Riak CS & High Availability and OpenStack

Riak and OpenStack (Seth Thomas)

Riak CS is an open source object store that plugs nicely into the OpenStack ecosystem. We'll cover the underlying technology and why we think it's an attractive alternative for your object store of choice.


High Availability(HA) with OpenStack: Connecting the dots

The primary requirements for OpenStack based clouds (public, private or hybrid) is that they must be massively scalable and highly available. There are a number of interrelated concepts which make the understanding and implementation of HA complex. The potential for not implementing HA correctly would be disastrous.

Attend this session for a technical overview of the interrelated concepts for implementing HA. The session will have several demos and walk through some examples of HA for MySQL, Rabbit MQ and the OpenStack APIs primarily using Keepalived, VRRP and HAProxy which will reinforce the concepts and show how to connect the dots. Although, we will use OpenStack and MySQL as an example, the concepts will be applicable on a more general basis.

After attending this session, attendees will be able to walk away with an understanding of the pieces that constitute HA and how to fit these pieces together, possibly for their own application. They will also be able to evaluate different HA offerings to be able to pick and choose for their own needs.


About the Speaker:

Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas (@ragss) works as a OpenStack advocate and solutions architect at Rackspace where he finds himself constantly challenged from low level networking to high level application issues. His general focus area is in distributed systems, with a specialization in Cloud Computing and Big Data. He worked on Hadoop, HBase and NoSQL during its early stages. He has spoken on a variety of technical topics at conferences around the world, conducted and organized Hands-on Labs and taught graduate classes in the evening.

Rags brings with him over 20 years of hands-on software development and over 10 years of architecture and technology evangelism experience. He has evangelized and influenced the architecture of a number of technology areas. He is also a repeat JavaOne rock star speaker award winner.

Rags holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Center of Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He likes to hike, run and generally be outdoors but most of all loves to eat.

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  • Paul T.

    Always enjoy hearing experts talk about topics they are passionate about.

    December 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very interesting discussion of Riak CS and Openstack HA.

    December 4, 2013

  • Nayana

    Hi there.... Is the 'Riak CS & High Availability and OpenStack' meeting in progress or over?

    December 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      In progress

      December 4, 2013

  • John S.

    Too bad there wont be video. I was looking forward to High Availability with OpenStack. :(

    December 3, 2013

    • Simon

      I'll see what I can do with the video. If there's one it'll be posted here.

      December 3, 2013

    • Sanjay G.

      Unfortunately in my case, work intervened and am still at work :( And I was so looking forward to today's meeting. Missed opportunity, big time. Simon, I sure hope you can post videos of the presentation. Praying you will be successful.

      December 4, 2013

  • Mark S.

    See you there

    November 18, 2013

  • Jason W.

    Looking forward to it.

    November 17, 2013

  • John S.

    I would like to attend, but unfortunately cannot. Will the event be recorded, so that I can watch a replay of the event at a later date ?

    November 16, 2013

  • Dharmesh P.

    Looking forward to it.

    October 21, 2013

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