Join us in the Intercontinental Gardens for some cool weather, amazing views of the water and a chance to catch up with your friends in the OpenStack community! We'll have complimentary food and a full bar hosted by our headline sponsors, Dell, HP Cloud Services and Nebula.
Join us to celebrate the launch of Piston Cloud! Transportation will be provided between the Intercontinental Boston and Red Lantern. There will be food, drinks and dessert, as well as a DJ!
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HP joining OpenStack and the announcement of the private beta for HP Cloud Services has raised a lot of good questions from the community. What exactly does it mean? How will HP Cloud Services incorporate OpenStack in its products and broad portfolio? What role HP will play within the OpenStack community? All great questions that we intend to share with you. With developers now signing up for our private beta we can share a bit more about our plans, including our contributions to OpenStack, and perspective on what it will take to create an open and transparent, business grade cloud.
OpenStack co-founder, former NASA CTO and CEO of Nebula Chris C. Kemp talks about the evolution and future of OpenStack, and what the platform must become to achieve its potential.
MercadoLibre User Story
Mercadolibre, e-commerce leader in Latin America, will share how they satisfy their huge needs of Infrastructure resources provisioning with OpenStack when their technologies changed.
The session will cover a brief story of how they moved from a HigOps Virtualization Environment to a real Cloud OS, set up around Openstack Compute (+500 compute nodes), Object Storage and Image Service core services.
The Reality of Running a Cloud and Little Known Ways to Win the Race against Customer Requirements
While we’re celebrating the release of Diablo, customers keep asking for more! In this session Dell’s Executive Director of Revolutionary Cloud and Big Data Solutions, John Igoe, will share how you can actually win the marathon of customer requirements with DevOps.
CERN User Story
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the universe is made of and how it works. At CERN, accelerators such as the 27km Large Hadron Collider, are used to study the basic constituents of matter. This talk reviews the challenges to record and analyse the 25 Petabytes/year produced by the experiments and the investigations into how OpenStack could help to deliver a more agile computing infrastructure.
The computing needs of today's world are very diverse and a handful of cloud service providers cannot handle these needs. We are seeing an emergence of federated cloud ecosystems with many hosting providers, datacenters and telecom companies transforming to a cloud model. Projects like OpenStack accelerate this evolution. With federation comes the problem of discovery and a marketplace for trading various services. In this talk, I am going to highlight the evolution of federated cloud ecosystems and discuss how we can address the issue of discovery and marketplace.
Cloud Foundry Deployment for OpenStack
Cloud Foundry and OpenStack are both emerging platforms for enterprises to run flexible, scalable cloud solutions. Mr. Hoffman will walk through the approach, considerations and best-practices when deploying Cloud Foundry with OpenStack. He will also review how a Cloud Foundry infrastructure running on top of OpenStack can be automated through enStratus.
Much of the appeal for enterprise IT managers to introduce cloud computing within their organizations is to take advantage of the efficiencies that automation and self-service can bring to infrastructure. But the real economics of private cloud can be surprising.
Joshua McKenty, one of the founders of OpenStack, will discuss some of the surprising realities of cloud costs, including:
Troy Klein, Staff Hosting Engineer for Sony Computer Entertainment America, will discuss his experiences rolling out an OpenStack private cloud proof of concept and evaluating alternative cloud solutions.
Virtual Private Storage Arrays
This session is dedicated to Block Storage for cloud servers. It describes the Virtual Private Storage Array project that is targetted to Enterprises that want to move high profile applications to the Cloud. This project, allows to deploy block storage in the cloud where the user has the same level of control, performance predictability and security of the storage environment as they have today in their datacenter using Enterprise SAN Storage Arrays.
The OpenStack community is in the process of establishing an OpenStack Legal Working Group to provide a forum to discuss and provide guidance on a number of legal issues that relate to OpenStack, including, the licensing model, the contributor agreement and contribution process, the trademark policy and guidelines and the governance model. In this session, we will provide some history and background about the OpenStack project, identify and discuss some of the current legal topics related to OpenStack and discuss the framework for the OpenStack Legal Working Group. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the open source legal professionals from other OpenStack community members and participate in helping to guide the strategic and tactical direction of the new OpenStack Legal Working Group.
