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Tuesday, October 27

11:15am JST

Red Hat - OpenStack's Success With NFV in the Telecommunications Industry (Customer Panel)
OpenStack and network functions virtualization (NFV) has become the telecommunication industry’s first choice for meeting rigorous networking requirements of high reliability, low latency, and massive scalability. In this customer panel, industry leaders China Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and Telus Communications share their real-world experience and lessons learned deploying OpenStack for NFV. Moderated by Red Hat’s VP of Worldwide Service Provider Sales, Darrell Jordan-Smith, join us to hear more about their success with OpenStack for NFV. 

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Michael Bagg

Cloud Architect, TELUS Communications Inc.
I am an architect on TELUS Communication Inc.'s Cloud & Infrastructure Architecture Team. I support a number of OpenStack PoCs (a full time job!), and am passionate about network and storage technologies. (Maybe one day, compute). I live in Vancouver, BC. and am an avid skiier... Read More →
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Darrell Jordan-Smith

Senior Vice President of TME & Industries, Red Hat
Currently located in Santa Clara, USA, Darrell leads a team of industry sales experts who work closely with leading Information & Communications Technology (ICT) clients to develop cost-effective architectures for next generation networks. Darrell worked for a number of companies... Read More →
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Fernando (Fred) Oliveira

Fellow, Technology Strategy, Architecture and Planning group, Verizon
Fernando (Fred) Oliveira is a Fellow in Verizon’s Network Technology Strategy, Architecture and Planning group, currently working on Network Automation Architecture.Fred leads the ONAP Orchestration Scenarios/ETSI Alignment Task Force and participates in several ONAP sub-committees.Fred... Read More →

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

12:05pm JST

CTC (ITOCHU Techno-Solutions) - Japan's OpenStack Market Potential:How to be Successful in the Cloud - 日本のOpenStack市場の状況と、成功のためのアプローチ
We would like to share know-hows and the problems we encountered through the OpenStack business in Japan.  In order to succeed in OpenStack business, we need to understand the 
Japanese company’s cultures.  For example, most Japanese companies suffer from sectionalism between departments: executives, planning sector and engineers. Which leads to 
ineffectiveness even with OpenStack infrastructure.  In this session, you will understand "How to succeed in Japanese Cloud Business."

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Hiroshi Koiwai

Deputy General Manager, CTC (ITOCHU Techno-Solutions)
Hiroshi Koiwai has been active mainly on infrastructure technology several years and leads an organization of OSS/Cloud technical development & promotion recently.
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Francesco Paola

CEO, Solinea
Francesco Paola is the Co-founder and CEO of Solinea, a leader in helping global enterprises adopt Open Infrastructure solutions.Working in executive capacities in Asia, Europe and the United States, Francesco has over 20 years of leadership experience in diverse industries, where... Read More →

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

2:00pm JST

Mirantis- OpenStack 7.0 vs. RHEL OSP7
How do the two major OpenStack distributions compare? Let’s find out by comparing Mirantis OpenStack 7.0 vs. Red Hat RHEL OSP7. We probably shouldn’t be conducting a session like this, but then again, Mirantis is known for doing things we are not supposed to. This session will objectively cover a hands-on evaluation of these two OpenStack distributions. Well, it might not exactly be 100% objective, but we do guarantee fun!

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Bruce Mathews

Senior Solution architect, Mirantis
Bruce has been a Senior Solutions Architect in the computer industry for forty-one years, working at multiple technology companies including Mirantis, HP, Sun and Symbolics. Bruce has been involved with the Open Source community since 2000. Bruce was a member of Hewlett-Packard’s... Read More →
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Joseph Yep

Joseph is the Sr. Manager of Technical Marketing at Mirantis. He has 15 years of experience in data center operations including HPC, computer networking, and SAN. His background in SAN grew into data center networking and eventually to cloud services. Joseph first got involved with... Read More →

