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Tytus Kurek
on 10 May 2023


Heads up! The OpenInfra Summit Vancouver 2023 is coming!!! After the successful resurrection of the event in Berlin last year, the OpenInfra Summit is back as an in-person event again. The conference will take place in Vancouver, Canada, on June 13-15. As usual, Canonical will be there to share the latest news about OpenStack and Kubernetes and various integrations between them. 

Canonical at the OpenInfra Summit Vancouver 2023

The Canonical booth (B11) will see a number of exciting demos on a new open source project – K8s-native OpenStack. We will demonstrate how to quickly spin up OpenStack on Kubernetes, including both single-node installations and multi-node clusters. Another round of demos will walk you through the concept of leveraging an integrated open infrastructure stack consisting of OpenStack, Kubernetes and Kubeflow for AI/ML purposes. Our cloud experts will be happy to answer any questions about those technologies as well as discuss the current stage of your cloud migration strategy.

Schedule a talk with an expert today >

The Canonical team will also be presenting throughout the three days of the OpenInfra Summit. All the presentations and hands-on workshops are listed below.

Discover K8s-native OpenStack

Tuesday, June 13, 10:40 am – 11:10 am | Vancouver Convention Centre – Room 18

Speakers: Tytus Kurek, Billy Olsen

In recent years, Kubernetes (K8s) has become the de facto standard for delivering both applications and infrastructure. At the same time, other well-established cloud solutions, such as OpenStack, have embraced K8s, providing infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) capabilities for traditional workloads, while running on the common substrate. But does packaging OpenStack services inside OCI images make it truly K8s-native? Of course not. Being K8s-native means much more than just containers. It means common interfaces and common operations patterns.

During this session, we will first walk you through a few OpenStack and Kubernetes integration options. Once we have a general understanding of how the two software projects complement one another, we will discuss a particular use case with OpenStack deployed on top of K8s using the Kubernetes operator pattern. Finally, we will wrap up with a brief introduction to a new open-source project – K8s-native OpenStack – and hopefully, show it live!

Deploying OpenStack in 2023: A Survey of Setting Up OpenStack

Tuesday, June 13, 10:00 am – 10:30 am | Vancouver Convention Centre – Room 11

Speaker: Jadon Naas

OpenStack has a rich ecosystem of deployment tooling including but not limited to Charmed OpenStack, Kolla, Kolla-Ansible, TripleO, Airship, OpenStack Ansible, and pure package-based OpenStack. How do users know which deployment tool and method will best meet their own unique needs?

Each deployment tool has its own approach and opinions to how OpenStack should be installed, configured, and managed. Learn about each of the ways you can deploy OpenStack on your own infrastructure and how you can decide which tool is right for you.

Ace your budget with cloud optimisation techniques

Wednesday, June 14, 10:20 am – 10:50 am | Vancouver Convention Centre – Room 8/15

Speaker: Tytus Kurek

Budgeting is a non-trivial task, especially in constantly changing market conditions as we’ve all seen in 2022. When most of costs are rising, knowing how to reduce at least some of your expenses to meet your budget is a key skill. Since cloud infrastructure usually accounts for a significant portion of organisations’ budget, applying cloud cost optimisation techniques is essential to achieving total cost of ownership (TCO) reduction.

During this session, we will present Canonical’s cloud cost optimisation techniques. Starting from public clouds, we will demonstrate how to lower the cost of running workloads in the leading hyperscaler clouds. Later, we will showcase cost analyses from sample cost scenarios and demonstrate why adopting hybrid multi-cloud architecture leads to TCO reduction when running workloads in the long term and at a large scale. Finally, we will discuss best practices for building cost-effective private clouds.

MicroCeph: What, Why and Who is it for?

Thursday, June 15, 9:00 pm – 9:15 am | Vancouver Convention Centre – OpenInfra Stage

Speakers: Jadon Naas, Nicolas Bock

Deploying and operating a Ceph cluster is a complex process that sometimes does not align well with use cases such as Testing, Home Labs, Edge Clusters, or Training. 

With an emphasis on ease of use, low barrier to entry into the Ceph ecosystem, and easy scale-up, the presenters will introduce the Microceph snap, and discuss the motivation behind its development. Some of the use cases that could benefit from this approach will be explored in detail.

Testing OpenStack Workloads with Microstack

Thursday, June 15, 4:10 pm – 5:40 pm | Vancouver Convention Centre – Room 12

Speakers: Billy Olsen, Hemanth Nakkina

Have you ever been in this situation? You have an interesting experiment you want to run on Openstack but the company lab is booked and the budget folks are giving you side-eye about how much you’re spending monthly on science experiments in the public cloud.

Microstack might be exactly what you need. Microstack is an all-in-one OpenStack installed in minutes; with just a handful of terminal commands, you can have a full OpenStack running on your laptop.  And then you can do anything you might want to do with a normal OpenStack on your new personal OpenStack cloud.

In this hands-on workshop we’ll get you started with Microstack (including a look under the bonnet as to how its put together and what’s going on during deployment) and we’ll deploy Kubernetes on top of OpenStack, to give participants a feel for what it’s like to deploy workloads on OpenStack. You’re welcome to bring your own project, as well, and we’ll give you a hand in realising it.

Get ready for the OpenInfra Summit Vancouver 2023

If you haven’t booked your tickets yet, it is high time to do so.

Register for the event by following the upstream registration process before tickets sell out.

Fill in this short form to book your seat at the hands-on workshop about MicroStack. The number of seats is limited, so don’t hesitate to sign-up today.

Schedule a talk with Canonical experts. Simply let us know what you would like to discuss, and we’ll arrange an on-site meeting tailored to your needs.

Looking forward to seeing all of you in Vancouver!

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