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OpenStack Conference Fall 2013

November 5-8, 2013, Hong Kong

November 5, 6, 7, 8


The OpenStack Summit is a four-day conference for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software.


The OpenStack Summit
Hong Kong 2013

Videos of Sessions From Day 2

OpenStack China Spotlight featuring Ctrip, iQiyi, and Qihoo 360

Mark Collier,Eric Ye,Yufang Zhang,Jieke Wu

In this session, Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation, will spotlight the OpenStack community and adoption in China through OpenStack users Ctrip, iQiyi and Qihoo360.

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Red Hat Keynote - Truth Happens

Mark McLoughlin

Mark McLoughlin, with an introduction from Brian Stevens, will give his take on our community’s incredible momentum, the key ingredients to our success, and where we go from here.  

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HP Keynote - Why OpenStack Will Win in Enterprise Hybrid Cloud

Monty Taylor

There is much debate about which cloud operating system or platform will win and that current proprietary clouds will capture the majority of the mindshare and revenue.  There are also questions of whether OpenStack is mature or secure enough for the enterprise.  Join Monty Taylor, HP Distinguished Technologist and OpenStack board member, as he debunks these theories and shows how OpenStack is not only on the right track from an innovation and technology standpoint but also from a customer and market perspective.  In the $80 billion cloud computing market, there will be more than one winner, and Monty will illustrate how OpenStack is one of those.  He will also discuss what the organization and its key contributors must do to move the software forward and achieve this market success, such as interoperability, upgradability and other enterprise-grade functionality.   

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How We Build Private Cloud with OpenStack in Ctrip

Yiting Wu,Eric Ye

Ctrip( is the leading OTA company in China. Ctrip sells 70 billion RMB travel products last year, including flight/hotel/travel/train/ And still under fast growing, so we need a solid and elastic infrastructure to support our business. We started build private cloud for Ctrip since last year. After evaluated CloudStack, OpenStack, OpenNebula, we finally chose OpenStack. We developed based on OpenStack Grizzly, and now it manages our QA Farm/Dev Farm, part of production environment with thousands of bare metal and vms. We use VMware, and working on migrate into KVM. I did a sharing on 3rd anniversary party of OpenStack in Shanghai. I hope I can get an chance to have a talk in HongKong summit, and share what we did in Ctrip. We now have 3 teams (15+ Engineers) working on: Bare Metal Provisioning developed based on Razor extend VMware management in OpenStack Building VDI, plan for more than 8000+ employees in Call Center, we will rollout 500~1000 thin-clients in Oct. Detail introduction: Bare Metal Provisioning: (with Demo) After server been putted on rack, powered on, connected to switch with the provisioning vlan, it can automatically does below tasks. We also have a UI for OPS to submit requests. Baking for a given period, and provides report Configure BIOS Upgrade firmware Setup ILO Configure RAID OS installation supports Windows 2k8 Ubuntu 12.04 Centos 6.4 ESXi 5.1 Postinstall Windows KMS activation Patching Network configuration Linux All kinds of configuration It's based on Razor, and we are working on how to merge it with Ironic, and contribute into community. Extend VMware management in OpenStack (with Demo) We did a lot of enhancements and extension on vmware driver. Each tenants can map to an HA cluster/folder in vcenter. add a nova extention as vmware environment to be associate with a tenant each environment contains vcenter/datacenter/hypervisor cluster or folder/target vm folder datastore regex AD OU it belongs to, and AD admin groups Support deploy from template in datastore with customisation spec template management in horizon Multi-compute, each manage one cluster Add datastore filter Add hypervisor filter Support vswitch/dvswitch, use vlan mode, working perfectly with Neutron, both support vmware and kvm(Openvswitch). Extend keystone a lot to support AD integration (AD/LDAP as a Service) Not only manage OpenStack permission, but also take care system(os) permissions of vms or bare metal vms will join Domain, put in specific OU (supports both windows and linux) Support AD group policy update AD user management in horizon Blueprint to extend vsphere support in Neutron: integrate with zabbix As for DNS as a Service, we are going to contribute our windows driver to Designate project. we will start code contribution soon. I believe we will have code commit before this summit. VDI for call center: (I think till HK summit, we will have a lot of progress) Use OpenStack to manage the whole VDI Based on kvm/optimized Spice Arm thin-client Under heavy development and hardware LPT testing Try to rollout 500~1000 clients in Oct.

