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Wednesday, May 20 • 3:30pm - 4:10pm
End of the road - Facing current scaling limits within OpenStack

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Most OpenStack projects get to the point where some part of the deployment, like Keystone, Nova, Horizon, or the AMQP-Broker restrict the entire undertaking. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to solve these issues by simply adding more powerful hardware. This session points out some of the critical bottlenecks your project may hit. It shows ways to approach the issues using automated testing environments built with Vagrant, to track down the cause using Openstack Rally and finally to come up with a solution to bring your project back on track.

OpenStack deployments are designed with specific goals in mind in terms of size and growth. As the project grows and prospers you often hit bottlenecks virtually preventing further growth and putting further success at risk. 

If you are operating an OpenStack deployment, be concerned about upcoming bootlenecks and take precautionary actions. Analyze your OpenStack layout in order to identify possible limiters beforehand.

In this session, Christian Berendt, currently working as a Cloud Solution Architect, and Thomas Kärgel, developing and operating a large OpenStack environment for SAP SE, will point out how to face the challenge of virtual unlimited growth. This session includes practical hints and strategies the authors have come up with. It showcases test setups, scripts and solutions based on a practical example available on Github.

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Christian Berendt

Cloud Solution Architect
Christian is working as a Cloud Solution Architect for the German company B1 Systems. He is a member of the OpenStack Docs team.
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Thomas Kärgel

Linux Consultant & Developer, B1 Systems GmbH
Thomas Kärgel is working as a Linux consultant and developer for B1 Systems GmbH in Germany. He develops and operates a large OpenStack environment for SAP SE.

Wednesday May 20, 2015 3:30pm - 4:10pm PDT
Room 114/115

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