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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Wednesday, November 6


OpenDaylight: An Open Source SDN for Your OpenStack Cloud
OpenDaylight is an exciting new community-led, open source project focused on accelerating adoption of software-defined networking (SDN) by providing a robust SDN platform on which the industry can build and innovate. An OpenDaylight controller provides flexible management of both physical and virtual networks. The open source nature of the project and its flexible network management capabilities make it an ideal SDN platform to integrate with Neutron.

In this session, OpenDaylight community members from Cisco, IBM, RedHat, and Ericsson will describe the OpenDaylight project goals and platform architecture, as well as the roadmap and progress to date. OpenDaylight brings together a number of virtual networking approaches, and we will discuss integration approaches with OpenStack Neutron that provide flexibility for OpenStack administrators and users. Details of our initial Neutron integration will also be demonstrated for attendees.

Attendees will leave this session with a greater understanding of what OpenDaylight is, and how it can integrate with OpenStack Neutron to provide a powerful SDN-based networking solution for OpenStack Clouds.


Stephan Baucke

SDN Architect
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Kyle Mestery

Principal Engineer, Cisco
Kyle is a Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems where he works on OpenStack, Open Daylight, and Open vSwitch. He is a core team member of the OpenStack Neutron project and the founder of the Minnesota OpenStack Meetup. Kyle has been writing systems software for more than 15 years. Kyle... Read More →
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Anees Shaikh

Network Architect, Google
I am currently with the Network Architecture team at Google where I work on operational aspects related to SDN, cloud networking, network visibility, and configuration and management in Google’s production networks. Prior to joining Google, I was the Chief SDN Architect in IBM... Read More →
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Chris Wright

Chief Technologist, Red Hat
Chris Wright is the Chief Technologist at Red Hat.  During his nearly 20 years as a software engineer he has worked in the telecom industry on high availability and distributed systems and in the Linux industry on security and virtualization.  He has been a Linux developer for over... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2013 11:15am - 11:55am
SkyCity Grand Ballroom A&B SkyCity Marriott Hotel


Barbican 1.0: Open Source Key Management for OpenStack
Barbican, the open source key management system for OpenStack, is proud to announce our 1.0 Havana release. This release includes support for symmetric key management suitable for securely encrypting data at rest. Come check out our first release including discussion and code for integrating Barbican with Cinder and Swift and discussion of future features like federation and SSL. There will be demonstrations of the system including a Swift encrypting proxy and integration with a popular web framework.

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Jarret Raim

Jarret Raim is the Security Product Manager at Rackspace Hosting. Since joining Rackspace, he has built a software assurance program for Rackspace?s internal software teams as well as defined strategy for building secure systems on Rackspace?s OpenStack Cloud implementation. Through... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2013 12:05pm - 12:45pm
SkyCity Grand Ballroom A&B SkyCity Marriott Hotel


Open vSwitch and its Usage in Neutron
Open vSwitch is used in neutron with the OpenvSwitch plugin and many other vendor plugins. But the cases to use Open vSwitch in production are rare. We are trying to help to use open vSwitch in production. This presentation will include:
  1. Open vSwitch in neutron
  2. the performance of Open vSwitch
  3. Open vSwitch in hardware

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Yong Sheng Gong

system engineer, unitedstack
Working on Linux and Openstack

bo liang

system engineer
system engineer of 99dloud

Wednesday November 6, 2013 2:00pm - 2:40pm
SkyCity Grand Ballroom A&B SkyCity Marriott Hotel


Write Once and REALLY Run Anywhere with OpenStack and Docker
The OpenStack project is designed to make infrastructure deployment flexible and to enable all types of clouds; public, private and hybrid. Learn how Docker enables developers to build, package and deploy applications as lightweight portable containers, which run virtually anywhere, including OpenStack clouds, bare-metal servers and dedicated servers. The combination of Docker and OpenStack makes for a powerful tool for cross cloud application development and deployment.

In this session, the Docker and Rackspace teams will automatically build and test open-source Margarine (our friendly test application) from source using Docker. Once complete, we will deploy Margarine from a laptop virtual environment to:

1. Rackspace public cloud

2. Rackspace private cloud

3. HP public cloud

4. OpenStack multi-node cluster in a colo-facility

All with little to no modification and virtually no delay!

