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[Fsuk-manchester] Reminder: MFS Talk. Tues, 19 July. "Controlling your C

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] Reminder: MFS Talk. Tues, 19 July. "Controlling your Cloud: Puppetising OpenNebula", Ken Barber.
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2011 19:26:52 +0100
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It's on the coming Tuesday.

On 08/07/11 09:16, Michael Dorrington wrote:
> Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.
> * Talk: Controlling your Cloud: Puppetising OpenNebula.
>         http://www.puppetlabs.com/puppet/
>         http://opennebula.org/
> * Speaker: Ken Barber, Puppet Labs.
> * Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
> * Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
> "(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)"
>   http://madlab.org.uk/
> * Date: Tuesday, 19th July 2011 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
> * Start time: 19:00
> * Finish time: 20:30
> Details
> -------
> Free Software is about having control of your computing. Cloud computing
> is a platform that allows rapid deployment and scalability. Cloud
> computing is often done on someone else's cloud and so you lose control.
> But it needn't be that way, you can run your own cloud and use Free
> Software, so you are controlling your cloud.
> OpenNebula is a free software cloud computing platform.
> Puppet is a free software "platform for IT systems management". It
> enables a desired server state to be described in high level way and the
> server be brought into that desired state. More information at
> http://www.puppetlabs.com/puppet/ .
>     "The talk will cover deploying and controlling an OpenNebula private
> cloud using Puppet. This will also give an insight into how you can use
> Puppet to configure other systems."
> The event will include a Q&A session, discussion and then lively debate
> in the pub afterwards.
> Speaker
> -------
> "Ken Barber is an employee of Puppetlabs and has 12 years experience in
> Configuration Management as a Systems Engineer in the telecommunications
> and ISV industry. He has worked for such companies as Research in
> Motion, Alfresco Software and Singtel Optus Australia."
> Location
> --------
> The meeting will take place at the usual time, 7pm, at Madlab on Edge
> Street in the Northern Quarter. "(Between Thomas St and the Craft
> Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)". The venue provides wifi. The
> talk is followed by an informal discussion in the bar opposite (A Place
> Called Common <http://www.aplacecalledcommon.co.uk/>).
> Transport
> ---------
> Parking: Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero
> cost after 6pm on Tuesday but get full up. There are paid parking lots
> around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
> <http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=53.48427&lon=-2.23652&zoom=15&layers=M>.
> A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP
> <http://www.ncp.co.uk/>. If you can't decide otherwise then park in
> Manchester Arndale <http://www.manchesterarndale.com/directions.aspx>.
> Public Transport: Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill
> tram station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close
> to Madlab, see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
> <http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=53.48427&lon=-2.23652&zoom=15&layers=M>.
> Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
> Station are not too far either.
> Further details at <http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2011-07-19>.
> More Information
> ----------------
> General information about Manchester Free Software meetings can be found
> on our website.
> * http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/Meetings
> * http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2011-07-19
> If you would like five minutes to tell us about something, please
> contact us at <address@hidden>.

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