Introduction to Graffiti – know what is in your cloud

In this technical session, we will talk about Graffiti, a new cloud capability project that HP and Intel have started working on and we invite your participation. The intent of Graffiti is for OpenStack users to be able to declare the capabilities and service level objectives they require at a higher, more portable way than they do today. The system will then guide the selection of lower level cloud resources that match the desired capabilities.

Various OpenStack services have introduced techniques to abstract some of the low-level resource selection to one level higher (such as flavors or volume types). While powerful, a challenge that we’ve experienced with OpenStack is that the way resource types and resource instances get exposed and discovered across services makes usage and remapping across deployments a manual and error prone process. Graffiti provides a common methodology to describe resource capabilities in the cloud, which we believe, can then be leveraged by other projects such as Horizon, Nova, Heat, scheduling, reservation, and policy enforcement to enable better cross service collaboration and consistency.

Speaker Name/Bio:
Michael Aday
Director
Converged Cloud
Hewlett-Packard Company Mr. Aday has served as a Director within HP’s Converged Cloud team since March 2014.

Prior to coming to HP, Mr. Aday acted as the Chief Technology Officer for a number of startups, where he focused on building cloud infrastructures for retail point of sale platforms and mobile applications.

Previously, Mr. Aday, was at Microsoft for almost 15 years in a variety of roles. While at Microsoft, he was a Director within Microsoft Research focused on Collaborative University and Government research projects and Director of Intellectual Property Strategy – among other roles. Mr. Aday holds several security and cryptography focused patents and maintains an interest in the intersection of security, cloud computing, and mobile platforms.

Mr. Aday graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Marquette University.

Mr. Aday’s current office location is Sunnyvale, California.

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