The OpenStack Summit, November 5-8, 2013 brings together the brightest technical minds to discuss the future of cloud computing. With OpenStack software quickly gaining adoption around the world, the Summit will feature case studies, visionary keynotes, hands-on workshops and technical sessions for cloud operators and developers. Register NOW.

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Tuesday, November 5


Deep Dive into the CERN Cloud Infrastructure
CERN, the European Laboratory for particle physics, is for a long time running OpenStack test deployments among other leading open source tools to build its private Cloud Infrastructure that helps scientists around the world to uncover the mysteries of the Universe. During the Grizzly cycle CERN moved its production workload to its High Available Openstack Cloud Infrastructure that has multiple cells and is deployed across two computer centers (Geneva and Budapest) totalizing up to 6 MW of capacity. With this talk you will learn the history, architecture, tools and technical decisions behind the CERN Cloud Infrastructure along with tips and techniques for production deployment of OpenStack and the plans for the future.

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Belmiro Moreira

Cloud Engineer, CERN
Belmiro Moreira is an enthusiastic software engineer passionate about the challenges and complexities of architecting and deploying Cloud Infrastructures in very large-scale environments. He works at CERN and during the last two years his main role was to design, develop and build... Read More →

Tuesday November 5, 2013 11:15am - 11:55am
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Monitoring an OpenStack Deployment at Scale
Rackspace has OpenStack deployed on Tens of Thousands of nodes in several data centers and customers depend on it running smoothly. In order to deliver the best possible experience, Rackspace has adjusted their monitoring approach and techniques to accommodate the continued growth of hypervisors and the addition of new data centers. In this talk, Rackspace will provide background on our initial attempts to monitor an OpenStack cluster, the challenges of growth and our current state, and our vision for monitoring in the I cycle.

Discussion Outline

What are our monitoring goals?

Monitoring at Launch (thousands of servers)
Dealing with issues

Monitoring at Scale (tens of thousands of servers)
Problems with simply doing more of the same
Dealing with issues

What's next?
Sharing with the community
Hundreds of thousands of servers

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Gabe Westmaas

Director, Software Development, Rackspace Hosting
Gabe Westmaas is the Director of Software Development for Servers and Images within the Rackspace Public Cloud Infrastructure unit. He has managed both the development and operations side of the Cloud while at Rackspace and his current teams contribute heavily to the nova and glance... Read More →

Tuesday November 5, 2013 12:05pm - 12:45pm
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How to Deploy Openstack on 6,400 Nodes

As we known, it is a big challenge to deploy and operate a large-scale Openstack cloud for tens of thousands of nodes.

We've builded a 6,400 nodes openstack platform on TH-2 since a years ago, an enormous amount of work has gone into the

deployment and optimization to create this large cloud.

In this presentation, we will talk about the architectures for our cloud, the deployment strategies we have used,

the experiencies we have gained, and the problems we have met.

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Yusong Tan

Yusong Tan, National Univ. of Defense Tech.
Dr. Yusong Tan is an associated professor of National University of Defense Technology. He focuses on cloud computing and big data processing technologies. Currently Dr. Tan leads one group to deploy and optimize OpenStack on TianHe-2 supercomputer of Guangzhou National Supercomputer... Read More →

Tuesday November 5, 2013 2:00pm - 2:40pm
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Does the Hypervisor Matter in OpenStack?
OpenStack developed largely with KVM; ESXi and VMware are widely considered one and the same. Is it possible to mix and match, and why would you want to? What are the opportunities and challenges of running OpenStack orchestration on an ESXi hypervisor? In this talk, wel look at some real world examples of hypervisor compatibility with OpenStack, examine some performance data and sensitivity analysis, and identify practical approaches to configuring an ESXi and mixed hypervisor environment in your OpenStack cloud.

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Gregory Elkinbard

Senior Technical Director at Mirantis, Mirantis
Gregory Elkinbard is Sr. Technical Director at Mirantis, where he is responsible for building on-demand IaaS and PaaS layers for public and private clouds at marquis Fortune 1000 and late stage venture-funded customers, with a focus on the intersection of cloud and distributed data... Read More →

Tuesday November 5, 2013 2:50pm - 3:30pm
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Roundtable: Deploying and Upgrading OpenStack
Chef, Crowbar, Puppet, Tripple-O, Piston, Nebula, eDeploy, etc... each offer more or less complementary techniques to deploy OpenStack, but which one should you chose if you start a new OpenStack project today? What about upgrading your OpenStack, what is the best method to keep your deployment up to date.

