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OpenSDS at OSI Days 2019, Bengaluru, India

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OSI Days : Grown to Asia’s #1 Open Source Conference

Open Source India (OSI) is an attempt by the team at Open Source For You magazine in partnership with India’s Open Source community and industry—to bring various stake-holders under one roof. The mission of OSI is simple—to accelerate development and deployment of Open Source in India, and beyond.

Open Source India has grown into one of Asia’s largest events on Open Source. It features various activities and co-located events across 2 full days. ( Keynotes, Tech Talks, Workshops, Expo Booths, Startup Zone, Community Zone, Networking Lunch, Specific Discussions etc)

Every year the conference witnesses 2000+ delegates, 100+ Speakers, 50+ companies,  8 tracks and around 20 workshops and co-located events.

OpenSDS/SODA at OSI Days 2019

OpenSDS/SODA was the Gold Partner at OSI Days 2019. OpenSDS participated actively on both days of the conference through our Keynote session, dedicated SODA Forum – Mini Summit, our expo booth, tech talks, workshop and various discussions. It turned out to be the biggest crowd puller event for OpenSDS. We also had our partner members from Wipro, MayaData, Huawei and Click2Cloud joining in supporting all the activities very actively.


Steven Tan, OpenSDS TSC Chair and VP & CTO of Cloud Solution, Futurewei gave the Keynote on 18th October at the beginning of the SODA Forum. The keynote was titled “SODA: The Path to Data Autonomy”.

In this he introduced SODA Foundation, vision, roadmap and its current state. The session also provided the key reasons on OpenSDS project getting upgraded as a SODA foundation. He explained the need for standardization and an independent foundation for Data Management. The session featured the key members from our supporting organizations from India viz Mayadata (OpenEBS), Wipro, Huawei India and Click2Cloud. Each of them provided their views and importance of SODA Foundation.

SODA Forum

The SODA Forum was a collaborative mini conference on Open Data Autonomy. It was conducted as a half day mini summit followed by networking high-tea. We saw a very good engaging sessions and active participation till the end of the mini summit with an average of 250+ participants. The speakers included architects and developers from OpenSDS, NetApp, SNIA, MayaData, OpenEBS, Wipro, Click2Cloud, Huawei and more. The sessions were highly interactive and the overall feedback from most attendees was positive. The mini conference had a mix of technical sessions, end user case studies, interactive workshops, demos and roadmap discussions.  Delegates learnt about data management challenges, solutions, how to collaborate and contribute to open source project.

6 different session covering various aspects of data management use cases, problems and solutions and one dedicated session to demonstrate features.

The key points:

  • Key Features and Roadmap for SODA Foundation
  • Who can become a member of the SODA Foundation.
  • Various Use Cases and potential of SODA Foundation
  • Talks from NetApp/SNIA, Wipro, Mayadata, Huawei, Click2Cloud and OpenSDS Team

Sessions Details: 

  • Storage & Data Management Challenges & Opportunities :
    • B K GirishKumar, Senior Engineer, NetApp, Technical Council Member, SNIA India
  • Advance Data Management with Kubernetes & more!
    • Sanil Kumar D., Tech Lead, OpenSDS, Chief  Architect, Huawei
  • SODA Solutions Demo
    • Himanshu Varshney, Sushantha Shetty & Shruthi M.N., Developers, OpenSDS
  • Building Cloud Native DataOps pipeline using OpenSDS
    • Kiran Mova, Chief Architect, MayaData
  • Multi-cloud extension for Storage Management
    • Rupal Shirpurkar Business Head (APAC Region), Click2Cloud
  • Data Management in Hybrid Cloud – A real use case perspective
    • Soumik Ghosh, Storage Architect , I&ES Wipro technology

The SODA Forum witnessed active participation from the audience and also distributed many SODA Foundation swags during the sessions.

Expo Showcase Booth

Our expo showcase booth was just at the entrance and saw crowded both days. We recorded 400+ visitors along with some active discussions on SODA Foundation and its roadmap. Provided continuous scroller on SODA Foundation introduction and also a demo of  key features like Basic Data Management, MultiCloud, Telemetry & Anomaly Detection, Automation & Orchestration. Booth was the key contact point for any information on SODA Foundation and how to join and contribute to this Linux Foundation initiative throughout the 2 full days. Delegates got a chance to interact with OpenSDS developers, end-users and contributors and learn. We had members from Wipro, MayaData & Huawei at the booth to help the visitors to get any information about SODA/OpenSDS.

