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Monday, April 1
 

8:15am

Registration and breakfast
Monday April 1, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
Galleria Etc.Venues St. Paul's

9:00am

Openly Developing Open Infrastructure - Thierry Carrez, OpenStack Foundation
Over the past year the mission of the OpenStack Foundation evolved, from supporting the production of OpenStack software, to supporting the open development of open infrastructure solutions. In this talk, Thierry Carrez, VP of Engineering at the OpenStack Foundation, will look back at this transition. We'll explain what we mean by open development, and what we mean by open infrastructure.

Speakers
avatar for Thierry Carrez

Thierry Carrez

VP of Engineering, OpenStack Foundation
Thierry Carrez is the Vice-President of Engineering at the OpenStack Foundation, in charge of the long-term health of the open source projects under the Foundation. A long-time elected member of the OpenStack Technical Committee, he has been a Release Manager for the OpenStack project... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 9:00am - 9:25am
Premium Suite Etc.Venues St. Paul's

9:30am

Kubernetes-native Infrastructure: Managed Baremetal with Kubernetes Operators and OpenStack Ironic - Steve Hardy, Red Hat
In this session you will hear about a new effort to enable baremetal Kubernetes deployments using native interfaces, and in particular the Kubernetes Operator framework, combined with OpenStack Ironic.

This approach aims to seamlessly integrate your infrastructure with your workloads, including baremetal servers, storage and container/VM workloads.  All this can be achieved using kubernetes native applications, combined with existing, proven deployment and storage tooling.

We will cover the options around Kubernetes deployments today, the specific approach taken by the new Kubernetes-native "Metalkube" project, and the status/roadmap of this new community effort.

Speakers
SH

Steve Hardy

Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Steven Hardy is a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, currently involved in kubernetes/OpenShift deployment and architecture. He is also an active member of the OpenStack community, and has been a project team lead of both the Heat (orchestration) and TripleO (deployment... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 9:30am - 9:55am
Premium Suite Etc.Venues St. Paul's

10:00am

Keynote - Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical
Speakers
MS

Mark Shuttleworth

Executive Chairman, Canonical


Monday April 1, 2019 10:00am - 10:25am
Premium Suite Etc.Venues St. Paul's

10:25am

Morning Break
Monday April 1, 2019 10:25am - 11:00am
Galleria Etc.Venues St. Paul's

11:00am

Delivering Quality at Speed with GitOps - Brice Fernandes, Weaveworks
Today it’s all about delivering velocity without compromising on quality, yet it’s becoming increasingly difficult for organizations to keep up with the challenges of current release management and traditional operations. That’s why Kubernetes, the first Cloud Native Cloud Foundation (CNCF) project, is the fastest growing project with the highest adoption rate in the history of Open Source software. In this session, Brice will discuss these industry challenges, including current CICD trends and how they’re converging with operations and monitoring. He’ll also illustrate the GitOps model, identify best practices and tools to use, and explain how you can benefit from adopting this methodology inherited from best practices going back 10-15 years.

Speakers
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Brice Fernandes

Software Engineer, Weaveworks
Brice fell in love with programming while studying physics and never really looked back since. He has a broad technology background that covers everything from embedded C to backendless browser apps using the trendiest javascript frameworks. He taught Game Development and Functional... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Premium 2

11:00am

Open Software Deserves Open Hardware - Steve Helvie, Open Compute Project
This proposed talk would focus on how Europe is taking the lead deploying and supporting Open Hardware technologies. Large enterprises are looking for best practices gleamed from hyper-scale companies like Facebook, Microsoft and Google who run highly efficient private and public clouds. The sharing of open hardware and data centre designs is a core strategy for these companies and the basis for the Open Compute Project (OCP).

The Open Compute Project (OCP) was started by Facebook in 2011 with the idea of delivering the most efficient designs for scalable computing through an open source hardware community. We believe that openly sharing ideas, specifications, and other intellectual property is the key to maximising innovation and reducing complexity in technology components.

In this topical discussion we would discuss the recent research that highlights how efficiency plays a role in the data centre transformation from conventional gear to OCP and open source. We would provide specific examples of how local European VAR’s and Solution Providers are capitalising on the open hardware business model and how "Open Source Software deserves Open Hardware".

Speakers
SH

Steve Helvie

VP of Channel, Open Compute Project
VP Channel for the Open Compute Project, an open source project started by Facebook in 2011 focused on high efficiency data centre infrastructure. Steve helps to educate organisations on the benefits of open hardware designs, the value of “community-driven” engineering and how... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Dedicated Etc.Venues St. Paul's

11:00am

The Ideal versus the Real: A Brief History of Secure Isolation in Virtual Machines and Containers - Allison Randall, University of Cambridge
The common perception in the industry today is that virtual machines offer better security, while containers offer better performance. However, a detailed review of the history of these technologies and the current threats they face reveals a different story.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Randal

Allison Randal

University of Cambridge
Allison Randal is a software developer and open source strategist. She is a board member of the Open Source Initiative, board member of the OpenStack Foundation, board member of the Perl Foundation, and co-founder of the FLOSS Foundations group for open source leaders.


Monday April 1, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Premium 1 ETC

11:00am

HPC Performance and Private Cloud Agility - Euclid-as-a-Service - Stig Telfer, StackHPC
Combining Public and Private Cloud capacity heralds new opportunities for Research Computing Communities. Providing cloud flexibility ensures different classes of workload may be targeted at the most effective federated resources. For private cloud, OpenStack has become the standard IaaS environment. We describe how combining OpenHPC with Scientific OpenStack allowed the rapid deployment of bare-metal and virtualised infrastructure for the Euclid community to tackle short-term simulation needs.

