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Thursday, May 15 • 9:50am - 10:30am
Federated Identity & Federated Service Provider Support for OpenStack Clouds

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One of the highly-sung benefits to choosing an OpenStack provider is the promise of portability. Users want to be confident that the tools they are using and the status events they anticipate are interoperable across all OpenStack providers. So if one cloud service provider is deemed better than another for a certain type of workload, it can be moved without change to the clients, the monitoring, or even the user interface. This uniformity creates the look & feel of a cloud of clouds.
For large enterprises, the more control they have over the authentication and authorization functions across multiple vendors and systems, the more access governance and auditing they can do. When an employee leaves a company, it could be detrimental to inadvertently leave their access intact. When a new employee is hired, they shouldn't have to climb over the hurdles of red tape-laden processes in order to access the critical systems they need to do their job. In Icehouse, thanks in large part to CERN, IBM, Rackspace, RedHat, and the University of Kent, identity federation took a foothold. Now, companies can resume control of the authentication process prior to enabling access to an OpenStack cloud.
However, identity federation is only 1/2 of the equation. To access the portability benefits that a cloud of clouds offers, companies need to be able to specify which OpenStack clouds to trust and which ones not to trust. This session will hone in on service provider federation and explain how enterprises can identify trust-based relationships to implement federation solutions.

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Steve Martinelli

Senior Software Developer, IBM, IBM Canada Ltd.
Steve Martinelli is an OpenStack Active Technical Contributor and a Keystone Core Contributor. He primarily focuses on enabling Keystone, which is OpenStack's Identity Manager, to better integrate into enterprise environments. Steve was responsible for adding Federated Identity and... Read More →
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Joe Savak

Senior Product Manager, Rackspace
Joe Savak is a Senior Product Manager over Integration Services at Rackspace. In his current role, he oversees products designed to connect all-the-things and deliver optimal and secure user-experiences for customers. 
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Brad Topol

Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Dr. Brad Topol is an IBM Distinguished Engineer leading efforts focused on Open Technologies and Developer Advocacy. In his current role, Brad leads a development team focused on contributing to and improving Kubernetes and several other cloud native open source projects. Brad is... Read More →

Jorge Williams

Rackspace Principal Architect
Jorge Williams is a Principal Architect in the Rackspace Cloud Integration Team where he develops tools and services to solve common integration problems. While at Rackspace, Jorge has aided in the design and development of the Repose HTTP proxy, the Cloud Servers API, the OpenStack... Read More →

Thursday May 15, 2014 9:50am - 10:30am EDT
Room B102

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