We will wrap-up this fantastic session by discussing the recent integration of Docker into Nova, and future plans for Docker and OpenStack.

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Solomon Hykes

Founder & CTO dotCloud
Solomon Hykes is the founder & CTO of dotCloud, the first polyglot Platform-as-a-Service, and the original author and current chief maintainer of docker.io . A Forbes 30 under 30, he is a recognized thought leader in the fields of infrastructure automation, software architecture and... Read More →
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Jason Smith

Sr. Linux Systems Engineer (Enterprise Segment), Rackspace
Jason has been in the IT industry for over 10 years.  He has often overcome challenging problems with innovative, creative solutions. Faced with difficult challenges such as technology adoption, integration of high performance clusters, and systems deployment automation, Jason has... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2013 2:50pm - 3:30pm
SkyCity Grand Ballroom A&B SkyCity Marriott Hotel


Encrypted Block Storage: Technical Walkthrough
The Volume Encryption feature in OpenStack presents a normal block storage device to the VM but encrypts the data in the virtualization host before writing to a remote disk. This provides data confidentiality against network traffic interception, compromised storage hosts, and stolen disk drives. To the end user, the block server operates exactly as it would when reading and writing unencrypted blocks. It includes a key manager interface that supports key generation and storage, and the interface allows different key managers to be supported such as Barbican or a KMIP server. This session will be split into two parts, the first covering the set up of the Barbican key management service and the second covering the configuration and use of Cinder and Nova to provide encrypted block storage.

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Joel Coffman

Senior Cyber Engineer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Joel Coffman is a Senior Cyber Engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), which he joined in 2012. Joel contributes to a variety of sponsored and internally-funded research and development projects where he applies software engineering expertise... Read More →
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Jarret Raim

Jarret Raim is the Security Product Manager at Rackspace Hosting. Since joining Rackspace, he has built a software assurance program for Rackspace?s internal software teams as well as defined strategy for building secure systems on Rackspace?s OpenStack Cloud implementation. Through... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2013 3:40pm - 4:20pm
SkyCity Grand Ballroom A&B SkyCity Marriott Hotel


Taskflow: An OpenStack Library That Helps Make Task Execution Easy, Consistent, and Reliable
We will present an overview of Taskflow[1]: a Python library for OpenStack that helps make task execution easy, consistent, and reliable. TaskFlow allows the creation of lightweight task objects and/or functions that are combined together into flows (aka: workflows). It includes components for running these flows in a manner that can be stopped, resumed, and safely reverted. Projects implemented using the Taskflow library enjoy added state resiliency, and fault tolerance. The library also simplifies crash recovery for resumption of tasks, flows, and jobs. With Taskflow, interrupted actions may be resumed or rolled back automatically when a manager process is resumed.

TaskFlow is proposed to be the foundation library for Convection[2] (Cloud based Workflow-as-a-Service capabilities for OpenStack). An update on the progress for TaskFlow (features and capabilities ready to be consumed by OpenStack projects) and a proposed path for possible integration into Oslo and development of Convection will be presented.

[1] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/TaskFlow

[2] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Convection

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Joshua Harlow

Vice Executive Hacker, Yahoo!
Joshua Harlow is one of the technical leads on the OpenStack team who has helped OpenStack gain initial and continued traction inside Yahoo!. He was a member of the initial CTO subteam investigating IAAS solutions where OpenStack was chosen and has been pushing OpenStack from the... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2013 4:40pm - 5:20pm
SkyCity Grand Ballroom A&B SkyCity Marriott Hotel


DNS in the Cloud: The Designate DNS as a Service Project
DNS is something everyone who uses any Internet service uses and often doesn't give much though to. DNS is a service that uses a distributed database to provide a mapping of IP addresses to domain names and hosts to access resources on the Internet (and internal networks). Without DNS, maintaining lookup data would be a difficult endevor.

With cloud environments, including Openstack, there is an obvious need for a DNS service. The project that intends to provide DNS needs for Openstack is Designate.

Designate is a an Openstack-inspired DNS as-a-service project. It is intended to be used to provide a DNS service from the entry point of creating, updating, maintaining and deleting DNS data using the Designate API, to providing a means to update any number of DNS server backends.

