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OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015 Schedule

May 18 - 22, 2015

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DreamWorks is rewriting their production animation workflow from file-based to object based with Swift their creative process, starting with how the animation application stores and retrieves data. As an integral part of the Production Asset Management workflow, the team is able to speed up the editorial and workflow process, changing the game in media and entertainment. Scott Miller with DreamWorks will talk throu…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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LBaaS in OpenStack Networking is paving the way for enterprise ADC solutions. What's F5 doing to bring LBaaS and to OpenStack for their customers. How does the enterprise or NFV deploy high performance networking guests into their compute cloud? What are the next steps required to bring fabric based networking back to standards?…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Community awareness of applied NFV research problems which are important for Telcos is still low and slowly increasing. Thus, in the current landscape, open source NFV project proposals in OpenStack, OpenDaylight, and OPNFV etc. are often focused on near term implementation issues and not considering long term architectural requirements.

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Embraced by DevOps practitioners, MidoNet is the open source network virtualization solution that allows web-scale companies, enterprises and service providers to build, operate and manage virtual networks at scale, with agility and security.

In this session, we will provide an overview of Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM) and demonstrate the latest features in MEM like aggregated flow tracing and historical analysi…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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We all know there are two sides to every story, and, in this session the theory and reality of highly available OpenStack clouds will be discussed. We will cover concepts from the OpenStack HA-Guide that provide active/active and active/passive configuration guidelines (the "theoretical" configuration of OpenStack HA) and walk-through HA considerations that Deutsche Telekom had to implement, and design, from …Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Open vSwitch (OVS) has long been a critical component of the Neutron's reference implementation, offering reliable and flexible virtual switching for cloud environments.

Being an early adopter of the OVS technology, Neutron's reference implementation made some compromises to stay within the early, stable featureset OVS exposed. In particular, Security Groups (SG) have been so far implemented by leveraging hybrid Lin…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Cisco, Red Hat create platform for IoT innovation | #OpenStack
by Betsy Amy-Vogt | Aug 21, 2015

“We’re building a platform … so that people can consume on demand, as they need it, what they’re looking for,” said Chris Wright, chief technologist for Red Hat, Inc. Wright, along with Dave Ward, CTO of engineering and chief architect at Cisco Systems, Inc., joined theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s production team, at OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015 discuss the current Red Hat/Cisco partnership that aims to bring open source to the next level, making it a carrier-grade technology.

According to Ward, a co-development model is now essential for innovation. “Open source has become the industry de-facto standard,” he said. “If you want to un-cluster a situation, do it together, do it in the open and make it better top to bottom.”
Bulletproof, enterprise-grade reliability

Deploying, maintaining and managing an open-source Cloud is complicated, and according to Ward, “Automation is necessary but not sufficient to guarantee a service.“ He believes that the fundamental problem is above the infrastructure: “The Cloud is part of the network; the network is part of the Cloud. All these tools have to come together.”

Ward envisions a huge potential for the future, with the coming of the IoT bringing 10 billion more devices to the Internet that will need to be managed, named, orchestrated and secured. He sees the Cisco/Red Hat platform enabling entrepreneurs to capitalize on this new growth sector.

“I think both of us would like to see entrepreneurs building their new businesses on top of our technology because it’s so stable, so pervasive and so easy to use.”

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Deploying OpenStack into an existing enterprise environment can be complex and time-consuming. SUSE and NetApp will share their real-world experience of how to plan for a smooth and successful OpenStack cloud project.
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The Neutron/OpenDaylight integration story | #openstack
by Elizabeth Kays | Jun 2, 2015

David Meyer, SP CTO and chief scientist at Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., and Tom Nadeau, a distinguished engineer at Brocade, met with theCUBE during the OpenStack Summit to talk about the state of networking in OpenStack, given that the initial release of Neutron was, unfortunately, not as stable as consumers hoped.

Meyer offered his explanation. “There’s kind of a meta angle on this,” he said. “One of the problems we had in OpenDaylight … and one of the reasons why there was sort of a divergence between OpenDaylight and basically in Neutron … from a perspective of the OpenDaylight community, we weren’t really participating with the Neutron community, and so that has changed. There’s this good integration going on that we didn’t have last year.”

Rebooting OpenDaylight

According to Nadeau, “I think things have evolved a bit, but there’s still work that needs to be done. We’ve done a lot of work in ODL (OpenDaylight), where we’ve gone in and sort of brought things up to snuff a bit. The project got sort of left alone a little bit when one of the vendors kind of departed … So we’ve come back and rebooted that project.”

But rebooting it has taken time. “It’s kind of an iterative thing. So we’ve spent time sort of getting things back, getting people together, getting people working on it regularly,” he said. “Guys from Red Hat, guys from Intel, and a couple of other folks I think are coming in. So I think that’s good, but I think there’s more work that needs to be done between the sort of Neutron ML2 interface to ODL versus what’s going on the southbound side … Plus the group based policy or policies situation … It’s going to take time.”

Controversy a factor

Meyer said that controversy in the industry is also a factor as they move forward with Neutron and OpenDaylight integration. “What it came down to … is that there’s sort of overlay and underlay management going on, and what Neutron is good at is overlay management. And so the ideal role for something like OpenDaylight is sitting between the two, so it has visibility into the overlay and the underlay, and it has kind of a unique position.”
“There’s a bit of a philosophical divide with respect to this,” Meyer continued. “People on one end of the overlay spectrum believe that the overlay should know nothing about the underlay …. There are other people who go, well, you need to understand what the overlay is, otherwise you can’t debug it, you can’t optimize it, all of this stuff. And so there’s controversy there …. So ODL is sitting in the ‘we do both camp,’ and there’s controversy around that. I think there’s evolution we’re going to see over the next year in all of this.”

Nadeau believes ODL’s ability to bridge systems is actually a strength, not a weakness. “There’s this continuum, right, and I think the cool part about the OpenStack/ODL integration story is you can actually slide that around, depending on how you want to do it. It’s not prescriptive in one or the other.”

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The new Group CIO at TD put forth a number of disruptive targets to his organization; one of them was an ambitious move to a Private Cloud.

The challenges of this project were immense and fall into three categories

- Financial: Extracting ROI from a Private Cloud above plain virtualization

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OpenStack presents the promise of a fully functional, open standard cloud platform that can be assembled using components to address mission-critical use cases. We will hear how Thomson-Reuters has deployed OpenStack, along with the newly incubated Openstack project Manila, to solve their business problem of creating a Shared File System as a Service. In addition, we will hear how Manila was integrated to their current deploym…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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There is an enormous opportunity for new businesses in the OpenStack ecosystem. There have been some early exits, some early disappointments as well as some very promising startups created that are clear leaders. In this session - you will hear from several investors who spend time in infrastructure investing and get their thoughts on where things are headed in terms of funding for OpenStack related companies. What types are c…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Ask the Experts: Designing Storage for the Enterprise
This all-star panel discussion will focus on the challenges for OpenStack storage and to get direct feedback from users and developers in the audience of their adoption of OpenStack storage. This panel may be recorded as a "Speaking in Tech" podcast which is distributed by Europe's largest tech publication, The Register.

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Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is starting to move from PoCs to early commercial stages. This talk discusses technical approaches to supporting telco NFV applications with OpenStack, with a focus on Neutron virtual networking. We work through a service chaining example to drive a discussion of how OpenStack can be used today for NFV and where further development is needed. We will also discuss the role of the Open…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Openstack provides a really good and robust infrastructure as a service however doing Platform as a Service is the next challenge on the cloud architecture.

Apache Mesos is a highly available resource management software for datacenters which can run on top of any cloud, physical server or container.

Google Kubernetes is a cluster containter management system which allows you to control and deploy large cl…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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As cloud becomes ubiquitous, many are turning to automation to orchestrate various tasks such as deployment of infrastructure, platforms, and applications. This can be accomplished with a myriad of tools and various resource plugins. In this talk, automation and orchestration using OpenStack Heat and the popular open source configuration management utility, Puppet will be discussed. The followings will be demonstrated: …Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Join SUSE in this session for an awesome cloud deployment experience. See how quick and easy it can be to setup a fully functioning OpenStack environment.

We will walk you through a step-by-step demonstration, using SUSE OpenStack Cloud, to the point where you are ready to create tenants, launch instances and test a highly available, production ready cloud infrastructure. You will also take away yo…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Several key open source projects have emerged in the virtualization space in the past few years -- OpenDaylight, OpenStack, Open vSwitch, OPNFV -- and the communities have been working together to integrate their respective pieces. Panelists represent each of these projects and discuss how they collaborate to enable a network-based cloud. Colin Dixon, OpenDaylight; David Lenrow, OpenStack; Justin Pettit, Open vSwitch; Chris Pr…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Open questions on OpenStack | #openstack
by Elizabeth Kays | May 26, 2015

At the kickoff for the OpenStack Summit 2015, John Furrier, founder of SiliconANGLE, and Stu Miniman, senior analyst at Wikibon, discussed on theCUBE the key opportunities and challenges facing the OpenStack Foundation and its partners.
According to Miniman, over the five years they’ve been watching OpenStack, some of their original questions have yet to be answered. “I remember when it came out. I think Dave Vellante said it was the ‘Hail Mary’ of the traditional infrastructure vendors to stay relevant in a world where Amazon and Google were taking over.”

