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Suspending and Restarting the OpenStack Cookbook Lab

In our previous post about Installing the OpenStack Cookbook on OSX, we explored the simple first steps needed to get our OpenStack lab environment up and running on OSX. This is OSX specific, but quite similar to the lab being run on Windows and Linux. I will put together a quick post to show how to do the same on …

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Installing the OpenStack Cookbook on OSX

As an advocate for OpenStack, I am always keen to help give newcomers to the open cloud ecosystem a chance to have a positive learning experience. A great tool for that is the OpenStack Cookbook lab. I’ve been lucky enough to have helped a little along the way as a reviewer for the 2nd edition of the book, and to …

November 2015 London/UK VMUG Recap

Having just finished up a trans-Atlantic trip, I am reminded again about how important the community is. The theme of the VMUG may be changing as we watch the progression in technology, but the core importance has not changed, and if anything, has strengthened. Meeting of the Mentors A few folks in the community stand out personally for me from …

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OpenStack by the Numbers: Welcome Kilo!

As April 30th arrived, so did the next named release of OpenStack. Kilo is the 11th official release of OpenStack since its inception in 2010. Born of the with great hopes and minds at Rackspace and NASA, the widely known open cloud ecosystem continues to gain steam, awareness, and sometimes a little bit of criticism. Whether you’re using OpenStack today …