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Monday, April 15
 

9:50am

Getting from Grizzly to Havana: A DevOps Upgrade Pattern

Upgrade Orchestrations are essential! We're both delighted and frustrated by OpenStack's pace of innovation because by the time we get the current release working then new hotness arrives. Last year, it was enough to just install OpenStack, but now we think it's required to have an upgrade plan. As the founders of Crowbar, we are leaders in the cookbook design for OpenStack and have a lot of experience with orchestration for OpenStack deployments. This community discussion about our proposed upgrade pattern reviews our devops recommendations (do NOT mix cookbooks for multiple releases) and orchestration design (dedicated cookbooks for orchestration). If you're interested in cookbooks that are testable and minimize complexity then this session is for you! We want orchestrations between versions that can focus on the specific use-cases around the migration scenarios like incremental, fastest-possible, change of operating system, or VM migration. If you agree that migrations between versions are also very important then look no farther! 


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 →


Monday April 15, 2013 9:50am - 10:30am
A105 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

11:00am

OpenStack on OpenStack: deploying OpenStack via bare-metal

Typical cloud deployments - be it Openstack, Eucalyptus etc - have a separate control layer installed and upgraded using separate tools (which might be hand-configured PXE + preseeding, Crowbar, Cobbler, Orchestra/MAAS, FAI etc). As a result you have two distinct provisioning systems in play, which allows for more operator error and requires increased special cases in automation.

Using Openstack’s bare-metal hypervisor, we are building a fully self contained cloud, where the control layer for the cloud is itself deployed and upgraded via the same cloud API.

Come hear me talk about the challenges involved in bootstrapping and operating such an environment, the benefits it can bring and what you can do with it!

A predecessor of this talk was given at Linux.conf.au in January of this year where it was well received. 


Speakers
avatar for Robert Collins

Robert Collins

Distinguished Technologist, HP Cloud Services
Robert Collins is a Distinguished Technologist in HP Cloud. For the last 6 years he has been walking the fine line between development and operations. He is also a developer on the Debian project, and has contributed to many other projects, including (but certainly not limited to... Read More →


Monday April 15, 2013 11:00am - 11:40am
A105 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

11:50am

Optimizing VM images for OpenStack with KVM/QEMU

OpenStack and KVM/QEMU support a cornucopia of image and disk formats. With so many options it can be difficult to understand all the various trade-offs of these formats.

We will explore some of the more common image formats and disk formats and their trade-offs. We will cover tips and tricks for converting image formats, and working with these images directly. Additionally we will dive into how nova, libvirt, and KVM interact with these formats when doing various operations such as snapshoting and image resizing. We will look at best practices for configuring the guest operating systems such as default login credentials, network configuration, and device/performance optimization. Finally we will look at how to pre-install tools to assist in configuring the OS at VM creation as well as how to interact with the metadata API. 


Speakers
avatar for Chet Burgess

Chet Burgess

Vice President, Engineering, Metacloud
Chet is the Vice President of Engineering and part of the founding team at Metacloud.In that role, he is responsible for all engineering and architecture and helps ensure that the solutions delivered by Metacloud are available, redundant, and scalable. Chet has more than 18 years... Read More →


Monday April 15, 2013 11:50am - 12:30pm
A105 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

1:50pm

Designing your OpenStack Private Cloud: Folsom Edition

Synopsis: There is no easy answer or magic solution when architecting your private cloud. OpenStack is flexible and can be designed in many ways which can be a blessing or a curse. The goal of this talk is to provide guidance on how to start thinking about your private cloud architecture.

I am continuing this series from my operational talks at the Grizzly Summit and would like to make this a standard talk at every summit. We've been working with Folsom for 6 months and will be updated as such. 

Overview:
1. Build with the end in mind (don't paint yourself into an architectural corner)
2. Images and Storage
3. Architecture examples and thoughts for the following environment sizes: a. 1-20 physical nodes
b. 20-100 physical nodes
4. Performance Considerations and Bottlenecks
5. Lessons Learned
6. Operational updates
7. Q/A and Community Input 

 


Speakers
avatar for Ryan Richard

Ryan Richard

Lead Architect, Rackspace
I am an OpenStack Engineer for the OpenStack Private Cloud support team at Rackspace. My team deploys and supports OpenStack Private clouds as well as supporting the new Rackspace Private Cloud software. I've been with Rackspce for 5.5 years and before my current role I was a Linux... Read More →


Monday April 15, 2013 1:50pm - 2:30pm
A105 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

2:40pm

After the Install: Operational Tooling for OpenStack

OpenStack is now installed. Now how do you operate it? How do you perform upgrades? Join Director of Software Development Jason Cannavale, as he demonstrates and discusses the Rackspace Private Cloud approach to operating an OpenStack powered cloud and simplifying the operator experience. 


