2016 Videos

OpenStack – What’s Next

JONATHAN BRYCE, OpenStack Foundation Executive Director

At six years old, OpenStack is further along the adoption curve than its oft-compared open source analog, Linux. In this session, we look into the possible future of OpenStack, examining new possibilities for what has become the most widely adopted open source cloud software on the planet.



What’s Next for OpenStack at Walmart

SEAN ROBERTS, Director Technical Program Management, Walmart Labs

The retailing giant has been quite public about its use of OpenStack, powering a growing portion of its e-commerce infrastructure with the software. Sean Roberts will share what’s on their OpenStack roadmap, focusing on new projects and features that the community is working on, and how those efforts can help operators of all sizes extract new value from their deployments.



Investing in Open Source: What We Look For

MARTIN CASADO, Andreessen Horowitz

In this session, former CTO of VMware and Nicira and now General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz Martin Casado will share how his firm looks at the open source startup landscape. How has the game changed since the early days of open infrastructure? What does a16z look for? Which startups are examples?



OpenStack Confidential

ALEX FREEDLAND, Co-Founder & CEO, Mirantis
JONATHAN BRYCE, OpenStack Foundation Executive Director

OpenStack started a movement. When the project kicked off in 2010, it set off a chain of events and a movement that has led us to today: 40,000 developers, users, and contributors of all stripes that have created a global standard for cloud computing, and a model that others now follow, wanting to replicate our success.



OpenStack and Kubernetes: A Winning Container Game Plan

CRAIG MCLUCKIE, Google Senior Product Manager
SUMEET SINGH, AppFormix Founder & CEO

OpenStack is mature. Kubernetes is hot. It might not be an October-April romance, but OpenStack and Kubernetes are definitely becoming an item. In this fireside chat, Brandon Philips, CTO of CoreOS, and Craig McLuckie, Product Manager for Kubernetes at Google, will talk about the convergence of the Kubernetes and OpenStack communities, and what this could mean for both the OpenStack Foundation and the Cloud Native Computing initiative within the Linux Foundation.



Using SmartNICs to Accelerate OpenStack Networking

SUJAL DAS, SVP & GM Marketing and Strategy, Netronome

Smart Network Interface Cards (SmartNICs) are increasingly being deployed in OpenStack managed cloud data centers to offload network processing tasks from server CPUs, thereby improving system throughput while freeing up server CPU cycles for application processing. These tasks could involve tunnel termination/origination, virtual switching/routing, firewalling and other security related processing, and/or analytics. The required behavior could be defined by existing server software, for example Open vSwitch (with/without connection tracking) or Contrail vRouter, or be expressed in new datapath programs, written in languages like P4. This presentation considers the requirements that apply to this usage domain as well as the characteristics and features that SmartNICs need to exhibit to optimally support the requirements. It considers how these datapaths can be integrated into and configured / managed by OpenStack. The performance attainable using SmartNICs is compared to the performance achieved using regular NICs. It concludes by commenting on how standards and open source need to evolve to fully support this usage domain.



Collecting OpenStack Nova metrics for performance analysis

EVAN MOUZAKITIS, Research Engineer, Datadog

Optimizing performance and resolving issues in OpenStack Nova requires analysis of metrics and notifications. However, accessing the necessary data to get a complete picture of an OpenStack deployment can be challenging as users need to collect and combine information from various channels.

In this session, Evan Mouzakitis, Research Engineer at Datadog, will show you how to access performance data from each of the following sources:

  • OpenStack Nova, including the metrics from the hypervisor, server, and tenant
  • RabbitMQ
  • Notifications
  • Service and process checks

Evan will also walk through how combining certain data from these yields performance insights that can be immediately acted upon.



Insights into SAP’s OpenStack, Running on Kubernetes in Production… For Real


SAP is deploying OpenStack (Mitaka) on Kubernetes (1.2.4) to power a large portion of its cloud applications out of 13+ OpenStack regions worldwide in 2016. SAPs OpenStack deployment supports multi-hypervisor (VMware & KVM) and bare metal as well as Manila and lbaaSv2 in the same L2 network without the 4k VLAN limit. Markus will speak about drivers that lead to SAP’s chosen architecture and will outline a high-level view spanning infrastructure, software and the continuous delivery processes applied.



