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.
SolidFire, Dave Wright, Founder/CEO
Mirantis, Greg Elkinbard, Sr. Director, Product Management
Nexenta, Caitlin Bestler, Director, Architecture
Ceph, Tommi Virtanen, Sr. File Systems Engineer
Vish Ishaya, Compute Project Technical Lead, OpenStack
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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
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:
Your moderator will be:
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:
The panel will be open to comments and questions from the attendees.
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.
Moderator: Andrew Clay Shafer -- Rackspace Cloud Builders
Moderator: James Urquhart, VP of Product Strategy, enStratus
More info coming soon!
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
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)