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Sunday, September 15
 

5:00pm

First-Time Attendee Meet & Greet Event
For those attending a LinuxCon/CloudOpen conference for the first time, we invite you to enjoy other first-timers at a meet-and-greet reception on Sunday, September 15th at 5:00pm in the 8 Block Bar. It can be difficult coming to a large conference for the first time and not knowing a lot of other people, or the lay of the land, and this is an excellent opportunity to get a brief introduction to what to expect over the week, and meet other attendees who are in the same boat! Joining us to welcome our new attendees will be some key contributors to the Linux community.

Sunday September 15, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hyatt Regency, 8 Block Bar & Lounge
 
Monday, September 16
 

8:00am

8:00am

9:05am

Keynote: State of the Linux Union - Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
Join Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin as he highlights the state of the Linux platform and the expectations for the next 12 months.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Zemlin

Jim Zemlin

Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
Zemlin’s career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing and open source software. Today, as executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience to accelerate the adoption of Linux and support... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 9:05am - 9:25am
Celestin D

9:25am

Keynote: Linux and Gaming - Gabe Newell, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Valve
Join Gabe Newell as he shares his insights on the future of Linux gaming.

Speakers
avatar for Gabe Newell

Gabe Newell

Co-Founder/Managing Director, Valve
Gabe Newell is the co-founder and managing director of video game development and online distribution company Valve Corporation.


Monday September 16, 2013 9:25am - 9:45am
Celestin D

9:45am

Keynote: Raspberry Pi: Shiny New Toys - Eben Upton, Founder and Executive Director, Raspberry Pi Foundation
An update on some of the cool things we've seen people doing with the Pi in the last six months, and a preview of our forthcoming accelerated desktop environment and web browser.

Speakers
avatar for Eben Upton

Eben Upton

Executive Director, Raspberry Pi
Eben is a founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and serves as its Executive Director. In an earlier life, he founded two successful mobile games and middleware companies, Ideaworks 3d Ltd and Podfun Ltd, held the post of Director of Studies for Computer Science at St John's College... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 9:45am - 10:05am
Celestin D

10:05am

10:35am

Converged Infrastrucure with Open Source - Theron Conrey, Red Hat
Converged infrastructure is an idea for virtualization infrastructure that is enabling organizations to deploy more rapidly on a single commodity hardware platform for both compute and storage infrastructure. Until recently this was something that was difficult to do with Open Source software. This presentation provides an overview of what a converged infrastructure solution looks like and then digs into the Open Source software that can be used to build successful converged solutions. With Gluster and oVirt as foundational software packages the presentation will dig into advanced scenarios for deploying Virtual machines as well as adding additional nodes for both storage and compute. OpenStack networking, image management, and object store will be tied in as well to demonstrate the advantages of using Open Source to solve your organization's virtualization challenges.

Speakers
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Theron Conrey

Solutions Architect, TDS
Theron Conrey spends most of his time helping organizations tackle the challenges that come with growing legacy virtuailization projects as well as the deployment of new cloud deployments with a focus on automation and distributed storage.  Active in both the Open Source and VMware... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 10:35am - 11:25am
Strand 12A

10:35am

DistCI, Continuous Integration at Scale - Heikki Nousiainen, F-Secure
DistCI (https://github.com/F-Secure/distci) is an attempt at building distributed, horizontally scalable and fault tolerant continuous integration system. It is aimed to have the capability to manage thousands of jobs and hundreds of concurrent tasks with no single points of failures or bottlenecks. DistCI utilizes CEPH for distributed data storage and ZooKeeper for global synchronization. Presentation will cover challenges with the existing CI systems, design principles behind DistCI, and future outlook. Key concepts include worker led coordination, chunking of build tasks into stackable flows and distribution of the tasks over large number of nodes.

Target audience for my presentation is developers interested in ubiquitous test automation. If you demand proof via TA on each and every commit before acceptance for merge, DistCI might be of your interest.


Monday September 16, 2013 10:35am - 11:25am
Strand 10A

10:35am

It Was Never About Innovation - John Mark Walker, Red Hat
Cloud computing as an industry phenomenon is built almost entirely on open source pieces, but ironically (or perhaps, perversely) is used to create proprietary services. This talk shows how the four software freedoms achieved a more level playing field for software users and developers and provided a solid foundation on which innovation flourished. Innovation was an interesting by-product, not something pursued. Unfortunately, the four software freedoms are not enough to compel open cloud services. The lessons learned from open source should be used to achieve a level playing field in cloud computing.

Speakers
avatar for John Mark Walker

John Mark Walker

Open Source Ecosystems Leader, Red Hat, Inc
John Mark is the ManageIQ Community Leader. For three years prior to his ManageIQ role, he was the Gluster Community Leader and is a long-time Open Source community advocate and strategist.


Monday September 16, 2013 10:35am - 11:25am
Strand 11A

10:35am

OpenStack and jclouds in the Evolving App Landscape - Rags Srinivas, Rackspace
Applications are evolving from a traditional database model to a sharded approach on commoditized hardware to achieve linear scalability. OpenStack, a RackSpace and NASA initiative, is an independent foundation. It defines APIs for compute, storage, networking, services, monitoring, and additional services. jclouds is an open source library that helps you get started in the cloud and utilizes your Java or Clojure development skills. The jclouds API gives you the freedom to use portable abstractions for cloud-specific features. It's a cross-cloud toolkit that works with both public and private clouds, enabling hybrid cloud workloads.

Attend this session for a technical overview of OpenStack and jclouds, an API for multi cloud access and see how to architect and implement solutions on an open IaaS that could adapt to the changing landscape and be a technologist’s cloud nirvana.

Speakers
avatar for Rags Srinivas

Rags Srinivas

Cloud Architect/Evangelist, Infoq
Rags Srinivas is a well-known Cloud architect with expertise in multiple disciplines.Architecting, Building, energizing and engaging developer communities towards adoption of new technologies.Experience in evangelizing new technology areas especially to developers and early adopters... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 10:35am - 11:25am
Celestin G

11:45am

Improving Guest Management via the QEMU Guest Agent - Michael Roth, IBM
Paravirtual device drivers have gone a long way towards improving guest performance by facilitating more efficient interactions between KVM hosts and guests, but until recently little has been done to improve host management capabilities using paravirtual interfaces. Higher-level, network-based management stacks can provide for more complex control of guests, but require network configuration details that are difficult to expose to lower-level management tools like libvirt. This talk will focus on how we use the QEMU Guest Agent to provide this extra level of control in way that's accessible to lower-level management tools like libvirt, and how it can be used to implement/improve common guest management tasks.

Speakers
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Michael Roth

Software Engineer, IBM
Mike Roth is a software engineer at IBM who's been working on QEMU/KVM virtualization for the past 5 years. He's also the author/maintainer of the QEMU Guest Agent, and stable release maintainer for QEMU. Most recently he gave a talk about multiple main-loops/dataplanes in QEMU at... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 11:45am - 12:35pm
Strand 12A

11:45am

OpenStack Performance & Scale - Mark Wagner, Red Hat
Review performance and scale testing of OpenStack by the Red Hat Performance team. This will include management platform performance and individual node performance. Also discuss the tools, methodologies, and strategies used in the testing. Using test data from the Performance Lab, Mark will demonstrate tunings that improve performance and show where these tunings will be applied to improve out-of-the-box performance. He will also reveal tips and tricks for achieving higher density.