The goal of this round table is to invite the main experts from the various projects to come and share with us their vision and try to explain why their method is better than the others.

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Nick (Nicolas) Barcet

Director of Product Management - OpenStack, Red Hat
Nick is the Director of Product Management for OpenStack at Red Hat.  Nick joined Red Hat in June 2014, as part of the acquisition of eNovance, where he was VP of Products. Prior to that role, Nick was Ubuntu Server and Cloud Product manager at Canonical, where he participated... Read More →

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Keith Basil

Principal Product Manager, OpenStack, Red Hat
As a Principal Product Manager, Basil is focused on Red Hat's overall OpenStack product management, development and strategy with emphasis on elastic cloud management and security features for scaled deployments.   Basil was instrumental in the formation of the vision for Tuskar... Read More →
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Tim Bell

Infrastructure Services Manager, CERN
Tim is currently responsible for the team at CERN that manages the operating system and infrastructure services. He previously worked as a Unix kernel developer at IBM and managing large-scale Unix production deployments and services for Deutsche Bank. As part of CERN's data centre... Read More →
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Rob Hirschfeld

Sr Distinguished Cloud Architect, Dell
With a background in Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Rob Hirschfeld, OpenStack Board Director (Community Seat) & Sr. Distinguished Engineer at Dell, specializes in large scale, integrated, and innovative cloud systems. Lately, he's been leading Dell's OpenStack and Crowbar projects... Read More →
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Boris Renski

Co-founder, Aptomi
Boris is the co-founder and EVP at Mirantis, a leading OpenStack systems integrator. Operationally responsible for Mirantis? market strategy, Boris acts as a spokesperson for the company and is Mirantis? public face in the OpenStack community. In his role, Boris works to ensure that... Read More →

James Troup


Sage Weil

Founder and CTO: Ceph, Red Hat
Sage Weil is the creator of the Ceph project. Sage originally designed Ceph as part of his PhD research in Storage Systems at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Since graduating, he has continued to refine the system with the goal of providing a stable next generation distributed... Read More →

Tuesday November 5, 2013 3:40pm - 4:20pm
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Intel IT OpenStack Practice
Wee from Intel IT Engineer Computing, which is a group to provide Intel private cloud solution. Currently, we have a 36-node OpenStack Cluster (based on Grizzly) providing over 1000 VMs to our internal customers. Our OpenStack journey started from Essex. During this one year, we ran into a lot of problems and resolved them. It time for us to share with the community about our experience.

(1) How to manage version update? I believe it very painful for each half year update. We use Continuous Integration to resolve this problem. We track the source code from github every day. Once the code is changed, our CI server will check out the code and deploy it to our test environment and run all the tests. We add our customized tests into tempest. By using CI locally, we can integrate the lasted code or tagged code daily and resolve the update issue in every dayswork. At the same time, we can track the progress of the community.

(2) Tempest is not perfect. Wee using tempest in our CI environment. However, tempest will cause many issues to your environment after you run it. We have added a new module called tempest launcher to help us clean up the environment after running tempest.

(3) More powerful and friendly portal. We develop a customized portal called Taurus which is an operation one-stop-shop center. Taurus not only covers all the functions Horizon have, but also integrate with nagios & ganglia. You can also use Taurus to trigger Tempest and view its result friendly.

(4) Improve the speed of snapshot. Original snapshot is slow because of rebase and uploading each time. We did some improvement in this feature to reduce the snapshot time, which save our customers lots of time.

(5) One click deployment. Based on dodai, we burn a live customized image into USB. And using this USB, it very easy to deploy an OpenStack Cluster.

(6) BI in cloud data analysis. We launch Hadoop on our OpenStack Cluster to analysis this cluster log data nightly and archive the data into Ceph.

