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Wednesday, April 9
 

8:00am

Registration & Continental Breakfast
Wednesday April 9, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Confluence Foyer

9:00am

ShapeBlue Mini-Boot Camp
A fast paced, instructor led hands on session covering the basics of CloudStack.  An experienced ShapeBlue Cloud Architect will guide students through the installation and configuration of an Advanced CloudStack Cloud using Citrix XenServer as he Hypervisor.  This session is based on ShapeBlue's globally successful 2 day Bootcamp, and will cover the following topics:

What is CloudStack
CloudStack Architecture
Installing CloudStack (Hands on LAB)
CloudStack Networking Models
Adding Zones, PODs, Clusters
Creating a new Advanced Zone (Hands on LAB)
System VMs Accessing System VMs (Hands on LAB)
Storage
Service Offerings
Domains, Accounts & Users
Virtual Machine Allocation
Virtual Machine Deployment
Deploying Guest Instances (Hands on LAB)

Wednesday April 9, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
McCourt

9:00am

Automating CloudStack configuration and deployment using SaltStack
With scale comes complexity. CloudStack and SaltStack are no strangers to either. SaltStack provides scalable and secure orchestration to automate as many elements of CloudStack configuration and deployment job as possible. In this tutorial, Tom will walk through the use of various SaltStack components to simplify CloudStack management. He will dive into Salt formulas and state files for CloudStack configuration and show how the Salt remote execution capabilities provide a full management stack for CloudStack environments. Tom will also share various lesser-known Salt tips, tricks and best practices gained through real-world implementations and practical experience.

Speakers
TH

Thomas Hatch

Creator, Principal Architect and CTO, SaltStack
Thomas Hatch is the creator, principal architect and CTO 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 center not met by existing tools. Tom’s knowledge and hands-on experience with dozens of new and old infrastructure management technologies helped... Read More →


Wednesday April 9, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
Curtis

9:00am

Hackathon
Wednesday April 9, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm
Platte River

12:00pm

Lunch
Wednesday April 9, 2014 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Confluence Foyer

1:15pm

Object Storage integration with Apache CloudStack
Artifacts such as templates, ISOs and snapshots are kept in storage which CloudStack refers to as secondary storage. To improve scalability and performance, as when a number of hosts access secondary storage concurrently, object storage can be used for secondary storage. Object storage can also provide built-in high availability capability. When using object storage, access to secondary storage data can be made available across multiple zones in a region. This is a huge benefit, as it is no longer necessary to copy templates, snapshots etc. across zones as would be needed in an NFS-only environment.

In this presentation Sanjeev will demonstrate on how to quickly setup Object storage and how to use it as a Secondary storage in CloudStack .

Speakers
avatar for Sanjeev N

Sanjeev N

Senior Software Test Engineer, Citrix India R&D Ltd.
Sanjeev is a Senior Software Test Engineer at Citrix India R&D Ltd., and has around 8years of extensive experience in testing and test automation. Sanjeev is an expert in testing network,security, telecom and IaaS cloud products using manual and automation tests. Sanjeev did his Masters in Software Engineering from BITS Pilani, India. He can be reached at sanju1010@gmail.com or using Twitter at sanjeev.


Wednesday April 9, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Platte River

1:15pm

Infrastructure as code; treat your servers as livestock, not as pets.
During this workshop you will learn how to use Chef to launch new instances in a CloudStack Cloud using knife, and configuring those instances automatically once they are launched. Each attendee will need to bring a laptop. Chef and Exoscale Cloud accounts (with vouchers) will be provided.

Speakers
MD

Michael Ducy

Enterprise Architect, Chef
Michael Ducy (@mfdii) currently works as an Enterprise Architect for Chef focused on designing and implementing automation solutions for customer's Cloud, IT Automation, and Continuous Delivery needs. After DevOpsDays Amsterdam Michael is also known as the GoatFather.


Wednesday April 9, 2014 1:15pm - 5:00pm
Curtis

1:15pm

CloudStack Clients and Tools
In this tutorial we will cover the various CloudStack clients and tools available to developers and cloud operators to configure and manage their cloud. This will be a hands-on tutorial where attendees will clone git repositories, install packages, and use them to interact with CloudStack. We will cover tools like Apache libcloud, CloudMonkey, Clostack, stacker-bee, Apache whirr and Vagrant cloudstack plugins. The tutorial will be a walk through of https://github.com/runseb/cloudstack-books/blob/master/en/clients-ccc.markdown with hands-on experience.

Speakers
avatar for Sebastien Goasguen

Sebastien Goasguen

Founder, skippbox
Sebastien is a long time open source contributor, maintainer on Kubernetes Helm and author of the Docker cookbook. He recently founded Skippbox which offers application life-cycle solutions for Kubernetes apps.


Wednesday April 9, 2014 1:15pm - 5:00pm
McCourt

3:30pm

Break
Wednesday April 9, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Confluence Foyer

5:30pm

PGP Keysigning: Expanding the web of trust
Among other things, releases are PGP-signed; but a key with no signatures attesting to its own authenticity isn't very useful. Bring your key (which you've emailed to our special address) and sign. You need a pen, and some manner of identification.

Speakers
DN

David Nalley

VP of Infrastructure, ASF
David Nalley is the Vice President, Infrastructure at the Apache Software Foundation


Wednesday April 9, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Platte River

6:00pm

Welcome Reception with ApacheCon Attendees at Viewhouse Restaurant & Lounge
All attendees are invited to gather at Viewhouse Restaurant & Lounge for the CloudStack Collaboration Conference welcome reception held jointly with the ApacheCon attendees' closing reception.

Viewhouse is located just a 10 minute walk from the Westin Denver Downtown. A buffet dinner and drinks are included for attendees. 

Wednesday April 9, 2014 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Viewhouse Restaurant & Lounge 2015 Market Street Denver, CO 80205
 
Thursday, April 10
 

8:00am

Registration & Continental Breakfast
Thursday April 10, 2014 8:00am - 8:30am
Confluence Foyer

9:15am

Keynote: Passing of the Torch with outgoing Apache CloudStack VP Chip Childers and incoming VP Hugo Trippaers
Speakers
avatar for Chip Childers

Chip Childers

Technology Chief of Staff, Cloud Foundry Foundation
A proven DevOps visionary and leader. Before coming to the Foundation, Chip was vice president of Product Strategy at CumuLogic. He spent more than 15 years in engineering leadership positions within the service provider industry including work with SunGard Availability Services and Qwest Solutions. He has served on the board of directors for the Distributed Management Task Force; and is a member of The Apache Software Foundation.
HT

Hugo Trippaers

Mission Critical Engineer, Schuberg Philis
The power of open source communities lies in the willingness to share knowledge: when people with different backgrounds work together, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. | | As a mission critical engineer I have been working for Schuberg Philis for the past seven years. My main focus is the Apache CloudStack-project, where I am one of the members of the Project Management Committee. In this project I get to combine the two... Read More →


Thursday April 10, 2014 9:15am - 10:00am
Confluence Ballroom

10:00am

Break
Thursday April 10, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am
Confluence Foyer

10:30am

CloudStack - never heard of it !
Apache CloudStack is the most widely adopted open cloud management system available today, but has problems in terms of awareness, market perception and lack of engagement : cloudStack is still the clouds best kept secret. But why is this ?
Giles will discuss the reasons for this misalignment and his vision of how they can be addressed.
He will talk through initiatives that he is working on to address the need to get more organisations involved in the project

Speakers
avatar for Giles Sirett

Giles Sirett

CEO & Co-Founder, ShapeBlue
Giles Sirett is a committer and PMC member of the Apache CloudStack project and also Chairman of the European Cloudstack User Group. | | He is also CEO & founder of ShapeBlue, the leading independent CloudStack integrator & consultancy and a member of the advisory board of Skipbox, a container-focussed start-up. He has worked with many high-profile organisations, helping them strategise , design and implement CloudStack based clouds. Giles... Read More →


Thursday April 10, 2014 10:30am - 11:00am
Confluence A

10:30am

CloudStack State of the Code
CloudStack State of the Code will present the current state of the code and architecture and the changes made in the last two years since CloudStack joined Apache foundation. It will also go over the things that remains to be done.

