Cloud Computing with OpenStack

Schedule: 06/03/2016 – 14:00-17:30

Abstract: The platform that manages a cloud infrastructure is often known as the Cloud Operating System. Currently, OpenStack is the most known and used open-source cloud operating system, used by many public (e.g., RackSpace) and private (e.g., CERN) cloud providers. It is highly modular, with tens of projects that address different concerns in a cloud environment, from processing, network and storage, up to Analytics-As-A-Service and Database-As-A-Service. Being open-source and modular, OpenStack becomes a very fertile environment for innovation. In this tutorial, we will detail how the core of OpenStack works. We will also navigate through the main OpenStack subprojects and discuss the first steps of becoming an OpenStack contributor.


Andrey Brito is a Professor at UFCG (Universidade Federal de Campina Grande) in the Distributed Systems Lab (Laboratório de Sistemas Distribuídos – LSD). Andrey’s main interests are robustness and scalability aspects of distributed systems. He coordinates R&D teams that investigate several aspects of cloud computing, especially regarding multitenancy, bare metal provisioning, data processing and secure computing. Andrey’s teams have made numerous contributions to several of OpenStack subprojects, including Keystone, Sahara and Ironic.

Samuel Queiroz is a Software Engineer at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. He has been working with OpenStack for 2+ years and is a core developer on Keystone, the identity service. His main goals are to contribute to the OpenStack development and to help growing its community. He is a believer in the Brazilian potential to OpenStack.