This week’s highlight: Interview with Atul Jha co-organizer of the OpenStack Day in Bangalore. For a recap of the most recent event click here. Also, you can register for the upcoming OpenStack Day in Bangalore 01-19-2013 here.

Enjoy reading the eighth issue of the Dell Open Source Ecosystem Digest, a collection of relevant technical content around OpenStack and Hadoop authored by Dell as well our partners and friends. Your feedback is appreciated greatly!

Interview with Atul Jha

Rafael: Atul, can you tell us about the OpenStack meetup in India? When did you start? Who's attending? What are the trending topics in the OpenStack community in India?

Atul: We started OpenStack meetup less than a year back. Most of the attendees have been newbies and people affiliated to companies with OpenStack project. In past 4-5 months we have seen lots of participation coming from college students as well. All the meetups we have a talk which covers basics of OpenStack project. We have had interesting talk on almost all the OpenStack components including the Swift/Nova/Keystone/Quantum. We also covered orchestration tools such as Juju and Crowbar in our talks.

Rafael: Tell us about OpenStack adoption in India. Who are the the drivers? Which trends do you see in OpenStack adoption in India?

Atul: We are seeing some traction in startups and system integrator companies. Even some Government Organizations in India are working/testing OpenStack for their use.

Rafael: How can people help promote OpenStack community activities in India?

Atul: Well, help us in whatever way you can by providing resource person to present in meetup, sponsor our events.

Rafael: Can you point us to OpenStack resources in India? Blogs? People to follow on Twitter?

Atul: Sure!

Slideshare: slideshare.net/openstackindia
Meetup: meetup.com/Indian-OpenStack-User-Group
Twitter: @openstackindia
Blog: openstack.org/blog
People to follow: @kavitaptira @syedarmani @mail2fashion @riteshnanda09 @koolhead17

OpenStack

Ceph: “Deploying Ceph with a Crowbar”
http://ceph.com/community/deploying-ceph-with-a-crowbar/

Ceph in the Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8i49NeWNgCM

Inktank: Dell landing page
http://www.inktank.com/dell/

Inktank: “Intro to Ceph with OpenStack” webinar 01-24-2013
https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/8847/63177

Inktank: “Ceph and Inktank at LISA12” by Roger Weeks
http://www.inktank.com/ceph-2/ceph-and-inktank-at-lisa12/

Mirantis: “A look at individual membership in the OpenStack Foundation” by David Fishman
http://www.mirantis.com/blog/a-look-at-individual-membership-in-the-openstack-foundation/

OpenStack Foundation: “Event Report: OpenStack Day, Bangalore, India”
http://www.openstack.org/blog/2012/12/event-report-openstack-day-bangalore-india/

Piston Cloud: “How OpenStack is Changing the World: Thoughts from UP 2012” by Joshua McKenty
http://www.pistoncloud.com/2012/12/openstack-changing-the-world-up-2012/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=openstack-changing-the-world-up-2012

Piston Cloud: “My 2012 Predictions: Did they happen?” by Joshua McKenty
http://www.pistoncloud.com/2012/12/2012-predictions-did-they-happen/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2012-predictions-did-they-happen

Rackspace: “An Introduction To Hybrid Hosting” by Paul Croteau
http://www.rackspace.com/blog/an-introduction-to-hybrid-hosting/

SUSE: “Learn about SUSE Cloud” by Andreas Jaeger
https://www.suse.com/blogs/learn-about-suse-cloud/

SUSE: “SUSE & Dell World” by Phillipp Rockrell
https://www.suse.com/blogs/suse-dell-world/

SUSE: “SUSE and Dell Partner for Enterprise OpenStack Solutions” by Michael Miller
https://www.suse.com/blogs/suse-and-dell-partner-for-enterprise-openstack-solutions/

Hadoop

Cloudera: “Register for any Cloudera Administrator Training for Apache Hadoop class scheduled until March 31, 2013, and get a free ebook copy of Hadoop Operations by Eric Sammer.”
http://university.cloudera.com/training/apache_hadoop/administrator.html

Datameer: “Big Data – Crossing the Chasm in 2013!” by Stefan Groschupf
http://www.datameer.com/blog/big-data-analytics-perspectives/big-data-crossing-the-chasm-in-2013.html

Datameer: “Delivering Insightful Analytics in a Data Driven World” recorded webinar in collaboration with Cloudera
http://info.datameer.com/Web-Delivering-Insightful-Analytics-Data-Driven-World.html

Datameer: “On the Radar: Datameer” by Ovum Group
http://info.datameer.com/Web-ovum-on-the-radar-datameer.html

Datameer: “Building a Big Data Recommendation Engines” webinar 01-30-2013
http://info.datameer.com/Building-Big-Data-Recommendation-Engine.html

Datameer: “Reflecting on Big Data in 2012” by Joe Nicholson
http://www.datameer.com/blog/big-data-analytics-perspectives/reflecting-on-big-data-in-2012.html

Pentaho: “Big Data Speeds Across the Chasm” by Quentin Gallivan
http://blog.pentaho.com/2012/12/14/big-data-speeds-across-the-chasm/

Pentaho: “Top Industry Analyst Firms Recognize Pentaho’s Business Analytics Platform”
http://www.pentaho.com/press-room/releases/112/top-industry-analyst-firms-recognize-pentaho-s-business-analytics-platform/

Pentaho: “7 Things to Ask When Looking for Self-Service Analytics for Big Data Stores”
http://blog.pentaho.com/2012/12/18/7-things-to-ask-when-looking-for-self-service-analytics-for-big-data-stores/

Dell

“My Dilemma with Folsom – why I want to jump to G” by Rob Hirschfeld - Personal Blog
http://robhirschfeld.com/2012/12/06/dilemma-openstack-folsom/

“Crowbar 2 Design Meeting Dec 18” by Rob Hirschfeld - Personal Youtube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fdi6xD15TDU&feature=youtube_gdata

“What is enStratus? – DellWorld 2012” by Michael Coté - Personal Blog
http://drunkandretired.com/2012/12/15/what-is-enstratus/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cote+%28DrunkAndRetired.com%3A+Cot%C3%A9+Content%29

“I’d prefer my toilet to not fail fast – #InnoIT Think Tank” by Michael Coté - Personal Blog
http://drunkandretired.com/2012/12/14/fail-fast-toilet/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cote+%28DrunkAndRetired.com%3A+Cot%C3%A9+Content%29

“XPS 13 Developer Edition takes off” by Barton George - Personal Blog
http://bartongeorge.net/2012/12/19/xps-13-developer-edition-takes-off/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bartongeorge%2FnMQw+%28A+Blueprint+for+the+Cloud%29

“Ten Useful Openstack Swift Features” by Adrian Smith - Personal Blog
http://www.17od.com/2012/12/19/ten-useful-openstack-swift-features/

“【第二回】OpenStackボードオブディレクターTalk - MirantisのCo-Founder & EVP Boris Renski” by Oue Yoshihiro at Dell TechCenter Japan
http://ja.community.dell.com/techcenter/b/weblog/archive/2012/12/20/openstack-talk-mirantis-co-founder-amp-evp-boris-renski.aspx

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