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Monday, November 3
 

11:40

Ask the Experts: Challenges for OpenStack Storage
Ask the Experts: Challenges for OpenStack Storage 

Here's your chance! This all-star panel discussion will focus on the challenges for OpenStack storage while responding directly to feedback from users and developers in the audience of their challenges with OpenStack storage. This panel may be recorded as a "Speaking in Tech" podcast which is distributed by Europe's largest tech publication, The Register.

Topics that will be discussed include:






  • Feedback directly from audience members about their challenges with OpenStack storage






  • How data protection is evolving in OpenStack






  • Panel feedback on the challenges with OpenStack storage






  • What features are missing from OpenStack?






  • Managing support for OpenStack storage







Panelists:

Mark Twomey (aka @Storagezilla)

Technical Director in the CTO team for EMC's Data Protection & Availability Division

Alex McDonald

NetApp Industry Forums & Standards, CTO Office

Manju Ramanthpura

CTO, Intelligent Platforms, Hitachi Data Systems

Neil Levine

Director of Product Management, Red Hat

Aaron Delp

Cloud Solutions Architect, SolidFire

 
Moderator:

Greg Knieriemen

Technology Evangelist, Hitachi Data Systems and...

Co-host of the "Speaking in Tech" Podcast on The Register



Speakers
avatar for Aaron Delp

Aaron Delp

Technical Solutions Director, SolidFire, SolidFire
Aaron Delp is the Director of Technology Solutions for SolidFIre specializing in the creation of OpenStack, CloudStack, and VMware based cloud solutions. Prior to SolidFire, Aaron was the Sr. Director of Technical Marketing for the Citrix Cloud Platforms Group where he led the generation... Read More →
avatar for Greg Knieriemen

Greg Knieriemen

Hitachi Data Systems Technology Evangelist, Hitachi
Greg is the Hitachi Data Systems Technology Evangelist and helps drive and communicate the vision and application of Hitachi Data Systems technology through various channels. Greg is also the host of the Speaking in Tech Podcast which is distributed by Europe's largest tech publication... Read More →
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 Alex  McDonald

Alex McDonald

NetApp Industry Forums & Standards, CTO Office, NetApp
Alex joined NetApp in 2005, after more than 35 years in a variety of roles with some of the best known names in the software industry. With a background in software development, support, and a period as an independent consultant, he is now part of NetApp’s CTO Office that supports... Read More →
avatar for Manju Ramanathpura

Manju Ramanathpura

CTO - Intelligent Platforms, Hitachi Data Systems
I am a member of Hitachi Data Systems’ Office of Technology & Planning team, working as a CTO for Intelligent Platforms. In my role, I work closely with strategic clients, research communities, open source communities and various Hitachi’s internal organizations to drive continuous... Read More →
avatar for Mark Twomey

Mark Twomey

Technical Director. CTO Team. EMC Data Protection and Availability Division.
Mark 'Storagezilla' Twomey is a Technical Director in the CTO team for EMC's Data Protection & Availability Division. Mark has worked in the Data Protection field for 18 years, and after writing that down now wonders what he's been doing with his life? 


Monday November 3, 2014 11:40 - 12:20
Room 252 AB

12:30

Everything You Wanted to Know About Trove but Didn't Know Whom to Ask
In this presentation we dive deep into OpenStack Trove, the Database-as-a-Service project in OpenStack. The goal of Trove is to provide a scalable and reliable Cloud Database as a Service provisioning functionality for both relational and non-relational database engines and to continue to improve its fully featured and extensible open source framework.

The presentation will describe the architecture and internals of Trove in detail and provide an in-depth view of each of these components. We will also provide some historical perspective and chart the evolution of the Trove project as it has evolved over the past 18 or so months as many of the architectural decision and trade-offs have been made in the process of this evolution, and to truly understand the architecture one must understand some of the history as well. We will also provide an overview of the layout of the source code of the project and highlight the location of the various major architectural elements in the source repository.

The presentation is valuable to developers and aspiring contributors to OpenStack, especially Trove, as it will give them a very solid understanding of the project and the source code and make it much easier for them to begin to contribute to the project at a very fundamental level. The presentation is also valuable for OpenStack adopters and those interested in operating databases in the OpenStack cloud. It will help decision makers understand the flexibility of the Trove architecture and understand why choosing Trove, as the basis for a Database-as-a-Service, is a very good one.