Euclid, an ESA medium class astrophysics mission, aims at a better understanding of dark matter and dark energy. The UK is involved in Euclid on many levels. One of the most important is in the development of the weak lensing analysis of galaxy images by the University of Edinburgh at the Institute for Astronomy. To validate the accuracy of the algorithms, analyses on ~13 full Euclid data sets simulated with different parameters to mimic realistic data scenarios are required. The computational requirements for this are ~16,000 cores for 4 weeks, and ~150TB of intermediate transient data. The coding and execution environment are set at the Science Ground Segment level and do not conform to the default environments deployed by most large HTC sites in the UK. As such a more flexible compute platform was required, where the Euclid execution environment could be installed. This was accomplished with the cloud-based Slurm-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform developed and deployed by StackHPC on resources provided by the University of Cambridge HPC team through the aegis of the STFC IRIS project. The SaaS platform enabled rapid deployment and scale up to the necessary resource levels without requiring a large amount of effort in re-tooling code or changing the operational model.

This talk will describe how infrastructure, platform, and application were integrated into a cloud-native deployment, how it was delivered and how it could be generalised for similar projects

Speakers
avatar for Stig Telfer

Stig Telfer

CTO, StackHPC
Stig has a background in R&D working for various prominent technology companies, particularly in HPC and software-defined networking. Stig is now CTO for StackHPC, a consultancy specialising in the convergence of cloud, HPC and big data. Stig is also co-chair of the OpenStack Scientific... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Premium 3 Etc.Venues St. Paul's

11:40am

SONiC: Enabling Fast Evolution in the Network - Matty Kadosh, Mellanox Technologies
SONiC, , is an open-source Network Operating System driven by Microsoft, providing a collection of networking software components for network routers and switches. SONiC is built on top of a Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) and is fully open-sourced via http://azure.github.io/SONiC.

now that SONiC is in production we should start enjoying the fruits of having an open Network OS. The motivation of an open NOS doesn't stop with having an open source BGP with a configuration DB and bunch of CLIs, it's about what logic can we put in the network, now that we control the NOS. SONiC+ is exactly about it. Taking advantage of flexible SAI interface,

Speakers
MK

Matty Kadosh

Principal Architect, Mellanox


Monday April 1, 2019 11:40am - 11:55am
Dedicated Etc.Venues St. Paul's

11:40am

Dealing with Kubesprawl - Tetris style - Matt Jarvis, Mesosphere
Kubesprawl is becoming a real challenge - with over 70 ways to deploy and on average 15 clusters, how can we keep going fast without being slowed down by operations overhead? Kubernetes is being adopted by most teams and they each have their own way of doing things, which leads to inconsistency and takes us back to the bad days of snowflakes and separate environments. How can we show both the development productivity benefits of Kubernetes as well as the financial and operational ones if we still treat Kubernetes clusters as pets? Learn how to achieve high density multiple Kubernetes clusters bin-packed on the same OS instances without virtualization, while still retaining isolation. We’ll talk about the challenges of resource usage, network separation and service automation for both the developer and operator, and how we can avoid them.

Speakers
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Matt Jarvis

Director of Community and Evangelism, Mesosphere
Matt Jarvis is a Director of Community at Evangelism at Mesosphere, engaging with the communities around DC/OS and Mesos. Matt has spent more than 15 years building products and services around open source software, on everything from embedded devices to large scale distributed systems... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm
Premium 2

11:40am

HMRC's Tax Platform - Andrew Sheppard, HMRC
People - Principles - Technology: Laying the foundations for a successful digital transformation

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Sheppard

Andrew Sheppard

Interim Head of Digital Operations, HMRC
Andrew has worked in a DevOps environment within HMRC Digital for the past five years, initially heading up one of the tax platform teams, then in 2016 becoming the Platform Product Owner.Last November Andrew became the Interim Head of Digital Operations, of which the tax platform... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm
Specialist Etc.Venues St. Paul's

11:40am

Securing Kubernetes for FinTech at scale - Jamie Poole, G-Research
G-Research is a leading research & financial technology company based in London, building and running a large distributed quant research and trading platform. We are in the process of migrating the bulk of our software to run in containers, orchestrated by Kubernetes. This talk is about how we are securing Kubernetes to allow us to run large multi-tenanted clusters, enabling Kubernetes as the compute substrate for everything up to our most sensitive software and data. We will cover the various techniques and technologies we have applied to secure Kubernetes in our on-prem datacenters whilst maintaining productivity for our engineers.

Speakers
JP

Jamie Poole

Software Engineering Manager, G-Research
Jamie Poole is a software engineering manager within G-Research. He currently manages the Compute Platform Engineering team, a cross-functional group of engineers and developers responsible for providing the Kubernetes platform and associated tooling for the firm.


Monday April 1, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm
Premium 1 ETC

11:40am

JASMIN - On the road to high performance software defined object stores - Jonathan Churchill, STFC
The JASMIN “Super Data Cluster”– the UK’s Environmental Data Analysis Platform – Has recently completed its £8M Phase IV upgrade, taking its storage capacity to ~45PetaBytes of high performance storage as well as doubling its cloud and batch computing capabilities. In the heart of this talk we will discuss the innovative new storage and networking technologies that, are being deployed for the first time in an HPC context and how these will be used to improve our user experience and flexibility. The storage technologies deployed for the first time in JASMIN – QuoByte, Caringo and PURE – mark the start of our road map towards high performance Object Storage over the next few years, pushing the boundaries of where Object storage will be used. In the talk I will discuss rationale for and the results of the comparative proof of concept benchmarking exercises of several software defined storage technologies, in our search for a route from high performance parallel file systems, towards high performance object storage of ideally similar performance. I will then discuss the JASMIN 4 all Ethernet network deployment and issues, of an unusual 5 tier routed CLOS “data centre” network with 17Terabits/sec edge bandwidth. I will wrap up with some of the early benchmarking results of the file and object storage, showing in excess of 220Gbytes/sec file and approaching this for S3 object performance. At least one of these new technologies – the 31.5PBytes of QuoByte software defined storage is the largest capacity deployment in the world. This is also the first Caringo deployment as an HPC, as opposed to capacity, object store tier.

