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Wednesday, November 19
 

8:00am

Registration
Wednesday November 19, 2014 8:00am - 5:00pm
Valetta Foyer

9:30am

Tutorial: Championing CloudStack Development with Tools - Rohit Yadav, ShapeBlue
We the CloudStack developers are hackers and artists. A good artist invests good time on his tools and a good hacker creates new tools that can help people. This tutorial will showcase on using some of the best practices that the author has learnt along with the community over the last two years while developing CloudStack; in this tutorial the author will discuss best practices when setting up development environment, using a text editor or IDE (IntelliJ Idea vs. Eclipse), git (branching, feature dev, merging etc.), using maven build system, developing in Java and Python, debugging ACS using Java debugging tools, contributing patches to ACS, using ReviewBoard/JIRA/Confluence, using marvin, DevCloud (Xen & KVM), cloudmonkey, vagrant/VirtualBox, simulator, linters (check styles etc.), etc.

Wednesday November 19, 2014 9:30am - 12:30pm
Krudy Room

9:30am

Tutorial: Chef and CloudStack - Michael Ducy, Chef
This lab will teach attendee how to get started using Chef, the open source automation platform, with CloudStack. Attendees will learn how to provision new instances in CloudStack using knife, write recipes for Chef, and how to automate these instances using Chef recipes. 

Speakers

Wednesday November 19, 2014 9:30am - 12:30pm
Jokai Room

9:30am

Tutorial: ShapeBlue CloudStack Bootcamp
This fast paced hands-on course will give you the core skills needed to build and operate your CloudStack™ cloud. Our instructors all have real-world CloudStack™ implementation experience and are regular contributors to the Apache CloudStack™ project. The course is a combination of instructor led learning and hands-on labs and is a cut-down version of ShapeBlue’s commercially available CloudStack bootcamp course.

Delegate Experience and Technical Ability
Students should have the following skills in order to attend this course: 
  • Experience using the Linux CLI
  • General experience of networking and visualization 

Laptop Requirements (for classroom based courses)
To participate in our hands-on labs, we ask students to bring a laptop that meets the following requirements: 
  • Windows, MAC or Linux Laptop
  • 4GB RAM (8GB preferred)
  • 30 GB Free Disk Space
  • x64 Architecture with Hardware Virtualisation enabled
  • 64Bit OS
  • Web Browser – IE, Chrome, Safari or Firefox are suitable
  • Latest version of Oracle VirtualBox
  • SSH client such as Putty, Cygwin or native OSX Terminal are all suitable
  • A PDF reader for displaying the lab guides
  • Free of any Corporate IT Polices which would prevent any of the above functioning correctly

Wednesday November 19, 2014 9:30am - 5:30pm
Kond

10:30am

Coffee Break
Wednesday November 19, 2014 10:30am - 10:55am
Valetta Foyer

12:30pm

Lunch
Wednesday November 19, 2014 12:30pm - 1:25pm
Valetta Foyer

1:30pm

Tutorial: Cloudify presented by Uri Cohen, Gigaspaces
Speakers

Wednesday November 19, 2014 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Krudy Room

1:30pm

Tutorial: CloudStack Ecosystem - Sebastien Goasguen, Citrix
Following on the tutorial available on-line at http://codac.co , this tutorial will feature advanced recipes in the cloudstack ecosystem. We will see how to deploy advanced workloads (hadoop, open shift) in the cloud using Ansible and how to use Vagrant to develop locally and deploy remotely.

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 November 19, 2014 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Jokai Room

3:00pm

Coffee Break
Wednesday November 19, 2014 3:00pm - 3:25pm
Valetta Foyer

6:30pm

Attendee Reception held jointly with ApacheCon Europe
Wednesday November 19, 2014 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Ötkert Christ Street 4th
 
Thursday, November 20
 

8:00am

Coffee and Registration
Thursday November 20, 2014 8:00am - 5:00pm
Valetta Foyer

9:00am

9:15am

State of the Union - Hugo Trippaers, Schuberg Philis & VP, Apache CloudStack
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 →


Thursday November 20, 2014 9:15am - 9:30am
Grand Ballroom

9:30am

CloudStack Works - Sebastien Goasguen, Citrix
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.


Thursday November 20, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom

10:00am

Pulling Back the Curtain - CloudStack's Use in Private and Community Clouds - Chip Childers, CumuLogic
CloudStack might be best known for it's deployments within the service provider industry, but the adoption of CloudStack for private and community clouds has led to some fascinating user stories. We don't hear as much about CloudStack's use within private clouds, perhaps because the platform is so foundational yet easy to implement. But don't be fooled, organizations around the globe are relying on CloudStack to be the core of their agile infrastructure strategy. Come pull back the curtain…

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 November 20, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom

10:30am

Coffee Break
Thursday November 20, 2014 10:30am - 11:00am
Valetta Foyer

11:00am

Demos - CSForge, NuvlabBox, Cloudify, Nuage Networks and more….Moderated by Tim Mackey, Citrix
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 November 20, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom

11:45am

Storage Panel Discussion - Mike Tutkowski, SolidFire (Moderator); Geoff Higginbottom, ShapeBlue; Pierre-Luc Dion, CloudOps; Wido den Hollander, 42on
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)
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Geoff Higginbottom

CTO, ShapeBlue
Geoff is CTO of ShapeBlue Ltd, a leading CloudStack implementation specialist. Geoff has designed numerous Apache CloudStack and Citrix CloudPlatform Cloud Infrastructures, for both Public and Private Cloud use cases. Geoff regularly speaks at the CloudStack European User Group, and has both presented and participated in expert panels at CloudStack Collaboration Conferences held in Las Vegas in 2012, Santa Clara and Amsterdam in 2013. I am an... Read More →
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Wido den Hollander

PCextreme B.V.
Wido is a Ceph trainer and consultant with 5 years of Ceph experience. Co-founder of PCextreme B.V., a Dutch hosting company where CloudStack and Ceph is used for their public and private cloud offering called "Aurora". | | Integrated Ceph (RBD) into CloudStack and still maintains the integration.
avatar for Mike Tutkowski

Mike Tutkowski

Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire
Mike Tutkowski is a Senior CloudStack Developer at SolidFire (now part of NetApp). Mike develops software for the Apache Software Foundation's CloudStack project. He is experienced in CloudStack storage, a member of the Project Management Committee for the Apache CloudStack project, and plays a critical role in developing and expanding SolidFire's integration with CloudStack.


