HOT TOPIC: Unified Monitoring for OpenStack Swift Cloud Storage Platform
Sponsored by Dell and Zenoss
Thursday, April 11, 2013, from 6:30 – 9:30 PM, Sonian Auditorium, 85 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA
OpenStack Object Storage (code-named Swift) is open source software for creating redundant, scalable object storage using clusters of standardized servers to store petabytes of accessible data. As OpenStack matures, more OpenStack-based clouds are being deployed into production. Running Swift without visibility into the underlying infrastructure is reckless because there are several well-known conditions that are irrecoverable and will lead to data loss.
Before the OpenStack Swift ZenPack, there was nothing for operators to ensure service levels because no specialized, best-practice solution for OpenStack monitoring existed. Zenoss’ OpenStack Swift ZenPack allows Swift-based cloud operators to ensure proper functioning of their storage clouds, and determine whether the cluster is able to perform within given key SLAs. As a result, operators can confirm that cluster and data integrity aren’t compromised by failing disks or object quarantines, cluster requests are fulfilled within given time periods, and cluster capacity meets both short and long-term needs.
Eric Kaplan: Sales Manager: Eric manages the marketing and sales activity for Zenoss in New England and Eastern Canada. Eric is a veteran of the enterprise software industry, having worked for such pioneering companies as Sybase, Inktomi, Micromuse, IBM/Tivoli and Zenoss.
Eric Lorson: Systems Engineer: Eric Lorson has 20+ years experience in designing, building and supporting complex IT infrastructures. Eric’s specialties include Security, transaction management and infrastructure management. In addition to Zenoss, Eric has worked at Micromuse and Tideway Systems.
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