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Wednesday, April 18
 

8:00pm

OpenStack Conference Launch Party

Join Nebula as we transition from the Design Summit into the Conference with an evening of music and entertainment with your fellow colleagues. 

Nebula welcomes all OpenStack conference participants to the official conference kick-off party at Public Works situated in San Francisco’s Mission District.  

We’ll be pouring drinks, serving food, enjoying some live music, seeing some amazing local performance artists, and checking out some eclectic art between 8pm and midnight on Wednesday April 18th . 

Just hop on a trolley shuttle outside the Hyatt Embarcadero between 8 and 12. Please come by and relax with us.

- Nebula

 
Thursday, April 19
 

9:00am

9:10am

Emergence of the OpenStack Ecosystem

Chris C. Kemp, co-Founder of the OpenStack project and CEO of Nebula, Inc. will overview the emergence, dynamics, and structure of the OpenStack Ecosystem and how it will reshape the $3 trillion global IT industry.  Kemp will also discuss how the OpenStack Project and Foundation have been designed specifically as a meritocratic “innovation platform” to bring together and empower a diverse ecosystem of contributors - from innovative start-ups, SMBs, software and hardware companies, to large enterprises and service providers – that will be the cornerstone of OpenStack’s success.

Speakers
avatar for Chris C. Kemp

Chris C. Kemp

Nebula CEO and Co-Founder of OpenStack Chris C. Kemp is the co-founder and CEO of Nebula, developers of a turnkey enterprise private cloud computing system. Prior to Nebula, Kemp was the Chief Technology Officer for IT at NASA, where he co-founded OpenStack, and was responsible for pioneering work in cloud computing, open source and open government. Kemp has also served on the White House Cloud Computing Executive Steering Committee, and was the chair of the Cloud Standards Working Group. ...
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Thursday April 19, 2012 9:10am - 9:35am
Ballroom (Downstairs, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

9:35am

Ushering in the Open API Economy through HP Cloud Services and OpenStack

Big data. Social. Mobile.  These worldwide trends are sparking new cloud-based businesses, requiring hybrid delivery models and driving innovation around the next generation of open, web-based services development.  This tectonic shift is fueling the need for new developer focused cloud platforms that are powered by business grade capacity and SLAs as well as open services in a secure environment.
 
In this session Zorawar ‘Biri’ Singh, SVP & GM, HP Cloud Services, will share the company’s full vision behind HP Cloud Services, the advantages of designing the service with OpenStack™ technology at the core and share how the company’s differentiated hybrid delivery model is ensuring development interoperability and workload portability.
 
He’ll also highlight the public cloud infrastructure, platform services and cloud solutions HP is bringing to market - everything from access to compute and storage within minutes to running and operating web services at scale on a global basis as well as enabling a platform for developers, enterprises and ISVs where they can innovate and leverage a broad marketplace of analytics, tools and services.  On behalf of HP Cloud Services, we hope you’ll join us.

Speakers
avatar for Zorawar 'Biri' Singh

Zorawar 'Biri' Singh

Zorawar Biri Singh is senior vice president and general manager for Cloud Services at HP. He has global responsibility for HP’s public cloud infrastructure, platform services, cloud solutions and cloud ecosystem for developers, independent software vendors, service providers and enterprises. Singh has more than 20 years of global leadership experience as an executive and serial entrepreneur in enterprise IT, online advertising, e-commerce and telecommunications. He has an extensive...
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Thursday April 19, 2012 9:35am - 10:00am
Ballroom (Downstairs, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

10:00am

User Story: Deutsche Telekom

Linux and OpenSource have changed the IT world in ways that few people would have envisioned 20 years ago. Why did this happen and how have various circumstances and parties contributed to make this possible? Kurt Garloff, VP Engineering at DBU Cloud Services in Deutsche Telekom (DT) and long-term Linux contributor and manager, will share some of his observations and see what this could mean for OpenStack. He connects this to the decision of DT deciding in favor of adopting OpenStack for their TelekomCloud BusinessMarketplace. Kurt tells a bit more about the drivers and strategy for DT's BusinessMarketplace, how the offerings look like, how it uses OpenStack and how he would like the project to evolve.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Garloff

Kurt Garloff

In parallel to his university studies in physics, Kurt Garloff started working with and in Linux in the mid 90s. After receiving his degree from Universtiy of Dortmund and doing plasma physics research at Eindhoven University of Technology, he started dedicating his energy full time to Linux and joind SUSE Linux AG working on the Linux kernel and on security related projects. Kurt became director of the renowned SUSE Labs department in 2003 and served as acting VP Engineering for SUSE in 2006...
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Thursday April 19, 2012 10:00am - 10:25am
Ballroom (Downstairs, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

10:25am

From Blue Skies to Big Deployments

OpenStack has bold ambition: to bring utility computing to the masses. We've certainly succeeded in getting the world's attention; Essex is a milestone release that has attracted major industry players to this project and this event. Next, we need to deliver the robustness, scale and innovation that will turn pilots and prototypes into mission critical infrastructure.

Mark will bring the perspective of lessons learned in Ubuntu, which is itself shifting gears from being a popular prototyping platform to being adopted as core infrastructure in large scale deployments. Practices and processes that build quality, governance and innovation while preserving the flexibility and passion of contributors will be a focus, as will some of the lessons learned from large scale deployments of Ubuntu in government and corporate environments.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Shuttleworth

Mark Shuttleworth

Mark is founder of Ubuntu, a popular free operating system for desktops and servers. | Mark leads product strategy and design at Canonical, which sells commercial support for Ubuntu, mainly to large enterprises and governments who deploy it professionally. Canonical also builds many of the unique elements of Ubuntu for desktop, cloud and server deployments. Mark champions design-driven development and has a focus on quality and cadence in the engineering work done at Canonical. | | After...
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Thursday April 19, 2012 10:25am - 10:50am
Ballroom (Downstairs, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

10:50am

OpenStack - The Revolution is Real

This week marks a milestone in the history of open source. Only a few years back, OpenStack was nothing but a twinkle in a few people's eyes. Today, it counts with over 100 companies running OpenStack-based clouds and offering OpenStack-based solutions. Fortune 500 companies are building OpenStack clouds, hedging their IT infrastructure on OpenStack and a whole ecosystem of products and services have emerged. In just one and a half years, OpenStack has emerged and is changing the way companies look at IT. Join John Engates, Rackspace CTO, and Mark Interrante, Vice President of Product for a discussion on the realities of OpenStack-based products and what this means for Rackspace and the industry.

Speakers
avatar for John Engates

John Engates

John Engates joined Rackspace in August 2000, just a year after the company was founded, as Vice President of Operations, managing the datacenter operations and customer-service teams. Two years later, when Rackspace decided to add new services for larger enterprise customers, John created and helped develop the Intensive Hosting business unit | | Most recently, John has played an active role in the evolution and evangelism of Rackspace’s cloud-computing strategy and cloud...
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avatar for Mark Interrante

Mark Interrante

As Vice President of Product at Rackspace, Mark Interrante leads the teams in designing, building and running Cloud. The teams are significant contributors to the OpenStack project. Interrante comes to Rackspace from Yahoo, where he was vice president of media products. At Yahoo, Interrante lead the global product teams of Yahoo! Finance, Sports, and Entertainment properties. With over 20 years of technology industry experience, Interrante has also held leadership roles at Spoke Software...
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Thursday April 19, 2012 10:50am - 11:15am
Ballroom (Downstairs, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

11:15am

User Story: Radio Free Asia

Radio Free Asia (RFA), a non-profit funded by the US Federal Government, is on a mission to provide accurate and timely news and information to Asian countries whose governments prohibit access to a free press.

David Baden, the CTO of Radio Free Asia, will introduce RFA's "Freedom 2 Connect" project, which provides uncensored internet access to democratically-minded citizens. This project includes an IaaS environment that spans a number of countries, powered by the Piston Enterprise OS OpenStack distribution. He will be joined on-stage by one of RFA's DevOps leads, and together they will offer a look back at the OpenStack selection process, as well as insights and lessons learned during deployment and operations.

Speakers
avatar for David Baden

David Baden

David Baden has been the CTO of Radio Free Asia since its inception in 1996. With over 35 years in audio electronics and 30 years in the broadcast field he has witnessed the evolution of broadcast content creation and management from the analog to digital domains including content delivery methods from terrestrial broadcast to web based distribution methods.  David Baden will discuss Radio Free Asia’s use of Piston Cloud to distribute content into internet restrictive environments and...
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Thursday April 19, 2012 11:15am - 11:40am
Ballroom (Downstairs, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

11:40am

11:45am

Lunch
Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Atrium Lobby

1:00pm

Panel: OpenStack and Block Storage...Where To From Here? (Seacliff AB)

The purpose of this session is to drive more awareness to the Nova Volumes effort and help facilitate a discussion around the possible directions and extensions to Nova Volumes.

