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Tuesday, October 14


Tutorial: Configuration Management and Orchestration with Saltstack - Anirban Saha, BlackRock
Configuration management and orchestration with Saltstack (Anirban Saha) - The true power of any infrastructure is unleashed only when there is complete command and control over the scale, speed, flexibility and operability of all its components. In this tutorial, Anirban Saha will demonstrate how Saltstack can achieve the same objectives, the basic architecture of Saltstack, its advantages over other alternatives and a hands-on walkthrough of Saltstack with the server and client components, which includes configuration of a small application stack, using the key features that Salt offers. Other highlights includes demonstration of additional features such as the built-in remote execution and overview of salt-cloud for cloud provisioning.


Anirban Saha

Goodgame Studios
I am a DevOps Engineer. Previously, I have held positions such as Systems Engineer and Administrator at IPsoft, InMobi, Ruckus Wireless and BlackRock. I have been extensively involved in provisioning, configuration and management of Linux, backup, storage, virtualized and cloud computing... Read More →

Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:15am - 1:05pm
Room 15


Apache Cloudstack as Cloud-Management-Environment - Claus Kalle, University of Cologne
The license costs by VMware are becoming increasingly prohibitive
values for a German university computing center. VMware Cloud Director cloud not establish itself on the market.

The open source community knows as remedy: 4 "free" virtualization management software products are on the scene for years. They promiss to setup manageable licensing costs-free virtualization environments.

As a recent example, Apache CloudStack will be presented here, which allows the management of a heterogeneous hypervisor environment with relatively little effort and promises relatively quick results.

Cloudstack deployment results in moderately higher expense and lower overall stability, which is however still acceptable for a large proportion of the "free" virtualized load at university computer centers.


Claus Kalle, University of Cologne

University of Cologne
Claus became employee in the operating system group at the Regional Computing Center of the University of Cologne (RRZK) in 1984 after studying physics. With the introduction of Internet technology in 1986 he intensified the work with UNIX. Being head of the systems group since... Read More →

Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 17


Open Source in Storage: Is it Here to Stay? - Nithya Ruff, SanDisk
There was an important article in Forbes late last year asking the question “why has open source not taken over Storage”. The article went on to say that Open Source was more computer science than engineering that was needed to support mission critical storage. I take a deeper look at the transformation that is happening in storage and examine the question of the role of open source in storage. I look at the drivers driving growth and adoption of open source in storage as well as the state of open source supply. Cover OpenStack, Object Storage, and Cloud Storage where Open Source is here to stay and address how the collaboration between commercial companies and open source and the role that consortium has played to create a datacenter ready open source.  

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Nithya Ruff

Board Chair, Linux Foundation
Nithya Ruff is a well-known and well-regarded leader in Open Source. As the Head of Comcast’s Open Source Practice, she is responsible for growing Open Source culture inside of Comcast and engagement with external communities.She is a passionate advocate for opening doors to new... Read More →

Tuesday October 14, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Room 02
Wednesday, October 15


Avoiding the 1000 Euro VM in Your First Cloud - Tim Mackey, Citrix
Today everyone is talking about clouds, and a few are building them, but far fewer are operating successful clouds. In this session we'll examine a variety of paradigm shifts IT makes when moving from a traditional virtualization and management mindset to operating a successful cloud. For most organizations, without careful planning the hype of a cloud solution can quickly overcome its capabilities and pre-existing best practices can combine to create the worst possible cloud scenario -- a cloud which isn't economical to operate, and which is more cumbersome to manage than a traditional virtualization farm.

Key topics covered include:

- Successful transition of operational and management paradigm
- How the VM density of clouds change Ops
- What it means to monitor the network in a cloud environment, at hyper-dense virtualization levels
- Preventing storage costs from outpacing

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Tim Mackey

Senior Technical Evangelist, Black Duck by Synopsys
Tim Mackey is a technology evangelist for Black Duck Software specializing in the secure deployment of applications using virtualization, cloud and container technologies. Prior to joining Black Duck, Tim was most recently the community manager for XenServer and was part of the Citrix... Read More →

Wednesday October 15, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Room 15


Where is Cloud Going - David Nalley, Citrix
The cloud space is still rapidly evolving. Every day there seems to be some new element that gets exposed. We’ve had traditional IaaS with products like Apache CloudStack, Eucalyptus, OpenNebula and OpenStack around for a few years now. PaaS is also making big waves, we have with Cloud Foundry and OpenShift. Then the tech press is captivated by a retro move with containers, and Docker in particular. Does private cloud have a future? Will we care about IaaS in a PaaS or container world? How does SDN and NFV change the landscape? Come get your questions answered. 


Wednesday October 15, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 17