TechDay Toronto, ON Canada, 19 April 2016

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

75 Horner Avenue,

Unit 14,

Toronto ON M8Z 4X5

Contact:

info@canada151datacenters.com

rad@wayzinfratek.com

Commuting Instructions

The facility is at 75 Horner, Unit 14 (C151 on the window) at the corner of Judson and Horner.

Parking is available in front and back of the building. If the front is full, head North on Horner and take the first driveway (behind BlackOak) where you should find spots are available on your left (North most side of the property.)

Transit Friendly! – The Islington 110A bus drops off on that corner; walking distance from Kipling and Evans (Left on Evans, South on Horner). We are also a 20 minute walk from Mimico GO station (due West on Judson).

Canada151 Data Centers provides carrier neutral, highly redundant Colocation and Disaster Recovery services from our West Toronto facility. Our cost effective, client focused services provide a flexible alternative in a market dominated by big Telco. C151 is designed as a hybrid ready data center. Ask us what we mean!

Call for Speakers

Send us an email at events@opennebula.org and rad@wayzinfratek.com 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.

9:00-9:20: Registration and Networking

Come early to register in, enjoy complementary coffee and network with your peers. Canada151 is a secure data center facility and signing in is a requirement.

Throughout the day, our hosts Canada151 will be conducting tours of the data center for interested parties and available to chat about their partnership programs.

9:20-9:40: An Introduction to OpenNebula

Constantino Vazquez Blanco, VP of Engineering at OpenNebula Systems
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.

9:40-13:00: Hands-on Workshop

Javier Fontán, Advanced Solutions Engineer at OpenNebula Systems
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

14:00-14:20: OpenNebula in Fuze (formerly ThinkingPhones)

Khoder Shamy, Sr Infrastructure Architect at Fuze (formerly ThinkingPhones)
We will be sharing an overview on how we leverage OpenNebula open-source project in the rapidly growing global private infrastructure at Fuze. Particularly, we will highlight the self-serve and multi-tenant use-cases within our private cloud in addition to the use of cloud orchestration workflows for instances and services (OneFlow/OneGate)

14:20 – 14:40: Customizing Virtual Machine Images

Javier Fontán, Advanced Solutions Engineer at OpenNebula Systems
During this session Javier will give us some tips on how to automate the customization of VM images for your needs. Also some methods on how to optimize your images will be discussed. The tools used will be qemu-img and libguestfs.

14:40 – 15:00: Canada151 Data Centers Partner Presentation

jdam Joe Damiani, Canada151 Data Centers
Introduction to C151’s partner engagement model where we focus on cooperating rather than competing. As a Colocation focused data center, we work closely with our Cloud Partners to meet any client need. With reciprocal referral programs as was wholesale models, we pride ourselves on being a partner rather than a competitor.

15:00 – 15:30: Coffee Break

15:30 – 15:50: Docker Machine and Swarm on OpenNebula

jfontan Javier Fontán, Advanced Solutions Engineer at OpenNebula Systems
Introduction to OpenNebula’s integration with Docker Machine, or how to run dockers and swarms in your Cloud without breaking a sweat. Open discussion about what the future awaits for Docker in OpenNebula.

15:50 – 16:10: Hyperconvergence and Opennebula

varadarajan Varadarajan Narayanan, Wayz Infratek
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.

16:10 – 16:30: The Consumption Cloud Revolution

Ian 3- Square Profile Pic Ian Khan, Director of Innovation
Learn why the consumption economy is taking over flat rates. Build further on real time monitoring of everything consumed on the Cloud including services, software and hardware consumption, Cloud providers now can leverage the model to build agile, and lean monetization frameworks. Apply this to aspects such as Chargebacks, Bill back, Automation of SaaS, PaaS & IaaS to offer a unique service model to customers.
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16:30 – 17:00: 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.


Throughout the day, our hosts Canada151 will be conducting tours of the data center for interested parties and available to chat about their partnership programs.