SF Bay OpenStack Meetup: Data-Driven, Cost-Based OpenStack Capacity Management

Cloud Native Silicon Valley

Jun 10, 2016, 1:30 – 4:00 AM

In-person event

About this event

Topic: Data-Driven, Cost-Based OpenStack Capacity Management


* 6:30 - 7:00  Pizza and socializing

* 7:00 - 7:40   Mirantis presentation

* 7:50 - 8:30  Talligent Presentation

* 8:30 - 9:00  Q&A

Abstract: Metrics are essential for operating an OpenStack production cloud efficiently. Purely-technical metrics (benchmarks, logging/monitoring/alerting, etc.) are great for figuring out what your OpenStack cluster(s) are doing, optimizing performance and resolving problems. Billing solutions — another form of metrics, though not usually considered as such — provide a different viewpoint: one that pays attention to actual costs incurred by operations, configurations, usage patterns, and policies.

At this MeetUp, Sanjay Mishra, CTO of Talligent, and Evgeniya Shumakher, Sr. Manager of Technology Partnerships and Alliances for Mirantis, will offer some tested best-practices for using billing as an Ops tool: for capacity management, planning, process optimization, peer-group studies and other operations management tasks. Sanjay and Evgeniya will discuss:

● Using billing to manage OpenStack capacity
● Keeping your OpenStack cloud cost-competitive (tracking usage, utilization, growth, and costs against benchmarks)
● Picking the right billing metrics to track a production private OpenStack cloud

They’ll also demonstrate using OpenStack project Fuel — an open source, pluggable web-or-CLI-accessible deployment automation tool — to configure and provision a new OpenStack cluster along with a leading billing and analytics solution, Talligent OpenBook v3. Talligent wrote a simple Fuel plugin to enable robust deployment of their solution with OpenStack in a validated reference configuration, interoperability-tested with other integrated technologies and products.


Sanjay Mishra is Founder and CTO of Talligent, a leading provider of cost and capacity management solutions for OpenStack and hybrid clouds. Day to day, his activities include setting company strategy, working on Openbook deployments, creating a customer driven roadmap, and writing code. Prior to Talligent, Sanjay was involved in a wide variety of IT infrastructure startups and roles, including co-founding a venture-backed network monitoring company and engineering and consulting roles at Tivoli and IBM.

Evgeniya Shumakher is Senior Manager of Technology Partnerships and Alliances at Mirantis, where she coordinates and leads efforts to help Mirantis partners navigate the OpenStack ecosystem, and to expand the utility of Mirantis OpenStack to customers via integration of partner products and technologies.



Friday, June 10, 2016
1:30 AM – 4:00 AM UTC


  • Lisa-Marie Namphy

    Director, Developer Relations

  • John Starmer

    Kumulus Technologies

    Lead Organizer