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Wednesday, October 28 • 2:00pm - 2:40pm
A Cloud Architect's Toolkit : What to Expect When Taking OpenStack From Zero to Production in a Fortune-500

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War stories, learnings, and caveats to watch out for, as you and your team take OpenStack from introduction stage to mission critical production deployments in your Enterprise.  This session will have 2 or 3 speakers.

  • How best to introduce OpenStack within your Organization / Company.

  • Does it matter how the PoC (proof of concept) is done, for the OpenStack value-prop?

After working very hard, you, your team and your Director / VP have just earned a mandate from the executive leadership : "Bring OpenStack into production". Yay!  Now what? You are underwriting the private cloud story for your company. And it is a humbling realization.

  1. With the ever-elusive mandate in your hand, the bulk of the challenges may lay ahead.

  2. Starting small. Creating internal customer success story and then scaling up. White glove treatment.

  3. OpenStack Cloud distro of your choice is up and running. What's next?

  4. To hire or To build skills internally? Quickly.

  5. Integrating existing / legacy sub-systems like authentication, LDAP, AD, IPAM, DNS, DHCP.

  6. What cultural challenges to expect?

  7. How best to use real data to effectively anticipate and mitigate those challenges.

  8. Leveraging the vibrant community around OpenStack to maximize the chances of your success.

  9. Path to production. OpenStack as a unified control plane with Multiple hypervisors.

  10. Do we need to strategize around migration?

  11. Internal onboarding with Operations, Lab admins and support, and with the vendor partners.

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Joseph Sandoval

Director, Cloud Platform Engineering, Lithium Technologies, Inc
My current role is Director, Cloud Platform at Lithium Technologies. With over 20 years experience designing and deploying in the datacenter and 7 years in public cloud.  I've got involved with Openstack since 2012 and operator since 2013 as the cloud platform of choice in the... Read More →
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Amit Tank

Sr. Principal Cloud Architect
Amit Tank (@amitTank) is a Sr. Principal Cloud Architect with DIRECTV. He spends his time designing and building large scale cloud infrastructure, and leading projects and teams of technologists working towards putting OpenStack in production - while contributing the learnings back... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm JST

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