TechDay Ontario, CA, 10 July 2015

The OpenNebula TechDays are full day events to learn about OpenNebula with a hands-on cloud installation and operation workshop, and presentations from community members and users. These events are targeted at cloud architects, data center admins, systems admins, systems integrators, DevOps architects, and solutions architect. The emphasis is to find local speakers and users to come together and talk about things that they care about most, and to share stories from their experiences using OpenNebula.

Sponsors

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Location

The TechDay will be held at

BlackBerry C

2240 University Ave. E
Waterloo, ON, Canada
N2K 0A9

A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The company trades under the ticker symbols “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.BlackBerry.com.

Call for Speakers

Send us an email at events@opennebula.org if you are interested in speaking at this TechDay and:

  • Sharing cloud use cases and deployment experiences
  • Introducing new integrations and ecosystem developments
  • Describing other related cloud open-source projects and tools

Registration

The number of seats is limited  to ensure there is plenty of opportunity for everyone to interact. We encourage everyone to register as early as possible.

Agenda and Speakers

Agenda includes a hands-on cloud installation and operation workshop, and presentations from OpenNebula community members and users.

9:00 – 9:30: An Introduction to OpenNebula

Ignacio M. Llorente, Project Director at OpenNebula
We’re moving into a world of open cloud — where each organization can find the right cloud for its unique needs. A single cloud management platform can not be all things to all people, there will be a cloud space with several offerings focused on different environments and/or industries. The OpenNebula commitment to the open cloud flows directly out of its mission — to become the simplest cloud enabling platform — and its purpose — to bring simplicity to the private and hybrid enterprise cloud. OpenNebula exists to help companies build simple, cost‐effective, reliable, open enterprise clouds on existing IT infrastructure. The OpenNebula project is really vendor‐agnostic and completely driven by users needs with features that meet real demands. The session will introduce the OpenNebula project from different perspectives, ranging from its historical milestones and main contributors to its most relevant users and the size of their cloud deployments.

9:30-13:00: Hands-on Workshop

Javier Fontán, OpenNebula Core Developer
This hands-on tutorial will give an overview of how OpenNebula is used to build and operate private clouds. The attendees will build, configure and operate their own OpenNebula cloud.

Contents

  • An introduction to cloud computing with OpenNebula
  • The architecture of the cloud
  • Planning and installing OpenNebula
  • Configuration and basic usage

Audience

The target audience is devops and system administrators interested in deploying a private cloud solution, or in the integration of OpenNebula with other platform.

Skills Gained

  • Describe the features and benefits of using virtualization and clouds
  • Describe different architectures for a cloud that can be deployed with OpenNebula
  • Deployment and basic configuration OpenNebula
  • Basic operation of an OpenNebula cloud instance

Prerequisites

No prior OpenNebula skills are required, but participants should have working knowledge of virtualization, networking and Unix/Linux systems.

Material

The workshop includes hands-on exercises to be performed using attendee’s wifi-enabled laptops with VirtualBox installed. The attendees will build, configure and operate their own OpenNebula cloud.

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 17:00: Presentations

14:00-14:30: OpenNebula is Evolving… Fast!

Javier Fontán, OpenNebula Core Developer
Ignacio M. Llorente, OpenNebula Project Director
We will discuss the new features, workflows and components that will be available in the next release of OpenNebula (4.14). We will learn about disk snapshots, accounting and showback enhancements, a big boost to our Ceph and qcow2 drivers, direct GPU access, cloning of running VMs, improvement of recovery mechanisms for VMs and many other things.

14:30 – 15:00: OpenNebula at BlackBerry

Chris Johnston, Principal Platform Architect, Cloud Team at BlackBerry Limited
Khoder Shamy, Principal Technical Lead, Cloud Team at BlackBerry Limited.
We will present our use-case of OpenNebula that facilitated building a large multi-regional and multi-tenant private cloud at BlackBerry for internal service loads. A high level overview of the different open-source building blocks of our private cloud will also be explained.

15:00 – 15:30: Hyperconvergence and OpenNebula

Varadarajan Narayanan, CEO at Megam Systems

Storage is often the bottle neck for virtualised infrastructure where customer is locked in with proprietary and expensive SAN like solutions. Hyperconvergence seems to be promising where commodity hardware can be used to provide scalable , fault tolerant infrastructure. Combining Opennebula platform with a distributed storage solution bundled with  caching with high speed SSDs seems to be good idea to offer a high performance hyperconvergent  solution. Pros and cons of distributed and centralised storage systems and performance comparison are studied here.

Call for Presentations

If you want to participate in this events and show us how you are using OpenNebula, contact us at events@opennebula.org

15:30 – 16:00: Open Space

This is a session for attendees to gather and discuss passionate questions, burning ideas, features, integrations or any topic of their choice, in an informal and tech-friendly environment, with other passionate and interested people.

There is no preplanned list of topics, only time slots and a space in one of the meeting rooms where interested participants propose topics and pick time slots.