Thursday November 20, 2014 11:45am - 12:30pm
Grand Ballroom

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday November 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Valetta Foyer

1:30pm

2:15pm

PaaS Panel Discussion - Uri Cohen, GigaSpaces; Colin Humphreys, CloudCredo, and Marc-Elian Bégin, sixsq Moderated by Sebastien Goasguen, Citrix
Moderators
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.

Speakers
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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 →
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Colin Humphreys

Biography coming soon.


Thursday November 20, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom

3:00pm

Coffee Break
Thursday November 20, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Valetta Foyer

3:30pm

Demos Part II - Tim Mackey, Citrix (Moderator) - Nuage Networks, CSForge, NuvlabBox, Cloudify and more...
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 November 20, 2014 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom

3:45pm

Networking Panel Discussion - Prodosh Banerjee, Safe Swiss Cloud; Scott Sneddon, Nuage Networks; Chiradeep Vittal, Citrix; Alex Mattioli, Interoute & Hugo Trippaers, Schuberg Philis
Speakers
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Prodosh Banerjee

Safe Swiss Cloud
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Alex Mattioli

Chief Architect VDC, Interoute
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Scott Sneddon

Scott Sneddon is Principle Solutions Architect at Nuage Networks in Mountain View CA where he spends most of his time evangelizing the benefits of Network Virtualization and Software Defined Networking. Previous experience includes Chief Solutions Architect at Vyatta Inc, an innovator in Network Virtualization; Consulting Engineering positions at Juniper Networks where he contributed to Cloud designs at IBM, AT&T, France Telecom, and Telstra... Read More →
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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 →


Thursday November 20, 2014 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom

4:30pm

Going Forward with Apache CloudStack - Mark Hinkle, Citrix
Speakers
avatar for Mark Hinkle

Mark Hinkle

Senior Director of Cloud Computing Community, Citrix
Mark Hinkle is a passionate open source advocate who currently serves as the Senior Director of Cloud Computing Community at Citrix Systems Inc. where he is responsible for their open source cloud computing efforts with the CloudStack and Xen open source projects. Previously he was the VP of Community for open source ISVs Cloud.com (acquired by Citrix in July 2011) and Zenoss and the former Editor-in-Chief of LinuxWorld Magazine He writes... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom

5:15pm

Booth Crawl & Happy Hour
Thursday November 20, 2014 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Valetta II
 
Friday, November 21
 

8:00am

Coffee and Registration
Friday November 21, 2014 8:00am - 2:00pm
Valetta Foyer

9:30am

Extending CloudStack Using Plugins and Events - Rohit Yadav, ShapeBlue
CloudStack is also a platform for developers and users to build/extend solutions on top of it. This presentation will review different techniques to extend CloudStack, build/extend solutions on top of it and integrate with external vendors solutions. It will cover brief overview of ACS architecture and codebase, development techniques using plugin, HTTP APIs, events, Thrift (not public yet); case study on ApiDiscovery plugin that CloudMonkey uses; example of integrating a fictitious vendor solution (architecture) with ACS; walkthrough on writing a plugin, its tests, integration to ACS codebase by approaching community, sharing specs and getting code/patches reviewed/merged; discussion on AMQP queues, events and how to setup/develop/test using RabbitMQ; Walkthrough on writing consumer & using events to implement an example; Future work and scope, Q&A.

Speakers
avatar for Rohit Yadav

Rohit Yadav

Software Architect, ShapeBlue
Rohit Yadav is a Software Architect with ShapeBlue and has been an Apache CloudStack committer for past two years. He has contributed and worked on various parts of CloudStack such as API layer, database, accounts, networking, virtual router and systemvms, build system, plugins and had primarily authored CloudMonkey and published DevCloud2. He has previously worked at Wingify, Citrix, CERN, and was a Google Summer of Code student for VideoLAN. He... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 9:30am - 9:55am
Dery/Mikszath Room

9:30am

Guaranteed Storage Performance - Mike Tutkowski, SolidFire
This session will talk about the challenges of guaranteeing storage performance in a cloud and how by leveraging the latest enhancements to CloudStack with SolidFire, storage administrators can deliver consistent, repeatable performance to 10s, 100s or 1,000s of application workloads in parallel. We'll review the CloudStack enhancements in detail, outline the management benefits they provide and discuss common go-to-market approaches.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Tutkowski

Mike Tutkowski

Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire
Mike Tutkowski is a Senior CloudStack Developer at SolidFire (now part of NetApp). Mike develops software for the Apache Software Foundation's CloudStack project. He is experienced in CloudStack storage, a member of the Project Management Committee for the Apache CloudStack project, and plays a critical role in developing and expanding SolidFire's integration with CloudStack.


Friday November 21, 2014 9:30am - 9:55am
Petofi Room

9:30am

Simulator: Test CloudStack Without Using Any Real Hypervisor - Koushik Das, Citrix
The simulator is a powerful tool that allows developers to test/debug CloudStack without using any real hypervisors. Apart from the positive scenarios, it simplifies testing the negative scenarios by injecting faults and delays based on some recent enhancements. New scenarios like user VM high-availability, retry logic during VM deployment etc. can now be tested using the simulator resulting in better code coverage and thereby improving the overall quality of the product.

Speakers
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Koushik Das

Apache CloudStack Developer, Citrix
Apache CloudStack committer and member of the CloudStack development team @Citrix


Friday November 21, 2014 9:30am - 9:55am
Arany Room

9:30am

BT: Operating Globally, Delivering Locally with Citrix CloudPlatform - Blake Connell, Citrix
How do you deliver tailored clouds that meet stringent local compliance regulations but can be managed holistically on a global basis? BT is proving you can do just that with BT Cloud Compute and Citrix CloudPlatform. BT Global Services is a world leader in managed networked IT services with customers in more than 170 countries. BT Global Services delivers BT Cloud Compute as an enhanced service that gives organizations the ability to build powerful ‘pay as you go’ cloud solutions they can access with consistent levels of quality and security wherever they are expanding. Available across 4 continents, BT Cloud Compute serves more than 300 customers. BT selected Citrix CloudPlatform because of its open platform, competitive pricing, scalability, multi-hypervisor support and proven performance in large scale cloud deployments.