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Shuquan Huang

Software Engineer, Intel

Tuesday November 5, 2013 4:40pm - 5:20pm
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Practical Lessons from Building a Highly Available OpenStack Private Cloud
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 Education, City Network
Florian runs the Education business unit at City Network, and helps people learn to use, understand, and deploy complex technology. He has worked exclusively with open source software since about 2002, and has been heavily involved in OpenStack and Ceph since early 2012, and in Open... 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
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Wednesday, November 6


High Availability Update: Havana and Icehouse
A fixture at recent OpenStack Summits, this presentation gives an updated overview of the state of high availability in OpenStack. It outlines and summarizes recent changes and additions to OpenStack in the high-availability space in Havana, and gives an outlook into high availability in OpenStack Icehouse.


Syed Armani

Senior Technical Consultant at hastexo
Syed is an expert in OpenStack high availability and security, and one of the many organizers of meetups and community gatherings in the OpenStack community in India. He frequently speaks about OpenStack at user group meetings in India, and has extensive experience deploying OpenStack... Read More →
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Florian Haas

VP Education, City Network
Florian runs the Education business unit at City Network, and helps people learn to use, understand, and deploy complex technology. He has worked exclusively with open source software since about 2002, and has been heavily involved in OpenStack and Ceph since early 2012, and in Open... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2013 11:15am - 11:55am
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Lessons learned - Building the PayPal Cloud
Openstack has been growing in leaps and bounds. At PayPal, Openstack journey started with deploying Essex on a small scale. Along the way we have migrated to Folsom and Grizzly and also grown the scale of the cloud at a large scale.
However, operationalizing Openstack had its own challenges in terms of scalbility, relability, usability and monitoring. Given the open source nature, it provided the right platform for PayPal's cloud team to plug the gaps so that Openstack could be used in production.

In this talk, we present the various features, bugs and enhancements that we developed to make the cloud production ready. In the process providing PayPal an opportunity to contribute back to the community.

In this talk we present lessons learned building Openstack cloud at PayPal.

The talk primarily focuses on following topics:
  • Scale issues across all components
    • Scaling to thousands of hypervisors, tenants and users.

  • High Availability for controllers
    • Various mehcanisms like HA proxy, hardware load balancers.

  • Tuning Nova for PayPal environments
    • Scheduling enhancements for failure and availability domains.
    • Auto assignment of floating IPs.
    • Leveraging meta data for cloud init.

  • Keystone integration with LDAP
    • Challenges in providing single authentication mechanism across data centers.

  • DNS as a service
    • Host name registration across multiple DNS zones.
    • Per tenant zone selection.

  • Load Balancer as a service
    • Ability to create vips and add pool members automatically.

  • Enhancements to Horizon and integration with other open source frameworks (Asgard)

  • Deployment Models
    • Catering to varying requirements and deployment scenarios using common code base.

About PayPal:

PayPal is an eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) company. PayPal is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. and its international headquarters is located in Singapore. PayPal is a global leader in payment industry with more than 117 million active accounts in 190 markets and 25 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global commerce. More information about the company can be found at www.paypal.com.

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Chinmay Naik

MTS 1, Software Engineer, Cloud Engineering (Paypal Inc)
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Anand Palanisamy

Architect, PayPal
Leading PayPal's Cloud Engineering team.PayPal is running one of the largest private Cloud in the world. Also, we run SDN  (with overlay) in prodcution along with OpenStack LBaaS.  Our team provides the standardized scalable Cloud Compute, Storage, Network and Identitu APIs for... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2013 12:05pm - 12:45pm
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OpenStack Private Cloud at eBay
What started out as a developer cloud during the Summer of 2012, the OpenStack based private cloud at eBay has since grown into a multi-tenant multi-region self-service cloud. The work loads we now support range from development use cases, to CI farms, as well as external facing business critical applications. We act and think like a public cloud and follow certain princples and practices on how we design, build, and operate . These pracrices enable us to maintain developer agility, operational efficiency and elasticity.

In this session, we would like to share our adoption story from the time it began till now, and present our design principles, architecture, practices, and challenges in operating multi-tenant private clouds using OpenStack at the core.

