Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater) [clear filter]
Tuesday, October 27

11:25am JST

Nuage Networks- State-of-the-Art Cloud Security with Nuage Networks VSP Certified Partner Ecosystem
Traditionally, enterprise data center security has been enforced at the perimeter through firewall appliances.  As "the cloud" has become the data center design blueprint, in a large part thanks to OpenStack's success, there effectively no longer is a perimeter; new cloud security models are needed.

Nuage Networks VSP, an industry-leading SDN platform, has been designed to address cloud security concerns from the ground up.  More importantly, Nuage Networks has further enabled cloud security through a deep field of certified technology partners.

In this talk, Hussein Khazaal will provide an overview of the cloud security advantages that Nuage Networks VSP provides and the additional value created through Nuage Networks certified security partners. 


Hussein Khazaal

Technical Director, Nuage Networks

Tuesday October 27, 2015 11:25am - 11:45am JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

11:50am JST

Tuesday October 27, 2015 11:50am - 12:10pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

12:15pm JST

InfinitiesSoft Solutions- Enhance OpenStack Manageability; Simplify Hybrid Cloud's Adoptions
InfinitiesSoft is a software company dedicated in developing cloud management and specialized in hybrid cloud environment. Not only do we make cloud management easy, but also shorten the distance between development and operations. Our goal is to release cloud's infinite possibilities from different aspects of application life cycle (instance management, workload deployment and log analytics) 

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Josh Chai

Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday October 27, 2015 12:15pm - 12:35pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

12:40pm JST

HyperHQ- HyperStack - Build a Public CaaS without IaaS
In this session, I am going to introduce HyperStack, the secure, public Caas powered by Docker, Hyper, Kubernetes and OpenStack.

Simply put:
HyperStack = Cinder/Neutron + Hyper/Docker + Kubernetes

HyperStack ensures:
- multi-tenancy (together with keystone)
- network isolation (by neutron)
- persistent storage management (by cinder)
- container orchestration (by kubernetes)

Hyper is a hypervisor-agnostic Docker runtime. It allows running Docker images with any hypervisor (KVM, Xen, Vbox, ESX). Hyper is different from the minimalist Linux distros like CoreOS by the fact that Hyper runs on the physical box and loads the Docker images from the metal into the VM instance, in which no guest OS is present. Instead of virtualizing a complete operating system, Hyper boots a minimalist kernel in the VM to host the Docker images (Pod).

With this approach, Hyper is able to bring some encouraging merits:
- 300ms to boot a new HyperVM instance with a Pod of Docker images
- 20MB for min Mem footprint of a HyperVM instance
- Immutable HyperVM, only kernel+images, serving as atomic unit (Pod) for scheduling
- Immune from the shared kernel problem in LXC
– i.e. isolated by VM- Work seamlessly with OpenStack components, e.g. Neutron, Cinder, due to the nature of a hypervisor
- BYOK, bring-your-own-kernel is somewhat mandatory for a public cloud platform


Tuesday October 27, 2015 12:40pm - 1:00pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

1:05pm JST

ZConverter- How to Solve the Reinstallation Problem to Migrate From VMware, AWS or Azure to OpenStack Cloud.

-      How does automated cloud migration make the cloud migration simple and easy?

-      How to move on-premises to OpenStack Cloud without manual reinstallation process.

-      How to migrate public or private cloud instances to OpenStack Cloud

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DJ Min is the founder and managing director of ZConverter which is the automated cloud migration software company.Before having founded ZConverter, he was working for IBM and LG as the SME & Principal of Virtualization and High Performance Cluster for 10 years. Now, he is leading... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2015 1:05pm - 1:25pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

1:30pm JST

NetApp- Test Drive OpenStack with Cloud ONTAP
Come join us as we take OpenStack on NetApp for a Test Drive. We will cover NetApp advantages for OpenStack through demos and discussion. Demos will use the publicly available NetApp Cloud ONTAP with OpenStack Test Drive on AWS (http://www.netapponcloud.com/try-it-now). 

