OpenStack Paris Summit 2014 is happening this week, offering tons of presentations for both faithful and potential users. For those who either couldn't swing the trip to Paris ("Really, boss, it's for work! I swear!") or arrived safely but got distracted by wine, pastries, sightseeing, and such and therefore missed a few presentations, OpenStack has you covered with a large and rapidly growing library of videos.
For those who are looking to get started with OpenStack, the video below, "How do I get my hardware stack OpenStack-ready?" tells you, well, exactly what the title says, whhich is important information. If you don't set up your foundation correctly, your OpenStack installation will be on shaky ground.
For more advanced users, this video is a deep dive into the realm of MySQL, which is the most commonly used database in OpenStack deployments.
There are many flavors of MySQL, and this presentation will run down the strengths and weaknesses of each one.