Barcelona, Spain
October 25-28, 2016

Event Details

Deploying OpenStack with Neutron and Ceph: From Concept to Public Cloud (and Hell in the Middle)

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.

What can I expect to learn?

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.

Tuesday, October 25, 12:15pm-12:55pm
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Jonathan has been programming from a young age, finessing his way through many programming languages. After cutting his teeth with several smaller jobs and personal projects, Jonathan joined VertiSoft Corp. in 1997, catapulting him into the culture of "software as a service" well before it became an industry buzzword. Jonathan harnessed his passion for user experience in the computer science... FULL PROFILE
I have built my career around Free Software and open source: from pre-sales engineer and product manager at Italian GNU/Linux distribution MadeInLinux to Italian country director of the Free Software Foundation Europe. Under my watch as community manager at Rackspace and at the OpenStack Foundation, OpenStack became the fastest growing open source project. My daily job as Director of Cloud... FULL PROFILE
 I've focused my entire career on understanding and solving customer problems. While the daily tasks have changed across my former roles of impelementation consultant, customer support director, and product manager, the goal always remains unchanged. Since 2012 I've continued that focus as the product manager for cloud services at DreamHost, including our public OpenStack cloud,... FULL PROFILE