The Must-Attend

Open Infrastructure Event

The world runs on open infrastructure. At the OpenStack Summit, you’ll learn about the mix of open technologies building the modern infrastructure stack, including OpenStack, Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible, Ceph, OVS, OpenContrail, OPNFV, and more. Whether you are pursuing a private, public or multi-cloud approach, the OpenStack Summit is the place to network, skill up and plan your cloud strategy.

Sydney
November 6-8, 2017

The Must-Attend

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.

Sydney
November 6-8, 2017

Event Details


Verizon Case Study: The Illusion of Infinite Capacity

The total cost of ownership for an OpenStack private cloud can be half of other infrastructure alternatives. The key to achieving such a goal is to capture relevant metrics and watch them closely.  Such metrics become new word KPIs in the enterprise; it is these metrics that support the evolution for cloud services to becoming mission critical.  Allowing such metrics to manifest as KPIs in pleasant and intuitive ways encourages good behavior of tenants and their supporting business unit as the business maximizes the potential of the investment.  At scale, this can be realized with real-time dashboards, self-service workflows, tools to assist in right-sizing resources, and reporting for operators, financial managers, and executives. Tenants need cost estimates for budget forecasts, while executives need chargeback data to justify additional investment in the OpenStack environment.


What can I expect to learn?

An agile, cost effective cloud deployment must maintain the illusion of infinite capacity while maximizing the effective utilization and potential of the underlying infrastructure.  Tenants expect to be able to spin up and spin down resources on demand with no concern for the underlying physical build. Operating an efficient OpenStack cloud requires total visibility into historical trending for resource requests and capacity balancing to support active workloads, passive workloads, migratory workloads and capacity planning for projections of current workloads as well as future workloads.

Verizon will share lessons learned managing cloud use, distribution, costs and growth for the tenants in a hyperscale global OpenStack private cloud environment.

Monday, November 6, 2:20pm-3:00pm
Level: Intermediate
Verizon Wireless
Amrith is a fellow in Verizon's cloud team that develops and operates the Verizon Cloud Platform (VCP), focusing on OpenStack and other open source activities, Database-as-a-Service for OpenStack, and working with application owners migrating workloads onto VCP. He has been involved with OpenStack for several years and has been the PTL of the Trove (DBaaS) project for multiple releases. Before... FULL PROFILE