OpenStack Summit Sydney preview: Red Hat to present at more than 40 sessions

The next OpenStack Summit will take place in Sydney, Australia, November 6-8. And despite the fact that the conference will only run three days instead of the usual four, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn about OpenStack from Red Hat’s thought leaders.
Red Hatters will be presenting or co-presenting at more than 40 breakout sessions, sponsored track sessions, lightning talks, demos, and panel discussions. Just about every OpenStack topic, from various services to NFV solutions to day-2 management to containers integration will be covered.

In addition, as a premier sponsor, we’ll have a large presence in the OpenStack Marketplace. Visit us at booth B1 where you can learn about our products and services, speak to RDO and other community leaders about upstream projects, watch Red Hat product demos from experts, and score some pretty cool swag. There will also be many Red Hat partners with booths throughout the exhibit hall, so you can speak with them about their OpenStack solutions with Red Hat.
Below is a schedule of sessions Red Hatters will be presenting at. Click on each title link to find more information about that session or to add it to your Summit schedule. We’ll add our sponsored track sessions (seven more) in the near future.
If you haven’t registered for OpenStack Summit yet, feel free to use our discount for 10% off of your registration price. Just use the code: REDHAT10.
Hope to see you there!
Monday, November 6


Upstream bug triage: the hidden gem?
Sylvain Bauza and Stephen Finucane

The road to virtualization: highlighting the unique challenges faces by telcos
Anita Tragler, Andrew Harris, and Greg Smith (Juniper Networks)

Will the real public clouds, please SDK up. OpenStack in the native prog lang of your choice.
Monty Taylor, David Flanders (University of Melbourne), and Tobias Rydberg (City Network Hosting AB)

OpenStack: zero to hero
Keith Tenzer

Questions to make your storage vendor squirm
Gregory Farnum

Panel: experiences scaling file storage with CephFS and OpenStack
Gergory Farnum, Sage Weil, Patrick Donnelly, and Arne Wiebalck (CERN)

Keeping it real (time)
Stephen Finucane and Sylvain Bauza

Multicloud requirements and implementations: from users, developers, service providers
Mark McLoughlin, Jay Pipes (Mirantis), Kurt Garloff (T-Systems International GmbH), Anni Lai (Huawei), and Tim Bell (CERN)

How Zanata powers upstream collaboration with OpenStack internationalization
Alex Eng, Patrick Huang, and Ian Y. Choi (Fuse)

CephFS: now fully awesome (what is the impact of CephFS on the OpenStack cloud?)
Andrew Hatfield, Ramana Raja, and Victoria Martinez de la Cruz

Putting OpenStack on Kubernetes: what tools can we use?
Flavio Percoco

Scalable and distributed applications in Python
Julien Danjou

Achieving zen-like bliss with Glance
Erno Kuvaja, Brian Rosmaita (Verizon), and Abhishek Kekane (NTT Data)

Migrating your job from Jenkins Job Builder to Ansible Playbooks, a Zuulv3 story
Paul Belanger

The return of OpenStack Telemetry and the 10,000 instances
Julien Danjou and Alex Krzos

Warp-speed Open vSwitch: turbo-charge VNFs to 100Gbps in next-gen SDN/NFV datacenter
Anita Tragler, Ash Bhalgat, and Mark Iskra (Nokia)

Tuesday, November 7


ETSI NFV specs’ requirements vs. OpenStack reality
Frank Zdarsky and Gergely Csatari (Nokia)

Monitoring performance of your OpenStack environment
Matthias Runge

OpenStack compliance speed and agility: yes, it’s possible
Keith Basil and Shawn Wells

Operational management: how is it really done, and what should OpenStack do about it
Anandeep Pannu

Creating NFV-ready containers with kuryr-kubernetes
Antoni Segura Puimedon and Kirill Zaitsev (Samsung)

Encryption workshop: using encryption to secure your cloud
Ade Lee, Juan Osorio Robles, Kaitlin Farr (Johns Hopkins University), and Dave McCowan (Cisco)

Neutron-based networking in Kubernetes using Kuryr – a hands-on lab
Sudhir Kethamakka, Geetika Batra, and Amol Chobe (JP Morgan Chase)

