Barcelona, Spain
October 25-28, 2016

Event Details

Beyond Refstack: The Interop Challenge

OpenStack is really big on interoperability.  It has a board chartered committee to drive ever more encompassing interop tests and a project to help run those (and soon other) interop test sets.  But, these efforts are painfully limited due to the youthfulness of OpenStack, the software collection.  So, what can we do to aid interop without stepping on toes?  A consortium of companies have agreed to collaborate on (drum roll, please) The Interop Challenge!

The Interop Challenge is using the OpenStack community to create a collection of applications that use the most attainable OpenStack tools (heat and murano) to demonstrate specific workloads for the cloud.  And the challenge is for these community created applications to run successfully across all and any participating vendor's products and/or services.

Come join in the fun!

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will learn about the Interop Challenge, its current status, how to participate and how to benefit from it.

Thursday, October 27, 11:00am-11:40am
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
I am an industry veteran, with experience spanning computer bring up to AI, networks, mobile compute, and embedded systems. But my attention always seems to return to close to the metal, large infrastructure. Starting out in EE as a systems engineer, I migrated to SW development then on to QA and SW Process. During the journey, I have analysed Space Shuttle launch communications, modelled... FULL PROFILE
Catherine C. Diep is a Solutions Architect and Performance Engineer with IBM Cloud Business Unit at the Silicon Valley Lab. Her responsibilities include providing technical leadership for proof-of-concept, scalability design & testing. Catherine is the PTL of the Refstack project. FULL PROFILE
IBM, IBM Distinguished Engineer
Dr. Brad Topol is an IBM Distinguished Engineer in the IBM Cloud Architecture and Technology organization. In his current role, Brad leads a development team focused on contributing to and improving OpenStack and he has cross-IBM responsibility for coordinating its contributions to OpenStack. Brad serves as a member of the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors and is also an OpenStack core... FULL PROFILE