Speakers
AH

Alex Huang

Architect, CloudPlatform
Alex Huang is a co-founder of CloudStack and currently serves on the PMC for the Apache CloudStack project. He works as the architect for CloudPlatform, a commercial product based on CloudStack, at Citrix. He's been to various CloudStack Collaboration Conferences and meetups to talk about CloudStack software architecture.


Thursday April 10, 2014 10:30am - 11:00am
Molly Brown

10:30am

Multi-Cloud Application Deployment Automation with open source SlipStream PaaS
Automation is key in IT today. This is true whether in a DevOps or a traditional context. The IaaS cloud provides increased agility at the infrastructure level. However, to reap full benefit users need the ability to automate application deployment, configuration and service coordination. This is the job of a PaaS sitting on top of the IaaS layer. SlipStream, an open source and multi-cloud solution developed by SixSq, provides this functionality. During this session, we will explore the capability of this open platform, showing how it takes advantage of cloudstack and libcloud in order to provide deployment and image creation automation, independently from the underlying IaaS provider. We will also explore how SlipStream can be used as an open app store, built on top of cloudstack. This is a practical session with examples and live demo. The demo will use exoscale cloudstack service.

Speakers
MB

Marc-Elian Bégin

Senior Software Developer, SixSq
Marc-Elian Bégin is co-founder of SixSq, a cloud computing company based in Geneva, Switzerland, which specialises in process automation and agile development. With over 20 years of experience in the software industry, he has worked with the Canadian and European Space Agencies, as well as CERN, on distributed software systems, grid and cloud computing projects. His current focus is on SlipStream, an open source multi-cloud PaaS... Read More →


Thursday April 10, 2014 10:30am - 11:00am
Horace Tabor

10:30am

Welcome and Growing CentOS as a Platform for Infrastructure Development

The data center is changing, and the role of server operating systems is evolving along with it. CentOS is taking on the challenge of becoming a platform for innovation that enables next-generation services to meet the needs of the data center today and tomorrow.

We'll look at how CentOS is embracing special interest groups (SIGs) and variants, in addition to its standard offerings, to meet those needs.

We'll also take time for Q&A and let the audience introduce themselves so that attendees can make the most of the "hallway" track.


Speakers

Thursday April 10, 2014 10:30am - 11:35am
Lawrence A

11:05am

CloudStack the Best Kept Secret in the Cloud
This will be a discussion of opportunities for better promoting Apache CloudStack to improve awareness of CloudStack and to reduce friction due to lack of brand awareness in Apache CloudStack. We will talk about formalizing these efforts in a trade group with the charter to promote open source cloud solutions based-on or complimentary to Apache CloudStack.

Speakers
avatar for Mark  Hinkle

Mark Hinkle

Senior Director, Open Source Solutions, Citrix Systems Inc.
I am the Senior Director, Cloud Computing Community at Citrix. I am responsible for the open source CloudStack cloud platform (www.cloudstack.org) and Xen.org virtualization communities. However I am really an open source guy who loves systems management and committed to trying to make systems management tools more open and "not suck".


Thursday April 10, 2014 11:05am - 11:35am
Confluence A

11:05am

Adding a feature: A deep dive into the rocks
On request by internal users at Schuberg Philis I set out to add a feature to Cloudstack. It was a seemingly simple question; create the possibility to use the new nicira based networks, as used by client networks, to be used by VPC private gateways. This seemed simple enough but turned out to be a cross cutting problem. It turned out to be a tour across the corners of the code and of the community. Both the practices used or lacking and the code in merrit and drawbacks.
In this talk I will explain how I implemented my code and ported it to several releases before it became part of the main code distribution, and how it kept haunting me after finally committing it. In the course of telling this I will touch on process issues as the review process and mail-/netiquette.

Speakers
avatar for Daan Hoogland

Daan Hoogland

Schuberg Philis
I'm an experienced sysadmin/developer and generalist in both fields thoughmainly focused on the unix- and c-families


Thursday April 10, 2014 11:05am - 11:35am
Molly Brown

11:05am

It's the App, Stupid!
Managing and deploying applications on CloudStack (or any other cloud for that matter) can be a daunting task. Resource provisioning, software installation and configuration, failure detection and handling, scaling and continuous delivery are just some of the processes that should be performed (read: automated) in order to do it properly. There are multiple tool chains that tackle some of these processes, each with its own focus and level of control. These can range from pure CM tools such as Chef or Puppet, which focus on repeatable and consistent configuration of servers, all the way to full blown PaaS environments that focus on developer productivity and hide many of the complexities of the underlying infrastructure.
In this session Uri will present the problem domain of application deployment and management on the cloud, the benefits and shortcomings of common approaches to it.

Speakers
UC

Uri Cohen

GigaSpaces
Uri Cohen leads the product team at GigaSpaces, and is interested in everything cloud, scalability and devops. He’s a spare time coder and proud father of 3. During the weekend, Uri masquerades as an all-mountain and occasionally downhill bicycle rider, trying his best to keep his body in one piece. | | Uri has spoken at numerous conferences around the globe - including CloudStack Collab US in 2012, and Cloudstack Collab Amsterdam 2013... Read More →


Thursday April 10, 2014 11:05am - 11:35am
Horace Tabor

11:40am

Using KVM & XenServer hypervisors in a CloudStack Cloud
In this presentation, Paul will describe the deployment procedures for the large scale roll-out of KVM and XenServer hypervisors and take a look at the practical differences between the two CentOS based hypervisors in relation to a CloudStack IaaS deployment.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Angus

Paul Angus

VP Technology, ShapeBlue Ltd
Paul is VP Technology / Cloud Architect for ShapeBlue and an Apache CloudStack Committer. He consults to a number of large service providers and enterprises. In is responsible for ShapeBlue's technical strategy. Paul has spoken at every CloudStack Collaboration Conference as well as speaking for Ansible at a number of events. Paul has worked with clients such as Centrica, Orange Telecom, SAP, Slovak Telecom, Paddy Power, Sky, TomTom and British... Read More →


Thursday April 10, 2014 11:40am - 12:10pm
Lawrence A

11:40am

We Need You! Building a Better Cloud Community One Voice At a Time
No matter which Cloud project or product you choose for your IaaS needs, we need more people to particpate and raise awareness of Cloud Computing as a discipline. You don't need to write code or documentation to lend a hand to the community. Aaron (CloudStack Evangelist & former VMware vExpert) and Ken (OpenStack Ambassador) will discuss ways to get started in Social Media including Twitter, Blogging, Podcasting, and Video Creation (The Social Media Pyramid) as tools for both peronal and community involvment. They will discuss common traits of successful community building citing examples from Open Source Projects, the VMware community vExpert program, as well as the newly founded OpenStack Ambassador program. Learn how to get started and contribute back today!

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Delp

Aaron Delp

Technical Solutions Director, SolidFire, SolidFire
Aaron Delp is the Director of Technology Solutions for SolidFIre specializing in the creation of OpenStack, CloudStack, and VMware based cloud solutions.  | | Prior to SolidFire, Aaron was the Sr. Director of Technical Marketing for the Citrix Cloud Platforms Group where he led the generation and publishing of reference architectures, technical documentation, competitive intelligence, and field enablement content. In addition, Aaron led... Read More →
KH

Kenneth Hui

Open Cloud Architect, Rackspace
Kenneth Hui is an Open Cloud Architect with Rackspace. His passion is to help IT deliver value to their users through collaboration, Cloud Computing, and automation. His responsibilities at Rackspace includes helping to drive adoption of OpenStack as the Open Cloud Platform of choice. Ken blogs about Cloud Computing and OpenStack at http://cloudarchitectmusings.com and at http://www.rackspace.com/blog. He also speaks regularly at conferences... Read More →


Thursday April 10, 2014 11:40am - 12:10pm
Confluence A

11:40am

StackWatch: A prototype CloudWatch service for CloudStack
Apache CloudStack does a number of things but does a few things very well: compute, storage and networking. While other services such as monitoring, auto scaling are available, they are either rudimentary or not flexible enough. One way to enhance CloudStack is to provide these services outside of CloudStack but use the same API services (including authentication). StackWatch is a prototype service that behaves similar to AWS CloudWatch using open source monitoring systems as its backend. It integrates with Apache CloudStack by re-using the API credentials in CloudStack and makes it possible to provide an autoscale service in conjunction with CloudStack.