Bringing together Nova Volumes contributors and implementers, this presentation will be a detailed conversation around the past, present and future of the block storage components of the Nova project. Led by the moderator, panelists will briefly review their current block storage effort in Nova Volumes and talk through targeted use cases. The panelists will discuss their experiences with Nova Volumes to date, where they are heading and how they want to see the block storage specific efforts evolve from where they are today.

For the remainder of the session, the panel moderator will help facilitate a discussion with the panelists and the audience around the possible directions and extensions to Nova Volumes including current integrations, incremental improvements, critical enhancements and weighing the costs/benefits of block storage as a separate project.

Panelists:
SolidFire, Dave Wright, Founder/CEO
Mirantis, Greg Elkinbard, Sr. Director, Product Management
Nexenta, Caitlin Bestler, Director, Architecture
Ceph, Tommi Virtanen, Sr. File Systems Engineer


Moderator:
Vish Ishaya, Compute Project Technical Lead, OpenStack

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Bestler

Caitlin Bestler

Caitlin Bestler is Sr. Director of Architecture at Nexenta Systems. Caitlin first dealt with extremely large distributed systems in the form of cable TV control systems that required keeping the data retained by each set-top box coherent with the headend databases. The number of set-tops to be managed was typically more than 100,000 but the data per set-top was quite small – literally under 64 bytes. Now she works on distributed systems that involve mere thousands of servers, but with...
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avatar for Greg Elkinbard

Greg Elkinbard

Greg Elkinbard has over 2 decades of experience in platform and cloud engineering, working on creating breakthrough technology for cloud and high performance computing arena.  As Senior Director of Program Management for Mirantis, he is responsible for building on demand IaaS and PaaS layers for public and private clouds at marquis Fortune 1000 and late stage venture-funded customers. Greg has led and served on teams that brought to market a number of successful cloud, Web, security...
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avatar for Vish Ishaya

Vish Ishaya

Vish Ishaya was Anso Labs Senior Systems Engineer (now an Engineer with Rackspace Cloud Builders) and is NASA Nebula Technical Lead. He is a highly prolific developer who is one of the top contributors of the OpenStack project. During the November 2010 OpenStack conference, he won an OpenStack award for his development and community efforts, and was also elected to the OpenStack Board, which along with other prominent community members helps guide the vision of the OpenStack project. In...
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avatar for Tommi Virtanen

Tommi Virtanen

Tommi Virtanen (Tv) is a software developer who's interested in file systems, networks, distributed and decentralized software, finding neat solutions to difficult problems, and shiny bits.  He works for DreamHost and is currently participating in the Ceph project, an open-source, distributed, unified storage system.  You can read his personal writings at:  http://eagain.net/
avatar for Dave Wright

Dave Wright

Lead Interactive Designer, NPR

Thursday April 19, 2012 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Seacliff AB (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

1:00pm

Integrating OpenStack To Existing Infrastructure (Seacliff CD)

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.

Speakers
avatar for Hui Cheng

Hui Cheng

Hui Cheng is in charge of the OpenStack based private and public IaaS cloud service in Sina.com, and the team leader of Sina Web Service Dev Team(https://launchpad.net/~sws). Prior to this project, Cheng was a core system developer at Sina App Engine(SAE), the biggest PaaS platform in China. Cheng has much experiences in architecture design of PaaS and IaaS platform, and has deep understanding of compute visualization and virtual networking. He is also a frequent speaker at cloud-computing...
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Thursday April 19, 2012 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Seacliff CD (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

1:00pm

OpenStack Gains Momentum: Customers are Speaking Up (Bayview B)

Hear how OpenStack is delivering more savings and freedom than other cloud software, while disrupting the market. Now, with the upcoming Essex release OpenStack is delivering Horizon and Keystone as well as other enhancements for production environments. As one of the early adopters in the OpenStack Community, Dell has seen significant customer traction and interest in OpenStack-powered cloud solutions. Join us to find out why customers are choosing OpenStack, and what products/services they’re creating with it, including:

  • Top reasons customers are adopting OpenStack and open source
  • Types of customers using OpenStack today
  • How customers are bringing OpenStack into their environments
  • Workloads they are running on OpenStack
  • What companies using OpenStack envision in the
    future

Benefit from others’ experience, OpenStack use cases, and community lessons learned. www.dell.com/openstack

Speakers
KP

Kamesh Pemmaraju

Kamesh Pemmaraju is a Senior Product Manager for Cloud Solutions at Dell with specific focus on the Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution. He owns product management responsibilities for the Dell OpenStack solution and is a subject matter expert on the cloud market and related technologies. Kamesh has a strong history of bringing cloud technology products to market. Most recently, he consulted for enterprises, service providers, ISV's, and start-ups on cloud computing, including OpenStack...
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Thursday April 19, 2012 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Bayview B (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

1:00pm

User Story: San Diego Supercomputer Center (Ballroom)

In September 2011, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, launched what is believed to be the largest academic-based cloud storage system in the U.S. based on OpenStack Object Storage (Swift). SDSC’s Web-based system is 100% disk-based and interconnected by high-speed 10 gigabit Ethernet switching technology, with an initial raw capacity of 5.5 petabytes. The goal was to develop a centralized, scalable data storage system designed to meet performance, functionality, and capacity needs of researchers and partners across the country. Developing it in-house one OpenStack platform allowed for highly-capable and flexible, yet extremely cost-effective solutions for researchers.

Having API access to storage has created new possibilities for data mining and portals to showcase data. It's been completely disruptive for users who were perviously challenged with data sharing and accessibility. It's faster to sign up and get started, and there's much better performance with data coming off a disk versus tape.

In this session, Steve Meier of SDSC will explain the impetus and requirements for the project, why the team chose OpenStack among the solutions they evaluated, lesssons learned from their deployment and results to date.

 

Speakers
avatar for Steve Meier

Steve Meier

Steve Meier is a systems administrator and manager of the Storage Group at the San Diego Supercomputer Systems. Steve has 10+ years experience in large systems and storage deployments. In 2011, his team deployed the largest known academic cloud storage environment utilizing OpenStack's object storage (swift).
DW

Doug Weimer

SD Super Computer

Thursday April 19, 2012 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Ballroom (Downstairs, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

1:50pm

The Future Federated Cloud - How OpenStack is enabling next-gen scientific and humanitarian computing (Seacliff CD)

In recent years, scores of international development projects have emerged that rely heavily on data analytics to support scientific, economic, and humanitarian efforts. Whether developed privately or in public-private partnership with aid organizations and governments, they often start from a common idea and scope. Yet despite tackling similar problems and possessing similar values, ideas and information, these projects do not typically share code, data, infrastructure, or architecture. As OpenStack develops and matures, it is driving increased interest into federated computation pools to support on-going research.

Speakers
avatar for Chris MacGown

Chris MacGown

Prior to co-founding Piston Cloud Computing, Christopher was an early employee of Slicehost before its acquisition by Rackspace in 2008. From there he became a team lead in the development of Cloud Servers Windows. Christopher is an originating member of OpenStack's Nova-core development team. Recent projects include serving as senior engineer on the Global Earthquake Model project, driving the development of a highly scalable earthquake modeling engine. | |

Thursday April 19, 2012 1:50pm - 2:30pm
Seacliff CD (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

1:50pm

Object Storage State of the Project - Spring 2012 (Bayview B)

What's going on with OpenStack Object Storage (Swift)? Where we have been, where we are going, and how we are going to get there.

Speakers
avatar for John Dickinson

John Dickinson

PTL, OpenStack Object Storage, SwiftStack
John Dickinson is Director of Technology at SwiftStack. SwiftStack is a technology innovator of private cloud storage for today s applications, powered by OpenStack Object Storage. John serves as the Project Technical Lead for OpenStack Swift. John has been involved in the development of Swift since 2009. John has spoken at many conferences, summits, and meetups around the world, including the OpenStack Summit, OSCON, and LinuxConf Australia.

Thursday April 19, 2012 1:50pm - 2:30pm
Bayview B (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

1:50pm

Building Muti-Tenant Virtual Data Centers with Quantum (Ballroom)

In the OpenStack community we are creating a platform that allows any business or service provider to build and deploy their own cloud. The intent is to support a wide range of application developers designing and deploying apps on top of a set of open services. OpenStack’s Nova compute service virtualizes compute. Swift virtualizes storage. Quantum is a network virtualization service that in essence makes it possible for each application or company to build their own virtual data center within a multi-tenant environment. In this talk, we will cover the origins of Quantum’s abstractions, use cases, and possibilities for both application developers and service providers.

