There are many challenges to being able to move virtual machines to and from your datacenter and public cloud hosting service providers (in other words to obtain hybrid cloud mobility). In this session, members of the OpenStack and Xen.org communities discuss the open source and open standards approach that they are taking and include some of the challenges they face.
Chef is a powerful open source system integration framework, built to bring the benefits of configuration management to the entire infrastructure. This tutorial will cover key concepts and how to get started using Chef to manage systems and integrate them together to build fully automated infrastructure.
The OpenStack project was launched last summer during OSCON by Rackspace, NASA, and a number of other cloud technology leaders in an effort to build a fully-open cloud computing platform. It is a collection of scalable, secure, standards-based projects consisting of compute, storage, images, and more. This session will introduce the projects, the principles behind it, and how to get started.
In Prying Open the Cloud with Dell Crowbar and OpenStack, attendees will: find out about one of the fastest ways to stand up an OpenStack cloud, learn about the development, implementation and operation of Dell Crowbar, and hear how one company planned and implemented an OpenStack cloud for its business