Speakers
JC

Jason Cannavale

Sr. Director Product Development, Rackspace


Monday April 15, 2013 2:40pm - 3:20pm
A105 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

3:40pm

Ceilometer: From Metering to Metrics

Ceilometer is now one year old, and we just delivered our first synchronized release with OpenStack, our second official release.

During the past 6 months, and as a follow up to the intense discussions we had at the last summit, we delivered a much more robust
solution which perimeter and architecture has been extended from just metering to metric gathering at large accross all OpenStack projects.

This talk will first shortly go back on the project history, then explain the architecture evolution and uses cases it now permit and will close by explaining how you can put Ceilometer into action on your own projects. 


Speakers
avatar for Nick (Nicolas) Barcet

Nick (Nicolas) Barcet

Director of Product Management - OpenStack, 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 VP of Products. Prior to that role, Nick was Ubuntu Server and Cloud Product manager at Canonical, where he participated... Read More →
avatar for Julien Danjou

Julien Danjou

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
I'm a Free Software hacker working at Red Hat. I've been contributing to open source projects for more than 15 years now, in various area, such as Debian, Freedesktop, awesome, Python or Emacs. Since 2011, I work on OpenStack Telemetry and act as its current Project Team Leade... Read More →


Monday April 15, 2013 3:40pm - 4:20pm
A105 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

4:30pm

Standup HA OpenStack with open Puppet manifests in under 20 minutes... for goat

Boris from Russia here... We do much OpenStack at Mirantis. Much customer ask us to make cloud controller is highly available. Also much customer is cheap and ask only free, open source stuff in their cloud. At Mirantis we like make customer happy, so we make puppet recipe to make very highly available OpenStack for free. In this talk I make simple demonstration that even a goat that had a lot of vodka can understand how is use open puppet recipes to make highly available OpenStack and pay zero rubles to anyone. Also, a goat. 


Speakers
avatar for Boris Renski

Boris Renski

Co-Founder and CMO at Mirantis, Mirantis


Monday April 15, 2013 4:30pm - 5:10pm
A105 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

5:20pm

Chef for OpenStack Overview

The open source configuration management and automation framework Chef is used to deploy and manage many large public and private installations of OpenStack and supports a wide variety of deployment scenarios. Chef for OpenStack is a project based on the healthy exchange of code, ideas and documentation for deploying and operating OpenStack with Chef. With involvement from Intel, AT&T, Dell, HP,

Rackspace and many others there is a community of collaboration between users, developers and operators. This session will discuss the currently available resources and documentation, the evolution and layout of the project and the roadmap going forward. 


Speakers
avatar for Matt Ray

Matt Ray

Director of Partner Integration, Chef Software, Inc.
Matt Ray is an open source hacker working as the Director of Partner Integration for the systems automation platform and company Chef. He is an active open source contributor, resides in Austin, blogs at LeastResistance.net and is @mattray on Twitter, IRC and GitHub.


Monday April 15, 2013 5:20pm - 6:00pm
A105 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232
 
Tuesday, April 16
 

11:00am

A Swift Benchmarking Tool

A lot of effort has gone into cloud storage peformance benchmarking, both of swift and other cloud stacks and part of the result is a lot of confusion in the numbers, in large part because there is no standard. This is further complicated because some implementations are written in java, some in python and some in raw curl. Furthermore, the underlying libraries themselves can cause variances as they do not all use the same buffer sizes, enable/disable ssl-compression and probably other parameters as well.

I would like to talk about our benchmarking methodologies at HP as well as describe a tool suite I've developed that implements them and share some results of benchmarking our own OpenStack implementation. One thing I've discovered over previous months of testing is that both latency and cpu overhead can have a major impact on performance and those are captured as well, something most tools typically don't report.

The tools are written in python and use the OpenStack python-swiftclient library. 