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OpenDaylight: An Open Source SDN for Your OpenStack Cloud

Chris Wright,Kyle Mestery,Anees Shaikh,Stephan Baucke

OpenDaylight is an exciting new community-led, open source project focused on accelerating adoption of software-defined networking (SDN) by providing a robust SDN platform on which the industry can build and innovate. An OpenDaylight controller provides flexible management of both physical and virtual networks. The open source nature of the project and its flexible network management capabilities make it an ideal SDN platform to integrate with Neutron. In this session, OpenDaylight community members from Cisco, IBM, RedHat, and Ericsson will describe the OpenDaylight project goals and platform architecture, as well as the roadmap and progress to date. OpenDaylight brings together a number of virtual networking approaches, and we will discuss integration approaches with OpenStack Neutron that provide flexibility for OpenStack administrators and users. Details of our initial Neutron integration will also be demonstrated for attendees. Attendees will leave this session with a greater understanding of what OpenDaylight is, and how it can integrate with OpenStack Neutron to provide a powerful SDN-based networking solution for OpenStack Clouds.

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High Availability Update: Havana and Icehouse

Florian Haas,Syed Armani

A fixture at recent OpenStack Summits, this presentation gives an updated overview of the state of high availability in OpenStack. It outlines and summarizes recent changes and additions to OpenStack in the high-availability space in Havana, and gives an outlook into high availability in OpenStack Icehouse.

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Securing OpenStack for Compliance

Tomasz Napierala

OpenStack adoption is growing constantly, but there are still areas where vanilla OpenStack cannot be used out of the box. One of those fields is financial sector requiring infrastructure to be properly hardened and secured to meet challenging industry compliance requirements. To make OpenStack suitable for security demanding environments wee analysed most of the components and developed set of modules for system hardening. Wel show a pragmatic set of guidelines to deploy OpenStack based cloud infrastructure able to meet most of PCI DSS requirements.

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OpenStack + VMware: Customer Success Stories and What's Next

Dan Wendlandt

VMware has been deeply engaged in helping its customers in OpenStack deployments. This includes deployments that leverage both the VMware NSX networking platform (formerly Nicira) and also deployments that leverage VMware vSphere, the world's most advanced compute hypervisor platform. In this session, we will feature stories from these customers and also give a look ahead at the latest and greatest OpenStack integration work coming out of VMware.

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Barbican 1.0: Open Source Key Management for OpenStack

Jarret Raim,Matt Tesauro

Barbican, the open source key management system for OpenStack, is proud to announce our 1.0 Havana release. This release includes support for symmetric key management suitable for securely encrypting data at rest. Come check out our first release including discussion and code for integrating Barbican with Cinder and Swift and discussion of future features like federation and SSL. There will be demonstrations of the system including a Swift encrypting proxy and integration with a popular web framework.

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Scale and Optimize Your OpenStack Clouds with Citrix

Sridhar Devarapalli,Aaron Delp

OpenStack enables the ability to mix and match infrastructure technologies and deployment options based on application workloads. In this session, you will learn how Citrix products including XenServer, NetScaler and CloudPortal integrate with OpenStack to accelerate time-to-value. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the technical capabilities and integration points between Citrix products and OpenStack.

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OpenStack, IaaS and the Future of Application Aware Infrastructure

Lew Tucker

Cloud computing services are quickly becoming the ideal platform for the rapid development and deployment of elastic, scalable, web applications and services on virtualized infrastructure. As OpenStack evolves, even more infrastructure services such as load-balancing, firewall, and other virtualized network functions (NFV) are moving into this infrastructure-as-a-service cloud platform layer. Most recently, underlying physical systems are also evolving to become application aware to better meet the performance and resource orchestration requirements of these new, network-centric cloud applications. So, whereas some think of cloud computing as being designed for the deliver of web or enterprise applications, several of the leading consumer-facing service providers are turning to OpenStack as a platform for delivery of a broad set of network-centric services such as video-on-demand, mobile apps, or network function virtualization (NFV). This talk will describe the opportunity presented by OpenStack to evolve its capabilities in this direction in concert with application aware infrastructure to simultaneously deliver faster service delivery and an enhanced user experience.