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Akshai Parthasarathy

Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp
Akshai is a Technical Marketing Engineer at NetApp focusing on Cloud technologies and OpenStack. Prior to this role, he gained over seven years of experience in industry as a Systems Engineer, Support Engineer, and Solutions Architect. Akshai obtained his Bachelors (with Highest... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2015 1:30pm - 1:50pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

1:55pm JST

2:20pm JST

Cumulus Networks - Automated Installation and Configuration of Networking and Compute: A Complete OpenStack Deployment in Minutes.
Join Cumulus Networks to learn how to go from a pile of servers and switches to a working OpenStack deployment in just 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 themselves, eliminating the need for a separate provisioning server. The demo illustrates the flexibility of open networking and the ability to unify server and switch automation, monitoring and management.


Nolan Leake

Co-Founder and CTO at Cumulus Networks, Nuviso
Nolan is the co-founder and CTO of Cumulus Networks. Prior to Cumulus, he founded a distributed storage start-up called Tile Networks. His work there led him to realize how unsuitable existing networking equipment is for the data-center of the future (which Cumulus Networks aims to... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2015 2:20pm - 2:40pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

3:10pm JST

Nutanix- OpenStack and Nutanix Acropolis
This session will describe opportunities for integrating the Nutanix hyper-converged appliance and Nutanix's Acropolis solution with an OpenStack cloud deployment.  The session will include information on how you can use the Nutanix Distributed Storage Fabric and the Acropolis APIs and Nutanix OpenStack drivers to build a scalable foundation for any OpenStack cloud deployment.


Lukas Lundell

Lukas Lundell is the Global Director of the Solutions and Performance Engineering at Nutanix, the team validating key commercial software products and customer use cases on the Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform.  Lukas also manages the technology and support partnerships in place... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2015 3:10pm - 3:30pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

3:35pm JST

Avi Networks- Case Study: OpenStack Private Cloud at Time Warner Cable
This session will be a fireside chat with Jason Rouault, Sr. Director of Cloud Services at Time Warner Cable who has has a large-scale production deployment of OpenStack private cloud for application developers. For this multi-data center cloud, providing enterprise-grade load balancing / application delivery was a critical requirement. The requirements included self-service provisioning, High Availability (HA), SSL offload, multi-tenancy from a centralized identity management, and native integration with OpenStack Horizon UI.
This session will focus on:
  • Details of the developer private cloud use case
  • Requirements for load balancing, application security, and monitoring
  • Challenges faced with existing ADC / LBaaS solutions
  • How Avi Networks elastic LBaaS solution addressed the challenges
  • Benefits for the cloud and application/dev teams

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Jason Rouault

Senior Director of Cloud Engineering & Operations, Time Warner Cable
Sr. Director of Cloud Services at Time Warner Cable

Ashish Shah

Sr. Director of Cloud at an F500 Enterprise

Tuesday October 27, 2015 3:35pm - 3:55pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

4:00pm JST

GigaSpaces- How to Build Cloud Native Microservices with Hybrid Workloads on OpenStack
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Arthur Berezin

Director of Product, Cloudify
Arthur is the Director of Product for Cloudify working on an open-source and open-standard cloud application orchestration platform with cloud aware applications in mind that runs natively on OpenStack and other private and public clouds. Prior to Cloudify, Arthur was a Senior Technical... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2015 4:00pm - 4:20pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

4:25pm JST

Wednesday, October 28

11:25am JST

11:50am JST

Storage Made Easy- Deep Dive on Auto-Provisioning Active Directory or LDAP Users with a Swift Container
The LDAP / AD provisioning is done against a SwiftStack cluster and also demonstrates how, as part of the auto-provisioning, data retention and versioning policies can be set to handle corporate data compliance rules.


Wednesday October 28, 2015 11:50am - 12:10pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

12:15pm JST

12:40pm JST

Akanda- Tying the room together with Akanda
In this session we’ll dive into how Akanda is shaking up the OpenStack world with a simple, open source approach to networking that eliminates the complexities of agents, controllers & overlays to provide multi-tenant network services that are designed for OpenStack cloud builders.  We’ll show how Akanda scales seamlessly while being a simple operate service that operators can use to power workloads running within VMs and containers.

