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Wednesday, November 5 • 14:40 - 15:20
Cloud Federation: Are We There Yet?

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Cloud Bursting has long been the holy grail of cloud use cases. And we are getting closer! With the recent progress in Icehouse, capabilities now exist to demonstrate a true federated user experience operating across multiple clouds.  In this talk and demonstration, we will cover some basic concepts around federated authentication, an explanation of the architecture and services behind Keystone identity federation (based on SAML), and a demo of how this can be configured and used to log a user into multiple clouds from a single account.  We will then discuss what s next, including Keystone to Keystone federation, and further developments aimed at providing a more seamless user experience while consuming multiple clouds simultaneously.

Speakers
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Tim Bell

Infrastructure Services Manager, CERN
Tim is currently responsible for the team at CERN that manages the operating system and infrastructure services. He previously worked as a Unix kernel developer at IBM and managing large-scale Unix production deployments and services for Deutsche Bank. As part of CERN's data centre expansion, Tim has been involved in the implementation of the CERN private cloud and is an elected member of the OpenStack management board.
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Marek Denis

CERN Research Fellow, CERN, CERN
Marek is a core member of the Keystone core team, working on a CERN and Rackspace joint project. He focuses his efforts on building hybrid clouds.  Marek was one of the contributors for Icehouse Federation, Keystone2Keystone as well as implemented client side of the federation suite. Marek is carrying on working on the further cloud federation challenges, including keystone-to-keystone federation.  He holds M.Sc degree in Computer Science from... Read More →
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Chris Jackson

Practice Area CTO (DevOps), Rackspace, the Open Cloud Company
Chris Jackson is the CTO for Rackspace's emerging DevOps Practice. He has over a decade of IT experience in technical support, solution design, account management and web application development. In his current role, Chris is responsible for the technology and service strategy built around the new DevOps Automation service, as well as working with customers to understand how their needs map to a increasingly complex marketplace of services. He... Read More →


Wednesday November 5, 2014 14:40 - 15:20
Room 251

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