OpenStack is an open cloud computing platform founded by Rackspace and backed by NASA, see openstack.org. It's to counter the proprietary cloud offerings of Amazon's AWS and Microsoft's Azure. Ok, so maybe this doesn't exactly go under the 'operating systems' menu item, but it's pretty close.  From their meetup page:

This is the Atlanta OpenStack developer Meetup. We are a group of free software developers who are passionate about working together to help make the Openstack project a success!

Can't wait for the next meetup? Join us on IRC! We hang out on Freenode at #openstack-atlanta. See the Atlanta OpenStack Meetup page.

Upcoming OpenStack Meetups

Events - Atlanta OpenStack Meetup Group

Events - Atlanta OpenStack Meetup Group
  • Atlanta OpenStack Meetup Group

    Are you getting the most out of Cinder Block storage in OpenStack? Aaron Delp of SolidFire will talk with us about multiple Cinder topics as well as a live demo so there is always the chance this could go horribly wrong. We’ll cover: 

    - OpenStack storage and common use cases 

    - Cinder Architecture 

    - Cinder Base Features and Vendor Unique Features 

    - Boot From Cinder Volume 

    - What’s new in Juno 

    - Cinder best practices & gotchas 

    - Backups, Snapshots, Clones 

    - Lab Demo

    Atlanta, GA 30307 - USA

    Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 PM

    Attending: 20

    Details: http://www.meetup.com/openstack-atlanta/events/219694781/

  • Atlanta OpenStack Meetup Group

    Stay tuned for updates closer to the event's date!

    Atlanta, GA 30307 - USA

    Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 PM

    Details: http://www.meetup.com/openstack-atlanta/events/220639582/

  • Atlanta OpenStack Meetup Group

    Our speaker this month will beTim Fall, OpenStack Person of Infamy; and occasional Cloud Architect @ Midokura

    So you want to build a cloud? Or maybe you have a cloud already, and you want it to work. Well great, you got the first step out of the way, your users can create all the virtual machines they could possibly want. So everything should be unicorns and rainbows right? What happens when your users want to connect their machines to something else?

    How your users connect their virtual machines to the outside (and each other) is just as important, if not more, than the virtual machines themselves. For most of us, the cloud model we follow is the same one used at Amazon, Digital Ocean, Google Compute Engine, and all the others. Machines get an “internal” address and, if they want to connect to the outside, an “external” address. That’s it, chocolate or vanilla. So what happens if a user is writing a program that uses a clustered database? Can the databases be placed on their own network so they can be regulated? Do they need to go out to the external network and back in to communicate with the non-database components?

    If you’re going to virtualize your machines, why not virtualize the networks that connect them together? In this talk we’ll go over a new model for tenant-controllable networking that lets cloud operators give their users the ability to customize and control their networks, in the same way they do for compute power, storage, etc. We’ll also go over some use cases directly applicable to different cloud infrastructure. Finally, we’ll do a live demo of how networks can change on a programmatic time scale to accommodate even the most absurd needs. Plug your ears, we’re going to blow your mind.

    Atlanta, GA 30307 - USA

    Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 PM

    Attending: 1

    Details: http://www.meetup.com/openstack-atlanta/events/221110671/