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Mark McClain

CTO at Akanda
Mark McClain is the Chief Technical Officer of Akanda Inc, a member of the OpenStack Technical Committee and a core reviewer for several OpenStack teams.  Mark was the Program Technical Lead for the OpenStack Networking during the Havana and Icehouse cycles. In addition to his... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 12:40pm - 1:00pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

1:05pm JST

Swiftstack- SwiftStack: Swift is not just for OpenStack, but for many environments & apps
In addition to powering storage clouds from Rackspace, HP, and others, Swift has long been a repository for Glance images and a target for backup data. Durability, scalability, and global cluster replication in storage that is accessible by THE industry standard API for storage make Swift deployments applicable to most any cloud environment, even those without other OpenStack components. Applications that support the API can run anywhere, and still get tremendous value from OpenStack.

This demo session will show many different applications in many great use cases to highlight how applicable OpenStack Swift and SwiftStack can be for any Enterprise or Service Provider. Dozens of sponsors at the Summit agree! Not a commercial or product pitch, this session aims to provide ideas on the ways that Swift can be used to modernize storage and drive more value from applications, from Enterprise Backup to File Sync & Share to Private Cloud to large data workflows and more.


Chris Nelson

Director of Systems Engineering, SwiftStack, Inc.
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Doug Soltesz

Senior Product Manager
Doug is currently a Senior Product Manager at SwiftStack and has over 15 years of experience working in Information Technology. Prior to joining SwiftStack, Doug was VP of IT at Budd Van Lines. Doug has been recognized and received innovation awards in the areas of green initiatives... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 1:05pm - 1:25pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

1:30pm JST

Scality- Scality Unified Storage for OpenStack
OpenStack provides a wide array of persistent storage services, ranging from local data volumes managed by the Cinder API, to object storage via Swift, image storage via Glance, and shared file services through Manila. For OpenStack administrators, this can create a management burden by imposing multiple independent storage silos to provide volume, file and object storage for Nova based application instances.

What is required to simplify this problem is a scalable storage solution, that can grow organically to Petabytes of capacity, and scale-out performance for multiple application, workloads and protocols. The Scality RING is a Software Defined Storage (SDS) solution that frees storage administrators from purchasing hardware appliance based storage arrays, and converges multi-workload, multi-protocol services into a single management view, to provide Cinder, Glance, Swift and Manila file storage services for 80% of OpenStack workloads. This session will explore the capabilities of the Scality RING to deliver these capabilities, and enable OpenStack developers with an increasing range of storage options for their applications - all with simplified storage management.


Leo Leung

VP, Corp Marketing, Scality

Wednesday October 28, 2015 1:30pm - 1:50pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

1:55pm JST

NetOne- Maximizing your OpenStack and Hybrid Cloud
The complex nature of OpenStack has been an accepted fact.  NetOne - one of the biggest NW Integrators in Japan - will introduce its unique OpenStack and Hybrid Cloud Solutions to solve this issue.  This session will show two types of OpenStack solutions: "Managed OpenStack" and "Integrated OpenStack".  

Moreover, we will look at our Hybrid Cloud solution using CliQr Cloud Center, maximizing OpenStack solution with public cloud.


Hiroki Aramaki

Cloud Engineer, NetOne Systems
Hiroki Aramaki is cloud management software engineer.He works at NetOne Systems Cloud software team. His main role is test and evaluate OpenStack and many of cloud.

