[Owasp-board] [Vote] Adding a server to our Rackspace account

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at owasp.org
Wed Mar 28 19:04:48 UTC 2012

You don't think it's a little bit crazy that four AppSec Conferences have
to fend for themselves to get a website online?  IMHO this is one thing
that the GConfC should have ready to go regardless of which chapter is
taking on this event.  We should have never had to negotiate for our own
hosting platform.  We should not have to worry about importing and hosting
historical content either or changing DNS.  Taking on an AppSec Conference
from a web perspective should be a matter of here's your credentials, place
last years content in a 2011 directory, and here's the OWASP preferred
person to template things up for you.

James and I are both former Web Systems Engineers and can handle the server
piece without issue.  I will personally volunteer my time to get things set
up and running.  From there it's up to the Foundation to get a resource to
maintain it long-term, but at least the logistical headache of hosting and
DNS would be fixed for all future conferences.


On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 1:39 PM, Mark Bristow <mark.bristow at owasp.org>wrote:

> So I'd object to this without more info on the available support.  The
> conferences committee has been waiting to understand the tech director role
> before selecting a solution as hosting all off wiki sites on a variety of
> platforms and content managers can be very challenging from a logistical
> standpoint.
> -Mark
> Sent from my wireless device
> On Mar 28, 2012, at 2:29 PM, Matt Tesauro <matt.tesauro at owasp.org> wrote:
> I was called by the AppSec USA 2012 team requesting a new host in
> Rackspace's cloud.  They previously had a donated hosting plan for the
> conference but operational problems are keeping that from working out for
> them beyond the skeletal site at http://www.appsecusa.org/.
> Proposed:  Add a new host to OWASP's Rackspace infrastructure to host the
> current AppSec USA 2012 website as well as host an archive of AppSec
> conference sites going forward.  In the past, each conference did their own
> thing and those sites appear and disappear regularly. Rough costs for this
> would be ~$100/month ($88/month for Linux @ 2GB RAM up 24x7 and 4 GB
> outbound bandwidth).  We should continue to be under the donated monthly
> max so this will not represent a cash spend for OWASP.
> Do you support adding a host to OWASP's Rackspace cloud infrastructure?
> Michael:
> Eoin:
> Matt:  Yes
> Tom:
> Seba:
> Dave:
> This is a particularly crazy week for me at work so I'm hoping to have a
> quick vote via email so I can get the AppSec USA 2012 guys a host that
> works for them and OWASP going forward.
> I also have other less time critical queued requests around our cloud
> infrastructure I plan on discussing at our April board meeting in DC during
> the IT discussion.
> --
> -- Matt Tesauro
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> OWASP WTE Project Lead
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