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Challenges of Running a Hosted Service

You're using IaaS to build a large scale, multitenant, hosted service. At the end of the day, you're hosting other people's code in some form.

Your environment needs to be dynamic to properly utilize IaaS capabilities and meet user expectations. You need it to stay secure and controlled. Your users need to stay isolated from each other without feeling restricted. You need to control orchestration, workload management and security. You need to orchestrate to respond to changes in scale or failures at the IaaS level. You need workload management to control the resources a single user can consume and how contention is managed. Lastly, you need users to have access to as much as possible so they feel in control without risking your control of the overall system.

Come to this meetup to see how OpenShift uses MCollective for orchestration, SELinux for segmentation, Linux Control Groups for workload management and some core operational fundamentals applied to cloud architectures to tackle this challenge.












Matt Hicks is one of the founding members of the Red Hat OpenShift team.  He has spent over a decade in software engineering with a variety of roles in development, operations, architecture and management.  His real expertise is in bridging the gap between developing code and actually running it in production.  An expert in IT and cloud-based architectures, he spends his time these days evolving OpenShift to harness the power of cloud and make developers more productive.

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    Florian, Following is the attendee Type I used and it worked for me this morning.
    Attendee type: * PROSPECTIVE PARTNER
    Priority code (if any) DRMBIZO

    August 4, 2011


    Priority code IS ONLY (DRMBIZO) ----- Being advertised as:


    August 4, 2011


    Dreamforce '11 at Moscone Center in San Francisco
    AUGUST 30- SEPT 2 2011. JUST USE
    Priority code (if any) DRMBIZO

    August 4, 2011

  • Raj K.

    Excellent presentation. A recording (of video + audio) would have been nice.

    August 3, 2011

  • Chris V.

    @Ted Young. Here is/are the graphics from Matt Hicks' very informative presentation. I don't know if anyone captured his voice. Check out Red Hat OpenShift and SELinux

    August 3, 2011


    Thanks Sebastian / Karthik for putting together a great event, especially arranging with a Great Speaker / Environment (Including location) and very informative.

    August 3, 2011


    Great Speaker / Environment and very informative.

    August 3, 2011

  • Ted M. Y.

    Unfortunately I couldn't make it. Is there a recording or slides available somewhere?

    August 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    thumbs up

    August 3, 2011

  • K Ramesh Babu, C.

    RedHat's approach in terms of providing a flexible platform while still offering adequate user privacy is not only interesting, but is very much required if developers have to migrate en masse into the cloud.

    August 3, 2011

  • Sachin N.

    Great talk and demos. Matt's post session demo displaying the capabilities of the OpenShift platform to sync and build code to the remote cloud was awesome. I wish he includes that demo in his future talks. Great session.

    August 3, 2011

  • Ferhat H.

    Karthik! Many thanks for hosting this meeting. please convey our appreciation to all the folks at Ebay. Great job again, Sebastian! You are rewarded with four hour sleep! :)

    August 3, 2011

  • Ferhat H.

    Thanks for all joining the meeting yester-evening. Please share your comments, impressions with our guest speaker and organizers here and elsewhere. Use #svccg in your tweets!

    August 3, 2011

  • Govind T.

    Thanks -- waiting since 7/27 for RSVP spot -- will try walk-in.

    August 2, 2011

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