Wednesday October 28, 2015 1:55pm - 2:15pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

2:20pm JST

ESCloud - OpenStack Cloud as a Service in Minutes

Bo Wang

OpenStack Expert

Chen Zheng

Product Manager

Wednesday October 28, 2015 2:20pm - 2:40pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

2:45pm JST

PLUMgrid- See your OpenStack Network like never before with real-time visibility and monitoring
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Valentina Alaria

Head Product & Solution Marketing
Valentina Alaria is Head of Product & Solutions Marketing for PLUMgrid. She has 10+ years experience with Cloud and Datacenter Infrastructure and has been involved with SDN and OpenStack since the early days throughout her endeavors at PLUMgrid, Nicira and Cisco. Valentina has held... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 2:45pm - 3:05pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

3:10pm JST

Huawei- Upgrading Your System – a Telco User Perspective
The presentation will give an overview about upgrade scenarios in an openstack based telco environment. The upgrade scenarios will cover all layers of upgrade, i.e. hardware, base software on compute and control nodes, OpenStack services, SDN components, applications, both stateful and stateless. It will show OpenStack's role in such upgrade scenarios and the need of automation when doing such upgrades in a telco network.

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Ulrich Kleber

Chief Architect, Huawei
Ulrich Kleber is a Chief Architect Cloud Platform in Huawei’s European Research Center. During his 30 years of work experience he gained extensive experience as system architect in all areas of telecommunication systems developing technology and architecture strategies according... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 3:10pm - 3:30pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

3:40pm JST

This is Sparkhara: OpenStack Log Processing in Real-time Using Spark on Sahara
OpenStack service controllers produce large amounts of log data, and processing these logs can be a time consuming and difficult task. Data processing applications excel at automating these types of tasks and providing new windows into the underlying trends in the data produced.

We will discuss how to configure your stack to produce log data that can be consumed and analyzed in real-time by Spark applications running on the OpenStack Data processing service (sahara). These techniques can be used to inspect the current status and health of your services, decreasing the time spent between problem detection and solution. This also creates an exciting platform for developers to explore new transformations of log data that will unlock endless possibilities such as failure analysis, performance enhancement, and fraudulent activity detection.

This talk will cover a broad range of OpenStack and Apache technologies used in the development of this solution. We will discuss the following as they pertain to the greater problem space:

  • Logging service data to Zaqar and Manila

  • Launching Spark clusters with Sahara

  • Visualizing and experimenting on data with Zeppelin

  • Creating Spark jobs to deploy through Sahara

  • Storing processed data to Trove databases

There are many paths to achieving improved log processing in OpenStack. Attendees should expect to learn about how they can improve the stability and performance of their stacks through the advanced techniques discussed in this session.

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Nikita Konovalov

Software Engineer, Mirantis
Nikita has been working with OpenStack Data Processing (Sahara) from the early days of the project. He has been implementing the initial version of Sahara UI which then has been accepted to main OpenStack Dashboard codebase. He added support for Sahara benchmarking for Rally project... Read More →
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Michael McCune

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Michael is a software developer creating open source infrastructure and applications for cloud platforms. He has a passion for problem solving and team building, and a lifelong love of music, food, and culture.
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Chad Roberts

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Chad Roberts has been involved with Openstack Sahara since the Icehouse release. In addition to work on Sahara, he has also contributed to the Horizon dashboard.

Wednesday October 28, 2015 3:40pm - 4:20pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

4:40pm JST

Introducing OpenStack Searchlight - Search Your Cloud at the Speed of Light!
Let’s be honest, OpenStack native service API’s leave a lot to be desired when it comes to consistency, capabilities, and performance. Wouldn’t it be better if you could use the power of Elasticsearch to find your instances, images, and other resources?

Say hello to Project Searchlight. Based on Elasticsearch, this newly approved OpenStack project has a mission to provide advanced and scalable indexing and search across multi-tenant cloud resources. Originally a part of Glance as the Catalog Index Service, its scope has been expanded to cover resources from all possible OpenStack services using a simple plugin mechanism.

Come learn more about Project Searchlight and see how you can take advantage of it today!  In this session we will provide an overview of the technology, how it is being integrated into Horizon, deployment concepts, and tips for helping you to get started in creating your own Searchlight plugin.

