When DreamHost started developing, deploying and selling cloud services in 2011, the team embarked in a life-long learning effort, full of obstacles and with the promise of a wonderful destination. DreamHost ventured in uncharted territory betting on young and promising open source technologies: OpenStack, and Ceph. Observed from the distance, DreamObjects and DreamCompute appear as mature products powered by solid Continuous Integration and Deployment, leveraging Chef, Jenkins, Jenkins Job Builder, and fpm. But looking back at the journey log, DreamHost team has collected lots of stories to tell: there was a time when we had to summon dozens of engineers from 4 companies to debug crashing SSD disks; and another time when our TechOps folks had to defeat snow blizzards. Pioneers’ trips are never easy but their stories are rewarding. Join this session to learn how DreamHost team has architected OpenStack, Ceph and Neutron to power the DreamHost Cloud products.
DreamHost team will unashamedly share the horror stories in its development, operations and procurement so that no other cloud operator will have to suffer in the same way.