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Wednesday, December 7
 

8:00am

Registration and Breakfast
Wednesday December 7, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Salon D&E

9:00am

Foundation Keynote - Mark Collier
Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Bryce

Jonathan Bryce

Executive Director, OpenStack Foundation
Jonathan Bryce, who has spent his career building the cloud, is Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation. Previously he was a founder of The Rackspace Cloud. He started his career working as a web developer for Rackspace, and during his tenure, he and co-worker Todd Morey had a vision to build a sophisticated web hosting environment where users and businesses alike could turn to design, develop and deploy their ideal web site – all... Read More →
avatar for Mark Collier

Mark Collier

Chief Operating Officer, OpenStack Foundation
Mark has spent his career working on technologies that disrupt industries, from "a computer on every desk", when he worked at Dell in the 90's as a product manager, to the digital music shift as Senior Director of Business Development at Yahoo! Music, to the cloud computing era, where as VP of Business Development at Rackspace he led the effort to embrace an open source development model and build an ecosystem and community around it, resulting... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Salon D&E

9:30am

Now! is the time. Make your OpenStack Move (SUSE)
Get off the fence. Its time to move to OpenStack. See where it fits for you and the trends moving forward. How can SUSE OpenStack Cloud help you and what are the benefits of using SUSE OpenStack Cloud.

Speakers
avatar for Cameron Seader

Cameron Seader

Cloud Technology Strategist at SUSE, SUSE
Cameron is currently a Senior Technology Strategist working closely on Enterprise Cloud Computing environments; has a diverse background that includes solutions architecture, consulting, engineering and technical sales. With over fifteen plus years of experience at companies such as Hewlett Packard, Micron, Interland (now Web.com) and Idaho Power, he excels in specific areas of data center design, specializing in system solutions on mainframes to... Read More →



Wednesday December 7, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Salon D&E

10:00am

Morning Break
Wednesday December 7, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Salon D&E

10:30am

The Future Of OpenStack - Panel
As for the main theme of "The Future Of OpenStack" for this event, this panel session would be an exellent opportunity to hear from field experts what they think and view how OpenStack would look like in the short/long term.

Moderators
avatar for Lisa-Marie Namphy

Lisa-Marie Namphy

Global Dev Community Team at HPE SW, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Lisa-Marie currently leads the global developer community solutions team focused on OpenStack and open source across HPE. Lisa also organizes the SF Bay OpenStack Meetup group and personally hosts the bi-weekly meetup, mostly onsite at HPE. Lisa brings to HPE more than 20 years of product and technical marketing as well as community architecting experience. She has held senior marketing roles at Business Intelligence and Cloud software... Read More →

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 of Swift since 2009
avatar for K Rain Leander

K Rain Leander

Software Engineer, Red Hat
K Rain Leander is a systematic, slightly psychic, interdisciplinary developer evangelist with a Bachelor’s in dance and a Master’s in IT. An epic public speaker, she has disappeared within a box stuffed with swords, created life, and went skydiving with the Queen. Seriously. Rain is an active technical contributor (ATC) with OpenStack TripleO, Fedora, DjangoGirls, and Project DO. Come say hello. Bring cake.
avatar for Bruce Mathews

Bruce Mathews

Senior Solutions Architect, Mirantis, Mirantis
Bruce has been a Senior Solutions Architect in the computer industry for almost forty years, working at Information International, Inc., Symbolics, Inc. Prime Computers, Inc., Computervision, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, and now Mirantis. During his career, Bruce has provided integration services, application development, and large scale deployments for major corporate initiatives at companies such as PayPal, Salesforce.com, Wells Fargo... Read More →
avatar for Robert Starmer

Robert Starmer

CTO and Founder, Kumulus Technologies
With 20+ years in the automation space I find all things cloud interesting. By focusing on the latest models for operations and application automation, I help enable value from OpenStack, Containers, CAPS tools, and Dev/Ops CI/CD pipelines. I am the CTO and Founder at Kumulus Technologies, a San Francisco Bay area infrastructure focused Dev/Ops consultancy. I am also a Certified OpenStack Administrator.


Wednesday December 7, 2016 10:30am - 11:10am
Salon D&E

11:10am

Advanced Network Services in OpenStack: Load-Balancing as a Service (Avi Networks)

This session is about elastic, multi-tenant, L4-L7 network services in OpenStack. We will particularly discuss about Load Balancing as a Service (LBaaS): how it is implemented in OpenStack today and how this evolved over different versions of OpenStack. We will present a distributed and scalable service-VM architecture that underlies the recent reference implementation and also our solution. We will demo load balancing (LBaaS), high-performance SSL, and real-time application monitoring services in OpenStack. We will also share learnings from production deployments of LBaaS in large-scale private and public OpenStack clouds.