Designate is a modular project, allowing for the use of the DNS serveror backend database for storage of DNS data. Designate provides a RESTful API the provides functionality that one would expect to find with any Openstack project which can be used by customers be it front-end interaction by users or by other projects that require DNS.

Designate also has service for listening to Nova and Neutron notifications to make it possible those services to be the source of DNS modifications through Designate.

Designate is an ideal project to use for developing DNS as a service for an organization, and HP in particular has based their generally available DNSaaS product on Designate.

This discussion will provide an overview of Designate as well as in-depth discussion of the various components such as:

* Designate processes and configuration

* How Designate allows multiple DNS server backends and creating new backends

* How Designate allows backend database storage

* The Designate API

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Patrick Galbraith

Principal Platform Engineer, Oracle
Patrick Galbraith has been involved in MySQL, Linux, and other Open Source (OSS) projects back to the early days of Slackware. He has worked broad spectrum of companies and in a wide array of roles throughout his career, including Slashdot, MySQL, Blue Gecko, Hewlett-Packard, and... Read More →
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Kiall Mac Innes

Senior Software Engineer, HP

Wednesday November 6, 2013 5:30pm - 6:10pm
SkyCity Grand Ballroom A&B SkyCity Marriott Hotel
Friday, November 8


Real World Usage of GlusterFS + OpenStack

The Gluster community has been working hard to ensure GlusterFS is integrated with each OpenStack storage interface. With that integration, as well as the latest VM image management features, GlusterFS 3.4 is now a first-class citizen of the OpenStack ecosystem.

In this workshop, Eric Harney and John Mark Walker will demonstrate how to deploy OpenStack with GlusterFS as a scale-out storage platform *today.* They will also detail the four major areas of focus for integration:

  • Swift: A GlusterFS-backed storage platform has been implemented for the Swift API using the upstream Swift proxy server/API layer. This provides a unified storage backend for object as well as POSIX data.

  • Glance: While it has been possible to use a mounted GlusterFS volume as the backend data store for Glance for some time, recent development work has enabled an integrated deployment with Cinder, significantly increasing the performance for deploying VM images on GlusterFS volumes.

  • Cinder: A Cinder integration for the Grizzly release added an option for deploying live VM images on GlusterFS volumes. With recent contributions to the Havana release, you can now utilize the QEMU - libgfapi integration that was released in GlusterFS 3.4, greatly improving the performance of VM image management on GlusterFS.

  • Libgfapi: With the release of GlusterFS 3.4, the libgfapi client library is now the standard way to integrate applications with GlusterFS.

Following simple examples, Eric and John Mark will demonstrate:

  • How to deploy a GlusterFS-backed object storage solution, referencing when and why you should use this solution in conjunction with or in lieu of the Swift object storage implementation

  • How to access the same data via NFS, libgfapi, the GlusterFS client, and the Swift API

  • The power and flexibility of Libgfapi

In addition, they will provide a brief GlusterFS roadmap tour, discussing upcoming enhancements that will benefit OpenStack operators and developers.


Eric Harney

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
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John Mark Walker

Open Source Ecosystems Leader, Red Hat, Inc
John Mark is the ManageIQ Community Leader. For three years prior to his ManageIQ role, he was the Gluster Community Leader and is a long-time Open Source community advocate and strategist.

Friday November 8, 2013 9:00am - 9:40am
SkyCity Grand Ballroom C SkyCity Marriott Hotel


Ceph: The De Facto Storage Backend for OpenStack
For more than a year, Ceph has become increasingly popular and saw several deployments inside and outside OpenStack. The community and Ceph itself has greatly matured.

Ceph is a fully open source distributed object store, network block device, and file system designed for reliability, performance, and scalability from terabytes to exabytes. Ceph utilizes a novel placement algorithm (CRUSH), active storage nodes, and peer-to-peer gossip protocols to avoid the scalability and reliability problems associated with centralized controllers and lookup tables.

Since Grizzly, the Ceph integration gained some good additions: Havana definitely brought tons of awesome features. It also made the integration easier and definitely removed all the tiny hacks. All these things, will certainly encourage people to use Ceph in OpenStack. Ceph is excellent to back OpenStack platforms, no matter how big and complex the platform..