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Subbu Allamaraju

Vice President, Expedia Inc.
Subbu is the Chief Engineer of cloud at eBay Inc. His team builds and operates a multi-tenant geographically distributed OpenStack based private cloud. This cloud now serves 100% of PayPal web and mid tier workloads, significant parts of eBay front end and services, and thousands... Read More →
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JC Martin

Cloud Architect, eBay Inc.
Since joining eBay in 2008, JC Martin has been driving eBay's cloudarchitecture, focusing on improving agility and efficiency throughvirtualizing and automating infrastructure and application life cycle.Prior to Ebay, he held architecture positions at BMC software and SunMicrosystems... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2013 2:00pm - 2:40pm
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OpenStack's Bare Metal Provisioning Service
Would you be excited to have a single API and single pipeline for deploying your applications on your physical servers, as well as your virtual servers? OpenStack can now do this.

OpenStack enables running applications on virtual machines in a cloud - a public cloud, or your own private cloud. But, what if your application requires physical servers, or your production environment is too performance sensitive to run in VMs? The conventional approach is to use separate tooling, such as crowbar or razor, but deploying dev/test and production environments differently is a bad idea.

Using OpenStack Bare Metal Provisioning, it is possible to use the same API and the same pipeline to build, test, and deploy applications on both virtual and physical machines. I am leading the development effort behind the Ironic project, and will talk about the project history, current status and what you can expect from the code today, and our plans as it matures. I will touch on a few deployments that are live, and even though baremetal as-a-service is a very compelling use case, I will explain what remains to be done to get there.

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Devananda Van Der Veen

Bare Metal Cloud Architect, IBM Cloud / SoftLayer
Devananda is opinionated and passionate about using technology to improve humanity. He began working on OpenStack in 2012 and started the Ironic project a year later, adding bare metal provisioning to the growing cloud platform, and subsequently served on the OpenStack Technical Committee... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2013 2:50pm - 3:30pm
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OpenStack Performance
In this session, Ayal Baron & Doug Williams will detail the range of performance considerations important when sizing and deploying OpenStack configurations. Specifically, he will discuss:

  • Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor performance across a range of workloads
  • Performance considerations for storing Nova instances , including both direct-attached disks and locally attached SSD
  • Performance of OpenStack networking based on Linux bridge and Open vSwitch
  • Capacity planning for OpenStack provisioning services, including Nova, Cinder, Keystone, and Glance


Ayal Baron

Cloud Storage Engineering Manager, Red Hat
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Doug Williams

Sr. Director, Office of CTO, Red Hat

Wednesday November 6, 2013 3:40pm - 4:20pm
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It Not Just An Unicorn, Updating Our Public Cloud Platform from Folsom to Grizzly

Try to guess what the hot topic around devops in OpenStack, yeah you guessed right it how difficult it is to update an OpenStack cloud from a version to another.

At eNovance we have our own public cloud and we would like to share our experience on how we did it.

From nova, keystone, swift, cinder and ceilometer the team eNovance is going to show you how to do the update the *right* way.


Sebastien Han

Senior Cloud Architect, eNovance from Red Hat
Sébastien Han is a Senior Cloud Architect working for eNovance from Red Hat. His job is mainly focused on OpenStack and Ceph, since he has been working with them for almost 3 years. He devotes a third of his time on research and development around Open Cloud Platform and Open Storage... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2013 4:40pm - 5:20pm
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Going Brokerless: The Transition from Qpid to 0mq
There are a few critical components to any Openstack deployment that can be considered show stoppers if they go wrong. Perhaps the most important of these is the messaging system. When Bluehost set out to run a large deployment of Openstack we initially evaluated RabbitMQ and Qpid. We chose Qpid and have had numerous problems with reliability, resiliency and speed.

I would like to talk about our transition from Qpid to 0mq in our production environment, the lessons learned along the way, and why brokerless Openstack is the way of the future.


Wednesday November 6, 2013 5:30pm - 6:10pm
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Thursday, November 7


Deploying Federated OpenStack Deployments on IPv6 Backbones Experiences, Directions and Architecture
The phenomenal growth of OpenStack will necessitate larger deployments, often in a federated fashion. Often such deployments require that we leverage existing IPv6 networks for both infrastructure as well for
tenant networks. Thus, there is an urgent need to study large federated deployments of OpenStack on pure IPv6 backbone networks.

In this talk, we share our experiences with our IPv6 deployment of OpenStack across three academic sites on a large IPv6 backbone (CERNET2). In addition, we present an architecture and some solution concepts that enable such deployments. In particular we present best practices for Neutron.