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Deploying and Training on OpenStack at MIT: Helping to Accelerate World-Class Research

Jonathan Proulx,Tony Campbell

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) currently has more than 100 active users and roughly 35 research projects running on its OpenStack cloud. That research runs the gamut – from analyzing how computers understand text, to conducting hardware research. In this featured presentation, hear from MIT CSAIL Senior Architect Jon Proulx about how OpenStack helped the MIT-based lab break away from proprietary clouds and how it empowers developers and users to conduct sophisticated research on OpenStack. Joining Jon will be Rackspace Director of Training and Certification Tony Campbell, whose team brought Rackspace Training for OpenStack to MIT, which helped researchers and students at the university sharpen their OpenStack expertise.

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Alibaba's Private Infrastructure Cloud and SDN Practice

Tom Qiu

We are building our infrastructure-aas based on openstack from 2011. Relative to Public Cloud, Private Cloud has more especially requirements, such as the special network architecture,the special strategy for the allocation of resources. This session will introduce the problems and demands we have met in our private cloud. Now, we're also building our network platform via sdn to provide a dynamic and programmable network for our infrastructure.

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The OpenStack Elimination Game Show

Mark Collier,Randy Bias,Boris Renski

During this session we’ll productively use our time to give away 5 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with Android to the audience in a trivia spectacular we call “The OpenStack Elimination Game Show.” We’ll present difficult OpenStack technical questions to a panel of 3 experts. One of them will provide the correct answer; the other two will bluff.Everybody in the audience gets flashcards to hold over their head and vote which panelist is telling the truth. Raise your flashcards to identify which answer is right. Get it wrong – you are out. Last five standing get an Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with Android….and fame associated with being an OpenStack guru.

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OpenStack Continuous Delivery Best Practices: Putting What IBM Learned from This Community into Practice

Andrew Trossman,Kendall Lock

Companies of all sizes are struggling to adopt a Continuous Delivery mindset in order to compete effectively. Although technology plays a significant role (having a Cloud platform designed for agility, scale and elasticity is a must), the culture of the development and delivery organization turns out to be equally if not more important. IBM has a long history of software development beginning on the mainframe decades ago, and as such has a very strong culture around how software should be delivered. With this session, we will talk about how we used OpenStack as enabling technology along with adopting many of the Community development principles as a way to change ourselves from a “Plan everything up front, deliver in large chunks every 9 months” to a “Roadmap, iteratively deliver every two weeks, feedback and improve” type of culture. We will also talk about how we have begun to use our frequently delivered solution as a way to change the way we serve our customers - including solution testing to support.

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Open vSwitch and its Usage in Neutron

Yong Sheng Gong,bo liang

Open vSwitch is used in neutron with the OpenvSwitch plugin and many other vendor plugins. But the cases to use Open vSwitch in production are rare. We are trying to help to use open vSwitch in production. This presentation will include: Open vSwitch in neutron the performance of Open vSwitch Open vSwitch in hardware

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OpenStack Adoption and Lessons Learned from the Insurance and Financial Services Industry

Shaun Murakami,Manuel Silveyra,Jeffrey Coveyduc

The flexibility of the OpenStack architecture is key to fitting into the enterprise data center and, at the same time, can present a challenge for the data center teams seeking a prescriptive, and optimal configuration. Using two installations from the insurance and financial services companies, this session will outline some real-world integration challenges and prescriptive solutions to integrate OpenStack in these environments. We will: Review some of the enterprise requirements which led to key architectural decision points for the OpenStack configuration. Highlight unique and innovative use cases and designs that were enabled by OpenStack Discuss specific approaches to leveraging existing enterprise assets, such as ActiveDirectory, storage, and networking. Review the lessons learned and how they could be simplified by leveraging features of Havana and future releases of OpenStack. The audience should gain a broader perspective on how OpenStack is being integrated in enterprise data centers today.