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

2:50pm JST

EMC- Battle of the Titans: Real-time Demonstration of Ceph vs. ScaleIO Performance for Block Storage
It’s the battle of the titans! Or at least, a storage of how David (ScaleIO) crushes Goliath (Ceph) with 6x the performance! You read the blog posting (http://cloudscaling.com/blog/cloud-computing/killing-the-storage-unicorn-purpose-built-scaleio-spanks-multi-purpose-ceph-on-performance/), now see it live. We’ll run Ceph side by side against ScaleIO and measure block storage performance using a live system. Let’s put these distributed storage systems through their paces and test performance of a few different configurations then discuss why architectural differences lead to the huge performance gap. Then we’ll go through audience Q&A on ScaleIO architecture and design principles. Audience members who ask questions will be eligible to win a free giveaway!

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Randy Bias

VP Technology, Emerging Technology Division, EMC
His prescient views on the profound disruption caused by cloud computing have made Randy Bias one of the industry’s most influential voices. He is an evangelist who was among the first to articulate the generational transition of IT from the “first platform” (mainframe computing... Read More →
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Jeff Thomas

Director, System Engineer, ScaleIO, EMC
Jeff is the global lead for the Scale IO Presales team. By concentrating on advanced virtualization architectural concepts and methodologies, Jeff and his team are dedicated to understanding market trends as they relate to customer business priorities.   With more than 20 years... Read More →

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

3:40pm JST

VMware- Yahoo Japan and VMware present : What you need to know about OpenStack + VMware
VMware has been busy integrating SDDC products with OpenStack. We have strong OpenStack integrations for both infrastructure products such as vSphere for Nova, NSX for neutron, VMFS for Cinder;  and  operational products such as vCenter, vRealize Operations, LogInsight. With the Vmware Integrated OpenStack distribution launched in 2015, we are aggressively simplifying some of the key OpenStack challenges such as deployment, upgrade, patching etc. In this session we will describe VMware strategy, engagement with OpenStack community and overall efforts to realize OpenStack clouds for customers.We will be joined by our collaborators from Yahoo Japan who will add their perspective on importance of OpenStack. YJ will highlight various approaches to building OpenStack cloud. We will get insights into their decision to use Vmware for OpenStack and perspectives on leveraging VIO for building OpenStack cloud. Looking forward to engaging with you all at the session. Come join us!

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Arvind Soni

Lead VIO Product Manager, VMware, Inc
Arvind is lead product manager for all things OpenStack at Vmware. He is responsible for upstream Vmware drivers as well Vmware Integrated OpenStack (VIO). Arvind has over 15years industry experience and has been working on OpenStack for 3years. Prior to Vmware, Arvind has worked... Read More →

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

4:40pm JST

Fujitsu- Introduction of Fujitsu's OpenStack Approach
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. In this session, we'll introduce Fujitsu's OpenStack approach. Fujitsu has been a Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation since 2013, contributing to improve Ironic, Swift, Documantation, Monasca and so on. Fujitsu becomes a Gold member in August, we are continually working to improve its functionality and quality through its own internal use of OpenStack.

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Shigehiro Yoshikawa

Manager of Platform Software Development, Fujitsu

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

5:30pm JST

Dell- The Journey to Enterprise
What does it take to make OpenStack Enterprise primetime ready? In this session we will review feedback compiled from enterprise users of the  features and KEY capabilities required for mainstream deployments of OpenStack. We will then  discuss and review how Dell, Red Hat and Intel are collaborating across multiple OpenStack projects to fill these gaps. This session will review capabilities like: common log format, tenant high availability, services high availability, rolling upgrades, deployment, management improvements and much more.  We will also outline our continuing plans to develop and refine these capabilities.