Speakers
JC

Jonathan Churchill

STFC
After a 20+ year career in the Semiconductor business designing high performance SRAMs and their associated CAD systems, joined STFC in 2006 focusing on HPC systems and support. In the last 6 years I have been responsible for building and procuring the architecture and systems operations... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm
Premium 3 Etc.Venues St. Paul's

11:55am

Why is edge computing becoming important and why Nokia has developed this in OCP - Paul Budgen, Nokia Networks
Today telecoms networks are rapidly changing with 5G and fiber to the premise.  Latency will be the new currency creating new services and solutions both for Enterprise and Telecoms providers.   Paul will discuss the new edge architecture and share some example user cases where we see this for the Enterprise.  Why Nokia chose to work with Open compute to develop new Edge Data center

Speakers
avatar for Paul Budgen

Paul Budgen

Cloud & Datacenter Sales, Nokia Networks
Paul is at focused on Cloud and Data center technologies with a focus on Edge computing at Nokia.  Paul has a broad back ground in Telecom and Enterprise markets driving new service-based software defined networks.  Paul has held various positions at Intel, Brocade before joining... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 11:55am - 12:10pm
Dedicated Etc.Venues St. Paul's

12:10pm

Lunch
Monday April 1, 2019 12:10pm - 1:10pm
Galleria Etc.Venues St. Paul's

1:10pm

Bootstrap your Cloud Infrastructure using Puppet and HashiCorp stack - Bram Vogelaar, Inuits
We all love infrastructure as code, we automate everything ™ but how many of us can really say we could destroy and recreate our core infrastructure without human intervention. Can you be sure there isnt a DNS problem or that all the things ™ are done in the right order? This talk walks the audience through a green fields exercise that sets up service discovery using Consul, infrastructure as code using terraform, using images build with packer and configured using puppet.

Speakers
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Bram Vogelaar

Inuits
Bram spent the first part of his career as a Molecular Biologist , he then moved on to supporting his peers by building tools and platforms for them with a lot of Open Source technologies, after which he joined Inuits to focus on helping more people to deliver their software with... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 1:10pm - 1:40pm
Specialist Etc.Venues St. Paul's

1:10pm

1:10pm

Kata Containers: An introduction and overview - Graham Whaley, Intel
Kata Containers is an open source project that brings the security of hardware virtualization to containers through lightweight VMs, without deteriorating performance. Kata is for the teams who want to keep (or start using) containers, but recognize that traditional containers don't always provide adequate security.
Kata Containers is an OCI compatible runtime, and thus seamlessly plugs into both Docker and Kubernetes, and also therefore Zun. Kata lets teams provision containers on bare metal with the isolation of VMs, and  works in any environment that supports nested virtualization.
We will discuss why Kata exists, what benefits it brings, walk through Kata's architecture and discuss how it integrates with the container ecosystem.
We will cover the current Kata roadmap, and how you, the community, can benefit and get involved. 
What can I expect to learn?
Learn what a VM container runtime is, how it is architected, and what features it can bring to your container solution implementation. See how this is an open source project that you can contribute to and help define and guide its future.
Learn how you can have lightweight VMs seamlessly integrated into your software container solution to bring you the security benefits of hardware backed VMs.

Speakers
avatar for Graham Whaley

Graham Whaley

Senior Software Engineer, Intel
Graham has been working on *nix systems since he first played with Version 7 Unix longer ago than he cares to remember. Having spent many years working on embedded systems and tooling, he has more recently been working within Intel's Opensource Technology Center, focussed on Kata... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 1:10pm - 1:40pm
Premium 2

1:10pm

The challenges of running a multicloud service mesh - Steven Armstrong, Just Eat
With the emergence of the Istio service mesh it has brought massive benefits to Kubernetes based deployments. But not every aplication is deployed in containers in companies. In this session you will see how Just Eat aimed to run the Istio service mesh across containers, Linux and Windows VMs across multiple clouds and some of the challenges and findings from this.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Armstrong

Steven Armstrong

Principal Automation Engineer, Just Eat
A DevOps solution architect, process automation specialist and honours graduate in Computer and Electronic Systems, with a proven track record of streamlining companies development architecture and processes so they can deliver software at pace.


Monday April 1, 2019 1:10pm - 1:40pm
Premium 1 ETC

1:10pm

Container use-cases and developments at the CERN cloud - Spyros Trigazis, CERN
In this presentation you will learn how OpenStack is used by the High
Energy Physics community for research as well as traditional IT.
Kubernetes on OpenStack is the most popular way for CERN researchers to
deploy containers, using Magnum to bootstrap the clusters and then
Manila and Cinder for storage as well as Barbican for secrets. Key
points for users are ease of deployment for clusters and applications.
We will cover all integrations done to integrate Kubernetes with
OpenStack (Manila, Barbican, Cloud provider, Keystone
Authentication) and CERN specific storage systems (CVMFS and EOS). The
last feature that is added to the OpenStack-Kubernetes integration is
autoscaling, leveraging the Kubernetes/Autoscaler and the Magnum
project.

Speakers
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Spyridon Trigazis

Engineer, CERN
Spyros Trigazis is a computing engineer and a member of the CERN Cloud infrastructure team which provides computing resources to the High Energy Physics community. Spyros is the PTL of the Magnum project since the Pike release.


