Vancouver, BC
May 21-24, 2018

Event Details

Containers, bare-metal, VM's: Edge computing choices for workload flexibility

As network connected devices and applications become more powerful, we are experiencing a shift in the requirements for system architecture and methods of utilizing remote hardware resources.

The focus today is on how to better manage distributed resources, applications and how to best package them for optimal performance.  Recent discussions have focused on container and OpenStack workloads; however, virtual machines, cloudlets and unikernels are all viable options for application deployment and execution. Is there one right approach?

This panel will explore and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each of these technologies, coupled with a discussion of technology maturity and market forces involved in delivering the right platform for creating practical solutions to fit the application.

What can I expect to learn?

Edge and edge computing are in the focal point of discussions industry wide including the debates on choosing the right technologies to be part of the desired system architecture. Of course the appropriate choice of technology is dependent on the specific use case.

The panel will help with the design considerations by highlighting use cases and experiences of industry experts and summarizing technical requirements the components of the system has to meet. 

Some of the metrics that need to be considered include: location of data and compute across the network, the relationship of the nodes to each other, shared or isolated resources, capital costs, management and administration overhead.

Wednesday, May 23, 1:50pm-2:30pm
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Verizon, Advanced Networking Product Manager
Beth is a SDN Product Manager at Verizon, working on developing new cloud based networking products and services. She is also President, Luth Computer Specialists, an independent consultancy specializing in cloud focused solutions to help enterprises leverage the efficiencies of cloud architectures and technologies. Previously, Ms. Cohen was a Senior Cloud Architect with Cloud Technology... FULL PROFILE
An OpenStack developer and user since the Essex release, Ian works on the internals of Openstack, on applications to run on top of Openstack, and on making Openstack easy for people to use.  His current focus is in NFV, the work to use Openstack to provide virtual network functions in an OpenStack cloud for use in telco networks - a balancing act to get maximum performance from a cloud... FULL PROFILE
Software Freedom Conservancy, Board Member
Allison is a software developer and open source strategist. She is a board member of the OpenStack Foundation, a board member of the Open Source Initiative, a board member of the Perl Foundation, and co-founder of the FLOSS Foundations group for open source leaders. She previously served as President of the Open Source Initiative, President of the Perl Foundation, Chief Architect of the Parrot... FULL PROFILE
OpenStack Foundation, Ecosystem Technical Lead
Ildikó started her journey with virtualization during the university years and has been in connection with this technology different ways since then. She started her career at a small research and development company in Budapest, where she was focusing on areas like system management and business process modelling and optimization. Ildikó got in touch with OpenStack when she... FULL PROFILE
Ericsson Software Technology, President
Chris works with open source industry collaboration and development across projects, foundations and industry segments.  He is passionate about open technology and works toward finding the balance in corporate objecives and community needs through open source technologies. FULL PROFILE