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Thursday, November 14 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Open Source Cloud - Part 1

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This session includes technical- and business-oriented presentations focusing on open source cloud computing, proposed by members participating in the OW2 Open Source Cloudware Initiative (OSCi) or external technology experts.

02:00 MySQL in the Cloud, Colin Charles, MariaDB
Abstract: Today you can use MySQL in several clouds in what is considered using it as a service, a database as a service (DBaaS). Learn the differences, the access methods, and the level of control you have for the various cloud offerings including: - Amazon RDS - Google Cloud SQL - HPCloud DBaaS - Rackspace Openstack DBaaS The administration tools and ideologies behind it are completely different, and you are in a "locked-down" environment. Some considerations include: * Different backup strategies * Planning for multiple data centres for availability * Where do you host your application? * How do you get the most performance out of the solution? * What does this all cost? Questions like this will be demystified in the talk.

02:15: CompatibleOne Multi PaaS Provisioning, Sami Yangui & Mohamed Mohamed, Institut Mines-Telecom, Telecom SudParis.
Abstract: The study we have conducted of existing cloud platforms shows that their operating requires the use of specific and proprietary APIs. This PaaS providers’ policy is hampering the interactions between different clouds. If appropriate solutions are not considered, this issue would for instance slow down the democratization of clouds federation and cooperation. As a part of our work, we developed a generic PaaS application provisioning and management API (called COAPS API). Our proposed solution applies the separation of concerns principle by separating the provisioning and the management API from the defined description model.

02:30: Provisioning the Cloud within XLCloud, Sylvain Bauza, Bull
Abtract: XLcloud is a three-year long collaborative project funded by the French FSN (Fonds national pour la Société Numérique) programme, call Cloud n° 1, that was initially submitted under the name "Magellan". XLcloud strives to establish the demonstration of a High Performance Cloud Computing (HPCC) platform based on OpenStack that is designed to run a representative set of compute intensive workloads including more specifically interactive games, interactive simulations and 3D graphic applications. In this context, provisioning a full stack from baremetal nodes to running PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) implies many challenges that XLCloud team has to deal with day-to-day. The goal of this talk is to discuss about the current state-of-art on how to deploy and configure Openstack, how these tools can help XLCloud to match its needs and the current status of the project by itself.

02:45: OCEAN - support for Open Cloud projects, Yuri Glikman, Fraunhofer FOKUS
Abstract: The fundamental goal of OCEAN (http://www.ocean-project.eu) is to foster the emergence of a sustainable open source cloud ecosystem in Europe, by generating greater efficiency among collaborative research projects on open source cloud computing. OCEAN is maintaining an online directory of FLOSS outcomes of cloud projects (www.ocdirectory.org). The project is working provide a functional mapping of these outcomes, in relation with key standards and reference models from leading standardization organizations such as NIST, ETSI, DMTF, OGF, in what we call an Open Cloud Interoperability Framework and Roadmap. OCEAN supports projects by providing an online service, based on the ETICS framework enabling open cloud projects to build, test and check the quality of their software, including interoperability testing and compliance to cloud standards. Finally, OCEAN is organising Plugfests to foster cooperation and integration between projects.

03:00: How to Migrate Existing Software Stacks to Cloud and App Stores?, Alban Richard, UShareSoft.
Abstract: Application migration to cloud remains a headache for many ISVs: software delivery processes are often manual and unsuited to supporting the on-demand nature of the cloud; applications and middleware are dependent on the underlying OS and hypervisor; and live systems typically offer no visibility into package and licensing information. Consequently, many ISVs cannot easily prepare their software for a single cloud, let alone multiple clouds and marketplaces. The ability to migrate "as is" helps the process significantly, and many tools do a good job of moving software from one platform to another. However, they typically move a "black box" instance, meaning users are still unable to trace the internal packages and licensing of the software they are migrating. UShareSoft's new migration service scans any live system and lets users migrate it instantly, while capturing package and licensing meta data to make governance, maintenance and customization easy. Migrations can be completed in less than 30 minutes, letting OW2 projects and other ISVs quickly instantiate their software on any cloud or populate to the OW2 app store or other marketplaces. This presentation will give an overview of application migration to cloud, as well as demonstrating how OW2 projects can migrate existing software stacks to cloud.

03:15: Navigating the NoSQL Landscape, Sun Seng David TAN, Serli
Abstract: In the era of cheap disk space, processing power and high bandwidth networks, the constraints that caused our industry to have a near exclusive focus on Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) have abated. The terminology surrounding NoSQL and BigData are confusing to IT professionals trying to select the right storage for the right problem. The talk will explore the technical reasons you might select one of these new databases, the types of databases available, their correct use and quintessential use cases for them. Also discussed will be the counter indications for them. This is a survey talk for management and developers who are new to NoSQL/BigData/Non-RDBMS.

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Sylvain Bauza

XLCloud contributor, Bull
Sylvain has a strong background on managing and operating large Web farms. In his career, he played as Site Reliability Engineer at Yahoo! managing more than 500+ servers and had various positions from Software Manager in a startup company to Operations Manager for a Competitive Intelligence company on a SaaS product. He now is in charge of adding value to XLCloud by operating and acting on its Openstack stack and contributing to both XLCloud and Openstack codes.
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Colin Charles, SkySQL

Chief Evangelist: mariaDB, SkySQL
Colin Charles works on MariaDB at SkySQL. He has been the Chief Evangelist for MariaDB since 2009, with work ranging from speaking engagements to consultancy and engineering works around MariaDB. He lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and had worked at MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He's well known within open source communities in Asia and Australia, and has spoken at many conferences to boot.
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Yuri Glickman

Project Manager, IT Researcher, Fraunhofer FOKUS
Dr. Yuri Glickman is a project manager at Fraunhofer FOKUS. His technical and research background covers SOA, model driven software engineering, design, testing of distributed systems. He was/is actively contributing and leading technical activities in numerous European (TT-Medal, VISP, SWEB, QualiPSo, ALADDIN, ENGAGE, iCity, OCEAN, Policy Compass) and national research projects, and in research projects in collaboration with Japanese industry (Hitachi, NTT Data). Yuri Glikman is the...
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Jean-Pierre Laisné

Leader, CompatibleOne
Leader of the CompatibleOne project, Jean-Pierre Laisné is well known for his professional open source activism. Since 1992 with Pick Systems, Linbox and Bull, Jean-Pierre has been not only advocating but demonstrating the power of open source for the enterprise as a whole. President of ObjectWeb and OW2, co-founder of Aful, co-founder and president of Open World Forum, co-founder of OW2 Open Source Cloudware Initiative, Jean-Pierre has 30 years of experience in IT business.
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Alban Richard

CEO, UShareSoft
Alban Richard is CEO of UShareSoft, bringing more than 25 years experience in the IT industry, including engineering, marketing and product management executive roles, with P&L and general management responsibilities. He has a successful track record for building more than 20 server software product lines. Alban is also a Board Member for the OW2 Consortium.
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Sun Seng David TAN

Java Software Developer, Serli
A Java developer for almost 10 years, Sun recently joined the company Serli. Previously a Java developer for Nuxeo, Sun has always been a big fan of open source and agility. His areas of expertise include Eclipse RCP, testing, and the Nuxeo Platform.

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