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Wednesday, August 20


The Cloud in 10,000 Words (or 10 Pictures) - Gordon Haff, Red Hat
When it comes to computing, change is in the air. It always is, of course, but its pace is accelerating. Much is due to open source and the collaboration it enables and the intersection points that it creates. In this session, Gordon Haff will identify the most important trends and intersections of those trends as spotlighted by key research and observations about today's landscape. Where's growth happening? What's new and important to watch? Where are the new business and technical opportunities? It will be a broad view that cuts across computing, data, networking, and devices and distills down the quantitative and the qualitative into consumable nuggets that you can use to focus your attention and your time.

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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... Read More →

Wednesday August 20, 2014 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Sheraton Ballroom IV
Thursday, August 21


OpenStack Horizon: Controlling the Cloud Using Django - David Lapsley, Metacloud
The OpenStack project was launched by Rackspace and NASA in July 2010. Since then it has gained considerable momentum, with over 200 companies joining the project.

Horizon is OpenStack’s web-based user interface. It is constructed in two parts: 1) a core set of libraries for implementing a dashboard; 2) a reference dashboard implementation that uses the core set of libraries. Customization is key to the Horizon framework. It allows developers to construct their own dashboards, panel groups, and panels, and assemble them via a common navigation/presentation framework.

In this presentation, David will provide a brief introduction to OpenStack and Horizon. Then he will review Horizon’s architecture, explain how it integrates with other OpenStack services, examine its most interesting features, and describe how to start developing with it.

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David Lapsley

Director of Engineering, Metacloud
David Lapsley is the Director of Engineering at Metacloud. David has been using Python for over 10 years and Django for 5 years. His first commercial Python project was writing a Spread Spectrum Software Defined Radio application for NASA. His first commercial Django project was the... Read More →

Thursday August 21, 2014 11:45am - 12:35pm
Friday, August 22


Synnefo: A Complete Cloud Platform over Google Ganeti With OpenStack APIs - Vangelis Koukis, Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET)
Synnefo is an open source cloud platform written from scratch in Python. It provides Compute, Network, Image, Volume, Object Storage, Identity, and Quota services, exposing the corresponding OpenStack APIs. To do so, Synnefo manages multiple Ganeti clusters in the backend, and uses Archipelago to unify cloud storage.

Synnefo has been used to power GRNET's large-scale "~okeanos" public cloud service, currently hosting over 9.000 VMs, with over 323.000 VMs launched in the last two years.

In this presentation, Vangelis Koukis will focus on why Synnefo chose to go the Google way, and why targeting enterprise-like, persistent VMs in a cloud stack matters. After presenting the general Synnefo architecture and components used (Python, Django, Ganeti, KVM, Archipelago, Ceph/RADOS), the talk will review how Synnefo provides a unified view of cloud storage resources over Archipelago.

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Vangelis Koukis

Technical Lead, ~okeanos cloud, GRNET
Vangelis Koukis is currently working at GRNET as the Technical Lead of the ~okeanos project, delivering a large scale, full-fledged public cloud service. He is also the Technical Lead of the Synnefo project. His speaking experience includes various open source (LinuxCon/CloudOpen... Read More →

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