 

Speakers
avatar for Lew Tucker

Lew Tucker

Lew Tucker is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cloud Computing at Cisco, where he is responsible for shaping the future cloud strategy and products. Within Cisco's CTO organization, he leads a team contributing to the OpenStack community. Tucker has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, ranging from distributed systems and artificial intelligence to software development andsystems architecture. Prior to Cisco, he was VP and CTO for Cloud Computing at Sun...
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Thursday April 19, 2012 1:50pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom (Downstairs, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

1:50pm

User Story: Enabling the X.commerce Cloud (Seacliff AB)

Working with Rackspace, X.commerce, eBay's open commerce Ecosystem, embraced an OpenStack platform.  Join X.commerce and Rackspace for a live discussion on how X.commerce has made strategic technical decisions to align with key open source projects that have maximum momentum in their respective domains--particularly why OpenStack was chosen to build out a cloud infrastructure that could grow to be large-scale, high availability system that would successfully support high volume of merchants and transactions.  Learn more about how OpenStack and open source technologies can help solve enterprise-class technology problems, and how to implement OpenStack into your cloud infrastructure.

Speakers
JC

Jason Cannavale

Jason is a Principal Architect with 10 years of experience in the IT industry that includes a diverse background in system and network administration, high performance computing, and software engineering. In four years at Rackspace he has had many different roles, most recently as the Engineering Lead for theRack Connect product launch. Jason is primarily focused on Rackspace Cloud Private Edition and large scale OpenStack deployments for enterprise customers.
avatar for Jeromy Carriere

Jeromy Carriere

Jeromy helps lead X.commerce’s directive to enable a new generation of commerce ecosystem capabilities by developing an open commerce platform for merchants and developers. Jeromy has been in lead technical roles for virtually all of his recent career: at Yahoo!, in the Platform/Cloud group; at Vistaprint, a fast-growing marketing services company; at Fidelity Investments; Microsoft; Kinitos; America Online, Inc; and he was co-founder and Chief Architect of Quack.com. Previously, Jeromy worked...
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Thursday April 19, 2012 1:50pm - 2:30pm
Seacliff AB (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

2:30pm

Break (Developer Lounge)
Thursday April 19, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Atrium Lobby

3:00pm

Panel: Winning OpenStack's Second Year Redux (Seacliff CD)

After a lively discussion during the panel at the OpenStack Boston Conference in October called "Winning OpenStack's Second Year," we will bring the panelists back to see how we're doing 6 months later, and ask them their vision for what we must do as a community to ensure OpenStack continues to grow and flourish.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Bryce

Jonathan Bryce

Executive Director, OpenStack Foundation
Jonathan Bryce, who has spent his career building the cloud, is Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation. Previously he was a founder of The Rackspace Cloud. | He started his career working as a web developer for Rackspace, and during his tenure, he and co-worker Todd Morey had a vision to build a sophisticated web hosting environment where users and businesses alike could turn to design, develop and deploy their ideal web site – all without being responsible for procuring...
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avatar for Devin Carlen

Devin Carlen

One of Nebula's three co-founders and VP of Engineering, Devin Carlen is a significant contributor to the company's open source foundation and to its depth of technical expertise in private cloud computing. He was one of the original engineers of OpenStack while working on the NASA Nebula project, and is the lead for the Dashboard Project, the front end of OpenStack. Following NASA, he joined Anso Labs as CTO and influenced mainstream adoption of OpenStack. When Rackspace...
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avatar for Mark Collier

Mark Collier

Chief Operating Officer, OpenStack Foundation
Mark has spent his career working on technologies that disrupt industries, from "a computer on every desk", when he worked at Dell in the 90's as a product manager, to the digital music shift as Senior Director of Business Development at Yahoo! Music, to the cloud computing era, where as VP of Business Development at Rackspace he led the effort to embrace an open source development model and build an ecosystem and community around it, resulting in the founding of OpenStack in 2010. | | In...
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avatar for John Purrier

John Purrier

John Purrier is Vice President of Open Source Cloud Computing within the HP Cloud Services business unit. He leads the technical teams that drive HP’s roles as both contributors to, and consumers of, open source projects in the cloud computing areas. His initial role was driving the adoption of OpenStack by the HP Public Cloud and other cloud initiatives across HP. Additionally, John is a long time member of the governance board (Project Policy Board) for OpenStack, the open source...
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Thursday April 19, 2012 3:00pm - 3:40pm
Seacliff CD (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

3:00pm

OpenStack Quantum for Cloud Operators: What is it? How can it help me? (Ballroom)

Quantum was recently voted to become a core project in Folsom.

While you may have heard the name Quantum, many people are not familiar enough with the project to know how using Quantum might help them. The focus of this talk will be helping OpenStack users, not developers, understand what Quantum is, how it is design to help, when it will be available, and in what forms.

We will also have a demo of Quantum and talk about the future directions for the project in the Folsom timeframe.

 

Speakers
avatar for Dan Wendlandt

Dan Wendlandt

OpenStack Lead, VMware
Dan Wendlandt from Nicira is the project technical lead (PTL) for the OpenStack Quantum project. He has been in product management and software development roles at Nicira, helping customers deploy the company's Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) in both public and private clouds. He graduated from Stanford with a degree in Computer Science and worked on networking and security in Carnegie Mellon's Computer Science PhD program before dropping out to help start Nicira.

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:00pm - 3:40pm
Ballroom (Downstairs, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

3:00pm

7 Steps to Roll-out a Private OpenStack Swift Cluster (Seacliff AB)

The OpenStack Object Storage system, aka "Swift", was built to power Rackspace's public cloud storage service, Cloud Files. Subsequently, Swift was released into open source as part of the OpenStack project. While Swift is increasingly being utilized to run many large scale public storage clouds outside of Rackspace, Swift is also showing great promise for use in private storage clouds - which look and feel like the public object storage systems from Amazon/Rackspace, yet meeting the needs of the individual company.

In this talk, I will present a step-by-step plan on getting OpenStack Swift up and running in your organization. I will cover:

  • when to use Swift (and when not to)
  • convincing your boss (the economics)
  • selecting appropriate hardware (benchmarking)
  • achieving high durability and availability (cluster design)
  • knowing how it's working (management & monitoring)
  • what interfaces exist (compatible clients)
  • how to build killer apps (features for developers)

 

Speakers
avatar for Joe Arnold

Joe Arnold

CEO, SwiftStack, SwiftStack
Joe Arnold is co-founder and CEO of SwiftStack, a leading provider of object storage software. SwiftStack's customers include some of the largest web and enterprise IT organizations. Joe managed the first public OpenStack launch of Swift after its release as an open source project. He has been active in the OpenStack community since 2010. | | Joe is the author of Object Storage with Swift published by O'Reilly Media.

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:00pm - 3:40pm
Seacliff AB (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

3:00pm

It’s 3:00 AM in the cloud. Do you know where your VM is running? (Bayview B)

Whether your OpenStack cloud is safely tucked away on premise in your secure datacenter or federated across geographically dispersed facilities, there is a dark side to the ease with which VMs can be spun up and moved around. The hard problem is compliance with security standards and the right solution is policy-based workload placement. This is just one of the many challenges on which Intel has set its sights and intends to solve in collaboration with the OpenStack community. Billy Cox, Intel’s Director of Cloud Strategy, will present a broad overview of Intel’s current work with OpenStack. Join this session to dive into the technology behind trusted compute pools. Come for the insights. Stay for the prizes.  

Speakers
avatar for Billy Cox

Billy Cox

Since joining Intel in 2007, Billy has been leading the Cloud strategy efforts for the Intel Software and Services Group. In addition to his strategy responsibilities, he is also responsible for the Cloud Builders program. In leading the cloud sw activities at Intel, Billy helped found and co-chair the DMTF Cloud Incubator (now the CMWG), works actively with the visible and emerging cloud sw ecosystem, and occasionally emits pearls of wisdom in his blog. Prior to joining Intel, Billy was...
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Thursday April 19, 2012 3:00pm - 3:40pm
Bayview B (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

3:50pm

Panel: Cloud Operators on OpenStack Networking (Seacliff AB)

Cloud Operators on OpenStack Networking

A panel of cloud operators (not vendors!) talk about how they use OpenStack networking today and their goals for future network capabilities in the future. Panelists from both service providers and the enterprise will discuss current deployment models and best practices, as well as use cases around the need for high-availability, scalable private networking, multi-datacenter connectivity, service-insertion, and more. This will include deployments using Nova Networking, as well as the new Quantum Network Service that will become core in Folsom. We will reserve significant time for audience questions to the panel.