Speakers
avatar for Chiradeep Vittal

Chiradeep Vittal

Citrix Systems Inc, Citrix Systems Inc
Chiradeep Vittal is a Distinguished Engineer at Citrix Systems where he works on Cloud, Networking and Distributed Systems technologies. His current interests are micro services and containers -- including security, networking, orchestration and hypervisor integration. Chiradeep is a Project Management Committee member of the Apache CloudStack project. Prior to Citrix, Chiradeep developed networking and cloud technologies at various startups... Read More →


Thursday April 10, 2014 11:40am - 12:10pm
Molly Brown

11:40am

Moving up the stack with Stacktician
Stacktician started off as an exercise to try and execute CloudFormation
templates on CloudStack, thus attempting to bridge the gap between
CloudStack ecosystem and other cloud ecosystems. Since then, it has
developed into a full-fledged solution for CloudStack to execute
CloudFormation-style templates - complete with its own grammar, support
for all CloudStack user resources, and helper scripts to bootstrap and
configure resources. A RESTful API layer on top of it has allowed for easy
integration.
This talk will demonstrate the working of the tool and touch upon some of
the challenges faced while executing pure CloudFormation templates, that
led to the development of a CloudStack-specific solution. In addition, it
will shed some light on features we wish to implement going forward,
including better interoperability with other cloud platforms

Speakers
AV

Amogh Vasekar

Citrix
After graduating with a Masters in Computer Science from Stanford, I have been working with Citrix on the CloudStack project. Previously, I was employed at Yahoo in India for about 2.5 years working on Hadoop and related technologies. I am currently working on building products at a layer above CloudStack to enable businesses to adopt and migrate easily to CloudStack. Additionally, I have been working on security related fixes for CloudStack. I... Read More →


Thursday April 10, 2014 11:40am - 12:10pm
Horace Tabor

12:15pm

Building the Foundation Under CentOS and your Data Center
Every admin dreams of building out their own infrastructure from scratch, until they actually have to do it. Having built a private cloud from the ground up, I'll give advice on everything from the amount of RAM and number of sockets to the storage layer.

Speakers
KJ

Kirk Jantzer

CornerStone OnDemand
MCITP, VCP4, VCP5, RHCSA, Dell Tech Center Rockstar, IT guy, leader, blogger, cloud builder, hobby photog (Pentax), proud husband & father. 


Thursday April 10, 2014 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Lawrence A

12:15pm

Supporting Apache Brands While Making A Profit
Does your company want to capitalize on the Apache brand? Are you interested in seeing how closely you can tie your marketing into the latest Apache projects? Do you recognize the importance of supporting the Apache ecosystem, not just with code contributions but other actions?

As VP of Brand Management for all Apache projects, I can help show business and technical leaders some of the ways they can respectfully and successfully market and position their own services in relation to Apache project brands. The key message is: Apache project governance is independent; but we are happy to have businesses build their software and services on any Apache software products.

Speakers
avatar for Shane Curcuru

Shane Curcuru

VP, Brand Management, The Apache Software Foundation
Shane serves as V.P. of Brand Management for the ASF, setting trademark and brand policy for all 250+ Apache projects, and has served as five-time Director, and member and mentor for Conferences and the Incubator. | | Shane's Punderthings consultancy is here to help both companies and FOSS communities understand how to work together better. At home, Shane is: a father and husband, a Member of the ASF, a BMW driver and punny guy. Oh, and we... Read More →


Thursday April 10, 2014 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Confluence A

12:15pm

Cloud UI: Building a CloudStack web interface for the enterprise
Building a user friendly and technically capable web interface for CloudStack is not a small undertaking. In this presentation, David Grizzanti and Bill Jones will discuss the interesting challenges faced while building a modern web application that interfaces with the CloudStack API and presenting real time notifications to users via the CloudStack event bus. Topics covered include developing a fully featured Ruby client for the CloudStack API, building a real-time notification system for asynchronous jobs, and all the open source tools used throughout the development process.

Speakers
avatar for David Grizzanti

David Grizzanti

Principal Engineer, Comcast
David Grizzanti is a Software Engineer at SunGard Availability Services. He's currently focused on building a web interface for his companies new cloud infrastructure offering built on top of CloudStack. Besides developing on CloudStack, he enjoys learning new programming languages (Ruby is the flavor of the month) and learning about all types of new tech. This is his first speaking engagement at a public conference!
BJ

Bill Jones

Sungard Availability Services


Thursday April 10, 2014 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Molly Brown

12:15pm

Apache Stratos - PaaS Project from Apache Community

Apache Stratos (Incubating) is the Platform as a Service (PaaS) project from Apache community.

The design and architecture of Stratos present some unique advantages to the users. The multi-tenancy model, where it allows high multi-tenancy density within a deployment is a key advantage. The ability to control IaaS resources, per could, per region, per zone paves the way to easily achieve high availability and disaster recover. Multi-factor based auto scaling, dynamic load balancing and cloud bursting are some of the other key noteworthy differentiators in Stratos PaaS. This session will highlight the advantages of using Apache Stratos (Incubating) as your PaaS framework.


Speakers
SA

Samisa Abeysinghe

WSO2
Samisa Abeysinghe, WSO2 vice president of developer evangelism, has nearly fifteen years of experience working for systems integrators and software vendors with global exposure. In his previous role in WSO2 as VP Engineering, Samisa leads the development of WSO2’s three open source platforms: the WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform, WSO2 cloud middleware platform, and WSO2 PaaS. | Samisa has been a committer of the Apache Web... Read More →


Thursday April 10, 2014 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Horace Tabor

12:45pm

Lunch
Thursday April 10, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Confluence Foyer

1:45pm

An App-Centric Approach to DevOps
A case study on how one of the largest betting sites in the world brought agility and better ROI to their online gaming initiatives, from the development cycle and initial concept to revenue generation, by phasing out old cultural processes, combined with a new tooling to bring about an app-centric DevOps revolution within the organization, all this on top of Cloudstack.

A large UK enterprise found themselves struggling with known DevOps pain points from slow and laborious provisioning of infrastructure, lack of consistency between and within environments, through inconsistent tooling with no standardization - that often times affected the rollout of releases and updates. This session will present this organization's journey toward application-centric DevOps, and how they achieved consistency and continuous delivery by deploying their apps to Cloudstack, using Chef and Cloudify.

Speakers
UC

Uri Cohen

GigaSpaces
Uri Cohen leads the product team at GigaSpaces, and is interested in everything cloud, scalability and devops. He’s a spare time coder and proud father of 3. During the weekend, Uri masquerades as an all-mountain and occasionally downhill bicycle rider, trying his best to keep his body in one piece. | | Uri has spoken at numerous conferences around the globe - including CloudStack Collab US in 2012, and Cloudstack Collab Amsterdam 2013... Read More →


Thursday April 10, 2014 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Horace Tabor

1:45pm

CloudStack Development for KVM in a Virtual Machine
This would demonstrate how to develop and test for KVM in a virtual machine. We would go over setup of devcloud-kvm in VMWare Fusion for Mac and/or KVM for Linux. We may also go over some key code relevant to KVM in order to point beginners in the right direction.

Speakers
MS

Marcus Sorensen

CTO, BetterServers, Inc
Marcus Sorensen is the CTO of BetterServers, Inc, and assists in the development of KVM for CloudStack.


Thursday April 10, 2014 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Molly Brown

1:45pm

CloudStack Metering – Working with the Usage Data
Organisations looking to build Cloud services on Apache CloudStack need to be able to either monetize their offerings and charge for usage or monitor and report on their Cloud's consumption.