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OpenStack Private Cloud at eBay

JC Martin,Subbu Allamaraju

What started out as a developer cloud during the Summer of 2012, the OpenStack based private cloud at eBay has since grown into a multi-tenant multi-region self-service cloud. The work loads we now support range from development use cases, to CI farms, as well as external facing business critical applications. We act and think like a public cloud and follow certain princples and practices on how we design, build, and operate . These pracrices enable us to maintain developer agility, operational efficiency and elasticity. In this session, we would like to share our adoption story from the time it began till now, and present our design principles, architecture, practices, and challenges in operating multi-tenant private clouds using OpenStack at the core.

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Panel: The Future of Networking in the Cloud

Lew Tucker,Justin Dustzadeh,Peter Balland,Lincoln Dale,Jon Vestal

In this panel we'll be bringing together the foremost experts in network virtualization and openstack neutron to discuss the future.

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Digital Entertainments on OpenStack & Cyberport Community Cloud

Raymond Chan

The Cyberport Technology Center launched its new 3D Cloud service by offering free use of this cutting-edge cloud-based 3D rendering technology to contestants of the Hong Kong Youth 3D Animation Competition since 2012. The 3D Cloud which decreased the need for traditional and high costing rendering equipment, provides a cutting-edge cloud-based 3D rendering platform to local CG production house and local students.  This OpenStack platform offers the incubatess, tenants and ICT practitioners to experience the scalable and flexible computing resources they ever have upon their application/project requirement. More importantly, the platform provides them the opportunity of cloud adoption which enables them to implement a cost-effective IT infrastructure plan for lowering technology costs and creating time for market advantages.

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Titan for OpenStack, Made in Hong Kong

Peter Cheung

The Titan (formerly named Pandora), made in Hong Kong, by a Hong Kong man, is a new OpenStack management portal.  It aims at improving and fine-tuning some features of the original OpenStack Cloud administration. Titan is a central administration software for OpenStack. It relies on horizon server, adding extra functions to it.  Users can use it to operate the OpenStack cloud.  The goal is simple: bringing OpenStack to commercial.  The OpenStack project is great, but it splits into many pieces, customers expect a powerful tool to administrate all of them in one.  Billing system and monitoring system are on the road map.  With these functions, Internet service providers will be getting easier to adopt into OpenStack ecosystem.  Helping people and enhancing OpenStack is their missions. The Pandora which is now open-sourced for everyone will focus on private cloud deployment in helping small and medium enterprises to build and manage their private cloud easier and faster without paying expensive licenses.

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Unifying the Management of OpenStack, Public Cloud, Data Center Virtualization, and More

james Labocki,Oleg Barenboim

Adding an OpenStack environment into an already complex IT architecture threatens to overwhelm IT staff who are already spending countless hours managing existing IT architectures. Is it possible to unify the operational management of existing data center virtualization with an OpenStack deployment? What about adding a public cloud provider into the mix? What about adding Platform as a Service capabilities? In this session, Oleg and James will demonstrate how CloudForms can provide a unified operational management framework for all of these scenarios and help IT staff keep their sanity in the process. Subjects explained will include how to:- Discover and monitor new and existing OpenStack environments- Provide Showback and Chargeback of guest workloads- Provision workloads via self-service catalogs to OpenStack- Create migration analysis reports from datacenter virtualization platforms (including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere) to OpenStackJames and Oleg will also provide an overview of Red Hat's Open Hybrid Cloud Architecture and CloudForms' upstream open source community. Attendees will leave this session with a solid understanding of how to unify operations management of OpenStack with existing data center virtualization and public clouds in their organization.

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Write Once and REALLY Run Anywhere with OpenStack and Docker

Jason Smith,Solomon Hykes

The OpenStack project is designed to make infrastructure deployment flexible and to enable all types of clouds; public, private and hybrid. Learn how Docker enables developers to build, package and deploy applications as lightweight portable containers, which run virtually anywhere, including OpenStack clouds, bare-metal servers and dedicated servers. The combination of Docker and OpenStack makes for a powerful tool for cross cloud application development and deployment. In this session, the Docker and Rackspace teams will automatically build and test open-source Margarine (our friendly test application) from source using Docker. Once complete, we will deploy Margarine from a laptop virtual environment to: 1. Rackspace public cloud 2. Rackspace private cloud 3. HP public cloud 4. OpenStack multi-node cluster in a colo-facility All with little to no modification and virtually no delay! We will wrap-up this fantastic session by discussing the recent integration of Docker into Nova, and future plans for Docker and OpenStack.

