Private Cloud with OpenStack: Fundamentals & Hands-on

Course description

This training offers a one-day introduction to OpenStack, one of the most prominent private IaaS solutions available on the market today. The focus is on gaining a high-level understanding of OpenStack, its components and supporting technologies. The learning outcomes of this training are that participants can:

  • Analyze the characteristics of the different cloud deployment models and evaluate them with respect to their business objectives,
  • Describe what OpenStack is and what services it provides,
  • Reason about OpenStack’s logical architecture and its components,
  • Compare different deployment architectures of OpenStack and its supporting technologies.

During the course, participants will get a hands-on introduction to deploying virtual machines on OpenStack.

Target audience

The course is intended for IT infrastructure managers, system/enterprise architects, technical leads, ICT managers, R&D managers, etc.

Course program

09:30 - 10:00   Welcome and coffee
10:00 - 10:30   Positioning of OpenStack in the cloud landscape
10:30 - 12:00   Hands-on with OpenStack and guidance by instructors (dashboard and command line)
12:00 - 13:00   Sandwich lunch (and possibility to continue hands-on)
13:00 - 14:00   OpenStack logical architecture and components
14:00 - 14:15   Coffee break
14:15 - 15:15   Overview of OpenStack deployment and technology decisions
15:15 - 15:30   Coffee break
15:30 - 16:30   Technical introduction into OpenStack networking and storage technology
16:30 - 17:00   Q&A and round-up




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Course details

  • Price: 300 euro
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Date: Thursday September 17, 2015 from 10:00 until 17:00
  • Location: iMinds-DistriNet, Celestijnenlaan 200a, 3001 Heverlee
  • Coffee breaks and lunch are provided.
  • max. 15 participants
  • Organiser: iMinds-DistriNet

After clicking the registration button, you can select your ticket type and enter your details. You will also have the possibility to request an invoice afterwards.
Hereafter you will be routed to the payment site to pay your registration for the workshop online. Major credit cards, such as VISA, Visa 3-D Secure, MasterCard and Bancontact/Mister Cash are accepted. As soon as we have successfully received your registration, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you. Once the payment transaction is processed, you will be contacted by the organizer for further details.

The registration deadline is 13 september 2015.


Wouter De Borger holds a PhD in computer science and is specialised in the monitoring and debugging of large-scale distributed systems and complex data transformations.  Furthermore, he has experience with distributed data processing (Spark, MapReduce,...) and distributed workflow engines.

Bart Vanbrabant holds a PhD in computer science and is specialised in operating large-scale distributed systems with an emphasis on configuration management. He deployed and manages an OpenStack IceHouse cluster with OpenVSwitch and Ceph distributed storage.

Stefan Walraven holds a PhD in computer science and is specialised in middleware and software engineering methods for cloud computing, with particular focus on multi-tenant and multi-cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. Furthermore, he has experience with several Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings, such as Google App Engine, Windows Azure, Force.com and Red Hat OpenShift.


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