Monday April 1, 2019 1:10pm - 1:40pm
Premium 3 Etc.Venues St. Paul's

1:50pm

How Not to Build a Kubernetes Cluster - Tristan Watson & Mike Ward, BookingGo
We're heavily and increasingly using “polycloud” Kubernetes (k8s) for our production infrastructure. Before we moved to a dual region, dual public cloud environment at BookingGo, we had envisioned retaining our in-house based model and building ourselves within both our Datacentres. To begin this process, we started to build out a 3 phase environment (dev/stage/prod) but ran into a number of bugs, restrictions, and gotchas. This is essentially a war-stories talk on how not to deploy Kubernetes. Importantly, we will highlight the role open tooling has to play in the Open Infrastructure concept.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Ward

Mike Ward

Cloud and Infrastructure Tooling Team Lead, BookingGo
Mike is the team lead within Cloud and Tooling and has spearheaded change within the business to evaluate and implement new avenues and technologies to modernise the business. He likes Greggs.
TW

Tristan Watson

Infrastructure Engineer, BookingGo
Tristan is an Infrastructure Engineer at BookingGo working within the Cloud and Tooling team delivering Kubernetes. He likes bicycles and mechanical keyboards. Be sure to stay away from these topics in conversation.


Monday April 1, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Premium 2

1:50pm

HPA,VPA & Federation - approaching scalability in a k8s cluster - Ecatarina Gamanji, Conde Nast International
Currently, more and more Kubernetes adaptors have an increasing number of k8s clusters. Kubernetes federation is the feature that allow an easy management of multiple clusters, with a consistency of resources running across clusters and cross cluster discovery. However, why is Kube Fedetation still in it’s early stages and can it be used in a production environment? Vertical pod autoscaler is a mechanism that automatically computes the resource requests for an application. It is a easy install CRD, that recently moved to a beta version (v0.3.0), and is composed of 3 parts (recommender, updater and admission controller). How VPA can be used to provide better usage of cluster resources? Horizontal pod autoscaler is responsible to provide a mechanism that will automatically adjust the amount of replicas required for an application base on a specific metric or resource. Since Kubernetes v1.10, external metrics are supported by the HPA object, which exposes any outside-cluster metrics to the autoscaler. Hence, at this point in time, HPA in a combination with cluster autoscaler can expand the size of the cluster on any mereics provided by the metrics APIs provice (e.g. Datadog cluster agent). Why it’s important to delegate the horizontal scaling to HPA and how in combination with cluster autoscaler, k8s can scale on any internal or external metrics?

Speakers
avatar for Ecaterina Gamanji

Ecaterina Gamanji

Cloud Platforms Engineer, Conde Nast International
Currently an Infrastructure and Operations Software Engineer at Conde Nast. Previously worked on maintaining and automating site delivery on Openstack based infrastructure, which transitioned into a role with a focuse on designing, deploying and evolving a Kubernetes centric infrastructure... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Premium 1 ETC

1:50pm

Running Resilient Workloads with Istio - Matt Turner, Istio
Remember how cool Kubernetes seemed when you first started using it? A simple, easy API for scalable compute in any cloud: just a Deployment and a Service and you’re done! But as you use it more, you learn that this isn't really enough. A production system needs requests and limits, liveness checks, HPAs, PDBs, PSPs, etc. The same is true for Istio, which can solve a lot of the problems with microservices out of the box, but isn't magic. When you get beyond playing with bookinfo, more configuration is needed to get the most out of it.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Turner

Matt Turner

CTO, Native Wave
Matt is CTO at Native Wave, a consultancy that designs, builds, and manages cloud-native platforms using the best open source software. Native Wave works with the whole business to re-architect and refactor applications to get the most from modern cloud technologies. Matt has been... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Premium 3 Etc.Venues St. Paul's

1:50pm

Automating at the Edge Exploring the Opportunities with OCP - Menno Kortekaas, CircleB
Compute is moving to the edge, businesses that are offering services there are moving from a traditional appliances model to a model with virtualized workloads on top of standard hardware. This creates some challenges that we are in the process of resolving with open specification hardware that is more efficient, easier to operate and maintain and of course more open.

Speakers
MK

Menno Kortekaas

Technical Director, CircleB
Menno Kortekaas is the Technical Director and founder of Circle B. With over 10 years of experience in IT networking as a network consultant before he founded Circle B. Circle B is focused on providing OCP based solutions to European datacenters and telecom operators.


Monday April 1, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Dedicated Etc.Venues St. Paul's

1:50pm

AAI, 2FA & Federated Ambitions for OpenStack at Big Data Institute Oxford - Callum Smith, University of Oxford
Delivering a single authentication and authorisation platform to support scientific workloads requiring HPC on patient identifiable datasets. A solution that supports web and non-web technologies consistently across the estate and has opportunity to integrate federated identity.

As a development of the research computing platform of Oxford’s Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics and the Big Data Institute, the newly named Biomedical Research Computing (BMRC) facility has undergone massive expansion in scope and service diversification over the past 12 months. Our emerging requirement is to enable high-performance processing of very large-scale sensitive data sets.

At the centre of our new service provision to deliver this is an OpenStack environment with a powerful authentication and authorisation infrastructure platform to enable high performance compute workloads on these sensitive datasets. Our AAI solution is based on open source technologies and supports a wide range of both web and non-web authentication protocols to ensure comprehensive support for the entire estate. Second factor authentication is provided in the form of HOTP/TOTP tokens (Google Authenticator/FreeOTP) or YubiKey hardware tokens.

Federated identity is a challenge to a number of HPC service providers, not just a collegiate university such as Oxford, so we have architected our solution around support for external identity mapping. Web federation is a well established and supported concept but non-web implementations often fall short in terms of usability and security. We have large ambitions to deliver secure and easy-to-use federated identity.