Nick Barcet

Director of Product Management, Red Hat
Nick is the Director of Product Management for OpenStack at Red Hat. Nick joined Red Hat in June 2014, as part of the acquisition of eNovance, where he was and still is VP of Products. Prior to that role, Nick was Ubuntu Server and Cloud Product manager at Canonical, where he participated... Read More →
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Randy Perryman

Principal Network Engineer, Dell, Inc.
With a background in the IT industry, designing and implementing networks, server infrastructure, and network services for data centers, specific applications and facilities. Randy brings to the Dell Big Data and Cloud Solution team his experience in creating architecture of Servers... Read More →

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

11:15am JST

inwinSTACK- Heat Up Your Stack: Deep Dive to Heat, Learn How to Orchestrate Your Cloud
Heat Provide great resource management abilities to OpenStack, a lot of fancy projects came out base on Heat’s orchestration abilities. A lot of OpenStack environment installed with Heat, but didn’t know how to use it well. Zombie resource happens, and this is very bad for cloud management.

We will give examples to operators and developers for how you can manage your cloud smartly by taking advantage of Heat.

Also deep dive into Heat’s features: “Convergence” and “SoftwareDeployment” for developers.

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Rico Lin

Chief OpenStack Technologist, inwinSTACK
Rico Lin, Chief OpenStack Technologist, inwinSTACK, the Lead of OpenStack team in inwinSTACK, which is a OpenStack service consultant company. Our team focused on OpenStack contributions and all relative projects development. Rico start working with OpenStack since Havana and start... Read More →

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

12:05pm JST

Nimble Storage - Yahoo! Japan and Nimble collaboration to drive OpenStack community and future contribution plan
Yahoo! JAPAN, who operates Japanese largest portal site, is a leader of OpenStack community in Japan. Their strategy is to have co-creation between providers and users to contribute each knowledge to the community. This session introduces Why and how they drive this co-creation with vendors including Nimble Storage.

Then Nimble Storage introduce why Nimble fits cluster file systems. we will examine use cases for Docker containers, Nova instances and Manila file shared service. We will explain a best practice for deploying shared-disk file systems on OpenStack storage covering how the cluster file systems can provide concurrency, failover and access transparency. In addition an analysis of their performance characteristics will be presented.

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Takuya Ito

Takuya Ito is a Sr. Manager of Infrastructure Engineering and OpenStack Blackbelt at Yahoo! JAPAN. His main Responsibility is the design and planning for all OpenStack environment in Yahoo! JAPAN.
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Jay Wang

Principal Solutions Engineer, Nimble Storage
Jay Wang is a Principal Solutions Engineer at Nimble Storage. He leads solutions effort in areas of management/API integration for virtualization and emerging cloud technologies. He is the contributor to the Nimble Cinder volume driver. Prior to Nimble Storage, Jay was at HP, 3PAR... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 12:05pm - 12:45pm JST

2:00pm JST

Huawei - OpenStack Enabled Hybrid Cloud
Openstack itself can be a hybrid cloud orchestrator. We can manage Openstack/ vCloud/ AWS and other different cloud by using unified Openstack API, and we can also move workload across different clouds with zero configuration.

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Dennis Gu

Chief Architect of Cloud Computing, Huawei
Dennis Gu is the Chief Architect of Cloud Computing and leading the technical planning and architecture designing of Huawei Cloud OS FusionSphere, and convergent infrastructure FusionCube. He is also the member of the planning group of “China Cloud” project of Ministry of Science... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm JST

2:50pm JST

Cleversafe - KDDI and Cleversafe present: web-scale Storage for a Data-Driven World
Today’s data-driven world is creating significant challenges to capture, secure and deliver data. Both consumers and IT organizations are looking to cloud-based solutions to solve these challenges in a reliable, secure and cost-effective way. KDDI, a leading telco company in Japan, teamed with Cleversafe to deliver such solutions for both consumer protection as well as enterprise collaboration and security. 
KDDI and Cleversafe will jointly discuss how KDDI is delivering OpenStack compatible web-scale storage solutions for both consumers and enterprises.

