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May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX

Cloud federation with Tricircle and Ubernetes

Zhiyuan Cai (Huawei), Quinton Hoole (Google)
11:55am–12:35pm Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Meeting Room 14

As a developer you have many choices when it comes to distributing your applications to the cloud. Scale must be considered along with a decision on whether or not to make use of public, private, or hybrid cloud solutions. Each of these scenarios requires you to interact with a cloud platform in different ways. Tricircle and Ubernetes attempt to answer this dilemma by introducing cloud federation. Tricircle provides an OpenStack API gateway and networking automation solution to manage multiple OpenStack clouds; similarly, Ubernetes also provides unified API to manage multiple Kubernetes clusters. Zhiyuan Cai and Quinton Hoole discuss when it makes sense to use Tricircle and Ubernetes and how it simplifies cloud distribution via OpenStack and Kubernetes.

This session is sponsored by Huawei.

Zhiyuan Cai


Zhiyuan Cai is a cloud engineer at Huawei mainly focused on OpenStack community contribution. Previously, Zhiyuan worked on projects including Neutron, Keystone, and OpenStack Client but now spends more time on Tricircle, a project aimed at providing an OpenStack API gateway and networking automation for large-scale cloud deployments. Recently, Zhiyuan worked with engineers from NEC to run a demo that utilizes Tricircle to deploy web services with a database cluster backend across China and Japan. Zhiyuan holds a master of computer science.

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Quinton Hoole


Quinton Hoole is a senior engineer on the Kubernetes team at Google and the technical lead for Kubernetes Cluster Federation (fondly known as “Ubernetes”). Before joining Google, Quinton was one of the founding engineers of EC2 at Amazon Web Services, leaving to join Nimbula.com, another pioneering cloud computing startup.