The booth saw huge turnout from tech-enthusiasts, industry experts and students who were keen to know the future of data management. They also shared their experiences and provided valuable inputs.

Hands-on Workshop

Data and Data Management are a critical part of any technology trends today, be it AI, Big Data, Blockchain, IoT, Cloud, Docker/Containers, Edge Computing and so on! This workshop was a detailed hands-on on Intelligent Data Management features. The session also covered setup from scratch,  usage and development. This workshop enabled the attendees to understand/develop and contribute to data management features like data/storage provisioning, multi-cloud, orchestration, telemetry, anomaly detection, data migration etc. This session also gave a recap on open source, how to contribute & grow, with a basic hands-on. Around 30-40 Open Source enthusiasts actively participated. Members from OpenSDS (Joseph, Pravin, Ashit, Neelam, Sushanta & Sanil) facilitated the sessions in the workshop.

Tech Talks (in Database Day Track)

Ashit Kumar and Najmudheen CT, Architects from the OpenSDS team presented on “Telemetry and Anomaly Detection using Prometheus” in the Database Track. The session was highly interactive and many attendees were interested in learning how OpenSDS has implemented Anomaly detection. Audience were keep to know more about the anomaly detection and roadmap for the same in OpenSDS/SODA. Some of the developers showed interest to contribute to this joining the project. 

Partner/Collaboration Meetings

We had very constructive partner meetings on various ways of collaboration with SODA Foundation and its benefits.

Microsoft India : Discussions on developer engagements, India community events and support, SODA Foundation engagements/joining. Open to collaborate more.

Wipro : Started discussions on collaborative development and possibility of adding more teams from Wipro. Wipro will further explore the feasibility of trialing SODA in their solutions. SODA and Wipro project teams can work together on the same.

Click2Cloud: Integration of OpenSDS/SODA with their products, esp with CloudBrain, the multicloud product.

MayaData: Closer engagements and support for SODA Foundation. OpenEBS integration, trials and increasing the usage base for SODA Foundation.

Intel/OCF: Discussed on collaborating with OCF for Edge Domain. Also, support for India community development.

CalSoft : Initiated the discussions. Open for developer contribution and SODA engagement.

University/Students : Discussed on orientation and support to bring more developers to OpenSDS/SODA community.

Startups: Some of the startup showed interest in discussing further on specific features of SODA and explore the engagements.


Media Coverage

Bengaluru Reports Tv coverage of OSI Days 2019 featured SODA Foundation (after 4th min) :

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OpenSDS India Meetups 2019 #03 Cloud Native & Data Management Use Cases!

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A Combined meetup with CNCF, Cloud Native Storage and OpenSDS
07th September, 2019, Saturday, Microsoft Office, Belandur, Bangalore

OpenSDS (Open Data Autonomy) meetup group along with CNCF Bangalore, Cloud Native Storage Bangalore organized a meetup on “Cloud Native & Data Management Usecases” on 07th September at Microsoft Office in Bangalore, India.

The major focus of this meetup was on the various usecases and challenges in Cloud Native and Data Management areas. Speakers from Microsoft, MayaData, Huawei/OpenSDS, Cloudera, CGI and Amrita University presented. Live demos on different features and usecases were also shown. The interactive session saw ~110 members participated from different organizations and academia.

(Members from organizations like Microsoft, MayaData, Huawei, CGI, HPE, Mphasis, Intuit, GE, VMWare, Capegemini, Accenture, IBM, Cisco, Walmart, Intel, Lenovo, TCS, Cloudera, Wipro, Maple Labs, Different universities and more...)

Most of the members gave a feedback that, such events to be more frequent and can consider more technical topics. They felt, it is really useful to learn and contribute to such open source communities and projects.

Many of the members attending this meetup were particularly interested in seeking the solutions for storage, data management, and cloud native challenges.

Along with speaking sessions, there were 3 lighting talks from CGI, Cloudera and students of Amrita University.

There was a networking session during the lunch providing ample time for discussing and connecting.

