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Thursday, May 21 • 9:00am - 9:40am
OpenStack A-Z: Planning, building , supporting, operating and expanding your Private OpenStack Cloud

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At Comcast, we thrive on well-designed architecture and engineering solutions. In this panel discussion, we will talk about how to plan, build, support, operate and expand a private cloud within your organization. We will discuss what has worked for us at Comcast and what obstacles and challenges we face. We will talk about the planning and architecting phases, the operations piece and keeping up with the fast moving growth with automation. In addition, we will bring up the obstacles/challenges we face and any hiccups along the way.

We have built a distributed multi-site environment that gets data as close to our users as possible. We’ve increased our OpenStack infrastructure by more than 500 percent in the last year and our commitment is greater than ever. We believe in the open source paradigm, promoting community collaboration, and providing excellent service to our customers. 


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Scott Adkins

Cloud Operations Engineer, Comcast, Comcast
Scott Adkins is an OpenStack Engineer on the Operations team at Comcast. He has been a member of the Comcast Cloud team for over 3 years and is one of the original members of the team. As the team grew, it was eventually split into an Operations team and an Engineer team.  Scott is one of the lead engineers on the Operations team.

Chuck Burkett

OpenStack Operations Engineer

Andrew Mitry

Lead OpenStack Architect at Comcast
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Shilla Saebi

OpenStack Community Development Lead, Comcast
Shilla Saebi is an OpenStack Community Development Lead and has been with Comcast for 6 years. She has spent over a decade in the tech industry in diverse positions with organizations in the DC area including Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the federal sector, and various engineering roles for tier-1 service providers.  | Shilla has a passion for technology and thrives on well-designed architecture and engineering solutions. She is... Read More →

Anton Thaker

Senior Systems Engineer - OpenStack Architecture
With 19 years in the IT industry Anton Thaker has a wide range of experience working for companies large and small. Coming from an enterprise storage background in his previous life, Anton is currently an OpenStack engineer at Comcast. He is focused on tackling the storage strategy for the OpenStack Cloud Architecture team at Comcast, running large Ceph production clusters.
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Warren Wang

Principal Engineer
Warren Wang is an engineer at Comcast, who enjoys working on large-scale projects. He previously worked on the Xfinity On Demand infrastructure, and has moved onto the Comcast Cloud (OpenStack) team, where he is focused on tackling the storage strategy.

Thursday May 21, 2015 9:00am - 9:40am
Room 114/115