Success for the first OpenStack Meetup in Rennes!

On Monday evening, b<>com hosted the first OpenStack MeetUp in the region of Rennes, France. More than 70 people were present to talk about OpenStack, an open-source software stack that enables the deployment of cloud computing infrastructure.

Launched in late 2016, the OpenStack MeetUp community of Rennes already has over 130 members. For its first meet-up, it was hosted at b<>com by the Watcher team, which worked for two years on a tool to optimize cloud infrastructure for OpenStack. More than 70 people attended!

For this grand premiere, Erwan Gallen of Red Hat and Antoine Cabot of b<>com opened the evening with a general introduction to OpenStack, and explained the role of the project’s users and contributors. The event continued with feedback from David Allès of Orange Labs. After going through the steps of researching, anticipating, and deploying public (CloudWatt) and private (Openwatt) clouds for IS applications and service platforms, Orange is now considering moving network applications into the cloud. Finally, Arnaud Morin and Pierre Libeau of OVH spoke. They looked back at the large-scale deployment of Openstack, namely 1500 servers in a single region.

Because this first edition was such a success, OpenStack MeetUps in Rennes are likely to be held again, allowing OpenStack users and developers to meet and discuss issues. Feel free to follow the community on Meetup!