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High Availability in the Cloud with Basho & GigaSpaces

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Title: Operations friendly object storage for OpenStack with Riak CS

Abstract: Riak CS is an open source large object storage platform. Because it's built atop of Riak, Riak CS can achieve the same horizontal scalability, fault-tolerance, and high availability as Swift, but in a much more more operationally-friendly way. With Keystone integration and Swift API compatibility, Riak CS can now serve as a drop-in replacement for Swift in many deployments.

We will explore the architecture underlying Riak CS and discuss why you should care that operators enjoy working with it. Learn how Riak CS can replace or coexist with Swift in the OpenStack ecosystem to solve large object storage and scaling problems.

Speaker Bio:

Hector Castro works at Basho Technologies, the sponsors of Riak and Riak CS. Previously, he was a software engineer at Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), where he worked on enabling full-text search for Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) documents. He also co-organizes Philly DevOps, a DevOps user group in Philadelphia.

Title: Cloudifying High Availability

Abstract: Cross region and cross cloud high availability, a real life use case: Achieving high levels of availability and disaster recovery in a cloud environment requires the implementation of patterns and practices that introduce redundancy through multi-zone, multi-region, and multi-cloud deployments. As we move towards implementing higher availability, we cannot escape the direct increase in the accidental complexity of the deployment architecture resulting from lack of cloud portability and deployment lifecycle automation. We present a solution approach implemented by a real-world user for achieving high availability and disaster recovery using the Cloudify open source framework. This approach applies to not just AWS, but also other public clouds and private cloud environments such as OpenStack. The resulting reference architecture provides portable PostgreSQL replication and disaster recovery as well as application tier scalability across zones, regions, and public/private clouds through a unified deployment workflow.

Speaker Bio: Ali Hodroj is a Director of Solution Architecture and Technology Evangelist at GigaSpaces working with small and large organizations within financial services, retail, telecommunications, and internet media on their Cloud Computing, In-Memory Computing, and Scalability use cases. Prior to joining GigaSpaces, Ali spent his days in biomedical informatics working with big data, distributed computing, and JEE technologies.

Ali’s archives on GigaSpaces Blog: http://blog.gigaspaces.com/author/ali/

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