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Steven McLellan

Searchlight Core, Murano Core, Senior Software Eng, HP
Steve McLellan is originally from the UK, but moved to Chicago for its fabulous weather. He works as a technical lead for Hewlett Packard, focusing on User Experience and specifically development, deployment and extending Horizon within HP’s Helion Openstack distribution. He has... Read More →
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Lakshmi Sampath

Searchlight Core, Senior Software Engineer, HP
Lakshmi Sampath is a Searchlight core reviewer and senior software engineer who has been working in cloud related technologies for the past 4 years. He enjoys solving large scale enterprise software challenges. He recently moved back to India after spending 15 years living and working... Read More →
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Travis Tripp

Searchlight PTL, Horizon Core Reviewer, HP Master Techn, HP
Travis is the OpenStack Searchlight PTL, a Horizon core reviewer, an OpenStack User Experience core reviewer, and an architect for HP Helion where he is currently focusing on improving the OpenStack user experience by leveraging technologies such as AngularJS and Elasticsearch while... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 4:40pm - 5:20pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

5:30pm JST

Ceilometer has got significant performance, scalability and reliability problems.

Is there a magic formula to fix Ceilometer?

We added Monasca as a storage layer to Ceilometer and … we got Ceilosca!

The preliminary performance results were really encouraging; first, we could store in excess of6 million samples with a single node deployment and second, we recorded reasonable query response times:

Query (6M samples)                        Average Time (s)

ceilometer sample-list -m instance      2.722209
ceilometer meter-list                            0.316250
ceilometer resource-list                     28.852132
ceilometer statistics -m image            3.066389

How we did it. 
Ceilosca leverages the Ceilometer data collection pipeline via a Ceilometer-Monasca Publisher and the Ceilometer API via a Ceilometer-Monasca Storage Driver. This approach addresses the problems with Ceilometer, while still supporting a fully compatible Ceilometer v2 API and leveraging the excellent work in the Ceilometer OpenStack data collection pipeline, which is not addresed in Monasca.

What we will present:
We are working toward the implementation of Ceilosca and we will make available all the code as part of the Monasca code base in Stackforge. We are also planning to demo the solution and provide some performance evaluations of Ceilometer vs. Ceilosca (*) and illustrate the penalties introduced by the cross services overhead and format conversions.

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Dan Dyer

Distinguished Technologist, HP
Dan is a distinguished Technologist in the HP Cloud Group. He is currently an architect for the Helion Distribution focusing on Operator Tools and supporting functionality. Prior to this he was the architect for the HP Public Cloud metering and billing team. He has been working... Read More →
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Fabio Giannetti

Principal Engineer, Cisco Systems
Fabio Giannetti brings 16 years of experience to his role as Principal Cloud Engineer at Cisco where he spearheads work on the company’s containerized, microservices platform. Prior to Cisco, Giannetti held multiple senior engineering and research positions at Hewlett-Packard, first... Read More →
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Roland Hochmuth

Tech Lead and Software Architect on Monasca, HP
I am the Tech Lead and Software Architect on Monasca, the open-source Monitoring-as-a-Service (at-scale) OpenStack project (https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Monasca). We focus on developing a highly performant, scalable and reliable turn-key monitoring solution that leverages the industries... Read More →
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Srinivas Sakhamuri

Sr. SW Developer, Cisco

Wednesday October 28, 2015 5:30pm - 6:10pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)
Thursday, October 29

9:00am JST

Fluentd vs. Logstash for OpenStack Log Management
Fluentd and Logstash are popular log collecters.  They both provide unified and pluggable logging layers for OpenStack administrators.

In this presentation, we will provide the comparison between Fluentd and Logstash in several aspects.  This session includes the following topics about both of Fluentd and Logstash:

* How to introduce log collectors in your OpenStack
* Useful plugins and configurations for OpenStack administrators
* Best practices for highly available log collection

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Masaki Matsushita

Masaki Matsushita, NTT Communications
Masaki Matsushita is a software enginner at NTT Communications.Masaki started contributing to OpenStack from Kilo release.He also contributes to Ruby as a committer mainly for performance improvement.He says, "I like Python too."
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Mahito Ogura

DevOps Engineer, NTT Communications, NTT Communications
Mahito OGURA is a DevOps Engineer at NTT Communications, working on Cloud technology R&D team. He joined the team in late 2014 and since has been focused on to improve OpenStack in his company's cloud, to R&D OpenStack and to educate the cloud engineer. Mahito has experience in distributed... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 9:00am - 9:40am JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

9:50am JST

Extending OpenStack Heat to Orchestrate Security Policies and Network Function Service Chains
Some Neutron plugins like OpenContrail not only implement the APIs specified by Neutron but also extend the API set to provide additional functionality. Some examples include the ability to specify security policies and the ability to define sequences of network functions to be applied to selected tenant traffic.