Majority of such organisations already have existing billing or business support systems and do not require an integrated billing or reporting system, provided the usage data can be exported from CloudStack in a standard and structured format such as XML, JSON, or CSV.
CloudStack includes a Usage Server that creates summary usage records for the various resources consumed in CloudStack. Tariq will start with a review of how usage of such resources is metered in CloudStack and will then cover: · What usage metrics are recorded · Configuration of the Usage Server · Creation of the Usage Data · Explore various methods of accessing the Usage Data (API, CloudMonkey, SQL) · Overview of solution

Speakers
TI

Tariq Iqbal

Senior Consultant, ShapeBlue
Tariq is a Senior Consultant at ShapeBlue - the leading CloudStack Systems Integrator and a center of excellence in the design and implementation of cloud platforms using Apache CloudStack. He has been involved in the CloudStack project since before it’s donation to Apache and specializes in the integration of CloudStack with front-end web portals and other Business and Operational Support Systems. Tariq has spent the last 15 years... Read More →


Thursday April 10, 2014 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Confluence A

1:45pm

Using CentOS and GlusterFS to power ownCloud
Veda will demonstrate how to spin up privacy friendly Dropbox-alternative ownCloud on robust storage (GlusterFS) and CentOS, providing a fully FOSS cloud storage option that's suitable for individual users or large organizations.

Speakers

Thursday April 10, 2014 1:45pm - 2:50pm
Lawrence A

2:20pm

Success Story: Bring your VMWare Infrastructure to the next level using CloudStack
RadialPoint's IT team has invested a lot of energy over the years to automate the deployment of their development environment, in order to standardize the builds and reduce the manual labor involved in this process from the IT team. With the help of CloudStack and other tools, the team has streamlined the process and is now redefining their role as a true service providers to their developers.

Speakers
FB

François Bousquet

Radial Point
The best way to describe myself is to think of an IT Swiss Knife. I'm primarily skilled in Unix/Linux system administration, network administration, production support, server consolidation/virtualization, application/web server administration and infrastructure/architecture projects.
FG

François Gaudreault

Product Manager, CloudOps
Francois Gaudreault has been working with CloudOps as a Cloud Solutions Architect since 2012. In this role he's been mostly focused on CloudStack-based private cloud technologies and Citrix NetScalers. He has deployed CloudStack in multiple customer environments for both dev/test and production. He has been contributing to the open source community for the last 4 years in projects such as Apache CloudStack and PacketFence.


Thursday April 10, 2014 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Horace Tabor

2:20pm

Xen Project 4.4: Features and Futures
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 Mirage OS 1.0, and more. The presentation will conclude with an overview of planned future enhancements, as well as a summary of some of the newest technologies to become interested in clouds built on the Xen Hypervisor.

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 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 →


Thursday April 10, 2014 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Molly Brown

2:20pm

Controlling Cloud Infrastructure Costs with Cost Analytics
The cloud is beginning to deliver on its promise of speed and flexibility. But what about cost savings? It’s easy to spin up servers and let them go, but that can lead to infrastructure cost creep. Enterprises today need greater visibility and management, to ensure IT and DevOPs can control infrastructure and gain insight on inefficiencies and financial managers can match infrastructure spend to their predefined accounting schema and report on it.
In this presentation, we will discuss how cloud management tools can help IT track the costs of each their cloud instances and roll this up to the level of a server farm and infrastructure for tracking. IT and Finance will learn how they can maintain accountability and keep costs under control, delivering on the promise of cloud cost savings.

Speakers
PW

Praneet Wadge

Scalr
Praneet Wadge, Scalr Product Manager, has extensive experience in UI and Human Centered Design. He utilizes that experience to ensure that Scalr’s user interface and process workflows are both efficient and elegant. Previously, he was with Berkeley Innovation and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Praneet received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley.


Thursday April 10, 2014 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Confluence A

2:55pm

Software Collections on CentOS
The power to build, install and use multiple versions of software on the same system, without affecting system-wide installed packages. Welcome to software collections. In this talk Joe will cover some of the background on software collections, how to implement them and highlight some of the scl's being shipped today in CentOS Linux.

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 for Red Hat in the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) department and spends most of his time on Project Atomic.


Thursday April 10, 2014 2:55pm - 3:25pm
Lawrence A

2:55pm

Start using configuration management in 5 steps
In this talk, Remi Bergsma explains why you should use configuration management and shows you how to implement configuration management in your existing environment using 5 steps. This can be quite challenging, because when a lot of manual work is done, people are usually very busy. How do you find the time to implement configuration management?

Configuration management is a tool that every engineer should use. Especially when used in conjunction with cloud orchestration software, automating your servers and applications really makes sense. No longer think of a server as something that is always there. Think of it as an instance that is automatically setup. You can then have 10s, 100s or 1000s of these servers running. To make this work, you will need to automate the setup of your servers. Configuration management will help you do that.

Speakers
avatar for Remi Bergsma

Remi Bergsma

Mission Critical Engineer, Schuberg Philis
Remi Bergsma (NL) is an Engineer that loves building and managing infrastructure based on Open Source technologies. His goal is to automate what can be automated, so everything works rock solid and he has the time to explore new tools and techniques (that usually result in even better automation). Remi works at Schuberg Philis and focuses on Apache CloudStack and automating its operations. He is an Apache CloudStack committer and has been doing... Read More →


Thursday April 10, 2014 2:55pm - 3:25pm
Horace Tabor

2:55pm

Understanding the decisions behind hypervisor selection in CloudStack
A virtualization layer is at the heart of all CloudStack clouds, but the choice of hypervisor can have direct impact on the capabilities of a given cloud. CloudStack natively supports XenServer, Oracle VM, KVM, LXC and with CloudStack 4.3 Microsoft Hyper-V was added, but when designing a cloud selecting the correct hypervisor goes far beyond a simple preference. In this session we'll cover how storage, network and even desired CloudStack features combine forming a preferred hypervisor set for your cloud.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Mackey

Tim Mackey

Senior Technical Evangelist, Black Duck Software
Tim Mackey is a technical evangelist with Black Duck Software, and was most recently the community manager for XenServer. Tim has held roles in mission critical engineering, performance monitoring and large scale data center operations. He has spoken globally on a variety of topics, and at well known events such as OSCON, CloudOpen, Interop, CA World, Cloud Connect, USENIX LISA and the CloudStack Collaboration Conference.


Thursday April 10, 2014 2:55pm - 3:25pm
Molly Brown

2:55pm

Usage management and Billing for CloudStack
Pierre Vacherand will present two use cases on CloudStack metering and billing with Amysta. The first use case will provide with infrastructure resources usage management & ChargeBack capabilities related to a Hybrid Enterprise Cloud. The second use case will explain a BSS (Business Support System) strategy for Service providers including, user provisioning, metering, rating, billing & payment.

Speakers
avatar for Pierre Vacherand

Pierre Vacherand

CTO, APALIA & AMYSTA
Pierre Vacherand is the CTO of Apalia a System Integrator specialized in Cloud IaaS and has been involved in the design of numerous Public and Private Clouds since 2010. Apalia is the software publisher of Amysta, a billing solution for OpenStack & CloudStack. Pierre is also an active member of the Cloud Security Alliance. Pierre has been speaking at Build a Cloud Days, CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe and US and Open Cloud Days.


Thursday April 10, 2014 2:55pm - 3:25pm
Confluence A

3:25pm

Break
Thursday April 10, 2014 3:25pm - 3:45pm
Confluence Foyer

3:45pm

PaaS vS IaaS - Does it matter?
There's been a renewed debate recently over the various layers of cloud computing stacks. At stake is a fight for cloud computing market share and mind share -- and possibly, the future of cloud platforms.

At the center of the cloud platform debate is a new reality: Cloud consumers no longer need to manage or worry about the underlying infrastructure. The question of platform occurs only when you ask who or what controls operating systems, storage, deployed applications, and networking components. Platform as a service (PaaS) focuses not on the infrastructure pieces, but on the deployment of applications and configuration settings for the application-hosting environment. For most PaaS offerings, the preponderance of infrastructure features has been removed, and the focus is on deploying a composable set of application components rather than controlling the lower-level components.

Speakers
avatar for Reuven Cohen

Reuven Cohen

Chief Technology Advocate, Citrix
Reuven is recognized as an early innovator in the cloud computing space, as the founder of Enomaly in 2004 (Acquired by Virtustream in 2012). Enomaly was among the first to develop a self-service infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform (ECP) circa 2005, as well as SpotCloud (2011) the first commodity style cloud computing Spot Market.Today he leads Citrix (NASDAQ: CTXS) world wide advocacy efforts with a particular focus on increasing the... Read More →


Thursday April 10, 2014 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Confluence A

3:45pm

How to Manage your CentOS Infrastructure with Ansible
Simplify your life by using Ansible to manage your CentOS infrastructure.

Speakers

Thursday April 10, 2014 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Lawrence A

3:45pm

Using Chef to automate the deployment of CloudStack
The presentation will cover the key elements to consider in automating a deployment of CloudStack and will demonstrate the principles live.

Speakers
avatar for Pierre-Luc Dion

Pierre-Luc Dion

Cloud Architect, CloudOps Inc.
Pierre-Luc Dion has been with CloudOps since 2009 and has held various roles in operations before recently taking on a cloud architecture role. His areas of expertise include:- Cloud Building and architecture with Cloudstack.- Infrastructure automation with Chef, kickstart.- Architecture of networking applications system. - Technical writing skills, schemas and procedures.- Deployment of Citrix XenServer on iSCSI SAN (Dell EqualLogic)


Thursday April 10, 2014 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Horace Tabor

3:45pm

A look at CloudStack Virtual Router
Virtual Router(VR) is a key component of Apache CloudStack. It would be deployed in mostly every networks managed by CloudStack. VR provides many services like gateway, firewall, DHCP server and load balancer to vms in the network. So VR has lots of challenges to meet performance and scalability demands. Sheng would explain the current implementation of VR in detail and identify some key issues, e.g. scalability and update issues. Then he would talk about how the recent VR improvement works to address some of these issues. Finally Sheng would talk about future improvement plan of VR.

Speakers
avatar for Sheng Yang

Sheng Yang

Sr. Software Engineer, Citrix
He has been working on CloudStack for the last 3 years, focusing on networking infrastructure, especially Virtual Router. Sheng has joined Cloud.Com before Citrix's acquisition. Before that, Sheng was a Linux kernel developer in Intel, working on KVM/Xen hypervisor support. He has made presentation at KVM Forum 2008 about Intel VT-x technology, and several meetups about CloudStack.


Thursday April 10, 2014 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Molly Brown

4:20pm

Making the move from IaaS to IaaS+
The cloud market has evolved to the point where it’s no longer enough to just offer virtual machines by the hour. Developers are demanding more, and the largest clouds in the world are providing it. Users expect services like Database-as-a-Service, Cache-as-a-Service and Queue-as-a-Service. These types of services are now the new bar for cloud operators, and represent a shift from basic IaaS to IaaS+. In this talk, we will discuss the increasing pace of innovation around higher value services in the public cloud market, and how this impacts your cloud (be it public or private).

Speakers
avatar for Chip Childers

Chip Childers

Technology Chief of Staff, Cloud Foundry Foundation
A proven DevOps visionary and leader. Before coming to the Foundation, Chip was vice president of Product Strategy at CumuLogic. He spent more than 15 years in engineering leadership positions within the service provider industry including work with SunGard Availability Services and Qwest Solutions. He has served on the board of directors for the Distributed Management Task Force; and is a member of The Apache Software Foundation.


Thursday April 10, 2014 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Confluence A

4:20pm

Using and Understanding Xen4CentOS
Xen Project Evangelist Russ Pavlicek will discuss how to use the Xen Project hypervisor on top of CentOS.

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 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 →


Thursday April 10, 2014 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Lawrence A

4:20pm

CloudStack and Ansible - Cloud Era Configuration Management
Ansible is the new kid on the block in the configuration management world, but it's rapidly gaining a dedicated following due to it's simplicity, versatility and power. Paul will take a look at configuration management in general for the newbies and then look at the use of Ansible in a CloudStack oriented cloud environment, with real examples.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Angus

Paul Angus

VP Technology, ShapeBlue Ltd
Paul is VP Technology / Cloud Architect for ShapeBlue and an Apache CloudStack Committer. He consults to a number of large service providers and enterprises. In is responsible for ShapeBlue's technical strategy. Paul has spoken at every CloudStack Collaboration Conference as well as speaking for Ansible at a number of events. Paul has worked with clients such as Centrica, Orange Telecom, SAP, Slovak Telecom, Paddy Power, Sky, TomTom and British... Read More →


Thursday April 10, 2014 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Horace Tabor

4:20pm

Supporting Palo Alto Networks Firewalls in CloudStack
The CloudOps/Palo Alto Networks team have been working on a new feature for CloudStack to support the Palo Alto Networks firewall natively in CloudStack.

By leveraging CloudStack extension points, this project will allow configuring a Palo Alto Networks firewall as a service provider to override services typically offered by CloudStack’s virtual routers, such as Ingress/Egress Firewall rules, Source NAT, Static NAT & Port forwarding.
Orchestration of the CloudStack features implemented by the Palo Alto Networks firewall are handled entirely through the CloudStack UI/API. This includes the automation of the build up and tear down of isolated guest networks and IP management for the associated network.

Speakers
SA

Syed Ahmed

CloudOps
I am currently a student Persuing Masters at McGill university. Prior to my masters, I worked as a software developer at Citrix where I worked on the Netscaler TCP/HTTP team. During my internship at CloudOps during the last fall, I developed the support for SSL termination for Cloudstack using Netscaler. I am passionate about virtualization and IaaS software and hope to do research in the same field.


Thursday April 10, 2014 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Molly Brown

5:00pm

Onsite Evening Reception
Thursday April 10, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Confluence Foyer
 
Friday, April 11
 

8:00am

Continental Breakfast
Friday April 11, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Confluence Foyer

9:00am

Keynote: The HOW of CloudStack in the Enterprise - Arjan Eriks, Director Cloud Services, Schuberg Philis

CloudStack as a Cloudproduct is mature. It is amazing to see that people that love this product were able to get to this level. CloudStack is being used by ISPs, system integrators and also enterprises. The big corporates however seem to be hesitant on using CloudStack. Why is that? And what can we do about it.


Speakers
AE

Arjan Eriks

Schuberg Philis
In IT for 20 years, 1st 10 working for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, second 10 for Schuberg Philis. An international Mission Critical Outsourcing provider. Currently me and my teams focus on innovation in the IaaS and PaaS areas. Next to that we try to boost open source and communities like CloudStack and the Devops Days. For all the rest, please check our github. In private life proud father of three (2 boys and 1 girl) and happily married... Read More →


Friday April 11, 2014 9:00am - 9:30am
Confluence Ballroom

9:30am

Break
Friday April 11, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
Confluence Foyer

10:00am

Enabling NetScaler SSL functionality in CloudStack 4.3
The CloudOps team has been working on a new feature for CloudStack to support SSL certificates in load balancing natively from CloudStack.*

NetScaler is a popular load balancer in the makring, offering SSL off-loading support. Although the NetScaler is supported in CloudStack, the SSL off-loading feature is not enabled and has been a widely requested feature. We will provide this functionality by leveraging the existing APIs for configuring load-balancers and adding few other new APIs for certificate management. We are building this for Netscaler but the API will be extensible to be used with other load-balancers which provide this service as well.

The presentation will outline the project objectives, approach, solution overview, demo and use cases.

Speakers
SA

Syed Ahmed

CloudOps
I am currently a student Persuing Masters at McGill university. Prior to my masters, I worked as a software developer at Citrix where I worked on the Netscaler TCP/HTTP team. During my internship at CloudOps during the last fall, I developed the support for SSL termination for Cloudstack using Netscaler. I am passionate about virtualization and IaaS software and hope to do research in the same field.


Friday April 11, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am
Molly Brown

10:00am

Key Design Considerations for Your Cloud Storage
Whether you are a service provider looking to deliver cloud services or an enterprise looking to build a shared infrastructure/private cloud, the topic of storage is likely one of your top design challenges. There are quite a few approaches to building cloud storage and numerous point solutions to consider. So, where do you start and what questions should you be asking? In this session we will cover architectural topics including:

Accommodating multiple workloads
Building a scalable infrastructure
Data protection strategy impact on overall design
Monitoring and management needs

Speakers
MT

Mike Tutkowski

CloudStack Developer, Solidfire
Mike Tutkowski develops software for the Apache Software Foundation's CloudStack project to help drive improvements in its storage component and to integrate SolidFire more deeply into the product. | | SolidFire develops software that clusters standard SSD-based storage nodes together into a storage area network (SAN). The SAN was built from the ground up to support hard Quality of Service. It leverages inline compression, inline... Read More →


Friday April 11, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am
Confluence A

10:00am

Building an IaaS is easier than you think with CloudStack
While deploying a private cloud isn't for everyone, it is an option for some, and a necessity for others, like myself. I couldn't continue to deploy servers in the manner we were and needed to re-engineer things. Along came CloudStack. It started out as an idea last year and has now become the way we are going to deliver servers to our customers. We went from an unknown variable of days/weeks for customers waiting for servers to self-deployed production ready PCI compliant servers in

Speakers
KJ

Kirk Jantzer

CornerStone OnDemand
MCITP, VCP4, VCP5, RHCSA, Dell Tech Center Rockstar, IT guy, leader, blogger, cloud builder, hobby photog (Pentax), proud husband & father. 