Speakers
avatar for Blake Connell

Blake Connell

Director of Product Marketing, Cloud Platforms, Citrix Systems, Inc.
Blake Connell is Director of Product Marketing in the Citrix Network, Cloud and Service Provider Group.


Friday November 21, 2014 9:30am - 9:55am
Krudy/Jokai Room

10:00am

Working on a Skyscraper in the Early Years of the XX Century - Miguel Ferreira, Schuberg Philis
Apache CloudStack (ACS) is one of the best-of-breed in the current IaaS landscape. However, despite its high functional quality, its technical quality (the one you observe when you look "under the hood") is bellow industry average. Miguel Ferreira was initiated in ACS development in the early days of 2014 and presents, in this talk, his perspective, as a newcomer, on how it felt to him like he was working on a skyscraper in the early days of the XX century, without safety-net, nor rope. Together with his former colleague Dennis Bijlsma (SIG), they dived into the code of ACS to find evidence to support a change in the way ACS is maintained, that combines the best of modern software engineering practices and cutting-edge innovation. Miguel proposes that the ACS community take charge of keeping to the highest standards in software technical quality, while continuing to foster creativity.

Speakers
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Miguel Ferreira

Mission Critical Engineer, Schuberg Philis
My name is Miguel Ferreira and I'm currently a Mission Critical Engineer at Schuberg Philis.In the past, I've done research on formal verification of computer systems. I worked on layered approaches that combine testing, model checking and theorem proving, to reduce the feedback loops while developing formally verified software. After that, I've worked at a company specialised in software quality from the perspective of ISO 9126 (now ISO... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:25am
Dery/Mikszath Room

10:00am

Desiging a Production Ready CloudStack Cloud - Geoff Higginbottom, ShapeBlue
Geoff will share his significant experience of desiging CloudStack Clouds, summarising a tried and tested approach to what can be daunting task.

Speakers
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Geoff Higginbottom

CTO, ShapeBlue
Geoff is CTO of ShapeBlue Ltd, a leading CloudStack implementation specialist. Geoff has designed numerous Apache CloudStack and Citrix CloudPlatform Cloud Infrastructures, for both Public and Private Cloud use cases. Geoff regularly speaks at the CloudStack European User Group, and has both presented and participated in expert panels at CloudStack Collaboration Conferences held in Las Vegas in 2012, Santa Clara and Amsterdam in 2013. I am an... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:25am
Petofi Room

10:00am

Nested CloudStack with VMware - Paul Angus, ShapeBlue
Paul will take delegates through how ShapeBlue use the nested virtualisation feature of CloudStack/vSphere in order to create fully functional virtualised multi-hypervisor CloudStack environments which are used as test/dev environments and also to host ShapeBlue’s commercial training offerings. Paul will explain the networking and compute issues which have been overcome to enable this functionality.

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 November 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:25am
Arany Room

10:00am

How to Run a Bank on Apache CloudStack - Gerard de Vos, Schuberg Philis
This is a presentation on how we moved a traditional mission critical application to a platform with seemingly incompatible design principles.
What started with some back-of-the-mind ideas turned into a technological platform and way of working that, in every sense, has given us more than we bargained for.
The audience will receive a practical guide on how to deal with software stacks that weren't built with more recent operational requirements in mind.
This talk shows how we put these into practice by running an internet savings bank that next to technical requirements has to play nice with multiple vendors, regulatory requirements, corporate policies and auditors. Oh, there are day-to-day operations too and it has to serve its customers well in a competitive market.
The tools that are involved, for better or worse, include: Apache CloudStack, Linux, Oracle, Chef, Git & NetApp

Speakers
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Gerard de Vos

Mission Critical Engineer, Schuberg Philis
Gerard is a Mission Critical Engineer at Schuberg Philis and has some 15 years of experience in IT operations of which the last 8 years within mission critical environments. The work has extended from infrastructure management, via application management, into the world of development, continuous integration, continuous deployment and continuous improvement fueled by what is being shared by the devops movement. | Speaker experience includes... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:25am
Krudy/Jokai Room

10:30am

Coffee Break
Friday November 21, 2014 10:30am - 11:00am
Valetta Foyer

11:00am

Virtual Machine HA in CloudStack and Possible Improvements - Devdeep Singh, Citrix
CloudStack HA allows an end user to create virtual machines that, in the event of a physical server failure, are automatically restarted on other production servers with spare capacity. In this presentation, Devdeep will be discussing how CloudStack currently implements HA of virtual machines and how it can be configured to get a more predictable HA behavior. We'll also review how native hypervisor capabilities can be leveraged for a more robust HA functionality and how it can be done for Hyper-V and Xenserver.

Speakers
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Devdeep Singh

Apache CloudStack Developer, Citrix
Devdeep is a developer who has been working on Apache CloudStack for over 2 years. He also has experience of working on different hypervisors; namely XenServer and Hyper-V. He has previously spoken at CloudStack meet-ups in Bangalore. Devdeep is currently employed with Citrix.


Friday November 21, 2014 11:00am - 11:25am
Dery/Mikszath Room

11:00am

POD Design Without Single Points of Failure (Our Journey to the Third Generation POD) - Cees Doets, Datacenter Services
DATACENTER Services has been a CloudStack IaaS provider for over 3 years. In the early days the IaaS solution was very innovative / too innovative. We were the first CloudStack user in Europe. Our initial design failed at several points. Our second design finally gave us 100% uptime, our third design must be without single points of failure and for half the price. Our journey and the lessons learned.

Speakers
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Cees Doets

Datacenter Services
Cees Doets is responsible for DATACENTER Services, an IT company that believes that IT companies do not want manage all IT anymore. It costs too much money for investments, specialized and costly IT staff. Therefor DATACENTER Services provides IT services, like the IaaS. Before joining DATACENTER Services, Cees has been a project manager for 7 year at Achmea, a 15000 staff insurance company in the Netherlands. Before that he has been... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 11:00am - 11:25am
Petofi Room

11:00am

Test Your Cloud Like Code with cloudstack_spec - Pierre-Luc Dion, CloudOps
Automate tests of CloudStack installation and configurations with cloudstack_spec, serverspec like Rspec library. Rspec provide a nice unit test frame work for Ruby with nice output, serverspec provide tests library to test infrastructure as code. This Proof of concept provide another toolset for upgrade tests or troubleshooting.