A Telco story of OpenStack success
Krzysztof Janiszewski, Darin Sorrentino, and Dimitar Ivanov (TELUS)

Turbo-charging OpenStack for NFV workloads
Ajay Simha, Vinay Rao, and Ian Wells (Cisco)

Windmill 101: Ansible-based deployments for Zuul / Nodepool
Paul Belanger and Ricardo Carrillo Cruz

Simplet encrypted volume management with Tang
Nathaniel McCallum and Ade Lee

Deploying multi-container applications with Ansible service broker
Eric Dube and Todd Sanders

Wednesday, November 8


OpenStack: the perfect virtual infrastructure manager (VIM) for a virtual evolved packet core (vEPC)
Julio Villarreal Pelegrino and Rimma Iontel

Bringing worlds together: designing and deploying Kubernetes on an OpenStack multi-site environment
Roger Lopez and Julio Villarreal Pelegrino

DMA (distributed monitoring and analysis): monitoring practice and lifecycle management for Telecom
Tomofumi Hayashi, Yuki Kasuya (KDDI) and Toshiaki Takahashi (NEC)

Standing up and operating a container service on top of OpenStack using OpenShift
Dan McPherson, Ata Turk (MOC), and Robert Baron (Boston University)

Why are you not a mentor in the OpenStack community yet?
Rodrigo Duarte Sousa, Raildo Mascena, and Telles Nobrega

What the heck are DHSS driver modes in OpenStack Manila?
Tom Barron, Rodrigo Barbieri, and Goutham Pacha Ravi (NetApp)

SD-WAN – the open source way
Azhar Sayeed and Jaffer Derwish

Adding Cellsv2 to your existing Nova deployment
Dan Smith

What’s your workflow?
Daniel Mellado and David Paterson (Dell)

Glance image import is here…now it’s time to start using it!
Erno Kuvaja and Brian Rosmaita (Verizon)

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Virtual attendance platform increases conference reach and revenue with IBM Cloud

Think about a typical conference: four days, multiple tracks and topics, hundreds of sessions. Then there are meetings and events on top of that.
The challenge for conference organizers is to drive attendance and keep their audiences engaged, yet so many potential attendees never even end up purchasing tickets due to the time required and the cost. For those that do attend, how do they make the most of their time with such a packed agenda?
ConferenceCloud is a virtual attendance platform specifically designed for conferences to leverage their content to digital audiences. In the conference industry, there are a lot of events and there is a lot of content to consume. The conference organizers can’t be everywhere, nor can the attendees, so it leads to a lot of missed opportunities. The goal of ConferenceCloud is to be a Netflix-style hub for conference content.
It offers live-streaming HD video, Q & A and chat, and archive capabilities for on-demand playback.

ConferenceCloud is the founders’ second try at a startup company. The first, a web development company, led them to a number of tech conferences, but they didn’t have the time or funds to attend all of them. What they could do was live-stream conferences that were available via video. That sparked the idea to provide a platform conferences can leverage to share their knowledge with people who can’t physically attend. The founders shut down their first startup to pursue ConferenceCloud.
The technology foundation
ConferenceCloud runs on IBM Bluemix. The servers that support the live-stream video are bare metal and the rest of the applications and storage are virtualized.
ConferenceCloud became acquainted with IBM at a business competition and joined the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program to take advantage of go-to-market support, business mentorship, technical guidance and more.

ConferenceCloud uses Watson AlchemyAPIs for text insights to enable a networking component, where attendees create a virtual “hallway track,” the unofficial track that most conferences have.
Also included is a recommendation engine that suggests connections for attendees to make. The recommendations are based off of the insights from the chat box related to what questions attendees might have asked, which conferences they might have attended or topics in which they might be interested.
Watson also enables speech to text, as well as text translations for real-time internationalization and captioning.
ConferenceCloud has built the platform its founders needed several years ago when they couldn’t afford to go to every conference they wanted to. Now, they can attend and moderate all the conferences they want, even keeping up with their hobbies.
The virtual attendance platform in action
ConferenceCloud customers can stream their conference live and scale their events to larger audiences through virtual attendance. The solution helps users recover foregone revenue and monetize content.
Read the case study to learn more.
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