"OpenStack Adoption and Lessons Learned from the Insurance and Financial Services Industry"
By: 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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