Vancouver, BC
May 21-24, 2018

Event Details

Please note: All times listed below are in Central Time Zone

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 (8:50pm - 9:30pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Cloud Technology Strategist
SDN Product Strategist at Verizon, working on developing virtualized networking products and services. Involved in the OpenStack community since 2010. Helped architect some of the earliest large deployments, writing the documentation and designing the architectures. Co-author of the OpenStack Architecture Design Guide. Active in the OpenStack Community as a member of the Edge Computing Work... FULL PROFILE
Ian works for Cisco doing network things. The world of networking uses more and more software.  We use software to connect your mobile phones to the network, we use software to monitor the routers that form the internet, we use software to deploy, configure and change all those network components.  If we get it right, you never even know it's there. Ian's been on this since 2012, making NFV... FULL PROFILE
Open Usage Commons, Board Member
Allison is an open source developer and strategist. She is a board member at the Open Infrastructure Foundation, a board member at the Software Freedom Conservancy, and a board member at Open Usage Commons. At various points in the past she has served as chair of the board at the Open Infrastructure Foundation, president and board member of the Open Source Initiative, president and board member... FULL PROFILE
Open Infrastructure Foundation, Director of Community
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 started to work... FULL PROFILE
President, Ericsson Software Technology
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