Open Infrastructure Event
The open infrastructure landscape is changing, and so is the Summit. Now that users are integrating dozens of open source tools into a modern stack that reaches well beyond the scope of OpenStack, we’re re-organizing the event to focus on specific problem domains like container infrastructure, edge computing and CI/CD and we are focusing on the hard work of integrating all of these tools developed in disparate communities. This is the essential work of 2018 and beyond, to ensure that open infrastructure is truly a viable path for operators.
Open Infrastructure Event
Join the movement behind the most widely deployed open source cloud platform. Whether you are pursuing a private, hybrid or multi-cloud approach, the OpenStack Summit is the place to network, skill up and plan your cloud strategy.
Over the past 2 years PaddyPower Betfair have migrated ~400 applications to our OpenStack cloud. We will cover the organisational, cultural and technical challenges, the good decisions the bad decisions.
Technically we will talk about the hundreds of different technologies, the challenges, real and perceived of moving them to a cloud. How every application is a unicorn to the developer who built and loves them and how we approached and solved this with OpenStack.
Culturally we want to share the joys and pains of working with 2000 developers across 4 sites. The difficulties and opportunities that occur when a major merger, forming a new major FTSE 100 entity happens in the middle of your journey to OpenStack. We will tell war stories, love stories, and hopefully inspire some reflection.
Organisationally we will talk about how espousing a fully automated OpenStack cloud impacted both those teams building it and using it. We will describe the business impact, and how we measured it.
We hope to share our experiences of the complex mixture of challenges faced when moving a large and dynamic organisation to the cloud. We will touch on technical challenges , posed by technologies such as Hadoop or Informix databases and how we resolved them.
Hopefully our experiences, both good and bad, will enable you to avoid repeating our mistakes, you will learn the impact of a change of leadership and focus during a project and how we worked across locations to make that a success.
Hopefully this will serve as a gateway presentation to other information, we will make numerous references to previous technical presentations and how we leveraged OpenStack to solve our challenges.
Lastly there will be our view of how we have measured success or otherwise. Project success metrics.