Speakers
avatar for Praveen Yalagandula

Praveen Yalagandula

OpenStack Architect, Avi Networks
Praveen is the OpenStack Architect at Avi Networks, responsible for designing and developing the integration of Avi Networks’ Cloud Application Delivery Platform with OpenStack infrastructure services. At Avi, Praveen also leads the application performance visibility component of Avi’s solution and has developed a scalable and distributed log analytics system. Prior to Avi, Praveen was a Principal Scientist at HP Labs in Palo Alto, where he... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 11:10am - 11:55am
Salon A

11:10am

Enterprise Migration enabled by SDN/Network Virtualization (Juniper)
You want agility, flexibility, and security for your cloud.
That means utilizing all the cloud environments in your disposal to run applications, designing your IT at ANY SCALE while securing your network end-to-end. 

With this secure elastic cloud, your workloads move between private and public clouds dynamically while utilizing the best compute vehicle (VMs, Containers or Bare Metal Servers) available to run a particular workload, requiring Cloud Connect technology to connect any compute environments anywhere. 

Not to mention you must isolate tenants running on your shared IT infrastructure and protect workloads across cloud boundaries. 

Juniper has the answer. With this demo, we will showcase:
1: Secure: Tenant isolation & protect workloads
2: Hybrid Cloud: Build your IT as service at any scale 
3: Freedom of Choice: Run applications on different compute environments.

Speakers
avatar for Aniket Daptari

Aniket Daptari

Sr. Product Manager, Juniper Networks, Inc.
Started as a Software Engineer writing protocol code, CLI, device drivers and online diagnostic software for various networking equipment at different network equipment vendors - Allied Telesyn, Force10 Networks, Cisco Systems. Then began a journey into network programmability, APIs and SDK at Juniper Networks. Evolved from programmability into platforms for NFV and SDN. In this journey evolved from being a Software Engineer to a Technical... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 11:10am - 11:55am
Salon B

11:10am

Lessons Learned Building and Operating the World’s Largest OpenStack Clouds
Rackspace is ideally positioned to help enterprises as one of the founders of OpenStack, as operator of the world’s largest OpenStack public cloud and as operator of some of the world’s largest private clouds. As clouds grow larger and more expansive, things like fleet management become critical.

Join as we discuss the lessons Rackspace has learned building, managing and scaling the world’s largest OpenStack clouds. We will review specific lessons learned building and operating the world’s largest OpenStack public cloud and the two 1,000 node OpenStack Innovation Center clusters that are been used by many OpenStack community members for scale testing. I will also talk about Craton, an open source project to apply lessons learned by Rackspace to build fleet management tooling.

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Hui

Kenneth Hui

Technology Evangelist, Rackspace
Kenneth Hui is a Technology Evangelist with Rackspace. His passion is to help IT deliver value to their customers through collaboration, automation, and cloud computing. Ken blogs about cloud computing, OpenStack, and VMware at http://cloudarchitectmusings.com and at http://www.rackspace.com./blog/author/kenneth-hui. He also speaks regularly at conferences and user group meetups. You can follow Ken on Twitter @hui_kenneth.


Wednesday December 7, 2016 11:10am - 11:55am
Salon C

11:55am

Lunch
Wednesday December 7, 2016 11:55am - 1:00pm
Salon D&E

1:00pm

OpenStack in the post Moore's Law World
Software development and indeed the entire technology ecosystem has ridden the Moore's Law wave since the 70's. Programming methodologies, business models, release cycles, innovation rates, etc are all heavily dependent on the expectation that computing power will roughly double every 2-3 years. We are fast approaching the end days of transistor shrinkage with semiconductor manufacturers battling to extend FinFET to 7nm processes. In the near future we are almost certainly looking at a complete re-tooling and re-thinking of transistors to go beyond the 5-7nm point and with real physical limits fast approaching, is it even worth it? How does this new era affect OpenStack? What does the future of IaaS, PaaS, etcaaS look like in these dark days? In this talk we will examine some past and current trends towards hardware diversification as well as tangible investments that large scale tech companies are making. Finally, we will posit some scenarios of how OpenStack thrives going forward.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson

Systems Architect at Mirantis, Mirantis
Mike Wilson comes from a background of large scale multi-datacenter computing and has been doing big OpenStack since the Folsom release. His experience includes upstream development as well as being the principal architect and lead in setting up one of the largest OpenStack deployments in the world in his time with Bluehost. When he came to Mirantis, he acted as the principal architect for AT&T's enormous OpenStack based Telco cloud, AT&T... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Salon C

1:00pm

Reconciling Intent Defined Storage with Cinder's Volume-centric Model
Cinder is an interface for managing block storage devices, but some of the processes conflict w/ features on vendor’s backend storage devices. This will cover solutions to find a balance between Cinder volume-centric storage & alternatives such as intent-based storage for Cinder integration.

• Cinder’s volume-centric view of storage
• Alternatives such as intent-defined storage
• Round-peg Square-hole problem
• Overview of a Cinder driver’s role in defining backend storage
• Comprehensive solution possibilities in the future
• Detail possible problems other storage solutions might run up against

Moderators
avatar for Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Software Engineer, Datera Inc
Matt Smith is a Software Engineer with 5 years of experience in Python | Automation Frameworks currently working for Datera, a startup that | provides Elastic Data Fabric™, an elastic block storage solution for | next-generation public clouds.  Matt joined the OpenStack community in | 2015 and is an active contributor to the Cinder OpenStack project. | Previously Matt worked for Riverbed Technologies on their SteelScript | Framework... Read More →

Wednesday December 7, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Salon A

1:00pm

OpenStack Administration with SUSE OpenStack Cloud - Day 1

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS!

