It’s nearly show time!

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Today was set up day at the Red Hat booth and in the OpenStack Quad where the expo takes place. It is very exciting to see this all come together. Not only does it represent six months of hard work from multiple teams at Red Hat (engineering, Open Source community, events, product management, product marketing, creative, press and analyst relations, and more), but it also represents a major shift in the OpenStack project maturity. OpenStack just feels bigger now. There was a sense of that in Portland when we moved from venues inside hotels to a real conference center, and it is solidified with our move to Hong Kong, a real world city, and the beautiful AsiaWorld Expo venue.

So, what can you expect from Red Hat this week?

Tuesday, November 5 at 11:00 am ET: Press webcast. Register here:

Wednesday, November 6 at 9:45 am HKT in Hong Kong: Brian Stevens and Mark McLoughlin will present Red Hat’s keynote at OpenStack Summit.

Wednesday evening at 8:00 pm HKT: Red Hat and Cisco are co-sponsoring an evening reception in downtown Hong Kong.

And throughout the week, Red Hat will be presenting or participating in over 13 sessions, including:

  • Getting Started with OpenStack (panel)
  • OpenStack and GlusterFS Storage
  • OpenDaylight: An SDN Platform
  • OpenStack for Enterprise Developers
  • OpenStack Performance with KVM
  • Deploying and Upgrading OpenStack
  • OpenStack Queuing and Notification with project Marconi
  • OpenStack Neutron Deep Dive (panel)
  • OpenStack User Personas
  • Ceilometer + Heat = Alarming!
  • Putting the PaaS in OpenStack with Heat
  • Unifying Management
  • Big Data and OpenStack (panel)

It promises to be a great week for Red Hat and the OpenStack community. Stay tuned for more commentary, and more pictures.

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Red Hat at OpenStack Hong Kong

Hard to believe it’s been six months since Portland, but it has. And the Red Hat team and I have been busy with RDO, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure.

If you are going to be at OpenStack Summit Hong Kong, please be sure to stop by our Booth #A3 to meet Red Hat OpenStack rock star engineers, and catch a sneak peek at the work we have been doing to make OpenStack more installable and manageable.

We also have a reception on Wednesday evening in the city, cosponsored by Cisco. Register now at

I’m off to a customer meeting right now, but I will be blogging throughout the event. Next stop this afternoon is to the expo floor to get a preview of the booth before the craziness begins tomorrow.

Did you miss the OpenStack Summit early bird discount?


UPDATE: The discount code is EXPIRED and OpenStack Summit is SOLD OUT! I hope you got your tickets early. See you there.

Red Hat is a Headline sponsor at OpenStack Summit in Portland, Oregon next month. There was an early bird registration, which is now over. If you missed it, Red Hat is offering attendees at discount on the current registration price: $450 instead of $600, a savings of $150 per attendee.

To get the discount visit the Eventbrite portal and during the registration process you will see a section prompting you to enter a promotional code above the green “Register” button.

Simply enter the code RedHat to get the discounted registration rate.

The preliminary conference schedule here.

I will be there as well as a ton of Red Hatters, those who have been making massive contributions to the OpenStack project code, as well as those of us who work on the business side. We will have plenty of great giveaways, and expect some cool news as well.


Red Hat Virtual Event on December 5. Don’t Miss It!

Red Hat’s Virtual Event “Optimize IT” will be available on demand starting at 11 am ET on December 5, 2012. Register now at

Agenda includes information on Red Hat virtualization, operating system, storage and cloud solutions. The full agenda can be found at

See you there!