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OpenStack's Bare Metal Provisioning Service

Devananda van der Veen

Would you be excited to have a single API and single pipeline for deploying your applications on your physical servers, as well as your virtual servers? OpenStack can now do this. OpenStack enables running applications on virtual machines in a cloud - a public cloud, or your own private cloud. But, what if your application requires physical servers, or your production environment is too performance sensitive to run in VMs? The conventional approach is to use separate tooling, such as crowbar or razor, but deploying dev/test and production environments differently is a bad idea. Using OpenStack Bare Metal Provisioning, it is possible to use the same API and the same pipeline to build, test, and deploy applications on both virtual and physical machines. I am leading the development effort behind the Ironic project, and will talk about the project history, current status and what you can expect from the code today, and our plans as it matures. I will touch on a few deployments that are live, and even though baremetal as-a-service is a very compelling use case, I will explain what remains to be done to get there.

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OpenStack and NFV: The Convergence of IT and CT Infrastructure

Shuo Yang,Haiying Wang,Dennis GU,Alexis Susset

OpenStack is winning support across the IT industry while NFV (Network Function Virtualization) has been widely endorsed by the CT (Communication Technology) industry. OpenStack will become the future IT control panel while NFV is the blueprint of future telecom infrastructure. The combination of these two fundamental changes will shape both IT and CT, transforming them into a unified ICT infrastructure. This convergence will bring openness and wide adoption, but also will impose unique challenges (performance and reliability) to build cloud platforms. Huawei, as the key CT vendor and an emerging IT player, is committed to contribute to both OpenStack and NFV, and to lead the convergence of them. In this talk, we will talk about the business opportunity, technical challenges, ecosystem and our vision and practices around the OpenStack and NFV journey.

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Creating a Culture of Contribution

Jared Smith

In this presentation, I'll talk about building a culture of contribution within your organization. I'll cover important aspects, such as: the business case for contributing to OpenStack (or other open source applications) getting the Legal team to agree to the contributors license agreement engagement and communication with the greater community getting your patches "good enough" for the world to see encouraging team members to be community leaders Along the way, I'll share my experiences with helping Bluehost build the world's largest OpenStack installation, along with experieces at various other employers, and how I've helped them create communities of contribution. I'll also discuss the perspective of communities and community leaders (from my experience as the Fedora Project Leader).

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Open Source Weather Information Project with OpenStack Object Storage

Sammy Fung

Weather information is my personal interests, I started a open source project hk0weather to archive the concept of open data. hk0weather  uses scrapy on python and crawl Hong Kong Observatory website, turn weather data provided from its HTML website into JSON format. In this talk, Sammy will talk about how to use OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) to store weather data for the ‘hk0weather’ project.

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Bringing Private Cloud to Australia, OpenStack on VMware

Sina Sadeghi,Kavit Munshi

Background: Recent research indicates that Australia is one of the most highly virtualised countries in the world. VMware undoubtedly represents the largest proportion of hypervisor technology in Australia. Aptira is an Australian systems integrator with strong involvement in OpenStack deployments in Australia.Bringing OpenStack to Australia: Aptira has spent a lot of time speaking to customers large and small about OpenStack. Many of these customers are very interested in adopting cloud, but at the same time they have built an existing business around VMware, with all datacenter infrastructure, operational procedures, tacit company knowledge based on this. This translates to a strong inertia, and when the word “CapEx” is mentioned to buy new infrastructure for OpenStack, the inertia becomes even stronger. Aptira sees the potential in the marrying of OpenStack with VMware solutions for the Australian market, allowing customers with existing VMware deployments to deliver open cloud capabilities to their own customers or internal stakeholders. Customers don't need to go out and buy expensive new SDN capable hardware, either. Aptira is driving the network virtualisation component of these clouds using Nicira, which works using existing, in-place network hardware, offering a much smoother migration to the private cloud model. We consider our internal use case is shared by many Australian companies employing virtualisation: we have an existing VMware solution in place and to provide OpenStack compute and networking we would otherwise be required to invest in and operate KVM and ESXi hypervisors seperately, along with installing new networking infrastructure into every rack. Exposing existing VMware solutions as OpenStack clouds creates a large resource efficiency without any additional CapEx required and minimal (if any) changes to existing infrastructure architectures. We'll talk about our experience trying to achieve our use cases and meet real customer requirements using OpenStack + VMware: What worked What didn't What improvements we'd like to see in the future Working with VMware and Nicira engineers on OpenStack code

