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Thursday, October 29 • 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Motoring Ahead: OpenStack in the BMW Group's Enterprise Environment

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BMW has set high standards for innovation and efficiency in the datacenter. We had rolled out optimized automation and virtualization environments by 2011 that were best in class in the auto industry. We saw the opportunity that cloud provided and initially rolled out our own implementation. We then saw the power of a community-supported environment like OpenStack in 2014, and in the space of one year we have deployed a self-service private cloud environment with 350 cores and 40TB of storage.

In this session, we will talk about the strategies employed to roll out the OpenStack-based service and the experiences with 4 departments who have deployed some of their applications. We’ll talk about some of the things we did to make it easy for the developers (like a Jenkins continuous-build environment), and the challenges that still lie ahead especially with on-boarding of legacy applications. Attendees may also benefit from our experience with managing user expectations and training them appropriately for a self-service environment.

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Andreas Pöschl

Senior Solutions Architect, BMW AG
Responsible for Linux Architecture and Solutions since 2007, driving the RISC to x86 migration at BMW by introducing Linux with SAN, HA clusters and virtualization based on Open Source XEN. | Dealing with private cloud (IaaS) for more than 3 years now and currently responsible for OpenStack (besides Linux in general). | Holding a degree in Electronics Engineering, listening to hard rock and metal, loving to grill (especially non-mainstream... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Matsuba