Speakers
avatar for Amrith Kumar

Amrith Kumar

CTO Tesora, Project Team Lead OpenStack Trove, Tesora
Amrith Kumar brings more than two decades of experience delivering industry-leading products for companies specializing in enterprise storage applications, fault tolerant high-performance systems and massively parallel databases to Tesora, which he co-founded. Earlier, he served as... Read More →
avatar for Nikhil Manchanda

Nikhil Manchanda

Engineering Manager, Microsoft
Hello there! I'm an Engineering Manager at Microsoft helping customers build cloud applications using Azure, Helm, Kubernetes and other container technologies. I was previously one of the founders of the OpenStack Trove project. My main areas of expertise are databases and IoT, but... Read More →


Monday November 3, 2014 12:30 - 13:10
Room 252 AB

14:30

Taking the Mystery out of Erasure Codes: A Swift Implementation
Following the release of Swift 2.0, the community has been working feverishly on the first significant Storage Policy for Swift Erasure Code support.  This is talk will certainly touch on the value of this feature to deployers but really focus more on educating the audience on exactly how it is that Erasure Codes work to enable such a dramatic cost savings while preserving or increase durability.

Additionally, this talk will take a close look at the options that the community faced as it examined implementation choices including what we came up with any why.  We will provide an overview of a OpenStack requirement, a Python Erasure Code Library known as PyECLib supporting the most popular and efficient algorithms out there and explain how we leveraged Storage Policies to add Erasure Code support without turning the codebase upside down.

Come hear the story directly from two of the main Erasure Code contributors from Box and Intel!


 

Additionally, this talk will take a close look at the options that the community faced as it examined implementation choices including what we came up with any why.  We will provide an overview of a OpenStack requirement, a Python Erasure Code Library known as PyECLib supporting the most popular and efficient algorithms out there and explain how we leveraged Storage Policies to add Erasure Code support without turning the codebase upside down.

 

Come hear the story directly from two of the main Erasure Code contributors from Box and Intel!



Speakers
KG

Kevin Greenan

Staff Software Engineer, Box
Kevin is a Staff Software Engineer at Box, where he works in the Backend Engineering team on a variety of storage-related projects. Kevin is a co-author on 20+ peer-reviewed articles in storage architecture, reliability and erasure codes. Kevin is also a co-author on a handful of... Read More →
avatar for Paul Luse

Paul Luse

Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation
Paul is a Principal Engineer and Software Development Lead working the Storage Group at Intel and is primarily focused on Cloud Storage Software. He has been working in storage-related technologies for most of his 20+ year career at Intel. Recently, Paul played a key role in the development... Read More →


Monday November 3, 2014 14:30 - 15:10
Room 252 AB

15:20

Why is My Volume in 'ERROR' State!?! - An Introduction to Troubleshooting Your Cinder Configuration
The most frequent problem I see from customers is 'I have configured Cinder but my volumes just go to 'ERROR' state.  Why?'  There are a number of common pitfalls that storage administrators who are new to Cinder may encounter.  The source of the problem may not be easily determined by new users, but with a bit of guidance most problems are easily resolved.  This  presentation will help guide new, and existing, users to smooth attainment of an 'available' volume on new storage back-ends whether it be on a new system or an additional storage system being added via Cinder's multi-backend support.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Bryant

Jay Bryant

IBM Cinder Subject Matter Expert
Jay has worked for IBM since 2001 on Linux virtualization, supercomputing and storage related initiatives.  Jay started working with OpenStack during the Grizzly release and has been focussed on Cinder since Havana.  As the Cinder Subject Matter Expert for IBM's Cloud Division... Read More →
avatar for Walter A. Boring IV

Walter A. Boring IV

Software Engineer at Hewlett-Packard, HP
Walt is a software engineer at Hewlett-Packard currently working in the Management and Solutions Development Unit focusing on storage systems enablement.   He has been working at Hewlett-Packard since 2007.  Since 2012, he has been working on OpenStack for HP enabling several of... Read More →
avatar for Kurt Martin

