Scalable application platform on Ceph, OpenStack and Ansible

How do you take a Ceph environment providing Cinder block storage to Openstack from a handful of nodes in a PoC environment all the way up to an 800+ node production environment, while serving live applications? In this session we will have two customers talking about how they did this and lessons learned! At Fidelity, they learned a lot about scaling hardware, tuning Ceph parameters, and handling version upgrades (using Ansible automation!). Solera Holdings Inc committed to modernizing the way Applications are developed and deployed with the need for highly performant, redundant  and cost effective Object-Storage grew tremendously.

After an successful PoC with Ceph Storage, Red Hat was chosen as a solution partner due to their excellence in customer experience and support as well as expertise in Ansible, as Solera iwill automate networking equipment (Fabric, Firewalls, Load-balancers) .

In addition to committing to reducing expensive enterprise SAN storage Solera also decided to commit to a new Virtualization strategy and building up a new IaaS to tackle challenges such as DBaaS and leveraging its newly built SDS backend for OpenStack while using the new SDS capabilities via iscsi to meet existing storage demands on VMware.

Solera will share why they chose RedHat as partner, how it has impacted and benefited Developers and DevOps Engineers alike and where the road will be taking us. Come to this session to hear about how both Fidelity and Solera Holdings Inc did it and what benefits were learned along the way!

  • Date:Thursday, May 10
  • Time:1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Room:2007
  • Location:Moscone West - 2007
  • Session Type:Panel
  • Session Code:P1208
  • Primary solution:Cloud computing
  • Technical difficulty:Appropriate for all levels
  • Products and Services:Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Red Hat Ansible Automation
  • Best for people who:Manage infrastructure, Design application/system architectures
  • Session Includes:Red Hat customer implementation, Red Hat Services (consulting‚ training‚ certifications)
  • Topic(s):Hybrid cloud infrastructure, Software-defined storage
  • Time slot:Afternoon
  • Trail maps:IT optimization, Financial services
Senthivelrajan Lakshmanan
Fidelity Investments
Michael Pagan
Red Hat
Sacha Dubois
Red Hat
Alexander Brovman
Solera Holdings Inc
Nikhil Shah
Fidelity Investments