Solinea Sessions at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver

The OpenStack community is invited to vote for their favorite presentations and panel discussions to help determine which ones will be included in the final schedule.
Solinea has submitted some great abstracts. Below is a summary of each talk and a link to the voting site.
See you at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver

Solinea Sessions: 

We Aren’t In Kansas Anymore – An OpenStack Panel Discussion

Over the years, OpenStack has evolved and matured as a platform. Features have come, projects have split, design momentum has shifted, and the requirements to implement and support this constantly-moving target requires more flexibility and agility than one might expect. And with an ever-increasing number of OpenStack projects coming out of incubation with every release cycle, the strategies and priorities for the support companies who partner with enterprises to help bring OpenStack into their organizations also continues to shift.

In this session, attendees will hear first hand about the unique ups and downs from professional services and support companies who tackle OpenStack complexities in production clouds everyday. Their candid perspectives and lessons with large and small customers are sure to bring a refreshing respite from rehearsed bullet points. Join us and iabout how supporting OpenStack used to be, how it is today, where new business opportunities lay and much more – all coming directly from industry insiders who have “walked the walk” since OpenStack was born back in 2010.

Dynamic Cost Allocation – Unleash Agility in the Enterprise

As OpenStack gains mainstream adoption, enterprises are looking for ways to unlock the value that a distributed, orchestrated IT infrastructure provides. But the achievements have been anemic at best, with a few, a very few, wins. It’s not OpenStack’s fault: the challenge that many enterprises are facing is not technical in nature, but organizational.

Enterprises have been slow to unlock the value of Private and Hybrid clouds, because their existing legacy processes are constraining. The organization must adapt, the processes need to be reconfigured and most important, the way costs are allocated needs to change – from a static, annual or quarterly allocation to a dynamic allocation measured in minutes.

Secrets to a successful cloud transition with OpenStack

OpenStack has a wide range of use cases and has proven to be a catalyst for change for many enterprise customers. In this session we will talk about these changes and how they will impact your business. Some of these you may be planning for and some you may not have expected.

Navigating the OpenStack Ecosystem with updates for Kilo Release

This session will pick up where we left off in Paris. The ecosystem is changing and growing rapidly around OpenStack. If you saw the session in Paris or if you are new to the OpenStack community this refresh, will help to take you through the OpenStack ecosystem.

Panel: How To Select an OpenStack Distribution That’s Right For You

OpenStack distributions seem to be all the rage these days. At last count, the number of Icehouse and Juno based distributions were in the double digits. OpenStack distributions are gaining preference in the market because they provide pre-packaged OpenStack installers and automation, add reference architectures to simplify the infrastructure choices, and add enterprise class support options. But beyond the ease of installation and the safety net of support, what else differentiates them? Which are better for hosting next generation applications such as PaaS and Hadoop? Which scale better and why? And how about mundane things like upgrades and updates – how straightforward are these operations?

Panel: Best Practices for OpenStack Networking

OpenStack Networking constitutes a fundamental component of any OpenStack Cloud Deployment yet it represents the number one area of concern for Cloud Architects and Operators. Navigating the different choices and options of OpenStack Neutron can be daunting but understanding its interaction with the existing Physical Infrastructure and the role played by the Virtual Network Infrastructure is fundamental to make the right architectural choices from the get go.

Migrating OpenStack Clouds

OpenStack has come a long way in the last couple releases. One of the most requested features, in place upgrades, was added about a year ago. If you want to stick with the same hardware and upgrade to a new OpenStack release this is accomplished fairly easily.

What happens if you have to setup a new cloud though? How can you migrate all the data? There is no easy way to migrate the different config options, databases, images/snapshots, and especially that important Cinder data.

In this session I will discuss the manual process taken when I was faced with this challenge.

Author: Seth Fox