May 8-11, 2017

Event Details

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Does My App or Tool Work on OpenStack Cloud X? Use RefStack to Find Out

When you have developed your application against an OpenStack and want to move to another cloud, you want to find out how compatible it is? If you are using a tool to manage your application landscape in one cloud, how do you get an idea of the compatibility of an OpenStack cloud with this tool?

The answer is Tempest and RefStack.

RefStack has traditionally been used to collect results from tempest runs and compare against the OpenStack Powered (fka Defcore) guidelines. This is great and ensures a base level of interoperability between the passing cloud implementations.

RefStack has planned to support custom guidelines recently. This allows you to create guidelines that match the needs of your application or tool -- use it to find out whether a cloud is suitable for you.

The presentation will give you an overview how to develop guidelines and use RefStack custom guidelines to give you the answers. We will look at some real world examples and discuss benefits and todos.

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will see RefStack custom guidelines applied in practice and learn about the possibilites and limitations to use them to determine application and or tooling compatibility.

They will develop an understanding of how custom guidelines look like and should be defined.

Wednesday, May 10, 9:50am-10:30am (1:50pm - 2:30pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Sovereign Cloud Stack OSB Alliance, CTO
Since 2020, I'm leading the Sovereign Cloud Stack (SCS) initiative, delivering a complete, modular, fully open source, federated, standardized cloud operating system -- bare metal, VMs, container orchestration along with automation for continuous deployment, upgrade, monitoring, operations. SCS is supported by the OSB Alliance non-profit org, participates in the European GAIA-X initiative and... FULL PROFILE
Catherine C. Diep is a Solutions Architect and Performance Engineer with IBM Cloud Business Unit at the Silicon Valley Lab. Her responsibilities include providing technical leadership for proof-of-concept, scalability design & testing. Catherine is the PTL of the Refstack project. FULL PROFILE
GitLab, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, Security
Chris Hoge is a Senior Strategic Program Manager for the OpenStack Foundation. He's been an active contributor to the Interop Working Group (formerly DefCore), and helps run the trademark program for the OpenStack Foundation. He also works on collaborations between the OpenStack and Kubernetes communities. Previously he worked as an OpenStack community manager and developer at Puppet Labs, and... FULL PROFILE