OpenStack Romania February Meetup

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Betfair, RedHat and HPE Software would like to invite you to the first OpenStack Meetup in 2016.


18:30 - 18:40 Welcoming guests

18:40 - 19:10: Overview of Betfair Continuous Delivery Pipelines on Openstack Live with Demo - Steve Armstrong (Betfair)

Steve has been a configuration management architect at Accenture as well as the DevOps manager at Thomsons Online Benefits. He is Principal Infrastructure Automation Engineer at Betfair and has designed Betfair award winning “i2” OpenStack implementation. The presentation contains a Demo of Betfairs continuous delivery pipelines on Openstack integrated with our Software Defined Networking.

19:10 - 19:20: Break

19:20 - 19:45: The HLM developer environment – Build, deploy and test OpenStack clouds with Ansible - Tom Howley (HPE Helion Tech Lead)

This talk will give an overview of the Helion Lifecycle Manager (HLM), which is used for managing the lifecycle of the HPE Helion OpenStack cloud offering (from v2.0 onwards), from initial deployment to upgrade and reconfiguration. This talk will focus on the HLM development environment, based on Ansible and Vagrant, which is used for reliably building, testing and automating cloud deployments (for both developers and the CI infrastructure). It will also describe the overall HLM deployment lifecycle and its Ansible structure, which has been designed to promote re-use of playbooks across different lifecycle operations, i.e. not just focusing on the initial deployment.

Tom Howley is the Tech Lead for Helion Lifecycle Manager (HLM), the cloud deployment and lifecycle management framework of HPE's enterprise cloud offering, Helion OpenStack (HOS). Prior to this, Tom worked on HP's Public Cloud, initially working on the block storage solution and later focussing on the overall HA of public cloud services. Throughout his public cloud experience, he focussed heavily on the problem of deployment and update, which was based on Chef. Before entering the world of cloud, Tom worked in data analytics in the telecom sector and co-founded a startup ( ) based on his research into machine learning, in which he holds a PhD.

19:45 - 20:00: Break

20:00 – 20:30 Better Together: Red Hat, OpenStack and Betfair - Karl Stevens, Red Hat UK

Karl joined Red Hat EMEA in May 2011 from HP Software with an 18 year background in the IT industry supporting large-scale datacentre automation, virtualization and cloud computing projects. He has worked in EMEA-Wide Cloud and Virtualization specialist roles and now aligns with the Finance and Insurance vertical in Red Hat UK Ltd. A regular speaker at events throughout EMEA, Karl is closely aligned with Red Hat's Platform and Cloud Business Units and keeps up to date with the latest developments in the industry. As a Senior Solution Architect he has close technical contact with prospects and customers of Red Hat infrastructure and Cloud solutions.

20:30 – 20:45 Closing activities

We'd like to have a regular OpenStack meetup in Cluj (every 3 months) and we hope to build a strong community around OpenStack, please spread the word! :)