Pre-register at the URL below or email clwalker8@gmail.com.

This course is designed for system administrators and others who want to learn how to administer an OpenStack Cloud. Participants receive a comprehensive understanding of the tasks necessary to administer an OpenStack cloud and then use common tools that are included with an OpenStack distribution to administer a SUSE OpenStack cloud. This course prepares the participants to take and pass the Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) exam.

*NOTE: This class runs across three (3) days: Wednesday, Nov 7-Friday, Nov 9. It is only open to attendees of OpenStack Days Mountain West, on a first-come, first-served basis. You must pre-register for this course at http://www.openstackdaysmw.com/.


Wednesday December 7, 2016 1:00pm - 4:45pm
Solitude

2:00pm

High Performance Ceph In Production (Intel)

In designing an OpenStack cloud system, one of the most critical tasks is how to build out a highly scalable and reliable storage system. We, at Adobe, have been using Ceph as high performance block storage in OpenStack for a variety of use cases such as images, volumes, and snapshots. Over the last two years, and through several experiences of building out Ceph systems, we've been able to achieve very competitive performance with traditional spinning HDDs, yet we found interesting bottlenecks on several subcomponents including networks. We would like to share how we designed our Ceph architecture to maximize its performance with all commodity hardware. We are also planning on enhancing our current Ceph architecture to further boost up its performance using NVMe SSDs.


In the second part of the talk, Intel will share with us the work they are doing with Ceph. Intel will cover their upstream development work, reference archiectures, and benchmarks including work on an all NVMe Ceph clusters. Then Intel will cover review initial results of their blustore testing as well as some early work with Ceph on 100GbE networks. 


Speakers
avatar for Dan Ferber

Dan Ferber

Software Defined Storage Technologist, Intel
Dan Ferber works at Intel helping customers and partners with software defined storage in general as well as open source Ceph. He is involved with a number of Ceph projects including Ceph reference architectures, Ceph performance testing, Intel’s Virtual Storage Manager (VSM) for Ceph, and supporting several partners with their Ceph efforts. Dan is Intel’s representative to the Ceph Community Board. | | Prior to SDS work, Dan led the... Read More →
avatar for Jun Park

Jun Park

Solutions Architect, Adobe
Dr. Jun Park is the Lead Architect for OpenStack initiative at Adobe. He has been working on strategically supporting business use cases by utilizing OpenStack private clouds. The use cases include CI/CD frameworks, and container-orchestration frameworks such as Kubernetes and Mesos via OpenStack Heat/Magnum/Murano. He also has been heavily involved in the OpenStack community with different hats as a super-user, a developer, a speaker, and an... Read More →



Wednesday December 7, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Salon A

2:00pm

The OpenStack Project Continuous Integration System
Every patch that an OpenStack developer proposes is run
through the continuous integration (CI) system run by the OpenStack
Infrastructure team. This system runs a series of unit, functional and
integration tests for every project and results are presented back to
the developer in the code review web UI, but what is behind the scenes
of all those tests?

This talk walks through the basics of the CI system, statistics about
the growth of contributors and tests, and recent changes we've made to
keep up with ever-increasing need for more jobs to be run. You'll also
get a peek into what we're currently working on to make sure we
continue to keep pace with the grow of the OpenStack developer
community.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth K. Joseph

Elizabeth K. Joseph

Core Member of the OpenStack Project Infrastructure Team
Elizabeth K. Joseph is focused on the OpenStack Infrastructure project. With a history of working in open source since 2002 and heavy involvement with the Ubuntu project, she's been working with OpenStack since the beginning of 2013. In addition to Infrastructure, she's the author of the book Common OpenStack Deployments and routinely speaks about Infrastructure and Quality Assurance tools used by the OpenStack project to ensure high code... Read More →



Wednesday December 7, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Salon B

2:00pm

How OpenStack is shaping the future of Telecom Networks
CSP networks are evolving to keep up with changing competition and demanding customers.  Upcoming technologies like 5G and IoT are triggering and in many cases, increasing the urgency of that transformation.    Underlying technologies like SDN/NFV/MEC are all maturing and contributing to building the momentum for that distributed cloud infrastructure for CSP.   The CSP central offices and networks of today are going to look like a data center and distributed cloud when the transformation is eventually complete.  That is what some in the industry call the Telco Cloud.    It is not wild to imagine that  an AT&T or Telefonica network of the future might be the thousands of federated cloud instances interconnected by an equally programmable connectivity layer.  By virtue of being the de-facto platform for NFV, OpenStack is already playing a big role in the transformation of CSP networks.    However, with that right also comes responsibilities.   OpenStack itself is evolving to prove itself for the job – the job of ensuring a highly reliable, manageable, distributed cloud platform.   OpenStack and other CSP related open source projects like ODL and OPNFV are working collaboratively to achieve this

 

In this session, we will outline the following

 

