Build a Cloud Day, Ghent 2013

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Valentin Vaerwyckweg, 9000 Gent, Belgium

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Build a Cloud Day, Ghent 2013
This year we are teaming with Puppet Camp and Inuits to hold this BACD prior to FOSDEM (

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Register for the BACD on eventbrite as well to help us plan for catering.

Location:Hogent University College Ghent 270 Voskenslaan 9000 Gent Belgium

Agenda (In the works):

9:30-10:15 am Introduction to Apache CloudStack - Sebastien Goasguen ( Citrix )

10:15-11 am Software Defined Networking - Hugo Trippaers ( Schuberg Phillis )

Bio:Hugo Trippaers (1975) is born and raised in the Netherlands. After receiving an degree in technical IT engineering from the Utrecht Polytechnic he joined a small ISP. Already a Unix fanatic, working for an ISP really kickstarted his involvement with Unix and OpenSource in general. After working with various ISP for several years he joined Schuberg Philis in 2007 as Mission Critical Engineer. At Schuberg Philis he worked in several customer teams dedicated to delivering 100% availability to the customers. He is currently mainly working as part of the internal development team where supporting CloudStack and the CloudStack community are his main responsibilities. His efforts for the CloudStack community got him invited to the committer group and to the PMC for the Apache CloudStack project.
Abstract:What good is virtualization of hosts if you still have to convince your network engineer to connect to a switch and provision a VLAN or other complex networking tasks. With SDN the network really become part of the Cloud and becomes manageable via API's and automated processes. Leveraging this functionality in a Cloud Mangament System means that admin and users can a the ultimate flexibility. This talk will take you through the actual design and implementation of the Nicira NVP integration with CloudStack and at the same time talk about SDN and how CloudStack is able to leverage this to build truly virtualized and isolated environments to tenants. Showing of features that are currenly available in CloudStack 4.0.0 and some that will be available in 4.1.0.

11-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 Ceph integration - Wido Den Hollander ( PC Extreme)

   BIo:In 2004 Wido co-founded a webhosting company which grew out to be one of the largest. His role as CTO brought him into contact with the CloudStack project in the early months of 2012. Wido had searching for the best cloud orchestration software for his company which could be combined with the distributed storage platform Ceph. Eventually Wido developed the Ceph integration for CloudStack which lead him to being a committer and eventually PMC member of the project.
   Abstract: We're building clouds these days, we can add RAM and CPU power as we want, but what about storage? Almost every NAS and SAN has a limitation. Could be the amount of drives, shelfs, network connections or something else. The bottom-line is, they all have limitations. What if you want to build a cloud with 1PB of storage behind it. What if you want to do that on commodity hardware and with open source software? Then you probably want Ceph. Ceph is an open source distributed storage platform which allows you to scale online into the PetaBytes. It has been integrated into CloudStack since version 4.0 and enables you to scale every layer of your cloud.

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-1:45 pm Supporting and Using EC2/CIMI on top of Cloud Environments - Oved Ourfali ( RedHat)

Bio:Oved Ourfali, a Senior Software Engineer for Red-Hat. He has an M.Sc. degree in Computer Science and 10 years experience in the computer industry. In the last few years he has worked mostly on the oVirt project, and related ones, focusing mostly on Virtualization and Cloud environments.
abstract: In this presentation I'll describe some standard and common cloud APIs such as EC2 and CIMI, and show how one can use Deltacloud in order to support them on top ofcloud environments. As an example, I'll show how to add this support and use it on top of the oVirt engine.

1:45 - 2:30 pm CloudStack at Spotify - Noa Resare (Spotify)

   Bio:Noa Resare is a senior engineer in the backend infrastructure team at Spotify. Noa has been working in the tech industry for 15 years, both in a startup environment and as a consultant in large governmental agencies. At Spotify, Noa has had several different responsibilities, most recently building infrastructure automation tools to scale the datacenter environment when it comes to provisioning and deployment.
   Abstract:While Spotify has spent considerable resources building it's production environment on real hardware in a datacenter setting where we have full control, we have had a virtualized environment for testing and development since the early days. Initially this system was built using KVM and custom python code, but recently we have built and put into production use a new system built using cloudstack as it's main building block. We would like to share some of our experiences and solutions, building a systen where developers can spawn and manage virtual machines from the command line. We are not and don't claim to be cloudstack specialists, and we would love to learn from others, and hopefully contribute useful stuff back to the project.

2:30-3:15 pm Build a Scalable Cloud Computing Service with ProActive and CloudStack. -Brian Amedro (Activeeon)

Bio:Brian Amedro is a Cloud Solutions Architect at Activeeon. He has been working on distributed computing for 7 years and holds a PhD in High Performance Computing. Brian is responsible for the developments of cloud computing services with ProActive, a flexible and scalable solution for workflows orchestration.
Abstract: Elasticity, Scalability and Mutualization are key concepts to build a smart cloud solution regarding energy-efficiency, cost-optimization and productivity. In this presentation, you will see how to setup a Cloud Computing Service with ProActive. Featuring hybrid capabilities and heterogeneity with physical machines and virtualized ones using CloudStack. You will learn how best to exploit this elastic infrastructure with the ProActive workflow orchestration engine to achieve a highly flexible execution service for all your treatments.

3:15pm-4:00 pm iPaaS with Fuse -Charles Mouillard (Red Hat)

Bio:Ir. Charles Moulliard is a Sr. FuseSource Architect - Consultant and Apache Committer with more than 18 years of expertise in design of solution based on J2EE / Middleware technologies. As a Solution Architect, he has been involved in system integration of client projects in Financial and Banking world. The skills (Methodology, UML, RUP, Project Management - Prince2, Telecommunication, Network, Security, Web Development, Programming languages, RDBMS, Architecture - J2EE/SOA, Middleware) that he acquires during its career path have help him to address business, functional, security and infrastructure requirements and transpose them into operable and efficient solutions.
Abstract: Integration technologies are widely used and integrated in the IT infrastructure to interconnect, exchange information between systems. With the increase of data collected, exchanged, existing architectures are not enough agile and too expensive to support that and they will more and more rely on the cloud. IPaas is not a new paradigm but an elegant way to manage servers, integration services (Camel, CXF, ActiveMQ, ...) in the cloud. This presentation will be focused on explaining what integration in the cloud will look like, the pros and cons and what Fuse/Apache Karaf technology can bring to simplify the management and deployment of such services using jclouds Api on Apache CloudStack.

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