Barcelona, Spain
October 25-28, 2016

Event Details

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Watcher, the Infrastructure Optimization Service for OpenStack: Plans for the O-release and Beyond

Watcher is an open source software package which provides a flexible and scalable resource optimization service for multi-tenant OpenStack-based clouds. Watcher provides a complete optimization loop. This provides a robust framework to realize a wide range of cloud optimization goals, including the reduction of data center operating costs, increased system performance via intelligent virtual machine migration,increased energy efficiency, etc... Watcher provides several out-of-box optimization routines for immediate value-add, but it also supports a pluggable architecture.  The overall goal is that OpenStack-based clouds equipped with Watcher will decrease their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by way of more efficient use of their infrastructure through targeted optimizations and close-loop automation.

What can I expect to learn?

In this talk we will go over the state of Watcher since its big tent inclusion, its architecture, the team’s accomplishments for the Newton release and our plans for the O-release and beyond.

Thursday, October 27, 9:00am-9:40am (7:00am - 7:40am UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Intel Corporation
Susanne is a senior Principal Engineer at Intel working on Cloud architecture, data-analytics, and pathfinding. Her latest focus is on Watcher a service to optimize the Datacenter total cost of ownership via data-analytics for OpenStack Clouds. FULL PROFILE
Jean-Emile DARTOIS is a Research Software Engineer at B<>COM.   He has been involved in open source projects in both their software architecture and development for many years. He is currently a core team member for Watcher project which focuses on resource optimization service for OpenStack.  He is sharing his time between industrial applications and academic research. His... FULL PROFILE
Joe is a Senior Software Engineer within the IBM Systems Group, working on advanced virtualization management and cloud computing solutions--solutions that leverage OpenStack at their core.  While interested in a variety of areas, Joe is especially interested in virtual machine placement and optimization within the cloud--building solutions that provide policy-based placement decisions to... FULL PROFILE