IBM Edge 2015

11-15 May 2015
Las Vegas, NV USA
The Venetian

We will be in Las Vegas for IBM’s IT infrastructure event of the year – IBM Edge. Learn about Ubuntu on POWER8 servers and how this combination may be the right choice for your cloud and scale-out needs. Please be sure to check out our sessions, and visit us at booth 34 to have a chat with us and a demo. The Ubuntu team looks forward to seeing you!

Here are some of our sessions to look forward to.


Light Up Performance of Your LAMP Apps and DevOps with a Power Optimized Stack

Tuesday, May 12, 3:15-4:15, Galileo 904

Learn about how infrastructure matters for LAMP applications! Building on the POWER8 with CAPI and partnering with our IBM OpenPower partners and leaders in the open source community, we have created the “killer stack.” Providing exceptional throughput with Mellanox High Speed Fabric with RoCD/RDMA, Ubuntu Linux, MariaDB, PHP and Canonical’s JuJu Charms – this stack brings together continuous delivery with exceptional performance – all at a competitive price point. Come to this session to see it in action!


Deploying OpenStack on POWER8

Tuesday, May 12, 4:30-5:30, Marco Polo 703

In this talk, we will show how to deploy OpenStack on an IBM POWER8 server in a simple and easy way, showing the differences with other platforms. You will learn about using Ubuntu orchestration and provisioning tools (Juju and MAAS) to deploy OpenStack (and other workloads). Choose your preferred components. Select your hardware resources. Then watch Ubuntu’s Autopilot guide you through the management and scale-out of your deployment.


Linux Containers for AIX Administrators (Or Anyone Else)

Wednesday, May 13, 10:30-11:30, Galileo 905

Docker, LXC, and few others are becoming more and more popular day-by-day. Join us and discover why are they so popular, what types of containers exist and how they can be compared with AIX WPARs (workload partitions). We will also discuss management of containers, along with managing your hypervisors. This will be presented by a former AIX admin turned cloud architect, who assists clients with incorporating Linux, cloud, virtualization and container technologies into their environments.

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John is responsible for marketing with Canonical’s cloud alliance partners, driving joint marketing activities to help ensure mutual success. Before joining Canonical in early 2014, John was a global product manager, for IBM Security Services, leading a variety of managed, cloud and professional security services, and related strategic partnerships. He enjoys cycling and hiking in the beautiful Hudson Valley region of New York, where he lives with his wife, children and Labradoodle.

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