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Friday, November 8, 2013, Lincoln 4 Room
Build a Cloud Day will be dedicated to teaching users how to build and manage a cloud computing environment using free and open source software. The program is designed to expose attendees to the concepts and best practices around deploying cloud computing infrastructure. Attendees should expect to learn how to deploy a cloud computing environment using CloudStack and other cloud infrastructure tools that automate server and network configuration for building highly available cloud computing environments.
Registering for Build A Cloud Day at LISA '13
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Discounted Registration for LISA '13
LISA registration is not required to attend Build a Cloud Day, however Build a Cloud Day attendees receive a $75 discount on the 3-day technical session registration. Please use the discount code: LISA13CLOUD
All sessions will be held in the Lincoln 4 Room unless otherwise noted.
9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.: Welcome to Build a Cloud Day by Mark Hinkle, Sr Director of Open Source Solutions, Citrix
We will kick off the event with a review of the program and discussion on cloud computing.
9:15 a.m.–10:00 a.m.: Better, Faster, Cheaper Infrastructure with Apache CloudStack and Riak CS by John Burwell, Consulting Engineer at Basho Technologies
Software is eating infrastructure. By pulling reliability and scalability responsibilities up the stack from hardware into software, object stores such as Basho's Riak CS and cloud orchestration platforms such as Apache CloudStack increase the utilization of compute and storage resources by dynamically shifting workloads based on demand. Together, those platforms can saturate compute and storage of 1000s of hosts with strong operational visibility and end-user self-service.
This talk will cover the following topics to explore private cloud design principles and best practices:
- Why Private Cloud?
- Anatomy of a Private Cloud
- Building a Apache CloudStack Compute Offering
- Large Object Storage using Riak CS
- Your Own Private Cloud: The Riak CS Apache CloudStack Integration Roadmap
John Burwell is a Consulting Engineer at Basho Technologies—makers of the open source Riak distributed key value database and Riak CS object store. He also serves as a Apache CloudStack PMC member and committer focused on storage architecture and security integration. An incurable chocoholic, John has spent the last 15 years designing and building distributed systems to solve physical security, cloud provisioning, and supply chain problems.
10:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.: Break
10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.: Provision your own cloud with Razor by David Lutterkoft, Principal Engineer, PuppetLabs
Razor is a flexible provisioning tool that makes it easy to control how machines are built based on rules and policies. It maintains an inventory of nodes and their hardware characteristics, gathered by booting each node into a discovery image. Razor is an opinionated tool that focuses narrowly on provisioning, but makes it easy to hand off a node after installation to a configuration management system like Puppet to perform more complicated setup tasks and for ongoing maintenance.This talk will give an overview of Razor's capabilities and provide some hands-on examples about its use.
David is a principal engineer at Puppet Labs and the technical lead for Puppet Labs' development of Razor. Before joining Puppet Labs, David worked at Red Hat on a variety of management tools and served as the maintainer of apache Deltacloud. He was one of the earliest contributors to Puppet, and is the main author of the Augeas configuration management tool.
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: Key Design Considerations for Your Cloud Storage by Mike Tutkowski, Developer, SolidFire
Whether you are a service provider looking to deliver cloud services or an enterprise looking to build a shared infrastructure/private cloud, the topic of storage is likely one of your top design challenges. There are quite a few approaches to building cloud storage and numerous point solutions to consider. So, where do you start and what questions should you be asking? In this session we will cover architectural topics including:
- Accommodating multiple workloads
- Building a scalable infrastructure
- Data protection strategy impact on overall design<
- Monitoring and management needs
- Attendees of this session will leave with an improved grasp of these key considerations in an effort to help to enhance overall cloud storage design.
12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.: Lunch
1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.: Enterprise Cloud Migration by Ilya Musayev, Apache CloudStack Committer
2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m.: Xen Project by Russell Pavlicek, Xen Project Evangelist, Citrix
3:15 p.m.–3:30 p.m.: Break
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.: Deploying Unified Storage With GlusterFS by Jeff Darcy, GlusterFS
This talk will start by introducing some of the features, philosophy, and basic concepts behind GlusterFS. Following that, we'll dive right into setting up a GlusterFS cluster to provide block, file and object storage. To wrap up, we'll explain how to do some of the more common administrative tasks such as adding or removing storage in GlusterFS.
Jeff Darcy has worked on network and distributed storage systems for twenty years, including an instrumental role in developing MPFS (a precursor of modern pNFS) while at EMC. He is currently a member of the GlusterFS architecture team at Red Hat, and frequently gives talks and tutorials about topics related to cloud storage.
4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m.: To be Announced
The full agenda is coming soon!