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The Fast Forward Upgrades Show

Back in the States, we're all preparing for Thanksgiving and cooking a turkey takes planning and time. Another thing that takes planning and time is upgrading a single Openstack deployment through three releases of Openstack with minimal/no impact to downtime. In order to optimize the time of this session, we've stolen a recipe from television and we're going to demonstrate the upgrade in a Cooking Show format! We will cover the three over-arching steps of the upgrade and while we let things cook, discuss the finer details around the decisions and experiences some of our customers went through when deciding to leverage the fast forward upgrade process in their own datacenter. We’ll discuss topics such as workload impact, operational flow and how to recover if you run into issues. Unlike the myth/claim that the tryptophan in turkey will make you sleepy, this session is sure to get your adrenaline pumping! So join us for this mix of customer interaction and live demo environments today!

Tuesday, November 13, 1:40pm-2:20pm (12:40pm - 1:20pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Principal Cloud Infrastructure Solutions Architect
I work as a OpenStack Solutions Architect at Red Hat. What does that mean? I help Red Hat customers validate business and technical use cases on OpenStack with supporting components like storage, networking or cloud automation and management. Managing large amount of hardware is definitely my cup of tea. I am definitely more of the yum/dnf guy then apt, but I have used both for quite some time.... FULL PROFILE
Principal Solutions Architect
Darin has over 25 years of IT experience, wearing various hats over the years ranging from application development to database administrator to system administrator to enterprise architect.  It is his experience in such broad categories that allows him to help others in understanding and utilizing cloud platforms such as OpenStack to effectively deliver solutions that make sense.  Darin is... FULL PROFILE
Manager, Product Management
Manager, Product Management at Red Hat focused on Hybrid Cloud Platforms and Edge. Previously worked as Product Manager at Dell and Tata Communications. Always involved with delivering innovative solutions for leading companies across multiple industries. A trusted partner who engages both technical and business officers to define needs and align technology initiatives with broader... FULL PROFILE