OpenStack Activities in China(1) OpenStack Shanghai Summit , 9/6/2011 n First OpenStack event in China n COSUG was founded n Organized by Rackspace n Speakers from Dell, Nebula, Intel, China Telecom, CS2C, etc. Jim Curry, GM of OpenStackn 300 attendees participatedn OpenStack became popular from then
OpenStack Activities in China(2)OpenStack Developer Conference, 8/1/2011 Sina Engineer was speaking about hacking on OpenStack source code n Organized by COSUG n Held in Shanghai, video was mirrored to Beijing n OpenStack developers from Sina, Dell, Canonical n 200 attendees participated.
OpenStack Activities in China(3) OpenStack in Universities & Academies, May 2012 n Organized by COSUG & Gnome User Group n Speakers from Sina, Canonical, Centrin n Slides OpenStack in Sina presented by Hui Cheng was widely spread in China n 400 students and researchers participatedOpenStack lectures in Chinese Academy of Science n A 2.5 hours lecture given by Hui Cheng n Attracted 200 students and IT engineer OpenStack public class by Hui Cheng at Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics
OpenStack Activities in China(4) OpenStack APAC Conference, 8/10~8/11 2012 n Organized by COSUG & CSDN n Held in Beijing & Shanghai at the same time n 180+ companies and 1700 attendees, biggest OpenStack event after the official conf. n 2 days, 3 tracks, 50 sessions n Sponsor including Rackspace, Intel, Canonical, Dell, Sina n OpenStack enthusiasts and community representatives from Taiwan, Japan,Hui was giving opening address and keynote speech South Korea, Australia and U.S. Refer: http://www.openstack.org/blog/2012/08/openstack-won- unprecedented-popularity-in-asiapacific/
OpenStack Activities in China(5) OpenStack China Tour, 9/2012 ~ 3/2013n Initiated by Hui Cheng, organized by COSUG & CSDNn A series of OpenStack meet-ups in 5+ Chinese major cities(Beijing, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Wuhan and Xi’an) in turn. OpenStack China Tour Beijing Stop n A great opportunity to promote OpenStack around China. n Cover most of OpenStack developers, users and companies in China. n Sina OpenStack dev Team will be OpenStack China Tour Shenzhen Stop presented in all stops Refer: http://www.openstack.org/blog/2012/09/openstack-china-tour- beijing/
OpenStack Activities in China(6) OpenStack promotion in Chines big companies n Hui Cheng was invited to give training and lectures about OpenStack by Huawei, ZTE, China Mobile, H3C, Intel, HiSoft and some other Chinese it companies, most of audiences are middle, senior management n Successfully persuade several companies to change their cloud strategy from CloudStack to OpenStack! n Build good reputation for OpenStack among Chinese IT industry. n Hui Cheng was invited by Intel to present at ODCA seminar held in China. n Attendees including all the Chinese members of ODCA(Open Data Center Alliance)Huawei Shenzhen headquarters from hotel, Hui Cheng speaking at ODCA seminarGiven a whole day’s lectures to senior-management teams.
About COSUG (Sep,2012)n Google Group Mail List: 962 subscribers n firstname.lastname@example.org OpenStack.org.cn: 1961 registered usersn QQ Group(IRC): 1500 users. n IDC User Group ID: 11315737 n Developer Group ID: 202265873 n Training Group ID: 257479608n COSUG verified Weibo account has 1181 followersn Estimate about 3000 members of COSUG after eliminating duplicated registers.n Management team from Beijing, Wuhan, Shanghai take charge of daily operations of COSUG while Hui Cheng acting as the lead manager of COSUG.
Chinese OpenStack Players Most of them are OpenStack users, only Sina is the public OpenStack service provider in China.
China Open Source Cloud League(COSCL) http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/13/intel_open_cloud_alliance_china/
COSCL Mission “Unite Chinese OpenStack contributors and companies to share R&D resources and to jointly participate and contribute to OpenStack official projects, as well as to enlarge the code and community contribution to OpenStack from China.” Hui Cheng, co-founder of COSCL
COSCL & COSUGn COSUG n Focus on users(deployment and operations) n Consist of individual membersn COSCL n Official supported by companies, and focuses on jointly development in the OpenStack official projectsn COSUG and COSCL can be connected through online community and off-line meet-ups
StackLab.org: A Community Public CloudA Community free OpenStack Public Cloud, more than just a OpenStack sandbox. StackLab is initiated by Hui Cheng, and operated by Sina OpenStackteam, as well as tech volunteers from community, while resourcessponsored by COSCL. StackLab news report: http://freedomhui.com/2012/10/coscl-launches-stacklab/
Why StackLabNot everyone has the opportunity to run a OpenStack publiccloud when no resources, no users, no market, but StackLabwill change this.
