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Tuesday, November 4


Software Defined Infrastructure: Provisioning and Managing an OpenStack Cloud
OpenStack is an open source project to enable enterprise and service provider building their own IaaS infrastructure, and it is fundamentally changing the landscape of enterprise IT.  Software defined infrastructure embraces the wave of software enabling technologies that fundamentally change the economics of compute, storage and networking. These visions are clear and widely adopted, and executions are happening.

This talk will introduce Intel s SDI initiatives that provide the enabling ingredients to cloud computing and software defined infrastructure; Huawei s deployment Ops initiatives that automate provision of distributed system, such as OpenStack infrastructure, on bare-metal resources; and Canonical s Juju initiatives that provide the application automation on cloud. Audience will get a reference design for thinking toward their own software defined infrastructure roadmap, from choosing hardware components all the way to the application management, with the great flexibility that cloud and SDI initiatives promised.

(Intel, Canonical, Huawei)

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Das Kamhout

Senior Principal Engineer, Intel
Das Kamhout is a Senior Principal Engineer in the Intel Cloud Platforms Group, he is one of the key leaders for the software defined infrastructure (SDI) engineering and industry efforts for Intel. He brings many years of experience as the engineering and architecture leader for the... Read More →
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Kapil Thangavelu

Technical Architect, Canonical
Kapil Thangavelu is a technical architect at Canonical working on making cloud and baremetal application deployment and service orchestration better with opensource. He's been an avid python user and opensource developer for 15 years, solving problems in diverse domains across a variety... Read More →

Shuo Yang

Principal Cloud Infrastructure Architect, Huawei
Shuo have worked for Huawei USA, Santa Clara since 2010. He has been working on building Hadoop, Spark based BigData infrastructure solutions, and his focus since 2012 has been on bringing bigdata systems onto OpenStack. Before joining Huawei USA, he has worked in Google, Mountain... Read More →

Tuesday November 4, 2014 11:15 - 11:55
Salle Passy


Walk on Water: 20 Stepping Stones to Reach Production OpenStack Cloud (for Execs, PMs, Architects)
Planning, engineering, and getting to done on an OpenStack private cloud project isn t simple, cheap, or risk-free. But this group presentation will help make your contemplated OpenStack adventure as simple as possible -- breaking down best-practice into manageable steps and meaningful decisions for executives, project managers, and technology architects.

Working from best-practice recipes developed and tested in dozens of real-world, production-scale OpenStack deployments, we ll explain just what you need to know to:

  • Lead OpenStack projects: getting them budgeted and launched with appropriate executive oversight and expectations

  • Manage OpenStack projects, end-to-end, with agility and efficiency (plus flexibility when the unexpected happens).

  • Architect OpenStack clouds (or collaborate effectively with architects): What to think about when designing a business-ready, robust cloud, and how to arbitrate design vs. bottom line conflicts.

We ll also tackle the problem of OpenStack complexity from the exec, PM and technologist viewpoints --  talk about how it affects each discipline s decision-making, and offer prescriptions for avoiding communications fails and enable good synch from project start to finish.

You ll leave this presentation with a tried-and-true organizational recipe for successful OpenStack cloud building, along with many practical tips for ensuring project success.

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Christian Huebner

Cloud Architect, Mirantis
Christian Huebner works at Mirantis, Inc. as OpenStack Cloud Architect. Coming from a conventional storage architecture background, he moved into cloud storage before joining Mirantis and later into general cloud architecture. He is providing architectural guidance and implementation... Read More →

Rikard Kjellberg

Senior Director, Solutions Engineering
Rikard Kjellberg is Senior Director, Solutions Engineering, responsible for OpenStack services at Mirantis. He s been an entrepreneur and technology executive for over 20 years, working with service providers, telecommunications companies, and enterprises to deliver carrier-grade... Read More →

Anandeep Pannu

Technical Program Manager
Anandeep Pannu is a Technical Program Manager for Mirantis, where he works on managing large enterprise cloud deployments. He has an extensive background in server/hypervisor technologies including a previous role as the Program Manager for the OpenStack on HyperV project and the... Read More →

Tuesday November 4, 2014 12:05 - 12:45
Salle Passy


OpenStack Design Guide Panel
In July, 2014 The OpenStack Foundation brought twelve members of the OpenStack community together at VMware HQ in Palo Alto, California to produce the OpenStack Design Guide in just 5 days.  This panel brings many of these authors together for an open discussion about how to architecture an OpenStack cloud.

