April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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Windows and OpenStack - What's New in Windows Server 2016

OpenStack is getting big in the enterprise, which is traditionally very Microsoft centeric. This session will show you everything you need to know about Windows in OpenStack!To begin with we will show how to provision Windows images for OpenStack, including Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7, 8.1 and the brand new Windows Server 2016 Nano Server for KVM, Hyper-V and ESXi Nova hosts.

Next, we will show how to deploy Windows workloads with Active Directory, SQL Server, SharePoint, Exchange using Heat templates, Juju, Puppet and more.

Last but not least, we'll talk about Active Directory integration in Keystone, Hyper-V deployment and Windows bare metal support in Ironic and MaaS. The session will give you a comprehensive view on how well OpenStack and Windows can be integrated, along with a great interoperability story with Linux workloads.

What can I expect to learn?

With the upcoming release of Windows Server 2016, this session will guide the attendees through all the major new cloud features relevant for OpenStack.

Tuesday, April 26, 5:30pm-6:10pm (10:30pm - 11:10pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Cloudbase Solutions, CEO
Alessandro Pilotti is the CEO of Cloudbase Solutions, a company focused on cloud computing interoperability and the main contributor of all the OpenStack Windows and Hyper-V components in Nova, Neutron, Cinder, Ceilometer and Heat since the Folsom release. Alessandro lives in Timisoara, Romania. When not hacking or travelling, he is flying with his paraglider into old fashioned clouds.   FULL PROFILE
Ampere Computing
I currently work at Ampere Computing, enabling OSS for Aarch64 servers in the datacenter, and enabling Aarch64 native OSS server based cloud computing. I previously helped to maintain OpenStack integration with Microsoft's Virtualization platform Hyper-V and was Microsoft's OpenStack subject matter expert. Prior to Microsoft I worked for Novell in the Joint Interoperabilty Lab with Microsoft.... FULL PROFILE