Barcelona, Spain
October 25-28, 2016

Event Details

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

Enabling a Policy-Driven, Self-Service Storage Provisioning Control Plane for a Service Provider 

Storage self-service is one of the important tenets of modernizing IT. Storage provisioning typically takes days to weeks time due to the complex approval processes and application requirements getting translated into storage capabilities. Service providers aim to achieve agility, operational efficiency and improved service levels by allowing application and server teams to provision their own storage, on-demand. It allows the storage team to free up critical resources and improves operational efficiency, while maintaining IT control via policies to avoid any erroneous self-service errors.
In this talk we present how we have used Openstack successfully to enable self servicing and API based automated storage provisioning for one of the largest service provider (IBM Global Technology Services). We will share the lessons learnt from the perspective of IT service provider and many customers across the globe on what has worked well vs what did not work as expected.

Wednesday, October 26, 2:15pm-2:30pm (12:15pm - 12:30pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Rakesh Jain is a Research Engineer with IBM Research. He is currently working in implementing automation and self-service capabilities using Openstack in IBM's Global Technology Service division, one of the biggest IT service provider, focused on block storage aspects. He has also been involved in the development of IBM's storage management and monitoring products, as well as storage... FULL PROFILE
IBM Corporation
Ramani Routray is a senior researcher and manager of Cloud Systems Analytics group at IBM Research with over 17 years of technical experience. In his role, Ramani continues to invent, design and transform next generation data center solutions ranging from cutting-edge underpinning cloud technology, such as Software Defined Storage, Container, IBM Cloud Managed Services (CMS) API economy, Hybrid... FULL PROFILE