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)


Friday November 21, 2014 11:00am - 11:25am
Arany Room

11:30am

MySQL High Availability for CloudStack - Colin Charles, SkySQL
The MySQL world is full of tradeoffs and choosing a High Availability (HA) solution is no exception when it comes to your cloud infrastructure. This session aims to look at all of the alternatives in an unbiased nature. Preference is of course only given to opensource solutions. How do you choose between: MySQL replication, MHA, DRBD, Tungsten, Galera Cluster? Do you integrate Pacemaker and Heartbeat like Percona Replication Manager? How do you get automated failover with MySQL? The cloud brings even more fun as geographical redundancy is rolled into this. This and more will be covered in a walkthrough of MySQL HA options and when you will apply them.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Charles

Colin Charles

Chief Evangelist, Percona
Colin Charles is the Chief Evangelist at Percona. He was previously on the founding team of MariaDB Server in 2009, and had worked at MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He's well known within open source communities in APAC, and has spoken at many conferences.


Friday November 21, 2014 11:30am - 11:55am
Dery/Mikszath Room

11:30am

Taming the Cost of Your First Cloud - Tim Mackey, Citrix
When starting on the journey to running a successful cloud, you will be tempted to use existing best practices in the design of that cloud. In this session we'll cover how existing "best practices" can impact the success of that all important first 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.


Friday November 21, 2014 11:30am - 11:55am
Petofi Room

11:30am

Real-World Integration Testing with Marvin - Mike Tutkowski, SolidFire
Integration testing can be an intimidating task to tackle. Where do you start? What is Marvin? What is Jenkins and how does it apply to my testing efforts? How can I leverage a virtual infrastructure to minimize the number of physical hosts that are required?

I discuss the approach I took to leveraging these tools and building an automated regression test suite for a collection of ever-growing features.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Tutkowski

Mike Tutkowski

Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire
Mike Tutkowski is a Senior CloudStack Developer at SolidFire (now part of NetApp). Mike develops software for the Apache Software Foundation's CloudStack project. He is experienced in CloudStack storage, a member of the Project Management Committee for the Apache CloudStack project, and plays a critical role in developing and expanding SolidFire's integration with CloudStack.


Friday November 21, 2014 11:30am - 11:55am
Arany Room

11:30am

Managing Your Clouds with Cloudstack-Powered Cloud Management Platforms - Ken Lee, Citrix
Market research indicates that most IT organizations have implemented pockets of private IaaS clouds, in many cases using Cloud Management Platforms (CMP). But most are not familiar with CloudStack, how it fits into their existing CMP frameworks, and how it differs from OpenStack. In this session, you will learn how CMPs bring critical cloud access management, service management, service optimization and resource management capabilities, and how Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack, delivers this today. You will leave this session understanding how CMPs are critical to managing your clouds, private or public, and how CloudStack-powered CMPs like Citrix CloudPlatform are more enterprise-ready, more customer-proven, and provide faster and more cost-effective time to value.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Lee

Ken Lee

Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Cloud Platforms, Citrix Systems, Inc.
Ken Lee is senior director of product marketing in the Cloud Platforms Group, and heads up core product marketing activities for the Citrix server virtualization and cloud orchestration & management platform products and solutions, including products such as Citrix XenServer, Citrix CloudPlatform, and Citrix CloudPortal, Business Manager and solutions such as Cloud Management Platforms (CMP), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and Desktop... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 11:30am - 11:55am
Krudy/Jokai Room

12:00pm

Enhancing Apache CloudStack Networking with Nuage Networks VSP SDN Solution - Shiv Gurunathan & Suresh Ramamurthy, Nuage Networks
In this session, we will discuss how Nuage Networks VSP enhances Apache CloudStack with virtual networking capabilities, and the value that the solution adds to Apache CloudStack. This includes a discussion on the integration of the Nuage VSP solution with Apache CloudStack and the supported features, including support for LXC containers. We will also discuss the new approach of dynamically loading the Nuage VSP plugin client. This approach enables ACS to be built without any dependency on the Nuage VSP plugin, which could be leveraged for other ACS plugins too.

Speakers
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Shiv Gurunathan

Nuage Networks
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Suresh Ramamurthy

Alcatel Lucent
Suresh is a Staff Engineer at Nuage Networks.


Friday November 21, 2014 12:00pm - 12:25pm
Dery/Mikszath Room

12:00pm

Connecting the Cloud - Simply and Efficiently - Adam Chappell, Interoute
How Interoute connected their multiple Cloud Platform-based compute clusters to their pan-European MPLS network to implement Private Cloud assurance and security, with Public Cloud flexibility and economy for customers.

Speakers

Friday November 21, 2014 12:00pm - 12:25pm
Petofi Room

12:00pm

Building a PaaS with CloudStack and Apache Stratos - Lakmal Warusawithana, WSO2 Inc
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a technology designed to make DevOps easier and allow developers to focus on application development. The PaaS takes care of provisioning, scaling, HA, and other cloud management aspects. Apache Stratos is a PaaS codebase develop in Apache and designed to create a highly productive developer environment while also supporting powerful deployment options.

In this session Lakmal will discuss the key elements of PaaS and dig deep into Apache Stratos. This will include installation top of CloudStack, deploying sample applications using puppet, showing how it can be extended to support new application containers. The session will include a demonstration of app deployment, provisioning, auto-scaling and more.

Speakers
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Lakmal Warusawithana

Director - Cloud Architecture, WSO2 Inc
Lakmal is Director - Cloud Architecture at WSO2 Inc who focuses cloud solution of WSO2 Products. Also Lakmal is vise president of Apache Stratos. Lakmal has more than 12 years of industry experience. In 2005, Lakmal co-founded the thinkCube, the pioneers in developing the next generation of Collaborative Cloud Computing products that are tailored towards Telecom operators. He oversaw the overall engineering process and focused special attention... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 12:00pm - 12:25pm
Arany Room

12:00pm

Usage Management and Billing for CloudStack - Pierre Vacherand, Amysta
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
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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.