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Takeshi Maehara

Group Leader, KCPS Design and Develop, KDDI
Takeshi Maehara is the Group Leader for KCPS Design and Develop at KDDI. In his current role, he manages several teams that are responsible for platform development around KDDI's KCPS and Au Cloud solutions. In line with KDDI's mission to deliver the best global services, Takeshi... Read More →
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John Morris

President & CEO, Cleversafe
John Morris joined Cleversafe in 2013 after 30 years of growing enterprise technology businesses. Most recently, as EVP of Worldwide Field Operations at Juniper Networks, he added more than a billion dollars to Juniper’s top line. Previously, as President/COO he led Pay By Touch... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 2:50pm - 3:30pm JST

3:40pm JST

Yahoo! Japan Builds an OpenStack Enterprise Storage Architecture for Japan's Largest Internet Portal
Yahoo! is a well-known telecommunication company in Japan and operates Japan’s largest portal site “Yahoo! Japan” offering a wide variety of web services. They use OpenStack for their private Cloud Platform for application development and its Service Platform, with more than 50,000 instances on OpenStack in operation.

Yahoo! found that they had to refresh their private cloud infrastructure to resolve its IT challenges, including an increasing operational management burden. The decision was made to deploy OpenStack to support its growing business, and in the process adopt enterprise storage to support its OpenStack environment in partnership with NetApp.

This session will focus on the factors that drove Yahoo! Japan to move to an OpenStack solution, and the considerations and requirements that led to a solution addressing significant data management requirements including:

  • Highly available storage to realize non-disruptive operation of OpenStack-based cloud infrastructure

  • Improved storage efficiency technology and increased storage efficiency

  • Data protection capabilities to build DR environment connecting remote data centers



Senior Systems Engineer, NetApp
Pre-sales engineer mainly working with communications and IT service providers.Five years with NetApp. I provided consulting services in my previous job with an integrated vendor. I makes recommendations to companies on how to utilize storage in an OpenStack environment.
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Daisuke Masaki

Storage Engineer - Yahoo! Japan, Yahoo! JAPAN
Daisuke Masaki is Storage Engineer with Yahoo! Japan. Yahoo! Japan provides largest potal site in Japan. Daisuke has worked for 3 years at Yahoo! Japan.

Wednesday October 28, 2015 3:40pm - 4:20pm JST

4:40pm JST

How OpenStack is implemented at GMO Public Cloud service offering
GMO Internet started using OpenStack in 2011for their internal deployment. Through this experience, they deployed OpenStack to start their public cloud services as the following.

  • Onamae VPS (Domain Name service) in 2012

  • ConoHa (Hosting Service) in 2013- GMO Application Cloud in 2014

  • Onamae.com Cloud (IaaS Cloud Server) in 2014

  • ConoHa (Renewal for Hosting Service) in 2015

Currently, GMO Internet is using Diablo, Grizzly, Havana, Juno.

In this session, we will explain how GMO Internet deployed OpenStack into our Public Cloud service for “ConoHa” and “GMO Application Cloud”. We will show the technical background, what components of OpenStack is actually used in those services and how those deployment brought the advantage to the service.

  • Why we chose OpenStack

  • Architecture of ConoHa back end infrastructure

  • 2 different deployment of OpenStack for those 2 public cloud services

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Naoto Gohko

Naoto-Gohko, GMO Internet, Inc.
our product by OpenStack. ConoHa public cloud; https//www.conoha.jp/en/ GMO AppsCloud; https://cloud.gmo.jp/en/
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Hironobu Saitoh

Technical Evangelist, GMO Internet, Inc.

Wednesday October 28, 2015 4:40pm - 5:20pm JST

5:30pm JST

The Cloud-enabled DBA of the 21st Century
Database-as-a-service (DBaaS), to some, appears to commoditize the knowledge of a longtime stalwart of the corporate IT department, the DBA. Viewed in the broader context of where enterprise IT is headed, DBAs will be the primary beneficiaries of DBaaS services based on Trove: more time spent data modelling and understanding business requirements, less time scripting backups and configuring replication topologies.