Kurt Martin

Cloud Software Engineer, Hewlett-Packard
Kurt Martin is a software developer for Hewlett-Packard Storage Division. He has been involved with OpenStack since the Grizzly release, focusing  on the Block Storage project and was one of the driving forces and co-developers of Fibre Channel attached storage in OpenStack... Read More →


Monday November 3, 2014 15:20 - 16:00
Room 252 AB

16:20

The Role of Software Defined Storage in OpenStack Cinder
What is the relationship between Cloud Computing and what has been termed, the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)? Does OpenStack already implement Software Defined Storage (SDS) and if not, what should be the role of SDS in the OpenStack platform? In this panel, we will hear from storage experts with a diversity of opinions on these important questions. We will have a discussion on the role of SDS of in OpenStack broadly and the implementation of SDS being proposed by vendors such as EMC and Huawei. You will hear from proponents as well critics who believe that the current vendor proposals for SDS are at odds with the open source vision for OpenStack. The goal is to begin driving an open and honest discussion about the future of OpenStack storage technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Ayal Baron

Ayal Baron

Cloud computing CTO, Huawei
Ayal Baron is Cloud computing CTO in Huawei's ITPL and brings nearly 20 years of software development experience in the fields of virtualization, storage and networking to his role.Prior to joining Toga, he was Senior Engineering manager in Redhat leading cloud storage and before... Read More →
avatar for John Griffith

John Griffith

Principal Software Engineer, SolidFire
John Griffith, Principal Software Engineer at SolidFire, helped to create the Cinder project in OpenStack.  His primary responsibility at SolidFire is technical contributor to OpenStack.  He served as Technical Lead for the Block Storage Project since it's beginning through the... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Hui

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 →
avatar for Mike Perez

Mike Perez

Developer Coordinator, Red Hat
Being a contributing member of OpenStack since 2010, Mike Perez has served as a core developer for the OpenStack block storage project Cinder and as a PTL for the Kilo and Liberty releases. During some of this time, he worked for DreamHost in helping with their OpenStack public cloud... Read More →
avatar for Shamail Tahir

Shamail Tahir

Cloud Architect, Office of the CTO, EMC
Shamail Tahir is a Cloud Architect in the Office of the CTO at EMC, focused on helping to build EMC's OpenStack contribution strategy and enablement along with leading other cloud innovation projects. He has held multiple roles in technology both as a customer and a vendor. His... Read More →
avatar for Sage Weil

Sage Weil

Ceph Project Leader, Red Hat
Sage Weil helped developed Ceph as part of his graduate studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. After graduating he continued to develop the system and build an open source community around Ceph with the support of DreamHost. In 2012, he co-founded Inktank to productize... Read More →


Monday November 3, 2014 16:20 - 17:00
Room 252 AB

17:10

Using OpenStack Swift for Extreme Data Durability
Openstack Swift is a very powerful object storage that is used in several of the largest object storage deployments around the globe. It ensures a very high level of data durability and can withstand epic disasters if setup in the right way.

 

During this talk we want to give you an overview about the mechanism that are used within Swift to ensure data durability and availability, how to design your cluster using regions and zones and things you need to pay attention to, especially when enhancing an existing cluster.

 

This talk will deal with performance related issues that operators may have to face when updating an existing Swift cluster. Such changes may require big volumes of production data to flow between nodes, which can have an impact on the cluster s performance, not to mention the guarantee that no data is lost during the operation. In order to achieve such migration while ensuring good performance to Swift users a number of parameters have to be tuned. Monitoring tools will also play a role to ensure that your cluster behaves appropriately.

 

The talk will be concluded with an estimation of the data durability based on your Swift configuration.

Speakers
FF

Florent Flament

Openstacker, Cloudwatt
Florent has been working at Cloudwatt on OpenStack for the last year, contributing to the deployment of Cloudwatt's public cloud. He has mostly been working on Identity and Object storage issues. Florent has been an open source enthusiast for more than 15 years.


Monday November 3, 2014 17:10 - 17:50
Room 252 AB
 
Wednesday, November 5
 

14:40

Swift 101: Technology and Architecture for Beginners
Swift is an object storage system designed for data that needs to be instantly accessible, stored forever, and accessible from multiple devices. In short, it is the engine that runs the biggest storage clouds on the planet. This session will cover Swift's architecture, its technology capabilities, and real-world infrastructure-as-a-service use cases. This OpenStack Swift introduction is great for attendees who want to understand the design goals of Swift and how they can best make use of this OpenStack component. It will be an informative introduction for those interested in running Swift or contributing to the Swift project.

