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Tuesday, October 27
 

11:15am

Unlocking OpenStack for Service Providers
 Is OpenStack commercially viable for service providers?

Any service provider looking to develop its cloud solution business wants a service that can be brought to market quickly and cost effectively. It needs to provide differentiation, and to be able to scale as the service grows.

How to achieve that? Build or buy? or any combination?

In this session we will go through some of the challenges we faced when creating OpenStack based Cloud Service Providers in the early days and how we would do some things differently.

Speakers
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Omar Lara

Solutions Architect at Canonical
I am a SysAdmin that takes advantage of Open source Software and Python Programming to help performing all the vital tasks to reach the best Quality of Service for users introducing new paradigms with a very depth knowledge in Cloud Computing.Specialties:Cloud Computing, IaaS, Virtualization... Read More →
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Arturo Suarez

BootStack & Training Product Strategy, CANONICAL
I am the BootStack and Training Product Manager for Canonical. The managed hosted (or on-prem) cloud service offered by the leading OpenStack OS company. The service includes a unique combination of long pursued features within the industry: SLA driven, optional cloud control transfer... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2015 11:15am - 11:55am
Ogyoku

12:05pm

Building a Scalable Federated Hybrid Cloud
Amazon Web Services has had regions across the globe and Availability Zones (AZ) as standard offering for years. The tiering and choice of locations is best practice that OpenStack architects should embrace as they build a blueprint for geo-distributed OpenStack clouds. The notion of different regions and AZ allows smaller “blast zones” in the event of outages plus enables use cases such as active/standby clouds, tenant data replication and new tiered application architectures. All of these use cases are extremely attractive but if not undertaken correctly, a geo-distributed OpenStack endeavour can be unpredictable, costly and complex.

The cornerstone to a winning Geo-Distributed OpenStack Clouds architecture is the networking layer.  While there are existing network architectures that leverage existing routing protocols and tunnelling mechanisms, OpenStack offers an opportunity to rethink and implement a lightweight mechanism based on a radically simpler software based implementation.

In this session, learn how PLUMgrid is leveraging existing OpenStack compatible technologies and extending it to support a geo-distributed OpenStack cloud architecture. We will delve into technical implementation, physical infrastructure considerations and use case examples.

Speakers
avatar for Pere Monclus

Pere Monclus

CTO
Before co-founding PLUMgrid, Pere was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems in the Research and Advanced Development team, where he led innovation in the areas of cloud, security and converged infrastructure. Prior to that, he was responsible for the architecture and technology... Read More →
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Sunny Rajagopalan

Principal Architect, PLUMgrid
Sunny is Principal Architect at PLUMgrid where he works on networking virtualization, cloud technologies, distributed platform and security. Prior to PLUMgrid, Sunny has worked as an Architect in the Networking CTO group at IBM, and before that he has held technical leadership positions... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2015 12:05pm - 12:45pm
Ogyoku

2:00pm

Empower Your Cloud Through Neutron Service Function Chaining
Today’s telecom services are driven by demand for cloud-based services. Customers want dynamic,
on-demand cloud services over any combination of virtual and physical networks. The most urgent problem service providers have today is automating the delivery of network services and accelerating cloud service rollouts.

Service Function Chaining provides end-to-end network service delivery automation that operates completely independent of whether the network is physical or virtual. It integrates with today’s network infrastructure to create a network service abstraction layer that isolates operations from tedious and diverse configurations at the network layer, making the service layer simple, generic, and programmable. Network service can be auto provisioned and deployed on both general COTS platforms and legacy network devices in your data center using service function chaining, in which a wide variety of service functions scattered over the newtork may be chained together in a flexible and agile manner to provide desired service treatment. Scale-out of these service functions to handle added load or scale-in to reduce the resource usage is an integral part of the service function chaining solution.