OpenStack is making progress

Are they achieving that goal? “OpenStack’s made a lot of progress,” Miniman said. “Where Kilo’s now out, there’s stability in a bunch of the programs. [We’re] starting to see some big-name companies talking about what they’re doing. In the keynote this morning, you had Wal-Mart on stage talking about, it’s not surprising that Walmart, a global retail giant, doesn’t turn to Amazon for their infrastructure. So, they’re throwing a ton of people and resources to leverage OpenStack, talk about how great it is.”

But this doesn’t change his main question: “When will OpenStack be ready for more mainstream adoption and cross that chasm?”

A dominance of big players

Furrier’s concerns took a different tack. “Here’s my take on OpenStack. [It] has to move faster. You have to see more action, speed of deployments, speed of feature releases. They’ve got to harden the IS, Infrastructure of Service, features … But the story to me is the big players. You’re seeing a dominance of the big players coming in. And if you look at the overall contributions, HP alone is contributing more code than ever before … RedHat, you now see Cisco; you are starting to see the big vendors not just throwing lip service at OpenStack but delivering, and I think that’s the key story. And the question is what distributions will be relevant, if they are relevant at all.”

All of the recent new releases may help answer those questions — something that both Furrier and Miniman hope will be revealed over the course of the conference.

“OpenStack is making progress,” Miniman concluded with cautious optimism. “[There’s] a lot of change, a lot of excitement, but still a lot of open questions on OpenStack.”

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Regardless of your background, OpenStack is a fundamental shift from the way that traditional virtualization and bare-metal deployments are built and operated. Just like with learning to run in a Couch-to-5k clinic, this is your coaching team to help you get from zero to hero on OpenStack!

Attendees will get a walk through of the learning program and be given resources to spin up a demo env…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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High Energy Physics (HEP) experiments, such as those of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN Laboratory, have large demands in storage, compute and networking. Although a large fraction of the resources are provided with high throughput compute clusters, many HEP computing resource providers are transitioning to providing OpenStack clouds.

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MariaDB Galera cluster is a synchronous multi-master cluster with many intriguing features like synchronous replication, active-active multi-master topology, automatic node provisioning, etc. This presentation will cover many of the best practices including pitfalls that Database Administrators and DevOps must keep in mind while managing the MariaDB Galera cluster.
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An inspiring walk through the decisions and mistakes that turned Openstack from the people's revolution into yet another piece of enterprise software laden with technical debt. From early heavy-handed architectural decisions to latter-day corporate power jockeying, this talk aims to steer the audience out of the dark depths beneath the mountains of legacy and into the clear green fields and river valleys of modern day, because…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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State of the Stack v4

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As organizations look to deploy production clouds based on OpenStack, one challenge is to meet service level agreements for business workloads as they move to the cloud.

In this session, we will discuss the use of Linux high availability features to create a reliable control plan, coupled with cloud service assurance technologies from Intel to detect and avoid "nosy" and "noisy" neighbors in a multi-tenant cloud e…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Service high-availability is a core concern for any operator running, or intending to run, a production OpenStack cluster. Current "best practices" call for the deployment of a full cluster stack (generally Corosync + Pacemaker) and / or load-balancers (generally HAProxy) to manage service state and failover. While this is appropriate for a subset of OpenStack services it unnecessarily adds complexity to many others.

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Being able to setup a layer-3 VPN is one of the important capabilities desired by the Telco Operators that is not addressed by OpenStack today. This TechTalk proposes to evolve OpenStack Neutron to set up a layer-3 VPN to provide overlay in data centers by directing an ODL (OpenDayLight) based SDN-C (Software Defined Network Controller). The following topics will be addressed:

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Sahara provides a way to build Big Data as a Service on OpenStack, but there are many options and considerations. This presentation introduces our work on benchmarking various solutions, including VM vs. container vs bare-metal, HDFS vs. Swift, and a few others. This was conducted on latest Intel hardware platforms and will provide insights into maturity of BDaaS on OpenSt…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Enterprise IT needs more applications designed for cloud in order to take advantage of private cloud implementations and more efficiently use public cloud solutions. Leveraging the unique benefits of the cloud requires a specialized approach to application architecture. The right design enables business agility, massive scaling, ability to burst, and high resiliency. Plus, it promotes resource efficiency, con…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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In Paris, the OpenStack SDK was starting to take shape and we offered a look into why it's being created and how it's being done, including a few small examples. Now we're able to build real applications on it and see the advantage first hand of bringing a better user experience to developers building software with OpenStack.

Rather than building an application on top of numerous different client libraries, all of wh…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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The goal for both OpenStack and Cloud Foundry foundations is to build open source software and communities. The software is intended for public, private and managed clouds. Cloud Foundry is intended for a variety of IaaS including OpenStack.

This Hands-on session will cover the basics of Cloud Foundry. We will discuss the motivation for a PaaS, how they complement IaaS and OpenStack in particular. Attend this session…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Several OpenStack projects have begun forming integrations as an opportunity to their offload key and certificate management needs. What do these integrations look like and what functionality do they provide? What interface options are available for using Barbican in my application? Join subject matter experts from across OpenStack to explore current and planned integration points and to dive deeper into how Barbican is …Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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A key feature when monitoring and debugging any Cloud infrastructure is to provide the ability to trace, track, and collate all the individual, discrete steps that compose an event. A typical resource action in OpenStack is often a combination of smaller tasks -- which given the distributed nature of OpenStack -- can fail at unpredictable points in the workflow. By collecting the appropriate events, operators can view all even…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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NetApp was a charter member of the OpenStack Foundation, contributing its first code in 2012 and has been heavily invested in the community ever since. In this session, we'll offer a glimpse into two areas where NetApp continues to innovate to improve the lives of operators and users of OpenStack. Anurag Palsule of NetApp's Manageability Product Group will demonstrate how we've extended Cinder, Heat, and Ceil…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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OpenStack projects provide rich APIs with which operators and developers can write tooling to manage OpenStack resources. Every project has its own client, and there are a number of SDKs built around the APIs. However, the only official libraries are written in Python, leaving those of us who must develop in an alternate language to choose from unofficial libraries of varying quality, upkeep, and feature implementation. Compar…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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In this valuable session for the core developer community, senior technologists responsible for OpenStack-based infrastructure deployment in companies like PayPal, ThomsonReuters, BMW and Kio Networks will talk about their experiences in deploying OpenStack, some of their work-arounds to overcome challenges, and key requirements for OpenStack going forward. Anybody who is involved in deciding features to be prioritized for the…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® OpenStack Platform and NetApp clustered Data ONTAP provide the foundation for a modern, supportable, integrated, and scalable hybrid cloud deployment. NetApp storage systems have been pre-integrated, pre-tested, and certified to work with the Red Hat OpenStack Platform to ensure an enterprise-grade hybrid cloud solution based on the OpenStack Juno platform. The Red Hat OpenStack Platform like…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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One of the visions for OpenStack is for it to be the unifying common fabric for all cloud and infrastructure components in the enterprise. Literally, this would mean that all hypervisors, storage systems, and networking services from different vendors could be offered to users and orchestrated under a single umbrella of cloud APIs.

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Storage is one of the critical parts of any cloud environment. It should be easy to provision, fully accessible and reliable as possible, the question is how do you do it without going out of pocket?

The Answer is to use commodity hardware with Open Source software to turn it into an affordable distributed network storage.

LINBIT bases its work in this area on the existing DRBD software, which got in…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Cost pressures, explosive data growth and cloud workloads are driving the need for fundamental shift in how storage resources are being managed in the private cloud. In this session we present open Software Defined Storage (SDS) controller framework augmenting the OpenStack storage services (i.e., Cinder, Manila, Swift) to address storage management challenges and demonstrate an early prototype work. We present Oregon State Un…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Live migration seems like magic - that you can take a running VM and swap its host without the VM or its users really noticing. But in some sense it's not very "cloudy". After all why live-migrate your pets if you can just start a new herd of cattle wherever you need them?

At HP, as operators of a large public cloud, we don't have the luxury of killing all our customers' pets, but for a variety of operational reaso…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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NFV is now a well-known concept and in an early deployment stage, leveraging and adapting OpenStack and other Open Source Software systems. In the OPNFV project, a large group of industry peers is building a carrier-grade, integrated, open source reference platform for the NFV community. The telco industry has successfully adopted Open Source Software for carrier-grade deployments. It is now time for taking the next steps and …Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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We started our production from OpenStack Havana while it's time for Kilo. There will be a new OpenStack release with lots of bugfix and new features every 6 months. It's really a challenge for Enterprise IT to define its upgrade strategy and perform a successful upgrade. In this session, we will introduce our upgrade strategy from an Enterprise IT point of view by comparing different upgrading strategies. Meanwhile,…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Rapid innovation, changing business landscapes, and new IT demands force businesses to make changes quickly. The DevOps approach is a way to increase business agility through collaboration, communication, and integration across different teams in the IT organization.

