April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

Optimizing Software-Defined Storage for OpenStack

Engineered systems have been met with tremendous market success supporting legacy applications and workloads because build your own hasn’t worked. Why don’t we have similar solutions for new modern cloud applications and workloads? Rolling your own open source solution won’t be for everyone. Likewise, other organizations are looking to integrate OpenStack to existing systems with a sunk cost. Roll your own, pre-packaged distributions, or turnkey appliance – why do folks choose one option instead or another? Why not focus on application development, and leave the infrastructure to someone else? Let's look at use cases and provide some handy tools for your own evaluation.

What can I expect to learn?

We will take a deep-dive look architectural look at ScaleIO as a standalone software product, an integrated appliance, and as an integrated software option in OpenStackDistributions and discuss how our partnership with Mirantis facilitates these options.

Thursday, April 28, 11:00am-11:40am
Slides: Download
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Dell EMC
With 15 years of experience in the Storage industry, Jason Brown has covered multiple technologies in the object and block storage areas.  With experience in Engineering, Product Management, and Product Marketing, Jason can blend the technical and non-technical for a wide array of audiences.  Jason is also part of EMC Elect 2016. Jason holds a Computer Engineering degree from... FULL PROFILE
Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions, Chief Cloud Officer
Ben is currently the Chief Cloud Officer for the Global Accounts team at Cincinnati Bell Technology Services. He is also the co-author of the book "OpenStack for Architects" "Mastering OpenStack" and was the Technical Reviewer for "Learning OpenStack" (Packt Publishing). When Ben is not writing books he is an active in the OpenStack Superuser Editorial Board and a technical contributor... FULL PROFILE