Bring your real-world questions and be prepared to talk OpenStack architecture with a panel of experts from across multiple disciplines and companies. We'll be drawing on real architecture and design problems taken from real-world experiences working with, and developing solutions, built on OpenStack. Following a brief introduction, panelists are ready to field questions from both the moderator and audience members and provide ongoing discussion the design process for architecting cloud solutions based on OpenStack.

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Beth Cohen

Network Product Strategist - Verizon, Verizon
Beth is a Cloud Networking Product Manager at Verizon, working on developing new cloud products and services. She is also President, Luth Computer Specialists, an independent consultancy specializing in cloud focused solutions to help enterprises leverage the efficiencies of cloud... Read More →

Sean M. Collins

Senior Software Engineer, Comcast
Sean Collins is a Senior Software Engineer at Comcast and is known for his work on Neutron. Sean has been hard at work introducing IPv6 support for OpenStack, landing his changes in the Juno release.
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Steve Gordon

Principal Product Manager, Red Hat
Geographically displaced Australian. Focused on building infrastructure solutions for compute use cases using a spectrum of virtualization, containerization, and bare-metal provisioning technologies. Stephen is currently a Principal Product Manager at Red Hat based in Toronto, Canada... Read More →

Sebastian Gutierrez

Storage Architect
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Kenneth Hui

Director of Technical Marketing, Platform9, Platform9
I am the Director of Technical Marketing and Partner Alliances at Platform9, where we are enabling customers to be successful through our SaaS managed private cloud solution.  My passion is to help IT deliver value through collaboration, automation, and cloud computing.  I am an... Read More →
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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 →
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Scott Lowe

Staff Kubernetes Architect, VMware, Inc.
Scott Lowe is a well-known author, blogger, speaker, podcaster (the Full Stack Journey podcast), and a 20+ year veteran of the IT industry. Scott has held a variety of roles over the course of his career, ranging from entry-level desktop support to CTO for a small start-up. He's currently... Read More →
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Maish Saidel-Keesing

Platform Architect - Cisco, Cisco
Maish Saidel-Keesing is a virtualization architect for Cisco and has been working in IT for 15 years, focused on virtualization and cloud for the past 9. He has been awarded the vExpert award from VMware for the past consecutive 5 years for his contributions to the Virtualization... Read More →
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Alexandra Settle

Technical Writer, Rackspace
Alexandra Settle works remotely as a technical writer with the Rackspace Cloud Builders Australia team. Alex began her career as a writer for the cloud documentation team at Red Hat, Australia. She has had a keen interest in IT since high school, prefers Fedora over other Linux distributions... Read More →
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Vinny Valdez

Sr. Principal Cloud Architect, Red Hat, Red Hat
Vinny Valdez is an RHCA/RHCSS who has almost 20 years of enterprise IT experience. He is a Sr. Principal Architect in the Emerging Technology Practice within Red Hat Consulting specializing on cloud infrastructure. He focuses on designing and deploying OpenStack and underlying infrastructure... Read More →

Anthony Veiga

Network Engineer, Comcast, Comcast
A Network Engineer with Comcast since 2004, Anthony has worked in DOCSIS, IP routing and IPv6. With IETF experience, plublications with the SCTE, and work with the bufferbloat.net project, Anthony has worked to improve the state of the Internet and was involved with Comcast's IPv6... Read More →

Sean Winn

Cloud Network Architect
Sean Winn is a cloud network architect for Cloudscaling who lives and works in the San Francisco bay area. Shortly after moving from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 2011, Sean became an active member in the bay area OpenStack community and has been hard at work ever since assisting customers... Read More →

Tuesday November 4, 2014 14:00 - 14:40
Salle Passy


A Practical Approach to Dockerizing OpenStack High Availability

    High availability in OpenStack can be achieved in many ways.  In this session we will describe how Docker can be used to provide an active-active highly available OpenStack environment. We will focus the real world work that we have done to "Dockerize" OpenStack services, detail the advantages to this type of deployment (rapid deployment, rapid scale out, versioning, etc.), and walk through our design - from requirements, limitations, obstacles, and especially our decisions.

    We will use our experiences as examples to provide real world best practices, as well as showing a demonstration of the environment in action.


