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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
Benefit from others’ experience, OpenStack use cases, and community lessons learned. www.dell.com/openstack
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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:
Kirill Ishanov of Mirantis will host a workshop on OpenStack Compute, including:
Unfortunately Jacek was not able to make it to the conference for this presentation, but we have added another workshop. Apologies for the inconvenience.
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
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.
- 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
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)
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!).