Panelists will be:

  • JC Martin, Cloud Architect, eBay
  • Gavin Pratt, Senior Product Manager & Strategist, HP
  • Ken Pepple, Director of Cloud Development, Internap
  • Ishii Hisaharu, NTT
  • Erik Carlin, Director, Cloud Compute Product Line, Rackspace
Speakers
avatar for Erik Carlin

Erik Carlin

Erik Carlin joined Rackspace in 2008.  As Chief Architect, he helped launch and grow Cloud Servers as well as innovate, integrate, and optimize multiple services across the Rackspace Cloud portfolio.  Erik has been involved in OpenStack since its inception and helped launch the quantum and mélange projects.  Erik currently serves as Director of Product for the Cloud Compute Product line which includes Cloud Servers and Cloud Networks.  Prior to joining Rackspace...
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avatar for JC Martin

JC Martin

Since joining eBay in 2008, JC Martin has been driving eBay's cloud architecture, focusing on improving agility and efficiency through automating infrastructure and application life cycle. Prior to Ebay, he held architecture positions at BMC software and Sun Microsystems, where he developed the architecture of large scale distributed system management solutions.
avatar for Ken Pepple

Ken Pepple

CTO, Solinea
Ken is the co-founder and CTO of Solinea, a leading consulting and software provider enabling enterprises and service providers to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing. Prior to Solinea, Ken was Cloud Technology Partners' (CloudTP) Vice President for their OpenStack Practice, where he led the company's cloud infrastructure consulting efforts. Before that, Ken was Director of Cloud Development at Internap Network Services. Under his leadership, Internap developed and introduced a...
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avatar for Gavin Pratt

Gavin Pratt

Director of Product Management, HP Cloud, HP
avatar for Dan Wendlandt

Dan Wendlandt

OpenStack Lead, VMware
Dan Wendlandt from Nicira is the project technical lead (PTL) for the OpenStack Quantum project. He has been in product management and software development roles at Nicira, helping customers deploy the company's Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) in both public and private clouds. He graduated from Stanford with a degree in Computer Science and worked on networking and security in Carnegie Mellon's Computer Science PhD program before dropping out to help start Nicira.

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:50pm - 4:30pm
Seacliff AB (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

3:50pm

Identity State of the Project - Spring 2012 (Bayview B)
Speakers
avatar for Joe Heck

Joe Heck

Director of Engineering, Nebula
I'm a jack of all trades with a focus on software tools and architecture for cloud based services, collaboration and software development. I'm also an IOS and Mac developer, and a technologist following and contributing to a variety of open source projects.

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:50pm - 4:30pm
Bayview B (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

3:50pm

Building a Disaster Recovery Solution Using OpenStack (Seacliff CD)

One of the greatest benefit of having a common platform such as OpenStack is the ability to easily implement disaster recovery solutions across different clouds in different regions. In this presentation, we will present our experience in building the Yuruware System Mover technology, that enables an easy, configurable, self service, disaster recovery solution.

We will firstly walk through the alternative architectural scenarios, of how system replication, continuous snapshots, failover and failback, across geographic regions could be achieved, and the corresponding performance and consistency trade-offs. We then present some optimisation techniques that alleviates the challenges in engineering a total system replication - this include getting over the latency problem of moving large chunks of data across regions; automation of systems operations, and intelligently producing 'reversible operations' that can be applied in failback scenarios. We illustrate how one can easily replicate an application on the AWS EC2 cloud over to the Rackspace cloud, and dynamically failover in the event of a disaster.

Speakers
avatar for Jorke Odolphi

Jorke Odolphi

Jorke is a Principal Research Engineer with NICTA, specialising in cloud and delivering solutions from world class research results. Jorke has previously worked at Microsoft and a large service provider specialising in evangelism, deployment and management of many different weird and wonderful technologies in multi-tenant situations. He loves talking about datacentres, infrastructure and the fat pipes the make the Internet, cloud or. Jorke also feels quite strange talking about himself in...
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Thursday April 19, 2012 3:50pm - 4:30pm
Seacliff CD (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

3:50pm

User Story: Argonne National Laboratory Magellan Cloud (Ballroom)

The Magellan project was a two year project to evaluate cloud approaches for technical computing workloads. The Argonne system in the testbed deployed Openstack in January of 2011. In this talk, I will describe our experiences running OpenStack in a testbed environment and describe the major capabilities that led to its success. Upon completion of the evaluation project, we decided to transition the system into production to support the computational and infrastructure needs of the DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase project. Since this time, we have been working to close the performance gap between private clouds and purpose built HPC systems. I will also present some early results of this work.


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:50pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom (Downstairs, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

4:40pm

Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate: TryStack and the API Site (Bayview B)

The journey to an OpenStack sandbox for both cloud consumers and
deployers shows how donated resources and elbow grease results in a
working cloud. TryStack went live in mid-Februrary and now serves over
700 users without a service level agreement. In parallel, the
documentation team put together an API site documenting a large
reference page for the OpenStack APIs installed on TryStack. We will
tell stories, talk about the roadmap, and answer questions about
TryStack and the API Site in this panel presentation.

Panelists:

Anne Gentle - Anne works as a community documentation coordinator and
technical writer for OpenStack at Rackspace.
David Mortman - David is the Chief Security Architect at enStratus
Networks and has a keen interest in the OpenStack APIs.
Jay Pipes - Jay works on the OpenStack cloud computing platform at HP,
was the project technical lead of the OpenStack Image Service, and
serves as an administrator on TryStack.
Nati Ueno - Nati works on OpenStack at NTT, was an early contributor
to OpenStack, and serves as an administrator on TryStack.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Gentle

Anne Gentle

Content Stacker, Rackspace
Anne Gentle has been a community documentation coordinator at Rackspace for OpenStack since September 2010. She serves on the OpenStack Technical Committee and consistently advocates for OpenStack users and contributors. Anne also coordinates efforts to connect OpenStack to the GNOME Outreach Program for Women.
avatar for David Mortman

David Mortman

David is the Chief Security Architect at enStratus Networks and has a keen interest in the OpenStack APIs.  David Mortman has been doing Information Security for well over 15 years. Most recently, he was the Director of Security and Operations at C3. Previously, David was the CISO at Siebel Systems and the Manager of Global Security at Network Associates. David speaks regularly at Blackhat, Defcon, RSA and other conferences. Additionally, he blogs at emergentchaos.com, newschoolsecurity.com...
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avatar for Jay Pipes

Jay Pipes

Principal Technical Architect, Mirantis
Jay is a Principal Technical Architect at Mirantis. He works to develop core and ecosystem projects in the OpenStack cloud computing platform community. Before Mirantis, he worked at AT&T, focusing on OpenStack development and operations. Previously, he was a Director of Engineering in HP s Open Source Cloud Services team, a development manager and software engineer at Rackspace Cloud, a software engineer at Sun Microsystems and the North American Community Relations Manager at MySQL...
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avatar for Nati Ueno

Nati Ueno

Nati works on OpenStack at NTT, was an early contributor to OpenStack, and serves as an administrator on TryStack.

Thursday April 19, 2012 4:40pm - 5:20pm
Bayview B (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

4:40pm

Panel: Power of Collaboration (Ballroom)

The Power of Collaboration – Can a community-lead technology move as fast a single-company-lead technology?  How does innovation and leadership happen in an open, collaborative environment? Join the conversation as we discuss this along with the potential dangers and opportunities that come with a collaborative environment.

Moderator: IDC, Gary Chen,  Research Manager, Cloud and Virtualization System Software

Panelists include:

  • HP Cloud Services, Zorawar 'Biri' Singh,  SVP & GM, HP Cloud Services
  • IBM, Angel Diaz, VP of Software Standards & Cloud
  • Rackspace, John Engates, CTO
  • RedHat, Brian Stevens, CTO
  • IDC, Gary Chen, Research Manager, Cloud and Virtualization System Software

 

 

Speakers
avatar for Gary Chen

Gary Chen

Gary Chen is Research Manager for IDC's Cloud and Virtualization System Software. In this role, Mr. Chen focuses on server virtualization software and its transformational effect on the larger datacenter ecosystem of systems management, networking, storage, and security. His research also focuses on cloud system software, an extension of virtualization that provides the fundamental infrastructure for clouds. Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Chen was a Senior Analyst at Yankee Group, focusing...
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avatar for Angel Diaz

Angel Diaz

Dr. Angel Luis Diaz is Vice President of Software Standards and Cloud for IBM Software Group. In this role, he has global responsibility for driving strategy and management of IBM's industry-leading standards initiative. He manages a global standards community working across international organizations and consortia to foster development of the next generation of interoperability standards, | policies and practices critical to IBM Middleware and foster a new model of standards development...
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avatar for John Engates

John Engates

John Engates joined Rackspace in August 2000, just a year after the company was founded, as Vice President of Operations, managing the datacenter operations and customer-service teams. Two years later, when Rackspace decided to add new services for larger enterprise customers, John created and helped develop the Intensive Hosting business unit | | Most recently, John has played an active role in the evolution and evangelism of Rackspace’s cloud-computing strategy and cloud...
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avatar for Zorawar 'Biri' Singh

Zorawar 'Biri' Singh

Zorawar Biri Singh is senior vice president and general manager for Cloud Services at HP. He has global responsibility for HP’s public cloud infrastructure, platform services, cloud solutions and cloud ecosystem for developers, independent software vendors, service providers and enterprises. Singh has more than 20 years of global leadership experience as an executive and serial entrepreneur in enterprise IT, online advertising, e-commerce and telecommunications. He has an extensive...
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avatar for Brian Stevens

Brian Stevens

CTO and Vice President, Worldwide Engineering, Red Hat
Brian Stevens joined Red Hat's senior management team in 2001 and has been critical to the company's enterprise operating system, storage, and virtualization strategies. As CTO and vice president, Worldwide Engineering, Stevens has responsibility for Red Hat® engineering globally, encompassing Linux®, virtualization, middleware, and cloud computing. | | Stevens began his career at Digital Equipment Corporation where he was a developer on the first commercial release of the X Window...
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Thursday April 19, 2012 4:40pm - 5:20pm
Ballroom (Downstairs, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

4:40pm

A Security Analysis of the OpenStack Infrastructure (Seacliff AB)

We perform an analysis of the OpenStack infrastructure from which we are able to derive a complete strategy for defence-in-depth. We will present a concise system description which explicitly enumerates the assumptions and vulnerabilities present in real systems, and allows us to put each potential defensive measure into context within the architecture of OpenStack. 

