Brussels / 31 January & 1 February 2015


What you can do with open source cloud management (and ManageIQ)

Control all of the things

What is cloud management and why do you need it? This talk explains the security and productivity ramifications of a hybrid cloud infrastructure, and how you can wrangle its various components. You need: comprehensive security, finance/chargeback, automation and orchestration. Here's how to control all of the things.

What is "Cloud Management"? In a datacenter, you might have 2 or more virtualization management platforms, with a private cloud running alongside, and some workloads running in a public cloud. ManageIQ gives admins and developers a way to seamlessly deliver services from multiple cloud and virtualization platforms.

Across your cloud and virtualization platforms, you'll need to enforce some kind of consistency in who can consume your resources, integrate with approval workflows, and be aware of waste when it is happening. Maybe you also want to automate the provisioning of instances, integrate with a service catalog or configuration management system. Perhaps you want to know when VMs are vulnerable to security issues, prevent new VMs to be created from known-bad templates, and perform some clean-up of services when they are retired.

These are all cloud management problems. Whether it's containing VM sprawl or finding and fixing hot spots in the data center, this presentation will give you tools and techniques you can use to manage it all.

ManageIQ is a recently open sourced cloud management platform and toolkit with a RESTful API and comprehensive gateway to most popular virtualization and cloud services platforms, including vSphere, Hyper-V, oVirt, RHEV, AWS, and OpenStack (with more on the way). It is a powerful orchestration and automation engine that admins use to integrate their build, test and deploy services with virtualization and cloud platforms. ManageIQ allows developers and admins to manage their services in one place, side-by-side.

In this technical deep dive, we will explore the orchestration and automation components of ManageIQ and demonstrate how it can be used to operationalize any hybrid cloud deployment . You'll learn about:

Code to create an application service catalog.
Automation of compute host evacuation in response to monitoring and security events
Preparation of physical compute hosts in advance of planned maintenance work.
This talk will include an overview of the ManageIQ community as well as a live demonstration.


John Mark Walker