Speakers
CS

Callum Smith

Oxford BDI


Monday April 1, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Specialist Etc.Venues St. Paul's

2:30pm

Building a bank on Kubernetes - Miles Bryant, Monzo
At Monzo, we’re aiming to improve the financial lives of millions of people, and key to this is building a bank using modern technologies that don’t suck. We made a bold decision to adopt Kubernetes quite early on (version 1.3). Why did we choose Kubernetes, and what have we learnt?

Speakers
MB

Miles Bryant

Platform Engineer, Monzo
Miles is a Platform engineer who has been working with Prometheus and Kubernetes for 2 years. Over the last 9 months at Monzo he has built out a monitoring system that processes 800k samples a second. He is currently revamping the way we provision Kubernetes, and on a good day can... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Premium 1 ETC

2:30pm

Building a Complete Open Source Container Security Stack
Cloud Native platforms such as Kubernetes help developers to easily get started deploying and running their applications at scale. But as this access to compute starts to become ubiquitous, how you secure and maintain compliance standards in these environments becomes extremely important. In this talk, we'll cover the basics of securing Cloud Native platforms such as Kubernetes (Pod Security Policy, Network Policy, etc). We will also cover open source tools - such as Anchore, Falco and Sysdig Inspect - that can be used to maintain a secure computing environment. We will cover the entire process from image scanning to runtime security and forensics in volatile containers. Attendees will walk away with a good understanding of the challenges of securing a Cloud Native platform and practical advice on using open source tools as part of their security strategy.

Speakers
FB

Federico Barcelona

Marketing Integration Engineer, Sysdig
Fede is a college student and cloud-native integrations engineer, sitting between the container infrastructure and programming worlds, he uses Go, Python and C++ to integrate the neverending stream of new awesome DevOps / Container technologies.Currently, he is part of the Sysdig... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Dedicated Etc.Venues St. Paul's

2:30pm

Kubernetes and AWS Lambda can play nicely together - Edward Wilde, Form3
Vendor lock-in is a major worry for many engineers . A new innovative approach, will for the first time, allow open-source serverless to run on AWS Lambda or Kubernetes using the same deployment artifact, packaged using the tools we love: containers.

Speakers
avatar for Edward Wilde

Edward Wilde

Platform Architect, Form3
Edward is a member of the OpenFaaS core contributor team. Edward has spent the last year experimenting with ways to enable open-source serverless to leverage the economic benefits of cloud vendor services such as AWS Lambda and container as a service platforms like AWS Fargate.Professionally Edward is the Platform... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Specialist Etc.Venues St. Paul's

2:30pm

Testing the Future with Zuul - Monty Taylor, Red Hat
Automated testing of code is awesome, but testing code after it has merged somewhere is a little late. What you want to do is test code before it lands in the first place. While testing proposed changes is a good step in the right direction, testing them as submitted is still flawed, as you are testing an arbitrary state containing the change, not the actual future state that would result from merging the change. To correctly test the future state, you need a Project Gating System. Zuul is a Project Gating system developed to handle this. It uses Ansible for Job execution, handles cross-repository and cross-source dependencies, supports a combination of self-testing centralized and distributed job configuration, and is proven to operate at massive scale. As powerful as Zuul is, it's actually fairly easy to get started. We'll talk a bit about why Zuul does what it does, then step through a quickstart demo that goes from nothing to a fully operational gating system.

Speakers
avatar for Monty Taylor

Monty Taylor

Red Hat
Monty currently leads the team that works on the Zuul project for CI/CD in Red Hat's CTO Office. He's the founder, core member and past PTL of the OpenStack Infra team which runs CI and developer tooling for OpenStack. He's a past member of both the OpenStack Technical Committee and... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Premium 2

2:30pm

Order out of chaos: running HTC & HPC applications opportunistically across private, academic and public clouds - Andrew Lahiff, UK Atomic Energy Authority
Computing in science generally boils down to the need to run batch jobs or workflows. We will go through the challenges of developing a platform which allows scientists to run their workloads, including multi-node HPC jobs, opportunistically across many clouds.

Speakers
AL

Andrew Lahiff

High Performance Computing Specialist, UKAEA
Andrew is a Data Centric High Performance Computing Specialist at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. Originally from a background in nuclear theory research, Andrew has extensive experience in computing operations for large international scientific experiments, including two European... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Premium 3 Etc.Venues St. Paul's

3:00pm

Afternoon Break
Monday April 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Galleria Etc.Venues St. Paul's

3:30pm

Immutable Infrastructure - Justin Cormack, Docker
Immutable infrastructure was an idea originally popularised by Netflix, back in 2011. Burn an AMI, test it, use it, rebuild to make changes. As a pattern it is still niche though, despite offering many advantages. It has become the standard way to deliver container, but not entire systems. This talk examines immutability as a model across a range of platforms, and looks at available tooling, including the LinuxKit project. The talk should give an idea of the pros and cons of immutability and how to use the tooling.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Cormack

Justin Cormack

Security Engineer, Docker
Justin Cormack is a senior security engineer at Docker, a maintainer of the CNCF Notary project, a contributor to several other CNCF and OCI projects, and a maintainer of the Docker engine and LinuxKit. He works on application security and container isolation, among other areas. He... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Premium 1 ETC

3:30pm

3:30pm

Ceph on ARM - Why Ceph on ARM is a Killer Combination for Enterprise Storage - Phil Straw, SoftIron
Speakers
PS

Phil Straw

CTO, SoftIron
Phil Straw is the CTO of SoftIron, the Silicon Valley company behind HyperDrive - a dedicated Ceph Appliance. Previously he has held senior technical roles with Securify, Delphi Electronics, 3Com and Cisco.


