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Thursday, November 7 • 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Bridging the Gap: Cinder and vSphere

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Getting from here to there can be difficult at times. In our case, we want to bring the benefits of OpenStack to the enterprise. This means working with platforms and technologies that are already in place within the enterprise. For VMware, this means ensuring that existing VMware customers can benefit from OpenStack and Cinder without making wholesale changes to their existing storage architecture. For vSphere, we do this through the datastore construct. Until now, the native vSphere datastore has not been available to Cinder Volume consumers directly.

In this session, we will discuss the new VMware VMDK Cinder Driver and how it will allow existing VMware customers to simply add Cinder to their internal clouds. Please join us for an in-depth review of the driver, the code that we are submitting to the community, a demo of the prototype and our goals for making VMware vSphere work seamlessly in an OpenStack environment.


Kartik Bommepally

Member of Technical Staff
Kartik is a member of VMware's Storage Virtualziation Engineering team. He is the lead developer of the VMware VMDK Cinder Driver.
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Alex Jauch

Product Line Manager
Alex is a Product Line Manager in the Cloud Infrastructure Management team at VMware. Prior to VMware, Alex worked at NetApp where he was the lead architect for the NetApp Private Cloud solution team. He is also the author of ?Why We Fail? which is about Enterprise Private Cloud adoption. Alex has worked for several Fortune 500 companies in a variety of Program Management, Consulting and Architectural roles including a twelve year stint at Microsoft. Alex holds a BS in Information and Computer Science from the Unive... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 3:30pm - 4:10pm HKT
SkyCity Meeting Room 4 SkyCity Marriott Hotel

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