For the first time, the OpenStack summit (San Diego Oct 15-18) will be running the developer design summit and the user conference in parallel in one location and with one registration system. This is itself is a significant development, as OpenStack use increases in production environments, users will begin to influence the direction and shape of OpenStack going forward.
Whether you want to build the software, run OpenStack, grow the community or just learn more about it, there will be content, workshops and design sessions for you to attend Oct 15-18 in San Diego. On Friday, the OpenStack Community is organizing a 1/2 day service project with the Surfrider Foundation, so try to stick around through Friday and give something back to the host city.
Update: See the pictures and videos from these sessions in this post.
Checkout Our Activities at the OpenStack Summit
Dell is one of the sponsors of the OpenStack Summit this year. We are speaking at a number of sessions and panels this year. If you are here at the Summit, we would love to see you at the various events we are engaged in
Our team is at the event in full force. Just as in the past conferences, we are actively
engaging with the OpenStack community and ecosystem in a number of different ways.
We are privileged to have 5 talks from our team selected for presentations. See below of the description of these sessions. We are also doing some whiteboard sessions at the Dell booth, so come by when you get a chance for a discussion. We hope to see you there soon!
Tuesday, 11:50 - 12:30 in Manchester D
It’s time to take Fog to the next level. Fog is the leading Ruby abstraction library for the OpenStack API and it’s embedded in several ecosystem products. With the addition of Quantum, there is a need to extend Fog’s models to comprehend cloud networking. Our vision includes adding both hidden functionality like setting up networks by default and explicit functions that expose the power of elastic networking. The goal of this session is to discuss the best ways to surface this functionality and coordinate development so that we do not duplicate or fork efforts.
Let’s eliminate the lag between coding and deploying! As we drive towards DevOps continuous deployment, it makes sense that our deployment scripts should be able to bypass packaging and pull directly from source code. That’s exactly what the Crowbar team has created as an option for Folsom deployments. This is a central use case for feature development because your testing code that is ahead of trunk; however, we see the same use cases for deployments that have bug fixes, proprietary features, pre-release features or any drift from trunk. This feature is the path to get maximum control of your OpenStack deployment.
Crowbar for OpenStack Deployments – the framework behind Dell & SUSE’s OpenStack Powered Cloud Solutions
Kamesh Pemmaraju & Shawn Roberts (Yahoo!)
Panel Discussion Abstract: OpenStack Distributions: How they will shape the future of OpenStack innovation
October 16, 2:40 – 3:20pm in Manchester F
We are all participating in building OpenStack and just like Linux distributions, which helped would-be Linux users manage the complexity and configuration of myriad libraries, placement of files, and executables to successfully get the system to boot and run, all indications are that OpenStack distributions are poised to help would-be OpenStack users to quickly get a fully-functional and configured cloud up and running. Companies are bringing unique value-added capabilities to the OpenStack core while fully providing enterprise support and services for their distributions. In this panel discussion, Dell will moderate a discussion with experts from Red Hat, Suse, Canonical, and Dell to discuss the importance of OpenStack distributions in the evolution of OpenStack and how they can support the needs of different markets and customer profiles.
- Moderator: Kamesh Pemmaraju (Dell)
- Perry Myers (RedHat)
- Pete Chadwick (Suse)
- Nick Barcet (Canonical)
- Joseph George (Dell)
What we want the audience to walk away from the session:
- Help the audience understand how OpenStack distributions can help with their requirements
- Understand why and how distributions are important for the adoption of OpenStack and how they will evolve to address the unique needs and requirements of different target marketplaces
- Dell Introduction (5 minutes)
- Why distros matter
- Where we are in the market place with distributions (a bit of history and some thoughts on future evolution)
- Introduce Canonical, Redhat, and Suse panel members
- Panel Discussions (25 minutes): Areas to cover
- Describe your Distro
- Why did you decide on OpenStack as your baseline?
- Who is your target customer? (Possibly highlighting customer use cases as part of the discussion)
- What specific problems are you solving?
- Where do you see OpenStack going and plans with your distribution
- How do you (and your customers) deal with the speed of the OpenStack project?
- How are you enabling customers to move into OpenStack production environment?
- How are you (and your customers) addressing high-availability and fault-tolerance requirements?
- Audience Q & A (10 mins)
We invite you to the OpenStack Closing Party sponsored by Dell | Morphlabs | Media Temple. We will host all OpenStack attendees at Float in the Hard Rock Café – register now to attend. We hope to see you there soon!
I will be blogging live from the Summit and will post pictures and important observations. Stay tuned and check this space next week!