Friday April 11, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am
Horace Tabor

10:35am

The Integration of XenDesktop with Apache CloudStack
XenDesktop is a workload that is traditionally run on baremetal or server virtualization infrastructure. Just like any workload, the advantages of the Cloud for the XenDesktop workload are obvious: elasticity, scale, self-service and on-demand capacity. This presentation describes how we adapted XenDesktop to run on Apache CloudStack — what worked well, the pitfalls and the changes necessary in XD as well Apache CloudStack for a smooth deployment.

Speakers
PH

Paul Howard

Senior Engineer, Citrix
Paul is a senior engineer with Citrix, based in the UK and working on virtual Desktops and Applications. His career with Citrix began in 2010. Since 2012 he has served as the technical lead on a project to integrate the Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp products with CloudStack.


Friday April 11, 2014 10:35am - 11:05am
Molly Brown

10:35am

Ceph and Cloudstack: Integrating the Ceph Block Device into your Cloudstack Deployment
Not too long ago the idea of an open source solution competing with proprietary storage products was laughable. But today, many enterprises are realizing that the incredibly expensive and closed nature of existing storage giants is making the market ripe for an open source storage technology like Ceph to rise to dominance.

While Ceph has certainly become a favorite for cloud implementers world wide, there are still some questions about the Ceph architecture and how it integrates with CloudStack. In this talk, you’ll learn how to take advantage of features such as thin provisioning, snapshotting, cloning, and more by integrating Ceph’s Block Device with CloudStack to provide a back end for your primary storage. This presentation will equip Cloudstack architects and administrators with the knowledge necessary to integrate Ceph into a new or existing Cloudstack implementation. 

The audience is anyone interested in configuring Ceph and Cloudstack to work together. Attendees can expect a reference architecture and directions for implementing Ceph in their Cloudstack deployment.

Speakers
IC

Ian Colle

Inktank
Ian Colle is the Director of Engineering at Inktank, the company delivering Inktank Ceph Enterprise. Prior to Inktank, he held positions in Intel’s High Performance Data Division and Whamcloud’s High Performance Computing team. He lives in Golden, CO and is an avid trail runner who thinks running up the sides of mountains is an enjoyable way to exercise.


Friday April 11, 2014 10:35am - 11:05am
Confluence A

10:35am

CloudStack In Production
Paul will give examples of real public and private CloudStack use cases, describing elements such as the network design, the infrastructure design and the hardware used as well as the features of CloudStack which have been leveraged to achieve the client’s objectives.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Angus

Paul Angus

VP Technology, ShapeBlue Ltd
Paul is VP Technology / Cloud Architect for ShapeBlue and an Apache CloudStack Committer. He consults to a number of large service providers and enterprises. In is responsible for ShapeBlue's technical strategy. Paul has spoken at every CloudStack Collaboration Conference as well as speaking for Ansible at a number of events. Paul has worked with clients such as Centrica, Orange Telecom, SAP, Slovak Telecom, Paddy Power, Sky, TomTom and British... Read More →


Friday April 11, 2014 10:35am - 11:05am
Horace Tabor

11:10am

Job-oriented VM state synchronization in CloudStack
Several major pain-points of the old model are discussed, these pain-points drive the major motivation for CloudStack to look for a more loose-coupled model for future evolutions. A job-oriented processing model is presented, the new model decouples the in-place monolithic synchronization process into individual job-oriented context-aware synchronization processes, which provides an eventually consistent VM state picture between CloudStack and underlying hypervisors in a loosely-coupled fashion. The necessary underlying supporting facilities on message bus, job scheduling, how to make the switch with minimal impact to large legacy code base and future work for performance optimization are also discussed.

Speakers
KY

Kelven Yang

Principal Software Engineer, Citrix
I'm one of the early members of the engineering team at Cloud.com before the acquisition of Citrix, have been working on various areas of CloudStack development, including works on a client-less AJAX console solution, VMware integration to CloudStack, CloudStack management server clustering, effort of rolling out Spring Framework into CloudStack, and VM state synchronization model refactoring. etc.


Friday April 11, 2014 11:10am - 11:40am
Molly Brown

11:10am

The new Cloud Stack - CloudStack, Xen and GlusterFS
In the past, using GlusterFS as the backend storage for CloudStack, Xen or other cloud technologies was fairly simple, although difficult to scale. The operator would simply mount GlusterFS, and then direct their virtualization or cloud management platform to the mount point, just as they would to any local filesystem.

However, this method, while simple, proved not to scale for virtual block storage workloads. Over the past year, Gluster engineers have been developing an integration layer that would allow GlusterFS to perform better in these situations. This talk is about the result of that effort, libgfapi, and how it has been used to enable integration with the Xen hypervisor, CloudStack, OpenStack Nova, and a number of other software stacks. Learn how to benefit from this library as a developer and operator.

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.


Friday April 11, 2014 11:10am - 11:40am
Confluence A

11:10am

Going From Legacy To Cloud Native
Businesses are moving to a world where speed, agility, and rapid innovation is a requirement; IT must adapt to this changing world. Next-gen companies, such as Facebook and Twitter live in that new world of distributed and cloud native applications, but more traditional companies and their IT must learn do the same. In this session, a Cloud Architect from Rackspace will talk about what he is seeing in the real world and what companies are doing to make this important transition from legacy to cloud native applications.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Delp

Aaron Delp

Technical Solutions Director, SolidFire, SolidFire
Aaron Delp is the Director of Technology Solutions for SolidFIre specializing in the creation of OpenStack, CloudStack, and VMware based cloud solutions.  | | Prior to SolidFire, Aaron was the Sr. Director of Technical Marketing for the Citrix Cloud Platforms Group where he led the generation and publishing of reference architectures, technical documentation, competitive intelligence, and field enablement content. In addition, Aaron led... Read More →
KH

Kenneth Hui

Open Cloud Architect, Rackspace
Kenneth Hui is an Open Cloud Architect with Rackspace. His passion is to help IT deliver value to their users through collaboration, Cloud Computing, and automation. His responsibilities at Rackspace includes helping to drive adoption of OpenStack as the Open Cloud Platform of choice. Ken blogs about Cloud Computing and OpenStack at http://cloudarchitectmusings.com and at http://www.rackspace.com/blog. He also speaks regularly at conferences... Read More →


Friday April 11, 2014 11:10am - 11:40am
Horace Tabor

11:45am

CloudStack Identity and Access Management
Currently CloudStack provides very limited identity and access management (IAM) services with three major drawbacks. First, there is no way to create additional roles with customized permissions except those out-of-box account types with pre-baked access control. Second, some resource types like network, affinity group, project have hard-coded access control logic in the code. Third, we have to create specialized dedicated APIs to grant resource permission. In this presentation, Prachi and Min will discuss the IAM plugin currently under development using a standard IAM service architecture. This new IAM plugin will address above mentioned limitations and allow CloudStack to securely control access to resources for your users while accounting for their domain hierarchy. In addition, it also provides flexibility to integrate with other third-party IAM implementations.


Speakers
MC

Min Chen

Citrix
Min Chen is a committer of Apache CloudStack project and has been working on CloudStack since joining Citrix late 2012. Her development work mainly focuses on API, database schema and orchestration layer, specifically, API entity modelling and view representation, storage controller plugin framework, object store integration with CloudStack. She joined from Citrix from Zynga and BMC, where she has worked on other proprietary IAAS and SAAS... Read More →
PD

Prachi Damle

Citrix Systems, Inc
Prachi Damle is a committer on the CloudStack project and works at Citrix. She has been working on CloudStack since 2010 and loves to work with this great community. Her development mainly focuses on the API and business layer of CloudStack, especially the CloudStack orchestration layer, VM placement strategies and EC2 integration.


