Wednesday, April 17 • 5:20pm - 6:00pm
Using OpenStack In A Traditional Hosting Environment

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EIG/Bluehost is one of the largest hosting companies in the world. The scale of our systems at Bluehost have been rapidly increasing. We are challenged with respect to how to manage such large server farms distributed across multiple data centers that are geographically distant. Although the main stream products at BlueHost still reside on traditional hosting platforms that have their own idiosyncratic requirements, we have been seeking an ideal cloud-based solution for an efficient management system in a highly scalable environment. We chose to leverage Openstack in provisioning tens of thousands of servers while meeting customers’ availability requirements.

In this talk, we will present our use case of Openstack in a traditional hosting environment. Although it can be considered odd or appear to be a conflict between 'traditional hosting' and 'cloud,' Openstack has been a good decision with which we could successfully launch our cloud-based traditional hosting products for dedicated servers and virtual private servers (VPS). We also plan on utilizing other benefits that exist in Cloud technologies so as to improve our hosting products as much as possible. We have learned many useful lessons from our unique experience, including the scalability issues that we faced while operating tens of thousands of servers and the stability issues that each OpenStack subcomponent currently has, as well as the architectural design considerations while using OpenStack. We are interested in sharing with the OpenStack community our experiences and code for some new features that we have added to OpenStack. We would like to obtain feedback from the community and also contribute our experiences back to the community. 


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Jun Park

Sr. Systems Architect, EIG/Bluehost
Dr. Jun Park recently joined EIG/Bluehost as a Sr. Systems Architect. He worked at Samsung in the area of high performance computing in 90's and later obtained his Ph.D. from University of Utah. Before joining EIG/Bluehost, Dr. Park served as one of chief systems architects at NTT/Verio... Read More →
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Mike Wilson

Systems Architect at Mirantis, Mirantis
Mike Wilson comes from a background of large scale multi-datacenter computing and has been doing big OpenStack since the Folsom release. His experience includes upstream development as well as being the principal architect and lead in setting up one of the largest OpenStack deployments... Read More →

Wednesday April 17, 2013 5:20pm - 6:00pm
C120+121+122 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

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