Spousetivities at OpenStack Summit in Tokyo

If you are travelling to OpenStack Summit in Tokyo and have someone travelling with you who is not attending the conference, then you need to know about Spousetivities. The aim of Spousetivities is to enable those non-conference-attending people to have a good time while you are busy at the conference. Crystal Lowe organizes activities like day-long guided tours, one tour includes the Meiji shrine and the Ginza shopping district, another is to Mt Fuji. The sign up page is here on Eventbrite and the activities are open to all, no matter who is travelling with you they are all welcome to take part. The other place with lots of Spousetivities information is the facebook page.

From personal experience, I know that my wife enjoyed the Spousetivities activities far more than solo sightseeing when she travelled with me.

Spousetivites activities are subsidised by the support of sponsorship, do get in touch with Crystal if your organization would like to support Spousetivities.

Scheduled – #vBrownBag TechTalks at OpenStack Summit Tokyo

Another packed TechTalk schedule, every space is filled with great community presentations. Wednesday starts with awesome presentations by Women of OpenStack.

We will be in the Wakashiba room and have space for some live audience, so do drop in and catch any of the sessions that look interesting. We will also be live streaming (conference Internet willing) the sessions on this page. The sessions are all recorded and will be posted to our YouTube channel and the schedule below will turn into direct links to the videos.

We could not make these TechTalks without the on-going support of the OpenStack Foundation and our sponsors, Cisco and HP.

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Tokyo Summit, TechTalks

I am really looking forward to the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo. Not just because the vBrownBag TechTalks are so interesting. Also, because I loved my three days in Tokyo last year and want to see more of the city.
The OpenStack Foundation have asked us to make TechTalks again, you can sign up to present using this form.
We will only have three days to make TechTalk videos, so the schedule will be packed and we probably won’t be able to accept every session. We do aim to accept one session from every presenter.

Places are open for sponsors, email me for details. alastair@vbrownbag.com

vBrownBag TechTalks at Vancouver Summit–The Schedule

We have a packed schedule, as you can see every available piece of time is full of presentations. I’m delighted that the Women of OpenStack have filled almost the whole schedule on Tuesday.

The Schedule now links to each video on YouTube, or you can find the playlist of all 85 videos here.

Naturally the TechTalks could not happen without our amazing presenters, as well as the support of our wonderful sponsors and the support of the  OpenStack Summit as well.


VMTurbo – OpenStack – Views from the market and reactions from the community

Fawad Khaliq – Network Analytics and Monitoring in OpenStack

Bruno Cornec – Isn’t it Ironic that a Redfish is software defining your infrastructure?


DONG FENG – Neutron Service function chaining using openflow

Sunny Rajagopalan – Why do you need cloud federation?


Feng Dong – Interconnecting Data Centers using MPLS/BGP L3 VPN


Sig Luft – OpenStack as an Uber Cloud

KANAGARAJ MANICKAM – namos- openstack device manager


Sahdev Zala and Matt Rutkowski – TOSCA Workloads with OpenStack Heat Translator


Chris Liljenstolpe – Calico – open source L3-centric networking for OpenStack

Daemon Behr – Hyperconverged deployment options for Openstack


Jeongkeun “JK” Lee – Network Policy Whiteboarding and Composition

Nathan McMahon – High-performance SSL/TLS with Perfect Forward Secrecy for OpenStack Apps


Rob Whiteley – Building hyperscale OpenStack clouds with software-defined storage

Vladislav Belogrudov – High Availability with MySQL Active/Active Clustering


Madhura Maskasky – A vSphere Administrator’s guide to the OpenStack Galaxy

Kiran Sreenivasamurthy – Demystifying Hyper-convergence and Deep Dive into Maxta’s OpenStack Integration

Andrew Mitry, Sridhar Basam and Michael Bradford – Multi Tenant Private Cloud at Scale


Melissa Palmer – So You Want to Convince the Boss to Run OpenStack? Introducing OpenStack to the Enterprise

12:30Nikhil Manchanda – OpenStack Trove

Madhu Kashyap & Ritesh Madapurath – Offloading Overlays to Leaf switches

Yaguang Wang – Lower the barrier of Ceph adoption in Openstack with Virtual Storage Manager

Geoff Arnold – Cloud service federation


Tony Shan – End-to-end DBaaS Enablement on OpenStack


Lauren Malhoit – Cisco ACI and the Policy Driven Data Center

Jian Zhang – Cephperf: A user friendly Ceph performance profiling and tuning framework