This talk is aimed at anyone interested in learning more about performance and scale testing. The talk will start at a high level but it will dive into the weeds a bit to discuss how to measure performane characteristics, understand system architectures, etc

Speakers
avatar for Mark Wagner

Mark Wagner

Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Red Hat, Inc
Mark Wagner is a senior principal software engineer at Red Hat on the performance and scale engineering team. He is currently responsible for the performance and scale efforts around Red Hats messaging products, and newer technologies such as IoT, and blockchain. His previous Red... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 11:45am - 12:35pm
Strand 10A

11:45am

The Disruptive Nature of Open Source Cloud - Alan Clark, SUSE
Over the coming year the impact of Cloud will exponentially accelerate. Cloud will prove to be one of the biggest disruptive forces that has hit the computing industry in the past decade. And while open source technologies have been a key enabler for this revolution, established proprietary vendors have keenly capitalized on this disruptive market leaving open source cloud scrambling to capture market share. Cloud open source projects are now armed with tremendous industry backing, critical mass and huge momentum. With cloud computing having moved beyond compute, integrating technologies in storage, networking, security, management and automation, open source is ready to compete. Addressing public, hybrid and private cloud environments open source is now challenging the status qua. It is an exciting time to be a part of open source cloud disruptive change. Come find out why.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Clark

Alan Clark

CTO Office, SUSE


Monday September 16, 2013 11:45am - 12:35pm
Celestin G

11:45am

The Little Trebuchet That Could - Ben Collins, Servergy
Attendees will be taken on a trip through CPU history as it pertains to data centers and cloud computing using an analogy of medieval weaponry and extend this analogy to show where the CPU market is headed in relation to these distinct but important markets.

The intended audience is developers and data center/cloud architects. The analogy is meant to make the barrier of expertise to understand this presentation very low, but keep it interesting for technically savvy attendees.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Collins

Ben Collins

Principal Architect, Servergy, Inc.
Ben Collins, Principal Architect for Servergy, Inc., has been involved in Linux and Open Source for over 15 years. As an ex Debian Project leader and Canonical Kernel Team lead, he has been involved in every aspect of development, from strict volunteer to paid developer. In particular... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 11:45am - 12:35pm
Strand 11A

12:30pm

Women in Open Source Luncheon
We'd like to invite all of our women attendees to join each other for a networking luncheon on Monday, September 16th at 12:40pm in Celestin H on the 3rd floor of the Hyatt Regency. This is a chance for these attendees to connect with each other onsite. We will begin with a brief introduction of each attendee, and then guests will be free to enjoy lunch and mingle with one another. There is no cost to attend. All attendees must identify as a woman and will need to register to attend. 

Monday September 16, 2013 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Celestin H

2:00pm

Keynote: What Five Years of Android Has Meant - Chris DiBona, Director of Open Source, Google
Chris DiBona shares insight into the impact Android has had on Google.

Speakers
avatar for Chris DiBona

Chris DiBona

Director of Open Source, Google
Chris DiBona is the Director of Open Source for Mountain View, Ca. based Google. His teams oversees license compliance and support the open source developer community through programs such as the Google Summer of Code and through the release of open source software projects and patches... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Celestin D

2:20pm

Keynote: Why Open Matters: HP and OpenStack - Brian Aker, Fellow, HP
HP’s public and private cloud products are built using OpenStack.  The OpenStack project has rapidly been adopted as the leading open source cloud solution because it avoids vendor lock-in,
and its inclusive development model has attracted enthusiastic contributors, and so is becoming ubiquitous across public, managed, and private clouds.  Ten years ago, HP bet big on open source by backing Linux when it was new and untrusted by enterprise users. Today, HP continues that policy by backing OpenStack.  We will present how we got here and where HP is investing in OpenStack’s future.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Aker

Brian Aker

Fellow, HP Cloud Services
Brian Aker is an HP Fellow in the Cloud Services organization. He is responsible for infrastructure engineering, technical operations and customer satisfaction. Aker is also a core developer and member of the Drizzle Foundation Board. He brings more than 22 years of IT experience... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 2:20pm - 2:40pm
Celestin D

3:10pm

Enterprise Bare Metal and Virtualization Move to CloudStack - Christopher Swenson, WebMD
This session will explain how the most common enterprise setups of bare metal and some virtualization can go to Private Cloud using CloudStack and other tools to solve common business and technical problems.

Speakers
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Christopher Swenson

Focused on DevOps before it was an industry buzzword, Chris has both a Development and Operations focus with the main focus on providing public and private cloud solutions for the last several years. Most recently at WebMD, his teams introduced a private cloud that provides self-service... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Strand 10A

3:10pm

Introducing OSv: A New Open Source Operating System Designed for the Cloud - Avi Kivity & Dor Laor Cloudius
A lot of the cloud discussion centers around which are the best hypervisors, and which management tools will simplify one's life the most. But is it the whole story? While addressing the problems from the lower and higher layers, the middle man -- the guest operating system -- is usually left behind. 

In this talk will introduce OSv, a new, from-scratch operating system designed specifically for cloud deployments. We will showcase the operating system architecture and explain the performance and manageability improvements that can be expected.

Operating system developers, as well as application developers who deploy to the cloud may enjoy the talk. No special expertise is required.

Speakers
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Avi Kivity

ScyllaDB
Avi Kivity is known mostly for starting the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) project, the hypervisor underlying many production clouds. He has worked for Qumranet and Red Hat as KVM maintainer until December 2012.  Avi was also CTO of Cloudius Systems, a company that seeks to bring... Read More →
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Dor Laor

Dor was one of the first employees at Qumranet, the company that yielded the KVMhypervisor and the 'spice' virtual gpu technology. Dor had been involved in these projectsas an employee and as development manager. Dor managed the global platform virtualization at Red Hat post the acquisition... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Strand 11A

3:10pm

Modern Linux Servers with cgroups - Brandon Philips, CoreOS
Linux cgroups and namespace containers are fast moving technology that are quickly making it possible to have, in essence, very lightweight virtual machines. Imagine isolating every application on your server without wasting memory on additional Kernel instances. Google and Heroku have been using these technologies as fundamental building blocks on their server infrastructure for some time; and in the last year new projects have been developed to make it easy for you to use these same technologies on your own machines. This talk will explore how cgroups and namespace isolation can be used to better deploy applications on your server and manage your infrastructure in new ways.

Speakers
JP

Johan Philippine

CEO, CoreOs
Alex Polvi is the CEO of CoreOS, a Y-Combinator funded start-up, focusing on building a new operating system for massive server deployments. Prior to CoreOS Alex was GM for Rackspace Hosting, Bay Area, overseeing cloud product development. Alex joined Rackspace through the acquisition... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Strand 12A

3:10pm

TripleO: OpenStack on OpenStack - Monty Taylor, HP
Typical cloud deployments - be it Openstack, Eucalyptus etc - have a separate control layer installed and upgraded using separate tools (which might be hand-configured PXE + preseeding, Cobbler, Orchestra/MAAS, FAI etc). As a result you have two distinct provisioning systems in play, which allows for more user error and increased special cases in automation. Using Openstack’s bare-metal hypervisor, my team are building a fully self contained cloud, where the control layer for the cloud is itself deployed and upgraded via the same cloud API.

