Nordic OpenStack meetup 3 April - hosted by Elastx and Solidfire

This event took place 3rd of April at Elastx office in Waterfront Building, Stockholm. Elastx together with Solidfire sponsored the event that attracted a lot of OpenStack enthusiasts.

Elastx started by sharing our own experiences with setting up OpenStack in production and we also did a live demo of OpenStack. The session also covered current status with Docker integration and orchestrations tools.

Elastx session was recorded and can be viewed here

After a leg stretch and refreshments, John Griffith  joined us via a web session from US. John is a Senior Software Engineer at Solidfire, but also PTL for the OpenStack Block storage Project (Cinder) and member of the OpenStack Technical Comittee. He gave us a background about Cinder and also shared news about the project. 

See John's presentation about OpenStack Cinder here

There were lots of questions after the sessions and we had a very pleasant evening with people hanging around after the sessions to share their experiences with OpenStack. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in OpenStack.

For more information about upcoming events, check out

About Solidfire and their contribution to OpenStack

SolidFire is the market leader in all-flash storage systems designed for next generation data centers. Leveraging SolidFire’s all-flash architecture, with volume-level Quality of Service (QoS) controls, customers now can guarantee storage performance to thousands of applications within a shared infrastructure. Coupling this functionality with in-line data reduction techniques and system-wide automation results in substantial capital and operating cost savings relative to traditional storage systems.

SolidFire is committed to OpenStack by driving the comprehensive integration behind a production ready OpenStack Block Storage deployment. The OpenStack Cinder Project Team Lead, John Griffith is a full-time SolidFire employee that ensures that SolidFire's block storage integration can deliver the performance and Quality of Service controls necessary for service providers and enterprises alike to confidently host performance sensitive applications in their infrastructure. Learn more:

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