Monday April 1, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Premium 2

3:30pm

OpenStack Multa - Geoff Higginbottom, Rackspace
How do you keep up with a fast evolving cloud platform such as OpenStack, ensuring you know about new features and how to deploy them. Creating multiple environments requires a lot of hardware which very few have access to. So why not spin up test environments on top of OpenStack - but how?

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Higginbottom

Geoff Higginbottom

OpenStack Specialist Architect, Rackspace
Geoff is an OpenStack Solutions Architect with over 25 years of experience working with a wide range of IT technologies. Geoff is also an experienced trainer and public speaker, with experience presenting at various global IT seminars.


Monday April 1, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Specialist Etc.Venues St. Paul's

3:30pm

How OpenStack can transform the Academic Cloud environment through innovation - Kenneth Tan, Sardina Systems
OpenStack cloud software is today providing advanced innovative solutions for all the challenges that academic computing environments are faced with, like flexible infrastructure, span multiple locations at the same time, self-service compute environments, or high-volume data management.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kenneth Tan

Dr. Kenneth Tan

Director, Sardina Systems
Dr Kenneth Tan has been in the large scale systems sector for 18+ years. At Sardina Systems, Kenneth leads the product development team responsible for building OpenStack automation software, to optimize OpenStack cloud operations. He was previously with CloudFabriQ, BNP Paribas... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Premium 3 Etc.Venues St. Paul's

4:10pm

A Modern CI/CD Pipeline with Google Kubernetes Engine, GitlabCI and HELM - Marius Razvan Palimariu, Verne Global
Building and maintaining a Kubernetes Cluster with CI/CD pipelines to correctly deploy to Kuberentes clusters is a time-consuming process. In this presentation, we’ll look at how easy and fast is to deploy and manage Kubernetes clusters, to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in a reliable and repeatable way using HashiCorp Terraform, we’ll look at how to integrate the new GKE cluster created, and how to create a multi-environment Continuous Delivery pipeline with ease, by using the declarative .gitlab-ci.yml file, and how to use Helm together with Kubernetes for simplified applications deployments.

Speakers
MR

Marius Razvan Palimariu

Solution Architect, Verne Global
I’m an Automation/DevOps Engineer and Solutions Architect with over 10 years of experience, emphasizing: cloud technologies, process automation, configuration management, and continuous delivery. I consider myself to be an enthusiastic, conscientious and self-motivated individual... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Premium 2

4:10pm

Eclipse Jemo - Cloud native FaaS without the lock-in - Christoph Stura, Cloudreach
Eclipse Jemo is an exciting new project which derives from an open source donation from Cloudreach. The project aims to take the “write once run anywhere” slogan which original launched Java into the age of cloud by providing a FaaS which will run on any cloud.

Speakers
CS

Christopher Stura

Chief Architect, Cloudreach Limited Europe
I am the Chief Architect at Cloudreach and a distributed computing enthusiast. I have a passion for technology strategy and digital transformation as well as the public cloud. I like solving hard problems and relish the challenges of parallel processing. | | In my career I have done... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Dedicated Etc.Venues St. Paul's

4:10pm

Powering Flexible Payments in the Cloud With Kubernetes - Ana Calin, Paybase
FinTech remains a daunting ecosystem for new entrants but increasing numbers of tech start-ups are showing how it's done. Paybase's journey to market-ready end-to-end payments service provider solution for marketplaces and gig-sharing economies, involved building a scalable payments platform while balancing innovation with reliability and some strict constraints in compliance and risk. Ana will cover the technical and security challenges they faced and the lessons they learned along the way as they built Paybase's cloud-native microservices infrastructure (GCP, Kubernetes) and integrated with old-world, traditional systems.

Speakers
avatar for Ana Calin

Ana Calin

Systems Engineer, Paybase
Ana is a Systems Engineer at Paybase, an emerging London FinTech. As a Systems Engineer Ana builds the infrastructure of Paybase’s service oriented platform, creates, updates and maintains monitoring and logging systems and incident response management systems. Previously Ana has... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Premium 1 ETC

4:10pm

The Future of Edge is Open Source, John Studarus, JHL Consulting
The future of edge computing will be open source from the physical infrastructure and computer processors all the way up to the APIs, cloud/container software and IoT devices we’ll use.

Speakers
avatar for John Studarus

John Studarus

Cloud Architect, JHL Consulting
For the last twenty years, John has been providing technical management services building and evaluating complex distributed systems across the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, and financial services industries. He's a graduate of the University of California, San Diego and Carnegie... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Specialist Etc.Venues St. Paul's

4:10pm

Lessons learnt federating OpenStack powered Supercomputers - John Garbutt, StackHPC
We have recently been working with STFC's IRIS (https://www.iris.ac.uk) federation, adding Cambridge University's Cumulus Supercomputer (87th in November 2018 Top 500 https://www.top500.org/system/179577) into the IRIS federation, and helping other IRIS sites wanting to do something similar. Firstly, we have starting using OpenStack to manage Cumulus.

Exposing these resources using OpenStack have helped provide access to resources in a more flexible way, which has allowed more diverse communities to share the same pool of hardware resources, avoiding the need for costly and unreliable custom dedicated clusters.

Some communities have found Magnum created Kubernetes to be a useful building block. We have used Keystone's Federation, along with Keycloak, to reduce the time spend on user management.

Looking to the future, I talk about what will be needed to help better meet the needs of the STFC IRIS federation.