Driving Transformation at AT&T

GREG STIEGLER, Assistant Vice President, AT&T

AT&T has already deployed more than 74 OpenStack-based cloud zones for their AT&T Integrated Cloud. In this session, you’ll hear about what they’ve learned along the way, and what’s coming next from this OpenStack leader.

As OpenStack adoption grows, the consumption model varies depending on what different users need. AT&T is leveraging OpenStack to support their software defined networking strategy. OpenStack has enabled AT&T to pivot from a closed to an open source approach and provided AT&T with a unifying platform to drive efficiencies. Come hear how AT&T blazed the trail, the obstacles they have encountered along the way and how AT&T plans to continue driving their transformation efforts through community collaboration.



The Next Container Standard

JESSE PROUDMAN, Blue Box Group, an IBM Company Founder and CTO
FLORIAN LEIBERT, CEO and Founder, Mesosphere
KEN ROBERTSON, Lead Architect, Apcera
AMIR LEVY, Director of Solution Architecture, GigaSpaces

First, Docker emerged as a container standard. Now, Kubernetes and Mesos are battling it out in container management frameworks. Next up? Perhaps a standard in container PaaS?

We’ll take a closer look at what might emerge as a viable standard for tooling to help developers consumer containers more efficiently, in a world of disaggregated PaaS. Much as Cloud Foundry, OpenShift and others sought supremacy in a VM world, new ideas are taking root in containers.

Will developers do away with PaaS altogether, or will they use new technologies to stitch their own “PaaS-like” resources together? Will policy be the new standard battleground, or will it be container networking, with technologies like Calico + L3, Contrail, or Cloudify? How might standards emerge from this new frontier in container adoption?



When OpenStack Fails. (Hint: It’s not the Technology)

CHRISTIAN CARRASCO, Cloud Advisor at Tapjoy

Tapjoy was one among a group of SaaS players who, early on, set their sights on OpenStack. Today, this leading player in the mobile app monetization space (2+million daily engagements; 270k+ active apps; 500m+ users/devices) has scaled to the point that they understand what it takes to be successful with OpenStack on a big stage.

Christian Carrasco, Cloud Advisor at Tapjoy, will share what their team has learned. And, most of those lessons have little to do with the technology or maturity underpinning OpenStack or the many components necessary to its deployment. Christian will talk about the people, process and organizational choices that are necessary if your OpenStack is going to succeed. He’ll also talk about the best way to get the help you’ll definitely need from the community surrounding OpenStack.



DevOps: Myths vs. Realities

LUKE KANIES, Puppet Founder and CEO

It’s become clear there are a host of myths surrounding DevOps in enterprise environments that block adoption in many organizations. In general these fears coalesce around beliefs that these practices “just won’t work for us”, in that they’re not applicable to legacy environments, traditional enterprises or hierarchical organizations and that they’re simply unworkable when enterprises are subject to a host of external regulatory and compliance requirements.

In this talk, Luke Kanies, founder and CEO of Puppet, will help attendees overcome their misconceptions by dispelling common myths he’s encountered most often so they can make DevOps practices, and their benefits, a reality.



Hybrid Cloud is About the Apps, Not the Infrastructure

JAMES STATEN, Microsoft Chief Strategist of the Cloud and Enterprise division

The leading enterprise examples of cloud computing are neither private nor public cloud deployments – they are a mixture of both plus multiple public clouds. And the key to a successful cloud journey is understanding how to blend your multiple environments to free you from worrying about “where” your apps live to let you focus on “how” do I drive innovation? James Staten, the Chief Strategist for Microsoft’s Cloud+Enterprise Division will walk you through several enterprise case studies that show how true enterprise cloud apps are built and deployed, and deliver outsized business value



Open Source and the News Media

CRAIG MATSUMOTO, Managing Editor at SDxCentral
MITCH WAGNER, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading
ALEX WILLIAMS, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The New Stack

You’re not the only ones who are, at times, confused by the messages coming from open source projects and the companies building products and services atop them. In the past five years, a proliferation of open source projects has bloomed into a garden of new acronyms, clever names, and not-for-profit foundations. Competition for attention can be fierce, and differentiation strategies can be confusing for buyers—and the tech media covering these projects.

In this deep dive, you’ll hear four leading enterprise IT journalists share what’s clear and what’s confusing about how open source projects and companies talk about themselves. Compare their insights against what you’re hearing, and gain new insights into the clarifying questions you might want to ask of those supporting your open source efforts.



