OpenStack, may once have been seen as the geeks’ playground but now there’s plenty of sober corporate interest these days. It is now recognised as the main game in town for non-proprietary cloud development and there are many reasons why it carries so much clout. The primary one is that it is setting the pace when it comes to open technology within a fast growing cloud world.
But the word “Open” poses a problem in the world of technology. In its simplest form, a computer system that is described as open is one that’s non-proprietary and which offers some degree of interoperability and portability, in other words it operates on a variety of platforms. It’s not quite as straightforward as that, as not every open product is quite as “open” as it should be, but that’s the theory.
OpenStack has been adopted by many organisations and many are the high profile users. For other enterprises there are a few points to consider and learn about the various cloud versions, whether the platform is enterprise-ready. Practitioners and thought leaders talk about: Adaptability • Open source • Interoperability • Difficulties of implementation • OpenStack project governance • Weak spots in some OpenStack projects • Integration with existing infrastructure.
These should be the presentations you have on the website for Data Analytics and for OpenStack in the afternoon. This means that for Data Analytics you should have only Guatam Mitra, Gergely and Richard Veryard presentations in the morning, followed by the ones below and for OpenStack you should have Suarez, Sargeant, and Tan.
Arturo Suarez, BootStack and Training Product Manager for Canonical
How much does your cloud really cost? In this talk we would cover the different delivery / consumption models of an OpenStack cloud and how to maximize the efficiency of your deployment considering both direct and indirect factors.
We would make a special emphasis on the wide range of choices within OpenStack and how that can affect the TCO.
Mark Sargeant, Bright Computing
In this presentation, Bright Computing will demonstrate how we harness OpenStack to make our business more agile and responsive. We will explain how organisations have the power to build their own private clouds, in minutes, and manage both their virtual cluster(s) as well as the physical hardware underneath - all from a single pane of glass. We will discuss how each user is able to operate their own environment with full control and direct access to their local network, and how capacity can be increased with local resources if available, or by extending into a (remote) public or private cloud if not.
Kenneth Tan, Sardina Systems
Data centre operations at scale are non-trivial tasks that very often differ vastly from operations at smaller scale. In the resource utilization area, data centre servers utilization average between 6 to 12% -- the most efficient utilization barely touches 35% (at Google). When faced with a computing capacity problem, companies just put up more servers to cater to the workload, instead of running the machines the company already has at higher utilization. This short-term solution results in ever-increasing energy consumption and escalating costs of operations.
Sardina Systems will be presenting the most advanced solution currently available and we will be discussing how to save costs, increase operations agility, increase RoI through increased server utilization, reduce servers and associated software CapEx, and enable organizations to flexibly focus on core business objectives.
Kriti Sharma, Head of Product, Real-time Analytics, Barclays and Andrew Newman, VP, Data Solutions, ligaDATA
In this talk, Kriti will cover how we Barclays solving some of the toughest big data challenges in financial services using scalable, open-source technology.She will share case studies and examples in the areas of:
Andrew will speak about Kamanja – Open Source Realtime Decisioning Engine and its applications in Healthcare and Financial Services
Jim Anning, Head of Data and Analytics at British Gas Connected Homes
Connected Homes is at the forefront of IoT in the UK. Spun out of British Gas in 2012, its expanding Hive IoT product range & its access to the largest pool of UK smart meter data uniquely positions it as a key player in the UK market. This talk will focus on the journey we've undertaken over the last 12 months to build a data platform based on open source technologies and to put in place all the building blocks to apply cutting edge data science algorithms to deliver value from our data.
Kiran Pande, Business Partner - Data Governance/Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse at Barclays
Andrew Johnson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cloud
A dark cloud and a rumble of thunder are leading indicators of rain, but what is the equivalent for API driven service clouds ? HP Cloud operations has answered this challenge by processing, in real time, 3.5+ million API requests and responses per day to provide near real time warnings of impending and current outages in HP’s Helion OpenStack Public Cloud.
In this talk I will cover the end to end design of the system, show example outputs and list the lessons learned.