This talk will engage the audience to begin thinking about how cloud-enablement and database-as-a-service will alter not only the view of the enterprise DBA but also their value to the organization.

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Alex Tomic

Member of Technical Staff
Alex is currently a Member of Technical staff with Tesora, the Trove company. He spent a number of years architecting and administering MySQL and PostgreSQL infrastructures at scale in the online media and financial sectors, in addition to the later development of MoSQL, an experimental... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 5:30pm - 6:10pm JST
Thursday, October 29

9:50am JST

99.999% Available OpenStack Cloud - A Builder's Guide
High availability is a very important and frequently discussed topic for clouds at the infrastructure level. There are several concepts to provide a HA-ready OpenStack. And also software defined storage like Ceph is highly available with no single point of failure.

But what about HA if you bring OpenStack and Ceph together? How do they work together and what are the impacts on the availability of your OpenStack cloud infrastructure from the tenant or application point of view?

How does the design of your classic high-available data center, e.g. with two fire compartments, power backup, and redundant power and network lines impact your cluster setup? There are many different scenarios of potential failures. What does this mean regarding building and managing failure zones, especially in case of technologies like Ceph which need to be able to build a quorum to keep up running.

This talk will cover:

  • Failure scenarios and their impact on OpenStack and Ceph availability

  • Which components of the cloud need a quorum

  • How to setup the infrastructure to ensure a quorum

  • How the different quorum devices work together and if they guarantee the HA of your cloud

  • Pitfalls and solutions

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Danny Al-Gaaf

Senior Cloud Technologist, Deutsche Telekom AG
Danny Al-Gaaf is a Senior Cloud Technologist working for Deutsche Telekom. As a Ceph upstream developer he is a driver for using Ceph at Deutsche Telekom. For the last 15 years his professional focus has been on Linux and open source. He works actively in several upstream communities... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 9:50am - 10:30am JST

11:00am JST

Disaster Recovery Your Cloud: One More Choice Than Volume Replication
Disaster recovery is an important capability of cloud system. Enterprise pay much attention to DR and ensure their applications are able to survive large scale disasters. Openstack now have volume based replication in Cinder project, it make users could failover and failback their volume by leveraged replication feature in storage backends when disaster happened. But that's not only way to gain DR capability, we would like to share our DR solution and we will introduce how does it work on hypervisor level. We will compare this solution and volume based replication and show the advantages/disadvantages about it. We wish this kind of DR solution will bring one more choice to Enterprise users and their cloud.

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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 →
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wang hao

Software Engineer
Wang Hao is a Software Engineer at Huawei Technologies. He is part of the OpenStack development team at Huawei. Wang Hao has continued to be active in the OpenStack community as a contributor to the Cinder and Nova projects.

Thursday October 29, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am JST

11:50am JST

Turning Pets Into Cattle: A Demonstration to Provoke Discussion
There have been lots of discussions in the cloud world about traditional 3-tier application workloads that are highly managed (i.e. Pets) and their modern web-counterpart workloads that are scalable, resilient, and fault tolerant (i.e. Cattle). But how does one migrate business critical applications from a "simple" virtualized world into a hybrid-cloud based on OpenStack?

This talk walks through moving a running web application from one such virtualized 3-tier world into an OpenStack-based cloud world and the sorts of changes that need to be considered for re-architecting the app and re-deploying it into the cloud. The steps are meant to provoke conversations and should not be considered a recipe book.

