Hear from experts at CERN, Cumulus Networks, Intel, Cisco and more.


Join the people building and operating open infrastructure at the OpenStack Summit Vancouver in May.  The Summit schedule features over 300 sessions organized by use cases including: artificial intelligence and machine learning, high performance computing, edge computing, network functions virtualization, container infrastructure and public, private and multi-cloud strategies.

Here we’re highlighting some of the sessions you’ll want to add to your schedule about private and hybrid cloud.  Check out all the sessions, workshops and lightning talks focusing on these topics here.

Stretching your application from OpenStack into public cloud

To prevent vendor lock-in, provide redundancy, a migration path, and other benefits
multiple clouds are a must in today’s IT world. In this beginner-level presentation, Cisco’s John Joyce and Tim Swanson will show how an application can be stretched between two disparate cloud environments–public cloud and an OpenStack-based cloud. The demonstration will show how the service mesh is stretched to fully enable service mesh features for all services and endpoints in both cloud environments. Details here.

How The Gap uses open-source technologies including OpenStack and Cloud Foundry

At The Gap, open source is a critical component for an always-changing and evolving infrastructure to serve one of the largest online and offline consumer retail offerings in the world. The company takes advantage of a multi-cloud approach at the infrastructure layer and this includes OpenStack, widely regarded as the go-to solution for open source infrastructure. This talk will discuss the decision process in using and implementing both OpenStack and Cloud Foundry, how both technologies are being used today, and how they’re going to be included in larger initiatives for the retail giant as the shift to a digital-first business accelerates. Details here.

OpenStack with IPv6: Now you can

Many companies, service providers and telecommunications companies have plans to migrate to IPv6 to support a variety of use cases including NFV, hosting and more. OpenStack has supported it since the Cactus release, and now, Queens offers improved IPv6 support on storage services and we’re closer to supporting a cloud fully operating with IPv6. In this session, Net App’s Tiago Pasqualini and Erlon Cruz along with Red Hat’s Dustin Schoenbrun offer an introduction to IPv6, showing what has changed in comparison to IPv4, focusing on its advantages and how it affects OpenStack. They’ve also got tips and tricks for setting up your IPv6 OpenStack cloud, a basic IPv6 network topology for OpenStack, from controllers to provisioned VMs, and a demo working with storage services, like Cinder and Manila. Details here.

The evolution of OpenStack networking at CERN: Nova Network, Neutron and SDN

CERN is home to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a proton accelerator generating tens of petabytes of new data every year. Data is stored and processed using a large amount of resources totaling over 250.000 cores and 1000s of storage servers, managed by OpenStack. Networking is a critical part of CERN’s infrastructure and arguably the hardest to evolve. Given the size of CERN’s infrastructure, its flat network is partitioned in segments each representing a separate broadcast domain and potentially offering different levels of service. CERN’s Belmiro Moreira and Ricardo Rocha will tell the story of OpenStack networking at CERN covering integration with Nova Network, the migration to Neutron and how they’re adding software-defined networking into infrastructure. Details here.  CERN team members are also speaking on migration and sharing operator war stories in this track.

Chargeback and showback of your cloud services using Cloudkitty and Gnocchi

Chargeback and showback are almost present on every cloud infrastructure. But you may not know that you do both using Open Source tools that are part of OpenStack. This workshop will walk you through chargeback and showback using Gnocchi and Cloudkitty (the rating component of OpenStack). Following a brief introduction of the various components, you’ll deploy and configure them on a running OpenStack and be able to define/create of your rating rules. Helming the workshop are Cloud Kitty’s current project team leader (PTL) Christophe Sauthier and Luka Peschke, both from Objectif Libre. Details here.

China Railway Cloud: Best practices and performance improvements for cloud storage

At the end of 2017, China Railway’s mileage had reached 127,000 kilometers, including 250,000 kilometers of high-speed railways. The enormous scale and the ever increasing passengers & freight volume require solid technical support to satisfy the demand of digitalization transformation. Meanwhile, China railway infrastructure should support dozens of mission critical applications, such as passenger transportation, freight transportation, scheduling, maintenance and public infrastructure platform. This advanced-level talk presents the corresponding storage solution of main applications, as well as its testing status and existing problems according to the implementations of China Railway Cloud based on OpenStack in China railway production environment. Details here.
See you at the OSF Summit in Vancouver, May 21-24, 2018! Register here.

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