I’m really excited about next week for three reasons:
- I’m looking forward to meeting colleagues, partners, and customers at SUSECON.
- I get to tell everyone there about SUSE Cloud Application Platform!
- I’ve always wanted to go to Nashville and the Canucks are playing the Predators on the one night I’ll be free.
Since this is a work blog, I suppose the first two reasons are the most important. I’ll be at the SUSE Cloud Application Platform kiosk most of the time, giving demos and answering questions about the product. There may be exciting news about it on the first day too. You’ll just have to wait and see. We also have a number of interesting, informative, and (hopefully) entertaining sessions planned in various categories:
- An Early Adopters Story about SUSE Cloud Application Platform. Nicolas Christener and Lucas Bickel from our partner, Adfinis SyGroup AG, will tell you about their experience deploying and running SUSE Cloud Application Platform at the Swiss Federal Office of Information Technology, Systems and Telecommunication. This one is going to be awesome!
- Geekos, Containers, and Clouds.. Oh my! Rick Ashford and Nathan Nelson from SUSE will demonstrate how the Global Sales Engineering team uses its geeko.land cloud to demonstrate the full stack solution of SUSE OpenStack Cloud, SUSE Enterprise Storage, SUSE CaaS Platform, and SUSE Cloud Application Platform, all fully integrated and working together.
- Question Based Certification Testing Sessions. Several time slots are available for certification testing in pretty much every SUSE product, including a Foundational Assessment in SUSE Cloud Application Platform.
- Using Eclipse as an IDE for SUSE Cloud Application Platform. RahulKrishna Gupta, a SUSE Senior Solution Architect, will demonstrate how to integrate the Eclipse IDE with SUSE Cloud Application Platform, showing how to easily develop, test, and deploy applications to the platform directly from Eclipse.
- SUSE Cloud Application Platform Roadmap. Ron Nunan of SUSE product management will walk through the latest changes in the newest version of the product and will discuss planned additions in future releases. If that’s not a good enough reason for a competitor to come to SUSECON, I don’t know what is!
- Application Delivery basics with SUSE Cloud Application Platform. Alejandro Bonilla and Anthony Tortola of SUSE will teach you the basics of the platform, including UI and GitHub integration, provisioning services for your application, scaling your application, transitioning across builds with no downtime, and managing users, organizations and permissions.
- The Troubleshooting Challenge. Alexey Zakharov and Konstantin Burtsev from our partner Altoros will host and faciliate a game where you need to troubleshoot as many Cloud Foundry applications running on SUSE Cloud Application Platform as possible. Sounds fun! What could go wrong?
- Basic Intro to Cloud Foundry. Todd Vydick and Dwain Sims of SUSE will lead a workshop and teach you the basics of Cloud Foundry, including a general overview, deploying and managing applications, application scaling, and architecture considerations. Sounds like a perfect place to get started if you’re not familiar with Cloud Foundry.
- A demo based introduction to SUSE Cloud Application Platform. Peter Andersson and Peter Lunderbye of SUSE will lead live demonstrations including pushing your first app, buildpacks: what are they and how they can be utilised, scaling and how easy the platform makes it, and how to improve resiliency and availability of your app.
- SUSE CaaS Platform vs SUSE Cloud Application Platform – Technical Tutorial. Eric Jaeger and Ovidio DeJesus of SUSE will describe how the two platforms are different, how they complement each other, and appropriate use cases for each one.
Stratos: A Rich Web-based UI for Managing and Monitoring multi-Cloud PaaS. Neil MacDougall of SUSE will introduce and demonstrate Stratos — an open source web-based management application that is part of SUSE Cloud Application Platform. He’ll show you how Stratos allows administrators and developers to monitor and manage the platform and applications deployed to it, and the latest enhancements that allow Stratos to present metrics and data from the underlying Kubernetes infrastructure.
I hope to see you in Nashville next week. I know you’ll learn a lot about SUSE Cloud Application Platform and our other products. Plus, I hear there are plenty of things to do, including some awesome sounding parties.