Friday November 21, 2014 12:00pm - 12:25pm
Krudy/Jokai Room

12:30pm

Lunch
Friday November 21, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Valetta Foyer

1:30pm

Ability to Have Better Control Over First Class Objects in CS - Nitin Mehta, Citrix
Cloudstack has a set of first class objects such as virtual machine, volume, network etc.
In order for the admin to have better control over these objects, he/she needs to have the ability to add meta information to the objects and be able to expose/hide them from the end user. In addition, admin should also be able to deploy these first class resources and have the capability to expose/hide them from the end user. Nitin Mehta is going to discuss as to how is this currently possible in Cloudstack and how this ability allows a service with higher functionality to manipulate objects managed by CS.

Speakers
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Nitin Mehta

Software Developer, Citrix Systems
I am Nitin Mehta, software developer and employed at Citrix Systems in Santa Clara. I have been working on CloudStack since 2010 (version 2.0 onwards) and an Apache Committer ever since it got donated to Apache. I have majorly worked on features around storage, allocators and api components of Cloudstack. I am a Java dev and a Computer Science graduate from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT), India.


Friday November 21, 2014 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Dery/Mikszath Room

1:30pm

Troubleshooting Apache CloudStack - Joris van Lieshout, Schuberg Philis
We’ve all seen the “Unable to create deployment for… “ and “Insufficient capacity“ messages, but finding the root cause of the problem can be a bit challenging from time to time. By sharing our experiences and knowledge, hopefully itll make life a bit easier for us Apache CloudStack Ops guys. The subjects that I will touch upon are: how to read the logs and where to find them, troubleshooting system VMs, using the source code, API clients, what to tell the Dev guys and why to avoid editing the Apache CloudStack database, and why everyone should have an employee cloud.

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Joris van Lieshout

Mission Critical Engineer, Schuberg Philis
As a Mission Critical Engineer at Schuberg Philis I’m part of the IaaS team, where we handle the day-to-day operation of our own Apache CloudStack environments. I’ve been part of this team since the initial CloudStack vs. OpenStack proof-of-concept project. Throughout the years, as a team, we’ve worked our way through projects like the initial production build, the SDN implementation, storage migrations and Apache CloudStack upgrades all... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Petofi Room

1:30pm

Auto-Scale Multi-Cloud, Multi-Tenent PaaS with Open Source SlipStream - Marc-Elian Bégin, SixSq
This presentation will demonstrate the latest feature of the SlipStream open source multi-cloud PaaS solution: auto-scale. SlipStream has been able to deploy immutable complex applications over multi-cloud infrastructures for a while now. We are now able to create mutable deployments, where users can up and down the number of VMs based on KPI and pre-defined thresholds.

This opens the way to many new deployment scenarios, including peak demand adaptation, high-avalability enforcement and many more. In this presentation, we demonstrate the creation of a mutable deployment, with auto-scale capabilities. We also share best practices in terms of architecture to ensure smooth operation in scaling mode.

This presentation shows that CloudStack can be used as a flexible cloud solution in a multi-cloud and even federated scenario.

Speakers
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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 →


Friday November 21, 2014 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Arany Room

1:30pm

3D CAD in the Cloud Using CloudStack and Lean Startup - Cees Doets, Datacenter Services
This is not a technical session. This session is mainly about when and how to go to the market, using LEAN STARTUP principles. What is lean startup and how have we applied it in this case and what are the results. This talk will also address some technical/licence issue's which have been and can not be solved. E.g. CloudStack does not support GPU passthrough (4.3). Our journey and the lessons learned.

Speakers
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Cees Doets

Datacenter Services
Cees Doets is responsible for DATACENTER Services, an IT company that believes that IT companies do not want manage all IT anymore. It costs too much money for investments, specialized and costly IT staff. Therefor DATACENTER Services provides IT services, like the IaaS. Before joining DATACENTER Services, Cees has been a project manager for 7 year at Achmea, a 15000 staff insurance company in the Netherlands. Before that he has been... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Krudy/Jokai Room

2:00pm

Granular SCSI Controller Support in CloudStack Over VMware Deployments - Sateesh Chodapuneedi, Citrix
CloudStack has certain limitations in choice of virtual disk controller used for volumes attached to instance deployed over VMware. There's great need to bring in granular disk controller support and auto-detection of most efficient disk controller given guest operating system in vSphere. Will walk through current support for various virtual disk controllers in CloudStack over VMware, the limitations and need for enhancements in this area. Will cover detailed proposal addressing limitations by supporting granular SCSI disk controllers and auto detection of recommended disk controller used for volume(s) that suites best for a guest operating system in vSphere. Different types of SCSI disk controllers includes Paravirtual,LsiLogicSAS,LsiLogicParallel,BusLogic.Will talk about various levels of controller configuration like volume,instance,template and cloud. Will present upgrade scenarios.

Speakers
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Sateesh Chodapuneedi

Staff Software Engineer, Apache CloudStack Developer, Citrix Systems R&D
Apache CloudStack developer and committer working for Citrix. Major contributions are in integration of CloudStack with VMware hypervisor. Added many features including support for Cisco Nexus 1000v,VMware distributed vSwitch,live storage migration. Interested in ensuring the quality and enhancing the integration of CloudStack and VMware hypervisor.Prior to joining CloudStack project, I've worked on OpenStack and major contribution was... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Dery/Mikszath Room

2:00pm

Grumpy Guide to Cloudstack Operations - Sten Spans, Schuberg Philis
Cloudstack is the orchestrator of our Mission-Critical Cloud and can at times be a tricky beast to tame.
This talk discusses some of the difficulties we experienced during cloud operations.

Speakers
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Sten Spans

Mission Critical Engineer, Schuberg Philis
Mission-Critical Engineer at Schuberg Philis in charge of taking cloud operations and deployment to the next level | using XenServer, Chef and whatever else comes in handy.


Friday November 21, 2014 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Petofi Room

2:00pm

Making TOSCA Simple on CloudStack - Uri Cohen, GigaSpaces
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.

