CCCEU from a distanceLeo Simons
Schuberg Philis has quite the presence at the cloudstack collaboration conference this week! It's rather quiet at the office this week. You see, my team does a lot of work with and for apache cloudstack, and this is the week of the CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe (#ccceu14), where a lot of my colleagues are attending and/or presenting:
- Hugo (in his role as VP for the cloudstack project) delivered the cloudstack state of the union and was on the networking panel
- Funs and Roeland were part of the What's Next panel
- Miguel presented a scientific analysis of the code under the hood of cloudstack, Working on a Skyscraper in the Early Years of the XX Century (slides)
- Gérard presented How to Run a Bank on Apache CloudStack
- Joris presented Troubleshooting Apache CloudStack these are his slides
- As I'm typing this, Sten is presenting his Grumpy Guide to Cloudstack Operations
- After that, Hans presented psCloudstack internals here are his slides
- At the poster session that wraps up the conference, Daan presented our poster Redundant Virtual Routers for Virtual Private Clouds (poster)
We made a clear decision here to not just send our software developers, but also some of the people who build and operate our mission critical cloud, and some of the people that manage the customer applications running on that cloud environment. We find internally that it is vital to have close collaboration between those groups, and I'm confident the same dynamics will work quite well at the conference in beautiful Budapest.
The nature of our business leads to a relentless focus on robustness and quality in everything we do, more so than in environments where not everything is as mission critical. It's great to see that we can share that perspective with the open source community, helping to raise the quality bar for cloud computing.
It's a wonderful paradox of software development that to make such cool changes reality, you have to do what some may call 'boring' things...so as my colleagues wrap up the conference, and hopefully find a few beers to enjoy Budapest, it's back to some more redundant router test case failure debugging for me!