January 21, 2010

CloudCamp to Hold First OpsCamp for Cloud Operations and Development Professionals

January 19th, 2010 - (Austin, TX) - CloudCamp, an organizer of local events to exchange ideas, knowledge and information in a creative and supporting environment, advancing the current state of cloud computing and related technologies, today announced the first OpsCamp for systems management and cloud development professionals. OpsCamp is an event aimed at bringing together IT professionals who are interested in the evolution of systems management and application deployment as it bridges physical and virtual infrastructure and especially cloud computing technologies. The event will be a participant driven unconference style event made popular by events like BarCamp, Bloggercon and Mashup Camp.

Event Details

The event will be held in an unconference format starting with an Unpanel discussion about cloud computing followed by a self-organizing conference format where topics are proposed and then voted on by the attendees.

Saturday, January 30, 2010
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spider House Cafe
2908 Fruth St.
Austin, TX 78705

While attendance is free, RSVP is required: http://www.opscamp.org/austin

Event Sponsors

This free event is being made possible by the generous donations from the following sponsors:
 Bitnami - Cloud Deployable Software Stacks
 Reductive Labs - Open Source Data Center Automation
 Zenoss - Unlegacy IT Management Emphasizing Virtualization and Cloud Management

Supporting Quotes

Dave Nielsen, co-Founder CloudCamp

"With rapid change occurring in IT operations, we realized that a place is needed where operations personnel and sysadmins can meet to share their experiences, challenges and solutions. OpsCamp is organized as an unconference which encourages the open exchange of ideas around next generation technologies and strategies for IT Operations. End users, IT professionals and vendors are all encouraged to participate."

John M. Willis, Author of Cloud Computing and Systems Management Blog, co-hostIT Management Podcast and the Cloud Cafe

"While the cloud has lowered the barrier to entry for businesses to own a data center; it has not decreased the complexity of managing complex applications and data center operations.  OpsCamp is about exploring the opportunity to intersect ideas like agile development, continuous deployment, and data center operations to promote the rise of a new movement that breaks down the traditional walls between development and operations (i.e., DevOps)."

Mark Hinkle, VP of Community, Zenoss 

"Operations personnel and sysadmins are becoming programmers because of the virtualization/cloud and automation trend where everything is managed through an API. The line between application developers and IT operations is becoming blurred. Many of the principles that apply to Agile application development translate to operations. So if you are a developer with a interest for system administration, or a systems administrator interested in development, OpsCamp is the place to be."

Michael Coté, Analyst at Redmonk, co-host IT Management Podcast

"After many years of steady pace in the IT world, the tools and technologies used to do the daily work of operations are rapidly changing. Thanks to virtualization and cloud computing moving mainstream, new, hopefully better ways to deliver IT are emerging. These things aren't always fully baked yet, but the thought-leaders and early adopters are quickly crystallizing. OpsCamp is an exciting chance to get involved in these conversations whether you want to start directing this shift in operations, figure out if it works for you, or just check it out. And, not only is it free, it's in a damn fine spot: Austin."

Luke Kanies, Founder of Puppet and Reductive Labs

"OpsCamp is a great opportunity to share expertise and experience in managing operations in the cloud.  The unconference setting provides a perfect mix between learning and sharing, and the intimate setting guarantees everyone gets something out of it."

Erica Brescia, CEO, BitRock and Bitnami Project Lead

"In rapidly evolving disciplines such as how to deploy and manage software in the cloud, the one-way dialogue found at typical conferences just doesn't cut it. OpsCamp will give early adopters and innovators the opportunity to share best practices and guide the development of the next generation of cloud operations tools and services."

About CloudCamp

CloudCamp is an unconference where early adapters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas. With the rapid change occurring in the industry, we need a place we can meet to share our experiences, challenges and solutions. At CloudCamp, you are encouraged you to share your thoughts in several open discussions, as we strive for the advancement of Cloud Computing. End users, IT professionals and vendors are all encouraged to participate. For more information about future CloudCamp events visit http://www.cloudcamp.org/schedule.

About Zenoss

Zenoss is a leading commercial open source provider of Unlegacy IT enterprise management products. Zenoss Enterprise is a single model-based product that enables organizations to seamlessly manage physical, virtual and cloud based infrastructure with unprecedented power, agility and value. Leveraging a commercial open source model, Zenoss products monitor over one million network and server devices daily and are used in over 25,000 organizations in 180 countries around the world. Commercial customers include leading companies such as Rackspace, VMware, WebMD, LinkedIn, Tyco Electronics, Carlson, Motorola and Deutsche Bank. To learn more about Zenoss' award-winning IT operations management software, visit http://www.zenoss.com.

About Reductive Labs

Reductive Labs provides a comprehensive set of enterprise-class software, support and services directly from the developers of the Puppet project. With a global team of trained and experienced experts, Reductive Labs can deliver training, consulting, and technical support services to help customers deploy, develop and maintain their infrastructure. Customers get access to features, tools and technical support not otherwise available. For a single annual fee, a Reductive Labs subscription offers a unique combination of support, sophisticated management tools, and reduced total cost of ownership (TCO), making it a must-have for enterprise-level deployments and mission-critical applications. For more information about Puppet and Reductive labs visit ReductiveLabs.com

Bitnami

BitNami.org simplifies the process of deploying web applications natively, virtually and in the cloud. Each BitNami Stack contains an application that is fully integrated with all of the software it requires to run. BitNami Stacks are available free of charge as native installers, virtual machine images and cloud templates, so they can easily be deployed in any environment. Popular BitNami-packaged applications include Drupal, Joomla!, Wordpress, SugarCRM, Alfresco, Redmine, Subversion and many more. For a complete list, visit BitNami.org/Stacks.
 
For additional information please contact the conference organizers:

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For sponsorship opportunities contact Dave Nielsen:

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