Adventures in Deploying Private Paas on the Open Cloud: Tales from the Enterprise

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Location: E142
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Open cloud frameworks offer flexible, convenient infrastructure options for the real-world enterprise. But enterprise cloud deployments require security, application portability, and agility to handle the accelerated (and shortening) workload lifespans today’s IT demands.

In this presentation, ActiveState CTO Jeff Hobbs and Cloud Evangelist Diane Mueller discuss the challenges, drama, and realities of deploying private Platform as a Service (PaaS) on OpenStack and CloudStack.

Come learn how to run production auto-scaling deployments across multiple stacks (OpenStack, CloudStack), multiple cloud frameworks, (private, public, hybrid), and multiple providers (like HP Cloud Services). Jeff and Diane will offer perspective and insight into the evolution of Open Clouds as a viable private cloud option, and as a most excellent host for Platform as a Service. The presentation will also cover lxc containerization, Ubuntu migration from 10.x to 12.x, deploying Hybrid Clouds with jcloud & brooklyn, and other aspects of the evolving Open Cloud eco-system.

This session is sponsored by ActiveState Software

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Jeff Hobbs


Jeff Hobbs is ActiveState’s CTO and VP of Engineering. He oversees development of all ActiveState products—from language distributions to development tools and our cloud solutions, including the strategy of integrating our products for an end-to-end desktop to cloud experience.

Though he’s responsible for leading and fostering our talented development team, Jeff is a coder at heart! He is passionate about technologies that just work, making the lives of developers easier. His current obsession is making Stackato the best private PaaS platform for developers: using any language, any infrastructure, and leveraging open source – so that applications just deploy and scale in any cloud. Jeff is a contributing author for Perl and Python extensions, and has been a member of the Tcl Core Team for more than a decade. Jeff is co-author of “Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk”, and has been a speaker at Cloud Expo, OSCON, the Tcl Annual Conference, and others. Jeff works closely with ActiveState customers including Cisco, Boeing, Synopsys, NASA and Intel to deliver the best dynamic languages solutions for their development projects.

Before joining ActiveState, Jeff was the Tcl Ambassador at Scriptics and a software engineer at Siemens. He has a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Oregon.

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Diane Mueller


Diane Mueller is Director, Enterprise Product Management at ActiveState. She has been designing and implementing products and applications embedded into mission critical financial and accounting systems at F500 corporations for over 20 years. Diane has been actively involved in development efforts of XBRL Open Standard for the past 11 years. She serves on both the XBRL International Steering Committee and the Best Practices Board, chairing the software interoperability working group and the XBRL Rendering Technical Working Group, as well as an active member of the working group.

In addition, she is the host and editor of and a half dozen other drupal-based sites that allow her to pontificate on her interests ranging from geocaching, her pugs, and the Pacific Northwest she calls home.


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