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Wednesday, August 20


Containers in Linux: Current State and Where We're Going - James Bottomley, Parallels
 (James Bottomley, Parallels)Containers have seen a lot of excitement in recent months, particularly with the advent of docker.  This talk will describe some of the history of containers in Linux, starting with the first implementation in 1999, where we are today with container unification, which is largely complete in the kernel, but which has some way to go in userspace and how, with the advent of libcontainer as a unifying feature for all Linux container projects, how we might both unify the control planes of all Linux containers as well as expose novel features that facilitate the next generation of containerised applications.

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James Bottomley

James Bottomley is CTO of Server Virtualisation at Parallels with a current focus on Open Source container technologies and Linux Kernel maintainer of the SCSI subsystem, PA-RISC Linux and the 53c700 set of drivers. He has made contributions in the areas of x86 architecture and SMP, filesystems, storage and memory management and coherency. He is currently a Director on the Board of the Linux Foundation and Chair of its Technical Advisory Board... Read More →

Wednesday August 20, 2014 11:15am - 12:05pm


Group Based Policy: Open Source Policy in OpenDaylight and OpenStack Neutron - Kyle Mestery, Cisco
As computing has continued to evolve to a more utility or cloud-like environment, one area which has not evolved as much is networking. Concepts relevant 20 years ago such as ports, networks, subnets and routers are today still very much the basic building blocks for operators and application deployers. Group Based Policy looks to change this landscape by introducing the concepts of groups of endpoints and policy abstractions governing the communication between the groups. With Group Based Policy, application deployers can think in terms relevant to their applications when deploying networking for their applications. This talk will cover an introduction to Group Based Policy and explore it’s implementation in OpenStack Neutron and OpenDaylight. An overview of how the two work together to achieve harmony for application deployers will also be discussed.

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Kyle Mestery

Principal Engineer, Cisco
Kyle is a Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems where he works on OpenStack, Open Daylight, and Open vSwitch. He is a core team member of the OpenStack Neutron project and the founder of the Minnesota OpenStack Meetup. Kyle has been writing systems software for more than 15 years. Kyle lives with his wife and family in Minnesota.

Wednesday August 20, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm


Orchestrating Shared Networks, Physical LB and DNS on Cloudstack - Mauricio Kilikrates Alexandrino Nicolia dos Anjos, Globo
The adoption of Cloud Computing Solutions in datacenters worldwide has proven to be the right path, as it reduces costs, automates operation tasks and improve time-to-market for newly developed applications. However, cloud solutions are still in an early stage and do not meet all requirements for company environments, especially those with high capacity
With that in mind, Globo.com embraced an open cloud solutions, Cloudstack, and began developing together with the community to fulfill all its high availability, high capacity and high throughput requirements. Integration between Cloudstack and Globo.com’s infrastructure happens in all levels, with an special attention to network equipment management, DNS automation and load balancing
In this presentation, Globo.com will show the challenges in adopting cloud computing for its services and how these challenges were met with newly develop

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Network, Information Security and Corporate IT Manager, Globo.com
Globo.com is the Internet segment of Globo Organizations, the largest media group in Brazil and 3rd worldwide. It is the main Internet portal for news, sports and entertainment in Brazil and has exclusive rights to broadcast the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games through the Internet in Brazil. Globo.com is responsible for providing all organizations within Globo group with Internet solutions and has begun moving from traditional... Read More →
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Silvano Buback

Developer, Globo.com
Developer with experience in infrastructure, is fluent in python, java, ruby and C. He is currently working on the deployment of CloudStack at Globo.com. Has a wide experience, proven through the diversity of projects worked on, including the areas of networks, operating systems and machine learning.
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Marcus Vinícius Gonçalves Cesário

