Tag: Cloud Computing

We will present at the Open and Secure Cloud Computing – Workshop.

The cloud computing workshop: Open and secure cloud computing will be held in Technology Park Ljubljana on 14th December 2011, 10am – 3pm. The main purpose of this one day conference will be to share knowledge and experiences leveraging open-source IaaS solution: OpenStack. The opening lecture will be given by several distinguished guests from abroad: OpenStack Community Manager, Stefano Muffulli, the CEO of O’Reilly Media, Tim O’Reilly and Justin Santa Barbara from FathomDB.

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Agenda in Slovenian language is attached below.

Agenda

10:00 – 10:45
OpenStack – od kod in kam

Projekt OpenStack, v katerem že drugo leto nastaja programska oprema, ki uporabniku omogoča postavitev javnega ali zasebnega “oblaka” na standardni strojni opremi sta ustanovila NASA in Rackspace Hosting. Pridružila so se številna znana imena iz sveta IT: Cisco, Dell, Intel, Citrix, NetApp, F5, AMD, Hewlett Packard… skupaj preko 140 podjetij in preko 1.600 posameznikov, ki vlagajo napore v razvoj OpenStack platforme za postavitev in upravljanje “oblakov”.

Stefano Maffulli, OpenStack Community Manager, www.openstack.org/community
g. Stefano Maffulli je globalni koordinator tega obsežnega projekta. Po delu na področju formiranja Free Software Foundation Europe je delal kot “community manager” za vodilni odprtokodni sistem za sinhronizacijo med mobilnimi napravami “Funambol” ter uveljavitev Twitter-ja v Italiji. Sedaj živi in dela v San Franciscu.

Če je računalništvo v oblaku prihodnost računalništva, potem je razumevanje, kako narediti prihodnost odprto eden osrednjih tehnoloških izzivov današnjega dne. Projekt OpenStack dela velike korake proti viziji odprtega oblaka.

Tim O’Reilly, CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc., www.oreilly.com

OpenStack bo seme številnih oblakov – javnih in zasebnih, ki bodo temeljili na enem, odprtem standardu.

Justin Santa Barbara, FathomDB


10:45 – 11:15
Pregled odprtokodnih “IaaS” rešitev in praktična demonstracija OpenStack ogrodja

Na področju “infrastrukture kot storitve” (IaaS) so trenutno prisotne tako komercialne, kot tudi odprtokodne reitve. V industriji se vedno bolj uveljavljajo prav odprtokodni produkti, ki postajajo steber informacijske podpore v tevilnih podjetij in organizacijah. Na predstavitvi bo podan pregled najpomembnejih odprtokodnih rešitev, kot so OpenNebula, Eucalyptus, Nimbus in OpenStack. Predstavljeni bodo arhitekturni gradniki posameznih produktov ter njihove ključne funkcionalnosti, na podlagi katerih bo podana primerjava produktov. V zadnjem delu bo sledila praktična demonstracija OpenStack ogrodja.

Robert Dukarić, uni. dipl. ing., XLAB d.o.o., www.xlab.si
dr. Matjaž B. Jurič, Laboratorij za integracijo informacijskih sistemov, Fakulteta za računalništvo in informatiko (FRI), www.fri.uni-lj.si


11:15 – 11:45
Varnost tudi v oblaku

Združenje “Cloud Security Alliance” navaja sedem glavnih groženj, ki po mnenju strokovnjakov pretijo organizacijam, ki so svoje poslovanje preselile v javni oblak s storitvenimi modeli IaaS, PaaS ali SaaS. Kjer je relevantno, navaja tudi primere incidentov, povsod pa vsaj smernice za njihovo preprečevanje. V drugem delu predavanja je predstavljena nova paradigmo “Security as a Service” – deset področij, na katerih imajo ponudniki današnjih oblakov dovolj prostora za nove storitve, ki jih najemniki oblaka danes močno pogrešajo in ki bodo gotovo omilile osnovno nezaupanje, ki ga prinaša izguba kontrole, povezana s prehodom v oblak.

Dr. Mojca Ciglarič, docentka in vodja Laboratorija za računalniške komunikacije na ljubljanski Fakulteti za računalništvo in informatiko. Je članica “Cloud Security” Alliance in ima vlogo raziskovalne direktorice v slovenski sekciji združenja. www.fri.uni-lj.si


11:45 – 12:00
Varnost v OpenStack

V predstavitvi bo podan pregled varnostnih mehanizmov, ki so vključeni v trenutno različico OpenStack, in predstavljena priporočila za varno uporabo OpenStack.

Primož Cigoj, dipl. ing. rač., Laboratorij za odprte sisteme in mreže (E5), Institut “Jožef Stefan”, www.e5.ijs.si


12:00 – 12:15
KC Class

Predstavitev dejavnosti kompetenčnega centra za računalništvo v oblaku KC Class.

Dalibor Baškovč, www.KC-Class.eu


12:15 – 12:30
Odmor


12:30 – 13:00
Hranjenje podatkov v OpenStack

1. del: Izkušnje z namestitvijo Open Stack Storage (OpenStack Storage installation)

mag. Ivan Tomašič, Elektrotehniška fakulteta v Zagrebu

2. del: Povezava OpenStack Storage z AmazonS3 (OpenStack Storage and AmazonS3)

Aleksandra Rashkovska, dipl. ing. rač., Mednarodna podiplomska šola IJS, odsek za komunikacijske sisteme (E6), Institut “Jožef Stefan”, www-e6.ijs.si


13:00 – 14:00
Kako z uporabo cenovno dostopnih orodij zgradimo visokozmogljiv sistem za hranjenje podatkov

S programsko opremo ZFS in Nexenta je možno zgraditi zanesljiv in zmogljiv sistem za hranjenje podatkov. Poleg zmogljivosti predstavitev prikaže kakšne so izkušnje s temi sistemi.

dr. Matjaž Pančur in Andrej Krevl, dipl. ing. rač., Laboratorij za računalniške komunikacije, Fakulteta za računalništvo in informatiko (FRI), www.fri.uni-lj.si


14:00 – 14:30
Razvoj za oblake v RedHat

Java EE razvoj za oblake: postavitev aplikacijskega strežnika JBoss v okolje OpenShift.

Aleš Justin, JBoss by RedHat


14:30 – 15:00
Predstavitev strojne opreme

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IBM CloudBurst Appliance

IBM CloudBurst Appliance

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IBM Certified Solution Advisor - Cloud Computing IBM Certified SOA Associate

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Windows Azure's data center

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