The main goal of the talk is to convince those of you who aren't already using Ceph as a storage backend for OpenStack to do so. I consider the Ceph technology to be the de facto storage backend for OpenStack for a lot of good reasons that I'll expose during the talk.

In this session, Sebastien Han from eNovance will go through several subjects such as (depends on the time that I'll get):

  • Quick Ceph overview (for those of you who are not familiar with it)

  • Quick state of the integration with OpenStack (general state and Havana's best additions)

  • Quick cinder drivers overview and comparisons

  • Building a Ceph cluster - general considerations

  • Use cases and design examples (hardware harware hardware)

  • Achieve HA with Ceph

  • Operations: backups, monitoring, upgrades

  • Tips and best practices


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 →

Friday November 8, 2013 9:50am - 10:30am
SkyCity Grand Ballroom C SkyCity Marriott Hotel


Real-Time Telemetry Processing: Metrics, Logging and Dashboards
While OpenStack projects provide a variety of ways to be notified of or extract telemetry-based metrics and usage information, today there exists no singular way of capturing both performance metrics and congruently logged information that correspond along the same time scale. In many cases it’s extremely valuable to have performance metrics and congruent log patterns collected, analyzed, and paired together in real-time.

This talk will explore the use of Riemann (http://riemann.io), a distributed systems monitor capable of handling tens of thousands of events per second, per core. Its abilities extend beyond simple metrics into service, state, tagging, descriptions (mayhap log messages), and can also scale beyond a single node; it is possible to construct a topology of Riemann servers that filter and pass events to each other for processing.

A separate web-based dashboard project has thus far been capable of receiving thousands of updates per second via websockets, and is a good demonstration of Riemann's capabilities.
Discussion and demo will illustrate how we can publish system-level metrics and Ceilometer-collected data to Riemann, while also collecting OpenStack log output--all while acting upon the following:

*specific log patterns
*service states
*inactivity detection
*activity rates for types of events
*metric rates, values, and percentiles

This data can be normalized, analyzed, graphed, used to trigger automated first-response/front-line actions, sent to other systems, retrieved through a simple API to be presented within other systems, presented in other dashboards, and so forth.

No previous experience with Riemann or Ceilometer is necessary for this session.

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Brian Cline

Object Storage Application Lead, SoftLayer Technologies

Friday November 8, 2013 11:00am - 11:40am
SkyCity Grand Ballroom C SkyCity Marriott Hotel


Database Clusters as a Service in OpenStack: Integrated, Scalable, Highly Available and Secure
MySQL, MariaDB or Percona Server are the de-facto standard for OpenStack in terms of internal database and DBaaS. Today, MySQL is offered as a single instance, typically unintegrated in the IaaS layer, or in the best case it is provided with standard replication, but without full control on availability and failover. Last but not least, MySQL security is not combined with the security mechanisms in the cloud.

This presentation is an introduction to MariaDB for OpenStack, with an extended set of API that automates the provisioning, deployment and configuration of a all-active set of servers with Galera synchronous replication.

We will cover these topics:
    • MySQL, MariaDB and OpenStack - what is the current status
    • Deploying a MariaDB cluster in OpenStack: Glance & Nova integration, Red Dwarf compatibility and issues
    • Automatic provisioning using Juju, Puppet and Chef
    • DBA Daily operations and integration with Object and Block storage
    • High Availability components: replication and automatic failover, HA options
    • Security of the cluster: Keystone integration, database secure connections and tunnelling

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Ivan Zoratti

Ivan is a computer science and IT veteran with 30 years of experience in hardware and software development. He started his career at Digital Equipment Corporation, following his passion for the kernel of the PdP 11 machines, RSX and later with VAX/VMS Macro programming, Ethernet and... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 11:50am - 12:30pm
SkyCity Grand Ballroom C SkyCity Marriott Hotel


Sheepdog: Yet Another All-In-One Storage for Openstack
Sheepdog is purely userspace distributed storage system for QEMU. It is essentially an object storage system that manages disks and aggregates the space and performance of disks linearly in hyper scale on commodity hardware in a smart way.

On top of its object store, sheepdog provides elastic volume service (support of glance and cinder has been merged) and http service (in the development, plans to be Swift API compatible).

