Pictures from the Summit
Videos of Various Sessions By Dell Team
Upgrade Orchestrations are essential! We’re both delighted and frustrated by OpenStack’s pace of innovation because by the time we get the current release working then new hotness arrives. Last year, it was enough to just install OpenStack, but now we think it’s required to have an upgrade plan. As the founders of Crowbar, we are leaders in the cookbook design for OpenStack and have a lot of experience with orchestration for OpenStack deployments. This community discussion about our proposed upgrade pattern reviews our devops recommendations (do NOT mix cookbooks for multiple releases) and orchestration design (dedicated cookbooks for orchestration). If you’re interested in cookbooks that are testable and minimize complexity then this session is for you! We want orchestrations between versions that can focus on the specific use-cases around the migration scenarios like incremental, fastest-possible, change of operating system, or VM migration. If you agree that migrations between versions are also very important then look no farther!
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)
- Christopher Aedo (Morphlabs)
- 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)
One of my most popular blog posts was about customer adoption of OpenStack titled OpenStack is gaining momentum: Customers are speaking up from the OpenStack Summit back in April. There is a video of this also available. Check it out: