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Thursday, May 21 • 4:10pm - 5:40pm
Cloud Foundry on OpenStack Hands-on: It’s what on the Stack that matters!

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The goal for both OpenStack and Cloud Foundry foundations is to build open source software and communities. The software is intended for public, private and managed clouds. Cloud Foundry is intended for a variety of IaaS including OpenStack.

This Hands-on session will cover the basics of Cloud Foundry. We will discuss the motivation for a PaaS, how they complement IaaS and OpenStack in particular. Attend this session for a quick technical overview of Cloud Foundry and to be able to deploy a variety of apps. on the platform that handle requirements such as HA, Scaling, Logging, Monitoring, Debugging, etc.

First, we deploy Cloud Foundry OpenStack. We will look at how to leverage BOSH to manage OpenStack VM instances. Then we'll dive into a hands-on lab showing the use of PaaS to deploy a wide variety of applications and micro services to an OpenStack cloud. This session will be of value to developers, devops, systems adminstrators, and any IT decision makers.

After attending this session you should be able to walk away with a good understanding of Cloud Foundry and how it complements an IaaS like OpenStack.

We will cover the following topics as short exercises

o Managing Cloud Foundry install and system administration

o Cloud Foundry internals and concepts

o cf push sample application

o High Availability

o Multiple exercises involving the following

o Scaling including Autoscaling

o Hooking up MySQL and other services

o User Provided Services and Logging

o Security groups

o Tying things together


I attended a BlueMix Hands-on Labs and spent my time moving my Java/Scala apps. that I had running on my laptop and on run.pivotal.io to IBM BlueMix. I was surprised at the ease of effort and how it would simplify a developer's everyday life and not have to worry about aspects such as HA, scalability, security and so on. I wanted to shout out to the world about this as much as I was excited by the portability of Java more than a decade back. I did on Twitter and I am following up here -- there are some minor buildpack, service related issues, but it just works for the most part.

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John Wetherill

Technology Evangelist, ActiveState
John Wetherill - ActiveState's Developer Evangelist. Originally from Canada, John has spent much of his career designing and building software at a handful of startups, at Sun Microsystems, NeXT Inc., and more recently in the smart grid and energy space. His biggest passion is for... Read More →

Thursday May 21, 2015 4:10pm - 5:40pm
Room 111/112

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