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Encrypted Block Storage: Technical Walkthrough

Jarret Raim,Joel Coffman

The Volume Encryption feature in OpenStack presents a normal block storage device to the VM but encrypts the data in the virtualization host before writing to a remote disk. This provides data confidentiality against network traffic interception, compromised storage hosts, and stolen disk drives. To the end user, the block server operates exactly as it would when reading and writing unencrypted blocks. It includes a key manager interface that supports key generation and storage, and the interface allows different key managers to be supported such as Barbican or a KMIP server. This session will be split into two parts, the first covering the set up of the Barbican key management service and the second covering the configuration and use of Cinder and Nova to provide encrypted block storage.

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OpenStack Performance

Doug Williams,Ayal Baron

In this session, Ayal Baron & Doug Williams will detail the range of performance considerations important when sizing and deploying OpenStack configurations. Specifically, he will discuss: Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor performance across a range of workloads Performance considerations for storing Nova instances , including both direct-attached disks and locally attached SSD Performance of OpenStack networking based on Linux bridge and Open vSwitch Capacity planning for OpenStack provisioning services, including Nova, Cinder, Keystone, and Glance

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Deploying OpenStack with Cisco Networking, Compute and Storage

Duane DeCapite,Ashok Rajagopalan

Learn how to create a complete OpenStack deployment with UCS, Nexus and the Cisco OpenStack Installer. Cisco's OpenStack solution supports multiple distributions including Red Hat OpenStack and Ubuntu. Also learn how the Cloud Services Router (CSR) integration with OpenStack enables additional billable services for per-tenant routing and security. In this session you will learn down to increase the networking scalability of OpenStack with both hardware and software Nexus products including Nexus 1000V on KVM. Orchestrating next generation data center architectures including Dynamic Fabric Automation using OpenStack will be detailed . This session will also discuss how UCS Manager makes it easy to configure a bare metal node for OpenStack pilot and production deployments with both blade and rack mount servers. The Cisco OpenStack Installer will also be featured in this presentation with instructions on how to install OpenStack with High-Availability (HA) on UCS with Nexus.

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Next Geneation ECO Social Platform - The Cloud-in-Cloud GreenXity

Ms. Marshell Mok

GreenXity is the next generation ECO social platform, adopting a Cloud-in-Cloud architecture.  Powered by Openstack in the host of Hong Kong Cyberport, GreenXity embraces ECO focused services ranging from Green Transport Cloud, ECO Games Cloud, ECO E-commerce Cloud to ECO Social Cloud.  This platform is a vertical integration of all ECO related solutions from professional to laymen uses.   GreenXity also creates a unique one-stop shopping, social entertainment and learning experience for global users enabled by our carbon footprint analytics and 3D virtual world stimulation game engine.  It makes ECO life become easier, cheaper, more fun and with peace of mind.

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Cyberport Offers Cutting Edge Community Cloud for Hong Kong's Startup Entrepreneurs

Dr. David Chung

The cloud computing has proved it can deliver lower IT costs, reduced infrastructure complexity, and enhanced flexibility.  Hong Kong is an ideal place in the Asia-Pacific region for cloud computing development and adoption, with its robust telecommunications infrastructure, pro-business environment, effective protection of data privacy and information security, knowledgeable professionals and government support.  Cyberport has been piloting with early releases of OpenStack cloud software at the Technology Centre to assist startup entrepreneurs with improved collaboration, lower IT maintenance costs and ultimately, higher productivity. The speaker will talk about a number of key considerations to build up cloud platform and share best practice and challenges through different use-cases.

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MyCloudLab: An OpenStack Cloud for Education

Dick Tang

MyCloudLab, which is being developed in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, is a OpenStack cloud testbed with a talior-made web-based management system for the cloud computing administration.  It aims at providing an open sourced platform for students to easily experience the environment of cloud computing platform and learn essential techniques of administering a cloud computing system.