Link for meetup details:

Event Details:

1. `Scaling kubernetes app using Virtual Kubelets ` by Vivek Sridhar, Technology Evangelist Microsoft

2. `OpenEBS for scalable logging on Kubernetes” by Uma Mukkara, COO MayaData.

3. ‘OpenSDS with VMWare platform for Data Management’ by Najmudheen, Himanshu , OpenSDS/Huawei. [Introduced SODA Foundation during this talk by Sanil, OpenSDS]

4. Deep Learning Model in ACI+AKS by Meena, Technology Evangelist, Architect

Lighting Talks

  1. Ajay, DevOps Architect. CGI (Azure DevOps pipeline)

  2. Sunil, Architect, Cloudera (YuniKorn – a special kubernetes scheduler)

  3. Koushik, Student, Amirta University (Deep Learning Usecase using Drones)

The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit – Japan 2019

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Toranomon Hills Forum

July 17-19, 2019, Tokyo, Japan.

The technical conference for professional open source.
Open Source Summit Japan is the leading conference in Japan connecting the open source ecosystem under one roof, providing a forum for technologists and open source industry leaders to collaborate and share information, learn about the latest in open source technologies and find out how to gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions.

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Collaborate | Engage | Contribute

Venue: Toranomon Hills Forum Tokyo, Japan

Wednesday, July 17

13:30 – 14:10

Building Telemetry and Anomaly Detection Models for Cloud Native Storage

Xing Yang, Futurewei & Seiya Takei, Yahoo! JAPAN Corporation

Friday, July 19

11:50 – 12:30

Panel Discussion
Cloud Native Data and Storage Management Challenges from End Users Perspectives

Moderated by Steven Tan, Huawei; Yuji Yazawa, Toyota; Shinya Tsunematsu, GMO Pepabo; Mitchitaka Terada, IIJ and Tomoko Kondo, Softbank

Friday, July 19

16:50 – 17:30

Building an Open Autonomous Data Platform

Xing Yang, Futurewei


Our expert panel of speakers come from various organisations.

Xing Yang

Lead Architect of OpenSDS, Futurewei

Steven Tan

OpenSDS TSC Chair, VP & CTO Cloud Solutions, Huawei

Yuji Yazawa

Toyota, Japan

Tomoko Kondo


Shinya Tsunematsu

GMO Pepabo, Japan

Mitchitaka Terada


Seiya Takei

Yahoo! JAPAN


Location, Directions and Timings


Toranomon Hills Forum 

1-chōme-23 Toranomon, 港区 Minato-ku,
Tōkyō-to 105-0001, Japan


Date: 17th – 19th July, 2019

OpenSDS at KubeCon EU 2019, Barcelona, Spain

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All technology trends are data-centric and data intrinsic today. So as the challenges in managing the data across heterogeneous storage vendors, different platforms and across multiple clouds! OpenSDS, the Linux Foundation project is working to build an open data autonomous platform to address those challenges ( It is an ecosystem with vendors, end-users, solution providers, technologists and developers across the globe. This Linux Foundation project has members from IBM, Fujitsu, Huawei, Intel, Western Digital, Dell-EMC, Hitachi, LINBIT, Vodafone, KPN, NTT Communications, China Unicom, Yahoo! JAPAN, Toyota Infotech, GMO, IIJ, Click2Cloud, Oregon State University and more.

KubeCon+Cloud Native Con is organized by Linux Foundation and Cloud Native Computing Foundation(CNCF) and it’s a flagship conference in open source and cloud, which gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities from all over the world. It is one of the biggest of its kind in the world.

KubeCon Europe 2019 was from May 20-23 in Barcelona, Spain.


The KubeCon Europe 2019 witnessed around 8000 attendees from all over the world. The sponsor showcases were more than 150 from various organizations and startups. It includes major companies like RedHat, VMWare, IBM Cloud, Cisco, Oracle, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, AWS, Canonical, Huawei Cloud, SUSE, Intel, SAP, HP, Yahoo!JAPAN and many more.

OpenSDS Project sponsored this event as a silver sponsor and also organized a mini summit “Open Data Autonomy” as a co-located event. OpenSDS had a showcase booth where it provided the key features and roadmap of the project.

