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CAUTION: Due to limited interest the event has been postponed to a later date! More information on the mailing list...

after summer

Poznan, Poland

The GÉANT Task Force on storage (TF-Storage) coordinates the development of open and inter-operable data storage and management infrastructures and services among national research and education networks and academic and research institutions.

In Poznan, an OpenStack Swift hands-on tutorial will be organized for the benefit of the TF-Storage community. Everybody is encouraged to participate in the hands-on session regardless of your technical knowledge and experience with SWIFT. Staff will be there to assist you!


PSNC's new building

Poznan, Poland


We recommend you the following hotels:

  1. PURO Hotel -
    1. price per night - 350 PLN / ~85 EUR 
    2. hotel-venue:
      1. 15 mintues by public transport (one tram line ~4 stops) from PSNC
      2. alternatively: 30 minutes from PSNC if you take a nice walk or 10 minutes by bike - there is a quite well working system of city bikes - you can take them for low cost or for free if for less than 30 minutes, automated rent stations are located very close to hotel and to PSNC.
    3. surroundings: close to the old market square
  2. Hotel Śródka -
    1. price per night - 240 PLN / ~55 EUR
    2. hotel-venue:
      1. walking distance from PSNC: 5-8 minutes (depending on how quick you are)
    3. sourroundings: in the old district (being currently renovate and revived, close to cathedral and Malta lake (where you can do some sports if interested)
  3. IBIS Hotel Poznan
    1. price per night - 160 PLN / ~37 EUR single room, 180 PLN / 42 EUR double room
    2. hotel-venue:
      1. walking distance from PSNC: ~15-20 minutes (depending on how quick you are)
    3. sourroundings: close to Warta river, also a good starting point for old market square and Malta lake


It is best to travel to Poznan by plane. But you can also take train or the motorway.

Flights to POZnan airport

See Poznan airport (IATA code: POZ) details for more details:

Regular airlines flying to POznan:

  • ( through Warsaw - connections 3-4 times aday
  • Lufthansa: through Munich or Frankfurt: 3-4 times a day 
  • SAS: through Copenhagen - flights 3 times a day

Also low-cost airlines fly to Poznan:

Flight+train (Berlin or Warsaw)

If you have direct flights to Berlin or Warsaw, flight + trains is also an option.

It takes 3hr from both Berlin or Warsaw to get to Poznan. Train tickets can be purchased at:

Transfer from Berlin Tegel airport (TXL) to the Berlin Hbf station takes ~0.5h.

Transfer from Warsaw Okecie (WAW) airport is similar. For details please see airport travel information:

NOTE! While planning plane+train trip please do not confuse Okecie Airport located (IATA code: WAW) within Warsaw with Warsaw-Modlin Airport (IATA code: WMI) which is far away from Warsaw.

(Flight?) + CAR

You could reach Poznan taking 'A2' (E30) motorway from Berlin or Warsaw (its ~3hrs drive in both cases). Motorway is paid: ~10EUR if you go from Berlin and ~15EUR while coming from Warsaw. More details on:


Getting to PSNC from airport/ train station:

Instructions how to get to PSNC when in POznan can be found on PSNC website:


Remote participation

Call-in details will be provided soon,


Quick links

No registration


DRAFT Agenda

TBC 2016


Arrival and registration, welcome coffee


Introduction to OpenStack Swift, updates and roadmap

Joe Topjian, Cybera

  • Use-cases and scenarios
  • Q&A

Tutorial and hands-on: Part I.

  • A brief introduction and overview of Swift
  • Deploying Swift in production
  • Difficulties running Swift in production
  • Learning to love Swift

For those who don't attend - separate room will be prepared


Tutorial and hands-on: Part II.

  • Recovering from failure
  • Setting and Managing Quotas
  • Tracking Usage
  • Syncing Containers
  • Static Web
  • Handling Large Objects

For those who don't attend - separate room will be prepared

Social dinner at 8pm TBC...

TBC 2016


Object / cloud storage systems and their deployments:

  • Vendor's slot: TBC
    • EMC's software for cloud storage and orchestration: ECS, ScaleIO and ViPR (EMC's participation confirmed, speaker to be appointed)
    • ...
  • NREN's slot: 

Platforms for cloud storage:

  • Hardware platforms vendor slot:
    • Low-energy server platforms for Software Defined Storage (Dominik Dziarczykowski, Huawei Poland)
  • NRENs slot: test/benchmarking results, analyses:



Beyond storage (IaaS/PaaS/SaaS, green computing etc.)

  • Green IaaS/HPC platform
  • Storage TCO and hardware "guide"
  • Contribution to SIG-CBP
15.30-16.00Visit to PSNC data center - DLC cooled HPC and Green storage platforms
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