Network Support Coordinator, Globo.com

Wednesday August 20, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm


Xen Project 4.4: Features and Futures - Russell Pavlicek, Citrix
The 4.4 release of Xen Project is no minor "point" release of software. This latest release from the original enterprise-ready Open Source hypervisor contains some important additions, most notably the arrival of the new experimental PVH mode. Dubbed Paravirtualized Hardware mode, PVH represents a new leap in paravirtualization: Paravirtualization within a hardware container, resulting in potentially higher performance for your cloud. Beyond PVH, Xen Project is also making inroads in other areas. Recent enhancements include additional support for the ARM architecture, improved FreeBSD support, additional libvirt support for the libxenlight toolstack, the release of MirageOS, and more. The presentation will conclude with an overview of current efforts under development as well as planned future enhancements.

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Russell Pavlicek

Xen Project Evangelist, Citrix
Currently employed by Citrix as the Evangelist for Xen Project, Russell has spent two decades evangelizing Open Source. He has over 150 pieces published, including columns for Infoworld and Processor magazines and one book. He has spoken at over 75 Open Source conferences, including most of the biggest Linux conferences in North America. A former panelist on The Linux Show weekly webcast, he also has many years of experience employing Open Source... Read More →

Wednesday August 20, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Sheraton Ballroom IV
Thursday, August 21


How Docker Enablement Makes Linux Container Easy to Deploy on Enterprise Linux - Linda Wang, Red Hat
Linux Container as a feature has been available for hobbyist usage for a while now; however, not only 'til recently where Docker, as a container deployment technolog, help built an open source community and gain wide adoption, has provided an easy way to deploye Linux Containers on the enterprise Linux. This talk will introduce and cover the various use cases and deployment models that are available and suited for enterprise devops work environment. 

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Linda Wang

Sr. Software Engineer Manager, Red Hat, Inc.
Linda Wang is an Engineering Director with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux BU at Red Hat, Inc. focus in kernel areas such as memory management, scheduler, networking and etc. Linda was a senior developer and then engineering manager at TurboLinux, helped managed and built multiple TL releases. She also worked at Sun Microsystems as a Solaris kernel engineer, and in SunSoft's CTO office. Prior to Sun, she worked at Locus Computing that focus on... Read More →

Thursday August 21, 2014 10:45am - 11:35am
Sheraton Ballroom III


Are We Running Too Fast to the Public Cloud, Can Hybrid Help Us Run Faster? - Steven Vaughn-Nichols, ZDNet; Markus Rex, ownCloud; Ric Wheeler, Red Hat; Moderated By Gordon Haff, Red Hat
This panel, which will include former analyst now Cloud evangelist at Red Hat Gordon Haff (as moderator), ZDNet’s Steven Vaughn-Nichols, Markus Rex CEO of ownCloud and Red Hat’s Ric Wheeler debating the positives and pitfalls of a public cloud rush and the role hybrid clouds are playing in moving safely into the cloud. The panel will discuss legal, regulatory, and geographical implications.

The audience is anyone interested in real-world cloud deployments.

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Gordon Haff

Cloud Evangelist, Red Hat
Gordon Haff is technology evangelist at Red Hat where he writes and speaks extensively on cloud computing, DevOps, containers, and IoT. Prior to Red Hat, Gordon wrote hundreds of research notes, was frequently quoted in technical and other publications, and advised clients on product and marketing strategies. He was also responsible for bringing a wide range of computer systems to market while at Data General. Gordon has engineering degrees... Read More →

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Joe Brockmeier

Red Hat, Red Hat
Joe Brockmeier is a long-time participant in open source projects and former technology journalist. Brockmeier has worked as the openSUSE Community Manager, is an Apache Software Foundation (ASF) member, and participates heavily in the Fedora Cloud Working Group. Brockmeier works for Red Hat in the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) department and spends most of his time on Project Atomic.

Markus Rex

CEO, ownCloud
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Steven Vaughan-Nichols

Contributing Editor, ZDNet
I've been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was cutting edge and 300bit/sec. was a fast Internet connection -- and we liked it!

