OpenStack Deployment & Operations Workshop

Ron Pedde (Rackspace Hosting), Todd Willey (OpenStack), Matt Ray (Opscode)
Operations Ballroom EFGH
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OpenStack is a collection of open source technologies delivering a massively scalable cloud operating system. The community is currently developing three interrelated projects: OpenStack Compute (code-named Nova), a scalable compute provisioning engine, OpenStack Object Storage (code-named Swift), a fully distributed object store, and OpenStack Image Service (code-named Glance), an image registry and delivery service.

Launched by Rackspace and NASA in July 2010, OpenStack has quickly gained momentum with more than 100 active developers and over 60 companies and organizations backing the project. OpenStack supports all of the major hypervisors, and is a solution for both public and private clouds. There have been three official software releases in nine months, and contributors across the world are adding new features every day.

In this workshop, attendees should expect to:

  • Gain a clear understanding of OpenStack, its capabilities and use cases
  • Learn best practices for deploying and managing OpenStack using Opscode’s Chef
  • Experience a live demo

Ron Pedde

Rackspace Hosting

Ron Pedde has nearly 20 years of experience in the IT industry, including experience as a programmer, network administrator, systems administrator, and systems engineer. He has considerable experience in the design and implementation of large scale systems for enterprises and web-scale companies. As a systems generalist, Ron’s diverse experience helps him find unique solutions for any problem. Ron thrives on challenge, and enjoys the effort of turning complex requirements into elegant solutions.

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Todd Willey


A collector of the finest works of ascii art, Todd has quite refined tastes and styles. If you are lucky enough to spot one in the wild, you will most likely find him around open source watering holes building cloud software.

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Matt Ray


Matt Ray is a Senior Technical Evangelist for Opscode and the open source systems integration platform Chef. He is active in the OpenStack community and was previously the Community Manager for Zenoss Core. He has been active in the open source community for well over a decade and was one of the founders of the Texas LinuxFest and ChefConf. He blogs at and is @mattray on Twitter, IRC and GitHub.

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