1.       The basics of NFV and the state of NFV in Operator Networks – Where is NFV being depoloyed

2.       Introduction to OPNFV and key requirements that OPNFV is driving to help OpenStack address Telco requirements

Speakers
avatar for Tariq Khan

Tariq Khan

HPE
As a long-time technologist and architect with extensive solution selling & development experience around Data Centers and Cloud infrastructures. Tariq has had the opportunity to create meaningful impact on clients through thought leadership by evangelizing next generation solutions, selling consultatively, and driving client-facing strategy.  In his current role, Tariq is responsible for shaping HPE’s NFV technology... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Salon C

2:45pm

Afternoon Break
Wednesday December 7, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Salon D&E

3:15pm

A Brief History of the Cloud from Servers to VMs to Buildpacks to Cloud Native Containers
Over the last two decades, the fundamental building blocks of application delivery has evolved. It started with non-virtualized servers from Sun, moved to virtual machines from VMWare and AWS (on first private and then public clouds, the latter being called Infrastructure-as-a-Service), and then continued to buildpacks on Platform-as-a-Service offerings such as Heroku. We’ll review this evolution, and the subsequent one toward open source approaches to VMs, IaaS, and PaaS like OpenStack and Cloud Foundry.

Cloud Native computing is defined as orchestrated containers of microservices. We’ll bring our history up to the current day by reviewing the extraordinary excitement around containers as the building block for modern applications and discuss some of the advantages of a cloud native architecture, including isolation, avoiding lock-in, scalability, agility and maintainability, efficiency and resiliency.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Kohn

Dan Kohn

Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Dan Kohn leads the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Dan previously served as CTO of several startups, including Spreemo, a healthcare marketplace, and Shopbeam, a shoppable ads company. Earlier, he was a general partner at Skymoon Ventures, a $70 million seed-stage venture capital firm that created startups in semiconductors and telecom infrastructure. He also helped create and launch The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative.


Wednesday December 7, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Salon B

3:15pm

Various OpenStack deployment models for private cloud (Dell EMC)
In this beginner-level session, we will discuss the pros and cons of various OpenStack consumption models. We will take a critical view of the various options that are available for building an OpenStack cloud. Is DIY the best path or are there trade-offs? Should you be concerned with vendor lock-in leveraging a distribution or turnkey model? What considerations should you take into account when deciding between these options of DIY or Distro or Turnkey Appliance? Join us as we discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly with each path to building a successful OpenStack-powered cloud.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Wanless

Stephen Wanless

Open Source Cloud Infrastructure Specialist and Open Stack Product Manager, Dell EMC
Product Manager for the Open Stack Program at Dell.


Wednesday December 7, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Salon A

3:15pm

Transforming Organizations with OpenStack
OpenStack environments have been enabling positive change for hundreds
of large-scale adopters for years. Overstock.com, Walmart, Workday,
AT&T, CERN and many others have shared amazing stories of their
success with OpenStack.  This, however, is a bigger story about using
OpenStack AND the development tooling around it.  Testing every
commit.  Gated merges.  Fixing bugs upstream first.  Config as code
and code as conversation.  We used OpenStack, Gerrit, Zuul and Jenkins
to transform how a dozen globally distributed teams work together and
radically improved how they develop, test and deploy software.  This
is the story of how we got there and the incredible payoff in
collaboration and development velocity.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Aedo

Christopher Aedo

Developer Advocacy, IBM
Christopher Aedo, Cloud Architect and Developer Advocacy Team Lead at IBM, is an IT veteran for consulting, design and technology companies. He is also an outspoken public advocate for OpenStack, cloud computing, software defined networking, and software defined storage. In Portland he organizes the OpenStack PDX meetup, and is deeply involved with application developer enablement in the OpenStack community as well as being the PTL for the... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Salon C

4:15pm

Private Cloud Cattle and Pet Wrangling
At Charter Communications, we have a large private cloud used for a wide variety of internal businesses. Getting these businesses to adopt a "cattle vs. pets" mentality has been a long and ever on-going talk. Additionally, there are business forces pushing more and more users onto this cloud (primarily cost). Yet not all businesses are ready to treat their services like cattle.

Speakers
avatar for David Medberry

David Medberry

Lead Engineer, OpenStack DevOps, Charter Comm
Open source advocate for 15+ years.OpenStack developer, deployer since 2011... | OpenStack Community leader for 4+ years. | Formerly doing cloud and open source for Canonical (Ubuntu) and HP, currently doing OpenStack at Charter Communications. | Known to launch flying discs at anyone attending his talks and meetups.



Wednesday December 7, 2016 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Salon A

4:15pm

Extending OpenStack Cinder to containers and container orchestration
Cinder has seen explosive growth offering over 70 backend storage providers. Now we’re seeing the arms race begin with Vendors and start-ups pitching the same sort of trend in Containers. It’s actually pretty simple to use Cinder to provide your Block Storage orchestration for Docker. Many point out that Containers and OpenStack can be complementary, we’ll show you one such case. We can use OpenStack components like Cinder for things outside of OpenStack.

This talk will introduce some of the current functionality in the Docker Volumes API, as well as take a quick look at a number of the plugin options that are out there. There’s no single answer, but there might be an easier path to Persistent Block storage in containers than you thought.