Michael Letschin, Amit Puri and Christian Robottom Reis – Nexenta – Software-Defined Storage Solution Choices for OpenStack

Anne McCormick – Addressing DHCP and DNS Scalability: A dnsmasq Alternative

Nelson Nahum – How to Implement Metro Area Automatic Failover

Venu Murthy – Hybrid clouds using OpenStack, to burst into public clouds automatically and seemlessly

1:15Karthik Natarajan & Madhu Kashyap – The On Demand Data Center

Michael Kienle – Closing the storage gap – how to administer Ceph storage resources without deep-diving into the technical details

OTSUKA, Motohiro – Introduction to Magnum Container Service


Anthony Chow – What a Beginner should know about OpenStack

Komei Shimamura – Surge – Deploying and scaling data stream processing pipelines on OpenStack


Peter Stachowski – Oracle databases and OpenStack Trove

Josh Ellithorpe – OpenStack in a Hybrid World

Josh Barry – Resilient Messaging with Cue

Jeffrey Olsen – How to Evangelize about OpenStack Within Your Organization


Alex Chan – Cisco – Fun with Horizon Integration Tests

Bhanu Vemula – Cisco Nexus 1000V OpenStack Solution

Romil Gupta – Bringing ESX Deployments into native OpenStack (OVSvApp)

Blake Caldwell – Stateless baremetal provisioning brought to you by Docker and Ironic

Ricardo Carrillo Cruz – Deplyoing Openstack Infra with Ansible

Johanna Heinonen – SDN-based Applications in OpenStack

Sergey Schindler – Using Cinder with EMC Block Storage Systems: Reference Architecture

Radek Pospisil – Policy Guided Fulfillment Of Murano Applications


Rui Zhang – Third-party Storage Extension for Sahara

Yolanda Robla Mota – Storyboard, the task tracker for Openstack

Eric Aquaronne – Hybrid use cases in IBM

Sreedhar Varma – THE FASTEST STORAGE ON THE BLOCK: Practical performance and scalability considerations for deploying iSCSI with OpenStack


Tapio Tallgren – Optimizing OpenStack for NFV

Aparupa Das Gupta – Anomaly Detection for Machine Generated Big Data

Eric Wright – Thinking Enterprise, Acting Open

German Eichberger – Octavia first look


Maish Saidel-Keesing – Cisco – The Oh!! moment in OpenStack

Anupriya Ramraj – OpenStack operations with Socorro : Piecing the jigsaw pieces together

Bich Le – How we built a secure and highly available OpenStack SaaS solution

Adrian Moreno Martinez & Patrick Butler Monterde – HeliosBurn: A REST API Fault Injection Platform


Tony Shan – Pragmatic DBaaS Implementation

Yuiko Takada – Managing International OpenStack Development Team to Succeed

Tim Cuddy – Data Aggregation for Chargeback & Billing Use Cases

Nicolas Trangez – Leveraging Swift Storage Policies


Masathito Muroi – A RE RE -Making OpenStack more friendly to a newcomer

Cynthia Thomas – Life of a Packet/Death of a Legacy

Nithya Ruff – Flash in the Cloud – what is SanDisk doing in OpenStack David Cheperdak – OpenStack Enables Applications

Vijay K. Naik – Service Brokering in Hybrid Cloud Environments

Allen Samuels – Optimizing Ceph for All-Flash Architectures

Andrew Gaul – Introduction to S3Proxy and SwiftProxy


Brandon Hoff – Real World Network Architectures for Neutron NFV and SDN Deployments

Emily Hugenbruch – Moving forward with OpenStack and the Enterprise


Lance Bragstad and Dolph Mathews – Keystone & Fernet Tokens

Yolanda Robla Mota – Automate OVA generation with Openstack Infra

Chaoyi Huang – 1 million VMs in 100 datacenters by OpenStack cascading v1


Joy Dorairaj – Cloud Security – Auditing & Logging Use Cases


Damian Igbe – Best Practices for Neutron L3 HA and DVR Design

Anupriya Ramraj What is in your toolbox for deploying an OpenStack cloud?

