The Must-Attend

Open Infrastructure Event

The world runs on open infrastructure. At the OpenStack Summit, you’ll learn about the mix of open technologies building the modern infrastructure stack, including OpenStack, Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible, Ceph, OVS, OpenContrail, OPNFV, and more. Whether you are pursuing a private, public or multi-cloud approach, the OpenStack Summit is the place to network, skill up and plan your cloud strategy.

Boston, MA
May 8-11, 2017

The Must-Attend

Open Infrastructure Event

Join the movement behind the most widely deployed open source cloud platform. Whether you are pursuing a private, hybrid or multi-cloud approach, the OpenStack Summit is the place to network, skill up and plan your cloud strategy.

Boston, MA
May 8-11, 2017

Event Details


Pushing the Boundaries of OpenStack – Wait, What Are They Again?

Have you ever been curious as to how much of a workload the OpenStack control plane can handle before needing to scale horizontally? Based on the load how will the API performance adjust? How much overhead will load on the OpenStack API’s add to my application deployment timeline? What behavior should I look for to determine its time to add more control plane resources?

These are just a few questions I have been asked and/or have come to my mind while operating OpenStack clouds. While performing API benchmarking can be measured in so many different ways, it does feel like a good idea to have some high level frame of reference. I will start off stating that there are about a million ways to measure performance. Your approach may differ from what I have done and that is actually expected. The tests conducted are meant to provide a starting reference for you to possibly build upon.


What can I expect to learn?
  • Learn how to create OpenStack API test scripts
  • Determined what metrics matter the most
  • Possible tools you can use to run your tests
  • Finally share my results from the tests run earlier
Thursday, May 11, 2:20pm-3:00pm
Will be recorded
Level: Intermediate
Rackspace, OpenStack Engineer
I began my OpenStack experience as hobbyist and moved on to be an OpenStack Support Engineer with Rackspace, focused on succeeding technically while providing excellent service and support. Since initially engaging with OpenStack, I became extremely passionate about its success in every market across the globe. In just under two years I succeeded in creating an OpenStack Meetup in Houston, TX,... FULL PROFILE
Red Hat, Automation Practice Lead
I am a Automation Practice Lead with a diverse background in automation, cloud design, production systems administration and solutions architecture.  I have over 18 years of experience across numerous industries such as Online Marketing, Financial, Insurance, Aviation, Food Industry, Education and now in the technology product space.   Automation for Everyone! FULL PROFILE