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Yih Leong Sun

Senior Software Cloud Architect, Intel Corporation
Leong accumulated more than 15 years of experience in software development and infrastructure deployment. He obtained PhD Computer Science (Multi-Cloud Infrastructure) in 2013. He spent the past 7 years on Multi-Cloud infrastructure development. He currently serves as a Senior Software... Read More →
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Stephen Walli

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Stephen is a principal program manager working in the Azure team at Microsoft. Prior to that he was a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Stephen has been a technical executive, a founder, a writer, a systems developer, a software construction geek, and a standards... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 11:50am - 12:30pm JST

1:50pm JST

Running Private Cloud OpenStack as a Business
Hear Andrew Mitry discuss how building out an enterprise wide infrastructure as a service can be challenging. Learn how Comcast navigated challenges such as leadership buy-in, internal “sales”, showback/chargeback, internal consulting, scaling and more.

Michael Bradford discusses what organizational structures worked well for Comcast and how they were able to build an internal vibrant community among their end users.

Chris Mauritz will delineate identified best practices and internal use cases for Comcast’s ‘Elastic Cloud’ as experienced within a rapidly expanding OpenStack environment.

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Andrew Mitry

Sr. Distinguished Engineer, Walmart
Andrew Mitry, senior distinguished engineer at Walmart, currently leads architecture for a team that builds and operates one of the largest private clouds run on OpenStack and Ceph. Mitry coordinates among Walmart's development, engineering and operations teams as well as the OpenStack... Read More →
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Megan Rossetti

Senior Engineer, Cloud Technology, Walmart
Megan Rossetti is a project manager with the Comcast OpenStack operations team. She works with the team to set project priorities and meet ever-changing deadlines. In the last four years at Comcast, she has worked on a variety of different projects, and began her OpenStack journey... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 1:50pm - 2:30pm JST

2:40pm JST

Elephant in the Room: What's the TCO for an OpenStack Cloud?
Starting with building a total cost of ownership (TCO) of an OpenStack cloud, we examine the strategic knobs you have available to tune to provide the best solution for your organization. We will introduce the TCO model, as well as using standard financial accounting practices to build a basis for calculating the value your OpenStack cloud provides your organization.

The presentation will provide a basic overview of the accounting principles required, but to get the most out of the model, it helps if you share and talk through with your finance team.

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Massimo Ferrari

Cloud Management Strategy Director, Red Hat
Massimo is Strategy Director in the Management BU @ Red Hat shaping the overall cloud strategy, including the following products and solutions: - CloudForms (cloud management platform)- Satellite (OS and app lifecycle management)- OpenStack (IaaS) management layer- Red Hat Enterprise... Read More →
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Erich Morisse

Cloud Management Strategy Director @ Red Hat, Red Hat
Erich is Director of Strategy in the Red Hat's Management business unit, responsible for shaping the overall business through product strategy, M&A, AR, and PR. In prior roles at Red Hat, Erich launched their global Financial Services market and the Cloud business in the Americas... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 2:40pm - 3:20pm JST

3:30pm JST

Korejanai Story: How To Integrate OpenStack Into Your Business Strategy
We're receiving a customer's inquiry like this: "Hey, we need to replace our application platform. Can you explain OpenStack? It is good and cheap, isn't it?". Unfortunately, we have seen many people get disappointed after the meeting with this word: "Korejanai! (It's Not This!)". The more people get to know the name of OpenStack, the more disappointments we should see.

It seems that there should be some gap between expectation and reality.

Of course people need to accept the mindset change like "Pet vs. Cattle" discussion for cloud native applications. Not only that, they need to know how to integrate OpenStack into their business strategy.

In this session, we'll present actual "Korejanai" story and discuss how we can avoid disappointment from business strategic perspective.


