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OpenStack Summit Sydney: Booth Babes & the Aptira Agenda

By 28/10/2017 April 20th, 2019 No Comments
OpenStack Summit Australia: Aptira Solutionauts

The OpenStack Summit Sydney is almost here, and we’re sending our Solutionauts from all over the world to be a part of it. Come see us at booth A3 for a chat, some swag, and to win some great prizes. We’ve also got a range of sessions taking place during the conference, so be sure to add these to your agenda.

If you haven’t yet registered, use the code APTIRA10 to get 10% off your summit pass. We hope to see you all there!

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Mon 6 , 1:30pm-2:10pm: Australia vs the Rest of the World: A discussion on how OpenStack compares down under.


Level 3 Convention Center – Cockle Bay Room 1

In this session, industry leaders from Australia and abroad will discuss how OpenStack adoption in Australia compares to the rest of the world. Topics include:Mon 6 , 1:30pm-2:10pm: Australia vs the Rest of the World: A discussion on how OpenStack compares down under.
Level 3 Convention Center – Cockle Bay Room 1

In this session, industry leaders from Australia and abroad will discuss how OpenStack adoption in Australia compares to the rest of the world. Topics include: The Amazon effect on open source cloud business models OpenStack and the Edge: how much hype, how much substance? The largest challenges facing the OpenStack community today The cultural and organisational changes needed to drive innovation Whether Australia is progressive or conservative in cloud technology adoption.

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Mon 6 , 3:10pm-3:50pm: Selling OpenStack! Secrets from the User Groups
Level 3 Convention Center – C3.6

Introducing OpenStack into an organization and making a successful deployment requires selling its capabilities and illustrating its attractiveness. This can be difficult in a world of glitzy marketing from commerical offerings. What’s the secret to getting new users and organizations into the OpenStack fold as cloud operators, developers, and partners?The regional OpenStack user groups are on this front lines. Every day they’re working to showcase OpenStack and grow the user base. What are these groups doing to entice individuals to join the OpenStack movement? Which of their techniques can you use to ignite interest?We’ve gathered the Australia, San Jose, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, and Women of OpenStack user group organizers to ask this exact question. Let’s hear how they’re growing the OpenStack user base.

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Mon 6 , 4:20pm-5:00pm: Privsep: what is it and operational impacts 
Level 4 – C4.10

oslo.privsep has been around for a while now, and is already used in the os-vif and os-brick libraries. In Queens, Nova is starting the transition from sudo or rootwrap to using privsep for all its privilege escalation needs.Let’s start with a brief primer on privsep and why we’re making the move, and then discuss possible operational impacts of the new world order.

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Tue 7 , 1:50pm-2:30pm: Metadata, User Data, Vendor Data, oh my!
 Level 3 Convention Center – Cockle Bay Room 2

Nova supports 3 types of instance metadata via config drive and the metadata API: user data, system metadata and vendor data. There are caveats in Nova’s metadata that deserve exploring: user data has size limits, and is only useful to the API caller who made the boot request; metadata is modelled largely on what Amazon EC2 provided several years ago, and hasn’t been updated in a while; and, there are a few known security issues that the Operations community needs to be aware of when deploying the metadata server.Finally, recent releases of Nova have added support for a “vendor data” service, which allows Operators to provide information to instances about the deployment they run in, and inject information into an instance which might be unknowable to the user who requested the instance boot via the API.This talk will explore all of these aspects of the Nova metadata implementation, while providing guidelines and examples for deployment.

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Wed 8 , 5:20pm-6:00pm: Monitoring OpenStack Deployments 
Level 3 Convention Center – Cockle Bay Room 2

Kavit will share his insight into monitoring OpenStack services and deployments using several different approaches and platforms. He will identify ways to make life easier through automating the creation of service models and device templates. Finally, Kavit will show the audience how OpenStack troubleshooting can be made simpler and more efficient using these methods.The audience can except to learn about: . Alerting and Metrics and how they differ . Using your monitoring solution to forecast load trends and growth . Log collection, management and analysis . Various monitoring and alerting solutions in use with OpenStack today . Service validation . End user monitoring.

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