Audiences should be anyone looking to deploy complex cloud applications, or anyone looking to deploy OpenStack. They should expect to leave the talk with all of their notions about large-scale application deployment stood soundly on their head.

Speakers
avatar for Monty Taylor

Monty Taylor

Red Hat


Monday September 16, 2013 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Celestin G

4:10pm

Culture, Code, Community and Conway: Lessons from OpenStack - Joshua McKenty, Piston Cloud
With a community that rivals any other open source project in history, OpenStack has achieved extraordinary things very quickly. The project had attracted almost as many contributing companies in its 84th week as Linux had in its 828th week. As buzz and participation continues on this rapid trajectory, the large community has presented challenges along with incredible benefits. Joshua McKenty, one of OpenStack’s founders at NASA and a driving force behind its continued success, will explore lessons learned from creating a culture and common consensus among a global and continually expanding open source community and how the cloud framework continues to evolve to meet new challenges.

In this presentation, designed for all levels of technical expertise, participants can expect a lively, interactive presentation and insider’s view into the much buzzed about OpenStack community.

Speakers
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Sam Just

Developer, Red Hat
Sam is a Ceph contributor working for Red Hat in the Inktank group. Most of his work is focused on RADOS, the object store underneath Ceph. In his spare time he likes cycling and gaming. He is also very bad at typing about himself in the third person.


Monday September 16, 2013 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Strand 10A

4:10pm

Open Source Innovation and the Future of Cloud Services - Robert Blasi, Goodwin Procter LLP
Robert will speak on the history of innovation in the open source community and the rise of cloud services as a response to open source development. With that as background, he will review the recent legal decision in Oracle v. Google and discuss how it potentially gives open source developers a tool to compete with hosted systems that rely on proprietary APIs and data sets to control their ecosystems.

The target audience is open source developers and strategists. They can expect a focused and lively discussion on intellectual property law and a recent, high-profile court decision that is directly relevant to open source software. No technical expertise required.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Blasi

Robert Blasi

Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
Robert Blasi is a partner in Goodwin Procter's Intellectual Property Group and a leader of Goodwin's open source practice. His open source clients include Acquia, Hadapt, Modo Labs, Pentaho, and RStudio. Mr. Blasi is a regular speaker on legal issues affecting open source software... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Celestin G

4:10pm

QEMU 2.x and Beyond: The Foundation of the Open Cloud - Anthony Liguori
An Open Cloud cannot be built on a proprietary foundation. QEMU serves as the core device model for both KVM and Xen making it a solid foundation for the Open Cloud. This talk will focus on the features and function QEMU offers that make Open Virtualization a compelling alternative to proprietary technologies. It will also present a roadmap for version 2.0 and beyond focusing on the features that will be fundamental to next generation Clouds, including live block copy, live update, and more.

This talk is intended for developers of Cloud management software, software that runs within an Open Cloud, and IT professionals that are evaluating virtualization solutions for use in a Cloud environment. Attendees can expect to learn more about Open Virtualization in Cloud environments and learn about new technologies that will become fundamental to future Cloud deployments.

Speakers
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Anthony Liguori

Maintainer, QEMU
Anthony Liguori is the maintainer of the QEMU project and long time contributor to both KVM and Xen.  He was previously the Open Virtualization Development Lead at IBM's Linux Technology Center. Anthony has spoken at many Linux Foundation events. Most recently, he spoke at KVM... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Strand 12A

4:10pm

Using OpenStack Heat Autoscaling - Steven Dake, Red Hat
OpenStack Heat provides autoscaling functionality for dynamically growing and shrinking compute power to meet the needs of a scale-out web application. In this speaking session, a brief introduction to Heat is provided, an autoscaling implementation lifecycle is recommended, and some brief thoughts on future OpenStack Heat autoscaling direction are explained.

This presentation is suitable for engineers as well as technical managers with a desire to learn how OpenStack Heat can be used to autoscale web applications on OpenStack that want to see Heat in action. A basic understanding of OpenStack components in the Grizzly release of OpenStack is helpful but not required.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Dake

Steven Dake

Principal Engineer, Cisco Systems, Inc.
At Cisco Systems, Inc., Steve is focused on bringing containers to OpenStack, both through using containers as an OpenStack deployment tool by serving as PTL for Kolla for Kilo and Liberty, as well as significantly contributing to the OpenStack Containers Project Magnum where Steve... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Strand 11A

5:10pm

Automating Cloud Testing and Deployment with Deploy - Kay Williams, Deploy Project
The Deploy Project is an open source platform for automating system and application deployment. This session will show how IT Professionals can use Deploy to automate testing and deployment to cloud infrastructures using Deploy. Topics covered in this session include:

* An overview of Deploy's cloud deployment features
* Testing system installation and updates on cloud infrastructures
* Deploying production systems
* Demo of cloud-based testing and deployment
* Using and customizing cloud deployment templates

The current version of Deploy works with CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Deploy is an independent, non-profit project.

This session is targeted to IT professionals who manage and maintain cloud-based systems. It assumes intermediate knowledge of systems deployment and cloud infrastructures.

Speakers
avatar for Kay Williams

Kay Williams

Project Lead, Deploy Project
Kay serves as Project Lead for the Deploy Project. She has been managing Linux development projects since 2003. Prior to that she worked for 13 years at Microsoft, where she held Group Program Management positions in Office, MSN and Windows Server. Kay has been a frequent presenter... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Strand 12A

5:10pm

Building a Secure Cloud - Matthew Garrett, Nebula
Cloud technologies grant users significantly greater flexibility in deployment and ease in management, but there's now the risk that you're running mission critical software on the same physical hardware as a poorly trusted development environment. If we had absolute faith in the underlying software then this wouldn't be a problem, but history suggests that that's a bad idea. Thankfully, there's a whole range of technologies to handle some of these issues, and it's entirely possible to build a secure cloud.

Aimed at anyone building a Linux cloud, and ranging from selinux to TPMs and random numbers to Secure Boot, this presentation will cover the Linux technologies available for reducing the risk that your cloud will end up leaking everywhere. It will provide a broad overview of the problems and existing solutions without requiring deep technical expertise.

Speakers
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Matthew Garrett

Developer, Nebula
Matthew Garrett is a developer at Nebula, working on tight integration of Openstack technologies with hardware to improve functionality and security. He maintains the Linux x86 platform drivers tree for handling system-specific features, contributes to kernel UEFI and ACPI support... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Strand 11A

5:10pm

OpenStack/Quantum SDN-Based Network Virtualization with Ryu - Kei Ohmura, NTT
Ryu is an open-sourced SDN framework licensed under Apache License v2. The project URL is http://osrg.github.com/ryu/ . Ryu aims to provide logically centralized control and well defined API that makes it easy for cloud operators to implement network management applications on top of the Ryu. Currently, Ryu supports OpenFlow protocol to control the network devices. Ryu plugin for OpenStack was merged into Quantum. You can create tens of thousands of isolated virtual networks without using VLAN. The project goal is to develop an OSS SDN framework that has high quality enough for use in large production environment in code qualify/functionality/usability.

