Vancouver, BC
May 21-24, 2018

Event Details


Lessons learned from public cloud billing

Using OpenStack for a public cloud has a range of challenges, and one of hardest parts is often billing. This is an area deployers may run into some frustrating and unexpected problems.

  • Deployers expect a good billing system to inergrate with their existing ERP system, but those integrations likely need custom features and flexibility.
  • They need to be ready to handle bugs in the telemetry chain (service bugs, notification bugs, ceilometer bugs), and make sure their billing isn't missing information because of it.
  • Their solution needs to be able to handle at least 1000+ customers and 50+ metrics/products.

In this session, we will share the first-hand experience about running billing on Catalyst Cloud, which is a public cloud based in New Zealand.


What can I expect to learn?

Attendees could get some best practices about how to do billing in public cloud based on OpenStack.

Monday, May 21, 2:50pm-3:00pm
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Catalyst IT Limited
Feilong is the head of R&D at Catalyst Cloud, a public cloud based in New Zealand built on OpenStack.Core developer on OpenStack Container Infra Management service(Magnum), OpenStack Messaging service(Zaqar) and OpenStack Billing service(Distil) . His interests in OpenStack are varied, but the focus of late has been on Kubernetes on OpenStack. FULL PROFILE
Catalyst IT, Senior Developer
Lingxian has been working at Catalyst IT as a senior cloud developer since 2016, before that he worked at cloud operating system department in Huawei for 4 years, leading a team consisting of OpenStack upstream contributors globally. He is also an active contributor in multiple OpenStack projects, core reviewer of Mistral project, PTL of Qinling(FaaS) project. In Kubernetes area, Lingxian is... FULL PROFILE