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Panel Discussion: Agile Networking with OpenStack

Kyle Mestery,Rohit Agarwalla

OpenStack Networking has come a long way from its initial inclusion in the Folsom release a year ago. With the Havana release, it now has capabilities beyond that of Nova networking and supports a wider range of network deployment options for overlay and provider networks as well new Layer 3 services including firewall, VPN and load balancing. At this session there will be a panel discussion on these alternatives, their trade-offs and when each might be the appropriate deployment choice.

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Taskflow: An OpenStack Library That Helps Make Task Execution Easy, Consistent, and Reliable

Joshua Harlow

We will present an overview of Taskflow[1]: a Python library for OpenStack that helps make task execution easy, consistent, and reliable. TaskFlow allows the creation of lightweight task objects and/or functions that are combined together into flows (aka: workflows). It includes components for running these flows in a manner that can be stopped, resumed, and safely reverted. Projects implemented using the Taskflow library enjoy added state resiliency, and fault tolerance. The library also simplifies crash recovery for resumption of tasks, flows, and jobs. With Taskflow, interrupted actions may be resumed or rolled back automatically when a manager process is resumed. TaskFlow is proposed to be the foundation library for Convection[2] (Cloud based Workflow-as-a-Service capabilities for OpenStack). An update on the progress for TaskFlow (features and capabilities ready to be consumed by OpenStack projects) and a proposed path for possible integration into Oslo and development of Convection will be presented. [1] [2]

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It Not Just An Unicorn, Updating Our Public Cloud Platform from Folsom to Grizzly

Sebastien Han

Try to guess what the hot topic around devops in OpenStack, yeah you guessed right it how difficult it is to update an OpenStack cloud from a version to another. At eNovance we have our own public cloud and we would like to share our experience on how we did it. From nova, keystone, swift, cinder and ceilometer the team eNovance is going to show you how to do the update the *right* way.

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Launching a Cloud Provider with OpenStack

Raphael Ferreira,Philippe Theriault

When launching a IaaS Provider, time to market, reliability, scalability and cost are everyday concerns. Widely adopted by successful service providers, OpenStack seems to be the way to go but is it comparable, in terms of features, with Cloud Providers Packages from vendors such as Joyent, OnApp, Citrix or Parallels? While commercial cloud service providers packages may not offer the flexibility needed or can kill any business case, the Do It Yourself approach is certainly not cutting the time to market or complexity. The same applies for the hardware while OCP based servers or Open Storage could bring big savings, they are not for every organization. In that session, we will have a close look at the different options, pros and cons of integrated solutions versus custom integrations, all from an OpenStack perspective. We will talk about where the competitive advantage can come when using a packaged solution but also have a look at the differentiators and value added a custom integration can bring.

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OpenStack in Asia-Pacific: Lessons Learned from Early Adopters

Agatha Poon

The rise of cloud computing not only inspires wide-ranging development of cloud-based services in Asia-Pacific, but also helps create an environment conducive to open-source developments. While the market for OpenStack has been picking up steam during the past 12 months, there are variations between Asian economies when it comes to the commercial use of OpenStack in a production environment. What is the current state of play in the APAC region? Who is investing? What are key lessons learned from early adopters?

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Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure

Jerry Sham

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure. It lays a solid foundation for you to build and manage private cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)—using truly open, interoperable, easy-to-manage Red Hat products that won’t lock you in. Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure is built on the trusted Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Using lower-cost open-virtualization technologies lets you increase your private-cloud environment's capacity and combine it with the proprietary virtualization capacity you already have.

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Journey to Automated Cloud

Penny Yeung,Dominic Shih

IAAS enables Enterprises, Organizations and SME to enjoy the benefits of Cloud Computing.The Automated Cloud manage your cloud as unified service, with one platform, one point ofcontact and one bill. It enables Physical, Virtual, Private and Public Cloud to be utilized and be supported around the clock.  Empowering the utilization of the different building blocks is the true essence to Automated Cloud.

