Boston
May 8-11, 2017

Event Details

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Workload Onboarding and Lifecycle Management with Heat

As the Openstack community continues to simplify the cloud deployment process, more and more businesses are adopting Openstack within their infrastructure. However, there seems to be a lack of knowledge base in the community regarding workload onboarding and management using tools native to Openstack.

This talk introduces the advanced use of Heat (with a particular focus on SoftwareDeployment resources) in order to provide a structured process for deploying and managing workloads in the cloud.

At the core of this structured process is a base repository containing basic building blocks for Openstack infrastructure, as well as a structure (with examples) for developing and deploying software configurations at all phases of an instance’s lifecycle.

The target audience for this talk is the cloud end-user who has some familiarity with Heat (or other similar cloud orchestration tools), as well as devops teams managing cloud resources on behalf of cloud non-friendly users.


What can I expect to learn?
  • Requirements for using SoftwareDeployments
  • How to use SoftwareDeployments to deploy software configurations resources at any phase of the instance lifecycle
  • Best practices surrounding the use of SoftwareDeployments
  • A base structure for developing new or custom software configurations
  • How to keep track of existing workloads in the cloud at different update cycles over time
Tuesday, May 9, 12:05pm-12:45pm (4:05pm - 4:45pm UTC)
Slides: Slide Deck
Links: link 1 | link 2 | link 3
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Mirantis Inc
I have been part of the Openstack community since the Essex release. I've architected, deployed and managed a cloud for one of the top hospitals in Toronto, Canada after which I took more architectural orientated role with Mirantis. I have a strong focus in identity management as well as cloud orchestration.  FULL PROFILE
ITConcepts Automotive GMBH, Senior Solution Architect
Lance Haig works as a Senior Solutions Architect and has been part of the Openstack community since the Diablo release when he caught the openstack bug. He has architected, deployed and managed clouds for banking, retail and local government clients while working in the workload onboarding space for automotive and banking sectors. Lance has over 20 years experience in IT and... FULL PROFILE