May 8-11, 2017

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OpenStack Interoperability Challenge and Interoperability Workgroup Updates: The Adventure Continues


The OpenStack community has been driving initiatives on two sides of the interoperability coin: workload portability and API/code standards for OpenStack Powered products. The first phase of the OpenStack Interoperability Challenge culminated with a Barcelona Summit Keynote demo comprised of 16 vendors all running the same enterprise workload to illustrate that OpenStack enables workload portability across OpenStack clouds. Building on this momentum for its second phase, the multi-vendor Interop Challenge team has selected new advanced workloads based on Kubernetes and NFV applications to flush out portability issues in these commonly deployed workloads. Meanwhile, the recently formed Interop Working Group continues to roll out new Guidelines, drive new initiatives, and is considering expanding its scope to cover more vertical use cases. In this presentation we describe the progress, challenges, and lessons learned from both of these efforts.
Wednesday, May 10, 9:50am-10:30am
Difficulty Level: Beginner
IBM, IBM Distinguished Engineer
Dr. Brad Topol is an IBM Distinguished Engineer in the IBM Cloud Architecture and Technology organization. In his current role, Brad leads a development team focused on contributing to and improving OpenStack and he has cross-IBM responsibility for coordinating its contributions to OpenStack. Brad serves as a member of the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors and is also an OpenStack core... FULL PROFILE
Mark Voelker is currently the OpenStack Architect with VMware, but generally prefers to think of himself as a breadth-first technologist. In past lives he has worked as a software engineer, engineering manager, and architect designing web applications, automation systems, mobile apps, traffic generators, and more weasely hacks than he can shake a stick at. He also helped design... FULL PROFILE
Tong is a senior software engineer at IBM and is an active contributor to OpenStack. He has worked on OpenStack projects since 2012 and contributed to project Nova, Swift and Ceilometer over the years. He is also the technical lead for the OpenStack Interoperability Challenge. While he mainly focuses on OpenStack Neutron project and the OpenStack Interoperability Challenge at present, he has... FULL PROFILE