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Friday November 21, 2014 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Arany Room

2:00pm

How to Build an Enterprise Desktop Services (DaaS) Offering on CloudStack - Don Lafferty, Citrix
How to build an Enterprise Desktop Services (DaaS) offering on CloudStack.

Enterprises wanting to provision & broker virtual desktops on CloudStack can use virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) tools such as XenDesktop. For services providers and even enterprises wanting to build a comprehensive multi-tenant DaaS solution, per-tenant network-isolated XenDesktop Sites can be used to offer a secure multi-tenant self-service. This approach enables a much more feature rich solution than oversimplified alternatives to self-managed DaaS. This talk presents a reference architecture that relies on CloudStack networking for the isolation of discreet XenDesktop environments. Setup is automated using CloudFormation templates executed using StackMate. Isolated tenants, or individual enterprise business units, can create and manage their own full-featured XenDesktop Sites using a self

Speakers
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Don Lafferty

Citrix
Don Lafferty developed the original Hyper-V plugin for CloudStack. Prior to this, he provided the first virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for CloudStack. Recently, he has worked with colleagues to evolved this VDI work into a Desktop as a Service (DaaS) architecture for CloudStack.


Friday November 21, 2014 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Krudy/Jokai Room

2:30pm

Scaling Your Storage Using Ceph - Wido den Hollander, PCextreme
Scaling CPUs and Memory in a cloud environment isn't the biggest problem we face when deploying cloud infrastructure. Storage however is. How can you deploy mass scale and affordable storage behind your CloudStack environment to keep it scalable? Storage has always been enclosed in a black box which you bought from a vendor. Ceph is fully open source and scales into the PetaBytes. Scale your storage as you need!

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Wido den Hollander

PCextreme B.V.
Wido is a Ceph trainer and consultant with 5 years of Ceph experience. Co-founder of PCextreme B.V., a Dutch hosting company where CloudStack and Ceph is used for their public and private cloud offering called "Aurora". | | Integrated Ceph (RBD) into CloudStack and still maintains the integration.


Friday November 21, 2014 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Dery/Mikszath Room

2:30pm

psCloudstack Internals - Hans van Veen, Schuberg Philis
psCloudstack Internals (Hans van Veen, Schuberg Philis) - psCloudstack is a Powershell module which dynamicaly turns all, to the user available, Cloudstack api's into Powershell functions. This tutorial will walk through the use of psCloudstack. I will dive into the psCloudstack main functions, the installation, and the configuration. I will also show how psCloudstack can provide a full management platform for CloudStack environments. This is done using some detailed examples. A test platform (Oracle Virtualbox Appliances) and worksheets will be made available to the attendees.

Speakers
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Hans van Veen

Mission Critical Engineer, Schuberg Philis
I started working for Schuberg Philis a little over 7 years ago as Mission Critical Engineer, and my main working area is NetApp storage and Windows servers. With 30+ years of IT experience, of which 20+ years as systems programmer and systems manager in OpenVMS environments, I developed a set of programming and scripting skills which help me maintaining mission critical environments. I achieve this by automating (scripting) management and... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Petofi Room

2:30pm

A Real World Outlook on Hybrid Cloud: How and Why - Thomas Orozco, Scalr
Often praised for cloudbursting, failovers and disaster recovery, hybrid-cloud sounds ideal on paper: if one of your clouds is unavailable or over capacity, transfer the load to another one!
But it is critical to understand that hybrid cloud is not the panacea to your availability and capacity problems. In fact, hybrid cloud is only a tool to address those problems; one that should be wielded carefully, as there are more wrong ways to deploy across hybrid cloud infrastructure than there are right ways.

In this talk, we will seek to answer the following questions:
In practice, which use cases are well-suited for hybrid cloud?
Is it truly economical to “own the base and rent the spike”?
What are the challenges an organization should expect to face when deploying hybrid cloud infrastructure?
Are availability and capacity the only benefits of hybrid cloud?

Speakers
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Thomas Orozco

Developer Relations, Scalr
Thomas Orozco leads developer relations at Scalr. An experienced developer and business consultant, Thomas brings real world experience from a leading global consultancy helping clients implement cloud technologies. Thomas is at the coalface with Scalr users every day, helping them get the most from their multi-cloud deployments.


Friday November 21, 2014 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Arany Room

2:30pm

Enhance Manageability of Your Desktop and Apps Environments With CloudStack-Powered Desktop Cloud Solution - Kailas Jawadekar, Citrix
IT organizations are now looking to realize the benefits of private cloud for their desktops and apps environments by deploying their XenApp/XenDesktop workloads in a private desktop cloud environment.

Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp with Citrix CloudPlatform powered by Apache CloudStack provide the only desktop cloud provisioning solution to deliver mobile, secure access to a complete collection of app and desktop virtualization. Learn about how desktop and apps administrators can:
.Simplify desktop and apps deployments and management
.Optimize capacity and reduce upfront and ongoing costs
.Improve XenDesktop and XenApp scalability with agile and rapid on or off-premises deployment
.Enhance app and desktop experience and availability

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Kailas Jawadekar

Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Citrix Systems Inc.
Kailas Jawadekar is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager - Cloud Platforms Group at Citrix | | As a Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Kailas is focused on positioning Citrix as the go to leader for any organization looking to build, manage and deploy cloud infrastructure and solutions and is responsible for driving the adoption and success of Citrix's core cloud product portfolio which includes CloudStack/CloudPlatform, CloudPortal, XenServer, and... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Krudy/Jokai Room

3:00pm

Coffee Break
Friday November 21, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Valetta Foyer

3:30pm

Global Poster Session: Managing DNS, Shared Networks & Hardware Load Balancing on CloudStack - Fernando Carolo, Globo.com
Globo.com has built a private cloud using CloudStack and created plugins to manage DNS zones, shared networks and hardware load balancing using their existing tools. We have opened the source for both our management tools and plugins and invite everyone to know more about how they work, watch some demos, give feedback and contribute.

Speakers
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Fernando Carolo

Senior IT Manager, Globo.com
Fernando Carolo works at Globo.com, the internet branch from Grupo Globo, the largest media group in Latin America. He helped build some of the most popular web sites in Brazil and is currently in charge of the private cloud project at Globo.com.