Multiple speakers from different companies like Intel, Google, NTT, Huawei, Yahoo!JAPAN, MayaData/OpenEBS, SNIA/NetApp, SPC/HP, Quobyte, LINBIT presented various aspects of data management. Dan Kohn, Executive Director of CNCF presented about overall cloud native ecosystem and the potential of OpenSDS. The one day summit could provide various challenges, opportunities & use cases of data management and value of OpenSDS in solving the challenges. It also covered the plan and roadmap of OpenSDS project.

OpenSDS Showcase from May 21-23 was visited by more than 400 people and got more than 275 unique leads. Multiple solution providers, end users, vendors and other open source projects showed interest in the project.

Open Data Autonomy, mini summit by OpenSDS

It was a full day mini summit discussing on data management challenges, use cases and various opportunities. Presented the key features and roadmap of OpenSDS Project.

15 different sessions and one dedicated session for demo workshop conducted. Multiple speakers from different companies like Intel, Google, NTT, Huawei, Yahoo!JAPAN, MayaData/OpenEBS, SNIA/NetApp, SPC/HP, Quobyte, LINBIT presented various aspects of data management. Dan Kohn, Executive Director of CNCF presented about overall cloud native ecosystem and the potential of OpenSDS

Also we provided a lighting talk on OpenSDS in Cloud Native Storage Summit, providing the project brief.

They key points:

  • Key features and roadmap of the project

  • Rebranding announcement of the project (Open Data Autonomy direction) and support needed from partners

  • Collaboration and integration opportunities with OpenEBS, LINBIT, Yahoo!JAPAN and NTT, SPC, SNIA are discussed

  • Partners like NTT, Yahoo!JAPAN, OpenEBS and others showed interest to do testing of Capri release

OpenSDS Showcasing Booth

OpenSDS showcasing booth from May 21-23 provided the details on the project features, roadmap and the value. It was visited around 400 visitors and got 277 unique leads with 28 hot and 40 warm leads.

The 2nd OpenSDS Japan Meetup

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The Yahoo! JAPAN Lodge is an incubator space with a vibe that is perfect for the 2nd OpenSDS Japan Meetup.

It was great to see members of the Japan Community Committee moving tables and chairs around to set up the meetup space, and getting ready to welcome attendees before to the meetup.

Yazawa-san, EUAC representative from Toyota, and Chairman of the OpenSDS Japan Community opened the meetup giving it a touch of Japanese formality and dignity.

Next was my State of the Project talk, and I was glad to have some interesting updates including Intel, China Unicom and Sakura Internet formally joining the project.

Sakura Internet came to know about OpenSDS from Kusunoki-san or Kei from NTT Communications, and representative on the EUAC. This is a testament to the open source collaboration opportunities in OpenSDS between two potentially competing businesses.

The next topic I covered was The Open Autonomous Data Platform the community is developing, and Capri — the name of the next release targeted for June. I like to tell people the releases are named after exotic resort islands and that we will plan our future events in these places — then I wait to see their reactions, which is always a mix of ‘you must be kidding’ and ‘yeah, right’.

Capri has many features requested by the EUAC and also features towards autonomous platform. File support will finally satisfy the top request from Yahoo! JAPAN, Automation & Orchestration will please KPN, Object Lifecycle will delight Toyota, and expanded multi-cloud support for GCP and IBM gives end users more choices. Intel’s contribution to Capri is NVMe over Fabric which many end users are looking forward to. Telemetry & Anomaly Detection is the community’s first foray into telemetry data collection and AI/ML. More details and status about Capri can be found on the OpenSDS github.

Yahoo! JAPAN EUAC representative Sato-san together with Takei-san presented and demonstrated the Bali release which featured multi-cloud support for AWS S3, Azure Blob, Huawei Object, and Ceph S3. Yahoo! JAPAN has been supporting OpenSDS in many ways including testing, debugging, demonstrating and sharing about the project. One of their primary use case is storage consolidation for OpenStack and Kubernetes clusters.

Next up, Yazawa-san gave a summary of the Japan community expectations and requests for the project. The Japan community has been running its own bi-weekly community meetings since the beginning of the year, and the summary highlighted the discussions.

The last session was a panel discussion moderated by Kei of NTT Communications, with speakers Yazawa-san of Toyota, Terada-san of IIJ, Tsunematsu-san of GMO Pepabo, Hamono-san of Fujitsu and Xuchuanru of Huawei Japan. The entire session was in Japanese, so let’s just say it was quite an interesting exchange between the panelists comprising both end users and vendors.