Speakers
avatar for John Dickinson

John Dickinson

Director of Technology at SwiftStack & Swift PTL, SwiftStack
John Dickinson is Director of Technology at SwiftStack. SwiftStack is a technology innovator of private cloud storage for today’s applications, powered by OpenStack Object Storage. John serves as the Project Technical Lead for OpenStack Swift and has been involved in the development... Read More →


Wednesday November 5, 2014 14:40 - 15:20
Salle Maillot

15:30

Case Study: Multi-regional, Multi-petabyte, Multi-clusterd Object Storage Powered by OpenStack Swift
NTT Data is an IT service company which especially works on infrastructure systems.

In this talk, we introduce our recent big project about OpenStack swift, for one of the Telecom companies in Japan. In this project, we constructed six swift clusters with multi-petabyte capacity, distributed over two sites.

We especially focus on following challenges we tackled in the project.
 * Automated Building and testing of swift clusters to ensure fast and safe delivery
 * Monitoring and visualization system for huge swift clusters to manager huge distributed swift clusters
 * Backup system from a multi-site swift cluster to another swift cluster to realize more robust data storing
 * Performance tuning for hardware with no SSD to realize effective performance with low cost hardware

Speakers
avatar for Takashi Kajinami

Takashi Kajinami

Platform engineer, NTT DATA
Takashi Kajinami is a platform engineer at NTT Data since 2012, who has worked on the private cloud storage construction, with OpenStack Swift and Sheepdog. He is recently interested in IoT system, container technologies and the automation of system operation.


Wednesday November 5, 2014 15:30 - 16:10
Salle Maillot

16:30

Build a High-Performance and High-Durability Block Storage Service Based on Ceph
We spend two years to build high-performance,elastic,high-durability block storage based on  OpenStack and Ceph, it  has been running for one year in our public cloud.

In this session, you learn details of:



  • Provisioned performance. The performance of each volume is 5000 IOPS, 170MB/s throughput, 2ms latency, how do we archieve these SLA and QoS, how do we select hardware and software . how do we optimize IO stack components .





  • High durability. The data durability is 99.99999999%, how do we design and configure the storage architecture to get the durability.





  • Operation friendly. All operations are harmless for SLA, how do we expand the capacity and upgrade software and hardware.




Speakers
ZR

Zhu Rongze

Senior Software Engineer
Rongze Zhu is a Senior Software Engineer for UnitedStack. His responsibilities include developing Cloud System based OpenStack and building storage solutions for Cloud System.
HW

Haomai Wang

Engineer
Haomai Wang is a UnitedStack enginner and focus on block storage, database and performance optimize. He also active in the OpenStack comunity and is a OpenStack Cinder & Trove developer. Besides above, He is good at the integration with Ceph and OpenStack and has rich experience on... Read More →


Wednesday November 5, 2014 16:30 - 17:10
Salle Maillot

17:20

Extensibility in Swift
OpenStack Swift is and has always been a modular, extensible storage system. Swift is not an abstraction layer on top of an object storage system. OpenStack Swift provides clients a unified namespace that abstracts away the underlying storage volumes.

With this simple concept, Swift gives operators seamless capacity management and provides storage for applications that just works, even when hardware fails. More importantly, it gives operators a simple storage service that can be tuned and extended to their exact needs functionally, financially, and over the lifetime of their applications. Swift can be extended by both middleware and by replacing the underlying storage volumes, and these extensibility points have exsited in the project since it began. This talk will demonstrate Swift's extensibility and reference both existing products extending Swift and discuss future possibilities for extension.

If you are interested in learning how Swift can be adapted to seamlessly fit into your environment, you won't want to miss this talk.

Speakers
avatar for John Dickinson

John Dickinson

Director of Technology at SwiftStack & Swift PTL, SwiftStack
John Dickinson is Director of Technology at SwiftStack. SwiftStack is a technology innovator of private cloud storage for today’s applications, powered by OpenStack Object Storage. John serves as the Project Technical Lead for OpenStack Swift and has been involved in the development... Read More →


Wednesday November 5, 2014 17:20 - 18:00
Salle Maillot