Aptira talks about our experience in OpenStack and the efforts to start the Australian user group. Learn about the cloud market in Australia, including data sovereignty issues and how OpenStack is helping Aptira to solve them. Find out what Aptira sees as areas of future development in OpenStack that can help deal with these issues once and for all.
• Who we are, what we are doing (OpenStack user group etc), the experience we've had, who we reached out to, vendor support, beer and food, media etc.
• Where cloud is at in Australia, take up rate, proprietary closed cloud offerings, lack of mobility. Our very slow adoption rate compared to the US albeit with recent growth.
• Present a case why Data sovereignty is part of the slow take up. Use public commentary from organizations stating data sovereignty as an issue for them and the cloud. Present some data/examples.
• What does this mean for Australia? Well lots of providers are coming here so it may not be an issue for end customers but it is an impediment for O/S providers in selling service in Australia. This will just be repeated over and over again as governments the world over catch up and start legislating requirements into privacy laws etc.
• What are some solutions?
• Where does OpenStack fit in?
• Explain how APIs can be utilised to allow storage to be staged over providers based on location. Applications can be deployed with stateless machines in one cloud and persistent storage of, for example, customer data in another local cloud.
• What else can be done?
• Present a story of what Aptira is doing using OpenStack/Swift to solve the problems.