Hybrid Openstack Clouds: CERN Research Project Aims to Solve Federation for the Real World
With the growth and adoption of OpenStack, the real possibility of federating multiple clouds is emerging. But are the software and the community ready for this? What are the real use cases for a hybrid OpenStack cloud?
Come and hear how CERN is working with Rackspace to develop solutions for connecting multiple OpenStack clouds, and how a hybrid cloud can help further CERN important research into the origins of the universe.
Tim Bell, Manager of Infrastructure for CERN, and Toby Owen, Head of Technical Strategy for Rackspace, will discuss their joint Openlab research project into federation of OpenStack clouds. They will explain the problems they are aiming to solve with federation, potential architectures and blueprints that will guide the research project, current progress, and future plans.
Infrastructure Services Manager, CERN
Tim is currently responsible for the team at CERN that manages the operating system and infrastructure services. He previously worked as a Unix kernel developer at IBM and managing large-scale Unix production deployments and services for Deutsche Bank. As part of CERN's data centre expansion, Tim has been involved in the implementation of the CERN private cloud and is a member of the OpenStack management board and user committee.
Head of Technical Strategy, Rackspace, Rackspace
As the Head of Technical Strategy for Rackspace International, Toby is responsible for ensuring the organization has technical capabilities to cover current and future roadmap commitments, to represent Rackspace to the international analyst community and technology industry, and lead the technical go-to-market strategy for new International markets. Toby has been with Rackspace for four years, and has over 17 years experience in IT, across leadership, product development, technical, and... Read More →
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