We’ll show you how you can use your existing Cinder environment an introduce a Native Docker Cinder plugin to containers and container orchestration layers. Some folks are already using this great combination today. Not to mention a demo with Docker Swarm and Mesos/Marathon.

Key Takeaways: How to use cinder as a stand-alone storage provider, particularly for use with their Container environments whether they be on OpenStack Instances or bare-metal.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Balduf

Ed Balduf

Cloud Solutions Architect, NetApp/SolidFire
Ed Balduf is a Cloud Solutions Architect at SolidFIre, focusing on OpenStack and Agile Infrastructure. Ed has been working over 20+ years in technology, consulting and sales.  Ed is highly technical but has always chosen to work in roles involving interaction with customers and partners as he excels at solving new problems and knowledge sharing. Ed was most recently Sr. Staff Storage Architect with Fusion-io/SanDisk working with Hyperscale... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Salon C

5:05pm

Conference Reception and Birds of a Feather Group Discussions

Come join your peers for an evening of great food, drink and thought-provoking discussions following a great first day of sessions!

We will kick off Birds of a Feather discussions immediately following the final session of the day. This is the perfect time and place to come listen, or to be heard, about the topic of your choice.

Did you not agree with something you heard in a session? Come tell everyone about it! Do you want to add your voice to support an idea? Come and make your voice heard! You can sign up for table topics all day at the registration desk.

And to get the conversation started (and moving quickly) we’ll have lots of great food and free beer!


Wednesday December 7, 2016 5:05pm - 7:00pm
Salon D&E
 
Thursday, December 8
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Thursday December 8, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Salon D&E

8:00am

Breakfast
Thursday December 8, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Salon D&E

9:00am

The State of OpenStack
The OpenStack Community has just released its 14th version – Newton. At this presentation, we’ll discuss recent trends in the community, highlights of the Newton release and provide an overview of where OpenStack is headed in 2017 and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph George

Joseph George

Vice President of Solutions, SUSE
Joseph George is the Vice President of Solutions at SUSE, leading an organization focused on developing and delivering packaged, engineered solutions built with open source like OpenStack, Ceph, Hadoop, and enterprise Linux.  Prior to coming to SUSE, Joseph held key executive, strategy, and technical leadership roles at companies like Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell, BMC Software, and Halliburton, and has served on the OpenStack... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Salon D&E

9:30am

Lisa-Marie Namphy & Monty Taylor
Speakers
avatar for Lisa-Marie Namphy

Lisa-Marie Namphy

Global Dev Community Team at HPE SW, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Lisa-Marie currently leads the global developer community solutions team focused on OpenStack and open source across HPE. Lisa also organizes the SF Bay OpenStack Meetup group and personally hosts the bi-weekly meetup, mostly onsite at HPE. Lisa brings to HPE more than 20 years of product and technical marketing as well as community architecting experience. She has held senior marketing roles at Business Intelligence and Cloud software... Read More →
avatar for Monty Taylor

Monty Taylor

OpenStack Foundation
I currently work on OpenStack and Zuul for Red Hat. I lead a team that works on running the Developer Infrastructure systems for the project, as well as other pure-upstream development efforts. I am PTL Emeritus of the OpenStack Infra Program and set up the original project gating infrastructure. I currently sit on the Technical Committee. Previously, I was a core developer on Drizzle and was a Senior Consultant for MySQL, Inc. I've been a Python... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Salon D&E

10:00am

Morning Break
Thursday December 8, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Salon D&E

10:30am

OpenStack: Preferred Platform For PaaS Solutions
Why is OpenStack a preferred platform for PaaS solutions? This panel would be a great opportunity for you to hear the perspectives of the experts on a variety of PaaS slutions including Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Mesos, and so on.

Moderators
avatar for Robert Starmer

Robert Starmer

CTO and Founder, Kumulus Technologies
With 20+ years in the automation space I find all things cloud interesting. By focusing on the latest models for operations and application automation, I help enable value from OpenStack, Containers, CAPS tools, and Dev/Ops CI/CD pipelines. I am the CTO and Founder at Kumulus Technologies, a San Francisco Bay area infrastructure focused Dev/Ops consultancy. I am also a Certified OpenStack Administrator.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph George

Joseph George

Vice President of Solutions, SUSE
Joseph George is the Vice President of Solutions at SUSE, leading an organization focused on developing and delivering packaged, engineered solutions built with open source like OpenStack, Ceph, Hadoop, and enterprise Linux.  Prior to coming to SUSE, Joseph held key executive, strategy, and technical leadership roles at companies like Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell, BMC Software, and Halliburton, and has served on the OpenStack... Read More →
avatar for Rob Hirschfeld

Rob Hirschfeld

CEO, RackN
Rob Hirschfeld is CEO and co-founder of RackN, leaders in physical and hybrid DevOps software. He has been in the cloud and infrastructure space for nearly 15 years from working with early ESX Betas to serving four terms on the OpenStack Foundation Board and becoming an Execute at Dell. As a co-founder of the Digital Rebar project, Rob creating a new generation of DevOps orchestration to leverage the containers and service-oriented ops. He... Read More →
avatar for Jean de Klerk