Kalonji Bankole

Software Engineer, IBM
Kalonji Bankole is a software engineer for the IBM IoT/Mobile team based in Los Angeles, California. He has been with IBM for approximately 3 years. During his time at IBM, Kalonji has worked with several customers to enhance their day to day business operations by adopting cutting... Read More →
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Daniel Krook

Software Engineer & Developer Advocate, IBM
Daniel Krook is a New York area Software Engineer and Developer Advocate at IBM. He works with customers and the community to create first-of-a-kind solutions based on open source cloud technology, most recently building serverless applications with IBM Cloud Functions (powered by... Read More →
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Shaun Murakami

Software Engineer, IBM
Shaun Murakami is a Senior Cloud Architect and Technical Lead for the IBM Cloud Performance team located in Silicon Valley, California. As part of the Cloud Performance team, Shaun has worked with many customers, helping them transform their business using Cloud Computing technologies... Read More →
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Manuel Silveyra

Cloud Solution Architect, IBM
Manuel Silveyra is a Senior Cloud Solutions Architect. Manuel's focus is on OpenStack, Docker, and Cloud Foundry.  He was previously a lead architect in the Linux Integration Center at IBM. Manuel received B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and M.S. degree in Computer Engineering... Read More →

Tuesday November 4, 2014 14:50 - 15:30
Salle Passy


Transforming to OpenStack? A Roadmap to Work as a Service
Last summit I had the pleasure to present a talk which encountered some success Are enterprise ready for the OpenStack transformation? .   This talk is a follow up on what are the best practices that are successful in operating the transformation.  We will first focus on identifying the right use cases for a generic enterprise, then define a roadmap with an organizational and a technical track, to finish with the definition what would be our success criterias for our group.   This will happen as a workshop summary based on the multiple engagement eNovance has been delivering over the past 2 years.

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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 →

Tuesday November 4, 2014 15:40 - 16:20
Salle Passy


The OpenStack Thunderdome
Ladies and gentlemen boys and girls dyin time s here.  

No, not really. But in this session, five highly opinionated Stackers will lock horns over the best way to bring about global dominance of OpenStack as the default cloud-building platform. 

Jesse Proudman of Blue Box, Randy Bias of Cloudscaling, Alex Freedland of Mirantis, Chris Kemp of Nebula, and Christopher MacGown of Piston will each argue their cases for the roles that distros, appliances, managed services, PCaaS, public cloud, consulting/training/DIY and the Foundation have to play in leveraging OpenStack s meteoric rise to prominence into the dominant cloud-building platform it seems destined to become.

Keeping all these opinions in check and guiding the table-pounding and voice-raising to something constructive will be Caroline McCrory of GigaOm Research. Bring your opinions but check your assumptions at the door, and enter the room with an open mind. This crew is ready to inform, challenge and surprise the audience with tweet-worthy observations and actionable ideas that we can use to propel OpenStack to world domination.

Five champions enter

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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 →

Alex Freedland

Chairman and Co-Founder, Mirantis, Mirantis
Alex is the co-founder of Mirantis, the guy who came up with the company name Mirantis and now serves as the company s Chairman and Chief Community Officer. He is also a member of the Board of the OpenStack Foundation Alex is passionate about OpenStack s quest to become the platform... Read More →
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Chris C Kemp

Founder of Nebula & OpenStack, Nebula
Chris founded and launched Nebula in July of 2011 to disrupt enterprise computing and ignite a new era of global innovation after serving as NASA's Chief Technology Officer. At NASA, Chris co-founded the OpenStack project and led the Nebula project, NASA's cloud computing initiative... Read More →
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Christopher MacGown

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Piston
Christopher MacGown is the Chief Technology Officer at Piston. Prior to co-founding Piston Cloud Computing, Christopher was an early employee of Slicehost before its acquisition by Rackspace in 2008. Christopher is an originating member of OpenStack's Nova-core development team. Recent... Read More →
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Caroline McCrory

VP of Business Development, Cloudsoft
Caroline is a tech industry veteran with over 20 years experience leading projects focused on strategy and business transformation for Fortune 500 companies using technologies such as cloud computing, converged infrastructures and modern software development methods. She has also... Read More →
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Jesse Proudman

CTO, Blue Box, an IBM Company, Blue Box
In 2003, technology entrepreneur Jesse Proudman parlayed his passion for the “plumbing” of the Internet into the creation of Blue Box Group, a Seattle-based private cloud hosting company. As Founder and CTO, Proudman has guided the company’s rapid growth and multiple successful... Read More →

Tuesday November 4, 2014 16:40 - 17:20
Salle Passy