Orange County

MARCH 15, 2017

This event is over. Please email solve@rackspace.com for any questions.

Put your cloud acumen to the test and register for a complimentary Rackspace::Solve OpenStack Workshop in Orange County on March 15, 2017.

During this half-day event, Rackspace and Red Hat certified experts will help you gain a deeper, more technical understanding of OpenStack and Kubernetes. Learn how to adopt agile technologies, navigate cloud management platforms like Red Hat CloudForms, and plan your Managed Kubernetes deployment in no time.

Following the workshop, we encourage you to stick around for a networking reception with your peers and industry experts. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to elevate your skills, transform your business objectives, and put the cloud to work for you. Register today while seats last!

“THIS WAS A GREAT EVENT AS IT ANSWERED MY QUESTIONS ON THE FUTURE OF IT AND HOW I CAN PREPARE MYSELF TO HANDLE THE CHALLENGES.”

MARIA LEO, RACKSPACE::SOLVE ATTENDEE

AGENDA

01:00 PM - 01:15 PM
Welcome & Introductions
01:15 PM - 01:45 PM
Transforming Your Business with an Agile Platform
IT departments everywhere are trying to solve the riddle of how to help their businesses be more agile while cutting costs. For many, the answer begins with adopting new technologies such as OpenStack and containers. We'll discuss:

• How an OpenStack private cloud and containers technologies like Docker, Kubernetes and OpenShift can make businesses more agile while controlling costs.
• Concepts such as continuous integration/ continuous delivery and how that can be enabled using cloud platforms such as OpenStack.
• What steps they can take to being the journey to becoming a more agile and efficient IT organization.
• How companies are leveraging managed cloud solutions, such as Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by Red Hat, to transform their businesses.
Rackspace – Kenneth Hui, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer & OpenStack EvangelistRed Hat – Jeff Ekstrom, Technical Cloud Evangelist
01:45 PM - 02:15 PM
Monitoring and Securing Your Cloud
All technology fails and none are impenetrable. There is no getting around this point. The part that we can influence out of these statements are what happened when the technology fails and what measures do you have in place to keep it secure. We'll discuss:

• What monitoring metrics matter the most in order to properly monitor your OpenStack cloud.
• How to setup your monitoring system to automate system recovery.
• What security hardening concepts should be taken to secure OpenStack.
• What to watch out for when storing critical data within OpenStack’s storage services.
Rackspace – Walter Bentley, Rackspace Private Cloud Technical Marketing Engineer
02:15 PM - 02:30 PM
Break
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Making Multi-Cloud a Reality
As more customers move to the Cloud, it is becoming apparent that we are in a multi-cloud world. Some workloads are well suited for the public cloud but the question is which public cloud? Others require a private cloud but how do you know which use cases? There are many choices but the complexity can be daunting to overcome. We'll discuss:

• How to know which use cases are suitable for public cloud and which use cases are suitable for a private cloud.
• If containers can enable workloads to move between clouds.
• How to navigate and to manage a multi-cloud world.
• What to do to prepare for a multi-cloud world.
Rackspace – Kenneth Hui, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer & OpenStack EvangelistRed Hat – Jeff Ekstrom, Technical Cloud Evangelist
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Managing, Scaling, and Securing Kubernetes
Containers are one of the most discussed technologies right now behind cloud. Containerization on a whole is poised to revolutionize how we think of applications and the consumption of compute resources. Companies are realizing that containers are a strategy they need to adopt and get ahead of before their developers pursue it outside of traditional IT controls. Offering containers alone is not enough and to that end technologies like Kubernetes have emerged. We'll discuss:

• Why having containers alone may not solve for your application needs.
• The new offering from Rackspace to provide customers with Managed Kubernetes deployed on OpenStack.
• Possible reference architectures for deploying the Managed Kubernetes offering alongside your OpenStack cloud.
Rackspace – Walter Bentley, Rackspace Private Cloud Technical Marketing Engineer
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
From the Trenches: OpenStack Use Cases Roundtable
Rackspace and Red Hat will discuss OpenStack customer use cases and how it's transforming businesses and enabling enterprises to become more agile and innovative. Learn what challenges customers had to overcome and how Rackspace and Red Hat helped them solve these real world problems.
Rackspace – Kenneth Hui, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer & OpenStack EvangelistRackspace – Walter Bentley, Rackspace Private Cloud Technical Marketing EngineerRed Hat – Jeff Ekstrom, Technical Cloud Evangelist
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Networking Reception

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