Jean de Klerk

Senior Software Engineer, Pivotal Labs
Jean is a consultant and open source evangelist at Pivotal helping companies achieve success through the agile process, moving to cloud-ready apps, and enabling developers on technologies. Jean also works on CloudFoundry, Pivotal’s open source PaaS, building highly concurrent microservices in Go. Outside of work, Jean contributes to open source libraries, tinkers with Arduinos and Raspberry Pis, and enjoys the Colorado outdoors.
avatar for Jordan Neilsen

Jordan Neilsen

Cloud Architect, Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com


Thursday December 8, 2016 10:30am - 11:10am
Salon D&E

11:10am

Optimizing OpenStack for Hadoop workloads

Traditionally Hadoop is deployed on physical servers located on customer premise. This trend is changing with the advancements of cloud technology. A cloud deployment offers the ability to conveniently scale the cluster as needed. 

Join us and learn how Openstack cloud be optimized for Hadoop workload using the Openstack Sahara for Hadoop deployment. The presentation will go into great details on how an Openstack cloud can be optimized to get the performance of a Big Data workload to match as closely as possible that on a bare-metal Hadoop. We will discuss what tooling is needed for administrator to create and manage OpenStack cloud for Hadoop and how joint DellEMC Red Hat OpenStack validated solution addresses it, based on 3 key principles: openness, flexibility and extensibility.


Speakers
avatar for Arkady Kanevsky

Arkady Kanevsky

Director of Development, Dell EMC
Arkady has been a member of OpenStack since Grizzly. He is director of engineering leading a team of developers responsible for development of DellEMC OpenStack solutions.  Arkady has PhD. in CS from UIUC.  He straddled academic, research, architect, developer, and product owner roles.  Arkady roles included  but not limited to, research publications and Program committee member for various conferences like FAST... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 11:10am - 11:55am
Salon B

11:10am

How running Openstack changed operations at Overstock.com
Over the past 3 years, our continued use of OpenStack at Overstock.com has dramatically changed our operational mindset.  We now run much of our production environment on our OpenStack clouds, and this required changes to how we think about and work with servers.

Come and learn we use OpenStack at Overstock.com, and how our automation, monitoring, and inventory management have evolved as a result.

What they will learn:
Attendees will learn how a large online e-commerce retail site implemented OpenStack and the operational evolution that resulted from its use.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Lead Cloud Systems Architect, Overstock.com
Mike is a Systems Architect and Engineer with a passion for all things OpenStack and an extensive background in retail e-commerce, Internet hosting and system virtualization.  He is responsible for Overstock.com's cloud initiatives including the design and implementation of Overstock's OpenStack-powered private clouds.  


Thursday December 8, 2016 11:10am - 11:55am
Salon A

11:10am

Just a Girl (Living in Captivity): The Best Things About Being a Girl in OpenStack

Not a news day goes by without some horror story about how dangerous—or just flat our lonely—it can be to be a woman in tech. And while those stories sadly have some validity, what we’re not talking about are the positives. Instead of scaring ladies away from the industry, we should be welcoming them with open arms, and sharing what’s really cool about it instead (like being a Woman of OpenStack).

 

I’m a female working for one of the largest tech companies in the world, and though I’m in the minority as a cloud computing professional, membership does have its privileges. In my talk, I’ll “take this pink ribbon off my eyes” and highlight my favorite things about being a woman in the OpenStack community. I’ll shine a light on the great support that’s available to us; the unspoken perks that happen organically; and share how to network and connect with the other ladies of OpenStack.


Speakers
avatar for Tassoula Kokkoris

Tassoula Kokkoris

Worldwide Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM Blue Box, IBM
For over two decades, Tassoula Kokkoris has led teams with her creative, inventive approach to marketing. Starting her career as a fashion copywriter at Nordstrom she then managed award-winning public relations teams in the education and financial sectors before joining the tech industry with Blue Box in 2014. Since her arrival, she has ignited the OpenStack Seattle community by reviving their monthly meetups, increasing attendance by over 60... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 11:10am - 11:55am
Salon C

11:55am

Lunch
Thursday December 8, 2016 11:55am - 1:00pm
Salon D&E

1:00pm

Lock your pod down with OpenStack security in Kubernetes

This is a call to all who want to deploy production-grade networking for container-based workloads. With the adoption of container orchestration engines like Swarm, Kubernetes and Mesos, it’s important to adapt security technologies that scale with growing deployments. If we can isolate workloads with overlays, that’s pretty good. If we can seal a container on a host, that’s great!

Kuryr and MidoNet open source projects achieve network security for containers in a simplified, distributed architecture, stemming from OpenStack roots. Removing architectural bottlenecks, Kuryr + MidoNet efficiently implements security policies through the hardened Neutron framework for use by containers in large scale environments.


Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Thomas

Cynthia Thomas

Systems Engineer, Midokura
Cynthia Thomas is a systems engineer at Midokura, a global network virtualization software company. She enjoys highlighting the emerging technologies in network virtualization as application needs evolve. Her background in networking hardware spans from Telecommunications to Data Center and Campus/Enterprise solutions. She is a frequent speaker at cloud conferences such as the OpenStack Summit, OpenStack meetups and the IT Cloud Computing... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Salon C

1:00pm

Storage Challenges for Enterprise Applications in the Cloud (NetApp/SolidFire)
Moving a traditional Enterprise Application to the cloud is not without challenges and risks.  Traditional enterprise reliability designs utilize storage features in Enterprise storage arrays.  In OpenStack the concepts change.  In this talk I will discuss the challenges cloud architectures present for enterprise applications.  I will relate the general concepts to the current and planned OpenStack work and projects designed to address these challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Balduf

Ed Balduf

Cloud Solutions Architect, NetApp/SolidFire
Ed Balduf is a Cloud Solutions Architect at SolidFIre, focusing on OpenStack and Agile Infrastructure. Ed has been working over 20+ years in technology, consulting and sales.  Ed is highly technical but has always chosen to work in roles involving interaction with customers and partners as he excels at solving new problems and knowledge sharing. Ed was most recently Sr. Staff Storage Architect with Fusion-io/SanDisk working with Hyperscale... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Salon B

1:00pm

The Evolution of OpenStack from an ISP Driven, Multi-Tenant Model to an Organizationally Driven, Data Center Model

As OpenStack has continued the journey from the AWS model of multi-tenant clouds for Developers Only framework toward the workhorse for application support within organizations and departments in the Data Center, several aspects of commonality have emerged as key areas of change and expansion in the fabric of the framework to accommodate specific needs on an organizational level.


The common changes can be categorized as follows:

●     Global Identity Management

●     Network Addressing and Routing

●     Compute Specialization and Multi-HyperVisor Support

●     Global Storage Platforms

●     Application Lifecycle Management

●     Virtualizing the Control Plane

●     Day 2 Cloud Administration


Speakers
avatar for Bruce Mathews

Bruce Mathews

Senior Solutions Architect, Mirantis, Mirantis
Bruce has been a Senior Solutions Architect in the computer industry for almost forty years, working at Information International, Inc., Symbolics, Inc. Prime Computers, Inc., Computervision, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, and now Mirantis. During his career, Bruce has provided integration services, application development, and large scale deployments for major corporate initiatives at companies such as PayPal, Salesforce.com, Wells Fargo... Read More →



Thursday December 8, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Salon A

1:00pm

OpenStack Administration with SUSE OpenStack Cloud - Day 2

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS!

Pre-register at the URL below or email clwalker8@gmail.com.

This course is designed for system administrators and others who want to learn how to administer an OpenStack Cloud. Participants receive a comprehensive understanding of the tasks necessary to administer an OpenStack cloud and then use common tools that are included with an OpenStack distribution to administer a SUSE OpenStack cloud. This course prepares the participants to take and pass the Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) exam.

*NOTE: This class runs across three (3) days: Wednesday, Nov 7-Friday, Nov 9. It is only open to attendees of OpenStack Days Mountain West, on a first-come, first-served basis. You must pre-register for this course at http://www.openstackdaysmw.com/.


Thursday December 8, 2016 1:00pm - 4:45pm
Solitude

2:00pm

Will it Blend? The Joint OpenStack Kubernetes Environment

Will they blend? There's only one way to find out! Join experience DevOps mix-master, Rob Hirschfeld, in this fun and informative exploration.

Since the OpenStack on Kubernetes keynote in Austin, there are been many discussions about if and how to deliver a Joint OpenStack Kubernetes Environment. Specifically, using Kubernetes as an underlay.

In this presentation, we'll explore the potential benefits and downsides of this configuration. Then, assuming it's a good idea, we'll give into the real architectural and operational work needed to implement a robust OpenStack cloud using Kubernetes. We'll discuss the pros and cons of including the Nova compute nodes in K8s management. Finally, we'll outline upstream work that's needed to turn OpenStack into a cloud native application.


Speakers
avatar for Rob Hirschfeld

Rob Hirschfeld

CEO, RackN
Rob Hirschfeld is CEO and co-founder of RackN, leaders in physical and hybrid DevOps software. He has been in the cloud and infrastructure space for nearly 15 years from working with early ESX Betas to serving four terms on the OpenStack Foundation Board and becoming an Execute at Dell. As a co-founder of the Digital Rebar project, Rob creating a new generation of DevOps orchestration to leverage the containers and service-oriented ops. He... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Salon A

2:00pm

OSDef: DevOps-driven approach to securing a cloud infrastructure using BigData

The future of OpenStack must involve improved security, for the simple reason that adopters of OpenStack require a clear path to creating a secure cloud to meet the needs of the enterprise… not just developers. But how do you secure OpenStack without ruining OpenStack? How do you do so at-scale? To answer these questions, we discuss a project that we call OpenStack Defense (OSDef). The basic idea of OSDef is to achieve enterprise-grade security the DevOps way; where automation, integration, and verification work together to provide a pipeline to deliver an ever-improving service. In this case, that service is dynamic security. We discuss how OSDef will leverage Cloud, DevOps, and Big Data technologies and practices in concert to automate and accelerate the incident response lifecycle by creating an event-handling pipeline for security-related information:  collection, storage, search, aggregation, correlation, alerts/notifications, visualization, and response.