Kamal Srinivasan – Distributed Scale out Object Storage using EMC ECS Swift for Openstack


Timur Sufiev – Merlin: a Cross-Project UI Framework for Building the Next Generation of Wizards

Sebastian Jeuk – Scaling L3 in OpenStack – Introducing a L3Agent Alternative


Ralf Rantzau – Understanding Ceilometer metrics with SQL over Streams

Fengkai Li – E2E WAN as a Service

Vipul Sabhaya – Project Cue – Message Broker Provisioning Service


Supported by our sponsors:

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Less than a month, OpenStack Summit

With only 28 days to go until the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver we’re getting excited. Flights and hotels are all booked and we have over 90 TechTalk session proposed. Don’t let that stop you from proposing a session using this form.

I’m also delighted to announce that VMTurbo has joined our sponsors. VMTurbo have an awesome workload management product that is based on commodity trading for VMs to compete for physical resources.

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See you all in Vancouver.

vBrownBag TechTalks at Vancouver Summit are filling up

We have around eighty sessions proposed for TechTalks at the Vancouver summit next month. It is awesome to have so many but we have space for some more. Go ahead and propose a session using this form.

Particularly we would love to see more presentations from the women of OpenStack. Tuesday will be a solid run of women presenting, so far we have filled half of the spaces. Go ahead and propose a session using this form.

I’m also delighted to announce that Cisco is continuing to support the vBrownBag TechTalks. Cisco has been a sponsor of every TechTalk event at OpenStack Summit and at VMworld. Great to have you back with us.


vBrownBag TechTalks at Vancouver gather steam

With only 47 days remaining until the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver we are getting pretty excited.

We have 70 TechTalks proposed, so well on our way to making over 90 videos at this summit. There is still time to sign up to present your own TechTalk using this form.

It looks like we will have more TechTalks than we can fit in the schedule. We accept TechTalks in the order they are proposed, so get yours in early to avoid disappointment.

I’d like to welcome our first sponsor, HP are returning to support these community presentations.It is the sponsors like HP that make the TechTalks possible, so thank you HP.


We do have a couple of places available for sponsors, if your organization would like to become a sponsor of the vBrownBag TechTalks then contact me alastair@vbrownbag.com for details.

#vBrownBag TechTalks in Vancouver

It has only been a couple of months since we had an amazing week at the Paris OpenStack summit. Now it is time to look forward to the Vancouver summit in May. The vBrownBag crew are delighted to be returning to make TechTalk videos at our third summit.

This year will have a focus on the women involved in OpenStack, we plan to fill Tuesday’s schedule with women presenters. If you are a woman of OpenStack then consider presenting a TechTalk.

If you already know what a TechTalk is and want to register then go ahead and use this form.

TechTalks are ten minute presentations about some aspect of technology. TechTalks are delivered at a major conference. They allow a focussed look at a specific project, feature or technique. Presenters are usually the engineers or developers who built what they present. They have the deep knowledge without the marketing. All of the presentations are recorded and posted to YouTube, often we also live stream from the conference. Since TechTalks are short we can pack a lot into a day, at the Paris summit we recorded 70 TechTalks. With an extra day in Vancouver we hope to make 90 videos.

To get an idea of what TechTalks are you can find all the Paris videos in this YouTube playlist. The Atlanta videos are in this playlist.

As always we can only make these TechTalks with the help of our sponsors and the support of the OpenStack Summit organizers. If your organization would like to become a sponsor of the vBrownBag TechTalks then contact me alastair@vbrownbag.com for details. Sponsor logos are applied to every video. Sponsors are guaranteed two TechTalk presentation slots.

#vBrownBag TechTalks at OpenStack Summit Paris

We had an amazing time in Paris last week. Three days of packed TechTalk schedule meant that the crew didn’t get to see a lot of the Summit. Happily there is a fair amount of coverage available online.

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We produced a total of 72 videos at the summit, our highest number for any conference where we’ve made TechTalks. Naturally getting the videos onto YouTube was a priority, so people not in Paris could see what we saw. You can find all of the TechTalks in this playlist and the schedule page now has links to every video. We could not have made these TechTalks without the support of our wonderful sponsors, Cisco and Brocade. Thanks for helping us and the community.

I feel very privileged to have been part of this event. Not only did we have a huge number of truly excellent presentations but we got to be tourists in Paris for a while. The centre of Paris is amazing, beautiful architecture and great food, I highly recommend visiting.

We are looking forward to another awesome summit in Vancouver with lots of TechTalks next year, hope to see you there.