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Beyond the Hype: Edge Computing Working Group Update

Eighteen months ago, after the Boston OpenStack Summit, there was a growing realization that Clouds don’t just need to be in data centers, availability of IaaS on the network edge is quickly becoming a requirement due to the explosive growth of content delivery & IoT...  Since then, the Edge Computing Working Group has been hard at work defining use cases, from smart remote cameras, streaming content, augmented reality, gaming, to new ways of deploying emerging technology networks.  Join us as the panel discusses the work that we have been doing and how we have been engaged with the larger OpenStack and Open Source communities over the past year on a number of projects including:

  • Keystone development to support edge clouds
  • Glance support for federated models
  • Related projects such as Cyborg, Airship and StarlingX
  • Data synchronization with edge clouds
  • Work with adjacent communities: OPNFV Edge Cloud Project, more comunities to come
  • Vendor and user collaboration

What can I expect to learn?

What is going on with the Edge Working Group including:

  • Challenges OpenStack faces supporting the network edge and ideas on how to solve these challenges
  • Main business and consumer drivers for supporting the edge including: specific use cases, back-haul reduction, improved QoE and decreased latency
  • Future road map.



Tuesday, November 13, 1:40pm-2:20pm (12:40pm - 1:20pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Open Infrastructure Foundation, Director of Community
Ildikó started her journey with virtualization during the university years and has been in connection with this technology different ways since then. She started her career at a small research and development company in Budapest, where she was focusing on areas like system management and business process modelling and optimization. Ildikó got in touch with OpenStack when she started to work... FULL PROFILE
Cloud Technology Strategist
SDN Product Strategist at Verizon, working on developing virtualized networking products and services. Involved in the OpenStack community since 2010. Helped architect some of the earliest large deployments, writing the documentation and designing the architectures. Co-author of the OpenStack Architecture Design Guide. Active in the OpenStack Community as a member of the Edge Computing Work... FULL PROFILE
Senior Principal Software Engineer
Senior principal software engineer with over 20 years of experience designing and building software solutions. I am currently a member of Dell EMC Network Edge team.  My introduction to OpenStack was working on the team that implemented the Crowbar deployment tool, the first of it's kind for deploying OpenStack to bare-metal. I have been an active upstream contributor to the OpenStack QA,... FULL PROFILE
Chief Poobah
I am focused on, and passionate about, open source technologies for next generation networks.  Primarily a developer my career has been focused on building and deploying networking technologies for global and carrier networks, more recently my attention has turned to open source community and technology advancement.  A strong believer in collaborative development and open technology... FULL PROFILE
Senior Open Source Specialist
Working in the telecom industry in the last one and half decade It was possible for me to see the evolution from vendor specific hardware to virtualisation and cloud and a bit beyond. Currently Gergely is part of a team of Nokia CTO which is reponsible for open source and standardisation. In the last year Gergely's was working in the OSF Edge Computing Group on the analyzis of edge use cases... FULL PROFILE