecosystem Digest work in progress: It’s constantly evolving and changing. I appreciate your feedback on the digest as well as your contributions (if you have something to share with the Dell TechCenter Community … please let me know) - you can find my contact data at the bottom of the digest. Enjoy reading and watch out for the upcoming issue next Friday!


enStratus: “Hybrid Cloud Computing: Managing the Reality of Enterprise Cloud Computing.” (White Paper) http://www.enstratus.com/page/1/hybrid-cloud-wp-form.jsp

Mirantis: “Video: How Cisco Webex deploys OpenStack Private Cloud into Production.” by David Fishman http://www.mirantis.com/blog/cisco-webex-mirantis-openstack-private-cloud-production/

Mirantis: “Mirantis brings OpenStack Cloud to Open Storage Summit 2012.” by David Fishman http://www.mirantis.com/blog/mirantis-brings-openstack-cloud-to-open-storage-summit-2012/

Mirantis: “Making the most of your application performance on OpenStack Cloud.” by Piotr Siwczak http://www.mirantis.com/blog/making-most-of-openstack-compute-performance/

OpenStack Foundation: “Grizzly Release Schedule Published.” http://wiki.openstack.org/GrizzlyReleaseSchedule

OpenStack Foundation: “OpenStack Summit Videos are now Online.”


Datameer: “New Business Insights with Hadoop Analytics.” Webinar 7th November 10am PT / 1pm ET http://info.datameer.com/Analytics-and-Hadoop-New-Business-Insights.html


“One Million Reasons to Celebrate – DCS Ships its One Millionth Server.” Tracy Davis, VP / GM Dell DCS Team

“One Miiiiiiiilion Cloud Servers.” by Barton George - Private Blog

“HADOOP WEBINAR: ‘New Business Insights with Hadoop Analytics.’” by Joseph B. George - Private Blog

“Crowbar 2.0 Planning.” by Rob Hirschfeld - Private Youtube Channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbm95BdP4cU&feature=youtube_gdata

“Videos and Pictures from the OpenStack Summit San Diego.” by Kamesh Pemmaraju - Private Blog http://www.cloudel.com/videos-and-pictures-from-the-openstack-summit-san-diego/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=videos-and-pictures-from-the-openstack-summit-san-diego

“Open Source Community Competition.” by Stephen Spector - Private Blog http://spectorintexas.com/2012/10/24/open-source-community-competition/

Contributors - Dell Partners

Datameer was founded in 2009 by some of the original contributors to Apache Hadoop, Datameer has grown to a global team, advancing big data analytics. Datameer is headquatered in San Mateo, California, with offices in New York and Halle (Salle) in Germany. Company website: www.datameer.com

enStratus is a cloud infrastructure management solution for deploying and managing enterprise-class applications in public, private and hybrid clouds. Where cloud services software (i.e. Eucalyptus, Joyent and Citrix CloudStack) target the delivery of cloud as a service, enStratus is focused on the consumption of one or more cloud services from a single, consistent management platform. Think of enStratus as the enterprise console to the world of cloud computing. Company website: www.enstratus.com

Mirantis delivers OpenStack cloud and open source application infrastructure. With the largest pool of OpenStack engineering expertise on the market, Mirantis helps service providers, SaaS vendors and enterprises build and run robust OpenStack cloud infrastructure, powered by the full force of open source innovation. Its focus: vendor-independent cloud implementation uncompromised by opaque hooks or proprietary packaging. The company has a unique cost-effective delivery model, founded on years of deep software engineering experience for demanding Fortune 1000 companies. Customers include Cisco, Dell, GE, Agilent, NASA, The Gap, Axcient and Nexenta. Mirantis is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with engineering centers in Russia and Ukraine. Company website: www.mirantis.com

OpenStack Foundation is an independent body providing shared resources to help achieve the OpenStack Mission by Protecting, Empowering, and Promoting OpenStack software and the community around it, including users, developers and the entire ecosystem. Foundation website: www.openstack.org

Contributors - Dell Employees’ Private Blogs

Barton George Director of Marketing, Web Vertical at Dell. Private Blog: http://bartongeorge.net/

Joseph B. George Director, Product Strategy and Marketing, Cloud and Big Data Solutions at Dell. Private Blog: http://jbgeorge.net/

Rob Hirschfeld Software Development Principal Engineer at Dell. Private Blog: http://robhirschfeld.com/ and Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/rollingwoodcitizen

Kamesh Pemmaraju Senior Product Manager Cloud Solutions at Dell. Private Blog: http://www.cloudel.com

Stephen Spector Cloud Evangelist at Dell. Private Blog: http://spectorintexas.com/ and Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/xenuser


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Email: rafael_knuth@dellteam.com