This talk is intended for cloud operators and developers. Audience members will learn Ryu desgin and how to manage network with Ryu. We expect that the audience is familiar with cloud networking.

Speakers
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Kei Ohmura

Research engineer, NTT
Kei Ohmura is a researcher working for NTT Labs. His group has been developing open source software such as NILFS (log structured file system), Kemari (virtual machine synchronization mechanism for fault tolerance) and Sheepdog (distributed storage system for QEMU). His current interest... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Strand 10A

5:10pm

The New Cloud Factory: Building Web Scale Using Open Source on the Internet Assembly Line - Thomas Hatch, SaltStack

The legacy cloud factory is not equipped with tools that are fast or scalable enough for the new Internet assembly line. Tom Hatch, SaltStack founder and CTO, spent years as a cloud builder / systems administrator and in the process used most of the available systems management tools. But the tools were insufficient for the job at hand.

So Tom created Salt from his basement, written in Python, with the idea to create a new breed of tools for data center automation, beyond just configuration management. Salt and other open source tools have exploded in popularity. These new tools are built for the speed and scale of any cloud and help automate management of the entire data center stack, from infrastructure to web-scale applications.

He will also show how the new breed of open source tools are being used by web-scale DevOps teams like LinkedIn, WikiMedia and OpenStack to quickly deploy and automate infrastructure and applications. Tom will also provide a sneak peak what kinds of tools will be utilized by the cloud factories of the future.


Speakers
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Thomas Hatch

CTO & Co-Founder, SaltStack
Tom is the creator and principal architect of SaltStack. His years of experience as principle cloud architect for Beyond Oblivion, software engineer for Applied Signal Technology, and systems admin for Backcountry.com provided real-world insights into requirements of the modern data... Read More →


Monday September 16, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Celestin G
 
Tuesday, September 17
 

8:00am

8:00am

9:15am

Keynote: Linux, Cloud, and Next Generation Workloads - Brad McCredie, CTO & IBM Fellow, IBM
Brad McCredie, the visionary behind OpenPOWER, shares insights into the future of Linux-based cloud technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Brad McCredie

Brad McCredie

CTO and IBM Fellow, IBM
Brad received his BS, MS, and PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois in ’85, ’87 and ’91 respectively. His primary interests were electromagnetic modeling and simulation. Brad joined IBM East Fishlkill in September of 1991 and continued his... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 9:15am - 9:35am
Celestin D

9:35am

Keynote: The Technium - Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick, Wired Magazine
What comes after the Internet? What is bigger than the web? What will produce more wealth than all the startups to date? The answer is a planetary super-organism comprised of 4 billion mobile phones, 80 quintillion transistor chips, a million miles of fiber optic cables, and 6 billion human minds all wired together. The whole thing acts like a single organism, with its own behavior and character -- but at a scale we have little experience with. This is more than just a metaphor. In this presentation, Kevin takes the idea of a global super-organism seriously by describing what we know about it so far, how it is growing, where its boundaries are, and what it will mean for us as individuals and collectively. Both the smallest one-person enterprises today, and the largest mega-corporations on Earth, will have to learn to how this Technium operates, and how to exploit it.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly

Senior Maverick, Wired Magazine
Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired Magazine and author of What Technology Wants (Viking, 2010). He helped launch Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor until January 1999. He is currently editor and publisher of the Cool Tools website, which gets one million visitors... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 9:35am - 10:15am
Celestin D

10:45am

Containers and the Cloud: A Match Made in Heaven - James Bottomley, Parallels
Of all the different types of virtualisation technology, containers have been regarded either as a cheap way of packing a hosting environment or a curiosity. Now, however, with the advent of the cloud revolution and the focus on elasticity and density within a lean data centre, containers are coming into their own as the densest and most elastic virtualisation technology for supporting cloud environments. This talk will cover the principles of containerisation, its similarities and differences from traditional virtualisation technologies, why it achieves higher (3x) densities and far greater elasticity and what's being done to advance it within Linux.

Speakers
avatar for James Bottomley

James Bottomley

DE, IBM
James Bottomley is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Research where he works on Cloud and Container technology. He is also Linux Kernel maintainer of the SCSI subsystem. He has been a Director on the Board of the Linux Foundation and Chair of its Technical Advisory Board. He went to... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:45am - 11:35am
Strand 11A

10:45am

ETOOMANYCATS: How We Produce OpenStack - Thierry Carrez, OpenStack Foundation
OpenStack is a very active and very large development project. With more than one million lines of Python code, over 2,000 changes per month and more than 250 different contributors every month, how do we handle the incoming flow? How do we make sure this complex software stack works? How do we produce releases every 6 months like clockwork? How do we stay sane (or not)? In this talk we’ll present the development and release processes for OpenStack, look into the various methods and tools we use to stay on top of the flow, introduce our cloud-based testing and continuous integration systems, and reveal our release management tricks.

This talk should appeal to technical contributors from any project who want to learn more about open source project management at scale. No previous knowledge of OpenStack or technical expertise is required.

Speakers
avatar for Thierry Carrez

Thierry Carrez

VP of Engineering, OpenStack Foundation
Thierry Carrez is the Vice-President of Engineering at the OpenStack Foundation, in charge of the long-term health of the open source projects under the Foundation. A long-time elected member of the OpenStack Technical Committee, he has been a Release Manager for the OpenStack project... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:45am - 11:35am
Celestin G

10:45am

Running MySQL Clusters in the cloud - Max Mether, MySQL AB
MySQL is one of the most commonly used databases everywhere. The usage of MySQL has traditionally been for websites and enterprises but the usage has been expanding everywhere, including into the cloud. Setting up a MySQL instance in the cloud can be easy, but setting up multiple MySQL clusters is not as easy. This talk will go through different options for setting up MySQL clusters in the cloud based mainly on replication and Galera. Management tools and other available cloud automations will also be discussed.

This talk is aimed for DBAs and Devolpers interested in moving their MySQL installations into the cloud while wanting to ensure the availability of the data.

Speakers
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Max Mether

SkySQL
Max Mether, a native of Finland received his M.Sc (Eng) in Physics and Maths from Helsinki University of Technology. Max joined MySQL AB in 2001 starting as a Consultant and an Instructor and ended up creating the MySQL training program and managing the curriculum under MySQL Ab and... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:45am - 11:35am
Strand 10A

10:45am

Why Lease When You Can Buy Your Cloud - Mark Hinkle, Citrix
Perhaps one of the perplexing things about cloud computing is the choice around renting time in someone else’s cloud (Amazon, Google, Rackspace or a myriad of others) or building your own. It’s not unlike the age-old car buyer’s dilemma, take the lower payments and lower total miles lease or buy the car and drive it for the long haul. Cloud computing users are often faced with the same conundrum. This presentation will focus on how to buy and build a cloud that can be fulfill the needs of most users including strategies for making use of the open source private cloud or managing workloads in both the private and public cloud using open source software.

Speakers
avatar for Mark  Hinkle

Mark Hinkle

Vice President, Marketing, The LInux Foundation.
I like open source software but I like to work with people who work on open source software even better.


Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:45am - 11:35am
Strand 12A

11:45am

Private Cloud SLA - Greg Padgett, Red Hat
Maintaining QoS in cloud computing requires host-level monitoring and policy enforcement. In order to be able to scale up large setups, a host-level agent is needed to supervise and dynamically handle the VMs resource consumption based on the SLA policy.  In this session we'll take oVirt as an example of private cloud with a need for SLA. We'll look into SLA challenges of the cloud, and then at MoM as a host-level enforcement agent. As an agent we'll review MoM's integration with VDSM and policies. Participants will be able to get insights cloud SLA challenges, ans some resolutions such as memory overcommitment in hypervisors.

Speakers
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Greg Padgett

Software Engineer, Red Hat
Greg Padgett is a Software Engineer at Red Hat, where he works on the oVirt project, an open source virtualization management platform. He has contributed to a variety of areas, including storage, SLA, and a recent effort to integrate Cloud-Init and oVirt for easier virtual machineprovisioning... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 11:45am - 12:35am
Strand 11A

11:45am

Ganeti: A Cluster Virtualization Manager - Guido Trotter, Google
Ganeti is a software developed at Google which can be used to manage physical hardware in order to host virtualization workloads. It is used worldwide to manage infrastructures, host customer machines, and provide IaaS clouds. In this talk we'll introduce the Ganeti platform, and see how it can be used, how it is evolving and how to deploy it in your infrastructure.

Speakers
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Guido Trotter

Senior Engineer, Google
Guido is a Senior Engineer at Google, and has worked as a core Ganeti developer and designer since 2007. He is also a regular conference speaker, and presented before at LISA, Fosdem, Linuxcon, Debconf and other open source and community gatherings. He mostly speaks of Ganeti, virtualization... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 11:45am - 12:35pm
Strand 10A

11:45am

How OpenStack Improves Code Quality with Project Gating and Zuul - James E. Blair, OpenStack
The OpenStack CI team developed Zuul to manage its project gating system. Gating is a process where every change, after passing code review, is automatically tested and merged only if it passes the test suite. Zuul is a flexible, general purpose system to integrate Gerrit code review and Jenkins and can be used for project automation purposes beyond gating. Driven by a simple, readable YAML file, Zuul has a set of basic concepts that can be combined to make very powerful automation pipelines. Zuul can perform speculative execution of tests on multiple dependent changes in parallel to keep merges happening quickly for large gated projects.

Developers and test engineers can expect to learn how theOpenStack projects uses these tools and techniques, and how they can be applied
to their own projects.

Speakers
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James E. Blair

IBM
James is a founding member of the OpenStack Project Infrastructure team. He has been instrumental in creating OpenStack's development process and now works for the OpenStack Foundation continuing to develop the infrastructure needed for a growing project. He has been active in... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 11:45am - 12:35pm
Celestin G

11:45am

Linux as a Network OS - Dinesh Dutt, Cumulus Networks
Modern data centers are the prow of a revolution in computing. Big Data, Cloud, modern storage architectures, and NoSQL database. The list goes on. However, networking is one significant missing piece in this list. A common substrate that has been a key enabler for all this innovation is the Linux OS. This talk makes a case for Linux as also the network OS. Specifically, the talk discusses some of the design choices and tradeoffs that were made in the implementation of routing and ACL and suggests some possible enhancements to make this model work even better.

This talk is focussed on developers and IT professionals. The talk makes a case for why Linux is a great fit as a network OS, what it can potentially enable, and what are some changes that make this fit even smoother.

Authors: Dinesh Dutt, Shrijeet Mukherjee, Nolan Leake, Pradosh Mohapatra

Speakers
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Dinesh Dutt

Chief Scientist, Cumulus Networks
Dinesh Dutt is the CSO of Cumulus Networks.


Tuesday September 17, 2013 11:45am - 12:35pm
Strand 12A

2:00pm

Keynote: Before I Die - Candy Chang, Senior Fellow and Artist, TED

In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: “Before I die I want to ___.” Her neighbors' answers -- surprising, poignant, funny -- became an unexpected mirror for the community. (What's your answer?)


Speakers
avatar for Candy Chang

Candy Chang

Senior Fellow and Artist, TED
Candy Chang is an artist, designer, and urban planner who explores making cities more comfortable and contemplative places. She believes in the potential of introspection and collective wisdom in public space to improve our communities and help us lead better lives. Recent projects... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Celestin D

2:20pm

Keynote: Developers - The New Superpower - Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director, OpenStack
Hear from OpenStack Executive Director Jonathan Bryce on the role of developers and their impact on technology and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Bryce

Jonathan Bryce

Executive Director, OpenStack
Jonathan Bryce, who has spent his career building the cloud, is Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation. Previously he was a founder of The Rackspace Cloud. He started his career working as a web developer for Rackspace, and during his tenure, he and co-worker Todd Morey had... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:20pm - 2:40pm
Celestin D

2:40pm

3:10pm

Build Your Own PaaS, Just Like Red Hat's OpenShift - Diane Mueller, Red Hat
It's finally here! OpenShift is built on open source and here's your chance to learn how to take the code and projects that power OpenShift to build your own PaaS. Come check out this session with Grant Shipley from the OpenShift team to learn where to download, how to install, and how to configure and deploy onto your local machine(s). We'll cover the fundamentals of how to deploy apps onto your PaaS to make it do something useful for you. We'll cover ways to extend your PaaS by adding support for customized middleware, databases, frameworks and languages.

If you are an open source enthusiast, want to learn how to contribute back to the project or just curious about the code that powers OpenShift, then this is the talk for you!

Speakers
avatar for Diane Mueller

Diane Mueller

Director, Community Development, Red Hat
Director, Community Development at Red Hat co-chair, Operator Framework SIG organizer, OpenShift Commons Gathering


Tuesday September 17, 2013 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Strand 10A

3:10pm

Deploying Database Clusters in the Cloud - Neil Armitage, Continuent
Database deployments are getting increasingly complex spanning AWS, Openstack and on-premise datacenters. Before cloud solutions became available and reliable most deployments were carried out in private datacenters which had carefully configured hardware and network environments. In the cloud servers are deployed in minutes with very little consideration to where they are and how the networks are configured.We are now seeing more deployments that span multiple cloud providers and private data centres. Each of these providers have different ways of configuring compute and network resources.

This talk is aimed at DBAs and operations engineers involved in the deployments of database's in cloud environments. It will cover the technical differences between traditional deployments and cloud deployments.

Speakers
avatar for Neil Armitage

Neil Armitage

Cluster Engineer, Continuent
Neil Armitage, Cluster Implementation Engineer at Continuent, has over 20 years of experience developing applications and managing database servers. He joined Continuent in 2012 after working with Tungsten Replication. Currently working on automating the deployments of database clusters... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Strand 12A

3:10pm

MySQL in the Cloud - Colin Charles, Monty Program Ab
Today you can use MySQL in several clouds in what is considered using it as a service, a database as a service (DBaaS). Learn the differences, the access methods, and the level of control you have for the various cloud offerings: Amazon RDS, Google Cloud SQL, HPCloud DBaaS, Rackspace Openstack DBaaS.