Ric Wheeler

Kernel File and Storage Team Director & Architect, Red Hat
Ric works at Red Hat as the director of Red Hat's Storage Engineering team and a past director of file and storage kernel engineering. He spent ten years at EMC in the Symmetrix and Centera groups, four years at The Open Group's Research Institute and four years at Thinking Machines working on the CM5 operating system. Ric is a frequent speaker at Linux Foundation events, past chair of the USENIX FAST conference and a member of the Linux... Read More →

Thursday August 21, 2014 11:45am - 12:35pm


Simulating the Internet Using Unprivileged LXC Containers - Stéphane Graber, Canonical
Did you ever want your own Internet in a bottle, where you can easily look at exactly what's going on, what path every single packet is taking, where you can bring down any link you wish or even a whole country if you feel like it?

Well, this is exactly what the NorthSec 2014 implemented for their security contest back in April, a small, self-contained version of the Internet, made of around 300 routers, spread across a fake planet but with real latencies, using the same routing technology as the real thing, allowing for very easy analysis and debugging of every single connection. All of that using unprivileged LXC containers and a recent Linux kernel!

In this presentation, Stéphane Graber will go through the creation process for this work, demo the final result and what's possible to do with it and hilight some of the kernel bugs and limitations which had to be overcome.

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Stéphane Graber, Canonical Ltd.

Software Engineer, Canonical Ltd.
Stéphane Graber is one the two project leaders of LXC (Linux Containers), working for Canonical, he spends most of his time working on containers userspace tools and kernel changes required to provide a seemless user friendly container experience on Linux. His work at Canonical also includes maintenance of the Ubuntu userspace networking stack, release management as a member of the Ubuntu Release Team, technical policy drafting as a member of... Read More →

Thursday August 21, 2014 11:45am - 12:35pm
Sheraton Ballroom III


Managed Containers, Open Source, and Google - Joe Beda, Google
Everything at Google (from Search to Gmail) runs in Linux Application Containers.  Google is working with the Open Source community to bring over a decade of experience managing containers at scale to developers.  Joe Beda will talk through Kubernetes, a new Open Source container manager developed by Google with the help of the community.  He will cover the core management patterns it supports, the problems it solves, and where things are going both with the project, and with the Google Cloud Platform service analogs.

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Joe Beda

Senior Staff Software Engineer, Google
Joe Beda is a Senior Staff Software Engineer working to help define and develop compute related products for Google's Cloud Platform. Joe is the founding engineer for Google Compute Engine and is currently working on Kubernetes, an open source container management service. Before working on Cloud, Joe provided keyword suggestions to Google Advertisers, helped build plumbing for VoIP/PSTN and was a very early member of Google Talk/Hangouts... Read More →

Thursday August 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Sheraton Ballroom III
Friday, August 22


Cache Strategies For Microservice-Based Web Apps - Glen Campbell, Rackspace
Many web applications are now composed of data from multiple backend services, each focused on a specific domain of data. Handling these services can cause performance issues because "over the wire" data is orders of magnitude slower than locally-available data. 

This session is a broad overview of a variety of methods and architectures for caching data to improve performance. These techniques range from autonomous HTTP caches like reverse proxies to manually-managed cache systems like memcached and others. In addition, there are techniques for caching SQL and NoSQL database data to avoid repetitive queries. 
Web apps that use multiple microservices can also benefit from architectural changes such as adding a service aggregation layer to minimize HTTP requests and improve the cacheability of the data.


Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell is a member of the Rackspace Developer Relations Group and was formerly the lead developer for the php-opencloud library and the little-known Siteframe website framework. | | His computing experience started in the 1970's programming the COSMAC ELF and changing tubes in an IBM magnetic ledger card reader. | | He worked on the OpenStack Compute project, including the integration of Rackspace's Next Generation Cloud Servers product... Read More →

Friday August 22, 2014 10:45am - 11:35am


Tuning Applications For Your IT Infrastructure: What Can Go Wrong - Rosemary Francis, Ellexus
Even when the software and IT infrastructure have been well designed, installation and configuration problems often arise. In high-performance computing, developers often spend a lot of time optimising their code. However, the deployed system will inevitably be designed differently from the development environment. When moving applications from local storage to a distributed system, something as simple as a file stored in the wrong place can significantly affect performance. Accessing the file system unnecessarily can slow down the network and hinder other jobs that share that resource. In this talk Rosemary will be sharing some of the ways in which software can be miss-configured and how those problems may be avoided in future. She will outline design decisions and best practices that we will all have to care about more as applications move to the cloud.

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Rosemary Francis

Technical Director, Ellexus
Dr. Rosemary Francis is the Technical Director of Ellexus Ltd. Rosemary obtained her PhD in Computer Architecture from the Cambridge University Computer Lab. After working in the chip design industry, Rosemary founded Ellexus to help manage the complex tool chains needed for semiconductor design. Ellexus now specialises in tools to help engineers and IT managers solve the problems that arise when deploying and tuning complex Linux applications... Read More →

Friday August 22, 2014 1:45pm - 2:35pm
Sheraton Ballroom IV


Troubleshooting as a Service - Sagi Brody, Webair Internet
As the standardized offerings for hosting and cloud providers become more complex and interdependent, so too do the requirements to properly manage and troubleshoot them. The ability for technical teams to quickly localize bottlenecks, capacity limits, application issues, and other problems is now a key factor for a provider’s success. Whereas troubleshooting was considered a soft skill in the past, hosters must acknowledge and nourish the importance of this most important ability.

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Sagi Brody

CTO, Webair Internet Development Inc
Sagi Brody has been the CTO of Webair Internet, a managed cloud services company for over 10 years. Sagi is responsible for all technical infrastructure, design, and operations. With his help, the company has seen an increase in web sites and servers hosted by over 1000%. Sagi has been involved in all aspects of the hosting and data center industry including: site surveys and selection, data center build out and upgrades, fiber network design and... Read More →

Friday August 22, 2014 2:45pm - 3:35pm


Running OpenStack at Scale: Beyond the Private Cloud Proof-of-Concept - Dan Yocum
Many companies are evaluating OpenStack at the small, proof-of-concept scale: a few compute nodes or VMs, a single headnode controller with an integrated database and amqp server. Everything is working, the management team is happy, and the order is given to make it bigger and make it go.

Scaling out a PoC to a full, highly available solution with dozens of compute nodes, a large shared filer for VM image storage, load-balanced clustered database, and a fully optimized AMQP server is a completely different environment and requires dedicated staff, robust monitoring and alerting, and knowledge to get the cloud to an operational state and keep it stable with a 6 month OpenStack release cycle.

We outline how the OpenShift Online Operations team deploys, maintains, and tunes the the Red Hat OS1 Internal OpenStack cloud environment, which currently is home to ~1,300 VMs used for Red Hat development, training, customer demos, and proof-of-concepts.


Dan Yocum

Red Hat, Inc.

Friday August 22, 2014 2:45pm - 3:35pm


Open Platform Architectures at Red Hat - Ryan Jarvinen, Red Hat
Get an in-depth look inside OpenShift, Red Hat’s container-focused open cloud platform. We'll cover the community, the source, and the future roadmap - including a quick look at related open cloud efforts such as Docker, Kubernetes, OpenStack, and Project Atomic.


Ryan Jarvinen, Red Hat

Open Platform Evangelist, Red Hat
Ryan Jarvinen is an Open Platform Evangelist working with RedHat's OpenShift team. He lives in Oakland, California where he spends most of his time learning about realtime distributed application design, and working on various civic hacking projects. You can reach him as ryanj on twitter, github, and IRC.

Friday August 22, 2014 3:45pm - 4:35pm
Sheraton Ballroom IV