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From Giles Sirett <>
Subject [promote] ACS European User group 26 June
Date Thu, 05 Jun 2014 07:42:42 GMT

Please help promote our upcoming European user group meeting. Details below

Summer meeting of CloudStack European User group.
As always, we will have some great speakers, the chance to meet with other CloudStack users,
some beers and pizza
IMPORTANT NOTE: the last two user groups have sold out and we've had a waiting list for places.
Please ensure you are able to attend before booking tickets


• Welcome, introduction & CloudStack news roundup – Giles Sirett, ShapeBlue
• Providing load balancing as a service by provisioning on-demand highly available load
balancer pairs per tenant – can it work for CloudStack? - Samuel Bercovici, Radware
• Designing a production ready CloudStack Cloud - Geoff Higginbottom, ShapeBlue
• using a cloudstack powered public cloud- Antoine Coetsier, Exoscale
• Creating a Docker Cloud - Sam Corbett, Cloudsoft
• Running Desktop Workloads on CloudStack with Citrix XenDesktop – Donal Lafferty, Citrix

Giles Sirett is CEO & founder of ShapeBlue, the leading independent CloudStack integrator
& consultancy. He is a committer and PMC member of the Apache CloudStack project and also
Chairman of the European Cloudstack User Group. He has worked with many high-profile organisations,
helping them strategise , design and implement CloudStack based clouds. Giles is an active
contributor to the Apache CloudStack project and has spoken at all CloudStack Collaboration
conferences, “Build an Open-source Cloud days” and many other events on the subject. When
not boring his friends about CloudStack, Giles can be heard regularly boring people about
his quest to become British Masters 100m freestyle champion. Don’t ask!
Samuel Bercovici is director of product management at Radware in charge of integration of
Radware's load balancer services with cloud systems such as OpenStack and VMware (vCD, vCAC).
 Geoff Higginbottom is CTO of ShapeBlue and a leading global authority on the design of Cloud
infrastructures based on CloudStack and CloudPlatform. He is a committer in the Apache Cloudstack
project and has designed many global clouds for both public and private cloud use-cases. He
combines his deep cloudstack knowledge with extensive experience in a range of network, storage
and compute technologies. When not building clouds, Geoff likes to talk about building clouds.
 Antoine Coetsier is CEO at exoscale. With more than 10 years experience in the service provider
business, Antoine oversees all aspects of the exoscale cloud platform. Antoine is also focused
on industrialization and security, being a CCSK holder.
Sam Carter is Senior Software Engineer at CloudSoft
Donal Lafferty is a Senior Software Development Engineer, Cloud Research & Integration
at Citrix Systems. Donal’s focus at Citrix is cloud integration. He writes plugins for the
Apache CloudStack cloudOS and extend existing Citrix products to take advantage of IaaS clouds.

Kind Regards

Giles Sirett

D: +44 20 3603 0541 | S: +44 20 3603 0540 | M: +44 796 111 2055 | | Twitter:@shapeBlue

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