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April 18-21, 2016

Santa Clara, California

Brent Compton

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Brent Compton

Director Storage Solution Architectures, Red Hat


Brent Compton is Director Storage Solution Architectures at Red Hat, leading the team responsible for building Ceph and Gluster storage reference architectures with Red Hat Storage partners. Before Red Hat, Brent was responsible for emerging non-volatile memory software technologies at Fusion-io. Previous enterprise software leadership roles include VP Product Management at Micromuse (now IBM Tivoli Netcool) and Product Marketing Director within HP’s OpenView software division. Within enterprise IT, Brent also served as Director Middleware Development Platforms at the LDS Church and as CIO at Joint Commission International. Brent has a tight-knit family, and can be found on skis or a mountain bike whenever possible.


19 April 02:20 PM - 3:10 PM at Room 203
In this session, we’ll compare the performance of MySQL on public and private clouds, with a head-to-head look at: (a) MySQL on Amazon AWS EBS (b) MySQL on Amazon AWS EBS Provisioned IOPS (c) MySQL on an OpenStack/Ceph private cloud (SuperMicro HDD-based Ceph storage) (d) MySQL on an OpenStack/Ceph private cloud (SuperMicro all-flash Ceph storage) (e) MySQL on a single bare metal... [read more]
18 April 1:30PM-4:30PM at Room 204
Bring your laptop. In this hands-on lab, you'll create your first Ceph cluster on AWS, backing a MySQL instance. Each attendee will be given access to their own 9-node Ceph cluster in the cloud. The test drive lab exercises will cover: (a) Creating a Ceph cluster (Pools, OSDs, and Monitors) (b) Client access to your Ceph cluster (simple rados object and RBD block device clients) (c)... [read more]