Back by popular demand! The Spectrum Scale User Group is holding a 'Meet the Developers' event to focus on Cloud topics.
Slightly different to the past meet the devs events, this is a cloud workshop aimed at looking how Spectrum Scale fits in the world of cloud. Rather than being a series of presentations and discussions led by IBM, this workshop aims to look at how Spectrum Scale can be used in cloud environments. This will include using Spectrum Scale as an infrastructure tool to power private cloud deployments. We will also look at the challenges of accessing data from cloud deployments and discuss ways in which this might be accomplished.
Our topics for the day will include on-premise (private) clouds, on-premise self-service (public) clouds, off-premise clouds (Amazon etc.) as well as covering technologies including OpenStack, Docker, Kubernetes and security requirements around multi-tenancy. We probably don't have all the answers for these, but we'd like to understand the requirements and hear people's ideas.
From IBM, Dean Hildebrand, Master Inventor, Cloud Storage Software will be present and Simon Thompson, Group Chair, as well as architect on the CLIMB project and the University of Birmingham's research cloud who will both help to steer the discussions.
If you are currently deploying OpenStack on Spectrum Scale, or plan to in the near future, then this workshop is for you. Also if you currently have Spectrum Scale and are wondering how you might get that data into cloud-enabled workloads or are currently doing so, then again you should attend.
To ensure that the workshop is focused, numbers are limited and we will initially be limiting to 2 people per organisation/project/site.
Arrival is from 10:00 with discussion kicking off from 10:30. The agenda is open discussion though we do aim to talk over a number of key topics. We hope to have the ever popular (though usually late!) pizza for lunch.