Kensuke Ishizu

Platform Engineer at NTT DATA
Kensuke Ishizu is a platform engineer at NTT DATA. He has a wide range of expertise in cloud platform. He is now engaged in platform planning project as a technical consultant.
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Kentaro Takeda

Technical Consultant
Kentaro Takeda is a technical consultant at NTT DATA. He has worked on infrastructure and platform technology area since 2006. His experience includes Linux kernel (TOMOYO Linux) IaaS and cloud computing (Eucalytpus, OpenStack, AWS) Linux container (Docker) Based on his expertise, he... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 3:30pm - 4:10pm JST

4:30pm JST

雲泥の差 'The Separation Between Clouds and Mud' - Operating OpenStack Private Clouds
雲泥の差 (undei no sa) - the Japanese Proverb which literally translated means: "The separation between clouds and mud", implying there is a vast difference between two things. In practice this session is to focus on the difference between "Installing" an OpenStack cloud, from truly "Operating" that cloud...

OpenStack continues to gain momentum and wide spread adoption across organizations of all shapes and sizes. As these groups progress beyond early proof-of-concept evaluations and look to deploy and operate production clouds, they are often faced with the challenges of what comes on day two and beyond (“Now that I have it installed, what does it take to actually operate an OpenStack cloud?”).

In this session we will explore many of the key lessons we have learned that have come from operating OpenStack private clouds of every size and shape over the last few years as a service provider, and share the best practices that we have developed to enable our teams to not just install, but to operate these clouds…

Join key leaders from the Rackspace support and product organization as they share some of the best practices that we have developed in a number of key areas:

  • Building Teams - How to think about building and organizing teams, what is the culture and environment needed to help them deliver their best?

  • Processes and Enabling Functions - How to instill process and rigidity without impeding your team and your customers?

  • The Virtuous Cycle - Building feedback loops and recognizing the different personas you need to serve

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Steve Ribble

Senior Manager, Operations
Steve Ribble is a Senior Manager of Operations for Rackspace's OpenStack Private Cloud support organization.  For the previous five years, Steve worked closely with Rackspace's largest Enterprise customers and support teams providing operational direction and process improvements... Read More →
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Bryan Thompson

Sr. Director of Product Management
Bryan Thompson is a Sr. Director of Product Management at Rackspace and leads the product team for Rackspace Private Cloud.  Prior to joining Rackspace, Bryan served as VP of Product management at Tier 3 and held product and technology leadership roles at Limelight Networks and Amazon.com... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 4:30pm - 5:10pm JST

5:20pm JST

Capacity Management for the Cloud
Careless capacity management in the cloud can get you into trouble because storage can grow almost invisibly over time. If you wait until the cloud is almost at capacity, two things can happen: 1) hardware lead times can cause you to hit capacity limits before the new hardware arrives, and 2) a sudden spike in instance usage can cause you to hit capacity before you had originally planned. (This can be compounded by #1 if you're not careful.)

After gathering a lot of data from multiple regions of a very large cloud over the course of a year, I was able to see growth patterns over time. These patterns enabled me to determine upper limit percentages (utilization) from which to trigger the hardware ordering process. Couple this with a solid understanding of the lead times from your hardware vendor, and you should be able to keep the cloud from hitting maximum capacity before new hardware is racked, stacked, and assimilated. Working with standard hardware configurations also makes this process faster and easier. You must also keep in mind what “size” of hardware to buy so as to scale out rapidly without causing problems due to a single hardware node failure.

During this session, I’ll discuss:

  1. Best practices to chose a standard hardware configuration that is rapidly scalable and will not cause severe ‘boot storm’ issues if a failure happens

  2. How to plan for initial server counts for a new cloud or region and set apredictable growth trend for usage in that cloud

  3. Recognizing when to trigger the hardware procurement process so that it aligns with projected growth and known vendor lead times

After attending this session you’ll be able to employ capacity management best practices to ensure maximum service uptimes, minimum service disruptions, and ease the transition of capacity expansion. 

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Ernest de Leon

Principal Cloud Solutions Architect, Mirantis
Ernest de Leon is a Principal Cloud Solutions Architect (and Sr. Manager of US Services Engineering) for Mirantis. Ernest is also an Amazon AWS Certified Solutions Architect, with 8 years of experience in the Cloud space (building and operating private clouds as well as designing... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 5:20pm - 6:00pm JST

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