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.