Debojyoti Dutta

Principal Engineer
Debo~ is a principal engineer in the Office of the Cloud CTO at Cisco Systems where he is involved in several efforts on Openstack including building out large scale big data systems. He is passionate about different aspects of large scale streaming data. He has years of data science... Read More →

Mei Wang

Principal Engineer

Thursday November 7, 2013 9:00am - 9:40am
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Surviving the Worst: A Vision for OpenStack Disaster Recovery
In the Portland Summit, we surveyed various approaches to surviving a full data center disaster with OpenStack. Ensuring the ability to recover the technology infrastructure after a disaster is hard. It is hard since it requires geographic distribution, where data written by an application is replicated to the data center which will be used for recovery. OpenStack, as we described in the Portland Summit, is still immature in this respect. As an emerging IaaS platform that is seeing more and more enterprise use, we need OpenStack to evolve to easily support disaster recovery (DR). We believe OpenStack should provide a consistent mechanism to abstract the DR support built into many enterprise systems, and higher level automation, e.g., via Heat, should be able to easily configure these mechanisms into a DR solution appropriate for a workload. In this presentation, we will review basic DR concepts and present our OpenStack DR vision.

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Michael Factor

IBM Fellow, Storage and Systems, IBM, Haifa Research Lab
Dr. Michael Factor is an IBM Fellow with a focus on storage and systems and is the CTO for Cloud Storage Services.   Michael has presented on a range of storage topics at three of the last four OpenStack summits. His interest in cloud storage includes a deep focus on object storage... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 9:50am - 10:30am
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Taking Advantage of Fibre Channel SAN Infrastructure in OpenStack Environments
OpenStack support for Fibre Channel SANs was introduced in Grizzly, and is progressing to include some key new capabilities. An interface for automated Fibre Channel zoning capability is being planned, along with a reference driver supporting Brocade switches. Cinder / Glance interaction functions will be updated to support Fibre Channel as well.

Attend this session to learn how to setup a POC to leverage this Fiber Channel SAN capability in managing FC SAN volumes and zones from an OpenStack orchestration perspective. If you are considering moving your dev/test or storage/backup or business applications to the cloud and extending your future FC private cloud environment to leverage OpenStack then plan on attending this discussion.

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Mark Detrick

Data Center Solutions Architect, Brocade
Mark is a Data Center Solutions Architect and has been working for Brocade for over 10 years.  Mark meets with Fortune 500 IT folks around the world, playing a consultative role in major data center network design.  Mark is an expert in many technologies that are pertinent within... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 11:00am - 11:40am
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OpenStack on the Fabric: A Real World Study into Deploying and Operating OpenStack on a Fabric Computing Architecture
IT organizations are adopting OpenStack in order to greatly simplify the provisioning and consumption of infrastructure. It has benefited developer teams by enabling them to acquire VMs in minutes. DevOps is realizing benefits through simplified management and significantly improved utilization of resources.

As OpenStack adoption grows, companies are studying new infrastructure architectures that best fit the OpenStack model. Fabric computing is one such new architecture. It redefines the traditional server by disaggregating CPU, Memory, Networking, and Storage into shared pools of hardware resources, all connected across a high performance fabric. This is an architecture that is well suited to the provisioning model of OpenStack.

In this talk we will share our experience deploying OpenStack on a fabric compute architecture. We will share our deployed architecture, realized benefits, lessons learned, and things we would like to see from infrastructure providers in the future.

Some of the experiences shared will include:

Speed of Deployment - How quickly OpenStack can be deployed and additional capacity added?

Power and Space - How much reduction in power and space is realized?

Bare Metal (Ironic) - Are there benefits to running OpenStack Bare Metal provisioning on a fabric architecture?

Disaggregated Storage - Can disaggregation of disks from servers benefit OpenStack?


James Penick

Principal Systems Architect
From ticket monkey to architect, James's boots have been on the ground in nearly all aspects of large scale production engineering. James is passionate about automation, security, resiliency, and designing for scale. No stranger to 2am emergencies, he's also passionate about BCP... Read More →
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Peter Yamasaki

Dir. Product Management, SeaMicro-AMD
From engineering to product strategy, Pete has applied himself to innovating datacenter infrastructure across servers, networks, storage, and ASICs. Pete?s passion lies in taking the complexity out of datacenter through automation and delivering turnkey solutions. In his spare time... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 11:50am - 12:30pm
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Learning to Scale OpenStack: An Update from the Rackspace Public Cloud
In Portland, Rackspace invited the OpenStack community to peer inside their public cloud at the challenges experienced while deploying from OpenStack trunk during the Grizzly cycle. In this presentation, Rackspace will provide an update on the challenges, triumphs, and lessons learned operating a production OpenStack public cloud during the Havana cycle. Wel conclude by sharing our vision for OpenStack deployments in the I Cycle and beyond.