Our analysis models the way an attacker works within the system, finding chains of weaknesses which lead to a desired goal. Once we can understand and exhibit the consequences of the compromise of any individual component, we may then concentrate our hardening efforts without cognitive bias or naive assumption.

The analysis is interesting because it goes some way towards explaining the "Honeymoon Period" for discovery of system vulnerability (Blaze, Clark et al), and can increase the time between successful exploits by acknowledging that an attack is a constructive proof of vulnerability which must be broken in as many places as possible.

Speakers
avatar for Shevek

Shevek

Shevek is an expert programmer who has worked on cutting edge research in systems and security, compilers and language design, algorithms and optimization. He is capable of maintaining a very straight face under questioning on topics including "Why is our printer playing 'happy birthday'?" or "What is that message doing on the side of that building?" His recent work focused on big data infrastructure and analytics, working mostly with Hadoop. He received a Doctorate in Computing on the...
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Paul McMillan

Paul McMillan has been interested in security from an early age when he realized that it was a lot more fun to hack games than play them (even when the hacking took far more effort). While he doesn't play many games anymore, he has found network and web application security to be just as fun and much more useful. Paul has been working with Django since 2008, and is now a core committer with a focus on improving the security of Django.

Thursday April 19, 2012 4:40pm - 5:20pm
Seacliff AB (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

4:40pm

Scalable Networking for Open Clouds (Seacliff CD)

Networking matters.  Scalable networks won’t build themselves and the characteristics of web scale systems such as Rackspace Cloud and AWS EC2 require advanced (or retrograded) thinking for how networks are designed, built, and operated.

In this talk we’ll discuss the options available to you in terms of network architectures, what seems to be working or not in the real world, and what the core principles are you should employ when designing cloud scale networks.  We will cover hardware vs. software VLANs, L2 vs. L3 scalability, software-defined networking (SDN), network virtualization, edge networking services, and integration to OpenStack projects, including Nova, Quantum, and Swift.  A brief discussion will be had around what Quantum does and doesn’t do.

Speakers
avatar for Randy Bias

Randy Bias

Randy's provocative views on the profound disruption caused by cloud computing have made Randy Bias one of the most influential voices in the industry. Randy uses this influence to advocate an open and honest debate about which technologies will win in driving clouds to large-scale adoption. He has inspired organizations and individuals to embrace the disruption of cloud computing to transform business processes and position themselves to succeed in a new world where computing resources are...
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Thursday April 19, 2012 4:40pm - 5:20pm
Seacliff CD (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

5:30pm

Juju Charm School (Marina Room)

juju Charm School is an event where a juju expert is available to answer questions about writing your own juju charms. The intended audience are people who deploy software and want to contribute charms to the wider devops community to make deploying in the public and private cloud easy.

Attendees are more than welcome to:

  • Ask questions about juju and charms
  • Ask for help modifying existing scripts and make charms out of them
  • Ask for peer review on existing charms you might be working on
  • Though not required, we recommend that you have juju installed and configured if you want to get deep into the event
Thursday April 19, 2012 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Marina Room (Hyatt Regency)

6:00pm

9:00pm

Party Rock with DreamHost

Come party rock with DreamHost during the OpenStack Conference!

We're going to celebrate the release of Essex and the future of Folsom.

Please RSVP: http://partyrocksf.eventbrite.com/

Meet at the main lobby entrance.  A large 55-person bus will make trips back and forth from the Hyatt Regency San Francisco about every 15 minutes.  It's a private party and space is limited. Please be sure to bring your printed ticket or fire up your Eventbrite app to show the bouncer.

  • Premium cocktails, beer, wine, soda, water
  • DJ Trey will be spinning a mellow lounge-y mix for the first half, then BAM!  Party rock time!
  • Delicious appetizers including favorites like sliders and sweet potato fries!

 

 

Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00pm - 12:00am
Roe (651 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105)
 
Friday, April 20
 

9:00am

OpenStack Deployments with Chef (Ballroom)

Chef is an open source configuration management and service integration automation tool that has been integral to a number of large successful OpenStack deployments (MercadoLibre, HP, TryStack and many more). It is the core of the Crowbar datacenter installation tool used by Dell, Rackspace and others. This talk will provide a brief introduction to Chef and why it frequently the configuration tool of choice for large deployments and discuss the use of Chef within the OpenStack ecosystem (development, testing, deploying and managing the installation). Chef also provides the ability to manage the instances running on top of Nova through the knife-openstack plugin.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Ray

Matt Ray

Director of Partner Integration, Chef Software, Inc.
Matt Ray is an open source hacker working as the Director of Partner Integration for the systems automation platform and company Chef. He is an active open source contributor, resides in Austin, blogs at LeastResistance.net and is @mattray on Twitter, IRC and GitHub.

Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:40am
Ballroom (Downstairs, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

9:00am

Panel: High-performance Computing (Seacliff AB)

Historically, high performance computing and infrastructure clouds were the two paradigms that did not mix. Cloud hardware architectures coupled with virtualization related overhead precluded HPC communities from realizing the benefits associated with the use of elastic infrastructure. However, uniquely flexible and pluggable architecture of OpenStack cloud platform, makes it possible to overcome these drawbacks. Running OpenStack on top of a low latency, infiniband cluster and incorporating features such as bare metal provisioning, allows one to marry traditional HPC system design concepts with elastic, on-demand infrastructure. In this session, a diverse pool of panelists will discuss architectures, use cases and benefits achieved through incorporating OpenStack to solve various HPC problems. We’ll also examine various ways to measure the performance difference between the bare-metal based machine and the virtualized version.  We’ll also examine various ways to measure the performance difference between the bare-metal based machine and the virtualized version.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Crago

Steve Crago

Dr. Steve Crago is an Assistant Director of the Computational Systems and Technology division at the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute. He leads the Adaptive Parallel Execution (APEX) research group, which does research on multi-core and many-core software, cloud computing, FPGA-based computing, trusted electronics, and wireless system. He currently leads a project that is developing private cloud infrastructure for heterogeneous high performance...
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avatar for Kate Keahey

Kate Keahey

Kate Keahey is a Scientist in the Distributed Systems Lab at Argonne National Laboratory and a Fellow at the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago. Kate pioneered the use of cloud computing for scientific applications and created and leads the open source Nimbus project which provides an Infrastructure-as-a-Service implementation for scientific projects as well as Nimbus Platform allowing users to build elastic application by combining on-demand commercial and scientific cloud...
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avatar for Gregor von Laszewski

Gregor von Laszewski

Gregor von Laszewski has worked with parallel computers since 1982. He is the Assistant Director for Cloud Computing at the Community Grids Lab at Indiana University and the Software Architect of FutureGrid. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Syracuse University. He worked in the past for GMD (Germany), NASA, and Argonne National Laboratory. His current interest are in Cloud Computing.
avatar for Theodore Omtzigt

Theodore Omtzigt

Theodore Omtzigt is the founder and CEO of Stillwater Supercomputing and the inventor of the Knowledge Processing Unit, or KPU, a high-performance distributed data flow machine for real-time analytics. He is acting VP of HPC On-Demand services at Information Super Grid Technology, a Chinese cloud vendor that is building and operating a global grid of supercomputing centers.  He received his Ph.D. in 1992 from Yale University with original research on silicon compilation of multi-chip...
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Boris Renski

Co-founder and CMO
Boris is the co-founder and CMO at Mirantis, a leading OpenStack systems integrator. Operationally responsible for Mirantis marketing strategy, Boris acts as a spokesperson for the company and is Mirantis public face in the OpenStack community. | In his role, Boris works to ensure that Mirantis marketing efforts don t just promote the Mirantis brand, but also help further global awareness of the OpenStack community. To that effect, Mirantis is a regular sponsor of OpenStack summits, promotes...
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Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:40am
Seacliff AB (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

9:00am

OpenStack Experiences in Australia including Data Sovereignty (Seacliff CD)

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.