This presentation will talk about how you can integrate the service function chaining feature, which is being developed as part of OpenStack Neutron, into your Cloud Platform to auto provision differentiated Cloud services in an agile and flexible way, and how to turbo-charge your cloud using service chaining. The following topics will be covered:

1. Overview of OpenStack Neutron Service Function Chaining Solution
2. How to define the service chains in a simple, prescriptive manner to create cloud services tailored to the needs of individual customers
3. How to ensure vendor independence and be agnostic of underlying network technology
4. How to achieve scalability and elasticity (scale-out and scale-in) of service functions on your cloud platform
5. How to integrate container technologies, such as Docker, with Service Function Chaining

Speakers
avatar for Paul Carver

Paul Carver

Principal Member of Technical Staff, AT&T
Paul Carver is a Principal Member of Technical Staff at AT&T working on Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization. His background includes traditional hardware networking with a wide variety of vendors in WAN and datacenter environments as well as software development... Read More →
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Ralf Trezeciak

Network Architect, Deutsche Telekom
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Cathy Zhang

Principal Architect, Huawei
Cathy has over 15 years of software design and development experience. She is currently a chief architect at Huawei’s USA Cloud Computing Lab. Her expertise includes Serverless Cloud Platform, Network Service and Virtualization, SDN, OpenStack, etc.. She is a key member of the Serverless... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Ogyoku

2:50pm

Multisite Openstack - Deep Dive
Managing multiple sites of OpenStack is a headache.  Each site is an individual silo, with its separate identity management, resources, networks, images, etc.

Tricircle project uses a top-level OpenStack to manage multiple bottom-level OpenStack instances with site-to-site connectivity, to provide the same overlay across sites.  This allows for a tenant to deploy VMs from the same virtual network on different OpenStack instances.

In this session, we will deep dive into the Tricircle project, covering aspects such as cross-site overlay network, image synchronization, VM migration, etc.

We will present our current design and roadmaps.

Speakers
avatar for Ayal Baron

Ayal Baron

Cloud computing CTO, Huawei
Ayal Baron is Cloud computing CTO in Huawei's ITPL and brings nearly 20 years of software development experience in the fields of virtualization, storage and networking to his role.Prior to joining Toga, he was Senior Engineering manager in Redhat leading cloud storage and before... Read More →
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Pino de Candia

CTO, Chief Architect, Midokura
As CTO, Pino is responsible for Midokura’s technical innovation and evolution of its flagship technology MidoNet.Pino de Candia joined Midokura as a Software Engineer in 2010. He built the early versions of MidoNet, led the Network Controller team as engineering lead and the Architecture... Read More →
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Eran Gampel

Chief Architect - Cloud and Open Source at Huawei
Eran has over 20 years of R&D and entrepreneurship experience in multiple fields, such as networking, SDN, virtualization, cloud, open source, and others. He is currently Chief Architect of Cloud and Open Source in Huawei, managing a research team of open source experts, developing... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2015 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Ogyoku

3:40pm

Managing Multi-hypervisor OpenStack Cloud with Single Virtual Network
Abstract: Based on the results of OpenStack user surveys, KVM is the de facto hypervisor used to underpin OpenStack clouds and Open vSwitch the most common network plug-in. However, as OpenStack matures to run production workloads and broadens its reach beyond the core users, it is inevitable that additional hypervisors, containers, bare metal workload will gain a foothold.  

The whole notion of supporting a multi-hypervisor OpenStack environment is need driven. To illustrate, imagine that some databases in a business are virtualized on ESXi while the corresponding web servers are virtualized using KVM. In addition to the diversity, it is highly likely all these hypervisors and Docker container will be running concurrently in the same OpenStack cluster. As a result, a different approach to interconnecting is required to provide common network substrate.

We’ll discuss how multi-hypervisor networking in OpenStack can be achieved. This session will cover the technology options, the benefits of each and dive into various use cases where a multi-hypervisor OpenStack environment is desirable.

Speakers
avatar for Dhiraj Sehgal

Dhiraj Sehgal

Product and Solution Marketing, PLUMgrid Inc, PLUMgrid
Dhiraj works in product and marketing organization of PLUMgrid. His focus has been customers, technologies and products and how do they interact with each other. He has wealth of experience in datacenter technologies ranging from compute, networking to storage.


