OpenStack Summit Boston
It has just come to end - the "new" OpenStack Summit. Without Design Summit, it took place before some weeks ago as Project Team Gatering (PTG) in Atlanta. There were discussions if the OpenStack Summit is now a purely marketing event. But Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director OpenStack Foundation, didn't stop to emphasize that the summit was, is and will for developers. And so they came: more then 5000 registered attendees from 63 countries. More then 1000 organizations, an army of companies as sponsors.
Deutsche Telekom the second time as Gold Sponsor:.
And how was it? Expensive was it! In the community feedback, the Foundation had already had to accept this scolding as the Summit was to be one of the most expensive cities in the USA. At hotel prices around 300-500 dollars the night saw the budget in euros not just even better.
What did they offer? A large part of the event took place at the Hynes Convention Center. The conference center is surrounded by 4 major hotels, including the Sheraton Twin Tower, and all buildings are interconnected. So you could change dry foot in the 8 degrees cold and rainy weather between the sessions
All the talks can be found online at Youtube or the OpenStack website:
On this website, slides of the presentation are sometimes also online when the speakers have uploaded them.
The first highlight of earch Summit are, of course, the keynotes:
Jonathan Bryce sees growth in the use of OpenStack: 44% last year. 5 million CPU cores are managed by OpenStack according to the last survey. Half of the US Fortune 100 companies use OpenStack. We're now arrived in the second generation of Private Cloud. The first generation, the Hyperscale Cloud, has still turned around technologies and talents. VMWare, Eucalypthus, CloudStack and OpenStack were used for virtualization with key technologies. In the second generation of the Private Cloud, everything is now virtualized: networks, storage, containers, bare metal
Keystrokes are OpenStack, Cloud Foundy, Kubernetes and Mesos. It is more about culture and processes. The technology should be so simple that even small teams can install and manage OpenStack. Less costs, more benefits.
Not surprisingly, during his keynote, Jonathan Bryce brought two members of the User Comitee to the stage - the people who have the ear on the track. The OpenStack software is not a self-purpose. There are many software projects under the Big Tent, which are part of the OpenStack project. But what's going on when OpenStack is installed, was asked. Which application tools run on your OpenStack:
45 % Kubernetes 18 % OpenShift 18 % CloudFoundry 17 % Build our own 14 % Mesos 14 % Docker Swarm 17 % Andere
Such surveys were taken into account and the OpenSource Days were held parallel to the OpenStack Summit. Numerous software projects such as Ansible, Ceph or Kubernetes were able to thrash their fans. Just around Kubernetes there was a real hype and so almost every session, which holds something to itself, had to contain something of Kubernetes.
My focus, however, was Ansible and OpenStack Ansible and their application in the Translation Check Site
Andy is really a smart guy who has bounced the problem quickly - with speed how the whole project is moving forward.
On some sessions, he presented the project and what should be done in the near future:
OpenStack Forum is a new event form at the OpenStack Summit. In about 10 different "hackrooms", the developer were able to withdraw and discuss current problems. Also new were the OnBoarding sessions. Projects had the opportunity to welcome new team members here. Who, for example, was interested in working with OpenStack-Ansible, was taught by Andy, what is important and, above all, how to work, so that the colaboration works well.
"The Next Generation of Contributor" - the OpenStack community is set to grow. Numerous participants from Germany were also present. In the list of most visitors to Summits, we were ranked at 6th. This coincides with the origin of the users who use http://docs.openstack.org, the documentation system of OpenStack: Germany also ranked at 6th. Not surprisingly, German documentation is ranked 7th among the most-read documentaries (after English, Chinese, Japanese, French and Korean).
These metrics were presented by Alexandra Settle, PTL Documentation Team at Teammeeting of I18n.
And who knows, maybe one of the next summits in Germany will take place if we find a suitable location.
On the same day we held our presentation "Participating in Translation Makes You an Internationalized OpenStacker and Developer" :
In addition to explaining what the I18n team is doing, there is also a tutorial on how to join as a contributer and translate OpenStack in your own language.
The presentation of the new OpenStack Release Ocata has come a little short at the main presentations. If I think about past Summits, innovations were still celebrated on a larger scale. In order for project teams to identify themselves with something outside of the code, there are now the project mascots
In the Foundation Lounge there were now numerous stickers with the team mascots and so you can now recognize each team at their chosen logo, animal or plant.
But also in other projects, something has happened, which is why numerous sessions had the project updates as a topic:
With the second Interop Challenge, the Interop project group was able to put itself in a particularly good position again. Mark Collier had once again come up with some "bad things" that had to make the Ops work on their respective Cloud:
If you are interested in InterOps, you can find information on https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Interop_Challenge
Also interesting is the session by Monty Taylor on Python Shade:
In his session, he shows how server-to-server connections work in OpenStack and how to extend PythonShade (for example with their own services and APIs like the Open Telekom Cloud)
Other interesting stuff
Remotely managed Private Cloud
A new type of cloud services where provider offer remotely managed Private Cloud.
And the next big thing: Edge OpenStack, here are OpenStack instances for IoT or AR/VR/Drones in counts 2000+ instead 20+ data center/availabilty zones. Simply for reasons of latencies and data volumes, which will change rapidly in the near future.
Beth Cohen from Verizon shows use cases of Edge Computing as keynote and session:
The OTC team showed some problems of earthly nature:
Image Build as a Service- Why It Makes Sense to Build Your Own Cloud Images
If you can deploy your application at any time from a naked Ubuntu image with or without cloud-init with Puppet and / or Ansible, this is, of course, very nice in automation, but it takes time. With preconfigured images, you can be more successful.
A lot of learning at the OpenStack Summit. A whole area was OpenStack University. The Linux Academy, for example, offered training sessions that some attendees followed the whole day.
One of the topics is the Certified OpenStack Administrator, the first OpenStack certification that has existed since 2016. In addition, there was a session with numerous tips on how to pass the test and who knows, maybe one day this is part of Telekom training:
At the end a reminder on https://www.openstack.org/enterprise and the new book "Designing, Migrating and Deploying Applications", which is to order or download:
Something the read and cutting the time until the next Summit!
- Session-List: https://www.openstack.org/summit/boston-2017/summit-schedule
- Recap Superuser-Magazine: http://superuser.openstack.org/articles/openstack-summit-boston-recap-post/
- My Youtube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBYczRi39Ez77U-CBKfD7pMwtL9_p3_5f
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