In this presentation, you’ll learn about:

• The acceleration of Application Delivery for the Bu…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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DNSaaS is a critical component for the cloud. Designate is positioned to be the DNSaaS component for the OpenStack cloud. In this talk, we will discuss how eBay/PayPal has begun migrating from a proprietary DNSaaS solution to Designate with an existing large scale OpenStack cloud. The talk will cover our use cases and the Designate plugins and extensions written to address those use cases. We will talk …Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Achitecting for any cloud environment can be a challenge, but approaching it with the right mindset and focus can help can make your project a success.

Architecting for OpenStack first requires more than the IT department present in the room. Architecting for OpenStack is about setting realistic goals. In this talk I run through some of the common challenges and scenarioes I face when talking to customers when plan…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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One of the great Container advances in 2014 was the advent of Docker. However, many people still don't realise that Docker itself is really a Container application i.e. a consumer of containers technology rather than a provider of it (the containers currently used by Docker are provided by the Linux Kernel). This confusion comes about because Docker is really the first application in history to take advantage of containers for…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Are you looking to customize more than just the logo for your dashboard? Possibly adding content from a new API? Adding status icons to the table? Adding more contextual help text for your users? Improving the slow data load for large tables? This session is for you!

Today, Horizon is a Django-based project that provides a core set of libraries on which the OpenStack UI Dashboard is built. Since the Kilo cycle, howev…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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OpenStack is a broad, complex project, with many components and
countless decisions to make on the path to building a cloud. Come
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and how our DreamCompute public OpenStack cloud helped us discover the
best model for building and scaling. The stack of the 90's was the
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For a long time big Enterprises have spent big buck on Enterprise software to support their enterprise activities. Smart organisations are starting to realise that their resources should be focused where business value is created - the areas where they can create a secret sauce that will give them an advantage over competitors. Every other aspect of their business should utilise commodity as much as possible to minimise cost a…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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My name is David Vossel. I’m a core developer of the Pacemaker project and author of Pacemaker Remote. I want to share our success with scaling the Pacemaker cluster resource manager to meet the requirements necessary automate recovery of OpenStack controller and compute nodes.

OpenStack’s architecture consists of a set of distributed components capable of scaling horizontally across 100s and even 1000s of nodes. By…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Complex multi-tier enterprise applications assume reliable hardware and typically have dependencies on underlying operating systems, hardware configurations, and network topologies. The boundary between one application or service and another is often unclear. These traits make many enterprise applications difficult to move entirely to a public cloud. Even today, it’s not uncommon for those who manage these applications to be u…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Growth in open solutions such as OpenStack will outpace the traditional Compute and Storage segments and be the predominant driver for growth in the coming years. Accelerating this growth will require a diverse set of storage solutions as deployments migrate from POC to Production and into an Enterprise Data Center. This discussion will explore the options and tools available to the IT professionals as they p…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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The OpenStack Security Group exists to actively drive security features, best practice and guidance into OpenStack services. In the last year a number of projects have taken off and are now ready for wider adoption in OpenStack.

In this talk we review the various projects that are currently running as part of the OSSG and their impact on OpenStack. We will share the benefits of each project while we seek adoption fro…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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These days, we see an increasing number of cyber-attacks affecting both public and private clouds. According to reports by antivirus companies, clouds can be used by botnets as well as by special services or cyber criminals to run targeted attacks with the purpose of collecting sensitive information in enterprise networks or government institutions.

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At the last Summit, we presented "Developing OpenStack as a Framework for NFV". Here, we will present an update covering the structure and operation of the Telco Working Group, its relationship with other OpenStack groups, and industry initiatives such as ETSI-NFV and Open Platform for NFV. We will deep dive on leveraging features to deploy Telco use cases (CPU/NUMA topology, pinning, large pages enhancements, DPDK/vSwitch …Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Join Cumulus Networks to learn how to go from a pile of servers and switches to a working OpenStack deployment in 20 minutes with zero manual intervention. We'll show automatic installation of switches using ONIE, automatic configuration of switches using ZTP (Zero Touch Provisioning), and PXE installing the servers, then use Puppet to install and configure OpenStack. All ONIE/ZTP/PXE/Puppet servers run on the switches themsel…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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In this talk, we will present the experiences, lessons learnt and challenges of running one of the largest SDN networks using OpenStack and Neutron. eBay Inc has been running Openstack with SDN networks both for internal and production networks. The operational experiences of running production quality workloads will discussed.

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Ansible is a Configuration Management System that is very simple to use, because of its straightforward and robust model for managing automation and it’s low barrier to entry for ease of use in both development and production.

During OpenStack development, Ansible can be used in conjunction with Vagrant and Devstack to manage complex, multi-node development environments with relative ease.

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Traditionally, the focus has been on configuring and deploying Keystone in single cloud / single data center. The enterprise clouds are generally spread across multiple data centers. What happens to authentication and authorization platform across multiple data centers? How do users from one data center access resources in 10 other data centers?

At Symantec, we have solved many of these authentication and authorizati…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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AQORN will share a short promo video and talk about our new product Thunder which allows enterprises to install and manage OpenStack clouds and standalone Swift platforms.
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Telco Network Equipment Vendors (NEPs) and Communication Services Providers (CSPs) are fast moving from Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions in their respective labs to real world deployments with OpenStack as the overwhelming Cloud Operating System. NFV deployments pose a number of additional unique challenges over any traditional enterprise cloud deployment and vendors are looking up to OpenStack to suitably addr…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Creating a secure multi-tenant cloud requires proper tenant isolation and access control, operational efficiency through automation and self-service provisioning, and on-demand service creation with dynamic resource scaling across key network and security functions. Delivering all of these requires a move to optimized software abstractions and policy-based architectures as existing infrastructures lack the means to support dyn…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Everyone will receive devstack VM with broken OpenStack installation.

Prerequisite is to have Virtual box .

We will touch base into core openstack components like Nova,Neutron,Cinder,Glance,Heat

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In this session we will explore use cases for object storage in OpenStack and how to build the ideal OpenStack-compatible object storage infrastructure. We will discuss building open object stores with Swift on NetApp E-Series, as well as software-defined enterprise-grade object stores with NetApp StorageGRID Webscale. We will introduce different protocol options like S3, Swift and CDMI. Finally we will present a cus…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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In OpenStack Juno release, L3 high availability in Neutron is implemented using Keepalived, which internally uses the VRRP protocol. It is an active/passive solution where a Keepalived instance is spawned in every router namespace and the instances communicate via a dedicated high-availability network, creating one per tenant.

The IP addresses that are used in the setup (e.g., qg, qr, floating IPs) would all be virtu…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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In this demo, AURO will show how to create a highly available web-based application using their cloud platform built upon OpenStack.…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Deploying OpenStack in production at any scale, upgrade support is one of the requirements to have a successful deployment. Without upgrade management, adeployment will have bugs and security issues from day 1. Also in longer term, it will miss the latest features that OpenStack offers.

People often think an upgrade is based on upgrading OpenStack packages but unfortunatly that's not enough.

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Since the transformation of networks towards a fully virtualized environment will take a time, mixed deployments will be a reality for the years to come. During Network Transformation service provider requirements with regard to overall network performance and NF characteristics with regard to e.g. latency or high availability (99.999%) have to be met. To ensure the service quality and network performance additional testing of…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Galera Cluster is already the way to achieve activeHA for OpenStack back-end databases. Yet, it is possible to do a great deal more: Galera can provide cloud user with a fully redundant database cluster in place of the traditional single-node MySQL or legacy replication or Amazon RDS. With the new geo-distribution features, it is also possible to create databases that span regions and availability zones. This provides …Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Technologies like h/w rooted Trusted Boot and Trusted Pools have been mainstream. These assure that VMs/workloads are launching on servers with demonstrated boot time integrity. However, for Docker containers, following security questions remain open: can Docker platform be trusted, can Docker images be trusted? This presentation introduces Intel's work to enable the transparent and trusted deployment of workloads (…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Promising to increase service agility and scalability, NFV is developing at an unprecedented pace. Virtualized network function vendors are scrambling to move their software from running on special purpose appliances to running on virtual machines. But by simply porting the code, the VNFs still can't take full advantages of the cloud infrastructure to achieve scale-out elasticity and high availability. Smart VNF vendors …Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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One Convergence's policy based networking solution simplifies OpenStack cloud deployments by leveraging higher-level, reusable abstractions capturing user intent. This simplification goes beyond basic networking by reducing the onerous deployment of Layer 4-Layer 7 network services such as load balancers, firewalls and VPN gateways.

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The traditional Disaster Recovery service providers take days to setup and bring up the environment for their customers. Is that the level of service acceptable if you plan to quickly perform routine exercise of testing or bring up the service when the real disaster strikes?

