Jan 8th Mtg: Build a Private Storage Cloud with OpenStack Swift

Date: Jan 8th, 2015
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 303 (The new NORMAL room – 1 Floor down)
University of Washington Campus
Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/about/contact.html
Subject: Build a Private Storage Cloud with OpenStack Swift
Presenters: Mansoor Brar & Dirk Petersen

OpenStack Swift is an open-source object storage system designed for scale, optimized for durability, and geared to deliver massive concurrency across large unstructured data sets. OpenStack Swift lets you create a private Amazon-like storage cloud on top of industry-standard building blocks. This presentation will cover the architecture of OpenStack Swift, describe common deployment scenarios, and offer a path for gaining hands-on experience with the technology.

In addition we will have a Customer Use Case: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This presentation will describe how Fred Hutch’s IT group uses OpenStack Swift to provide a highly scalable, low cost storage service to the Center’s 200+ research scientists.

Manzoor Brar heads Product Marketing at SwiftStack, Inc. Prior to Joining SwiftStack, Manzoor was in charge of Solutions Marketing and Channel Management at Nebula, a company delivering a private cloud solution based on OpenStack. Before moving to Silicon Valley to join the startup world, he was successfully managing numerous data migration and disaster recovery projects for Fortune 500 clients at EMC, a storage vendor offering enterprise SAN and NAS solutions.

Dirk Petersen works as the Infrastructure Lead at Fred Hutch.


As always, there will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics. Check them out at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the University of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the EE Department’s web site above. Parking is $5 after 5pm.