StackLab GoalsIncrease OpenStack adoption, as well as benefit uses, developers and companies.For OpenStack Users who experience StackLabn Understand what exactly OpenStack is and what it can providen Develop application in StackLab or using OpenStack APIn Build faith on OpenStack, possibly become real adopters and supporterFor OpenStack contributors involved in StackLabn Testing patches on real production-like environmental, and get feedback from users, thus facilitate development and QA processesn Gains experiences through operating StackLab without risk of SLAn Better understand the requirement of OpenStack users For StackLab sponsors n Build band acknowledgement in OpenStack community n Own one StackLab region in their own data center n Prior access to free technical support, consultant, of StackLab DevOps team
How to join StackLabFor OpenStack Users who want to experience StackLabReally Easy! Goto StackLab.org, register a free account instantly withoutapprovement by admin.For OpenStack contributors to join StackLab DevOps team 1. Persuade your company to become a StackLab sponsor, thus you will have a StackLab region in your own DC, and you are one admin of StackLab. 2. Contact us to join as an individual member.For StackLab sponsors 1. Send a email to email@example.com, expressing your willing to join StackLab 2. Sign a agreement with StackLab DevOps team 3. StackLab team help you build one StackLab region in your own DC. The minimum requirement is 3 servers with access to public network. 4. List your StackLab region in Stacklab.org portal.
How to join StackLab(cont.)StackLab: http://stacklab.orgStackLab Discussion Group:https://firstname.lastname@example.orgStackLab DevOps Team:https://email@example.com
What does StackLab Look Like?Choose the region before login Or choose the region after login
OpenStack Survey(1)How is your OpenStack Project progressing, or how is it progressing in yourteam or company?Note: the survey was conducted in OpenStack China Tour Beijing and Shenzhenstop, calculated on 150 valid replies.
OpenStack Survey(2)If you or your company is considering using OpenStack program, in whichaspects do you want it to serve you?
OpenStack Survey(3)What are the open source cloud computing / virtualization solution you arecurrently evaluating or using?
OpenStack Survey(4)What are the commercial cloud computing solutions you are currently using orevaluating?
OpenStack Survey(5)If you are considering using OpenStack, why?
OpenStack Survey(6)If you think OpenStack is good and hope to use it as a consumer in a test orproduction environment, or if you want to launch your own business solutionsbased on OpenStack as a service provider, which of the following factors mayhinder your plans?
OpenStack Survey(7)If there are prestige OpenStack commercial companies willing to provideprofessional consulting, deployment, maintenance, training and otherservices, will you consider them?
OpenStack Survey(8)What’s more the Chinese OpenStack User Group (COSUG) should do toincrease the popularity of OpenStak in China?
Summarizing OpenStack in ChinaOpenStack Developersn Until now, Only Sina and Intel/IBM/RedHat China team have significant code contribution to OpenStack, few other individuals or companies involved in.n Developers who don’t have Python background is the majority of currently OpenStack involved engineers.OpenStack Marketn OpenStack is already most widely known and first-choice open-source cloud platform, and gained the momentum in the market, last half year’s promotion campaign has been a important driving force.n Chinese companies show strong interest in OpenStack, while BIG companies like Huawei, ZTE, Telecom operators have very conservative attitude regarding OpenStack.n Most companies or organizations choose to do deployment, research and development by themselves, but have little process, due to NO commercial, professional OpenStack services, solutions and training programs in China so far, if there is, more than half of them are willing to buy their services.
Suggestion for Foreign Companies to ChinaLocal teamsn Local people understand local demand, culture, market and relationshipn Empower your local teamCustomization for local usersn The user habit has too much difference in software product, or internet based applications, compared to the foreign alternatives.n Price mechanism / payment methodUnderstand True and Real requirement / backgroundn Distinguish superficial words and inner requirementTake Action ASAPn Local companies, especially for small, usually move forward more quickly and more applicable
Chinese Cloud Players Analysisn IaaS Public Cloud Service Provider n No one captured more than 10% IaaS/Hosting market, that is no leadership company in IaaS so far. n IaaS technology, operation ability and government policy is the top 3 obstacles to prevent their development. n Profit margin of IaaS public cloud is relatively low compared to other Internet field, such as game, e-commerce.n IaaS Software/Solution Provider n Eucalyptus based solutions dominated the market, but the brand of Eucalyptus often been hidden to customers, that is to say, highly fragmentized, don’t provide API, no ecosystem, no interoperability. n No one company has been widely acknowledged by the industry, nor dominated the market, most of them are under tangled warfare. n Some companies has planned to provide OpenStack-based products/solution, yet no real products come out so far.n PaaS n Major players are Internet companies, PaaS often relies on their social platform. n The only successful public and commercial PaaS so far is SAE n No commercial PaaS software solution on the market besides open-sourced CloudFoundary and OpenShift