Swift in the Small
Swift can be a great object storage solution for smaller deployments. This talk will discuss the rationale for using a small-scale Swift cluster and strategies for starting with a single storage node and growing into a largecluster. Even at 10's or 100's terrabytes, Swift can be a highly durable storagesystem.This talk was previously presented at a bay-area OpenStack meetup: http://joearnold.com/swift-in-the-small/
CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas. With the rapid change occurring in the industry, we need a place where we can meet to share our experiences, challenges and solutions. At CloudCamp, you are encouraged to share your thoughts in several open discussions, as we strive for the advancement of Cloud Computing. End users, IT professionals and vendors are all encouraged to participate.
It is well accepted that the cloud is built on open source software and developed and promulgated through open standards. The next evolution in the cloud will be in the growth of open source application services that can easily be deployed and migrate from private, public and hybrid architectures seamlessly where the service does not know or care where it is being developed or deployed as the need arises. Open and ubiquitous services with 'friction-free' delivery models that can match the pace of development and scale of the cloud will be the ones most adopted by users. Ubuntu is the #1 platform for the cloud and provides tools to build an OpenStack cloud and provision these next generation services quickly and efficiently to get immediate value from your cloud investment.
Using OpenStack for Canonical's Internal Needs
Canonical has for principle to always be the first users of the
technologies that we recommend. Following this principle, the Canonical
IS team opened access two month ago to our own internal cloud, based on
OpenStack Diablo, serving the needs of our developers and testers.
This session will focus on best practices/lessons learned from our own
internal cloud experience.
Acens Technologies is the main Spanish ISP, a 80M€ company recently bought by Telefonica (third world largest Telco), that has deployed an Openstack Private Managed Cloud with StackOps, adopting a dual strategy (commodity/enterprise) in their Cloud Offering. In our session, we would be able to showcase this strategy and how Openstack is ready to compete in specific market segments. We would be giving a technical overview of the solution Acens and StackOps have jointly built and how it is being commercialized and operated.
Nachi Ueno, a Researcher at NTT Information Sharing Platform Laboratories, will explain the contribution of the QA Project (https://launchpad.net/openstack-qa) and FreeCloud (https://launchpad.net/freecloud), which is a proof of concept cloud of OpenStack (incluing a DEMO of FreeCloud).
OpenStack Compute and Object Storage Project Technical Leads will provide a brief update on the projects coming out of the Essex Design Summit.
Panelists will discuss deploying OpenStack, and questions may include:
- What are the biggest challenges you have faced so far in deploying Diablo?
- What are the size of the OpenStack deployments you have handled so far?
- This release seems to mark the arrival of a large number of tools to simplify deployment of OpenStack, does this mean that it is getting easier to do?
- Do you think that there is a possibility that one day a single tool will be able to handle all deployment scenarios?
- Is deployment the most critical part of an OpenStack project?
- Is speed of deployment a critical factor for you?
Jay Pipes will present the state of the Glance project, which is OpenStack's Image Service -- what new features were added in the Diablo release series and what is planned for the Essex release series.
Ziad Sawalha will give an update on OpenStack Identity (Keystone). Where we are, a brief summary on how we got here, and what's next.
Quantum is a newly incubated project aimed at enabling advanced networking within OpenStack. We will cover our goals in creating Quantum, describe and demo the Diablo release of Quantum, and discuss plans for future releases.
Commercialization Panel - OpenStack Distros
Come hear leaders in the OpenStack commercial distros market discuss and debate their solutions, issues facing commercialization of OpenStack, and learn where the critical market for solutions is heading. Hear about distributions from Canonical, Citrix, Piston, Cloudscaling, StackOps, and Midokura. Some great participants should make for a fiery and insightful panel.
Ceph is a massively scalable, distributed, unified storage system. This platform delivers object storage, block storage and a POSIX compatible file system that is easily deployed on commodity hardware. It is the only storage solution that is included in the Linux kernel and it provides a gateway that delivers S3 compatibility.
Ceph's Rados Block Device (RBD) integration with OpenStack delivers a highly scalable, shared, and reliable virtual hard disk solution.
This session will cover the current status of the integration, and discuss the technical implications and the advantages of block storage within the OpenStack cloud operating system. For example, OpenStack Compute instances would benefit from Ceph block devices especially if the instances are running applications that require a database.
This advancement rounds out OpenStack storage offering and strengthens the position of the open source cloud operating system as an alternative to the AWS product line.
You've deployed OpenStack, now what?