In this session, we would like to share our experiences in adapting Software Defined Environments (SDE) components on heterogeneous compute (x8…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Network Function Virtualization (NFV) enables operators/carriers to deploy and execute new network node services as virtualized software and eliminates the need for dedicated and possibly under-utilized hardware. In this architecture, networking functions are virtualized (VNFs) and chained together to provide an end-to-end network service. OpenStack as a Virtual Infrastructure Manager is one of the key enablers for realizing t…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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NFV (Network Function Virtualization) represents a strong use case for OpenStack in the telco space. Up to this point, however, the NFV MANO (management and orchestration) working group has penciled in OpenStack as only a single component: the VIM (virtual infrastructure manager).

In this talk, we will discuss OpenStack Tacker, a network service lifecycle management project started during the Juno cycle with contribu…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Now that Neutron has been established as the OpenStack Networking component and with the ongoing efforts in the Neutron community to make it a more stable, more efficient, and more scalable component, it is time to provide a broad analysis of the performance and scalability of Neutron. In this talk we discuss a methodology for benchmarking the network performance with Neutron. To this end, we consider both the control plane an…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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How much work is it really to upgrade to newer versions of OpenStack? What problems might you run into and what should you tell your customers about it? We'll talk about our experiences as an operator upgrading services individually and in bulk to both Kilo and Juno. Topics covered will include:

* Our testing approach using virtualized OpenStack environments and continuous integration

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Large Enterprises are not used to changing quickly. They are built on standards of long support times, minimal maintenance windows and long uptimes. This is counter to the OpenStack ethos of rapid iteration, aggressive deployments and short life cycles.

In this presentation we look at how those Enterprises can not only survive in the OpenStack world, but thrive in it. Looking at technology and people we explore the…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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With NetApp, a Virdata IoT Platform deployment can be delivered at a lower risk whilst enabling a broad spectrum of cloud SLAs by combining the power and ingenuity of OpenStack cloud management with proven data integrity and fully-developed storage provisioning, data protection, and efficiency. By leveraging the power of the NetApp® clustered Data ONTAP® operating system, the Virdata Platform whether it be deployed in …Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Ask the Experts: Designing Storage for the Enterprise
KVH, a leading pan-Asian data center and network operator, partnered with Siaras to implement a multi-layer deployment of OpenStack in order to better address the stringent needs of its high-end financial industry customers. First, KVH implemented OpenStack-based private hosted cloud data centers as it began the process of moving away from its legacy VMware-based private cloud offering. But KVH and Siaras took things a step fu…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Manila provides an automated, on-demand, and scalable service for delivering shared and distributed file systems all via an open, standardized API developed within the OpenStack effort, but made available for usage independent of what cloud ecosystem is utilized. For the first time, cloud users can self-provision and manage shared file systems as first-class objects to be leveraged by cloud applications. We thought …Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Building Your First Ceph Cluster for OpenStack— Fighting for Performance, Solving Tradeoffs

Over the course of the last 12 months, Ceph has enjoyed the growing perception of becoming a "default" open-source scale-out storage platform to power all storage-related aspects of an OpenStack cloud (block, object, image, ephemeral—you name it). At Mirantis, we've been pioneer…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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What Your Customers Don't Know About OpenStack Might Hurt You

OpenStack is complicated, and explaining it to app developers and other consumers of the services it delivers can be a tough, thankless and often counterproductive task. But if you don't cover the basics, small misunderstandings can bloom into major headaches as you move to production.

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OpenStack components have finally matured to the point where we can build Big Data projects under one framework.

This session will exlore the foundational elements needed to deploy meaningful, long lived Hadoop clusters on bare metal via OpenStack APIs. In the past, Hadoop use cases were largely limited to deployments on virtual machines. With the introduction of OpenStack Data Processing (Sahara) and OpenSta…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Docker has accelerated development of portable services on cloud due to its slick approach to component lifecycle management. But connecting up a bunch of Docker containers as well-behaved aggregate services in the cloud can be more complex and brittle than most Docker users realize. In this talk, we'll show how you can take a Kubernetes cluster running on OpenStack and deploy the same cluster unmodified on GCE …Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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It's no news that containers represent a portable unit of deployment, and OpenStack has proven an ideal environment for running container workloads. However, where it usually becomes more complex is that many times an application is often built out of multiple containers.What's more, setting up a cluster of container images can be fairly cumbersome because y…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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You've decided to make the switch to OpenStack. Great! Now what do you do with all of those apps already running on Amazon Web Services? Fortunately, you can move them.

That's not to say it's simple or straightforward. OpenStack’s functionality doesn't always match that of AWS, and custom kernels on AWS machines make it impossible to simply forklift a workload from one cloud to the other. In this talk, we'll look at …Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Security consistently ranks as the #1 concern when talking with decision makers about cloud adoption. According to a recent count, OpenStack has 1.6 million lines of Python code. The success of OpenStack is closely tied to the security of the OpenStack code base.

Bandit is a Python AST-based code security analyzer from the OpenStack Security Group, designed to pinpoint security issues within Python code bases. Band…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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The DevOps methodology is revolutionizing how enterprises approach rapid development, deployment, continuous integration and continuous delivery. It represents a fundamental change in the way businesses manage their operating environments.

In this session we will discuss the tools and technologies from SUSE and the open-source community that can help you automate and streamline moving code from initial…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Mark Shuttleworth - OpenStack Summit 2015 - theCUBE

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Group Based Policy (GBP) provides declarative abstractions for achieving scalable intent-based infrastructure automation within OpenStack.

In this session, users will access a GBP + Neutron setup and have a tour through the most common use cases, including but not limited to policy-driven application life cycle management and advanced service chain deployment. Users will learn how to deploy and scale a multi-tier ap…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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You have your cloud running. Now it’s time to upgrade. How to do this with minimal customer impact? At Symantec, we are upgrading our platform every 6 months in order to keep up with OpenStack release schedule. During our last upgrade, we went from Havana to Icehouse with zero downtime on the data plane and a mere 10-minute downtime on the control plane. How? We want to share our experiences and approach.

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As an application developer targeting the Openstack ecosystem you often face challenges delivering your software. Large clouds spanning multiple data centers, multi-tenant environments, and complex distribution scenarios – it is easy to get lost there, and hard to ensure that your application finds its way to the end-u…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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ETD: Leading EMC into an open future | #openstack
by Elizabeth Kays | May 26, 2015

The Emerging Technologies Division (ETD) at EMC is tasked with propelling EMC Corp. into the future by embracing innovations like open source and Cloud computing, new areas for the company. Randy Bias, vice president of Technology in the ETD, is helping the company shift to this new paradigm.

“I think of Cloud computing as being a new IT paradigm that largely comes from the web-scale players,” Bias told theCUBE during the OpenStack Summit. “The way the Googles, Amazons, Facebooks, Twitters think about the world is now bleeding into the mainstream, and that’s Cloud computing. That’s not VMs on demand, that’s not self-service, that’s not APIs; it’s new techniques. If you go and you look at the Facebook, Google, Amazon data centers, they don’t look anything a traditional enterprise, yet at the same time, they have very highly overlapping patterns. And so one of the keys there is they all use open source.”

Investing in the future

But transitioning such a large enterprise out of its traditional ways of thinking is not a simple endeavor, he pointed out. Such drastic change requires constant reinforcement at all levels of the company.

“All the way at the very top, at the board level, they understand that EMC needs to change as a business … EMC’s doing the right thing,” Bias said. “You can’t shut down your old business, you can’t shut down those customers, but you have to skate to the future. So EMC’s doing the right thing in terms of continuing to make sure its legacy business goes on, but also investing appropriately in the future.”

That process is most definitely underway, Bias confirmed. “It’s happening. It’s a process, right? I mean, we’re not there yet,” he said. “We’re sort of at the very beginning of laying the foundations. We’re understanding the legal ramifications of doing open source, and EMC is late to the game. We’re understanding what the processes and procedures are … Big businesses are used to selling and generating revenue in certain ways, and changing that is actually a longer process. So [we’re] just trying to make it all happen.”

Meeting customers’ needs the ultimate goal

Still, Bias is excited about changes on the horizon. They’ve released a new set of drivers to help their existing product lines deploy smoothly on OpenStack.
“We’re starting to talk to people about Project Caspian, which is where Cloud-scaling wound up sitting, which is our next-generation, hyper-converged converged infrastructure that’s really designed to meet customers’ requests for being open source and COTS Hardware,” he said.
And meeting customer needs is the ultimate goal.

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What does DevOps *really* look like? What sort of real-life roles play a part in the service delivery? In this session, we’ll look at how the CenturyLink Cloud executes on a shared vision to deliver a global service at scale. We’ll walk through an average week and see how Operations, Development, Product, Marketing, and Sales work together. This session includes discussion of organization charts, product/proje…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Neutron provides Networking-as-a-service in the OpenStack ecosystem. Networking functionalities are provided by plugins that implement well-defined Neutron APIs. Among many, the Open vSwitch plugin (OVS) is possibly the most widely used. Any practical OpenStack installation has complicated networking configuration and verifying it manually is time consuming and error prone. We demonstrate a completely automated service for ver…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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EMC looks into big business with OpenStack | #openstack
by Nelson Williams | Jun 1, 2015

During OpenStack Summit 2015, Brian Gallagher, president of Cloud Management with EMC Corp., sat down with Stu Miniman and John Furrier of theCube to talk about EMC and OpenStack.
Things started off with a look at the shift toward open source software and other emerging trends. “This is in response to the shift that’s occurring in IT,” Gallagher said, referring to the move from the old client-server model to Cloud computing and mobile access. These new concepts are changing how infrastructure and software are built.