Speakers
JG

John Garbutt

Principal Engineer, StackHPC
John is a Principal Engineer working on the convergence of OpenStack and HPC with StackHPC. John has been involved with OpenStack since December 2010, and is currently a Nova core reviewer. Between April 2016 and April 2018 he served as a member of the OpenStack Technical committee... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Premium 3 Etc.Venues St. Paul's

4:50pm

What will make software trustable in the year 2020? - Amanda Brock, Trustable
As software increases in scope, and applies to a greater portion of our day to day lives, and as more organisations rely on common vendors and open source software, we are all exposed to greater risks as a result of both our knowing and unknowing use of software.  While many organisations attempt to push this risk to end-users and suppliers, there are limits to the application of EULAs and contract liability, especially in a wold where there is an increased reliance on the complex networked multi-vendor systems that underpin our electronic reality.
Trustable Software, is a an open project with a goal of understanding what we can trust software to do, when specific software can be trusted, and how to protect ourselves from risks associated with software being trustable.

In an effort to manage these risks at all levels of the supply chain, the Trustable project provides a collaborative environment where representatives from multiple industries can collaborate on measures to identify how and where software may be trusted, and investigate how they may insure against risks associated with the re-use of software for new purposes.  With scope extending to process, public constraints and legal and compliance, and with contributors in each area reviewing and extending upon each other’s work, Trustable applies open source development principles to establish frameworks for trust.
This evolving project's "Trustable Software Engineering Specification" will create measures against which we may demonstrate what state of the art software engineering practices and good governance are. We will consider the availability of and need to build a suitable insurance product or vehicle for Trustable Software.
This talk will focus on the work Trustable is doing and the state of the art in trusting software.
Trustable is a global project run through a UK company limited by guarantee and is a not for profit.  Trustable will be funded by member organisations and is actively seeking corporate membership. Community members are welcome and can sign up at www.trustable.io

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Brock

Amanda Brock

CEO, Trustable
Amanda is the CEO of Trustable Software, a UK based not for profit organisation working globally, www.trustable.io. She was General Counsel of Canonical, setting up the global legal team and running this for 5 years. She has worked in a variety of sectors, ranging from Fashion to Fintech, across EMEA, US, AsiaPac and Emerging Markets, based out of the UK and Amsterdam and has worked in open... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 4:50pm - 5:10pm
Dedicated Etc.Venues St. Paul's

4:50pm

Istio – connect your microservices in a secure way - Laszlo Budai, ComponentSoft
Microservices are taking over the way of how software is developed. The communication among microservices is a challenge for both developers and operators. A service mesh is trying to ease this pain for both, and provide flexible, secure and observable communication channels for microservices. Istio is a service mesh launched by Google, IBM, and Lyft, which allows us to interconnect our deployed services. It also includes tools for load balancing, authenticating and monitoring service-to-service traffic. In this talk I’ll start with an introduction to service mesh and Istio. I will present how they work and will show some of Istio’s features which can enhance the security of the communication.

Speakers
avatar for Laszlo Budai

Laszlo Budai

Senior Consultant, Component Soft
Laszlo is a seasoned IT consultant and instructor who still remembers the time when Linux was young, and Solaris servers ruled the world, built mission critical telco systems with both OS-es and the related cluster software for several years before changing to the cloud and cloud... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Premium 2

4:50pm

Serverless is more FinDev than DevOps - Yan Cui, The Burning Monk
The pay-per-invocation model of serverless is such an under-appreciated superpower. It lets you work out the cost of each user transaction and understand the return on investment of features. It can even open the door for new business models and pricing strategies once you embrace it.

Speakers
avatar for Yan Cui

Yan Cui

Principal Engineer, DAZN
Yan is an experienced engineer who has run production workload at scale in AWS for nearly 10 years. He has been an architect and principal engineer with a variety of industries ranging from banking, e-commerce, sports streaming to mobile gaming. He has worked extensively with AWS... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Premium 1 ETC

4:50pm

Sustainable Computing through Cloud Native - Christoph Buchli, Helio Exchange
Making use of idling server capacity can save a lot of money and energy. But what if we took it even one step further? Intelligently scheduling and deploying workloads according to environmental circumstances like electricity costs, heat demand or hardware specification could drastically increase the efficiency of data centers and help stabilising the power grid of tomorrow. So what do we as an open industry have to do do make this possible.

Speakers
CB

Christoph Buchli

Software Engineer, Helio AG
Software Engineer with a passion for sustainability and open source. Technology philosopher. I’ve worked in the internet industry for more than ten years and had the chance to dive into most of today’s exciting technology first hand. With all that experience, I finally started... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Specialist Etc.Venues St. Paul's

4:50pm

Community Management is Dead... Long Live to Cross-Community Management! - Daniel Izquierdo Cortazar, Bitergia
The inter-dependency of Open Source projects has changed the nature of Open Source community development. As communities converge, release schedules and priorities collides, project leaders need to adjust OS models, re-think interactions with multiple release cycles and juggle the divergent agendas.

This session will discuss research findings in how organizations participate and evolve across projects such as OpenStack and/or CNCF projects. And from this point of view, how community management as we know nowadays (silo-ed or focus on one project) needs to evolve to the concept of cross-community management. Businesses are not dependent of just one technology, but a myriad of them. Thus the business of community management should be oriented to a deeper understanding of the cross-community collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Ana Jimenez Santamaria

Ana Jimenez Santamaria

Software Marketing Strategist, Bitergia
Ana is a Software Marketing Strategist currently working at Bitergia, a Software Development Analytics firm specialized in Open Source and InnerSource projects. As marketing specialist and Data Nerd, Ana is really interested in Open Source Communities and strongly believes that Marketing... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Izquierdo Cortazar

Daniel Izquierdo Cortazar

Cofounder and CDO, Bitergia
Daniel Izquierdo Cortazar is a cofounder and chief data officer at Bitergia, a company that provides software analytics for open source ecosystems, where he is focused on the quality of the data, research of new metrics, analysis, and studies of interest for Bitergia customers via... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Premium 3 Etc.Venues St. Paul's

6:00pm

Drinks Reception - Sponsored by Open Compute Project
Thanks to our friends at the Open Compute Project, we have a drinks tab open at 176 Aldersgate St, Barbican, London EC1A 4HU on Monday Night, which is right next door to our venue.