Speakers
avatar for Mark Seger

Mark Seger

HP
Mark has spent the last 15 years first working in High Performnce Computing, both building monitoring tools and troubleshooting performance problems on large compute clusters and then applying those experieces to OpenStack Clouds,.  He is also the author of collectl, an open source... Read More →


Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:40am
C123+C124 (Portland Convention Center)

11:00am

Heat RefStack - A reference implementation of OpenStack

The OpenStack project does an insane amount of automated testing as part of the development cycle, but up until now there has been no corresponding testing that can be performed against running public clouds. While we want to do that, before we can test other people's clouds for compatibility, we need to be able to express what it is they need to be compatible with.

Enter RefStack

It turns out that OpenStack is rich enough now to express a reference implementation in terms of itself, using heat templates. Some people think that's a great end to itself - deploy your OpenStack using OpenStack - but others are not quite as sure about that yet, and have significant investment in things like chef, puppet, crowbar or cobbler. To meet the needs of expressing a useful set of testable information and not leave that specification as an academic exercise, or as the recipient of more tool wars - we've come up with a plan to have the heat templates describe the state, the "what" if you will, and to describe a clear boundary line across which metadata is passed to the tools on the individual nodes that will turn that metadata into configuration.

Over the course of the talk, we'll discuss:

  • refstack itself
  • heat template design
  • crowbar integration
  • os-config-applier

 


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 →
avatar for Monty Taylor

Monty Taylor

Red Hat


Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:40am
A105 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

11:50am

Hadoop for OpenStack Log Analysis

Let’s discuss Hadoop for OpenStack log analysis! Hadoop can support operational monitoring, troubleshooting, and capacity planning in a consistent and open way. We’ll share the work we’ve started, and lead an interactive discussion of different approaches already in play. Our goal is to collaborate on the best patterns for different deployment environments. 


Speakers
avatar for Mike Pittaro

Mike Pittaro

Architect, Revolutionary Cloud Solutions, Dell, Dell


Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:50am - 12:30pm
C123+C124 (Portland Convention Center)

11:50am

nova-network: The Dirty Details

Even with Quantum lingering right around the corner, nova-network still has its place in existing OpenStack clouds and will be used in the immediate future for many deployments. The goal of this talk is to provide in depth information about nova-network and items to consider when architecting your cloud.

OpenStack Expertise Level: Beginner - Intermediate with good working knowledge of networking, linux networking and iptables. 

Overview:

1) nova-network overview

2) nova-network options

3) iptables and ebtables 

4) Floating IPs

5) Considerations for integrating into your existing network

6) Example architectures

7) Q/A 

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Ryan Richard

Ryan Richard

Lead Architect, Rackspace
I am an OpenStack Engineer for the OpenStack Private Cloud support team at Rackspace. My team deploys and supports OpenStack Private clouds as well as supporting the new Rackspace Private Cloud software. I've been with Rackspce for 5.5 years and before my current role I was a Linux... Read More →


Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:50am - 12:30pm
A105 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

1:50pm

DevOps Panel
Moderators
avatar for Dan

Dan

Consultant
Does stuff with computers.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen

Cisco, Director of Product Management
Mike Cohen is Director of Product Management at Cisco Systems where leads open source development for the Insieme business unit. Mike began his career as an early engineer on VMware's hypervisor team and subsequently worked in infrastructure product management on Google and Big Switch... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Jackson

Kevin Jackson

Principal RPC Engineer, Rackspace
I've been using OpenStack since the first release in 2010, and have been working at Rackspace as an OpenStack Specialist within EMEA for 4 years where I am involved in architecting, assisting support, training and professional services engagements. More information can be found at... Read More →
avatar for Shriram Natarajan

Shriram Natarajan

VP, Technology Consulting, Persistent Systems
Shriram is a senior technology and software engineering executive with a terrific record of success in software architecture, technical and operational management, product development, and delivery. He has been instrumental enabling Persistent customers to move their product infrastructure... Read More →
JP

James Penick

Principal Architect, Yahoo!
From ticket monkey to architect, James's boots have been on the ground in nearly all aspects of large scale production engineering. James is passionate about automation, security, resiliency, and designing for scale.  No stranger to 2am emergencies, he's also passionate about BCP... Read More →
avatar for Travis Tripp

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 →


Tuesday April 16, 2013 1:50pm - 2:30pm
A105 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

1:50pm

Images for Private Cloud: Automating Image Builds for OpenStack

This discussion will cover how to use existing tool chains (oz, boxgrinder, veewee) to automate building homogenous, patched OS images for cloud consumers, as well as functionally testing and deploying your images using continuous integration. 