Friday November 21, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm

Global Poster Session: A Policy Driven Approach to Software Defined Networking - Scott Sneddon, Nuage Networks
We are a few years into this technological revolution called “Software Defined Networking”. In this session we will discuss the progress that we’ve made, as well as where today’s SDN solutions fall short. Then we’ll introduce a powerful Policy Driven approach to networking that allows for abstraction of network services into a model that is simple for DevOps and Cloud teams to consume. Finally, we will discuss industry activities that are driving towards a framework for Policy Driven Software Defined Networking, and discuss a model that CloudStack could adopt.

Speakers
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Scott Sneddon

Scott Sneddon is Principle Solutions Architect at Nuage Networks in Mountain View CA where he spends most of his time evangelizing the benefits of Network Virtualization and Software Defined Networking. Previous experience includes Chief Solutions Architect at Vyatta Inc, an innovator in Network Virtualization; Consulting Engineering positions at Juniper Networks where he contributed to Cloud designs at IBM, AT&T, France Telecom, and Telstra... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm

Global Poster Session: Adding UI to SSL functionality in CloudStack 4.3 - Pierre-Luc Bisaillon, CloudOps
CloudOps presented the SSL support at the last CloudStack Collab in Denver. The team would now like to present the UI portion of this work.

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


Friday November 21, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm

Global Poster Session: AutoScaling in CloudStack - Nguyen Anh Tu, FPT Software Company
Currently Apache CloudStack supports Autoscaling with Citrix Netscaler. Last year, in CCCEU13, Tuna had already introduced an altenative solution, which called a native solution, running only with XenServer without any hardware dependency. This hacking happened in version 4.4. In this presentation, he is giving another talk to sum up the autoscaling feature in CloudStack and giving an introduction for a new version of the native autoscaling supporting for both XenServer and KVM. This module is re-structured by spliting up Load Balancing and Monitoring services.

Speakers

Friday November 21, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm

Global Poster Session: BI & Predictive Analytics for Cloud Infrastructure - Madan Ganesh Velayudham, ActOnMagic
Actionable insights out of data generated from CloudStack is made easy with ActOnCloud. In this session, I will demo how to
  • Classify understand your customers/users deeply and act-on high-risky, valued customers/users
  • Understand/slice and dice your entire cloud and act-on in-efficiencies
  • Understand capacity and proactively order your capacity to meet the demand
  • Assess where you are with investments and act-on recommendations to accelerate your ROI

Speakers
avatar for Madan Ganesh Velayudham

Madan Ganesh Velayudham

Founder & CEO, ActOnMagic
Madan is an entrepreneur, innovator and seasoned project management professional in the area of Cloud Service Brokerage, IaaS, PaaS, Private Cloud, Predictive Analytics and Server technologies. | | | | Madan is the Founder & CEO of ActOnMagic. ActOnMagic provides complete visibility into and control over customer, business and operational challenges for cloud service providers and consumers.


Friday November 21, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm

Global Poster Session: Bring the Power of Xen Project to Your Cloud - Tim Mackey, XenServer
The Xen Project hypervisor (also known as "Xen") is at the core of multiple virtualization options. In this session you'll learn the current forms of "Xen", how they currently exist in CloudStack with an eye to future developments. So whether you consume "Xen" in XenServer, Oracle VM or natively in Linux, the power of Xen Project is with you in CloudStack.

Speakers
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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 November 21, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm

Global Poster Session: Deep Dive into Security Groups in Cloudstack - Jayapal Uradi, Citrix Systems
Cloudstack isolation using security groups is different from the Advanced zone isolated network. The firewalling functionality in case of isolated networks is done by VR. Incase of security groups packet filtering happens on the host(hypervisor). This paper explores how security groups get configured on the host when basic zone network is created. It also explores the implementation of security grouops using the linux iptables, arptables and ebtables. 
It also discusses: 
  • The dynamic changes in security group rules during VM life cycle 
  • Secure access of VMs using the ingress/egress. 
  • Configuring multiple SGs for same VM 
  • How to debug the security group rules

Speakers

Friday November 21, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm

Global Poster Session: Discover the ‘API Discovery’ Plugin - Hans van Veen, Schuberg Philis
CloudStack offers over 450 api's which can help you managing your cloud environment, and there are several tools/clients available using these api's (like CloudMonkey, Libcloud, etc.) The growing number of api's, the changes to existing api's and the 'complexity' of using them might put you of, but there is no reason for that. Using the listApis "API Discovery plugin" (available since Cloudstack V4.1.0) can reduce all of this to a minimum. This presentation will show you how to call the listApis api, the results returned, and how these results can be used to generate code for all other CloudStack api's available to you. Using Windows Powershell, you will be shown how the api is used to dynamicaly create functions of all api's you are entitled to use.

Speakers
avatar for Hans van Veen

Hans van Veen

Mission Critical Engineer, Schuberg Philis
I started working for Schuberg Philis a little over 7 years ago as Mission Critical Engineer, and my main working area is NetApp storage and Windows servers. With 30+ years of IT experience, of which 20+ years as systems programmer and systems manager in OpenVMS environments, I developed a set of programming and scripting skills which help me maintaining mission critical environments. I achieve this by automating (scripting) management and... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm

Global Poster Session: Exoscale: 3 Years With CloudStack in Production - Antoine Coetsier
Numbers and fun facts with cloudstack used in production for a public cloud offering in Switzerland. The architecture around Cloudstack for building a product.

Friday November 21, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm

Global Poster Session: From Infrastructure Orchestration to Proactive DevOps - Sharone Zitzman, GigaSpaces
Today, the most common use of DevOps is generally to automate setup or deployments of complex systems. For example, when deploying an application to Cloudstack, automating the provisioning of resources (e.g. VMs, networks, block storage volumes), and installing the right components on top of these. Automation, however, can be leveraged for advanced orchestration and automation on many levels. Where it really becomes interesting, and where you can really take your business to the next level, is with monitoring of the entire system, and ultimately, what you do with the monitored data. This session will dive into the different types and levels of monitoring and metrics you can use when deploying your applications to Cloudstack, and how you can leverage this data to reach the ultimate goal of a self-sustaining system.