OpenStack Heat however does not support those extensions out of box. We will therefore see how OpenStack Heat can be extended and support for Neutron extensions can be added.

We will then see examples of using OpenStack Heat to orchestrate chains of network functions to demonstrate such extensions to OpenStack Heat in action.


Stephane Capelle

IT Architect
• Networking Architecture Design for Telco infrastructure and large account • Networking Delivery for Telco, Banking infrastructure and large account • Proof of Concepts, lab validation, solution deployment • Multi Vendor LAB issue recreate • Cisco TAC, Juniper JTAC and... Read More →
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Aniket Daptari

Sr. Product Manager - Cloud Network Automation, Juniper Networks
Sr. Product Manager (Cloud Network Automation, Contrail) @ Juniper Networks Inc. Started as a Software Engineer writing protocol code, CLI, device drivers and online diagnostic software for various networking equipment at different network equipment vendors - Allied Telesyn, Force10... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 9:50am - 10:30am JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

10:35am JST

Red Hat- How Enterprises are Using OpenStack for Secure, Scalable Private Clouds
We've all heard the naysayers in the market saying that OpenStack is not ready for primetime in the enterprise or with private cloud. The reality is global enterprises are deploying OpenStack, and going far beyond pilot projects. In this session, you will see real-world use cases and learn why these organizations chose OpenStack to solve their IT challenges. The case studies will illustrate how OpenStack helped drive accelerated service delivery, agility and security in private cloud and hybrid cloud implementations. 


James Labocki

Technology Strategist, Red Hat

Thursday October 29, 2015 10:35am - 10:55am JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

11:00am JST

OpenStack Training Labs
OpenStack is a mash of technologies and in production its often distributed across multiple servers. This is really challenging to deliver while training OpenStack. OpenStack training labs is a tool which will deploy a multinode cluster running OpenStack services on top of it. This cluster can be spun up with just a simple command on any modern laptop/desktop across multiple OSs. This enables free community training and also self-paced training of OpenStack. Also this could be a potential tool for commercial and internal trainings. We plan to discuss and explain our design decisions made by our team and discuss more about this tool and how to improve it.

About OpenStack Training Labs:

OpenStack Training Labs is a tool for deploying a lean, multinode cluster of OpenStack using VM's on common hardware (laptops/desktops). This tool has been developed as a part of training guides and is really useful for training's, proof-of-concepts, trying out new features/projects of OpenStack as it simplifies the deployment (one command setup) and emulates production grade deployments (with loss of performance ofcourse). The existing code base can be found here:


Recent Developments:

Our team decided to move this project out of training guides and re-brand the name to "OpenStack Labs". This is recent development and the blueprint is almost merged, waiting for the PTL to merge it, although the initial discussions have been done and the project has been approved.


We have the following challenges/to-do list:

Initially our team decided to use BASH but as the code base increased massively over the past few months, we plan to port to Python. This tool just supports Ubuntu guests, we plan to add OpenSUSE and CentOS to provide more options.  We also want to support KVM hypervisor for better performance on Linux based OS.  Re-use this project as a way to test install-guides in the OpenStack CI system.

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Sayali Lunkad

OpenStack Developer at SUSE Linux
I started with OpenStack two years ago as an Outreachy intern and have been contributing to OpenStack since. I have worked on horizon previously and now am a core reviewer for openstack training-guides. I have conducted various OpenStack workshops and frequently speak at events and... Read More →
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Pranav Salunke

SUSE Cloud Engineer, SUSE Linux GmbH
I am working as a Cloud Enginner at SUSE Linux working on SUSE Cloud. I have the oppurtunity to work on training guides since the last two years and on OpenStack since I was a student. The lack of easy to understand content for learning OpenStack as a student made me write initial... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

11:50am JST

'Service Sentinel' - Mobile Application Envisioned to Manage OpenStack Related Services on the Go
'Service Sentinel’ - Mobile application envisioned to manage OpenStack related services on the go.