The rise of generation three infrastructure

Gallagher explained that the core of what they do at EMC revolves around software. In his experience, customers like Software as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service, but they also want these new technologies to run like their old stack did. This means most businesses prefer a hybrid approach to new software and services.
As for EMC’s role in the OpenStack environment, Gallagher mentioned that while the community understands problems around infrastructure, the platform layer is a different world. People there need a high amount of resiliency built into their applications. EMC is very familiar with this need and brings continuity protection along with an established, trusted reputation.

A shift in mindset

Working in the open source world requires an open mind. Gallagher said the company’s focus was on taking learned concepts and applying them in different ways. One the biggest concepts they’re working with is cross-Cloud portability. “The ability to accelerate innovation is huge,” he said.
When asked about how his team interacted with the rest of EMC, Gallagher replied that they were working together with partners in other divisions across EMC. Their goal was to contribute value with open source software. He then noted that they will be revealing new contributions in the future.

“The level of excitement is huge,” he said.

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OpenStack Networking constitutes a fundamental component of any OpenStack Cloud Deployment yet it represents the number one area of concern for Cloud Architects and Operators. Navigating the different choices and options of OpenStack Neutron can be daunting but understanding its interaction with the existing Physical Infrastructure and the role played by the Virtual Network Infrastructure is fundamental to make the right archi…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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The session will provide a comprehensive understanding of the various types of networking protocols available in OpenStack today. Each protocol will be discussed in detail related to its technical composition, use, potential impact to performance and scale as well as other benefits and limitations inherent within the protocol. There will b…Full session details here: http://awe.sm/r9Ekr

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Community support is the key to OpenStack’s success | #openstack
by Elizabeth Kays | May 26, 2015

Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, says great progress has been made toward bringing OpenStack into the mainstream. In an interview with theCUBE, he explained some of those advances.

“If you go back a couple of years, you definitely had to have engineers to do a serious OpenStack deployment,” he explained. “But the software has come so far … that we see a number of deployments, like Walmart’s and others, that number in the thousands of nodes with teams that are very reasonably sized — 5, 10, 15 people — to run massive infrastructure that’s critical to these businesses.”

Connecting the Clouds

They’re doing this by focusing on two key areas: interoperability and federated identities — connections between Clouds.
“We have two big initiatives. The first one is around interoperability between OpenStack environments,” Bryce said. “The promise of OpenStack has always been this global footprint of Clouds that give you compute, storage, and networking in the same way, and that allow you to basically take advantage of this footprint wherever you need resources. That’s something that the community has worked toward for years, and we now have tests and validation in place that really make it a reality and prove how it works, which products and services are validated and in that, so that’s a big piece.”

And, according to Bryce, “The other one extends that even farther into federation between these Clouds. So our latest release had a big update around federated identity that lets you take one Cloud and connect it out to other OpenStack Clouds, and if I have a user account in this Cloud and a trust relationship with other Clouds, I can provision resources in any of them. So we’re really seeing the vision, really seeing the dream of what OpenStack can enable coming forward.”

Enabling collaboration with certifications

To enable this collaboration, the OpenStack Foundation has developed certifications to help companies know which components will work with each other to meet their needs.
“There’s a logo, the OpenStack Powered logo, that these products and services get when they meet these requirements,” Bryce said. He explained further: “Sometimes you want a storage solution, sometimes you want compute, sometimes you want both. We require them to provide which components they support, which tests they pass, and to publish all that information. So you can see exactly what you’re getting, what capabilities are there.”
Companies mostly want to know how each component can help their business. “They want to know what app can I build on this, and what app can I move between one OpenStack cloud and another,” he continued.

Community support for OpenStack

One question facing the open source movement is still that of monetization. Bryce thinks the solution lies in innovations that surround the core platform. “As the market around OpenStack continues to mature … and it moves to those other areas of value, it’s not just about compute, storage and networking. It’s about Big Data, it’s about platform as a service, it’s about analytics, it’s about mobile, and that’s what we’re now enabling.”

Bryce has seen huge community support for OpenStack’s advances. “There’s something that is a true community movement here that I just have never seen before.”

For its Kilo release, it had “over 1,500 individuals that contributed code in six months for that release” – from over 140 companies. And somewhat surprisingly, some of the top contributors are users, not vendors. These include companies like Yahoo and Comcast “who are contributing and driving it back to user needs, always keeping us focused on that. And that has been such a huge piece of what’s made OpenStack work.

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Inside the imagination of the versatile Sam Greenblatt | #OpenStack
by Elizabeth Kays | Aug 20, 2015

At the OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015, disruption and big ideas were the norm, and no one exemplified that ethos more than Sam Greenblatt, a highly versatile tech industry executive. Having played a key role at companies like Dell, Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co., Greenblatt now freelances with a variety of groups on the cutting edge of technology, giving him an insider’s view on the market. He stopped by theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s production team, to talk with John Furrier, founder of SiliconANGLE, about some of the big changes on the tech horizon.

“The first thing I’m working with is a company right here in Vancouver on energy harvesting,” Greenblatt said. “And right now, batteries are the most toxic thing you can have. You look at the Apple Watch and how long you have to charge it and everything else — wouldn’t it be nice to use the energy that you have on your body and that is in the ambient environment to be able to charge an Internet of Things concept?”

Greenblatt also gave a smart packaging example where “you can put a chip in a label and that chip will interact with something else, [so] you can avoid things like peanut allergies.”

Device agnostic applications

The second thing Greenblatt is working on is applications that are truly device agnostic. “How do you develop an application that can go ubiquitous, that can go to a mobile [tablet] application, to a server, all the way down to basically a phone?” he asked. “So, that is an area that we’re all looking at very seriously. I’m working with three major software companies on that.”

Lastly, software-defined storage has also captured his imagination. “Infrastructure is changing dramatically. So that’s why I’m working with Lucent,” Greenblatt explained. “I do a lot of work with my friends at VMware on software-defined data centers, and I’m doing a lot of work with Red Hat on their concept of software-defined. So I’m having a lot of fun watching everybody’s concepts.”
However, even Greenblatt realizes that “eventually, we’re going to have to distill it to what’s easier for the customer.”

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OpenStack networking: Almost enterprise-ready | #OpenStack
by Elizabeth Kays | Aug 20, 2015

As a four-year-old company, PLUMgrid, Inc. has big dreams of bringing OpenStack networking into the mainstream.

“We provide networking in software. If you’ve heard of overlay networking constructs where you do multi-host networking right on a Linux kernel itself, that’s what we do,” Awais Nemat, PLUMgrid’s CEO, told theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s production team, at OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015. “We specifically focus on OpenStack, and what we do is we make OpenStack enterprise-ready,”

OpenNetworking Suite for OpenStack

That’s a big claim, but Nemat says his company can deliver.
“The networking piece is called Neutron [OpenStack’s networking component],” he explained. “We provide secure, scalable and automated solutions for the Neutron piece of OpenStack that go above and beyond what Neutron can do at this time. That’s where we fit in; that’s our core product offering. It’s called OpenNetworking Suite for OpenStack. What we do is we integrate into a very broad set of distributions.”

Networking in the mainstream

Why has it taken networking longer than some of OpenStack’s other components to be enterprise-ready?

“It’s still early … infrastructure takes a long [time], and four years is not much in the infrastructure life cycle,” Nemat said. “Many things have happened; many good things have happened already. We are well into it at this point in time, but enterprises are just starting up.”
It was the perfect technology for telecom and cable companies who wanted to build large, public Clouds, but because of the start-up time and project-based nature of OpenStack, it’s taken longer to make it into the mainstream.

“It’s has started to go into enterprises, and there is a lot of work; there are a lot of missing links that need to be put in place before it’s entirely enterprise-ready,” Nemat stated. “But the good thing is, some early enterprises that are adopting it, they’re deploying it, and use cases of communication as a service are coming up along with other use cases we have seen.”

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Cisco and Red Hat: CRUSHing innovation | #openstack
by Elizabeth Kays | Jun 2, 2015

Ranga Rangachari, VP & GM of Red Hat, Inc., and Duane Decapite, the Director of OpenStack Product Management at Cisco Systems, Inc., have established a unique partnership between their respective companies under the OpenStack banner, based on the current trajectory of their shared technology.

According to Rangachari in an interview with theCUBE during the OpenStack Summit, “We’ve seen this trend shift over the last two or three years, where it’s no longer about scale up, but scale out. Whether it’s files or objects or blocks, it’s about how horizontal scaling happens without any degradation in performance or capacity.”

He continued: “We are absolutely seeing the trend where customers are moving to as software-defined everything. But a fundamental part of the software-defined architecture is you need to have real, I guess, enterprise-ready hardware that innovation happens on a daily, weekly basis to take advantage of that. So that’s where the Cisco relationship really comes in.”