The audience level is intermediate users of people that want to use the database in the cloud. Expect to learn about the administration tools and ideologies behind DBaaS and the "locked-down" environment. Some considerations include: different backup strategies, planning for multiple data centres for availability, where do you host your application, how do you get the most performance out of the solution and most importantly what does this all cost?

Speakers
avatar for Colin Charles

Colin Charles

principal consultant, grok
Colin Charles is the Managing Consultant at GrokOpen. Previously, Colin was on the founding team of MariaDB Server, worked at MySQL and Percona, and worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. Colin has been a MySQL user since 2000. He’s well known within open source communities, enjoys building business and market entry in APAC and has spoken at many conferences... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Celestin G

3:10pm

Open Source Development OpenStack Style - Sean Dague, IBM
The OpenStack project had over 500 contributors to it's last 6 month release, up 30% from 6 months before. The project has a goal to be functional for production, not just at release time, but on every commit in the tree, as many of our consumers deploy from upstream git. How do we manage this huge growth in contributors, and still have working master all the time, without all going insane? Through amazing process and tools. I'll dive into that process, from initial proposal, through review, continuous integration, and into the tree. I'll look at the tools that support this process, Gerrit, Jenkins, Zuul, Tempest, Devstack, and how we've had to modify upstream tools to handle OpenStack's scale. I'll provide insights into how you can apply these tools and processes to your own Open Source projects to make development more enjoyable, and your project move faster.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Dague

Sean Dague

Software Engineer, IBM
Sean Dague has been an Open Source developer for most of his professional life. He's worked on numerous Open Source projects over the years including SystemImager, OpenHPI, Xen, OpenSim, NFS Ganesha, and OpenStack. He's a core reviewer on Nova, Tempest, Devstack, Grenade, and lots... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Strand 11A

4:10pm

How IPv6 Supports a Better Cloud - Laura Knapp, AES
Cloud computing and IPv6 are among two of the most prominent trends impacting the IT industry. Both movements have a key influence on networking, as IPv6 is a new network protocol that businesses need to eventually adopt, and cloud computing is accompanied by a number of networking challenges when it is deployed. The cloud and IPv6 share architectural dependencies that make them a natural match within enterprises. To start an understanding of IPv6 and what it brings to the table is required and this session is designed to provide that level of detail.

This session is designed for both the management team who need to understand the business impact of IPv6 on their cloud implementations and the technical team that need to gain a deeper insight into the infrastructure changes and the potential for new applications.

Speakers
avatar for Laura J. Knapp

Laura J. Knapp

WW Business Consultant, AES
Laura has 35 years IT experience with three major companies: Applied Expert Systems, IBM and Texas Instruments. Her focus was not just on technology, but the overall processes required for an efficient IT ecosystem. Her years have spanned the general evolution of Information Technology... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Strand 11A

4:10pm

Own Your Data: Using OpenStack Swift to Build a Reliable Private Cloud Storage System - John Dickinson, SwiftStack
OpenStack Swift is a scalable object storage system optimized for durability, availability, and concurrency. Swift provides a perfect storage platform for building applications that demand high availability and high concurrency for application assets. Deploying and operating Swift requires a solid understanding of how the system works. This talk will demonstrate how Swift works and give operators knowledge they need to design and deploy Swift. We will walk through setting up and running a Swift cluster in order to demonstrate Swift’s design and ability to handle modern workloads.

This talk is for intermediate and advanced audiences looking to learn how to solve their growing storage needs. The audience should expect a technical talk, including command line and code samples, from a speaker with a deep understanding of both the challenges of storage and how Swift solves those problems.

Speakers
avatar for John Dickinson

John Dickinson

Director of Technology at SwiftStack & Swift PTL, SwiftStack
John Dickinson is Director of Technology at SwiftStack. SwiftStack is a technology innovator of private cloud storage for today’s applications, powered by OpenStack Object Storage. John serves as the Project Technical Lead for OpenStack Swift and has been involved in the development... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Strand 12A

4:10pm

What Two DBAs Wish They had Known Before Virtualizing on OpenStack - Mason Morris and Doug Liming, SAS
Working as DBAs in the enterprise often means distributing limited resources that are in high demand. In our testing environments at SAS Institute, we deploy multiple versions of Hadoop to test various distributions. To manage this, we choose to virtualize deployments using OpenStack and Savanna. While setting up our systems, we faced challenges with networking, OS configuration, storage layout, hardware choices, and more. Two DBAs, both new to OpenStack, share what they wish they had known before starting.

This presentation will benefit an audience interested in new ways the cloud can improve a daily work flow, namely in database fields. The talk is intended for beginners, who will leave confident that they too can effectively use OpenStack in their projects.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Liming

Douglas Liming

Enterprise Architect, SAS
Doug Liming is an Enterprise Architect with SAS Institute in Cary, North Carolina. He was a DBA for 16 years before trading hats. He is now focusing on all things Hadoop and Hadoop within the enterprise. How Hadoop is the hub for the entire enterprise and how Open Source is now a... Read More →
avatar for Mason Morris

Mason Morris

Technical Student A, SAS Institute
Mason Morris is a technical student in Field Database Enablement at SAS Institute and a senior in Computer Science at North Carolina State University. His professional experience includes database performance testing, ODBC driver work, server configuration, and OpenStack deployment... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Celestin G

4:10pm

(Tutorial) OpenStack Tour de Force - Adolfo Brandes, Hastexo
Call us crazy, but here is where we stand up an OpenStack cloud, from scratch, in two hours. First presented at OSCON 2013 and running full throttle through the basics of OpenStack, this fast-paced tutorial will whirl through authentication, image storage, networking, and compute at breakneck speed. Not for the faint at heart.

A strong sysadmin or devops background is an excellent asset to bring along to this tutorial, but no prior knowledge of OpenStack is required. (If you do bring it to the table, though, it certainly won’t hurt.) Prior Puppet knowledge is also a plus, as this tutorial will use Puppet for automated deployment and configuration.

Speakers
avatar for Adolfo Brandes

Adolfo Brandes

Developer, Senior Technical Consultant, hastexo
Adolfo started out as an ESL teacher, but a gift for programming computers shaped his early career. He developed everything from an Asterisk-based PBX to the odd Linux kernel driver, including several websites and an AGPL3 Python-backed web game. Nevertheless, in his mid-thirties... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Strand 10A

5:10pm

Coming Right Up: The Next Revolution in Software Development - John Wetherill
Platform as a Service is poised to not only disrupt, but to completely revolutionize, the practice of software creation as we know it today. Yet PaaS is relatively new, and many developers and organizations haven't experienced the power that PaaS offers. This session will dive deep into PaaS features that enable staggering increases in productivity across all aspects of the SDLC from design, testing, development, deployment, and maintenance. We'll cover PaaS capabilities that facilitate massive elastic scaling, construction of high-availability "clouds" that can span data centers (both private and public) and assist in the securing and hardening of modern apps based on web, mobile and big-data capabilities.

This talk is targeted at developers, devops, architects and other technical decision makers responsible for evaluating and validating PaaS directions.