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DNS in the Cloud: The Designate DNS as a Service Project

Patrick Galbraith,Kiall Mac Innes

DNS is something everyone who uses any Internet service uses and often doesn't give much though to. DNS is a service that uses a distributed database to provide a mapping of IP addresses to domain names and hosts to access resources on the Internet (and internal networks). Without DNS, maintaining lookup data would be a difficult endevor. With cloud environments, including Openstack, there is an obvious need for a DNS service. The project that intends to provide DNS needs for Openstack is Designate. Designate is a an Openstack-inspired DNS as-a-service project. It is intended to be used to provide a DNS service from the entry point of creating, updating, maintaining and deleting DNS data using the Designate API, to providing a means to update any number of DNS server backends. Designate is a modular project, allowing for the use of the DNS serveror backend database for storage of DNS data. Designate provides a RESTful API the provides functionality that one would expect to find with any Openstack project which can be used by customers be it front-end interaction by users or by other projects that require DNS. Designate also has service for listening to Nova and Neutron notifications to make it possible those services to be the source of DNS modifications through Designate. Designate is an ideal project to use for developing DNS as a service for an organization, and HP in particular has based their generally available DNSaaS product on Designate. This discussion will provide an overview of Designate as well as in-depth discussion of the various components such as: * Designate processes and configuration * How Designate allows multiple DNS server backends and creating new backends * How Designate allows backend database storage * The Designate API

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Going Brokerless: The Transition from Qpid to 0mq

Paul Mathews

There are a few critical components to any Openstack deployment that can be considered show stoppers if they go wrong. Perhaps the most important of these is the messaging system. When Bluehost set out to run a large deployment of Openstack we initially evaluated RabbitMQ and Qpid. We chose Qpid and have had numerous problems with reliability, resiliency and speed. I would like to talk about our transition from Qpid to 0mq in our production environment, the lessons learned along the way, and why brokerless Openstack is the way of the future.

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Cloudwatt Use Case : European Openstack Public Cloud

Raphael Ferreira,Loic Dachary,Daniel Pays

This session will feature Daniel Pays, CTO at Cloudwatt and Raphael Ferreira, CEO at eNovance who will present an overview of their Openstack strategy and deployment plans followed by a Q&A session. Cloudwatt is currently one of the biggest Openstack deployment in Europe. Cloudwatt offers to French and European companies of all sizes, as well as public, competitive cloud infrastructure (Infrastructure as a Service - IaaS). Providing the necessary guarantees of security, privacy and resilience, Cloudwatt also provides special protection against the risks associated with the requirements of local legislation. With a capital of 225 million euros financed by two major players - Orange and Thales - with the support of the French Government, the company should create a European-wide ecosystem of nearly 1,000 jobs by 5 to 7 years. Its primary mission is to help boost the economic fabric and in particular that of SMEs, to enhance their competitiveness and to ensure their compliance with french and European regulations. About eNovance : eNovance, is one of the European leader in Open Source Cloud computing. The company delivers services in two key areas: integrating and operating public and private open source clouds and 24/7 managed services for the world largest public clouds (Cloudwatt, AWS, Google Compute Engine, etc.). With its extensive investment in R&D, in less than three years eNovance has become the world 7th largest contributor to the OpenStack initiative, and the only European company on the foundation board of directors alongside Rackspace, Redhat, Cisco and HP. With nearly 200 clients such as CloudWatt, Warner, Chronopost, Safran, and Canal Plus, eNovance has become a partner of choice for rolling out critical applications in the cloud

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Under the Hood: Network Virtualization with OpenStack Neutron and VMware NSX

Somik Behera,Dimitri Desmidt

This session is a 201 level technical deep dive on the OpenStack Neutron with VMware NSX Network Virtualization. NSX is a virtual networking platform powering many OpenStack production environments as the networking engine behind Neutron. In this session wel explore the distributed systems architecture of the NSX Controller Cluster, the core functionality and behavior of NSX primary system components, and the logical networking devices and security tools NSX produces for consumption. High availability deployments, and packet flows for common scenarios will be discussed. And finally, wel take a look at how the physical network fabric can be architected for Next Generation NSX deployments. Some of the session topics include: System Components Review Scale-out control plane & HA control and management channels NSX enabled Hypervisors Scale-out data plane NSX Security Groups NSX Logical Network Devices Connecting to external networks Physical network design for Network Virtualization OpenStack Neutron Integration and OpenStack Distributions for VMware NSX

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