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Thursday, May 15 • 5:00pm - 5:40pm
A Fistful of Clouds

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Cybera has been working with OpenStack since the Bexar release and using it in production since Cactus. When people ask us how large Cybera’s OpenStack cloud is, we tell them that we're a little different: instead of operating one large cloud, we manage and operate several medium-sized OpenStack clouds. Each is designed to advance technology adoption in the public and private sectors of Alberta or Canada as a whole.
For this session, we will discuss some of the many OpenStack clouds that we're running in production, the unique choices that were made for each cloud, and the difficulties we've had along the way. The clouds to be discussed are:
  • DAIR: The Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (a publicly-funded IaaS cloud available for free to Canadian entrepreneurs)
  • LMC: The Learning Management Cloud (a shared cloud for educators’ learning management systems)
  • VCL: The Virtual Computing Lab (which makes classroom software available from any internet-enabled device)
  • RAC: The Rapid Access Cloud (an instant-access, testing cloud for Alberta researchers and businesses)
About the organization: Cybera is a not-for-profit technical agency that is helping Alberta advance its IT frontiers.
About the presenters:
Micheal Jones, Systems Administrator, Cybera
Micheal works on building, automating and administrating clouds at Cybera. He has years of data wrangling and systems administration experience from the film and television world, and spent several stints programming and administering web hosts, along with doing private consulting.
Barton Satchwill, Development Manager, Cybera
Barton Satchwill has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Alberta. He has spent his career developing applications in the public, private, and scientific domains. Barton has built three cloud systems based on the very successful OpenStack cloud fabric.
Joe Topjian, Systems Architect, Cybera
Joe graduated from the Pittsburgh Technical Institute with an Associates Degree in Computer Network Systems. Throughout his IT career, he's worked in areas of law, finance, internet service, and web hosting. He currently lives in Calgary, building and automating clouds for Cybera.
Joe is also a co-author of the OpenStack Operations Guide.

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Micheal Jones

Technical Operations Manager, Cybera
Micheal’s career spans over a decade and covers several disciplines, including programming, web hosting, operating systems, and IT consulting. He has spent the last five years automating and administrating multiple cloud environments, including the Rapid Access Cloud, a national... Read More →
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Joe Topjian

Vice President, Technology, Cybera
Joe currently lives in Alberta, Canada, building and automating clouds for Cybera. Joe is also a co-author of the OpenStack Operations Guide and is an active member of the OpenStack Operators community.

Thursday May 15, 2014 5:00pm - 5:40pm EDT
Room B102

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