In this paper, we present this application detailed over the following points:

  • Current pain points

  • Our proposition

  • Architecture

  • Solution Features

  • Demo

  • Key Benefits

Current pain points :

  • No mobile application to handle all the OpenStack related activities

  • No single portal with specific customizable dashboards for 'All users' of OpenStack community

    • Currently, we have different login screens for different activities (log bugs, submit bugs, test them, updates, chats, help, wiki)

    • Tools (Launchpad, Gerrit, OpenStack Wiki, IRC, Jenkins)

    • Users (Service Providers, Infrastructure Team, Developers/Reviewers, Lab users)

  • No reminders/notifications on IRC chats, OpenStack work, release updates, sharing options, product catalogue of service providers, etc.

 Our proposition: 
A one-stop OpenStack services mobile application (Service Sentinel) for enabling potential users to seamlessly operate, monitor, collaborate and contribute to OpenStack while on-the-go. 

Service Sentinel will facilitate the following services:

  • Service Providers/Enterprise users: Automate/approve OpenStack business processes remotely for multiple distributed processing steps

  • DevOps users: Get involved in deployments, testing and work with collaboration tools for the day to day activities of continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD)

  • Lab Management users: Track the usage of resources, remotely execute 3rd party tools related activities, monitoring the configured OpenStack environment.

  • Contributors: can collaborate/review the churn/work in OpenStack projects : Nova, Keystone, Neutron, Horizon, Glance, etc.

  • Enabling users to access OpenStack information anytime and anywhere

Service Sentinel is an android application being developed by TCS that encompasses the core modules to enable inter-working with OpenStack / tools as well as extend user-based roles and applicable profile specific dashboards. We aim to release the application to open-source community. 

All Service Sentinel dashboards ingest information via various Openstack related portals' APIs and inter-works with third party tools. The data is then processed, analysed and presented on the user-specific dashboards of the applications. 

A few examples of viable usage extended by Services Sentinel are:

  • Service Providers/ Enterprise users: App dashboard integrated with vendor-specific portals for OpenStack products and services. Additionally single-page dashboard for OpenStack Wiki, Ask OpenStack, IRC and Stackalytics.

  • DevOps users: Application dashboard integrated with continuous integration/continuous development tools – CI/CD (example: Launchpad, Jenkins, Zuul, Nodepool, Puppet, Storyboard, OpenStack Wiki, Gerrit, Ask OpenStack, IRC, Stackalytics, etc.). The Service Sentinel application can be extended to infrastructure, build management and professional services users.

  • Lab management users: Enable extract of environment information through some vendor-specific third-party tools and leverage CI/CD. In general can also access Openstack Wiki, Gerrit, Ask Openstack, IRC, Stackalytics, etc through the application dashboard.

  • Contributors: App dashboard integrated with are Launchpad, OpenStack Wiki, Gerrit, Ask OpenStack, IRC, Stackalytics, etc. 

Solution Features: 
To discuss about 'Service Sentinel' solution features, below are some applicable operational use-cases where Services Sentinel can be used by the main end-users:

  • Service Providers - Maintain service catalogue, monitor competitor(s) and comparative study, market products, capacity planning, etc.

  • DevOps Team - Automated testing and deployment updates related to Gerrit, Git, Jenkins, zuul, puppet, storyboard, etc.

  • Lab Management - Template handling for workspace and network environment, manage resources and user groups.

  • Contributors - Bugs and blueprint management mapped with Gerrit IDs, monitor individual and company contributions.

  • Common features - OpenStack Wiki, join IRC, release and summit updates, providing feedbacks, filtered results, RSS feeds, share options, receive notifications for tasks, single place to access all profiles (Launchpad, Gerrit, Storyboard, GIT, etc), ask forum and help section.