Discussion Outline

Recap of Grizzly Challenges
Scaling Hurdle 1: Deploy Mechanism
Scaling Hurdle 2: Throughput & Trunk Catchup

Summary of the Havana Experience
Lessons Learned

Look Ahead to “I”
Architectural Challenges
Process Challenges


Paul "Pvo" Voccio

Director, Software Development
Paul "Pvo" Voccio is the Director of Software Development for Networks within the Rackspace Public Cloud Infrastructure unit. He has worked in both operations and development for the Rackspace Cloud since the early days of OpenStack. His current mission is to work on OpenStack Cloud... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 1:50pm - 2:30pm
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An Intimate Look at Running Openstack Swift at Scale
I'll admit that I am a bit biased, but I think Openstack Swift is one of the best kept secrets of Openstack. It has been the engine of Rackspace Cloud Files for more than 3 years, and in that time has grown phenomenally. For the first time, we will allow an intimate look at the scale at which we run Openstack Swift at Rackspace. From early beginnings, to growing pains, to where we are now and beyond. Join me as we unlock the mysteries of, perhaps, the largest Openstack Swift clusters in the World.

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Chuck Thier

Principal Engineer, Rackspace Hosting
I am a Principal Engineer at Rackspace and have been very involved with the development of the Cloud Files and Cloud Block Storage products. I have also been involved with Openstack since the very beginning.

Thursday November 7, 2013 2:40pm - 3:20pm
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Benchmarking OpenStack Performance at Scale

The first rule of OpenStack scalability and performance is, don't talk about scalability and performance; benchmark it. Working with customers and partners, wee pushed OpenStack to its limits to see where it stumbles and where it breaks.

In this session, wel describe the details behind the process, talk about the tools performance assessment strategies we used. We'll also share our findings on key scalability and performance bottlenecks, validations approaches, and suggest solutions.

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Boris Pavlovic

Rally PTL, Technical Lead, Mirantis, Mirantis
Rally PTL and just another opensource developer =) 

Thursday November 7, 2013 3:30pm - 4:10pm
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IPv6 and Neutron
IPv6 usage is on the increase and some studies report that IPv6 usage has doubled within the last year. OpenStack Networking's Neutron (formerly Quantum) has added many new IPv6 features during the Havana cycle. In this session, we'll examine the current state of tenant IPv6 within Neutron and discuss the new features available in the Havana release. The session will cover a real world deployment by looking at DreamHost's DreamCompute and how IPv6 is being delivered to its customers.

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Mark McClain

CTO, Akanda
Mark McClain is the Chief Technical Officer of Akanda Inc, a member of the OpenStack Technical Committee and a core reviewer for several teams (Neutron, Requirements and Stable). Mark was the Program Technical Lead for the OpenStack Networking during the Havana and Icehouse cycles... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 4:30pm - 5:10pm
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Openstack High Availability @ PayPal
There are many different blueprints describing how high-availability can be achieved underneith an OpenStack cloud. At PayPal, we have chosen to utilize some of the common OpenStack best practices as well as introducing common Data Center best practices to bring high availability to the management/control infrastructure within our cloud.

Topics Included:
  • Design of our Openstack Control infrastructure
  • Pros and Cons of management and infrastructure racks separate from a compute rack
  • High Availability requirements by component
  • Pros and cons of High Availability choices external to and within the cloud
  • Trade-offs that need to be made now to ensure availability

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Scott Carlson

Architect, Cloud Platform Security, PayPal
Scott Carlson has been with PayPal since the end of 2011. He’s spent the last 15 years in the Banking, Education, and Payment sectors perfecting the art of sys-admining, cloud-ifying and in keeping mission critical systems from falling to pieces. In 2013, he spoke at both the VMWorld... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 5:20pm - 6:00pm
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