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Nexenta European User Conference 2011 - "Community" by Garrett D'Amore
 

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Garrett D'Amore's presentation about the Nexenta Community at Nexenta European User Conference 2011 in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 20th May at the Holiday Inn Amsterdam.

Garrett D'Amore's presentation about the Nexenta Community at Nexenta European User Conference 2011 in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 20th May at the Holiday Inn Amsterdam.

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    Nexenta European User Conference 2011 - "Community" by Garrett D'Amore Nexenta European User Conference 2011 - "Community" by Garrett D'Amore Presentation Transcript

    • Nexenta in the Community From Our Roots To the Cloud and Beyond!2
    • Agenda• Historical perspectives• Current activities• Future directions3
    • Historical Perspective: LinuxFounders came from Linux community• Open Source roots• Developed the iSCSI initiator• Debian packaging and community
    • Historical Perspective: SolarisOpenSolaris heritage• Two decades of Open Standards• Sun = largest Open Source contributor• Early concept: marry Solaris kernel and GNU userland• Desktop OS are hard• Early adopters came from OpenSolaris• Engineering leadership largely ex-Sun
    • Current Activities: NCPNexenta Core Platform• Basis for NexentaStor & StormOS• Fully open source• OpenSolaris/illumos kernel• Debian packaging & userland• Contrib repository• Base distribution - not a full desktop OS
    • Current Activities: StormOSStormOS• General purpose distro• Full desktop & server OS• XFCE desktop environment• Independent effort based on NCP• Sponsored by Nexenta• More from Andrew Stormont
    • Current Activities: illumosillumos - community fork of Solaris• Based on OS/Net• Core technology• Community driven• ABI compatible with Oracle Solaris• Goal: 100% open source• Future home of shared innovation
    • Current Activities: illumos Founder a NexentianNexenta one of several main sponsors Nexenta a major contributor of many Upstream for NCP & NexentaStor
    • Current Activities: illumosWhy is illumos important?
    • Current Activities: illumosWhy is illumos important?
    • Current Activities: illumosWhy is illumos important? Freedom from "Big O".
    • Current Activities: illumosWhy is illumos important? Freedom from "Big O".
    • Current Activities: illumosillumos ecosystem
    • Current Activities: ZFSZFS Working Group• Modeled on standards body working groups• Open to significant contributors• Representation: illumos, MacOS, FreeBSD, Linux, and... Solaris!• Stewards of the shared open ZFS code• Focus: stability, interoperability, and performance• Hosted under illumos umbrella• Nexenta well represented, but not a majority• Led by key ex-Sun/Oracle ZFS engineers
    • Current Activities: GSoCSummer of Code• Tied into Google Summer of Code• Students get paid to work on Open Source during the summer• Under shared illumos & OpenIndian umbrella• illumos got 2 slots from Google• illumos GSoC mentors are Nexentians• Nexenta is further sponsoring 3 additional students for illumos work
    • Current Activities: PluginsOpen Plugin APIs for NexentaStor• Both open source and proprietary plugins exist• Extends capabilities of NexentaStor• NexentaStors Developer Community
    • Future Directions: illumosillumos work continues• New storage features• New hardware and platform support• Legal entity... working with SFLC• More marketing and advocacy• Elimination of the last of the closed code• Delivery of NCP 4 and NexentaStor 4• illumos event in October
    • Future Directions: More StormOS 4 Merging the Enterprise and Community resourcesImproved access to developer resources More distributions Open Invention Network
    • Communities Powering Enterprise Storage Thank You!