Speakers
avatar for John Wetherill

John Wetherill

Technology Evangelist, ActiveState
John Wetherill - ActiveState's Developer Evangelist. Originally from Canada, John has spent much of his career designing and building software at a handful of startups, at Sun Microsystems, NeXT Inc., and more recently in the smart grid and energy space. His biggest passion is for... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Strand 11A

5:10pm

Securing Your Cloud with Xen - Russell Pavlicek, Citrix
The Xen Project produces a mature, enterprise-grade virtualization technology featuring many advanced and unique security features. For this reason, it's the hypervisor of choice for the NSA, the DoD, and the new QubesOS Secure Desktop project. However, while much of the security of Xen is inherent in its design, many of the advanced security features, such as stub domains, driver domains, and Xen Security Modules (XSM), are not enabled by default. This session will describe many of the advanced security features of Xen, and the best way to configure them for the Cloud environment.

Speakers
avatar for Russell Pavlicek

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... Read More →


Tuesday September 17, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Celestin G
 
Wednesday, September 18
 

8:00am

8:00am

9:15am

Keynote: The New Frontiers - Dirk Hohndel, Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist, Intel
Session Description Coming Soon

Speakers
avatar for Dirk Hohndel

Dirk Hohndel

Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist, Intel
Dirk is Intel's Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist. He has been an active developer and contributor in the Linux space since its earlies days, among other roles, he worked as Chief Technology Officer of SuSE and as Unix Architect at Deutsche Bank. Dirk joined Intel in 2001... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 9:15am - 9:35am
Celestin D

9:35am

Keynote Panel: Linux Kernel Developer Panel - Tejun Heo, Red Hat; Greg Kroah-Hartman, The Linux Foundation; Sarah Sharp, Intel; Linus Torvalds, The Linux Foundation; Moderated By Ric Wheeler, Red Hat
A roundtable discussion on the Linux Kernel.

Moderators
avatar for Ric Wheeler

Ric Wheeler

Senior Director, Engineering - Storage, Red Hat
Ric works at Red Hat as the senior director engineering where he leads a team that is working on the integration of storage into the new generation of platforms. Previously, Ric leads the Red Hat Storage Engineering team which is built around three acquisitions that he helped identify... Read More →

Speakers
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Tejun Heo

Software Engineer, Facebook
Tejun has been working on various aspects of Linux kernel since 2005 and is currently maintaining percpu memory allocator, control groups, and workqueue. He currently works as a software engineer for Red Hat.
avatar for Greg Kroah-Hartman

Greg Kroah-Hartman

Fellow & TAB Member, The Linux Foundation
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Sarah Sharp

Yocto/Embedded Developer, Intel
Sarah Sharp is a software engineer at Intel's Open Source Technology Center. Sarah is the author of the Linux kernel USB 3.0 driver, and is currently working as an embedded software developer with the Yocto Project. As the coordinator for the Linux kernel project within the FOSS Outreach... Read More →
avatar for Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds

Fellow, The Linux Foundation
Linus Torvalds created the Linux kernel and oversaw open source development of the widely-used Linux operating system.Torvalds was born on December 28, 1969 in Helsinki, Finland. Torvalds enrolled at the University of Helsinki in 1988, graduating with a master's degree in computer... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 9:35am - 10:20am
Celestin D

10:20am

10:50am

Exploiting The Latest KVM Features For Optimal Virtualized Enterprise Storage Performance - Khoa Huynh, IBM
I/O performance has often been the main barrier preventing many enterprise workloads, such as database servers and OLTP systems, from moving to a virtualized environment or cloud. This presentation will first summarize the fruits of recent efforts to improve the storage performance of the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor, including the new “data-plane” technology for block I/O. These have allowed us to achieve the highest storage I/O rates ever reported for a single virtual machine (1.6 million IOPS). We will also discuss how to fully exploit this “data-plane” and other new features in KVM to optimize storage performance in virtualized environments or clouds.

This presentation should be of interest to developers and operators deploying, or planning to deploy, enterprise workloads in KVM-based virtualized environments or clouds. Familiarity with virtualization is assumed.

Speakers
avatar for Khoa Huynh

Khoa Huynh

IBM Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM), IBM
Dr. Khoa Huynh has over 30 years of experience in product and cloud service development, testing, performance analysis, and customer support. Khoa joined IBM in 1989 where he first worked on OS/2 and Linux operating systems, and is currently an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:50am - 11:40am
Strand 2

10:50am

Scaling Your Community From Tens to Hundreds of Contributors - Stefano Maffulli, OpenStack
The OpenStack project has broken many records for open source projects: it's currently one of the largest and fastest growing ones out there. In just three years OpenStack has attracted over 1,000 developers with over 300 active committers per month, hundreds of patches reviewed per week and hundreds of companies involved with dozens of them strongly committed to OpenStack. What makes OpenStack different from other projects? What fuels the extraordinary growth of OpenStack's community of developers and users around the world and sets it apart from other open source projects? In this talk I'll walk through examples of other communities that I've been deeply involved with, from the Free Software Foundation to the Funambol sync server to identify the keys to OpenStack's success. Participants will take away ideas to replicate with their own projects.

Speakers
avatar for Stefano Maffulli

Stefano Maffulli

Sr. Dir. Community & Marketing, Scality
Senior Director of Community Marketing at Scality where he is leading the efforts to bring Zenko, the open source multi-cloud controller, to developers around the world. Stefano built his career around Free Software and open source: from pre-sales engineer and product manager at... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:50am - 11:40am
Strand 12A

10:50am

(Tutorial) Vagrant & CFEngine - Nick Anderson, CFEngine
During this hands-on tutorial you will learn how to quickly provision local test/development/demo environments using Vagrant and Virtualbox.  We will cover provisioning and configuring machines quickly using Vagrant and CFEngine. You will learn how Vagrant and Virtualbox can be used to bring up local development/test/demo environments. You will also learn how CFEngine can be leveraged to automate configuration of the environment after it has been initialized. You will take away a multi-vm test environment managed by CFEngine.

This tutorial targets technical people who need repeatable test environments and are comfortable using the Linux command-line. These environments can speed developer on-boarding, play a role in continuous integration, or just provide quick sandboxes for experimentation. No previous knowledge of Vagrant or CFEngine is required.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Anderson

Nick Anderson

Senior Solutions Engineer, CFEngine
Nick Anderson has been a Systems Administrator for over 10 years. He has worked in High Performance Computing and e-commerce, for both large and small companies. Nick currently works as a Senior Solutions Engineer for CFEngine, Inc. He is a co-founder of the LOPSA Mentorship program... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:50am - 12:40pm
Strand 11A

11:50am

Lessons Learned Building a Hybrid Cloud Service - Noa Resare, Spotify
We would like to share some lessons we have learned building a hybrid cloud system at Spotify. The Spotify backend presents some interesting challenges when it comes to setting up development and test environments. Our solution has been to provide a virtualized self-service environment that lets you spawn machines. Over time this environment has evolved from scripts directly managing KVM hypervisors to a system built on top of Apache Cloudstack and Amazon’s public cloud. During this journey we have learned many useful things and solved a bunch of interesting technical problems in the areas of service discovery, seamlessly integrating different cloud technologies, configuration management and end user authentication.

This presentation is aimed at anyone building or thinking of building a cloud based self service solution and would like to benefit from our experience.

