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Monday, April 15

9:50am PDT

Healthnmon - A Cloud Monitor & Healthnmon Proxy Drivers

In this session I would like to talk about a Cloud Monitoring Solution for OpenStack Cloud using “Healthnmon” which is currently available under “stackforge”. Healthnmon intends to provide Cloud Monitoring service for OpenStack Cloud Resources and Infrastructure with a pluggable framework for 

  • “Inventory Management”
  • “Alerts and notifications”
  • “Utilization Data” 

Healthnmon is targeted for private, public and hybrid cloud solutions, covering KVM, Hyper-V and ESX hypervisor technologies. Healthnmon solution aims at providing an architecture that supports the infrastructure management, getting insights into the underlying hypervisor features, topology details, Cloud resource and application monitoring.

A Healthnmon driver implementation collects the Cloud Resource Inventory, Usage, Alerts. The session will cover the following 

  • Overall architecture
  • Healthnmon proxy driver implementation for KVM
  • Healthnmon proxy driver for ESX (vcenter)
  • Healthnmon proxy driver for Hyper V
  • Approach to plug-in existing Monitoring solutions through a driver (nagios)
  • How to add a new driver for Healthnmon 



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Srinivasa Acharya

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Divakar Padiyar Nandavar

Architect, Hewlett Packard

Monday April 15, 2013 9:50am - 10:30am PDT
A106 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

11:00am PDT

Cloud Foundry - your PaaS on OpenStack

Cloud Foundry is an open source platform as a service (PaaS), providing a choice of clouds, developer frameworks and application services. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Today's enterprises are looking to add PaaS capabilities to their private and public cloud infrastructure to decrease time to market for their applications and increase their developer productivity. This session will cover the natural synergy between the leading open PaaS solution, CloudFoundry, and the industry's leading open IaaS, OpenStack. 

Dekel Tankel, Director of Product Marketing for Cloud Foundry, will present a broad introduction to Cloud Foundry, its core features and unique position in the PaaS landscape. Ferran Rodenas, Staff Engineer for Cloud Foundry, will discuss how the Cloud Foundry operational management tool, BOSH, interfaces with OpenStack to run PaaS on a wide range of infrastructure. If you are interested in PaaS, Cloud Foundry, or how the OpenStack ecosystem is enabling a new breed of cloud abstraction, then be sure to attend this session.

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Ferran Rodenas

Cloud Foundry Platform Engineer, Pivotal

Dekel Tankel

Director of Product Marketing for Cloud Foundry

Monday April 15, 2013 11:00am - 11:40am PDT
A106 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

11:50am PDT

Contrail Project: Federation and its Security aspects

Contrail (http://contrail-project.eu) is a running FP7 EU research project. The main achievement of the project will be a tightly integrated software stack in open source including a comprehensive set of system, runtime and high level services providing standardized interfaces for supporting cooperation and resource sharing over Cloud federations. The main contribution of CONTRAIL is an integrated approach to virtualization, offering Infrastructure-as-a-Service, services for IaaS Cloud Federation, and Platform-as-a- Service. It aims at equalling current commercial Clouds, and surpassing them in a number of selected key domains to facilitate industrial up-take of Federated Cloud computing.

We would like to present the current status of the project as well as expected final results, focusing on Cloud Federation and security aspects.

In the first part of the presentation, architecture of the Contrail software stack is given, with short introduction to each of the main components and their interaction/role in the overall picture. These include the description of: 

  • Federation Web, API, DB, components
  • Security services,
  • SLA Manager,
  • Provisioning Manager,
  • VIN,
  • VEP,
  • Monitoring & Accounting,
  • GAFS.

In the second part of the presentation a more detailed workflow of information is provided with the focus on the role and the benefits of the Federation. We will provide an overview how deployment documents (like SLA and OVF) are used, how providers are selected and SLA negotiation process is started. The deployment document is then pushed to the provider's layer where it is deployed to the reserved/free infrastructure. Last, we touch how the application is being monitored and how SLA violations are being handled.

In the last, third part, we focus on security issues that need to be solved when Cloud Federation is introduced. Our approach has been to make use of external components (such as an XACML implementation, SAML, OAuth and OpenID libraries), combined with components developed by the project when no external component is available. By maintaining modularity and loose coupling, we ensure maximal reusability of components, as well as leave the option to replace components. Together, these components form a framework for federated identity management and delegation framework in federated environment. We are promoting the reuse of this framework with other projects, as well as the reuse of individual components. Broadly, the security components in Contrail consist of: federation database provided through federation API, identity provider and attribute authority, CA Server, OAuth components, Virtual Infrastructure Network’s certificate agency, and Usage Control Authorization Service.

During the presentation we will also focus on technical problems we encountered during the development, such as the integration of the developed components, and remaining technical open issues yet to be solved, e.g. aggregation of monitoring/accounting (big) data, and delegation process within Virtual Infrastructures Networks (Contrail’s SDN solution). 


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Ales Cernivec

developer and researcher, XLAB
Ales Cernivec received his B.Sc. degree in 2007 at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, with title "Framework for Implementation of Distributed Algorithms in PlanetLab". In 2007 he joined XLAB research team and started with junior research programme at the Faculty of Computer... Read More →

Luka Zakrajsek

Luka Zakrajsek is a Computer Science student at Faculty of computer and information science at University of Ljubljana. In 2012 he graduated with honors from High School of Electrical and Computer Technologies in Ljubljana.From 2007 to 2009 he worked as a web developer at computer... Read More →

Monday April 15, 2013 11:50am - 12:30pm PDT
A106 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

1:50pm PDT

Cloud Keep: OpenStack key management as a Service

In our internal research at Rackspace, the number one customer concern around security is Data Protection. While there are many aspects to protecting customer data, encryption is typically a key part of most solutions. This importance can be seen in every compliance regime and a large suite of encryption providers, both open-source and commercial. However, these sources tend to lack technical implementation detail, especially around the hardest part of designing an encryption scheme, key management.

This presentation will cover Cloud Keep, an open source project sponsored by Rackspace to build a secure, Cloud-ready key management solution. We hope to solve a need for our customers as well as other OpenStack projects, several of which have published blueprints around encryption recently (Cinder: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/encrypt-cinder-volumes, Swift:

https://blueprints.launchpad.net/swift/+spec/encrypted-objects). We will walk through our plans for the system, its technical architecture and demonstrate our current proof of concept implementation. 

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Jarret Raim

Jarret Raim is the Security Product Manager at Rackspace Hosting. Since joining Rackspace, he has built a software assurance program for Rackspace?s internal software teams as well as defined strategy for building secure systems on Rackspace?s OpenStack Cloud implementation. Through... Read More →
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Matt Tesauro

Senior Software Security Engineer, Pearson

Monday April 15, 2013 1:50pm - 2:30pm PDT
A106 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

2:40pm PDT

Update on Project Reddwarf

With two public cloud services in production, one at Rackspace and another at HP, OpenStack Project Reddwarf (http://wiki.openstack.org/Reddwarf) is increasing the value of both OpenStack and the affiliated project ecosystem. Since the last summit, we've increased community collaboration and accelerated development to make Reddwarf easier to consume and develop, as well as added many new features! Join Rackspace and HP as we discuss the value Reddwarf brings to Openstack, the progress we've made, the challenges we have faced, and our vision for the future. In this session, you will get a chance to hear how Reddwarf simplifies the management and maintenance of database systems in the cloud, understand how you can begin to leverage it, and learn how you can become active in the community. 


Vipul Sabhaya

Vipul Sabhaya works in the HP Cloud Platform Services team out of Seattle as a Senior Software Developer.  Vipul led the HP Cloud effort to get a Database as a Service product to Private Beta using RedDwarf.  Vipul is excited about building awesome community-based Platform as... Read More →
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Tim Simpson

Software Engineer, Rackspace
Tim Simpson a developer for Rackspace's Cloud Database product, and a founding member of the opensource Reddwarf project which powers it. He has also worked extensively with Nova and other OpenStack projects, as well as other older cloud related products inside Rackspace. Outside... Read More →

Monday April 15, 2013 2:40pm - 3:20pm PDT
A106 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232
Thursday, April 18

9:00am PDT

Project Overview: OpenStack Queuing and Notification Service ("Marconi")

Come to this session to get an update on Marconi, an OpenStack queuing and notification service described at http://wiki.openstack.org/marconi

Marconi aims to be pragmatic, building upon the real-world experiences of teams who have solid track records running and supporting web-scale message queuing systems.

Join Rackspace's Kurt Griffiths, Principal Architect, and Allan Metts, Engineering Director, to learn about the work that has been done and the path ahead -- including a description of the project, milestones, how it works, and an early demo.

As a message bus, Marconi allows cloud developers to use a REST API to easily distribute tasks to multiple workers across the components of an OpenStack  deployment. Publish-subscribe semantics are also supported, allowing notifications to be distributed to multiple listeners at once.

Users will be able to customize Marconi to achieve a wide range of performance, durability, availability, and efficiency goals.

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Kurt Griffiths

Principal Architect -- Rackspace Hosting, Rackspace
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Allan Metts

Director -- Engineering, Rackspace Hosting, Rackspace Hosting
Allan Metts is the site leader for Rackspace Atlanta, the Engineering shop responsible for Rackspace's Cloud Backup, Cloud Drive, and Jungle Disk products. This team is also leading the development of the Marconi project on StackForge, which implements a Queuing and Notification service... Read More →

Thursday April 18, 2013 9:00am - 9:40am PDT
C120+121+122 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

9:50am PDT

New features for Ceph with Cinder and Beyond

Ceph is an open source distributed object store, network block device, and file system. Ceph can be used for object storage through its S3 and Swift APIs. It can also provide storage for network block devices, with the thin provisioning and copy-on-write cloning features necessary to support large-scale virtualization.

Since the Folsom release, Cinder makes block storage for backing VMs a first class feature in OpenStack. Block devices can be created from images stored in Glance, and with Ceph's RBD behind both, new VMs can be created faster while using less space. In the latest Ceph ‘Bobtail’ release, you can start many VMs instantly by cloning from templates. Also, on the storage backend side, you will see increased I/O performance due to improved threading.

This session will cover an intro to Ceph, the current status of Ceph and Grizzly, the latest features of the Ceph Bobtail release and also the technical implications and the advantages of block storage within OpenStack. 

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Josh Durgin

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Josh Durgin is the lead developer for the RADOS Block Device (RBD) module within Ceph.

Thursday April 18, 2013 9:50am - 10:30am PDT
C120+121+122 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

11:00am PDT

BillingStack and associated projects

Recently we've started work on BillingStack which is a billingsystem that is based on the ideas to be like a "OpenStack" project, meaning do something and do it very well. It's at the time being re-written from a Java / Grails implementation initially conceived by it's original author Luis Gervaso from the former company called StackSherpa.

Similarities to BillingStack and OpenStack: 

  • Built like the thing you know on top of the existing libraries that other OpenStack projects uses like:
  • Pluggable / plugin storage: primarely SQLalchemy / Mongo (Not developed yet)
  • Multi-Tenancy - Merchants with Customers and Users with Role support (Still at the drawing board / in development)
  • REST API - RESTful webservices API for getting information about allmost any resource in the system 

Until now we have implemented / planning alot of features like:    

  • PGP - PaymentGatewayProviders - a abstraction layer for the configuration of different Payment Gateways like BrainTree (Already in active development / allmost finished)
  • Admin interface in Javascript using AngularJS and the REST API
  • OpenStack integration with the Ceilometer project
  • Java client / sdk
  • Accounting
  • 10 days - 4 000 lines of code. 

Other projects we are working on and planning are:    

  • Horizon Integration (Univeral and not just BillingStack) using Fakturo
  • Fakturo - A univeral Billing system CLI / language binding project
  • UsagePusher - Push usage to any billingsystem with the use of Fakturo 

I would like to present you BS with a small initial demo of our capabilities and tell you about future hopes and plans. 




Endre Karlson

Software Engineer, Evry ASA
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Thursday April 18, 2013 11:00am - 11:40am PDT
C120+121+122 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

11:50am PDT

Interactive Visual Orchestration With Curvature and Donabe

In this talk we introduce Curvature – an interactive visual orchestration tool for applications on OpenStack. We also describe Donabe – a recursive container service – and how both can be leveraged in conjunction to create and deploy recursively stackable application topologies from virtual machine images and Quantum networking components.

Curvature’s approach to service deployment allows the user to define a workload at a higher level of abstraction than current deployment tools. Users draw their desired application topology on a canvas using a toolset of Quantum L2/L3 components and virtual machine images. This topology can then be deployed onto a running OpenStack environment at the click of a button – with Curvature handling all of the orchestration necessary for provisioning the workload, i.e. the Quantum networks and Nova VMs. We demonstrate this design and deployment workflow in real time on a live OpenStack environment using real- world use cases.

This talk showcases Curvature’s functionality both with and without Donabe to demonstrate how these services will radically change the user experience of cloud application deployment. 

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Sam Betts

Software Engineer, Cisco Systems
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John Davidge

Program Specialist, Cisco Systems

Debojyoti Dutta

Principal Engineer
Debo~ is a principal engineer in the Office of the Cloud CTO at Cisco Systems where he is involved in several efforts on Openstack including building out large scale big data systems. He is passionate about different aspects of large scale streaming data. He has years of data science... Read More →
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Jack Peter Fletcher

Cisco Systems

Thursday April 18, 2013 11:50am - 12:30pm PDT
C120+121+122 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

1:30pm PDT

Connected Communities, Innovative Technologies: OpenStack, oVirt, and KVM

With the continued adoption of OpenStack infrastructure, many open source projects face the challenge of integrating with OpenStack in order to remain relevant to customers. oVirt and the Open Virtualization Alliance (OV A) are two communities dedicated to the advancement of the open source KVM hypervisor. oVirt is an open-source management infrastructure for KVM, whereas the OVA is dedicated to driving

adoption of KVM in the marketplace. Together these efforts have increased the use of KVM by customers, and created a healthy ISV ecosystem around the open source technology.

The growth of KVM also presents some interesting opportunities for improving both OpenStack and oVirt. oVirt can provide rich services to Cinder, Glance, Quantum, and Nova. In this presentation we will discuss both the value and the technical implementation for each of these integration points, and the future of the oVirt project within the context of OpenStack. Additionally,we will discuss best practices in open source community development along with an overview of the business value of KVM on OpenStack. 


Michael Day

Distinguished Engineer and Virtualization Architect, IBM
Mike Day is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and is the Virtualization Architect for IBM's Open Systems Group. Mike has developed network operating systems, internet protocols, systems management software and hardware, security protocols, and virtualization software. Mike lead IBM's... Read More →
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Jean Staten Healy

Director WW Cross-IBM Linux & Open Virtualization, IBM Corporation, IBM Corporation
Jean Staten Healy manages a marketing and business development organization with the responsibility for IBM Linux and Open Virtualization strategy and marketing across all company brands and the relationship with IBM's Linux Distribution Partners. She acts as the IBM spokesperson... Read More →

Thursday April 18, 2013 1:30pm - 2:10pm PDT
C120+121+122 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

2:20pm PDT

DNS in the cloud: the Moniker Openstack-inspired DNS Project

DNS is one of those things in life one often takes for granted. It just works. It is however, the phone book of the Internet. Without DNS, maintaining lookup data would be a difficult endevor. With Openstack, there is certainly a need for a DNS service, particularly, something that works well with Openstack and adheres to its standards and philosophy. One such project is Moniker.

Moniker is a an Openstack-inspired DNS as-a-service project. It is intended to be used to provide DNS service from the entry point of creating, updating, maintaining and deleting DNS data using the Moniker API, to providing DNS resolution for users. It is a very modular project, allowing for the use of whatever DNS server and organization demands, or the database where DNS data is stored. It is also intended to work in conjunction with other components such as Nova.

Moniker is an ideal project to use for developing DNS as a service for an organization, and HP in particular is building their DNSaaS product based on Moniker.

This discussion will provide an overview of Moniker as well as in-depth discussion of the various components such as: 

* Moniker processes and configuration

* How Moniker allows multiple DNS server backends and creating new backends

* How Moniker allows backend database storage

* Using the Moniker API    

Also, a demonstration of using Moniker will be given, showing DNS domain creation, modification and deletion, followed by a question and answer session. 



Thursday April 18, 2013 2:20pm - 3:00pm PDT
C120+121+122 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

3:20pm PDT

The Open Source Data Center: The Holy Grail of X Computing and Community Driven Innovation

Getting an X Ray is sometimes a life saving procedure but did you know that X Rays are named X Rays because when they were first discovered their discoverers did not know their nature, hence the X. Come join a discussion about the current state of the data center while we look to the future and how together we can do more.


Cole Crawford

Chief Operating Officer, Open Compute Foundation
Cole is an industry recognized thought leader on OpenStack, Cloud API's, Linux, Virtualization, and Storage with 15 + years of experience. Cole sits on multiple technical advisory boards for cloud related companies. Cole is a cloud advisor to the Linux Foundation and was the founding... Read More →

Thursday April 18, 2013 3:20pm - 4:00pm PDT
C120+121+122 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

4:10pm PDT

Apache Deltacloud - speaking EC2 and CIMI to Nova

Since its inception in 2009, Deltacloud has been focussed on bridging the gaps between various IaaS cloud API's by offering a RESTful API that can be used against various backend clouds.  Over time, the project has been expanded to include frontends for Amazon's EC2 API and DMTF's CIMI.

This talk will provide an overview of what Deltacloud is, what the supported frontends and backends are, and how to use it with Openstack. It will also explain how Deltacloud is used be a number of projects to achieve cross-cloud portability.


Thursday April 18, 2013 4:10pm - 4:50pm PDT
C120+121+122 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

5:00pm PDT

Project Meniscus: A Better Focusing Lens for System and Application Events

Software systems produce events but often do so in non-uniform ways. A system may log information to a file in a grammar that requires comprehension to extract meaning from the output. A system may also send events to other systems in a structured manner such as REST. Other systems may event output events directly into a database for storage or pass them to a queue for distribution to interested consumers.

In highly diverse, clustered environments like those seen in many OpenStack deployments, the system event landscape can become complex, difficult to manage and over time become opaque to the point where events generated no longer provide value. The information in many of these events have definite business value, whether it be to meter a tenant or to communicate that a portion of the cluster has been damaged or degraded. Therefore, it’s imperative, despite the complexity of the event ecosystem, to capture this information in a standardized and scalable manner. 


Thursday April 18, 2013 5:00pm - 5:40pm PDT
C120+121+122 (Portland Convention Center) 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232