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Wednesday, December 7


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

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Matt Smith

Software Engineer, Datera Inc
Matt Smith is a Software Engineer with 5 years of experience in PythonAutomation Frameworks currently working for Datera, a startup thatprovides Elastic Data Fabric™, an elastic block storage solution fornext-generation public clouds.  Matt joined the OpenStack community in2015... Read More →

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


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. 

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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →

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


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.

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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... Read More →

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