Deploying a OpenStack Cloud at Scale at Time Warner Cable

OpenStack User Stories
14 April 1:20pm - 2:10pm @ Room 203

Duration: 
50 minutes conference
Beginning in late 2013, a small team at Time Warner Cable has been designing, building, and operating an OpenStack cloud. Over the past 18 months, we’ve grown the team and tripled our original deployment as we’ve offered more capacity and services to internal customers. During this time we made some good decisions, but also some mistakes. We’d like to share the journey, good and bad, and show you what parts of the process you should focus on for your stand-up. Our talk will cover technologies and best practices used when deploying an OpenStack cluster to production, ranging from infrastructure tools like (Ansible, Puppet, git, Jenkins, Gerrit) to tools needed to run and monitor a production system (MySQL/Galera, rabbitmq, Icinga, Monasca). Anyone who is investigating, designing, deploying, or running an OpenStack cloud or is curious about the challenges in such a project will get something out of this talk. Attendees will come away from the talk with a list of things to consider when designing and deploying an OpenStack cluster. This talk won’t give you a design or toolchain but it will help you with the process of designing yours. Framed within a conversation about what went well and what went wrong, we will cover topics including: Infrastructure automation with Ansible and Puppet Working with the Open Source community OpenStack architectural decisions Defining a software lifecycle for infrastructure


Speakers

Principle Software Engineer, Time Warner Cable
Biography: 
Matt is a Principle Software Engineer at Time Warner Cable, where he's working on a true devops team developing, configuring, and deploying a large private OpenStack cloud. Matt has worked as a software engineer for 15 years on projects ranging from the HP-UX kernel to Openstack. Matt specializes in opensource software, monitoring, keystone (identity), puppet, software lifecycles, and getting things done.
Principal Software Engineer, Time Warner Cable
Biography: 
Clayton is a Principle Software Engineer at Time Warner Cable, where he's working on a true devops team developing, configuring, and deploying a large private OpenStack cloud. He is primarily responsible for CI/CD, automation and MySQL/Galera on the team, but has deep background on both Operations and Development teams.

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