Speakers
avatar for Ryan Yard

Ryan Yard

Architect, Rackspace


Tuesday April 16, 2013 1:50pm - 2:30pm
C123+C124 (Portland Convention Center)

2:40pm

Fine-grained monitoring Swift in the HP Cloud

One of the great challenges of of monitoring any large cluster is how much data to collect and how often to collect it. Those responsible for managing the cloud infrastructure want to see everything collected centrally which places limits on how much and how often. Developers on the other hand want to see as much detail as they can at as high a frequency as reasonable without impacting the overall cloud performance.

To address what seems to be conflicting requirements, we've chosen a hybrid model at HP. Like many others, we have a centralized monitoring system that records a set of key system metrics for all servers at the granularity of 1 minute, but at the same time we do fine-grained local monitoring on each server of hundreds of metrics every second so when there are problems that need more details than are available centrally, one can go to the servers in question to see exactly what was going on at any specific time.

The tool of choice for this fine-grained monitoring is the open source tool collectl, which additionally has an extensible api. It is through this api that we've developed a swift monitoring capability to not only capture the number of gets, put, etc every second, but using collectl's colmux utility, we can also display these in a top-like formact to see exactly what all the object and/or proxy servers are doing in real-time.

We've also developer a second cability that allows one to see what the Virtual Machines are doing on each compute node in terms of CPU, disk and network traffic. This data can also be displayed in real-time with colmux.

This talk will briefly introduce the audience to collectl's capabilities but more importantly show how it's used to augment any existing centralized monitoring infrastructure. 


Speakers
avatar for Mark Seger

Mark Seger

HP
Mark has spent the last 15 years first working in High Performnce Computing, both building monitoring tools and troubleshooting performance problems on large compute clusters and then applying those experieces to OpenStack Clouds,.  He is also the author of collectl, an open source... Read More →


Tuesday April 16, 2013 2:40pm - 3:20pm
C123+C124 (Portland Convention Center)

2:40pm

Ops Panel: Infrastructure Reference Architectures

Join this panel of infrastructure and cloud hardware experts in a spirited discussion about what works (and what does not) for OpenStack deployments.  We’ve assembled hardware and solution vendors together in a panel so that operators can learn from their field experience.  We’ll also be hearing about what makes individual offerings advantaged for OpenStack and how to build a cloud that can scale.


Moderators
avatar for Josh Kleinpeter

Josh Kleinpeter

Sr. Technical Director, AT&T
I'm a software developer masquerading as a manager. I love developing software. Making servers pretend they are software is currently my passion.

Speakers
avatar for Randy Bias

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 →
avatar for Randy Perryman

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 →
avatar for Rick Roeling

Rick Roeling

Software Architect, Hewlett-Packard
Delivering production private cloud solutions to HP customers.
avatar for Robert Starmer

Robert Starmer

Principal Cloud Architect, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Robert Starmer is the Principle Cloud Engineer for Cisco's Systems Development Unit, supporting Cloud solutions development for the IT systems market, and has 20 years of experience working with systems automation and orchestration, from physical boot service translation, to virtual... Read More →


Tuesday April 16, 2013 2:40pm - 3:20pm
A105 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

3:40pm

Deploying and Managing OpenStack with Heat

How different are servers from VMs? Do we need special tools to manage servers, or can we adapt a more cloud-like pattern in managing them at scale? Heat has been designed to deploy cloud applications on top of OpenStack. But with Nova Baremetal, the line blurs between cloud and real server. As part of the OpenStack - on OpenStack, or "TripleO" project, we're excited to use Heat to manage a complete deployment of OpenStack. We'll be sharing the various techniques we make use of in Heat to leverage its orchestration capabilities in fully automating the deployment and management of OpenStack. 


Speakers

Tuesday April 16, 2013 3:40pm - 4:20pm
A105 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

3:40pm

OpenStack Capacity Planning

From a public cloud big enough to make Jeff Bezos crap his pants, down to a single-node DevStack environment under VirtualBox, this talk will cover why scale matters and what you must take into account when planning an OpenStack deployment. Scalability details of specific OpenStack components (compute, block and object storage, and networking), their inherent limits, and effective workarounds will be discussed along with a review of a few deployments that worked and others that didn’t. 