A complete scale-out storage solution

On the technical side, Decapite said the two companies are also a good match.

“With this storage architecture … you overlay something like RedHat Ceph on top of it, and you have a complete scale-out storage solution … because the CRUSH algorithm allows the location of the storage to be computed rather than stored, there’s no single point of failure. There’s no controller, there’s no metadata server, and you combine that with UCS with the Active/Active Fabric pass and the high scalability, it’s a really nice scale-out storage solution.”

Rangachari explained further: “So an intrinsic part of the Ceph architecture is something called the CRUSH algorithm … CRUSH essentially stands for Controlled Redundant Under Scalable Hashing … When you’re talking about billions of objects and millions of objects, you need to have a hashing algorithm that’s not direct rebound. So the algorithm essentially is smart enough … that it knows where storage is placed, and then there’s no single point of failure.”

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Is OpenStack ready for the mainstream? | #openstack
by Elizabeth Kays | Jun 2, 2015

As day one of OpenStack ended, Stu Miniman, senior analyst at Wikibon and theCUBE coshost, wasn’t sure his concerns about the foundation had been completely alleviated. In theCUBE’s wrap-up, Miniman told John Furrier, founder of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE cohost, that he didn’t think OpenStack was ready to cross the chasm into the mainstream just yet.

“The stats we’ve thrown out … from the Wikibon surveys [say] only about 15% of people in our communities … are ready to test or deploy it today,” he said. “However, I think the maturity is definitely getting there, the pieces are coming together, and the solutions are much more ready for those companies that can either turn to companies that will put together a solution, or some of the big companies are baking some of the pieces in. As we’ve said many times … OpenStack is not a product, it’s a bunch of pieces that are kind of the tools that can be used to build that next generation of IT.”

How long will it take for greater adoption?

But given that infrastructure should be “invisible” and allow users to focus on developing on top of the system to create value, he’s not sure how long it will take for greater adoption. But there are good signs.

Furrier highlighted a common thread: “It’s all about horizontally scaling. We heard that from Brocade, we heard that from Jonathan Bryce … we heard that from RedHat and CISCO, with SEF and all the goodness that they’re doing.”

Furrier also pointed out how interesting it is that RedHat and CISCO are coming together. It’s “big news” for the tech community, he said.

Big players a good sign

The number of big players was also a good sign. Furrier mentioned HP, who had “a huge contingent here donating a ton of code.”
Miniman echoed this. “You’ve got kind of six, seven thousand people here at the show, and I think more than half of them are contributing in some way to code, building solutions and putting it all together. So this isn’t just the typical tech user show where I go and I bought some product by somebody, but I’m part of this whole wave of open source where I’m contributing to the code, I kind of own it a little bit more.”

This contributes to the “IKEA effect” — when people help build something successful, they tend like it more.
Still, Furrier expressed one final hesitation. “What will be key to this marketplace is the continued innovation. They have to move faster.”

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Cloud Foundry Foundation surges forward | #OpenStack
by Heather Johnson | Aug 17, 2015

Formed less than six months ago, the Cloud Foundry Foundation, which controls Pivotal Software, Inc.’s Cloud Foundry, has made much progress in a short amount of time.

“We’re waking up in a world where we care about two things: multivendor and multicloud,” said Cloud Foundry CEO Sam Ramji, who filled in theCUBE cohost John Furrier on Cloud Foundry Foundation’s background during OpenStack Summit 2015. “We should be very concerned about single-vendor open source. A year ago IBM announced that Cloud Foundry was going to be part of Bluemix and moved to create the foundation along with Pivotal. Nine months ago when HP made the same announcement around HP Helion, that’s when the ball really started rolling.”

A big-picture approach

The Cloud computing platform takes a big-picture approach to delivery. “It’s not how fast can you get from A to B; it’s how fast can you turn the entire crank,” said Ramji. “The operators have been left behind. With Cloud Foundry, mature enterprises can say, ‘We have a cycle of innovation, we need to turn that crank every week, and we need to do that in multiple departments.’ This is a system that will let you dev, test, operate, maintain, bring it all the way through the cycle.”

Interested parties can visit GitHub and pull sources down from the Cloud Foundry section. “It’s free, it’s portable, it’s consistent and it ships every month,” concluded Ramji.

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Time for data storage companies to step up their game | #OpenStack
by Elizabeth Kays | Aug 20, 2015

The Cloud is changing the way companies and employees operate. Jerome Lecat, CEO of Scality, Inc., told theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s production team, at OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015 that it’s important for companies to collaborate during this transition.

“We believe that a few years from now, five to 10 years from now, the people running infrastructure will run infrastructure large scale,” he said. “If you have a small scale system, you’ll just outsource it to the Cloud. You’ll use a Cloud service whether it’s Salesforce … or Office 365. So the people running infrastructure will be doing it large-scale, and they will be doing this in an architecture that is essentially software-based. We need a place for the different software components to be able to talk together, to find how to interface with each other. We are all building this future together, and OpenStack is the place to meet, to discuss.”

Staying competitive

Given the current demand for always-on access to data, companies need to step up their service if they want to stay competitive, Lecat said.

“Life patterns, work patterns have changed. People expect to have access to their information,” he explained. “So we expect access 24/7, every day, even on Christmas Day. Scality, toward that, we offer SLAs — if it’s not available, we pay our customers back. It’s as simple as that. Same thing about data protection, by the way. I still hear conversations about data protection. It should not be a conversation anymore. I mean, there’s enough technology out there to protect the data very well.”

Companies also need to provide better durability, which is not just a marketing buzzword.“Our idea of storage is that our business is to make your data secure and to guarantee you won’t lose it,” he stated. “So we think it’s pretty basic, and we think that if you’re playing in the storage world, you need to keep data secure. So we’re convinced of that, we’re developing technology for that and we’re paying out if we miss our target.”

Generating better power consumption and storage

What’s next for the storage industry?

“To go from petabyte to exabyte and zetabyte, we need to get better on power consumption, so all technologies that three to five years from now will be able to store with less power consumption are interesting to me,” Lecat said. “There are the new IP drives from Seagate as an example of that. Another example of that is some flash technologies that you can power off and still remember data. Anything that’s going to be about very large quantities of data stored without wiring and electricity.”

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Dealing with ‘the pain’ of OpenStack | #OpenStack
by Heather Johnson | Aug 17, 2015

As more businesses turn to tech companies to implement dependable and secure private Clouds, an increasing number of new and innovative solutions are rising to the surface. Jesse Proudman, Blue Box Group, Inc. founder and CTO, joined theCUBE, a SiliconANGLE production, during OpenStack Summit 2015 to discuss his company’s new private Cloud offering, powered by OpenStack.

It handles “all the pain” associated with OpenStack, according to Proudman.

Blue Box also announced at OpenStack Summit an enterprise edition that offers “twice the compute, twice the RAM, and twice the disk profile,” Proudman said. “We’re seeing a lot of uptake from customers that have high-compute, high-performance loads.”

New talent needed

Blue Box, a little over a decade old, has teamed with IBM Cloud to bring customers Cloud solutions. Its rapid growth means a need for more talent.

“We’re actively recruiting,” Proudman said. “People are excited about the way we’re delivering OpenStack and want to work with some of the amazing engineers we have.”

Unfortunately, Blue Box isn’t the only tech company in need of engineers. “There aren’t nearly enough engineers that have the capabilities and experience that any of the organizations involved in this project need,” Proudman said. “To some extent, that’s what makes our business so great; to another extent, that makes it very frustrating.”

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Insight from OpenStack advocates | #OpenStack
by Amber Johnson | Aug 21, 2015

While it hasn’t happened overnight, open source has made a big impact on development, according to Raghavan “Rags” Srinivas, architect and evangelist at EMC. Srinivas and Jeff Olsen, director of OpenStack Services Portfolio at EMC, stopped by theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s production team, during OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015.

“We started with open source quite some time back, and that’s the evolution that we are seeing these days,” Srinivas said. He tracked the development of OpenStack and Cloud Foundry as key successes for open-source programs.

Realizing the benefits of open-source technology

Olsen described his role at EMC as a an OpenStack “advocate” that teaches others the benefits of the platform. In a changing market with less of a focus on hardware and a shift toward open source, Olsen related that EMC leadership was very encouraging of their team.

“Our leadership … they embraced it,” Olsen said. “The basically said, ‘You guys are all very smart people. We hired you for a reason. Give us a business case.”

EMC employs several people who came from companies with open-source backgrounds. “We’ve started to see the benefits of open-source technology,” Srinivas stated. “If you think of the family, open source has always been in the blood. It’s becoming more relevant at EMC as well.”

“With OpenStack, it’s a matter of transformation. So, I would say 95% are very big VMware shops,” stated Olsen. A lot of cases have management determining that a business needs to develop third-platform-based applications or recognizing that OpenStack is the right application, but they don’t know “how to take the keys and drive it.” EMC offers assistance with the deployment.

