Barcelona, Spain
October 25-28, 2016

Event Details

Please note: All times listed below are in Central Time Zone

Is Your Cloud Scaling Forecast a Bit Foggy?

OpenStack clouds are typically designed once and grown over time. There are different schools of thought about how growth is triggered and executed, but historically, a lot of guesswork is involved, especially in environments where change and procurement can not be run at a moment's notice.

On the other hand, the OpenStack cloud provides a large amount of internal data, which is typically not seen by management, but allows forecasting of requirements for growth and change if harnessed correctly.

This is where the new project WeatherStation comes in. Complementary to monitoring tools such as StackLight, WeatherStation provides management with the equivalent of the data the monitoring tool provides to the engineers and operators, but instead of an 'at the moment' view it focuses on forecasting using the relevant data to equip management with the necessary data to keep up with cloud growth and also provides relevant business data for future project decisions.

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will learn about:

  • The shortcomings of a reactive approach to cloud planning
  • Tooling to transform the reactive cloud operation into proactively managed cloud strategy
  • How to puts business goals and enterprise needs front and center
Tuesday, October 25, 3:55pm-4:35pm (1:55pm - 2:35pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Mirantis, Principal Architect
Christian Huebner works at the Campbell head office of Mirantis, Inc. as Principal Architect with a focus on Storage and Infrastructure. Coming from conventional storage architecture, Christian moved into cloud storage before joining Mirantis and later into general cloud architecture. He currently is spearheading Storage architecture projects for Mirantis customers with the focus on... FULL PROFILE