With storage in the cloud taking a lead role in the adoption of cloud computing, according to a recent TechTarget survey, it’s a good time to take a deep dive into the role of open source and OpenStack in driving the transition. And so tomorrow’s 2012 Virtual Open Storage Summit, led by our friends at Nexenta, comes at an opportune time (not least because the new virtual format spares the challenge of traveling in the wake of this week’s weather-driven catastrophes in New Jersey, NYC and the Northeast).
The agenda features a host of practical topics on all things open storage, including a keynote from Zynga on big data and open storage, insights from Nexenta on the new construct of Software Defined Storage, and more.
Mirantis has 30-minute presentations on OpenStack as part of the agenda; one, by technical engagement architect Lee Xie introducing the moving parts of OpenStack, and by Mirantis technical director Greg Elkinbard on using OpenStack to build Storage as a Service (STaaS).
- Thursday, November 1, 9:30am PT
A Technical Introduction to OpenStack Cloud
OpenStack Cloud open source software provides a powerful, versatile platform for building Infrastructure as a Service. With components that automate deployment and integration lifecycle for compute, networking, object storage, image management, and identity/authentication, OpenStack gives cloud operators a rich set of interfaces for controlling and automating a massively scalable fabric of virtualized IaaS resources. More …
- Thursday, November 1 1:45pm PT
Building Storage as a Service with OpenStack Cloud
Object based storage OpenStack’s flexibility and extendability allows provider to build powerful applications and offer highly scalable services using OpenStack. Compute, storage and network related OpenStack services can be extended to deliver flexible block and file storage services to both cloud and non cloud based enterprise tenants. Nexenta’s ability to deliver cost effective, high performance storage solutions can used be as an essential foundation block behind these scalable Storage as a Service infrastructures. More …
Check out the full summit agenda here. It’s free, so you can register for any and all sessions easily online. Note that they want you to register for each individual session you would like to attend, so just press the ‘register’ button for each session you plan to attend.