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OpenStack is maturing with the community | #openstack
by Nelson Williams | Jun 1, 2015

Radhesh Balakrishnan and Mike Cohen came to the table with Stu Miniman at OpenStack Summit 2015 to talk about the current state of OpenStack. Balakrishnan is the OpenStack general manager with Red Hat,Inc., and Mike Cohen is the director of Product Management at Cisco Systems, Inc.

The conversation started with a look into the state of OpenStack from a maturity perspective. While everyone agreed the platform had a way to go, they saw that the technology and the ecosystem around it had improved. They pointed out that OpenStack had found many new partnerships across multiple divisions.

Listening to the customers

Things then turned toward what customers are doing with OpenStack. Balakrishnan and Cohen explained that OpenStack was definitely becoming part of the conversation and that the discussion around the tech was more sophisticated than ever before. They noted that people were building OpenStack Clouds and that open source software, like OpenStack, had a strong role to play in the future.

The two saw that customers wanted a fast, agile network that would allow them to accelerate application development. To achieve that, software would be very important. Just as important, though, would be intelligently leveraging hardware assets. Open source software could help deliver on that promise.

The business of open source

A common theme to discussions about open source software is the issue of monetizing the product, and this was no exception. The reply was that Red Hat and OpenStack offered a subscription service that allowed them to build a product management relationship. From this, they could also offer other value-added services.

As for the show itself, Balakrishnan and Cohen were impressed that OpenStack had moved beyond the stage of innovators and early adopters. The attendees at the current show were more enterprise-oriented, with some big names in the audience. It was a sign that the maturing OpenStack had almost become mainstream.

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Big players collaborate in the OpenStack community | #openstack
by Nelson Williams | Jun 1, 2015

The OpenStack Summit continues to grow and evolve, according to Monty Taylor, a technologist with HP Cloud. Taylor joined John Furrier of theCUBE at OpenStack Summit 2015 to talk about the growing OpenStack community.

According to Taylor, more people were attending the Summit, and the makeup of the attendees had shifted toward users and deployers. People were talking about their actual businesses using OpenStack and were showing live demos of their projects.

Bringing big players together

“In addition to building great software, which obviously we want to do, was to build that community,” Taylor said. The OpenStack model allowed big companies to work together collaboratively to improve the technology. This big-tent concept proved a strong reason for OpenStack’s growing success.

The core of things was the service architecture, a set of tools behind an API. This put the tools in the hands of the makers inside companies, enabling engineers to execute immediately on new ideas without having to send requests up and down the company ladder.

Conversations with customers

The discussion turned to the needs of customers and what they wanted from OpenStack. Taylor explained that the prime concern he’d heard from that direction is a need for tech that allows them to keep up with the changing pace of commerce. Customers have also shown an interest in getting on the Cloud bandwagon. The strategy, he said, changes when companies can use these technologies to build a project in a week instead of six months.
John Furrier then asked about HP Cloud itself and what people should know about them. Taylor responded by noting some of the services HP Cloud provides, such as public Clouds and managed private Clouds. He also mentioned that customers aren’t usually looking for a single solution but instead tend to favor a hybrid approach, which HP Cloud can deliver.

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Pieces in place for OpenStack success| #openstack
by Nelson Williams | May 27, 2015

On the ground at the OpenStack Summit, theCUBE hosts Stu Miniman and John Furrier offered key insights that revolved around the evolution of open technology and future opportunities and expectations.

The first issue discussed was the maturity of the OpenStack technology. Both agreed that OpenStack wasn’t quite ready, but the pieces were in place. The fundamentals of computing, storage and networking were all in motion, and the products involved with OpenStack were coming together.

On the ground level

Furrier mentioned that one of theCUBE’s advantages is they report from the ground level of these conventions; you could see the people walking around them. This view let them see things other reporters might miss. One thing they noticed was the energy of the conference, with a lot of people attending, even to the point of folks sitting on the floor with their laptops out. They noted that OpenStack has the attention of the techies in the audience.
They could also feel the vibe of a growing company. Venture capital was starting to flow into OpenStack and to the start-ups that used it. The feeling was that OpenStack was in position to help bring things into the next generation.

Opportunities and expectations

Along with growth, there was opportunity. Although OpenStack wasn’t yet big enough to interest the major players, smaller investors and businesses could see good returns. Miniman estimated a worth of about $20 to $50 million in the coming years.
As for what they expected to see on day two of the conference, the talk centered around success stories with customers, developers and people bringing out their early wins. They looked forward to seeing what repeatable results people were bringing to the show. They were ready to see how people were using OpenStack as a platform to move things forward.

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The OpenStack journey at Brocade | #openstack
by Nelson Williams | Jun 1, 2015

At the recent OpenStack Summit 2015, Ken Ross, director of Project Management at Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., sat down with Stu Miniman of theCUBE to talk about how OpenStack fits into Brocade’s business.

“A lot of people think of Brocade as a fiber channel business,” Ross said, giving an overview of his company. He explained that the company is also working the software side of things with a focus on plug-in products with a software networking function. It is using OpenStack to help create those plug-ins for its product lines.

Customers and the community

The discussion turned to how customers related to OpenStack. In the beginning, Ross said, the company had to educate the customers about OpenStack. However, some recent customers started off with OpenStack right out of the gate. Customers have also shown an interest in using OpenStack in the Cloud space.
This growing interest shows that OpenStack is approaching a critical mass within the community. At the convention, OpenStack could be seen forming partnerships with other companies. Adoption of Cloud-based offerings was also on the rise, with hybrid Cloud tech getting a lot of attention.

What OpenStack means to Brocade

Ross mentioned what Brocade was doing with OpenStack. The idea was to take OpenStack technology to the next level in terms of scale, with extensions across Brocade’s datacenters. He was expecting proof of concept results on this work within the next six months.

He related that OpenStack represents a strong opportunity in the networking space. Networking, in his words, has been “stuck in the dark ages.” OpenStack could help change that by bringing DevOps tech into networking. The goal is to take OpenStack processes into the networking space.

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Red Hat, OpenStack and OpenShift work together for fluid environment | #OpenStack
by Betsy Amy-Vogt | Aug 21, 2015

It’s a heterogeneous, hybrid Cloud world, according to Tim Yeaton, SVP, Infrastructure Business Group at Red Hat, Inc.

“It’s more than just the stateless workloads, it’s how you bring it all together,” Yeaton told theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s production team, at OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015. Yeaton sees Red Hat’s OpenShift as “the culmination of all the things we’re doing to help people modernize current applications and have them live in a Cloud-native environment.”

Yeaton added, “You get a continuity whether you’re deploying PaaS style with OpenShift or IaaS style with OpenStack. Now we have OpenStack as a way to scale out your OpenShift environments on-prem.”

The benefits of micro services

Yeaton described how Red Hat and Cisco Systems, Inc. share a common vision for the evolution of the Cloud as open and hybrid.

“In the end, we are going to see these dense fabrics of hybrid Clouds be public and private, and we’ve geared our whole product strategy, both directly and with Cisco, to ultimately respond to that.”

Yeaton also discussed micro services, defining them as “an assembly of multiple-containers in an app” with the benefits of eliminating re-invention and providing greater re-use and supportability.

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EMC at tipping point with CoprHD and Cloud Foundry Dojo | #OpenStack
by Amber Johnson | Aug 21, 2015

EMC is making good on its promises, according to Dorian Naveh, senior director of alliances and business development at EMC. “It’s been kind of a crawl, walk, run,” Naveh told theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s production team, during OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015. Naveh said that EMC is at a tipping point and at the execution phase, where EMC is releasing products like open-sourced Project CoprHD (copperhead) and opening a Cloud Foundry Dojo.

“We’re also announcing new reference architectures with our key partners Canonical, Mirantis, and you know Red Hat is coming up really soon as well,” he said.

Moving away from large bundled services

Adam Waters, senior director of Private Cloud at EMC also joined Nevah for the interview and discussed changes to the hardware marketplace. Waters observed a move away from the large bundled services of the past.

“What I see EMC doing — and we’re doing it with the traditional product as well as the new products — is saying, ‘Look, let’s provide customers that choice … and fortunately the tooling is getting there,” Waters remarked.

At the end of the day, it’s about choice for EMC customers. Nevah stated this fact became obvious when looking at EMC’s list of partners. “It’s not about picking one or the other,” he said. “It’s about picking what’s the right one for the customer.” Nevah continued, as EMC adds to its list of partners, “We’re looking at this as an ecosystem play.”

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FICO embraces OpenStack | #OpenStack
by Betsy Amy-Vogt | Aug 21, 2015

FICO recently transitioned from legacy to OpenStack. And, according to Nick Gerasimatos, director of engineering and Cloud services at FICO, “Everything is growing so rapidly, you either have to embrace the technology or the technology is going to supersede you.”

Gerasimatos spoke to theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s production team, during OpenStack Summit 2015 in Vancouver.
FICO’s agressive adoption model

“We adopted it aggressively,” said Gerasimatos when asked how FICO made the transition to OpenStack. FICO’s timeframe from zero to a fully functioning solution was just 12 months.