 

Speakers
avatar for Tristan Goode

Tristan Goode

With 25 years experience in the IT industry Tristan has built a solid reputation as an innovative architect in systems infrastructure and enterprise solutions for corporate and Internet. Forward-thinking with strong attention to detail, Tristan has been responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining solutions for the likes of NEC, UUNet, Intel, and Primus Telecom. As CEO of Aptira, he's postitioned the company as an innovative managed hosting company in Australia and SE Asia, and is...
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avatar for Phil Rogers

Phil Rogers

In 30 years of IT work Phil Rogers has seen it all. His methodical and measured approach to design, implementation, management and problem solving provide a stabilising keel for those priviledged enough to work with him. He has managed the IT needs of large companies such as Shell, and has worked for various mining companies through times of exponential growth. He also brings years of experience to the team in running his own sucessful consultancy business, but most notably, since 1998 he has...
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Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:40am
Seacliff CD (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

9:00am

Store. Scale. And (wait for it) Find. Globally Available and Searchable Object Storage (Bayview B)

Learn how SoftLayer designed and implemented a globally available object storage platform, based on OpenStack Swift, that introduces intelligent indexing and full search capability.  This session will walk through the evolution of the product - from initial design, through hardware configuration and testing, to extending base functionality for index / search and CDN, and finally global deployment.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Jones

Marc Jones

VP of Product Innovation, SoftLayer Technologies, Inc.
Marc Jones serves as VP of Product Innovation for SoftLayer.  In this role, he is responsible for identifying, facilitating and evangelizing new product and service development – including R&D, software development and system development. | |   | | An accomplished technology executive, he previously served as director of software product development with Rackspace Cloud (formerly Mosso), the cloud division of Rackspace.  He was a key member of the senior leadership team...
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Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:40am
Bayview B (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

9:50am

Marketing OpenStack as a Community (Bayview B)

Marketing is not typically a priority for open source projects, yet early marketing efforts driven by companies in the OpenStack ecosystem have undeniably made a huge impact on its initial success. In this session we'll discuss the challenges in working within our complex open source community while also taking on serious competitors with deep pockets. How can you be a good citizen in the community and contribute to building the OpenStack brand, while also leveraging the brand and community resources for your company's benefit? In this panel, we will discuss:

* Building and leveraging the OpenStack brand -- the multiplier effect

* Embracing your competitors in the community to fight the bigger enemies

* Why it's important to create a movement -- rally a joint mission and/or common enemy

* Adding another stakeholder to your marketing plans -- the community

* Being flexible and reactive to timelines, variables, lack of a solid roadmap

* Tackling bottom-up marketing versus traditional enterprise marketing personas

* Staying scrappy and pooling resources to make a big impact without a big budget

Speakers
avatar for Gretchen Curtis

Gretchen Curtis

Gretchen Curtis is a Co-Founder andChief Strategy Officer at Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. Prior to Piston Cloud,she was Director of PR & Communications for NASA’s CTO for IT Chris C. Kempand the NASA Nebula cloud computing project (now known as OpenStack compute). Whileat NASA, she was part of the writing team that created NASA’s open governmentplan as well as a core contributor to the Federal Cloud Computing Strategycreated under federal CIO Vivek Kundra. Gretchen started her...
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avatar for Lauren Sell

Lauren Sell

Director of Marketing, OpenStack Foundation
I am the Director of Marketing for the OpenStack Foundation. I helped launch OpenStack and have since been coordinating with different companies and technical leaders in the community to promote OpenStack and drive adoption through activities like event organization (including the twice-yearly Summits), case studies and media relations. I have been marketing in the technology industry for more than eight years, with a background in early stage companies, open source and enterprise software...
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Friday April 20, 2012 9:50am - 10:30am
Bayview B (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

9:50am

Compute State of the Project - Spring 2012 (Seacliff AB)
Speakers
avatar for Vish Ishaya

Vish Ishaya

Vish Ishaya was Anso Labs Senior Systems Engineer (now an Engineer with Rackspace Cloud Builders) and is NASA Nebula Technical Lead. He is a highly prolific developer who is one of the top contributors of the OpenStack project. During the November 2010 OpenStack conference, he won an OpenStack award for his development and community efforts, and was also elected to the OpenStack Board, which along with other prominent community members helps guide the vision of the OpenStack project. In...
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Friday April 20, 2012 9:50am - 10:30am
Seacliff AB (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

9:50am

Application Deployment on OpenStack (Seacliff CD)

The purpose of an OpenStack cloud is to deploy applications inside it! This session focuses best practice to git get your bits on an OpenStack Diablo cloud using Keystone authentication.

Using a live demo two different ways to deploy applications, We will show examples using both Chef Knife and enStratus provisioning against an OpenStack cloud.

We will provide tips to get your application ready for automated deplpyment and discuss the merits these two and additional technologies.

This is a JOINT SESSION w/ Dell, Opscode and enStratus.

 

Speakers
avatar for Rob Hirschfeld

Rob Hirschfeld

With a background in Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Rob Hirschfeld, principal cloud solution architect at Dell, specializes in large scale, integrated, and innovative cloud systems. Lately, he's been leading Dell's OpenStack and Crowbar projects. | | As a principal cloud architect, Rob helps Dell to set strategy for cloud computing, drives innovative cloud solutions to market, and works with customers on their cloud implementations.  | | Rob is a graduate of Duke and Louisiana State...
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avatar for Matt Ray

Matt Ray

Director of Partner Integration, Chef Software, Inc.
Matt Ray is an open source hacker working as the Director of Partner Integration for the systems automation platform and company Chef. He is an active open source contributor, resides in Austin, blogs at LeastResistance.net and is @mattray on Twitter, IRC and GitHub.

Friday April 20, 2012 9:50am - 10:30am
Seacliff CD (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

9:50am

OpenStack NeCTAR Cloud for Australian Researchers (Ballroom)

At the last OpenStack summit, we spoke about our plans for the new national Research Cloud in Australia. This time around, six months on, we’ll be talking from real experience. By the time the summit hits SF, the cloud would have been operational for three months and have been scaled out to 4K cores. This talk will focus on the user story, how researchers are using the research cloud, and how are we supporting them in using the cloud as an innovative platform to create, share, collaborate and ultimately build new ideas. We will also take you on a sojourn, from selecting OpenStack to run this national cloud, designing the implementation, building it, operating it, developing policies for it, monitoring it, and making sure it ticks along smoothly, both the ups and the downs.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Fifield

Tom Fifield

Community Manager, OpenStack Foundation
After learning about scalability in computing from particle physics experiments like ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider, Tom led the creation of the NeCTAR Research Cloud soon to expand o 30,000 cores over 8 sites distributed over an area comparable to the USA. | | Tom is currently harnessing his passion for large scale distributed systems by focusing on their most important part: people, as Community Manager at the OpenStack Foundation. Tom is a co-author of the OpenStack Operations Guide, a...
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Dr. Steven Manos

Steven Manos was appointed the head of Research Computing at the University of Melbourne in January 2010, previously doing post-doctoral research at University College London. There he used an automated robot and genetic computing to automatically design and fabricate ceramics. He also helped develop tools that neurosurgeons could use to visualize the flow of blood through patient’s brains while they were in the operating theatre. Now, within Information Technology Services at Melbourne...
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Friday April 20, 2012 9:50am - 10:30am
Ballroom (Downstairs, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

10:40am

The Future of Cloud Computing at NASA (Bayview B)

NASA, Karen Petraska, Service Executive for the NASA Computer Services Office, and Ray O Brien, CTO for IT at NASA Ames Research Center, will jointly cover how the Agency’s very early step into cloud computing via the Nebula project and OpenStack has influenced the Agency’s view of how this exciting new computing model can be leveraged to help meet mission objectives. Karen and Ray will cover a range of activities directed at increasing the adoption of cloud computing across the Agency. Specifically, an activity targeted at enhancing OpenStack for science applications and workloads will be covered, along with a project that NASA has just started to ensure public cloud services are used securely by projects teams. Other cloud activities within NASA will likely be covered too.  Additionally, Ray O'Brien will address how Nebula and OpenStack are paving the way for greater involvement by NASA in community-driven open source projects.

 

 

Speakers
avatar for Ray O'Brien

Ray O'Brien

Ray O’Brien was assigned to the role of CTO for IT at NASA’s Ames Research Center in February 2011.  Prior to this assignment, he was the project manager for NASA’s Nebula Cloud Computing Initiative. During his term as project manager, Nebula’s Nova compute controller technology was chosen as one of the two foundational components of OpenStack – the Open Source Cloud Computing Initiative. Since its formation in July of 2010, OpenStack has become one of the...
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avatar for Karen Petraska

Karen Petraska

Karen Petraska is presently serving as the Service Executive for Computing Services in the NASA Office of the Chief Information Officer, leading NASA’s response to the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative and exploring larger overall agency computing issues including cloud computing. Karen has a Masters Degree in Computer Science and 25 years of experience between academia, industry and government. She has worked in several areas of enterprise IT infrastructure services including...
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Friday April 20, 2012 10:40am - 11:20am
Bayview B (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

10:40am

OpenStack Private Cloud Panel (Ballroom)

Private cloud is a hot topic right now. Many businesses and organizations are racing to build proof of concepts and put the cloud to work internally. I suspect that we're past the "Why private cloud? Why not public cloud?" questions and we've moved on to the "How?" but perhaps I'm wrong. Maybe we're at a tipping point? Between your questions, our panelists answers, and the ensuing debate, let's find out where we stand.

