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.
Buying the right storage is critical to making your cloud effective, but identifying the right solution is difficult. Drawing on 8 years of experience as a storage developer, this talk will help you learn the truth about how systems work. Topics range from the obvious-but-frequently-misplanned IOP/bandwidth/capacity needs of your system, to geeky-but-critical design choices (Consistent or Available under failures?), and on to what kinds of questions will let you evaluate and cost specific features. With examples in block devices and object storage, these are general questions and not about any particular solution; if you follow through on these you will be able to identify significant tradeoffs and weaknesses anywhere. If you’re designing a new cloud, realize you need to re-do storage in your cloud, or are just curious about how storage developers evaluate storage systems, this talk is for you!
This talk is part of my new self-appointed mission to produce educated storage consumers (I spoke at Boston’s Open Source Days on the costs of snapshots in Ceph). It is *not* a sales pitch and I expect not to refer to any products or non-OpenStack projects by name. I plan to walk through specific features of any storage system that administrators should understand but which vendors often obscure or try to distract buyers from. In particular, I’ll discuss how system design choices actually impact cloud admins/users beyond the feature list checkbox: ways in which failures can manifest and how they are contained (or not!) by the system, how to evaluate add-on features such as geo-replication or snapshotting, etc. I’ll also discuss how to usefully evaluate vendor benchmarks and comparisons.