Sponsors
avatar for Open Compute Project

Open Compute Project

Open Compute Project


Monday April 1, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Natural Kitchen Barbican 176 Aldersgate St, Barbican, London EC1A 4HU
 
Tuesday, April 2
 

9:30am

Kubernetes Administration 101: from Zero to (junior) Hero - Graham Jones, ComponentSoft
You already know Openstack and some Docker but are new to Kubernetes? This half-day long hands-on training is for you to give a boost to your career by learning the main concepts and basic administration tasks of the massively popular open source container orchestrator, based on Google’s 15 years’ experience of managing planet scale production workloads. Main topics are: Linux container and Kubernetes Intro with an emphasis on the Kubernetes architecture; Workloads featuring Pods and Deployments; Accessing applications using the Services abstraction.

Speakers
avatar for Graham Jones

Graham Jones

Component Soft


Tuesday April 2, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Tab CodeNode

9:30am

Learn how to Automate with Ansible - Phil Griffiths & Patrick Harrison, Red Hat
Join Red Hat Ansible experts for a comprehensive overview of Ansible, diving into an overview of Ansible Tower and how they work together. You will leave this hands on workshop equipped with the skills to take back to your company to implement right away.

Speakers
PG

Phil Griffiths

Solutions Architect, Red Hat
PH

Patrick Harrison

Solutions Architect, Red Hat


Tuesday April 2, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Alt CodeNode

9:30am

Multi-runtime support with k8s and Kata Containers - Graham Whaley, Intel
During this workshop we will discuss the current state of multi-runtime support in Kubernetes, and have a brief look at the commonly available runtimes and their features.
This will be followed by a hands on installation and demonstration including:
- how to configure your Kubernetes cluster to support multiple runtimes.
- How to add Kata Containers as a runtime to a Kubernetes cluster
- how to nominate pods to be run as Kata runtime
- how to exclude pods from being run with Kata

Prerequisites for this course are a reasonable working knowledge of Kubernetes setup and management.

If you wish to actively follow and participate in setting up a cluster with Kata, then you will need
- Access to a Kubernetes >= v1.12 cluster, that you do not mind reconfiguring (i.e. not a live cluster!)
- preferably CRI-O installed as the CRI runtime on the cluster, along with the matching runc as the default container runtime.

The prerequisites and instructions are detailed in full here: https://tinyurl.com/y2jjeg83

Speakers
avatar for Graham Whaley

Graham Whaley

Senior Software Engineer, Intel
Graham has been working on *nix systems since he first played with Version 7 Unix longer ago than he cares to remember. Having spent many years working on embedded systems and tooling, he has more recently been working within Intel's Opensource Technology Center, focussed on Kata... Read More →


Tuesday April 2, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Shift CodeNode

12:30pm

Lunch (Attendees Own)
Tuesday April 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:30pm

How to install Zuul and configure your first jobs - Monty Taylor, Red Hat
One of the great things about the OpenStack project is our CI platform, not only does the project do an awesome job ensuring developers have the tools needed for testing, but we also make it possible for downstream users to contribute results back to the system. With the release of Zuulv3 by the OpenStack Infrastructure team, Windmill has been created to help users stand up their own CI infrastructure using Ansible. Not only will we be setting up Windmill to report results back to the OpenStack project but users will also have the ability to see how Zuulv3 works will GitHub

Speakers
avatar for Monty Taylor

Monty Taylor

Red Hat
Monty currently leads the team that works on the Zuul project for CI/CD in Red Hat's CTO Office. He's the founder, core member and past PTL of the OpenStack Infra team which runs CI and developer tooling for OpenStack. He's a past member of both the OpenStack Technical Committee and... Read More →


Tuesday April 2, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Shift CodeNode

1:30pm

Istio 101: A 3-hour quickstart on Istio - Laszlo Budai, ComponentSoft
Moving applications to the cloud brings new challenges for both developers and operators. Developers will use microservices to build their applications, while operators will need to manage large numbers of microservices deployments. Istio will reduce the complexity of such microservices by providing a service mesh that can transparently integrate into existing distributed applications and provides a way to securely connect and monitor microservices. In this workshop first we will discuss the architecture of Istio, then we will install it into an existing Kubernetes cluster. Once we have Istio in place, we will deploy a sample application and will have a look at some of Istio's functionalities.

Speakers
avatar for Laszlo Budai

Laszlo Budai

Senior Consultant, Component Soft
Laszlo is a seasoned IT consultant and instructor who still remembers the time when Linux was young, and Solaris servers ruled the world, built mission critical telco systems with both OS-es and the related cluster software for several years before changing to the cloud and cloud... Read More →


Tuesday April 2, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Tab CodeNode

1:30pm

OpenStack Upstream Institute - Kendall Nelson, OpenStack Foundation
Openstack Upstream Institute teaches new members of the community all the basics they need to know to get started from community structure to the tools we use to collaborate. This abridged version will cover the creation of accounts, setup of a development environment, and how to respond to code reviews so that you can start pushing patches by the end of the workshop and get all your questions answered in one place. 


Speakers
avatar for Kendall Nelson

Kendall Nelson

Upstream Developer Advocate, OpenStack Foundation
Kendall is an Upstream Developer Advocate at the OpenStack Foundation based in Seattle, WA. She first started working on Cinder and os-brick in the Liberty release and since then gotten involved in StoryBoard, the Women of OpenStack (WoO), the First Contact SIG, the Contributor Guide... Read More →


Tuesday April 2, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Alt CodeNode