Speakers
avatar for Nathan Randall

Nathan Randall

Security Engineer, Charter Communications
Nathan Randall works as a Security Engineer for the OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) group at Charter Communications. He works on DevOps projects tied to the idea of making the OpenStack cloud more secure. Before starting a career in IT, Nathan worked as an Electrician’s Mate in the United States Navy. During his IT career, he has also worked as a Network/Systems/Virtualization Engineer for IaaS and Big Data companies. He lives with... Read More →



Thursday December 8, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Salon C

2:00pm

Alianza's Journey: OpenStack and Open Source for the Efficient Enterprise

The telecom industry is ripe for disruption.  Legacy solutions involving big iron appliances are too expensive to grow or maintain, and telecom companies across the country and world are swapping out their legacy iron for newer technologies as quick as they can find good solutions.  VoIP has traditionally been looked down on as not reliable enough for carriers.  Alianza's Cloud Voice Platform changes all that and allows our customers to provide carrier-grade voice services at a fraction of the cost of their legacy solutions and a fraction of the cost of their competitors.  There are a handful of factors that make this possible, one of which is the transition from proprietary VM management solutions to OpenStack and Open Source where possible.  Join as we cover how Alianza transitioned to OpenStack and other Open Source solutions, how we configure/manage/provision resources on our private clouds, and how we transitioned from a traditional network setup to software defined networks using mostly open source tools.  We'll also explore the cost savings and operational efficiencies we realized by being able to be more agile.


Speakers
avatar for Travis Smith

Travis Smith

Sr. Infrastructure Architect, Alianza Inc.
Travis Smith is the Sr. Infrastructure Architect at Alianza Inc. His current projects include using automation tools and Open Source technology to optimize business expenses and allow Alianza to deliver Voice As A Service to carrier clients at minimal cost. He's led teams of engineers from small startups to large enterprise companies like Ancestry and Adobe.



Thursday December 8, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Salon B

2:45pm

Afternoon Break
Thursday December 8, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Salon D&E

3:15pm

Cloud Foundry on Openstack
Have you ever tried deploying 50 instances of your stateless app? Or tried to manage a system of 17 microservices? It’s tough. Cloud Foundry is an open-source platform used to deploy, manage, and scale applications with ease. Let’s see what it takes to get started with Cloud Foundry on Openstack.

Speakers
avatar for Jean de Klerk

Jean de Klerk

Senior Software Engineer, Pivotal Labs
Jean is a consultant and open source evangelist at Pivotal helping companies achieve success through the agile process, moving to cloud-ready apps, and enabling developers on technologies. Jean also works on CloudFoundry, Pivotal’s open source PaaS, building highly concurrent microservices in Go. Outside of work, Jean contributes to open source libraries, tinkers with Arduinos and Raspberry Pis, and enjoys the Colorado outdoors.


Thursday December 8, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Salon C

3:15pm

PCI Passthrough with Red Hat OpenStack Platform
Is OpenStack ready for HPC environments in oil and gas? How about advanced 3D rendering using PCI passthrough with Nova instances? What are the potential issues and what sort of performance can you expect?

We’ll look to answer all these questions and more, as we deep-dive into PCI passthrough using Red Hat’s OpenStack Platform. You’ll be amazed by this not-so-often used capability, as we look at how it works and it how applies to high performance 3D environments. We’ll also look at potential applications outside of HPC, possibly extending OpenStack into new industries.

We’ll be covering these topics: - PCI card recognition - PCI card identification and enumeration - CPU Pinning - Sripting PCI passthrough support - VM Instance considerations - Performance expectations - Pitfalls - Real-world examples

This talk will feature a real-world example that Red Hat OpenStack architects faced in the oil and gas industry. See you there!

Speakers
avatar for Ken Savich

Ken Savich

Senior OpenStack Architect, Red Hat
Ken started his early career as a software engineer in the early days of the Internet, for Chicago's largest ISP -- InterAccess. Before moving to Austin TX in 2003, Ken co-authored the book "Peter Norton's Complete Guide to Linux", which specifically highlighted Red Hat Linux. | | After having worked as a developer for various local Austin companies, Ken finally landed at Rackspace in 2006. This would be the beginning of a nine-year journey... Read More →



Thursday December 8, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Salon A
 
Friday, December 9
 

9:00am

OpenStack Administration with SUSE OpenStack Cloud - Day 3

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS!

Pre-register at the URL below or email clwalker8@gmail.com.

This course is designed for system administrators and others who want to learn how to administer an OpenStack Cloud. Participants receive a comprehensive understanding of the tasks necessary to administer an OpenStack cloud and then use common tools that are included with an OpenStack distribution to administer a SUSE OpenStack cloud. This course prepares the participants to take and pass the Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) exam.

*NOTE: This class runs across three (3) days: Wednesday, Nov 7-Friday, Nov 9. It is only open to attendees of OpenStack Days Mountain West, on a first-come, first-served basis. You must pre-register for this course at http://www.openstackdaysmw.com/.

OpenStack Administration with SUSE OpenStack Cloud

Friday December 9, 2016 9:00am - 4:45pm
Solitude
 


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