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We are taking several enterprise customers through a cloud journey in transforming to software defined data centers that run OpenStack. As we embark on these journeys, there is common paradigm of considerations that typically have to be dealt with for OpenStack private clouds:
- Automation considerations for deployment – including bare-metal provisioning, infrastructure as code
- Integration considerations with existing IT service management (ITSM) toolset – including integrating OpenStack clouds with enterprise grade asset management, configuration management, operations monitoring, ticketing systems
- Application & Platform as a Service(PaaS) considerations – including migrating traditional applications to cloud native architectures, automating recovery
As part of this session we will share some of battle scars in deploying OpenStack private clouds. This session will be co-presented by DXC and American Airlines.
There are several enterprise customers that are still on the fence with respect to deploying production workloads on OpenStack. The lessons learnt that we will present will serve as a template for solving some of the common challenges. Each of these has been put together based on experience gained from customer deployments that have been architected and led by the presenters. For OpenStack to be successful long term, we need increased adoption in the enterprise and private cloud space. By sharing the lessons learnt and the successes from this space, the presenters hope to help with the evangelization.