April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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AT&T's OpenStack Journey. Driving Enterprise Workloads Using OpenStack as the Unified Control Plane


* AT&T and AT&T Entertainment Group: Our OpenStack journey 
* AT&T deployed 69+ OpenStack based clouds this year alone. We'll share the insights, and lessons learnt. 
* We'll talk about some of AT&T's innovations around OpenStack. 
* Use-case: As OpenStack adoption grows, the consumption model varies from one company to another. Leveraging OpenStack as a unified control plane with multiple hypervisors is a savvy way to integrate newer cloud platform with your legacy infra. We'll cover a specific use-case on how to achieve “KVM + vCenter” OpenStack cloud, several design considerations, and the technological caveats to watch out for. 
* Leveraging this unifying platform that is the AT&T Integrated Cloud, we have succeeded in driving the delivery efficiencies of a DevOps culture and pivoted from a closed to an open source approach. This is a first for the telco industry and we are proud to blaze this trail. 
* We'll talk about the obstacles we encountered along the way. 
* AT&T loves to invent things. We'll talk about how we leverage our global datacenter infrastructure in solving interesting problems. 
* This session delivers a focused look at one of the largest OpenStack deployments at scale

Panel Discussion and Q&A

* Join Greg Stiegler, AVP at AT&T, as he moderates a panel discussion around these topics with a group of experts 
* Sunil Jethwani from AT&T Entertainment Group will join the panel, and share insights on business and technology 
* Other participants: Jacob Caspi, Ryan Van Wyk, Amit Tank, Andrew Leasck

What can I expect to learn?
  • How to resolve issues associated with deploying OpenStack at scale 
  • Leading practices for integrating OpenStack to meet business needs 
  • Architectural layout of how to achieve a "KVM + VMWare" hybrid cloud 
  • What technological challenges should they expect, and tips for achieving performance boost.
Tuesday, April 26, 11:15am-11:55am (4:15pm - 4:55pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Amit Tank is a Sr. Principal Cloud Architect with AT&T Entertainment Group. He helps define and lead the Cloud strategy and manages a team of architects and engineers designing and building large scale cloud infrastructure, and cloud-native applications. Thru past 16 years of career, he has held roles as a Product architect, Technical lead, Sr Manager, and Software Design Eng. in Storage,... FULL PROFILE
Assistant Vice President , Cloud ATampT
Gregory Stiegler is currently responsible for delivering the AT&T Integrated Cloud (AIC) to support internal technology deployments, including business systems and network functions.  In addition, his organization is delivering on the 2020 cloud support strategy, which has been branded “Tools 2020”.  This includes the development and support of tools required to... FULL PROFILE
AVP - Network Cloud Engineering
Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Network Cloud Engineering. 21 years of experience in Information Technology Management, Software Architecture, Project/Program Management, Development, Open Source and Systems Integration of Emerging Technologies. Currently leading the development of world’s largest network function virtualization cloud. Received a Bachelor of Science in Business... FULL PROFILE
Andrew Leasck is a Director responsible for AT&T Integrated Cloud (AIC) development, automation, and community participation. In 2015 his teams delivered cloud automation tooling, known as OpsSimple, that deployed 74 OpenStack clouds globally in three distinct virtual reference architectures.  In parallel to his product engineering effort he organized an internal community-first... FULL PROFILE
Rodolfo Pacheco works at AT&T designing an architecting the cloud platform's.  Currently Architecting Airship 2.0 ( Airship, and leading the design and architecture for support for CNF's and Container MultiTenancy in the Network Cloud platform, and its implications for the  Airship project. Airship 1.0 is the  reference architecture for automated cloud provisioning... FULL PROFILE