“What we needed to do was to become a little more agile as we were going global, so that pushed us to go toward the more OpenStack design,” he said. Gerasimatos credits FICO’s close relationship with Red Hat, Inc. as being mutually beneficial.

‘Don’t be afraid; embrace it!’

Gerasimatos sees the benefits of OpenStack as the low point of entry, scalability, software-defined networking and storage without having to pay the penalties. He lists problems encountered during the transition, including how the FICO operations team struggled to get their heads around the distributed scale-out design, as well as difficulties finding qualified engineers with open-source experience. But despite the challenges getting up and going, Gerasimatos said that FICO is very happy with open source and encourages others to follow in the company’s footsteps.

“Everyone is learning as they go along,” he stated. “Every major company, even including Microsoft, is embracing containers and the new scale-out design architecture. I would say don’t be afraid; embrace it!”

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When will OpenStack be ready for prime time? | #OpenStack
by Heather Johnson | Aug 17, 2015

theCUBE cohosts Stu Miniman and John Furrier assessed the OpenStack technology and community as they prepared for their third day of interviews with industry leaders during the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver.

Although the conference attracted between 6,000 to 7,000 people this year, Miniman said that OpenStack has some work to do before it reaches maturity. “The line of sight is there,” he said. “I expect a year from now we will be able to say that OpenStack is fully ready for prime time.”

The converged infrastructure wave

Miniman noted that key players such as Brocade, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard and Red Hat are all contributing. “Converged infrastructure has been this huge wave,” he said. “EMC talked about how OpenStack fits into their plans … there’s a lot growing in this space.”

Furrier asked Miniman how OpenStack would impact developers.
“If we can simplify the underlying infrastructure, use OpenStack as that integration engine so that underneath it just ties in to the required hardware, it’s a real opportunity to move the needle,” Miniman said. “Because, unfortunately, IT has spent way too much time and effort making the spoke infrastructure that they have to spend lots of time keeping the business running, not transforming and growing the business.”

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Kismatic center-stage on Kubernetes project | #OpenStack
by Heather Johnson | Aug 17, 2015

As open-source initiatives continue to grow, an increasing number of enterprises are taking part in the movement. Kismatic, Inc., the startup that provides enterprise support for Docker and Kubernetes, has put itself at the center of the emerging Kubernetes open-source project. Kismatic CEO Patrick Reilly caught up theCUBE, a SiliconANGLE Media production, during OpenStack Summit 2015 to discuss Kubernetes, Google and microservices.
“With the recent hype of containers because of the good work that Docker has done, people need a way to orchestrate those containers,” Reilly explained. “With mesas you’re able to treat your cluster of machines like a single compute resource and schedule Docker containers to come up and down, set up a service discovery, and use something like Marathon or Aurora to manage that cluster. With Kubernetes, it’s a similar approach, but some of the things are opinionated, so you don’t have to worry so much about service discovery and you can trust that it’s done the same way. There’s a lot less tooling that you need.”

Microservices becoming hot

Google, of course, is the reason why Kubernetes has gained so much traction. “Google wants to open source the project and get it in front of everyone,” said Reilly. “Google currently launches about 2 billion containers a week. Most of its workload is containers. I’m going to trust them.”

Reilly also explained the reason why “microservices” has become such a buzzword of late. “Many organizations have these old applications that have hot spots — they’re all cobbled together and very brittle,” he said. “I think of microservices as a way to make sure that each individual piece of an infrastructure can scale independently of each other, and that I can decouple those hot spots. If I were going to start a new project now, I’d go the microservices route, but I would also make sure I have a development stack that’s going to make sense. That’s where containers are exciting.”

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HP makes good on its open-source commitment | #OpenStack
by Heather Johnson | Aug 17, 2015

About a year ago, Hewlett-Packard, Co. made a billion dollar commitment to open-source Cloud computing.
“We’re really delivering on that,” HP Cloud CMO Bobby Patrick told theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s production team, during OpenStack Summit 2015. “If you look at the customers that are on stage now — Fox, Dreamworks, customers like Interlinx …we’ve come a long way in a year. We’re committing more code upstream to OpenStack than any other company, and we are delivering customers. We’re past the stage of science projects. The investment is paying off.”
HP focuses on public, private, and hybrid Cloud and helps customers pull together other solutions.

The importance of compatibility

“We offer a single tool with Helion so you can broker out to Amazon, to Azure, and one tool controls it all,” he said. “Our viewpoint is that the private Cloud is the control point and gives you a view into all the Clouds that you want to use. We believe in compatibility.”

Looking ahead, HP has no shortage of big projects. “We’re going to have a manufacturer that’s largely based on [Amazon Web Services] standards but deploying what they call AWS satellites, which is essentially private Clouds running throughout the infrastructure to store sensitive information and a company’s core IP. That’s what we’re showing today at OpenStack.”

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‘Reading the tea leaves’ in open development | #OpenStack
by Amber Johnson | Aug 21, 2015

While CoreOS, Inc. has a set vision for the future and considers itself an open-source company, it continues to search for answers at the community level.

“When it comes to what we are doing, we have a clear vision for where we want to take infrastructure, and it just happens to be that there are a lot of outstanding questions at the community level. And that’s what folks are here to actually solve and work through,” said Brian Redbeard, principal architect at CoreOS. Redbeard sat down with theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s production team, for an interview at OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015.

Targeting Kubernetes

Redbeard described the current objectives of CoreOS as, “We’re really targeting Kubernetes, kind of pushing an option of app C, a greater use of Rocket itself, and really trying to continue with the overarching mission of changing how infrastructure is done and driving greater security on the server side of things on the Internet.”

And, according to Redbeard, CoreOS is “very much we are an open source company; we are an open company in general. All of our development happens in the open so that folks can really track what we are doing.” Consumers being able to “read the tea leaves” on product development to get an overall sense of where CoreOS’ infrastructure is going means the marketing team has a little less to do.

Redbeard stated that CoreOS is involved in the OpenStack marketplace, including Mirantis, Inc.. CoreOS has also been working in conjunction with Rackspace, Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. on OpenStack Ironic, which utilizes the CoreOS image “to get a lot of things done on that front.”

Redbeard delivered a standing-room-only address during OpenStack Summit Vancouver .

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Colin Dixon & Tom Nadeau, Brocade, at OpenStack Summit 2015 with John Furrier

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Ryan Floyd, Storm Ventures, at OpenStack Summit 2015 with John Furrier and Stu Miniman

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Bringing OpenStack to production Clouds | #openstack
by Nelson Williams | May 27, 2015

Talk about OpenStack’s level of maturity continued to dominate at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver.

Mark Collier, chief operating officer of the OpenStack Foundation, and Lauren Sell, OpenStack Foundation vice president, joined theCUBE’s Stu Miniman at OpenStack Summit 2015 to talk about OpenStack and its growing community of users.

The conversation started with the issue of maturity and how well OpenStack has entered the market. While OpenStack hasn’t completely unified itself as an integration platform, Collier did note that many companies are already using pieces of OpenStack in the real world. Sell then added that most users are fairly current with the software. Also, more users are bringing OpenStack to their production Clouds.

Participation and community

Talk then turned to the subject of participation. Many more people were attending the convention this year than before, and they brought their projects with them. Some even organized their own user groups and sessions.

“People want choices; it’s a complex world out there. There’s no one solution for everybody,” Collier said. That’s why OpenStack is focused on an integration engine concept. The idea is to put users first and then integrate with everything.

Measuring success

As for the success of the OpenStack Foundation, Collier explained that it always comes down to the users. Are they showing up at the cons and talking about the technology? What projects are they working on? He also mentioned OpenStack has seen a growing footprint inside the companies it serves.

The OpenStack Foundation has also seen financial success. It has discovered the best way to monetize its products has been to engage with the community and build credibility with users. It has also helped other companies find success by lowering the barriers to entry for start-ups.

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Boris Renski, Mirantis, at OpenStack Summit 2015 with John Furrier and Stu Miniman

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Lew Tucker, Cisco & Mark McLoughlin, Red Hat, at OpenStack Summit 2015 with John Furrier and Stu Miniman

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OpenStack’s past, present and future | #OpenStack
by Heather Johnson | Aug 17, 2015

Despite early setbacks, OpenStack persevered to make steady progress toward its mission to provide an alternative to Amazon for the enterprise. At the conclusion of the third day of a successful OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, theCUBE cohosts Stu Miniman and John Furrier discussed OpenStack’s past, present and future. Although it experienced a rocky past, the future looks bright.

“OpenStack has crossed over the chasm to an environment where you’ve got real buildout, real architecting, and real engineering up and down the stack, form hardware operations to software engineering to solutions architects,” said Miniman. “It’s in the adolescent stage, but it’s accelerating. And it’s got some good investors.”

The new, modern software platform

If OpenStack continues in its current direction, “it can be the poster child for some of these open-source projects to really move things forward,” Miniman added.

Integration remains a priority. “It’s moved above products and up to a platform,” said Miniman. “It’s not the full stack, but it’s the new software stack built on open APIs. This is the new, modern software platform.”

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Mark Interrante, HP Cloud, at Openstack Summit 2015 with John Furrier and Stu Miniman

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