Speakers
avatar for Christopher Aedo

Christopher Aedo

Product Architect, Mirantis
Christopher is an IT veteran for consulting, design and tech companies. He is also an outspoken public advocate for OpenStack, cloud computing, software defined networking and software defined storage.


Tuesday April 16, 2013 3:40pm - 4:20pm
C123+C124 (Portland Convention Center)

4:30pm

OpenStack in Production: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

As  the  main  sponsors  of  Ubuntu,  Canonical  is  deeply  experienced  with  running  instances  in  all  the  major   public  clouds,  and  as  one  of  the  first  members  of  the  OpenStack  project,  also  has  organizational   expertise  with  the  private  cloud.

With  this  all  in  mind,  we  asked  our  IS  team  a  question:   

Would  it  be  possible  for  us  to  move  to  a  cloud-­centric  workflow  across  the  entire  company?   Supporting  not  only  the  internal  systems  that  keep  Canonical  running,  but  also  parts  of  the  widely   popular  and  globally  used  Ubuntu  project?   

The  answer  was  "Yes"....but  we  learned  a  ton  and  would  like  to  share  some  of  the  things  we  learned   around  the  following  topics: 

Organizational  needs  of  moving  from  a  traditional  "IS  over  here  and  developers  over  there”   to  "DevOps".

  • Expectations  of  developers  and  operations
  • Expectations  of  management 

Software

  • Melding  of  production-­ready  things  with  not-­so-­ready  things
  • Mitigating  risk  when  choosing  a  cloud  platform
  • Segmenting  production  from  development
  • Dogfooding  of  existing  technologies  as  a  whole  instead  of  separate  products
  • The  need  for  service  orchestration

Hardware

  • Servers  don't  auto-­magically  turn  into  generic  cloud  nodes,  our  collection  of  hardware  is   drastically  diverse  in  age,  capacity ,  and  performance
  • Architectural/Network  changes,  e.g.  How  do  you  add  capacity  for  big  releases/events?

Workflows - How  code  gets  from  a  laptop  to  production  quickly  and  tested?

  • Local  Development  to  ...
  • Testing  to  ...
  • Production

What  happens  when  things  fail?  How  do  you  roll  back?

User/Developer  education 

 


Speakers
avatar for Robbie Williamson

Robbie Williamson

VP, Field CTO, Canonical


Tuesday April 16, 2013 4:30pm - 5:10pm
A105 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

4:30pm

Wicked Easy Ceph Block Storage & OpenStack Deployment with Crowbar

Inktank Ceph is a transformational open source storage solution fully integrated into OpenStack providing scalable object and block storage (via Cinder) using commodity servers. The Ceph solution is resilient to failures, uses storage efficiently, and performs well under a variety of VM Workloads.

Dell Crowbar is an open source software framework that can automatically deploy Ceph and OpenStack on bare metal servers in a matter of hours. The Ceph team worked with Dell to create a Ceph barclamp (a crowbar extention) that integrates Glance, Cinder, and Nova-Volume. As a result, it is lot faster and easier to install, configure, and manage a sizable OpenStack and Ceph cluster that is tightly integrated and cost- optimized.

Hear how OpenStack users can address their storage deployment challenges:

Considerations when selecting a cloud storage system
Overview of the Ceph architecture with unique features and benefits
Overview of Dell Crowbar and how it can automate and simplify Ceph/OpenStack deployments Best practices in deploying cloud storage with Ceph and OpenStack

Co-presented by Kamesh Pemmaraju, Product Manager from Dell and Miroslav Klivansky, Technical Marketing Engineer from Inktank. 


