We’ve just returned from a productive Project Team Gathering in Denver and it’s already time to think about the next event on schedule. That would be the OpenStack Summit in Berlin (November 15–18, 2018) for which I’ve had three talks accepted.
Find below titles, times and abstracts. Look forward to seeing you there!
Towards an Open Cloud Exchange
Today’s public cloud is dominated by a small number of massive clouds each operated and controlled by a single provider. Each of these public clouds has adopted a variety of techniques to maximize incompatibility and lock customers into their cloud.
For the last three years, the Mass Open Cloud (MOC) has been developing and deploying an Open Cloud Exchange (OCX): an alternative model of a cloud where many stakeholders, rather than just a single provider, participate in implementing and operating the cloud. We’ll describe what we have learned about secure hardware sharing and how a large-scale open cloud based on OpenStack can work, and discuss some of the significant use cases for an open cloud, namely: a true CD for open-source projects, an ecosystem of cloud services, and a public platform for AI development.
Pushing Keystone over the Edge
Every operation in OpenStack requires validating a token against the Keystone server. To have a multisite deployment, either you have one Keystone database with multiple regions, or you have multiple Keystones. Both approaches limit the operator’s ability to manage multisite deployments. How can we make Keystone actively enable edge computing instead of being a stumbling block?
In this session, we will discuss what is possible now and how that limits the multisite deployments that providers wish to pursue. We will also address what is possible by rearchitecting Keystone to better support and managing multisite deployments.
A Seamlessly Federated Multi-Cloud
Current multi-cloud architectures don’t integrate beyond the identity layer. They may allow a user to access multiple clouds with a single set of credentials, but that’s where the integration ends.
Is it possible for multiple clouds to behave like a single cloud? Can a VM seamlessly attach a volume from another cloud? Can that same VM boot from an image stored in yet another cloud? What about VMs in different clouds on the same private network without the overhead of VPN?
Join us as we explore scalability, security and edge computing use cases, and present the solution we have developed (mixmatch) and the challanges we have encountered on our quest for a seamlessly federated multi-cloud.