Bright Computing’s Ian Lumb to Present on OpenStack at University of Toronto’s TechKnowFile Event


Presentation focuses on implementing and using object-based configurations for OpenStack clouds

By Bright Staff | Apr 30, 2015 3:00:00 PM |



San Jose, California — Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announces that Product Marketing Manager Ian Lumb will present on harnessing the complexity of OpenStack. The talk, entitled “Object-Based Configuration for OpenStack Private Clouds: Implementation and Use involving Real-World Examples,” is sponsored by Silicon Mechanics, a Bright Computing partner. Silicon Mechanics, a leading provider of servers, storage and high performance computing technologies to the world’s most innovative organizations is also an event sponsor of TechKnowFile, an annual event at the University of Toronto, taking place on May 6-7 at the University’s St. George Campus.

Mr. Lumb’s talk will focus on how object-based roles help to address issues of configuration in the deployment, use and maintenance of OpenStack private clouds. Roles, in Bright Computing’s solution for OpenStack, are used to enable functionality that can be performed by a (physical or virtual) node. When roles are assigned to nodes, persistent configuration specifics are detailed, corresponding services are started, monitoring and health checking is instantiated, and an endpoint entry is added to OpenStack’s identity management service (Keystone). Because roles can be assigned to categories, there exists a simple, robust and scalable procedure for configuring private clouds based on Bright Computing’s solution for OpenStack.

The University of Toronto is one of Canada’s oldest and largest academic institutions. The TechKnowFile event, designed to promote IT success across all three of the University’s campuses, is open to all U of T staff and faculty. Attendees interested in learning more about Bright Computing’s solution for OpenStack and private clouds can attend Mr. Lumb’s presentation May 6 at 1:10pm in the Bahen Centre, or visit the Silicon Mechanics table in the exhibit hall.

About Silicon Mechanics

Silicon Mechanics, Inc., is a leading provider of servers, storage and high performance computing technologies to the world’s most innovative organizations. Since 2001 Silicon Mechanics has supported customers with its “Expert included.” approach, reflecting the company's passion for providing complete customer satisfaction and customer confidence in the return on their technology investments. Recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the greater Seattle technology corridor, Silicon Mechanics is changing the way systems providers engage with customers.

About Bright Computing

Bright Computing is the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software in the world. Bright Cluster Manager® provides a unified solution for the provisioning, scheduling, monitoring, and management of HPC clusters, Hadoop clusters, and OpenStack clouds, and has a presence in more than 500 data centers around the world. Bright Computing’s customer base includes global academic, governmental, financial, healthcare, manufacturing, oil/gas/energy, and pharmaceutical organizations such as Boeing, Intel, NASA, Stanford University, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Bright partners with Amazon, Cisco, Cray, Dell, Intel, and other industry experts to bring customers the greatest access to leading-edge cluster, server and cloud technology possible.

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