Speakers
avatar for Noa Resare

Noa Resare

Free Software Ombudsman, Spotify
Noa Resare, Free Software Ombudsman at Spotify, works with improving Spotify’s involvement in the Free Software community. With a background both as a backend developer and in the site reliability organization at Spotify, his main area of focus has been Spotify’s cloud infrastructure... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 11:50am - 12:40pm
Strand 12A

11:50am

New Dev Ops Tools for Native Code - Thomas Stover, Stover Enterprises, LLC
Introducing two new GPL licensed projects. Build Configuration Adjust is a Makefile generation and source configuration utility that works both as a substitute for and in conjunction with AutoTools. Featuring the ability to render dynamically configurable non-recursive human readable Makefiles for multiple simultaneous parallel build configurations and targets, BCA builds can often be an order of magnitude faster. Graphviz plots of builds, and easy to understand project composition files also help make BCA worthy or your attention.  Build Matrix, is a minimalist dashboard system for continuous integration, featuring a *nix admin friendly alternative to other over-scoped projects in vogue. Sports a test results framework, distributed architecture, SQLite queries and more.

Developers and those hacking build systems and compile farms for C and C++ projects, are encouraged to attend.

Speakers
avatar for C. Thomas Stover

C. Thomas Stover

Stover Enterprises, LLC
C. Thomas Stover has been a professional software developer principally in the Linux space for over 12 years, in industries of Energy, Legal, and Telecom. He is an active participant in numerous projects and conferences. Always with an eye on history, the politics of freedom, the... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 11:50am - 12:40pm
Strand 2

12:40pm

2:00pm

Building a Test/Dev Cloud with Apache CloudStack - David Nalley, Citrix
Private clouds are still something that everyone talks about, but few have actually done. In this talk we'll look at the most obvious entry point for a private cloud - serving as a test/dev environment. We'll talk about architecture choices, scale, and the day to day operation of a private cloud, and its effects on operations. Sysadmins in particular will take away a clear path to implementing a private cloud in their environment.

Speakers
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David Nalley

@ke4qqq, Apache CloudStack
David is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and a committer and project management committee member of Apache CloudStack. David is a recovering sysadmin, having spent a decade in operations. Other current and past open source projects include the Fedora Project and Zenoss... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Strand 12A

2:00pm

Everything I Know About the Cloud, I Learned from Game of Thrones - Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier, Citrix
George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, and the HBO television series, make for great entertainment - if a little bloody and short on happy endings. Though the "Game of Thrones" characters inhabit a universe that hasn't even seen gunpowder yet, a lot of the lessons learned in GoT also apply to building, deploying, and maintaining an IaaS cloud. This talk will take a humorous approach, but also give attendees some crucial insights into moving from traditional IT to cloud computing.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Brockmeier

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... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Strand 11A

2:00pm

How Platform-as-a-Service Benefits More than Developers - Gordon Haff, Red Hat
PaaS has rightly been celebrated as a way to increase developer productivity and thereby help companies get the new applications and services they need online (and making money) faster. But PaaS goes beyond developers and beyond dev/test. Efficient application multi-tenancy and auto-scaling are also key features for production environments. Furthermore, PaaS also means that platform changes can happen without affecting developers, a big win for architects and procurement officers. In short, PaaS is for everyone. This session will help attendees understand how the PaaS landscape is evolving to provide solutions with appeal across many facets of the IT organization and beyond. It will touch on key technical enablers that are making this possible but will focus predominantly on how organizations are using PaaS today and the benefits that they are seeing by doing so.

Speakers
avatar for Gordon Haff

Gordon Haff

Technology Evangelist, Red Hat
Gordon Haff is Technology Evangelist at Red Hat where he works on emerging technology product strategy; writes about tech, trends, and their business impact; and is a frequent speaker at customer and industry events. Among the topics he tries to keep up with are DevOps, IoT, blockchain... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Strand 2

3:00pm

From Segments to Services a Dive into OpenStack Networking - Mark McClain, DreamHost
OpenStack Neutron (formerly Quantum) is a project to provide "networking as a service" for OpenStack. Neutron provides a rich set of logical constructs to develop a full featured virtual network deployment. We will cover the basics of Neutron and provide a preview of the new features available in the upcoming Havana release.

This talk is directed at an audience with a basic familiarity of networking. This talk will include a basic tour of Neutron’s architecture and how Neutron is used to create some common network configurations. We discuss the Open Source technology options used to implement Neutron and close with a discussion of the higher level services that will be available for deployers and tenants in Havana due in October 2013.

Speakers
avatar for Mark McClain

Mark McClain

Sr Principal Architect, Yahoo!
Mark McClain is an architect atYahoo!, a member of the OpenStack Technical Committee and was the PTL for Neutron during Havana and Icehouse cycles. He has 14 years of software development experience and OpenStack Networking combines two of his favorite interests: networking and Python... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Strand 2

3:00pm

LinuxCon + CloudOpen Town Hall Meeting
It's our goal to make both LinuxCon and CloudOpen better events for our attendees and the community each year. Come join us and share any feedback, advice or thoughts you have on what works, what doesn't and how we can make these events more valuable in the years to come.

We'll be raffling off a great prize to one of the attendees at the end of the session as well! 

Speakers
avatar for Angela Brown

Angela Brown

General Manager of Events, The Linux Foundation
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Jennifer Cloer

Jennifer Cloer is responsible for managing communications - including public relations, social media and content - for The Linux Foundation. Cloer was previously vice president at Page One PR where she ran The Linux Foundation account since 2005. She also managed the launches of the... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Strand 12A

3:00pm

(Tutorial) Getting Started With OpenStack - Kenneth Hui, Rackspace
OpenStack is quickly becoming the defacto standard for Open Cloud platforms. What makes OpenStack the future of Cloud Computing and how can someone get started with learning this new technolgy? This presentation will walk participants though the business value and architecture of OpenStack and offer practical suggestions and resources for learning the foundation of the new Open Cloud. This session will walk participants through the architecture of OpenStack, offer practical suggestions and resources for learning OpenStack, and take participants through a live demonstration of how to install and manage an OpenStack Cloud.

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Kenneth Hui

Technology Evangelist, Rackspace
Kenneth Hui is a Technology Evangelist with Rackspace. His passion is to help IT deliver value to their customers through collaboration, automation, and cloud computing. Ken blogs about cloud computing, OpenStack, and VMware at http://cloudarchitectmusings.com and at http://www.rackspace.com./blog/author/kenneth-hui... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Strand 11A

4:00pm

Cloud Configuration Management: Baby Steps or Taking the Leap - Ryan O'Leary, RightScale
Configuration management in the cloud is essential for efficient operation of dynamically-provisioned servers at scale. With so many options available for DevOps teams, it can be difficult to determine the right approach. Chef and Puppet are leading the way in this technology and the use of each of fairly mixed among different user and organization types.

In this presentation, Ryan will discuss how easy it is to choose the best technology for your cloud environment, and how to transition your operational environment from one-off command and scripts to the language of your choice. Attendees will also learn about cloud configuration management, how to transition to a dynamically configured world, and your options for doing so.

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Ryan O'Leary

Product Manager, RightScale
Ryan O'Leary is a product manager at RightScale, where he focuses on configuration management and automation in the platform. He works closely with customers and prospects to enhance the RightScale platform and its cloud resource management capabilities. Prior to RightScale, Ryan... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2013 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Strand 2