Sina.com is the largest infotainment web portal in China. It is most famous for its twitter-like microblog, Sina Weibo, which has 300 million registered users.
Some of the other products hosted by Sina.com are Sina App Engine, Sina Web Services. Sina App Engine(SAE), the biggest PaaS platform in China, provides PHP/Python/Java runtime and other circumjacent services, like MySQL, Memcache, TaskQueue, etc. Sina Web Service(SWS) is a OpenStack-based IaaS platform, providing AWS-like services.
After decades of operation, Sina has accumulated a large cluster of infrastructure consisting of tens of thousands of physical servers. Our SWS team is currently working on the many problems which arise when migrating existing services on virtual environment using OpenStack. The topics I would like to talk about are the the two major problems we face - integration, and security.
1. How to integrate OpenStack environment to our existing infrastructure.
2. How to efficiently interconnect the SAE & SWS, while preserving security properties and seamless connection.
3. The challenges we are facing when building & providing OpenStack-based public cloud service and how we solved it.
We are the first pioneers to use OpenStack in our production environment, and also the most active contributors to the OpenStack community in China. I also talk about the current status of Open Source development in China and how to encourage Chinese companies to participate in the OpenStack community.