Friday April 11, 2014 11:45am - 12:15pm
Molly Brown

11:45am

Bringing Netapp Data ONTAP & Apache CloudStack Together
In this session, David will cover the basics of Clustered Data ONTAP and how it lends itself beautifully for the cloud.  The talk will describe what a Storage Virtual Machine is, how Non-Disruptive operations are provided natively by the operating system, and how Quality of Service can be applied at the Primary Storage or VM level.  David will introduce the Virtual Storage Console for Apache CloudStack and provide a demo to showcase the different integration points between NetApp and Apache CloudStack.  In closing, the presentation will cover a reference architecture on Citrix CloudPlatform powered by Apache CloudStack running on NetApp’s FlexPod.

Speakers
DL

David LaMotta

Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp
David La Motta is a Technical Marketing Engineer at NetApp, who has been involved with CloudStack since October, 2012.  He is the architect for the Virtual Storage Console (VSC) for Apache CloudStack, bringing 17 years of software engineering experience to the table.  During the past 6 years, David has participated in and led similar integration products at NetApp, albeit directly at the hypervisor level... Read More →


Friday April 11, 2014 11:45am - 12:15pm
Confluence A

11:45am

Don’t break the glass! In case of emergency...
In the last few moments you’ve realized a horrible mistake has occurred within your cloud - what do you do? This talk will cover real-life experiences (minus the yowling and swearing) on how to save as much as possible from complete destruction. This talk will be focusing on undocumented methods to recover as much as possible - from somebody who has brought VMs back from “Expunge,” but has also had to make the call to the customer to inform that their data was lost.

The intention of this talk is something for you to become familiar with and have on-hand when the stuff hits the fan.

Speakers
avatar for John Kinsella

John Kinsella

Founder and CTO, Layered Insight
John Kinsella is the Founder CTO of Layered Insight, a container security startup based in San Francisco, California. His nearly 20-year background includes security and network consulting, software development, and datacenter operations. John is on the board of directors for the Silicon Valley chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance, and has long been active in open source projects, including recently as a contributor, member of the PMC and... Read More →


Friday April 11, 2014 11:45am - 12:15pm
Horace Tabor

12:15pm

Lunch
Friday April 11, 2014 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Food Truck Pavilion

1:15pm

My Experience Writing a 'Disaster Recovery Orchestration Solution' on top of CloudStack
- My experience writing Citrix proprietary service "Disaster Recovery Orchestration Solution" on top of CloudStack. It implements replicating (and later on synching up with the latest changes) CloudStack VM object along with all its data (networking rules, secondary ips for VM's nics, userdata, etc) from one Availability Zone to another, without direct DB modification, using just CloudStack APIs. The service can be used as a part of Disaster Recovery Solution if deployed with partner products for actual storage data replication. Although the component code is not an open source, I think the feature high level architecture design overview as well as the pitfalls I've faced/overcame while writing integration component on top of CloudStack, can be useful.

Speakers
AP

Alena Prokharchyk

Software Developer, Citrix, CloudPlatform Group
My name is Alena Prokharchyk, I work as a software developer for Citrix, CloudPlatform group. I've been a developer for CloudStack since 2009. Joined cloud.com (former vmops) as 8th employee, so participated in product development almost from the very beginning. My previous speaking experience is limited to presenting inside Citrix; max auditory - 50 people. | | Twitter account: https://twitter.com/Lemonjet | LinkedIn account... Read More →


Friday April 11, 2014 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Horace Tabor

1:15pm

Does Your Infrastructure Zone Match Your Application Workload?
Not every application workload is created the same. Different application workloads demand different underlying infrastructure designs. Mixing the wrong application workload with an improperly designed infrastructure zone can lead to less than ideal performance or worse, unexpected downtime. In this presentation Aaron will cover common application demands and the corresponding matching infrastructure required in an Apache CloudStack Zone design. A lab demonstration will also be included so there is always the possibility this could go horribly wrong.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Delp

Aaron Delp

Technical Solutions Director, SolidFire, SolidFire
Aaron Delp is the Director of Technology Solutions for SolidFIre specializing in the creation of OpenStack, CloudStack, and VMware based cloud solutions.  | | Prior to SolidFire, Aaron was the Sr. Director of Technical Marketing for the Citrix Cloud Platforms Group where he led the generation and publishing of reference architectures, technical documentation, competitive intelligence, and field enablement content. In addition, Aaron led... Read More →


Friday April 11, 2014 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Confluence A

1:15pm

CloudStack Jenkins setup
This talk is about the Jenkins setup(s) we are using to run our builds. Our current Jenkins setup is getting quite complex with a variety of jobs running on several slaves. Additionally there are various other Jenkins setups that are doing their own builds and functional test streams. With this talk the aim is to provide a clear overview over what is where and discuss some ideas for future expansion on our setup. The future expansion will also cover the ideas to allow vendors to connect to our Jenkins to enable us to run functional tests against their equipment and still maintain a central overview of all tests

Speakers
HT

Hugo Trippaers

Mission Critical Engineer, Schuberg Philis
The power of open source communities lies in the willingness to share knowledge: when people with different backgrounds work together, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. | | As a mission critical engineer I have been working for Schuberg Philis for the past seven years. My main focus is the Apache CloudStack-project, where I am one of the members of the Project Management Committee. In this project I get to combine the two... Read More →


Friday April 11, 2014 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Molly Brown

1:50pm

Automatic workload Management in the clusters Managed by CloudStack for efficient host Management.
CloudStack manages hypervisor hosts as clusters. It will deploy the vm's to ensure proper hosts capacity are used max. Due to some operations by user on vm's like stop/migrate/destroy hosts usage in the clusters will be in inefficient state.
To solve this issue we can have a new Manager who will regularly checks host capacity and implement Server Consolidtion by taking the actions:
1. Live migrate the vm's if possible along with storage. Migrate them such that hosts are fully utilized.
2. After redistributing the vm's Shutdown the hosts which are empty.
3. When load is getting increased,power-on the hosts remotely by WOL(Wake On Lan) mechanisam.

Speakers
avatar for Rajesh Battala

Rajesh Battala

Senior Software Engineer, Citrix
Rajesh works as a Senior Software Engineer with Citrix. He is an active contributor to Apache CloudStack and even demonstrated Cloudstack at Foss 2012 and ApacheBarCamp Bangalore. With extensive experience and a varied skill set, Rajesh contributes to and works on multiple projects. He actively participates in conducting the cloudstack meetups. He also worked on Virtualization products in Novell Cloud Manager, PlateSpin Recon etc. and was a... Read More →


Friday April 11, 2014 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Horace Tabor

1:50pm

Making your first CloudStack cloud successful
Embracing new technologies can be challenging, and with cloud orchestration the number of disciplines involved can make for a steep learning curve. In this session we'll cover some key areas which make cloud design different from traditional virtualization highlighting areas where decisions can have a direct impact on the economics, scalability and performance of your cloud initiatives.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Mackey

Tim Mackey

Senior Technical Evangelist, Black Duck Software
Tim Mackey is a technical evangelist with Black Duck Software, and was most recently the community manager for XenServer. Tim has held roles in mission critical engineering, performance monitoring and large scale data center operations. He has spoken globally on a variety of topics, and at well known events such as OSCON, CloudOpen, Interop, CA World, Cloud Connect, USENIX LISA and the CloudStack Collaboration Conference.


Friday April 11, 2014 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Confluence A

1:50pm

Towards an automated testing environment
CloudStack automated testing has been a topic of widespread discussion and with every release cycle, its need has become more and more apparent. In this talk, Amogh will present a design and a prototype to allow for testing CloudStack in an automated, continuous way. The main focus of this talk will be around setting-up the infrastructure from scratch so as to run CloudStack. This allows every test run to be isolated from the previous one. The talk will give an overview of how the different tools used come together, and go over some of the challenges faced while getting a prototype environment up and running.

