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Get up to speed with OpenStack!

OpenStack is one of the most high profile python projects in existence today. It aims to bring an open and massively scalable cloud operating system to everybody and has been called the “linux of the cloud”.

This is your chance to catch up with the future of cloud computing!


  • OpenStack cloud overview
  • nova API session (compute)
  • swift API session (storage)
  • python client bindings for the APIs above
  • cloud architecture best practices
  • exercises: e.g. write a python program that starts an instance running apache and loads a page from cloud storage.

Prerequisites: basic python skills Benefits: learn cloud fundamentals and how to use OpenStack

Please note:

  • this session is endorsed by the OpenStack foundation
  • all instructors will be well-qualified cloud practitioners nominated by Rackspace and/or the foundation


in on Tuesday 2 July at 14:30 See schedule


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    Are slides from the presentation are posted online??

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240 minutes (inc Q&A)

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best-practices storage architecture cloud
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