About: As OpenStack gains traction in today’s enterprise environments, other cloudy concepts are beginning to take hold in enterprises as well. Today’s enterprises are transitioning from waterfall to agile, more interested in DevOps, and are adopting programmable infrastructure faster than ever before. To maximize returns on the investments today’s enterprises are making, IT departments need to learn new skills and new concepts. Infrastructure as Code (IAC) is one of those concepts that everyone hears a lot about, but in many cases, it is not well understood. Appdevs need to learn infrastructure, infrastructure teams need to learn software development strategies. Bridging the gaps between the two teams can drive the overall consumption of an OpenStack cloud. This session will discuss the basic concepts of infrastructure as code and how to get started. We will also review what it takes to get started (Software repositories, Version Control, etc) and strategies for selling your cloud.
Speaker Bio: Steve Tegeler – Director of Systems Engineering, VMware
Steve currently leads a team of experts who help customers deploy OpenStack in their organizations. Over the last 10 years Steve has spent a tremendous amount of time with IT departments making choices around IaaS. Steve came to VMware through the acquisition of Nicira. At Nicira, Steve spent time not only on Network & Security virtualization, but the overall automation strategy. He’s seen a lot of success, and also a lot of failures.
Speaker Bio: Nathan Ness – Staff Systems Engineer, VMware
Nathan Ness has been a part of the Networking and Security Business Unit at VMware since the acquisition of Nicira. His background includes datacenter networking and security with an emphasis in cloud and virtualization technologies. Currently at VMware he focuses on anything & everything related to OpenStack + VMware. He holds certifications in Cisco, Microsoft, and VMware NSX.
OpenStack Australia Day - Sydney 2016