Build an Open Source Cloud Day - Ohio

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400 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215, USA

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You must also register for Ohio LinuxFest to be counted for lunch. Register on the OLF site, thanks! Build a Cloud Day will be dedicated to teaching users how to build and manage a cloud computing environment using free and open source software. The program is designed to expose attendees to the concepts and best practices around deploying cloud computing infrastructure.

Attendees should expect to learn how to deploy a cloud computing environment using CloudStack and other cloud infrastructure tools including those from Red Hat, Zenoss, Canonical, and others that automate server and network configuration for building highly available cloud computing environments.

09:00 - 9:15 Welcome: Joe Brockmeier, Open Source Cloud Computing Evangelist (Citrix)

Well kick off the event with a review of the program.

9:15 - 10:15 Aeolus: Deploying Clouds Across the Open Source Way: Mo Morsi, Software Engineer (Red Hat)

Aeolus is a next-generation cloud computing API allowing system administrators to deploy, monitor, and manipulate instances running on any number of cloud providers in a consistent manner. Using the free and open toolset end users are able to access and manage cloud resources without having to worry about vendor lockin and/or changes in cloud provider terms of service and pricing. In this session we will demonstrate how to use the Aeolus utilities to deploy instances to various cloud providers, monitor running services, and take and migrate snapshots of Linux systems across disparate providers.

10:15 - 11:15 The Consumerization of the Cloud: Brian Proffitt (Editor, ReadWriteWeb)

As CloudStack and other cloud offerings establish themselves as an IT presence, the developers, administrators, and end-users are no longer concerning themselves with things like operating systems. The attention is now higher up the stack. What will that mean for the under layers? Will Linux suffer from the lack of attention? Or will it grow to incorporate more cloud-like features? A look at where cloud might be going and how IT departments of the future will function.

11:15 - 11:30 Break

11:30 - 12:30 Proper Instrumentation and Monitoring of CloudStack: Floyd Strimling (Zenoss)

With the advent of cloud computing, the importance of properly instrumenting and monitoring your IT infrastructure has been elevated to beyond the critical state. As compute, storage, network, virtualization and applications collapse into seamless orchestration engines such as CloudStack, IT operations must break down traditional silos while maintaining critical legacy infrastructure. Therefore a new approach is needed to monitor the dynamic infrastructure know as cloud. Zenoss Core is uniquely designed to provide unified monitoring of your entire IT infrastructure while rooted in an event-centric approach that is based on a real-time service model. Learn how Zenoss Core provides effective monitoring of your CloudStack infrastructure while increasing visibility within your infrastructure while reducing MTTR. Whether you desire a fully functional web ui, a CLI approach, integrations via powerful APIs, or mobile access, Zenoss is the most powerful open source monitoring solution available today.

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 GlusterFS for Sys Admins: Eco Willson (Red Hat)

GlusterFS represents a dramatic departure from traditional backend storage solutions. In this talk, attendees will get a technical dive into GlusterFS from the Sys Admin perspective, including a study of implementation scenarios. Well explore such topics as enterprise storage strategy, data access methods, the elegant simplicity of scaling both out and up, the strength of redundancy and fault tolerance, and ways to boost performance.**

2:30 - 3:30 Delivering an IaaS Cloud with CloudStack: Joe Brockmeier (Citrix)

Apache CloudStack is arguably one of the most mature, frequently deployed IaaS platforms - having been used in multi-national public clouds, and private clouds scaling to tens of thousands of physical compute nodes, well look at considerations for deploying CloudStack and how to gain the most efficiency from your deployment.

3:30 - 3:45 Break

3:45 - 4:45 Service Orchestration with Ubuntu in the Cloud: Jorge Castro (Canonical)

The intended audience are people who wither deploy software in the cloud or maintain/write a project that runs in the cloud. In this talk we’ll discuss how the complications of todays software requires us to think at a higher level than just the machine instance. We need to think about the entire service as an entity, and manage its relationship with other services. So instead of worrying about individual instances the cloud requires us to think of WordPress and MySQL as services that could encompass multiple instances and live in a dynamic environment that could include machines being added or removed based on load. How do we manage such complexity?

In Ubuntu weve been tackling this problem with a tool called Juju, that lets us manage services that we run on the cloud with the same ease that apt-get brought to installing software.

Attendees are more than welcome to:

Ask questions about Juju and Charms, we especially welcome projects that deploy on the cloud and want to make that easy for their end users. Discuss various solutions to scale problems with Ubuntu Cloud.

4:45 - 5:00 Close: Joe Brockmeier


Citrix supports the open source community via developer support and evangeslism. We have a number of developers and evangelists that participate actively in the open source community in Apache Cloudstack, OpenDaylight, Xen Project and XenServer. We also conduct educational activities via the Build A Cloud events held all over the world.