Speakers
avatar for Neil Levine

Neil Levine

Director of Product Management, Red Hat
Neil Levine is Director of Product Management at Red Hat where he is responsible for product strategy in the storage and hyper-converged infrastructure business unit. Neil has a background in systems and network engineering and has been using and building open source technologies... Read More →
avatar for Kamesh Pemmaraju

Kamesh Pemmaraju

Sr. Product Manager, OpenStack Cloud Solutions, Dell
Kamesh is responsible for management of Dell’s OpenStack solution portfolio. In this role Kamesh drives business success for  Dell’s OpenStack Cloud solutions and is a subject matter expert on the cloud market and related technologies. Prior to joining Dell, Kamesh delivered... Read More →


Tuesday April 16, 2013 4:30pm - 5:10pm
C123+C124 (Portland Convention Center)

5:20pm

A Survey of Disaster Recovery Approaches for OpenStack Deployments

According to Wikipedia, Disaster Recovery (DR) is "the process, policies and procedures . . for recovery . . . of technology infrastructure . . . after a natural or human-induced disaster." The ability to recover quickly with minimal data loss after a disaster such as a fire, hurricane, etc., can make the difference between an organization staying in business or vanishing. In an OpenStack environment there are multiple approaches of realizing this recovery which differ in how much work is lost (the recovery point objective - RPO) and how long it takes to recover (the recovery time objective - RTO). These approaches trade-off up-front effort and cost (when there is no disaster) against greater data loss (RPO) and much longer recovery times (RTO) after a disaster. The appropriate approach depends upon the organization's objectives.

In this presentation, after a brief background on DR concepts, we will survey the various approaches that can be used to provide DR for an OpenStack cloud, showing how the up-front investment impacts RPO and RTO. We will start by considering solutions that work in any OpenStack environment, independent of the underlying physical infrastructure; while these solutions are relatively simple, they lead to long recovery times and significant data loss. We will also consider solutions integrated with the application, i.e., provided from within the guest; these solutions typically provide higher quality of service but at the drawback of being application specific. Finally, we will consider approaches which take advantage of advanced functions seen in storage controllers; these approaches can avoid all (or most) data loss and often can recover quickly, but require up front investment. 


Speakers
avatar for Michael Factor

Michael Factor

IBM Fellow, Storage and Systems, IBM, Haifa Research Lab
Dr. Michael Factor is an IBM Fellow with a focus on storage and systems and is the CTO for Cloud Storage Services.   Michael has presented on a range of storage topics at three of the last four OpenStack summits. His interest in cloud storage includes a deep focus on object storage... Read More →


Tuesday April 16, 2013 5:20pm - 6:00pm
C123+C124 (Portland Convention Center)

5:20pm

Panel: Writing the OpenStack Operations Guide in 5 Days

This panel will bring together the co-authors of the missing OpenStack Operations Guide, a book written in 5 days for the benefit of the entire OpenStack community. They will discuss the trials and tribulations of writing a book in such a short period of time, from the conception and proposal to the process and publication. The importance of documentation cannot be understated and this panel will highlight the efforts that the doc team are going to in order to produce the documentation necessary for a successful OpenStack ecosystem.

And bring your questions. No subjects are taboo. Ask about the stress, logisitics, collaboration, and whatever else you can think of. Tell us what you thought was missing from the book or what could be improved. Your willing panelists will answer anything!

The first 60 attendees to the panel will get a printed copy of the OpenStack Operations Guide courtesy of Rackspace.


Moderators
avatar for Everett Toews

Everett Toews

Platform Engineer, Deloitte NZ
I'm working to make the cloud easy to use through a combination of development, operations, testing, continuous integration/deployment, and documentation. I'm interested in composing distributed systems using APIs, SDKs, CLIs, and containers. I like to teach what I learn along the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tom Fifield

Tom Fifield

OpenStack community manager
After working on scalability in computing at particle physics experiments like ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider, Tom led the creation of a cloud designed for the publicly-funded research sector in Australia.It currently serves thousands of researchers directly, using many datacentres... Read More →
avatar for Anne Gentle

Anne Gentle

Developer Experience Engineer, Cisco
Anne Gentle is an industry-recognized author whose books promote collaboration among developers, writers, and other stakeholders withinopen source and enterprise communities. She works as a developer experience engineer at Cisco, supporting DevNet members learning Cisco technologies... Read More →
avatar for Lorin Hochstein

Lorin Hochstein

Lead Architect, Cloud Services, Nimbis Services
Lead architect for cloud services at Nimbis Services.
avatar for Jonathan Proulx

Jonathan Proulx

Sr Technical Architect - Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT
avatar for Joe Topjian

Joe Topjian

Systems Administrator, Cybera
I'm a Systems Administrator currently living in Calgary, Alberta. I work for Cybera where I design, implement, and maintain cloud environments using OpenStack, Puppet, and various other tools.


Tuesday April 16, 2013 5:20pm - 6:00pm
A105 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232