Tuesday October 27, 2015 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Ogyoku

4:40pm

Is DefCore Picking OpenStack Winners and Losers? Answers in Interop 101
By definition, DefCore picks what is required for vendors to use the OpenStack trademark. Ideally, that allows workloads to interoperate between vendors.  A common baseline may help users but can impact vendor differentiation.

So does that mean we are picking winners?  Join us at this session and we'll give you the background and review the critical issues to answer that question.

What is DefCore?  With a growing number of OpenStack projects, we define what is the minimum set of OpenStack capabilities and components that must be enabled.  We go further and define the actual tests (from Tempest) that vendor clouds must pass.  

Why? DefCore is trying to define the minimum set of capabilities for INTEROPERABLE CLOUDS; it is not about an OpenStack distribution or release but trying to create a multi-vendor ecosystem.

After attending this session, you will know what DefCore is, how capabilities get defined, and how it is decided what is and what is not part of DefCore.

After we cover the basics, we'll bring you up to speed on the hard questions that DefCore is trying to address.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Hirschfeld

Rob Hirschfeld

CEO, RackN
Rob's first startup literally patented the cloud. He has been in the cloud and infrastructure space for 20 years and has done everything from working with early ESX betas to serving four terms on the OpenStack Foundation Board and as an executive at Dell. As a co-founder of the Digital... Read More →
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Egle Sigler

Principal Architect, Rackspace
Egle Sigler is a Principal Architect on Private Cloud team at Rackspace, and an OpenStack Foundation Board member. As part of OpenStack Board, Egle is Co-Chair of DefCore committee. Egle is very passionate about promoting women in technology. She has served for two years on a governing... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2015 4:40pm - 5:20pm
Ogyoku

5:30pm

Hybrid Cloud - A Different Approach to Managing Multiple Clouds in a Single Pane
 The term hybrid cloud is often used to describe a “cloud burst” scenario – extending the organic datacenter to the cloud, either by moving specific applications/workloads that are suitable for cloud offloading, or by using more advanced solutions that provide additional resource capacity from the public cloud provider.

In this session, we will present a different approach to managing a “hyper cloud” – a cloud over clouds that is completely OpenStack-based, centrally managed, does not require any organic datacenter to begin with and which provides a single overlay network.

We will touch on the following aspects: central management, overlay network, image portability & synchronization and zero-configuration VM migration.

Speakers

Tuesday October 27, 2015 5:30pm - 6:10pm
Ogyoku
 
Wednesday, October 28
 

11:15am

Delivering Hybrid Bare-metal and Virtual Infrastructure Using Ironic and OpenStack
Provisioning servers has long been service providers’ bread and butter, but in recent years customers’ demand for higher-performing bare-metal instances has increased dramatically, along with their interest in integrating bare-metal infrastructure with virtualized public clouds. This shift in the types of infrastructure customers are demanding is motivating service providers to create more efficient ways of both provisioning bare-metal infrastructure and integrating it into their customers’ overall infrastructure mix, and OpenStack has recently emerged as a key platform in making both of these developments possible. 

Focusing on the creation of a hybridized, OpenStack-based bare-metal and virtual cloud infrastructure, this technical talk will look at the challenges encountered as well as the solutions developed to successfully deliver bare-metal instances with Ironic and hybrid bare-metal and virtual infrastructure. Specific topics that will be covered include:

  • Networking model and automation

  • Deployment of cells

  • Integration with 3rd party software

  • Security


Speakers
avatar for Boris Deschenes

Boris Deschenes

Cloud Architect
A seasoned OpenStack developer, Boris started working on OpenStack at the third release (Cactus) when he was a system administrator for Ubisoft Entertainment, a French multinational videogame developer. While at Ubisoft, Boris focused on improving OpenStack’s ability to provide... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2015 11:15am - 11:55am
Wakaba