Orchestration for Public Cloud: The Experience of Running Heat at Rackspace
One year ago in Portland, the developer community declared intent to create a native, open, and declarative DSL for Heat (the OpenStack Orchestration service), and mature the project to the point of wide adoption across the OpenStack ecosystem. In the past year, the project has significantly matured and is now accessible to customers on one of the largest public clouds in the world. In this talk, we will share our experiences on:
.1) operationalizing and running Heat as a public cloud service for customers
.2) dominant usage patterns and customer feedback (related to improvements we hope to drive back into Heat)
.3) deployment architecture overview and CI/CD pipeline (e.g. Using Heat to deploy Heat), including multi-engine horizontal scale (a Rackspace developed feature contributed to Heat)
.4) Template catalog and Meta-data Service value to customers, and the roadmap for developing this in Glance
.5) integration with software configuration management and optimizing experiences around specific tools like Chef
Director, Rackspace Managed Hosting
Keith Bray runs software development and engineering operations for Platform Services at Rackspace. In his four years as a Racker, Keith has helped launch the company's Cloud DNS, Cloud Databases, and Cloud Orchestration products, held positions in Product Management, and has led software development efforts for Cloud Sites and Cloud billing. Prior to joining Rackspace, Keith worked in Austin, TX, as employee no. 5 for a successful startup company called Wireless Valley Communications. There, he... Read More →
Senior Software Developer
Randall Burt is a Senior Software Developer and services architect for the Rackspace cloud who has been instrumental in launching new services at Rackspace. After spending years contracting for the government, Randall joined Rackspace with a passion to contribute to open source technolgies and advance cloud computing. Randall has been the anchor of the software development team for Rackspace deployment orchestration and deployment management services. Randall is a core reviewer of the... Read More →
Tuesday May 13, 2014 4:40pm - 5:20pm
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