Sheepdog doesn't assume anything about kernel version and can work nicely with a xattr-supported file systems.

In this presentation, I'll concentrate on the technical aspects of sheepdog:

1. How sheepdog works internally regards of thin-provisioning volume, snapshot, clone and node managements.

2. What sheepdog can provides for Openstack.

3. Some performance numbers.

4. Demo of live sheepdog cluster


Liu Yuan

Software Engineer
I am principle engineer in CMSS of China Mobile. Before I joined CMSS,  I worked for Alibaba group on storage systems. Before I joined Alibaba group, I was at OTC(Opensource Technology Center) of Intel Shanghai, working on x86 hardware assisted virtualization. I am active contributor... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Expo Breakout Room 1 AsiaWorld-Expo


OpenStack Queuing and Notification Service ("Marconi")
Come to this session to get an update on Marconi, an OpenStack queuing and notification service described at http://wiki.openstack.org/marconi

Marconi aims to be pragmatic, building upon the real-world experiences of teams who have solid track records running and supporting web-scale message queuing systems. Users can customize Marconi to achieve a wide range of performance, durability, availability, and efficiency goals.

As a message bus, Marconi allows cloud developers to use a REST API to easily distribute tasks to multiple workers across the components of an OpenStack deployment. Publish-subscribe semantics are also supported, allowing notifications to be distributed to multiple listeners at once.

Join Rackspace's Kurt Griffiths, Principal Architect, and Allan Metts, Engineering Director, to learn about the work that has been done and the path ahead -- including a description of the project, real-world performance metrics, and a live demo.

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Kurt Griffiths

Principal Architect -- Rackspace Hosting, Rackspace
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Allan Metts

Director -- Engineering, Rackspace Hosting, Rackspace Hosting
Allan Metts is the site leader for Rackspace Atlanta, the Engineering shop responsible for Rackspace's Cloud Backup, Cloud Drive, and Jungle Disk products. This team is also leading the development of the Marconi project on StackForge, which implements a Queuing and Notification service... Read More →
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Flavio Percoco

Senior Software Engineer -- RedHat, Inc., Red Hat
Flavio spends most of his time hacking on containers and deployment technologies in the OpenStack community where he's been part of several technical communities, served as a PTL and also as a Technical Committee member (where he still seats and contributes to).

Friday November 8, 2013 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Expo Breakout Room 1 AsiaWorld-Expo


Panel: Putting the PaaS in OpenStack with Heat, Docker, & Solum!
PaaS technologies are constantly evolving especially when it comes to OpenStack. We all know that this is a fast moving space, and it's often hard to keep up with the latest technologies and project announcements. Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) helps solve one of the key issues for OpenStack deployments - how to get people, applications and services working on OpenStack out of the box and to ensure that the “unboxing” experience is as seamless and painless as possible.

This group of panelists from OpenStack, OpenShift, Docker & Solum projects will help you navigate the latest innovations in technology helping to bring PaaS to OpenStack.

The OpenShift PaaS community has already “adopted” Heat, OpenStack's orchestration engine, and delivered a set of Heat templates for deploying, managing and auto-scaling OpenShift on any OpenStack distribution today.

Now, the OpenShift community is now embracing & collaborating with the Docker project, a new innovative approach to container isolation and packaging which has the potential to both simplify our cartridges in OpenShift and increase user application portability across all cloud platforms and is gaining widespread traction.

You might have also seen the announcement around another new community project called "Solum" launched by Rackspace that's bringing together a group of like-minded companies and individuals to figure out the approach to application lifecycle management that makes the most sense for OpenStack.  At Red Hat, we tremendous potential to align our PaaS approach with this project.  Being Red Hat, we love community driven innovation, and so we’re excited to jump in and help move this effort forward.

This panel provide lessons learned at Red Hat on deploying OpenShift Origin, RedHat's Open Source Platform as a Service on OpenStack using Heat, and discuss the road ahead for delivering PaaS & Application Life Cycle management on OpenStack.

Bring your questions and we'll bring you upto speed in all the latest technology initiatives that are helping "Put the PaaS in OpenStack".