We wrapped up the evening with what I assumed was some snacks and drinks — instead we had a feast served up by the Yahoo! JAPAN kitchen. Larry who is in charge of OpenSDS Business Development, reluctantly swiped his card and paid for it. I thought, if the presentations failed to meet expectations, at least this feast should make up enough for it. Yazawa-san gave a toast with ‘kampai’ and we got the party started. In the midst of it, some folks came up to thank me for sharing the project, for the networking opportunity, and for getting the Japan community together. I thanked them back for giving support to the project.

It was nice to see most folks staying until right at the end and when we finally had to vacate the space, they automatically (autonomously?) helped to clean up and restore it.

The OpenSDS Japan Community Committee did a marvelous job organizing the meetup. We expected about 50, ended the evening with about 80, and a community that is asking when is the next meetup. I think that’s a good sign we didn’t screw up the meetup. Thank you OpenSDS Japan Community Committee for such a successful meetup and Yahoo! JAPAN for being such a great host.

No one got drunk — did we not have enough beers?

About OpenSDS:

The Linux Foundation OpenSDS Project is an open source community working to address storage and data management challenges in the cloud native era. The community is developing the Open Autonomous Data Platform for Kubernetes and OpenStack to manage, protect, secure and optimize data on-premise, and across clouds.

For more on the project and how to participate:

OpenSDS was the silver sponsor at Kubernetes Day India 2019 held at Bangalore.

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KubernetesDay India 2019 was a well organized CNCF event, first of its kind in India. Around 1000 people attended the event and major organizations joined to showcase their cloud and open source solutions. Local and international experts shared their experiences and engaged with attendees on Kubernetes and related cloud native technologies. OpenSDS joined the event as a silver sponsor and introduced the project to India community for the first time! It was well received.

Around 300 people visited OpenSDS booth and we got more than 100 people interested to know more about the project. Visitors shared their specific pain points and agreed that the features and scope of OpenSDS are in the right direction where it can help to resolve existing and future challenges in storage and data management. OpenSDS team had a constructive interaction with visitors and sponsoring organizations.

About Kubernetes Day India 2019

Kubernetes Day India was the first ever CNCF event in India and is being hosted at the Infosys premises in Bengaluru. Infosys was the venue sponsor for the event. Kubernetes Day- a one day, single track event, brings together local and international experts for developers of all levels interested in Kubernetes and related cloud-native technologies. With this event, the CNCF aims at appealing to a large number of developers who might not necessarily travel to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon events in Europe, China, and North America.
Mainly the event covered most of the basic topics around Kubernetes including the usage, contributions. Speakers from India and abroad featured in the event.

OpenSDS @ the event

OpenSDS joined the event as silver sponsor. OpenSDS booth provided all the basic introduction about the project along with live demo. The project vision, the major data management challenges, architecture and project collaboration opportunities are shared. Also Kubernetes integration and multi-cloud features (including data migration) were showcased at the booth. Many of the visitors from various companies looked very much interested in the overall goal of the project, and keen on the roadmap features. The storage and data management problems which opensds is trying solve look applicable for many.

Both individuals and organizations showed interests in the features. Some of them are keen to know more about the project and explore the possibilities of collaboration with this Linux Foundation project.

Around 300 people visited the booth and more than 100 people showed interests in knowing more about OpenSDS and collaborate. There were people working in solution, multi-cloud, storage and open source. Members from major organizations visited – Infosys, IBM, Microsoft, NetApp, Oracle, OpenEBS, AWS, ISG Research, portworx, infracloud, gopaddle, pivotal and more. Visitors shared their specific pain points and agreed that the features and scope of OpenSDS are in the right direction where it can help to resolve existing and future challenges in storage and data management. OpenSDS team had a constructive interaction with visitors and sponsoring organizations.

The OpenSDS team was represented by Steven Tan, TSC Chair & CTO Cloud Storage Solutions, Liaocheng, APAC IT Mktg, Wangxiaojun, India IT Mktg, Xing Yang, Tech Lead & Architect OpenSDS, Xulin, OpenSDS Maintainer, Sanil, Architect & Lead OpenSDS India and members of OpenSDS India team.