Barcelona, Spain
October 25-28, 2016

Event Details

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Why Sky UK Runs on OpenStack

Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company has standardized on OpenStack, which now powers 60 separate projects at Sky UK, ranging from Sky Tickets to the Sky Q set top box and their internal Video On Demand portal. With a customer OTT video platform generating billions of viewing records, the need to process store and move data has driven the growth of their OpenStack platform for Big Data analytics. Even their legacy enterprise apps, which are not suitable for cloud, are being monitored by the OpenStack based enterprise monitoring environment.

The OpenStack services behind all of these diverse workloads include Nova, Neutron, Cinder, Glance, Keystone (integrated with Sky’s Active Directory), Designate, Swift, Heat, and Ceilometer (integrated with BMC). Looking toward the future, Matt will talk about their plans to upgrade to Mitaka and roll out Barbican, Magnum, and Trove to future automate key management, container orchestration, and databases.

Tuesday, October 25, 9:30am-9:40am (7:30am - 7:40am UTC)
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Infrastructure Design Manager, SKY
Matt Smith's career spans over 20 years in several disciplines, including many years programming, databases, operating systems, data centre engineering and architecture. He joined Sky in 2007 working on Sky’s broadcast authentication and processing systems. In 2010 he switched roles to lead the design and architecture function with a focus on the enterprise data centre. In this role he... FULL PROFILE