 

Our panelists will be:

 

Ryan Lane

  • Wikimedia
  • Operations Engineer
  • Project lead for Wikimedia Labs, a test, development, and semi-production volunteer managed cloud.
  • 256 users, 192 cores, 2960 GB RAM, 5 TB block storage for instances, 142 TB block storage for projects

 

Ross Lillie

  • Motorola Solutions
  • Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff
  • 30 years in various research positions within Motorola and now Motorola Solutions, with focus on software and software systems.
  • 60 cores, 100 GB RAM, 42 TB block storage and 100 TB object storage.

 

Narayan Desai

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Principal Experimental Systems Engineer
  • My major interest is building this system to rival the performance of purpose built HPC systems for everything but tightly coupled parallel jobs.
  • 30 users, 4032 cores, 12 TB RAM, 100 TB block storage (expanding to ~7k cores, 30 TB RAM, 600 TB of block storage and 800 TB (raw) object storage)

 

Jan Drake

  • Disney
  • Principal Cloud Architect

 

Your moderator will be:

 

Everett Toews

  • Cybera
  • Senior Developer
  • Building OpenStack clouds for use by business, academia and the community while trying spur and support innovation along the way.
  • 40+ users, 768 cores, 1920 GB RAM, 48 TB block storage and 24 TB (usable) object storage
Speakers
avatar for Doug Davis

Doug Davis

STMS, IBM
I work in the Software Standards part of IBM and have been involved in a number of open source projects over the years. While most of my time is spent developing, promoting and implementing standards (mainly Cloud standards), I also hosts soaphub.org - a free browser & xmpp based chatroom which is used by a number of organizations.
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Jan Drake

Disney Principal Cloud Architect
avatar for Ryan Lane

Ryan Lane

Wikimedia, Operations Engineer | Project lead for Wikimedia Labs, a test, development, and semi-production volunteer managed cloud. 256 users, 192 cores, 2960 GB RAM, 5 TB block storage for instances, 142 TB block storage for projects     
avatar for Ross Lillie

Ross Lillie

30 years in various research positions within Motorola and now Motorola Solutions, with focus on software and software systems. 60 cores, 100 GB RAM, 42 TB block storage and 100 TB object storage.

Friday April 20, 2012 10:40am - 11:20am
Ballroom (Downstairs, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

10:40am

Panel: Cloud Standards (Seacliff AB)
  • IBM, Chris Ferris, CTO Cloud Standards
  • Redhat, David Lutterkort, cloud group on API's and standards, and chair the Apache Deltacloud project
  • NetApp, David Silk, technical director for object storage
  • IBM, Doug Davis, Software Standards
  • Oracle, Mark Carlson, Principal Cloud Strategist
  • Rackspace, Mark Nottingham, Cloud APIs and Standards
Speakers
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Mark Carlson

Principal Cloud Strategist, Oracle
Mark A. Carlson, Principal Cloud Strategist at Oracle, has more than 30 years of experience with Networking and Storage development and more than fifteen year's experience with Java technology. Mark was one of the authors of the CDMI Cloud Storage standard. He has spoken at numerous industry forums and events. He is the chair of the SNIA Cloud Storage, NDMP and XAM SDK technical working groups, chairs the DMTF Policy working group, serves on the SNIA Technical Council, and represents Oracle on...
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Doug Davis

STMS, IBM
I work in the Software Standards part of IBM and have been involved in a number of open source projects over the years. While most of my time is spent developing, promoting and implementing standards (mainly Cloud standards), I also hosts soaphub.org - a free browser & xmpp based chatroom which is used by a number of organizations.
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Chris Ferris

CTO Cloud Standards, IBM
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Mark Nottingham

Principal Architect, Akamai Technologies
I chair the IETF HTTP Working Group, am the liaison from the IETF to the W3C, and generally work on a lot of Web specs and write related code.
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David Slik

David Slik is the technical director for object storage at NetApp, and is a co-chair of the SNIA Cloud Storage Technical Working Group. He participated in the creation of the XAM and CDMI standards, and has architected and developed large-scale distributed object storage systems deployed world-wide as a key component of mission-critical enterprise applications.

Friday April 20, 2012 10:40am - 11:20am
Seacliff AB (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

10:40am

Dashboard State of the Project - Spring 2012 (Seacliff CD)
Speakers
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Devin Carlen

One of Nebula's three co-founders and VP of Engineering, Devin Carlen is a significant contributor to the company's open source foundation and to its depth of technical expertise in private cloud computing. He was one of the original engineers of OpenStack while working on the NASA Nebula project, and is the lead for the Dashboard Project, the front end of OpenStack. Following NASA, he joined Anso Labs as CTO and influenced mainstream adoption of OpenStack. When Rackspace...
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Friday April 20, 2012 10:40am - 11:20am
Seacliff CD (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

11:30am

Panel: Expanding the Community (Bayview B)

OpenStack community is growing at a very fast pace. The panel will give an overview of this growth, with some metrics and charts. The session will be the venue to discuss and decide how to:

  • create local OpenStack ambassadors to help promote the project worldwide
  • give recognition to all the people helping in the success of Openstack
  • share best practices for establishing user groups for OpenStack.

The panel will be open to comments and questions from the attendees.

Speakers
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Joseph George

Director of Product Strategy for Revolutionary Cloud and Big Data Solutions, Dell
Joseph B George is the Director of Product Strategy for Revolutionary Cloud and Big Data Solutions at Dell, the team is responsible for developing innovative open source solutions such as the Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution, the Dell Apache Hadoop Solution, and the Dell Crowbar software framework. Prior to coming to Dell, Joseph held key strategy, product management, and technical roles at companies like HP, BMC Software, and Halliburton. Covering areas such as enterprise management...
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Tristan Goode

With 25 years experience in the IT industry Tristan has built a solid reputation as an innovative architect in systems infrastructure and enterprise solutions for corporate and Internet. Forward-thinking with strong attention to detail, Tristan has been responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining solutions for the likes of NEC, UUNet, Intel, and Primus Telecom. As CEO of Aptira, he's postitioned the company as an innovative managed hosting company in Australia and SE Asia, and is...
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Masanori Itoh

Gin-no-saji
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Stefano Maffulli

Community Manager, OpenStack Foundation
| OpenStack community manager, Stefano built his career around Free Software and open source: from pre-sales engineer and product manager at Italian GNU/Linux distribution MadeInLinux to Italian Chancellor of the Free Software Foundation Europe, where he also created the FSFE Fellowship participation program. Later as community manager of leading mobile open source sync solution Funambol, his efforts boosted downloads and bolstered enterprise contributions. For Twitter, he led efforts to expand...
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Boris Renski

Co-founder and CMO
Boris is the co-founder and CMO at Mirantis, a leading OpenStack systems integrator. Operationally responsible for Mirantis marketing strategy, Boris acts as a spokesperson for the company and is Mirantis public face in the OpenStack community. | In his role, Boris works to ensure that Mirantis marketing efforts don t just promote the Mirantis brand, but also help further global awareness of the OpenStack community. To that effect, Mirantis is a regular sponsor of OpenStack summits, promotes...
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Friday April 20, 2012 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bayview B (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

11:30am

PaaS, Devops and NoOps -- Oh My! (Seacliff CD)

Cloud infrastructure isn't an end, but a means. Infrastructure is as valuable as the services it supports. This panel will highlight tools, processes and philosophies to maximize the benefit of cloud infrastructure. A candid discussion about open source, continuous deployment, platform as a service and devops coming together as a value creation force multiplier.

  • Derek Collison -- CloudFoundry author, CEO Apcera, formerly CTO Cloud Platforms VMWare, Director at Google, SVP/Architect at TIBCO
  • Jesse Robbins -- Founding CEO Opscode, co-founder Velocity Conference, Formerly Availability Program Manager Amazon.com
  • Teyo Tyree -- Co-Founder Puppet Labs
  • Benjamin McGraw -- Sr. Software Engineer at Piston Cloud Computing, Formerly Sr. Software Engineer at IMVU


Moderator: Andrew Clay Shafer -- Rackspace Cloud Builders

Speakers
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Derek Collison

Cloud Foundry author, CEO Apcera, formerly CTO Cloud Platforms VMWare, Director at Google, SVP/Architect at TIBCO
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Benjamin McGraw

Sr. Software Engineer at Piston Cloud Computing, Formerly Sr. Software Engineer at IMVU
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Jesse Robbins

Co-Founder & Chief Community Officer at Opscode Jesse Robbins is Co-founder and Chief Community Officer of Opscode, the leader in Cloud Infrastructure Automation. Jesse is a widely recognized expert in Infrastructure, Web Operations, and Emergency Management. Jesse was a founding chair of the Velocity Web Performance & Operations Conference, editor of the Web Operations book, and is a contributor to the O’Reilly Radar blog. Prior to founding Opscode as CEO in 2008, he worked at...
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Andrew Clay Shafer

Clown Prince, Parvus Captus
we do what we can
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Teyo Tyree

Co-Founder of Puppet Labs, I am passionate about Opensource software communities, automation, and cloud computing. Despite better judgement, I enjoy snowboarding, mountain bike and generally putting myself at risk of bodily harm.