Speakers

Friday November 21, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm

Global Poster Session: Guaranteed Storage Performance - Mike Tutkowski, SolidFire
In this session Mike will discuss guaranteed storage performance on primary storage in CloudStack Environments using SolidFire. They will discuss how SolidFire's CloudStack storage plugin enables dynamic provisioning and automation to guarantee performance to hundreds or thousands of workloads and tenants. They will discuss the use of traditional storage tagging in combination with fine-grained Quality of Service (QoS) on both root and data disks.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Tutkowski

Mike Tutkowski

Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire
Mike Tutkowski is a Senior CloudStack Developer at SolidFire (now part of NetApp). Mike develops software for the Apache Software Foundation's CloudStack project. He is experienced in CloudStack storage, a member of the Project Management Committee for the Apache CloudStack project, and plays a critical role in developing and expanding SolidFire's integration with CloudStack.


Friday November 21, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm

Global Poster Session: NuvlaBox: Cloud-in-a-box and Hybrid turn key Cloud Appliance - Marc-Elian Bégin, SixSq
Cloud computing is now largely recognised as a game changer in the IT space. However, the complexity and costs involved in most private cloud deployment project is overwhelming to most non IT minded SME. The same observation can be made to several larger organisations.

In this presentation, we present the NuvlaBox, a turnkey cloud appliance, able to dramatically simplify the usage of cloud. Powered by CloudStack and SlipStream, NuvlaBox delivers PaaS and IaaS capabilities, wrapped in a fan-less PC. The NuvlaBox is built out of open source software, giving great freedom to users, as well as ability to extend the solution.

In this presentation, we explore the architecture of the box’s software, as well as several use cases, from trivial VM deployments, to more advanced multi-VM application provisioning. We conclude with a live demonstration of how such an appliance can be used.

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 →


Friday November 21, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm

Global Poster Session: Open Source Cloud Application Platform - Andrews Medina, Globo
tsuru is a fully open source, component oriented, cloud based application platform. It allows developers to focus on developing, testing and deploying software in an easier way, without worrying about infrastructure, operating system, networking and any other machine setup details.

When compared to others platform as a service (PaaS) solutions, tsuru stands out for its ability to handle failures gracefully. Its stack is completely open source and it supports a great deal of extensibility,
also it is integrated with some IaaS platforms (CloudStack, EC2) which allows tsuru scale and provision itself, alongside with being used in large scale production environment.

It is designed so that its components are easy to replace, most of the communication between components happens through interfaces, and replacing a component is as simple as providing an alternative implementation for the interface.

tsuru also provides an extensible service architecture, where suppliers can provide their services to application developers. This is how an application would use a MongoDB or MySQL database for
example.

Speakers
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Andrews Medina

Globo.com
Biography coming soon.


Friday November 21, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm

Global Poster Session: Redundant Virtual Routers for Virtual Private Clouds - Daan Hoogland, Schuberg Phillis
VPCs have a common router for several network tiers. this router performs routing obviously and can perform tasks such as firewalling and port forwarding. In general the router is vital for the operation of the networks created in the VPC. Redundancy has long been available only for regular guest networks. In this talk I will describe the implementation of RVRs for VPCs.

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


Friday November 21, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm

Global Poster Session: Replacing realhostip.com with Your Custom Domain Name - Nitin Mehta, Citrix Systems
Currently SSVM and CPVM use realhostip.com as default domains for providing some of the functionalities such as viewing console, copy template, download template/volume etc. Since Citrix is retiring realhostip.com, this talk would help understand the procedure to understand ways of customizing your cloud with your domain. It would talk about prerequisites, procedure for customizing your cloud, implementation and troubleshooting. This talk would also give alternatives such as working without using HTTPS or having a custom root Certificate authority etc. It might also include a demo with one of the examples.

Speakers
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Nitin Mehta

Software Developer, Citrix Systems
I am Nitin Mehta, software developer and employed at Citrix Systems in Santa Clara. I have been working on CloudStack since 2010 (version 2.0 onwards) and an Apache Committer ever since it got donated to Apache. I have majorly worked on features around storage, allocators and api components of Cloudstack. I am a Java dev and a Computer Science graduate from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT), India.


Friday November 21, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm

Global Poster Session: Scaling in and Scaling out using CloudStack - Harikrishna Patnala, Citrix
A service can be built which is a logical grouping of Virtual Machines so that one can manage them as a single entity. This service can be scaled accordingly which is backed up with a policy that is used to determine when to launch VMs or Scale up the VMs or terminate the VMs. In this presentation Hari will present various aspects of scale out and scale up using cloudstack and how dynamic scaling of VM is achieved.


Friday November 21, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm

Global Poster Session: Virtual Router Performance - Sowmya Krishnan, Citrix
Virtual Router (VR) is one of the most frequently used service provider in CloudStack. VR provides L2 connectivity, Routing and various other services such as Firewall, Load Balancing, ACL, NATing, VPN and so on. It is an often asked question as to what should be the configurations of VR to give the best performance for cloud applications. In this talk Sowmya will try to address these questions by identifying the various facets of VR performance under various load and topologies and with different kinds of applications. She'll also project the results of VR performance tests done with different Hypervisors and the baselines and comparisons across these different hypervisors.

She'll also talk about the different workloads to measure performance like Static NAT and LB/PF apart from tools that were used to simulate the workload under different topologies.

Speakers

Friday November 21, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm

Global Poster Session: XenServer Tips and Tricks - Marco Sinhoreli, ShapeBlue
This lecture aims to help with simple examples for an agile operation solving recurrent issues on an operation: 
  • How to troubleshoot specific problems (disks, network, SR)
  • How to increase the security (SSL, roles, etc)
  • How to handle resources on the XenServer CLI and API

Speakers
avatar for Marco Sinhoreli

Marco Sinhoreli

Managing Consultant, ShapeBlue
At ShapeBlue, I am responsible for all in-country operations in Brazil, including market development, operations and localised technical delivery. Also as my management role, I act as Lead Consultant for consumers engagements in Latin America. | My skills include Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Network, Data Center and Linux knowledge. I am Director at the Cloud Security Alliance Brazil Chapter and Chairman of the Xen User Group Community... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom