Hello again from Tokyo, Japan where the second day of OpenStack Summit has come to a close with plenty of news, interesting sessions, great discussion on the showfloor, and more.
Day two started this morning with a keynote session from Mark Collier, Chief Operating Officer of the OpenStack Foundation. Mark shared several statistics and details from the newly launched Liberty release, including the fact that Neutron had overtaken Nova as the OpenStack project with the most activity. He was followed by Kyle Mestery, the project team lead (PTL) for Neutron, who provided further details and also gave an update on Project Kuryr, a service that brings container networking to Neutron. Toshio Nishiyama, SVP of NTT Resonant, then explained how NTT uses OpenStack to power their popular Goo search engine and web portal, the third largest in Japan. Additional keynotes were delivered by Scott Crenshaw and Adrian Otto of Rackspace, Kang-Wong Lee from SK Telecom, Kentaro Sasaki and Neal Sato from Rakuten, Makato Hasegawa from CyberAgent, Inc., and Angel Diaz from IBM and Jesse Proudman from Blue Box, an IBM company who teamed to deliver the final keynote of the morning.
Red Hat again had some important news as well as quite a few sessions today. In a Lenovo press release entitled Lenovo and Red Hat Expand Trusted Portfolio of Cloud Offerings, Lenovo announced “an extended strategic collaboration with Red Hat to deliver powerful IT infrastructure, automation and management capabilities including Red Hat Enterprise Linux ® OpenStack Platform and CloudForms. Building on an open and flexible ecosystem to integrate easily with existing infrastructures, Lenovo servers, storage and networking combined with Red Hat software deliver a competitive and efficient cloud platform. Engaging with two of the industry’s most trusted providers will help customers increase agility and efficiency in responding to new business opportunities and transform their cloud framework into a growth engine.”
In addition, there was a press release yesterday announcing the formation of a Ceph Community advisory board to assist the in driving the direction of open source software-defined storage technology. The advisory board launched with the goal of expanding and enhancing community participation and collaboration for the Ceph project, and working closely with the community’s technical and user committees. The charter advisory board includes Ceph community members from global IT organizations that are committed to the Ceph project, including individuals from Canonical, CERN, Fujitsu, Intel, Red Hat, SanDisk, and SUSE.
In terms of sessions, Red Hat led or jointly presented in six sessions today. In a joint session with Mirantis entitled OpenStack and Hadoop 101: Getting Your Big Data Cloud Done Right, Trevor McKay, Senior Software Engineer, helped provide an overview and roadmap of the Hadoop ecosystem, while exploring real-world benefits and ways to build out a working Hadoop/Big Data solution on OpenStack.
In another joint session, Red Hat’s Michael McCune and Chad Roberts teamed with Nikita Konovalov, a Mirantis engineer, to give a talk called This is Sparkhara: OpenStack log processing in real-time using Spark on Sahara. In the session, they examined how to configure a deployment to produce log data that can be consumed and analyzed in real-time by Spark applications, running on Sahara, the OpenStack data processing service.
In a short “brown bag” presentation during lunch, Diane Mueller delivered a talk entitled Scale or Fail: Containers on OpenStack. Containers are obviously a hot topic, and the presentation was informative and drew a large crowd.
Later in the day, Sage Weil led a session entitled The State of Ceph, Manila, and Containers in OpenStack. The talk covered the current state of CephFS support in Manila, including upstream Manila support, Manila works in progress, a progress update on CephFS itself, including new multi-tenancy support to facilitate cloud deployments, and a discussion of how he sees this impacting container deployment scenarios in an OpenStack cloud.
In another joint presentation, Red Hat’s Dan Radez and Platform9’s Kenneth Hui, led a crowded hands-on lab called Getting Started with OpenStack. In the RSVP-required workshop, the pair walked participants through an overview of OpenStack components and offered practical suggestions and resources for learning OpenStack. Demonstrating one way to get started, the two assisted workshop attendees in setting up a multi-node OpenStack cloud, using the RDO distribution.
Finally, as the day drew to a close, Fabien Boucher and Matthieu Huin, Red Hat Senior Developers, delivered a presentation entitled Software Factory: Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) on OpenStack. The two provided an overview of Software Factory, an open source platform developed and used at Red that embeds, among other tools, Gerrit, Zuul, and Jenkins. As they explained, the platform can be easily installed on an OpenStack cloud, thanks to Heat, and can perform CI/CD for customer applications.
It goes without saying that it was another busy day at OpenStack Summit. As mentioned in yesterday’s blog, a recap of Day 1, if you're here at the event, make sure to stop by our booth, located at space P7 in the exhibit hall, and learn more about Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and related products. Plus you can pick up a hat, a t-shirt, and more when you visit!
Heading up tomorrow’s schedule (Thursday) is another full day of Red Hat-related sessions. Here's an easy list for reference, and be sure to stop by:
Thursday, October 29th
We look forward to talking about OpenStack with you at our booth or one of our sessions tomorrow. Remember, for real time event updates, follow us on Twitter at @RedHatCloud or @RedHat. We’ll also post Thursday’s daily recap tomorrow by the end of the day, so keep an eye out for it. See you tomorrow for another exciting day in Tokyo!