You figured out how to build and deploy an OpenStack cloud, but how should you manage it? Enterprises are looking to shape their internal infrastructure capacity into a cloud platform using leading open source technologies. Critical to the success of cloud adoption in the enterprise is the ability for users to access and manage their cloud infrastructure just like they would any other server resource in the company; your complete cloud management solution is ScaleXtreme. ScaleXtreme allows customers to provision and manage servers on OpenStack-based virtualization systems in the public cloud, private cloud, or in hybrid deployments with systems spanning both public and private clouds for free. In this session, attendees will learn how to manage an OpenStack cloud using ScaleXtreme and learn how to manage servers running across multiple providers, geographies, and platforms.
OpenStack Networking Panel
We will cover the current state and future directions for networking within OpenStack. We will provide a quick overview of networking in Nova today, including futures introduced in the Diablo release. Our panel will then describe the key challenges they have seen for OpenStack networking and their thoughts on how these challenges can be addressed. Please bring your questions for the panel to address!
Sameer will discuss the work that we are doing at Citrix to create products based on OpenStack, and how we look at the emergence of the commercial market for OpenStack. He will talk about our recent acquisition of cloud.com, another team that created commercial products from open-source cloud infrastructure, and how we are using that group and the technology that they created to accelerate our work on OpenStack. Sameer will talk about what we will be doing for the Essex release, and the points of collaboration with the OpenStack community around API development and platform features.
Xen.org has several initiatives that aim to have an impact onOpenStack adoption and feature richness. This talk will include adiscussion on the Xen Cloud Platform (XCP), the XCP toolstack (XAPI)port to popular Linux distributions, and the Xen on ARM initiative.
XCP combines the Xen hypervisor with enhanced security, storage, andnetwork virtualization technologies to offer a rich set of virtualinfrastructure cloud services. These XCP cloud services can beleveraged by OpenStack cloud providers to enable isolation andmulti-tenancy capabilities in their environments. XCP also providesthe user requirements of security, availability, performance, andisolation for private and public OpenStack cloud deployments.
Xen.org is working to make XCP and OpenStack work seamlessly so thattogether they can be the ultimate open source cloud solution. Inaddition to deploying XCP as a separate component with OpenStack,Xen.org is simultaneously porting the XCP toolstack (XAPI) to Linuxdistributions, which will give cloud administrators an easy-to-installOpenStack and Xen-based integrated alternative.
Finally, industry thought leaders, such as Mark Shuttleworth, aresupporting the adoption of ARM in server-class systems. Consequently,the port of Xen to the ARM platform could make it possible forOpenStack and Xen to lead the way into the future of ARM-based clouddeployments.
OpenStack has experienced blinding success over the past year, with many developers, sysadmins and companies participating in its ecosystem. Gluster has been working with the OpenStack community to determine the largest pain points with OpenStack. Recently we released code to address some of these pain points and bring about the following benefits:
1. Live migration of VMs with no disruption to users, increasing business continuity and disaster recovery
2. Boot VMs using a mountable filesystem interface
3. Instantly switch from one VM to another
4. Resume VMs on another hypervisor
5. Movement of VMs between clouds
6. SWIFT and S3-compatible interface to GlusterFS.
These contributions to the OpenStack community will help bring about cloud federation and the - until now - unrealized dream of the open cloud. All of Gluster and OpenStack code is open source. This talk will feature code examples and demos of use.
Formerly called Ensemble, juju is DevOps DistilledTM. Through the use
of charms (renamed from formulas), juju provides you with shareable,
re-usable, and repeatable expressions of DevOps best practices. You
can use them unmodified, or easily change and connect them to fit your
needs. Deploying a charm is similar to installing a package on Ubuntu:
ask for it and it’s there, remove it and it’s completely gone.
In this talk, we will discuss the concepts behind juju, and run a live
demonstration of juju for deploying and managing various workloads on
an OpenStack cloud running on top of Ubuntu Server.
Cloud computing scared the crap out of me - the quirks and nightmaresof provisioning cloud computing, dns, storage, ... on AWS, Terremark,Rackspace, ... - I mean, where do you even start?Since I couldn't find a good answer, I undertook the (probably insane)task of creating one. fog gives you a place to start by creatingabstractions that work across many different providers, greatlyreducing the barrier to entry (and the cost of switching later). Theabstractions are built on top of solid wrappers for each api. So ifthe high level stuff doesn't cut it you can dig in and get the jobdone. On top of that, mocks are available to simulate what clouds willdo for development and testing (saving you time and money).You'll get a whirlwind tour of basic through advanced as we create thebuilding blocks of a highly distributed (multi-cloud) system with somesimple Ruby scripts that work nearly verbatim from provider toprovider. Get your feet wet working with cloud resources or just makeit easier on yourself as your usage gets more complex, either way fogmakes it easy to get what you need from the cloud.