What we present and demo:
As part of the presentation we cover the ideation behind Service Sentinel, the architecture and the applicable use-cases that will enable user to leverage Service Sentinel.

In the Service Sentinel demo, we showcase user-role specific dashboards integrated with tools and interfaced with open-APIs that can be directly consumed for information.

The demo consists of a-day-with-Service-Sentinel:

  • Service Providers/Enterprise users: Market and compare their Openstack products and services anytime, to make a direct channel with the customers, monitor the timelines and have direct reporting

  • Devops users: Track bugs related to deployments, operations and integration on storyboard as part of end-to-end CI/CD process

  • Lab users: Handling Lab resources, managing scale-up/scale-down

  • Developer: Clone/change/submit changes pertaining to launchpad project. Collaborate with other developers/contributors on the go.

Key Benefits: 

  • Unified Openstack services management

  • Effective business decisions

  • Improved customer engagement

  • Efficient Resource Management

  • Build direct Marketing channel

  • Complex Reporting

  • IRC chats on the go

  • Openstack Wiki updates

  • Monitor automated tests, studies and services

  • No more vendor dependency

  • Personalize and Interact

  • Fast results and increased productivity

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Partha Datta

Delivery Manager and Business Development, TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES (TCS)
Partha is the Deputy Head of Technology Business Unit’ Next-Generation initiatives (Software Defined Networking, Virtualization, Wireless technologies, Devices and Semi-conductors). With an experience of 16 years across leading telecom equipment vendors located in the US and Europe... Read More →
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Swati Sharma

Lead Solutions Engineer-NextGen Technologies, TCS
Swati Sharma is a Lead Solutions Engineer in the Telecom Business Unit at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), focusing on Virtualization-OpenStack. With an experience of around four years, Swati is an avid contributor to OpenStack community – blueprints, bug fixes and ideation of solution... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 11:50am - 12:30pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

12:35pm JST

Midokura- Trouble shooting OpenStack and MidoNet
Troubleshooting for Neutron can be a very difficult and confusing procedure. Network issues can cause problems at various points in the OpenStack cloud. This session will provide the best practices for monitoring and troubleshooting OpenStack Neutron and MidoNet. We will do a demo of the techniques to trace flows through the virtual network using big data analytics.


Mike Ford

Director of Services and Support, Midokura

Thursday October 29, 2015 12:35pm - 12:55pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

1:00pm JST

Hitachi - IaaS Solution for the Enterprise With OpenStack Using ESX, KVM, Ironic, LPAR
Hitachi will share their experience using OpenStack to deploy an IaaS solution that leverages multiple deployment options including ESX, KVM, Ironic (baremetal) and Hitachi logical partition capability (LPAR) for enterprise workloads.


Masaki Kimura

Senior Engineer, Platform Service Dept., IT Platform Solutions and Services, Hitachi, Ltd.

Albert Tan

Director, Global Product Management, Hitachi Data Systems

Thursday October 29, 2015 1:00pm - 1:20pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

1:25pm JST

Brocade- NFV Orchestration Demo with OpenStack Tacker
OpenStack Tacker is a new service that addresses NFV Orchestration and VNF Manager use cases using the ETSI MANO architecture. It is a generic VNF manager that supports basic lifecycle management of VNFs, as well as health monitoring and self-healing capabilities. Tacker can be integrated with the Brocade SDN Controller (BSC) for applying service specific configurations to VNFs using south-bound interfaces like NETCONF. We will first demonstrate Tacker’s VNF management functionality using Brocade’s VNFs; vRouter 5600, and vEPC. Along with VNF lifecycle management, we will also demonstrate how the vRouter 5600 is mounted as a NETCONF resource in BSC using the Tacker framework. This demo will highlight the end-end integration between Orchestration and the Brocade SDN controller.


Jeff Rametta

Solutions Architect, Software EngineeringBrocade Communications Systems, Inc.

Thursday October 29, 2015 1:25pm - 1:45pm JST
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)

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