Verizon and Oath operate enormous cloud infrastructures based on Openstack in support of their respective businesses. The talk focuses on learnings from building and operating parts of this architecture using open source technologies, and virtualizing workloads that have traditionally been appliances and physical network functions.
The architectural choices made in constructing this environment reflect a long term investment in, and a highly opinionated view of the evolution of computing trends.
The talk describes key design, architecture, deployment, organizational, and cultural considerations in making this successful.
When growing an OpenStack deployment (or for that matter, most infrastructure platforms), the problems one faces when scaling from "S" to "M" and "L", and the issues when scaling from "L" to "XL", "XXL", or "XXXL" are dramatically different.
It is important to realize that some choices which one makes in the S, M, or L stage of your deployment could adversely impact the options you have before you when you get to the XL, XXL or XXXL stage. Attendees will be exposed to technical and organizational considerations involved in making your deployment successful.
Oath, and Verizon operate very different infrastructures, and serve very different workloads and the attendee will get a breadth of perspectives on considerations in scaling OpenStack for their specific use-cases.