All Open Source Problems Solved in This Session

KIM BANNERMAN, Director, Advocacy & Community – Office of the CTO, Blue Box, an IBM Company
KENNETH HUI, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, Rackspace
PATRICK REILLY, Founder and Former CEO Kismatic

Every open source community has its headaches. Criticisms about governance, roadmap and focus are often simply the downsides of the very advantages open source provides: transparency, inclusiveness, and agility. And other criticisms can often be unmasked as groundless, ill-informed, or already in the process of remediation.


In this panel, however, a group of open source insiders will take an honest, unvarnished look at several critiques common to most open source projects, then offer ideas on how we can address them.



The Future of OpenStack Clouds

Jonathan Donaldson, VP, Data Center Group & GM, Software Defined Infrastructure at Intel Corporation

Last year, Intel launched its Cloud for All initiative and began heavily investing in the OpenStack platform in an effort to improve OpenStack for the enterprise and speed up its rate of adoption around the world. In this session, Jason Waxman will share the progress Intel and the broader community have come to make OpenStack production-ready for enterprise workloads, add new features, and significantly lower the barrier for businesses wanting to deploy private and hybrid clouds.



Google Sponsored Moment

CRAIG MCLUCKIE, Google Senior Product Manager

Craig McLuckie talks about the mission of Kubernetes and enterprise scale cloud computing.



Suse and Mirantis Partnership Announcement

MICHAEL MILLER, SUSE, President of Strategy, Alliances and Marketing
BORIS RENSKI, Mirantis Co-Founder and CMO

Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, and SUSE, a pioneer in Linux and open source solutions, today announced a joint collaboration to offer Mirantis OpenStack customers support for enterprise Linux. Both companies will collaborate technically to establish SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as a development platform for use with Mirantis OpenStack. The companies will also collaborate to support Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS, making Mirantis a one-stop shop for OpenStack support on the leading enterprise Linux distributions.

SUSE and Mirantis will explore collaboration options to further optimize SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Mirantis OpenStack and contribute all changes to the respective Open Source projects.



The State of OpenStack on Commodity Hardware

RANDY BIAS, VP of Technology, EMC
SEAN ROBERTS, Director Technical Program Management, Walmart Labs
MIKE YANG, GM of Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT)

In the early days of OpenStack, the marriage of open cloud software with “open” or commodity hardware was seen as one made in heaven. But six years in, is commodity hardware gaining ground in enterprise OpenStack deployments, or do these customers still prefer traditional vendors? If so, why?

Are BOMs that mix commodity and proprietary components–like commodity servers and JBODs with Cisco or Juniper switch gear the norm? Or are pre-integrated and fully commodity BOMs with components from one manufacturer more popular? Why would you mix? Is the vision of commodity switch fabrics, commodity storage, and commodity compute just a pipe dream?

This fireside chat will pull the covers back and see what’s going on with regard to the biggest concerns enterprise data center operators have when running OpenStack on open gear.



Infrastructure Software Is Dead…Or Is It?

ADRIAN COCKCROFT, Battery Ventures Technology Fellow
BORIS RENSKI, Mirantis Co-Founder and CMO

Infrastructure software is crappy. Always has been, always will be. It’s buggy, a nightmare to upgrade, and a bear to operate. So, what’s the future of infrastructure software? Focusing on customer outcomes, not just licensing. Or just services.

The only two OpenStack startups with decent exits—Metacloud and Blue Box—didn’t even sell OpenStack software. Keying off comments made earlier in the event, Boris Renski and Adrian Cockcroft will examine why the successful future of OpenStack lies not in making the most “enterprise ready” software, but in building models for delivering customer outcomes that move the needle.

Come hear their discussion around an OpenStack future that lies in abstracting users away from the pain of building, deploying, and operating the infrastructure.



OpenStack Past, Present and Future

MICHAEL MILLER, SUSE, President of Strategy, Alliances and Marketing

OpenStack is the only viable open source private cloud platform able to compete with proprietary alternatives. Today, it is maturing nicely and being used in production by some of the world’s largest and most successful businesses.

In this session, Michael Miller, President of Strategy, Alliances and Marketing at SUSE, talks about the OpenStack journey from inception to the present and shares some thoughts on what to expect next.