Big Data:
Datadog: Correlate metrics and logs with Datadog and Splunk
Splunk is a tool that lets you search, analyze, and create custom reports on your log data to help identify abnormal behavior in your infrastructure. With the new Datadog and Splunk integration, you can view the log alerts and reports that Splunk creates in the context of the infrastructure metrics and events that Datadog captures. Using Datadog and Splunk together, further increases your visibility into your infrastructure and helps identify the root cause of problems faster and with greater accuracy. Read more.

Datadog: Instrument Memcached performance metrics with DogStatsD
This post is the second of a two-part series on Memcached. In my first Memcached post, I showed you a typical web application request that can be optimized using Memcached and detailed how to collect general metrics from Memcached using the Datadog Agent. This week, I’m going to show you how to dive a bit deeper into your cache’s performance. Read more.

Datameer: How-to: Use PMML Plug-in for Predictive Modeling in Datameer
The other day I was discussing extreme global weather patterns with some of my colleagues, El Niño in particular. I started thinking that, with the help of a predictive model and our PMML Plug-in, we could use Datameer to predict the temperature of ocean currents, which is responsible for this type of climate phenomena. Read more.

eNovance: Vulnerability Management in Juno
During the summit in Atlanta, the Vulnerability Management Team gathered in a design session for the upcoming Juno cycle. Read more.

Lars Kellogg-Stedman: Firewalld, NetworkManager, and OpenStack
These are my notes on making OpenStack play well with firewalld and NetworkManager. Read more.

Mirantis: Supporting OpenStack Competitors: If Microsoft is doing it, Red Hat must too. The recent slew of articles from the Wall Street Journal and ReadWriteWeb stating that Red Hat won’t support customers who choose rival OpenStack distribution caused a wave of controversy. Since Mirantis was in the center of many of these discussions, I wanted to shed my perspective on the matter. Read more. Key insights from the OpenStack user survey
The best software prioritizes the needs of its users. Listening to the user and more closely involving them in all aspects of design, development, and documentation has been a key focus of this year's OpenStack Summit, which is wrapping up here in Atlanta today. Read more. OpenStack launches new marketplace of vendors
The OpenStack Juno Summit last week in Atlanta was a source of many new and exciting announcements, from both vendors and the OpenStack Foundation itself. One of the more interesting of such announcements was of a new OpenStack Marketplace. For those looking to explore their options in commercial offerings of OpenStack, from training to distributions to public clouds and more, the Marketplace is designed to help users better understand what resources are available. Read more.

Rackspace: Three Key Observations From OpenStack Summit Atlanta
At the OpenStack “Juno” Summit in Atlanta this week, more than 4,500 people packed the convention center to learn, share and experience the awesome that is the OpenStack community. Read more.

Sean Dague: Processing OpenStack GPG keys in Thunderbird
If you were part of the OpenStack keysigning party from the summit, you are currently probably getting a bunch of emails sent by caff. This is an easy way to let a key signer send you your signed key. Read more.

OpenStack Summit Atlanta 2014:
Getting started with OpenStack
OpenStack continues to grow exponentially as the de facto standard for open source Cloud platforms. But how can someone quickly get started with learning this exciting new technology? This workshop will walk participants through an overview of the OpenStack components and offer practical suggestions and resources for learning OpenStack. To demonstrate one way to get started, we will assist workshop attendees to set up a multi-node OpenStack cloud, on their laptops, using Red Hat's RDO and the Packstack utility. Watch the video.

Alice In Wonderland - DevOps and OpenStack Networking
Around 6 years ago I started working with some tools that focused on software engineering collaboration and automation for operations. At the time products like CFEngine and Puppet were the two main tools promoting this new way of doing operations and sharing within operations and software development. A year later Chef was born and I was fortunate enough to join Opscode as the 9th employee as an evangelist preaching this disruptive form of collaboration and automation. At the time a majority of IT infrastructure was managed by what I called the "Bob's" of the world. Bob's scripts, Bob's directories and Bob to death do us part. Trying to explain to Bob the benefits of collaboration and software engineering principles was a hard fought battle over the years. One of the compelling events that helped propel these ideas (what we now call Devops) was cloud computing in the form of IaaS for compute resources. Fast forward to 2014 and these infrastructure automation and collaboration battles still exist but the battles are far less bloody. Now a new war is emerging in the network operations and engineering space. Watch the video.

WhatTheStack? A Tool Based on Tempest to Verify your Deployments
OpenStack service interoperability is becoming a major requirement for developers and users of public clouds. With more and more OpenStack-based deployments available to the public it is getting harder and harder to choose a vendor that ensures API interoperability. To make things worse, you might want to have some external testing for verification. Watch the video.

Introduction to OpenStack Orchestration
In this session you will learn how the Orchestration capabilities of OpenStack, provided by the Heat project, can help make the deployment and management of your cloud workloads simpler and more robust by allowing you to represent infrastructure as code. Watch the video.

Hacking OpenStack for Padawans
This is where you'll learn how to hack OpenStack itself. You'll start by firing up your own OpenStack development environment, go on to modify OpenStack itself, and end the session learning how to contribute your modification back to the project. Sounds like a lot? That's because it is! Watch the video.

OpenStack from Zero to Nova: An Activity-Driven Workshop
Curious about OpenStack, but don't know where to start? In this hands-on tutorial, we will walk you through the basics of using OpenStack. No prior OpenStack knowledge is necessary. We will take you from zero to creating instances, both in the web client (Horizon) and on the command line. Watch the video.

Elastic Recheck - Tools for Finding Race Conditions in OpenStack
During the Havana release cycle we discovered Tempest was getting comprehensive enough that it would expose interesting timing problems in OpenStack in the OpenStack gate. Developers were used to calling these "flakey tests" and ignoring the negative results, however we saw a pattern emerge where the same pattern for a fail could be seen multiple times.Watch the video.

OpenStack Swift as a Backend for Git
Openstack Swift is an efficient way to store data and let you enjoy its data safety, high availability and horizontal scalability capabilities. Git is designed to store its objects using traditional block storage systems but they generally does not provided the same capabilities as Swift offers. Why not using Swift for storing Git repositories ? Watch the video.

Practical Docker for OpenStack
In this talk, we'll introduce you to Docker, provide examples for using Heat, and explain what changes are necessary when you deploy Nova with Docker. Finally, we'll explain some best practices to ensure you deploy Docker integrated OpenStack in a secure and scalable fashion. Watch the video.

OpenStack: Where Continuous Delivery and Distros Collide
Like many open-source projects, OpenStack uses a time-based release model. Feature development happens in a flurry of activity in the first part of each release cycle and then we taper, allowing enough time for many eyes to make shallow bugs" and for us to gain enough confidence in the quality of our release candidates. Even after a release, we continue to maintain a stable branch for issues found and fixed post-release. Watch the video.

Making Test-Driven Development [Somewhat] Bearable on OpenStack
While some developers may find it silly to create tests they know will immediately fail, this is actually the first step of test-driven development. Test-driven development not only results in better code, it also reduces those late night surprises when it comes to deploying the software. All developers know that they should adopt test-driven development practices, so why are so few actually doing it? The short answer is that it sucks writing tests. The goal of this talk is to demonstrate some of the tools that make test-driven development [somewhat] bearable on OpenStack environments. Watch the video.

Hitchhiker's Guide to DevOps Tools on OpenStack
Application deployment is hard work. Private cloud builders have in common enough scale and complexity to justify the need for API abstraction of their compute, storage and network needs. The applications deployed on these clouds are normally extremely complex. Building a cloud without rehosting application assets to it yeilds an unrealized investment. In this presentation, Lee Thompson will sample freely available open source tools which dramatically improve you ability to deploy applications onto Open Stack. Come hear the latest from tools like Barclamp, Chef, Forman, Juju, Puppet, Rundeck and others and start realizing your cloud investment. Watch the video.

Automation, Orchestration, Confusion? Taking the Discussion Up the Stack
Once you've got your OpenStack infrastructure in place, automating and managing application deployment is your next challenge to tackle. In this panel, we'll discuss the tools, approaches and frameworks available for OpenStack based application deployment today. Watch the video.