About OpenShift:

OpenShift Origin PaaS project is backed by the fastest growing open-source community of developers, cloud architects, devops, and end users intent on creating the next generation of PaaS and ensuring that the tools for deploying, managing & scaling it for OpenStack are freely available. http://openshift.com

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Diane Mueller

Director, Community Development, Red Hat
Director, Community Development at Red Hat co-chair, Operator Framework SIG co-chair, OpenShift on Machine Learning SIG co-chair, OpenShift on Telco SIG organizer, OpenShift Commons GatheringCNCF Ambassador

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Sam Alba

Director of Engineering, Docker Inc
http://www.linkedin.com/in/samalba https://github.com/samalba
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Principal Software Engineer, OpenShift
Chris Alfonso has worked as a software engineer for nearly 15 years. Since joining Red Hat in January 2006, Chris has built many of the redhat.com web application and along they way has taken note of how complicated production systems and infrastructure are to setup. Chris has spent... Read More →
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Clayton Coleman

Architect for Red Hat Atomic and OpenShift, Red Hat
Clayton is Architect for Red Hat Atomic and OpenShift and was Lead Engineer on OpenShift V3. He is also a top contributor to the Kubernetes project and has helped guide its development since it was launched. Prior to his work at Red Hat, Clayton developed social and collaborative... Read More →
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Adrian Otto

Distinguished Architect, Rackspace
Adrian serves as a Distinguished Architect at Rackspace. He is an active technical contributor to OpenStack, the chair of the OpenStack Containers Team, and PTL of OpenStack Magnum. Adrian frequently appears at speaking engagements and is active within the standards community developing... Read More →
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Krishna Raman

Community Lead, Senior Software Architect, Red Hat
Lead Engineer on the OpenShift Origin Platform as a Service Team @ Red Hat. http://www.krishnaraman.net/me/

Friday November 8, 2013 3:10pm - 3:50pm
Expo Breakout Room 1 AsiaWorld-Expo


StackTach - Ceilometer Integration
Over the last six months Rackspace has made major improvements to the StackTach monitoring application. Much of this has focused on reconciliation of notifications with backend billing systems and extensive reports for error detection. If you are a service provider you'll be interested in learning more about StackTach.

This session will provide an overview and demo of the StackTach application and these recent improvements. Also, we'll discuss our strategy and progress on bringing this functionality into Ceilometer.


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Sandy Walsh

Software Developer - Rackspace
Based in Halifax, Alex 'Sandy' Walsh is the owner of Dark Secret Software. He has been a senior professional developer for nearly 20 years and a Pythonista for 10 years. He is a developer on the OpenStack project with Rackspace and created the StackTach monitoring application. You... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 4:10pm - 4:50pm
Expo Breakout Room 1 AsiaWorld-Expo


Bringing together Linux-based Switches, VLANs, and Neutron
Many OpenStack deployments use VLANs to separate traffic into different virtual networks. Existing solutions require either that all VLANs must be trunked to every host or the use of vendor-supplied plugins paired with specific (proprietary) hardware.

Cumulus Networks and Metacloud will be presenting a plugin (targeted for inclusion in Icehouse) that allows Neutron to extend the configuration of VLANs to Linux based switches such that individual VLANs are only trunked to ports and hosts that need them. The use of Linux based switches allows for rapid prototyping of advanced configurations in VMs or on real hardware. We will be demonstrating this plugin controlling bare-metal hardware-accelerated Linux switches running Cumulus Linux for production ready deployments.

Additionally, we will discuss an L3 mode, that has similar functionality but uses entirely L3 concepts. The discussion will include solutions to issues around connectivity, security, mobility, and public IP access.

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Chet Burgess

Vice President, Engineering, Metacloud
Chet is the Vice President of Engineering and part of the founding team at Metacloud.In that role, he is responsible for all engineering and architecture and helps ensure that the solutions delivered by Metacloud are available, redundant, and scalable. Chet has more than 18 years... Read More →

Nolan Leake

Co-Founder and CTO at Cumulus Networks, Nuviso
Nolan is the co-founder and CTO of Cumulus Networks. Prior to Cumulus, he founded a distributed storage start-up called Tile Networks. His work there led him to realize how unsuitable existing networking equipment is for the data-center of the future (which Cumulus Networks aims to... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 5:00pm - 5:40pm
Expo Breakout Room 1 AsiaWorld-Expo