Speakers
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Amogh Vasekar

Citrix
After graduating with a Masters in Computer Science from Stanford, I have been working with Citrix on the CloudStack project. Previously, I was employed at Yahoo in India for about 2.5 years working on Hadoop and related technologies. I am currently working on building products at a layer above CloudStack to enable businesses to adopt and migrate easily to CloudStack. Additionally, I have been working on security related fixes for CloudStack. I... Read More →


Friday April 11, 2014 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Molly Brown

2:25pm

Challenges in developing a true SaaS Cloud Mobility platform
Over the past year we have developed and deployed a SaaS Cloud Mobility platform that enables OEMs and Cloud operators to reduce the friction of onboarding Enterprise customers at scale: by using our Open API users can migrate large volumes of servers 'as-is' to any cloud target (we currently support vCloud and vSphere, AWS, Openstack and Cloudstack as targets - and any combination of physical, virtual and cloud source servers).

In this talk, we'd like to share the challenges that we have faced in developing our system, how we've solved some of them and what opportunities this opens to both developers (who can build third-party clients against our API) and operators (who can use our SaaS to accelerate Cloud adoption).

We are also planning to open-source our core Model software and we'll be seeking feedback from the community as to the best way to do so.

Speakers
avatar for Marco Massenzio

Marco Massenzio

VP of Engineering, RiverMeadow Software
Marco Massenzio is VP of Engineering at RiverMeadow Software and is responsible for development of the RiverMeadow Cloud Migration SaaS.Before joining RiverMeadow, Massenzio was Vice President of Engineering at SnapLogic where he led the team responsible for developing the first truly multi-tenant, cloud-based Enterprise integration-platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS). Prior to SnapLogic, Massenzio was Senior Engineering Manager at Google where he... Read More →


Friday April 11, 2014 2:25pm - 2:55pm
Horace Tabor

2:25pm

Troubleshooting Apache CloudStack environments
Apache Cloudstack is a high-availability Infrastructure as a Service cloud management platform. Because of the complex architecture and various components involved, troubleshooting can be challenging. This talk helps administrators understand, troubleshoot, and solve common issues they may face during implementation and maintenance of CloudStack, especially in networking-related areas such as VLANs and Security Groups. Since troubleshooting frequently requires analyzing log files, this talk will also help make sense of the logs and include real-world examples.

Speakers
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Kirk Kosinski

Cloud Architect, ShapeBlue
Kirk has worked professionally with Linux for nearly a decade in capacities including systems administration and support. For the last five years he has focused on cloud computing. He is a committer and active community member for the Apache CloudStack project, and until recently provided enterprise support for it as Senior Escalation Engineer at Citrix Systems. He has presented sessions about CloudStack and other topics at Meetups and... Read More →


Friday April 11, 2014 2:25pm - 2:55pm
Confluence A

2:25pm

Making TOSCA Simple on CloudStack
TOSCA (Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications) is an emerging standard for modeling complete application stacks and automating their deployment and management. In this session we’ll discuss what TOSCA is all about, why it makes sense in the context of CloudStack, and how we can take it farther up the stack to handle complete applications, both during and after deployment, on top of CloudStack.

Speakers
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Yaron Parasol

VP of Product Management, GigaSpaces
Yaron Parasol is the VP of Product Management at GigaSpaces, managing Cloudify . He has more than seven years of experience in enterprise software product management with special interest in IT management and monitoring, DevOps, cloud computing as well as in-memory and grid computing.


Friday April 11, 2014 2:25pm - 2:55pm
Molly Brown

2:55pm

Break
Friday April 11, 2014 2:55pm - 3:15pm
Confluence Foyer

3:15pm

CloudStack EC2 interface
CloudStack has an EC2 interface within it's source code. It is written in Java and closely tied to the native API server. It causes issues in terms of build and packaging. In this talk we will present a new CloudStack EC2 interface written in Python that can be installed separately from CloudStack. It is lightweight, easily hackable and extendable. We will demo the new interface and propose that the current CloudStack EC2 API be removed from the source and that this new interface be used instead.

Speakers
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Sebastien Goasguen

Founder, skippbox
Sebastien is a long time open source contributor, maintainer on Kubernetes Helm and author of the Docker cookbook. He recently founded Skippbox which offers application life-cycle solutions for Kubernetes apps.


Friday April 11, 2014 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Horace Tabor

3:15pm

CloudStack Networking Considerations
Paul will be presenting an introduction into CloudStack's networking models and the design considerations to be made when implementing networks within CloudStack. The presentation will be based on real-world experience of CloudStack deployments.

Speakers
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Paul Angus

VP Technology, ShapeBlue Ltd
Paul is VP Technology / Cloud Architect for ShapeBlue and an Apache CloudStack Committer. He consults to a number of large service providers and enterprises. In is responsible for ShapeBlue's technical strategy. Paul has spoken at every CloudStack Collaboration Conference as well as speaking for Ansible at a number of events. Paul has worked with clients such as Centrica, Orange Telecom, SAP, Slovak Telecom, Paddy Power, Sky, TomTom and British... Read More →


Friday April 11, 2014 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Confluence A

3:15pm

Managing Apache CloudStack Releases
In this presentation, Animesh Chaturvedi will share his experience as release manager for Apache CloudStack 4.2 and 4.3 release. Animesh will discuss the current release management process, the accomplishments , the challenges and discussion of the next steps.

Speakers
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Animesh Chaturvedi

Citrix
Animesh Chaturvedi works for Citrix Systems. Animesh was the Release Manager for Apache CloudStack 4.2 and is the release manager for Apache CloudStack 4.3.


Friday April 11, 2014 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Molly Brown

3:50pm

Docker - an implementation in CloudStack
Docker has brought remarkable attention to the open source cloud computing community and is rapidly growing to become an expert Linux container solution. It is also considered as a potential component in building open source cloud computing PaaS solutions. In this presentation, Tuna will show an approach to using Docker as a new hypervisor in CloudStack with a variety of features, discuss several approaches in integrating Docker to CloudStack and develop the idea of how Docker can help to build PaaS solutions on top of CloudStack. 

Speakers
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Nguyen Anh Tu

Skippbox
Nguyen Anh Tu (Tuna) - an open source cloud computing follower and an Apache committer. My interests include Virtualization, Containerization, Clustering, DevOps, SDN, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS.


Friday April 11, 2014 3:50pm - 4:20pm
Horace Tabor

3:50pm

Supporting OpenDaylight in CloudStack
This talk is about the word done to support OpenDaylight in CloudStack. In this talk i will discuss the technical hurdles that we had to overcome, but mainly focus on how two emerging project can work together in the true open source spirit to get something like this done.

The talk will be about:
Technical implementation of the OpenDaylight plugin
Changes made in open daylight to accommodate the plugin
Community interaction with the open daylight community
Where to go from here.

Speakers
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Hugo Trippaers

Mission Critical Engineer, Schuberg Philis
The power of open source communities lies in the willingness to share knowledge: when people with different backgrounds work together, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. | | As a mission critical engineer I have been working for Schuberg Philis for the past seven years. My main focus is the Apache CloudStack-project, where I am one of the members of the Project Management Committee. In this project I get to combine the two... Read More →


Friday April 11, 2014 3:50pm - 4:20pm
Confluence A

3:50pm

Heart Bleed & CloudStack
Speakers
avatar for John Kinsella

John Kinsella

Founder and CTO, Layered Insight
John Kinsella is the Founder CTO of Layered Insight, a container security startup based in San Francisco, California. His nearly 20-year background includes security and network consulting, software development, and datacenter operations. John is on the board of directors for the Silicon Valley chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance, and has long been active in open source projects, including recently as a contributor, member of the PMC and... Read More →


Friday April 11, 2014 3:50pm - 4:20pm
Molly Brown

4:25pm

Open Cloud Networking with Juniper Contrail + Cloudstack
Hybrid cloud is becoming a reality as IP-enabled network virtualization and network service delivery across interoperable and federated tenant networks continues to accelerate.  Policy-based cloud network automation with Juniper Contrail software empowers cloud tenants with self-service provisioning while enabling enterprises and diverse operations teams to quickly scale and manage federated virtual networks and services across existing IP VPN infrastructure.  Seamless integration of the Contrail network overlay solution with Cloudstack offers customers a mature solution to quickly deliver mission-critical cloud services on multi-tenant enterprise services platforms that extend within and across IP-enabled clouds.

Speakers
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Milan Markovic

Director, Product Management, Juniper Networks


Friday April 11, 2014 4:25pm - 4:55pm
Horace Tabor