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Tuesday, November 5 • 5:30pm - 6:10pm
Practical Lessons from Building a Highly Available OpenStack Private Cloud

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This presentation covers practical experience from building an OpenStack private cloud with a specific emphasis on high availability.

Based on a production deployment of OpenStack Grizzly at Pixelpark (a hosting company based in Berlin, Germany), we explore and explain

  • highly-available data storage with Ceph,

  • OpenStack service high availability with Pacemaker,

  • virtual machine high availability in OpenStack Compute, and

  • high availability considerations for OpenStack Networking.

We also outline the lessons a previously conventional hosting company has learned from moving to a private cloud deployment, both from a technical and organizational perspective.

About the speakers: Sebastian Kachel is an all-around devops guy at Pixelpark, and has been involved in the OpenStack deployment project since its inception. Florian Haas has provided consulting, training and guidance to Pixelpark over the course of the project.

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Florian Haas

VP Professional Services & Education, City Network
I run the Professional Services & Education BU at City Network, and help people learn to use, understand, and deploy services like Ceph, OpenStack, and Kubernetes. I’ve worked exclusively with open source software since about 2002, have been involved in OpenStack and Ceph since... Read More →
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Sebastian Kachel

Unix/Linux/OpenStack sysadmin at Pixelpark
Sebastian is a seasoned Unix/Linux sysadmin/devops guy who became involved in OpenStack in 2012, when his company decided to lauch an OpenStack private cloud. Based in Berlin, Germany, he is one of the movers and shakers of all things OpenStack at Pixelpark.

Tuesday November 5, 2013 5:30pm - 6:10pm
Expo Breakout Room 2 AsiaWorld-Expo

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