Explore how OpenStack can provide highly-available monitoring of your application at any scale.
Automatically scaling and healing applications based on resource/application status or workload is at the heart of the OpenStack value proposition. It is one of the key capabilities that differentiate cloud vs. traditional infrastructure such as VMware.
We'll talk about how to make your applications autonomous by using Zaqar to get notifications from an OpenStack cloud and use them to autonomously manage the application's own infrastructure, so that people with pagers sitting in front of monitors and clicking on things don't have to. Then we'll demonstrate how to use new features in OpenStack to build a cloud application that is self-healing in the face of VM failure.
Attendees will learn how new features in Newton allow alarms from Aodh (as well as some other types of notifications) to trigger arbitrary workflows in Mistral via Zaqar notifications, and how to use this to build a self-healing, autoscaling cloud application. We'll also discuss the ways that OpenStack could improve to allow even more powerful autonomous applications in the future, and why that's a big deal when it comes to making your applications more reliable without making them vastly more expensive.