Friday April 20, 2012 11:30am - 12:10pm
Seacliff CD (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

11:30am

Panel: The Truths and Myths of Cloud APIs (Seacliff AB)

Moderator: James Urquhart, VP of Product Strategy, enStratus

Panelists:

  • Adrian Cole, CTO jclouds at CloudSoft
  • Eric Windisch, Cloudscaling

More info coming soon!

Speakers
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Mark Nottingham

Principal Architect, Akamai Technologies
I chair the IETF HTTP Working Group, am the liaison from the IETF to the W3C, and generally work on a lot of Web specs and write related code.

Friday April 20, 2012 11:30am - 12:10pm
Seacliff AB (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

11:30am

Reliable, Redundant: High Availability in OpenStack (Ballroom)

High Availability is a key concept in private and public infrastructures that has, until recently, been somewhat under-represented in OpenStack. In this session, we explain techniques for integrating OpenStack with Pacemaker, the ubiquitous and universal high-availability stack for the Linux platform.

This session will contain a high-availability overview for several core OpenStack services:

  • RabbitMQ and MySQL high availability for Nova
  • Redundant, highly-available storage for nova-volume
  • High Availability and resource monitoring for Nova and Glance services
  • All-in-one integration of nova-volume block storage and a Swift-style object store with Ceph

 

Speakers
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Florian Haas

Florian is the CEO and co-founder at hastexo, an independent professional services organization specializing in Linux high availability, storage replication, and the open source cloud. Florian has been active in the HA community for half a decade, and is widely regarded as an expert in the field. He has spoken on high availability and cloud topics at linux.conf.au, LinuxCon North America and Europe, the MySQL Conference & Expo, and many other events. | |

Friday April 20, 2012 11:30am - 12:10pm
Ballroom (Downstairs, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

12:15pm

1:30pm

OpenStack Compute Workshop - Essex Architecture, Use Cases (Marina Room)

Kirill Ishanov of Mirantis will host a workshop on OpenStack Compute, including:

  • An overview of the Essex architecture
  • Walk through the request flow process based on a scenario of provisioning a VM
  • A hands-on exercise to better understand how OpenStack works
  • A 20-30 minute overview of VMware vs. OpenStack features and use cases

 

Speakers
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Kirill Ishanov

Kirill Ishanov, Director of Engineering, Cloud Competence Center, Mirantis | | Kirill runs a highly skilled group of engineers which creates cloud solutions based on open-source technologies at Mirantis. During the last 5 years he has led implementations of PaaS and IaaS systems for companies like PayPal, eBay, Seagate and Macys. | | Kirill is a passionate advocate for the OpenStack movement and open cloud standards. He is also a proponent of effective software development process, employing a...
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Friday April 20, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Marina Room (Hyatt Regency)

1:30pm

Cancelled: Programming OpenStack Compute API Workshop 1:30 - 4:00 pm

Unfortunately Jacek was not able to make it to the conference for this presentation, but we have added another workshop. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Speakers
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Jacek Artymiak

Jacek has been teaching developers and business decision makers about the cloud since 2006. He's been advising startups in the UK and Poland on how to use the Rackspace Hosting, Inc.'s cloud services since 2010. He's been involved in the OpenStack documentation efforts since 2011. | | Jacek has a long history of technical writing and consulting in the IT industry. He published his first article in 1991 and his first book in 2000. He blogs regularly in Polish and English.

Friday April 20, 2012 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Atrium Lobby

1:30pm

Swift Install Workshop 1:30 - 4:00 pm (Bayview B)

OpenStack Swift is a highly-available distributed object storage
system which supports highly concurrent workloads. Swift is the
backbone behind Cloud Files, Rackspace's storage-as-a-service
offering.

In this workshop, which will be hosted by members of SwiftStack, Inc.,
we'll walk you through deployment and use of OpenStack Swift. We'll
begin by showing you how to install Swift from the ground up.

You'll learn:
- what you should know about Swift's architecture
- how to bootstrap a basic Swift installation

After that, we'll cover how to use Swift, including information on:
- creating accounts and users
- adding, removing, and managing data
- building applications on top of Swift

Bring your laptop (with virutalization extensions enabled in the BIOS)
and we will walk through setting up Swift in a virtual machine. We'll
also build an entire application on top of Swift to illustrate how to
use Swift as a storage service. This is a workshop you won't want to
miss!

Speakers
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Joe Arnold

CEO, SwiftStack, SwiftStack
Joe Arnold is co-founder and CEO of SwiftStack, a leading provider of object storage software. SwiftStack's customers include some of the largest web and enterprise IT organizations. Joe managed the first public OpenStack launch of Swift after its release as an open source project. He has been active in the OpenStack community since 2010. | | Joe is the author of Object Storage with Swift published by O'Reilly Media.

Friday April 20, 2012 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Bayview B (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

2:00pm

Panel: OpenStack Business Ecosystem (Seacliff AB)

OpenStack has become pervasive and the business community is taking notice. But why all the hype and who is putting their money where their mouth is? This dynamic panel of investors and cloud visionaries will share their perspectives on the OpenStack ecosystem – what’s hot, what’s not, who’s generating value and who’s just adding to the noise.

Moderator: Joshua McKenty, CEO and Co-Founder of Piston Cloud

Panelists include:
o Scott Raney (Redpoint)

o Jim Lussier (Dell)
o Dharmesh Thakker (Intel Capital)
o Dan Scholnick (Trinity)
o Lars Leckie (Hummer Winblad)
o Bret Piatt (Rackspace Corporate Development)

Speakers
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Lars Leckie

Lars is a Managing Director at Hummer Winblad and has played a key role in the firm’s investments in SaaS, virtualization, cloud and mobile technologies. Prior to joining Hummer Winblad Venture Partners in 2006, Lars was involved in founding and operational roles at start-up companies. He was a co-founder of AutoFarm (now Novariant), a company focused on GPS and robotics. Lars was in charge of strategy, product marketing, business development and building the sales team across three...
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Jim Lussier

Jim joined Dell in late 2011 to set up and run a corporate venture capital group for Dell. The role of the group is to make investments in emerging technology companies to help Dell achieve its strategic objectives, increase the dialog with the emerging technology ecosystem of VCs and entrepreneurs on how Dell can add value, and drive a point of view within Dell on emerging technology opportunities. Key technology areas strategic to Dell include: cloud computing and virtualization, converged...
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Scott Raney

Scott Raney is a Partner with Redpoint Ventures focusing on information and consumer technology with a particular emphasis on cloud software and services, data center infrastructure and mobile applications. Scott has led or been involved with Redpoint's investments in Heroku, Cloud.com, adap.tv, Jumptap, Simplegeo and Branchout. Prior to Redpoint, Scott worked at NorthPoint Communications and Bain & Company. Scott holds a BSEE, with high distinction, from Duke University and an MBA from...
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Dan Scholnick

General Partner, Trinity Venutures
Dan is a General Partner at Trinity Ventures, a top tier VC dedicated to investing in early stage entrepreneurs. Dan founded Flurry, the leading user analytics platform for mobile applications. Prior to Flurry, Dan began his career as employee number two at Wily Technology (acquired by CA) where he built the first version of the company’s application performance management product and then helped sell it to many of Wily’s Fortune 500 clients. Dan also worked at SVB Capital where he...
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Dharmesh Thakker

Dharmesh Thakker manages cloud infrastructure and big data software investments at Intel Capital. He is actively involved on the boards of DynamicOps, Guavus Analytics, and enLighted. He joined Intel Capital from Advanced Technology Ventures where he supported enterprise software and cleantech investments. Earlier, at Keynote Systems (KEYN), Thakker helped grow recurring SaaS revenue from $0 to $20mm in two years. He was also an early team member at InterNetwork (acquired by FinePoint) and...
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Friday April 20, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Seacliff AB (Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel)

3:00pm

Happy Endings (Hospitality Room--Atrium Level)

Immediatey following the investor panel, Piston Cloud Computing invites you to join us in celebrating the end of another smashing OpenStack Summit & Conference with a rousing cocktail hour. If you like fancy hats, merry making, and OpenStack celebratin', come on down to the Hospitality Room. Libations and vittles will be waiting for you (and a photo booth, too!).

Friday April 20, 2012 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hospitality Room - Atrium Level (Hyatt Regency)
 
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