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Thursday, October 29 • 9:50am - 10:30am
Exploring Magnum and Senlin Integration for Autoscaling Containers

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Magnum provides container as a service, and Senlin provides clustering as a service to support autoscaling; therefore, to achieve autoscaling for container, it seems straightforward to simply integrate the two services. However, on closer inspection, many issues become apparent.  For example, an administrator would be concerned with scaling the host cluster, while a user would think about scaling the containers.  The different policies from the two levels of scaling may interact in unexpected ways.  Monitoring data for containers and load balancing to containers may require additional support.  Some container managers such as Kubernetes may offer native support to autoscale containers, while other managers such as Swarm may not and require external autoscaling support.  Users may want to autoscale with or without heat template.
To explore these issues and look for best practices, we conduct a POC in integrating Magnum and Senlin.  In this talk we present the results of our POC effort and the new features and enhancements for both projects that we have identified as part of this integration effort.  

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Hongbin Lu

Software Engineer, Huawei Technologies
Hongbin is currently a Software Engineer in Huawei Technologies. He is an active contributor of OpenStack, developer/core reviewer of OpenStack Magnum project. He has implemented several key features for Magnum Liberty release, including Mesos integration, HA kubernetes bay, metric notification, smart scale down, etc.. His expertise including container related technologies, OpenStack infrastructure, and application deployment and management.
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Ton Ngo

Senior Developer, IBM
Ton Ngo is a senior developer at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab, building cloud solution for customers for the past 8 years using IBM cloud orchestration products. Since the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong, he has been working on Heat, focusing on improving support for template troubleshooting and translating TOSCA template to HOT. Currently he is working on Magnum, focusing on load balancer, autoscaling and networking for container. Previously, he was... Read More →
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Julio Ruano

Senior Software Engineer, IBM
Julio Ruano is a Senior Software Engineer in the IBM Cloud Architecture and Technology organization. In his current role, Julio is responsible for contributing to OpenStack around technologies that are focused on cloud management and orchestration. He is an active contributor to the Heat, Heat- Translator, Senlin, and Magnum projects. Julio received an M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004.
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Qiming Teng

Research Scientist, IBM
I have been working on virtualization technologies since 2005, though this is the first time I get myself involved in an open community. It has been an exciting experience so far where I can work with so many talents around the globe, all with different backgrounds, interests, expertise.

Thursday October 29, 2015 9:50am - 10:30am

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