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Wednesday, November 5 • 17:20 - 18:00
Tales from the Trenches: the Good, Bad, and Ugly of OpenStack Operations

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Historically, some have considered OpenStack difficult to deploy and operate. There are dozens of resources from consultants and training to distributions and tools available to help, but is the problem really solved? The fact is, operating an OpenStack cloud is not a trivial endeavour.


This talk will detail what it takes to actually operate an OpenStack cloud in production, from the perspective of cloud operators who each have more than three years of first-hand experience operating OpenStack clouds across dozens of deployments. John and Craig will share with the audience best practices for OpenStack operations and discuss what works out of the box as well as the areas where improvisation is often required.


In addition to this operational overview, they will share war stories of measured successes, miserable failures and what was done to solve problems on production infrastructure.

This talk is intended to provide insight for fellow operators as well as prospective users.


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John Dewey

Technical Leader, Cisco Systems

Craig Tracey

Solutions Engineer, Heptio
For the last 20 years Craig has helped build the infrastructure that powers the Internet. In this time he has had the opportunity to develop everything from kernel device drivers, to massive-scale cloud storage services, and even a few distributed compute platforms. Now as a Software... Read More →

Wednesday November 5, 2014 17:20 - 18:00 CET
Room 252 AB

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